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Samhain

October 24, 2021

Enjoy the relative break this week (there are no Stations1), as it gets busier in November.2 By the end of the week though, we’re likely to be struggling with “Decisions” about our Fate – as if Fate and Decision belong in the same sentence.3 They do, actually, as the Path to Leaving Fate Behind lies through Consciousness. Since our Anal-ytical Mind doesn’t have the Key to the Gates of the Unconscious, we have to Invite our Intuitive Mind (with a PIAVA or several) if we want to bring our Fate into our Consciousness, where we can Replace it with Choice. So we can at least make the Decision to PIAVA Exploration of the Underwhere – that’s pretty much what Samhain’s about anyway.

  • 1 As regular readers know, for our Interpretations we rely mostly on the Planetary Stations – when planets Stand Still in the Sky. The planets don’t Stand Still like a Hummer or a Kestrel Hovering. Since the Earth spins at about a thousand miles per hour at its surface, the “Stars” are always moving. So the only way we can tell that a planet is “Standing Still” is by taking a snapshot of it at the same time every night, to see if it’s moving relative to the stable background Stars. The influence of a planet is Strongest when it Stands Still. The fact that, at the Equator, the surface of the Earth travels at a thousand miles an hour in the Round-Earth Metaphor, yet we can stand up without getting knocked down or blown off, should be strong evidence for an Alternate Metaphor.
  • 2 Besides Moira/Fate (see note 3 below), November also includes Stations/Exaggerations of…
    • Varuna/Life Force in Leo/Confidence on 6 November 2021,
    • Pallas/Boundaries in Pisces/Emotions Versus Thoughts About Same on 8 November,
    • Gonggong/Intrusive Memories in Pisces/Unfinished Business on 21 November,
    • Veritas/Truth of the Mind in Aries/Clean Slate on November 24,
    • Nessus/Abuse and Privilege in Pisces/Victimhood on 25 November, and
    • Neptune/Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity in Pisces/Emotional Confusion and Spiritual Devotion on 1 December.
  • So the second half of November could be pretty Heavy, as we could be grappling with Intrusive Memories about Abuse and Privilege, while during that span both the Moon and Venus are Out of Bounds (Strong, Heavily Justified Emotions always a Time to Strive to Differentiate our Emotions from our Thoughts-About-Our-Emotions). Plus, Nemesis/Guilt Changes Signs, entering Capricorn/Just the Facts, Ma’am on 21 November. The Gonggong-Nessus events occur during Thanksgiving Week in the US, a time when many of us already struggle with Unfinished Family-of-Origin Business. But this isn’t our first time Carving the Turkey, as Gonggong and Nessus have been traveling together and Stationing together for several years already, and their cross-contamination is actually declining. If you can talk yourself into “That Was Then, This Is Now,” and realize that what was happening then was Abuse while what’s happening now is Emotion, that might help.
  • November includes lots of Sign Changes as well…
    • Mercury/Mind enters Scorpio/Fearless Search for the Ultimate Truth on 5 October 2021 and enters Sagittarius/The Way Out is Through Letting Go on 24 November,
    • Venus/Values enters Capricorn/Just Fix It, OK? on 5 November,
    • Ixion/Forbidden Genius enters Capricorn/Damn the Torpedoes, Do It Anyway 6 November,
    • Chariklo/Confidence and Doubt enters Aquarius/Barroom Politics 9 November,
    • Juno/Growth in Consciousness enters Capricorn/If It Doesn’t Grow Corn, Start Over 14 November,
    • Asteroid Karma/Karma enters Scorpio/Relentlessness 15 November,
    • Vesta/Unconscious Limitations enters Sagittarius/Throw Caution to the Wind 16 November,
    • Sappho/Self-Love enters Pisces/Emotional Baggage, but You Can Let It Go If You Just Renounce Your Victimhood, and
    • Klotho/Rebirth enters Sagittarius/Choose Freedom and Self-Expression This Time 26 November.
  • Venus/Heart is Out of Bounds all month (from 10 October till 7 December) so we’ll likely find ourselves Outraged by Violations of our Values, and
  • The Moon is Out of Bounds/Well-Rationalized Heavy Emotions for several days following the 7th and 20th November.
  • Busy Busy Busy.
  • 3 Asteroid Moira/Fate and Choice Stationary 2 November 2021, in 15 Pisces/Hopeless Cases and Lost Causes. Pisces is about Unfinished Business and Unnecessary Baggage, Emotionally, so it could Feel pretty Heavy for us. If you get Discouraged, don’t forget to try Poor-Sweethearting yourself. It seems trivial, but if you take it seriously, it often produces Miracles. You do have to Change the Subject though.

Without Stations, we should be getting a Break, right? Well, we did just have a Full Moon, and the New and Full Moons tell us about the several weeks that follow them. So we’ll look to the 20 October Full Moon to Guide us through the rest of October. It’s not the prettiest Moon in the Cheese Shop…

Any Compulsive Self-Doubt we have may be Lit Up pretty Brightly. This will ultimately be very Healing, but in the interim we’ll likely have to Endure some pretty serious Secret Revelations and Ego Rebirth, turning our Life around completely.4

And there may be more Zombies than usual among the Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween.5 Again, like usual, it’s Ego Death we worry about, and it’s seldom Fatal, except to your old Limited Ego.

  • 4 A Pluto-Chariklo Conjunction (Compulsive Insecurity – or Narcissism) in Capricorn (Pragmatism) makes a serious Challenge (T_Square) to a Competition (Opposition) between Previously Hidden Deep Truths (Aletheia/Truth of the Heart Conjunct Eris/Revelation of What’s Been Denied, behind the Full Moon in Aries) and a Very Confusing and Complicated Rebirth (Haumea/Rebirth Conjunct asteroids Pandora/Travails and Hope and Atlantis/Technological Self-Destruction, behind the Sun). One could have a Field Day translating that into US Politics, but I won’t. Or the Drama-of-the-Week at Facebook (recently renamed Faceplant).
  • 5 A second Challenge involves Sedna/Converting Fear to Power T-Squaring (Major Challenge) the Dance (Opposition) between Respect for Death (asteroid Requiem in Leo/Self-Love) and the Sword of Damocles (asteroid Damocles in Aquarius/Social Ideals). We’ll likely Enjoy Life more if we Remember that we very rarely actually physically Die, but that our Ego Molts often, and that usually feels like we’re Fixin’ to Die.

Love Is the Answer

July 5, 2021

A reader and friend and Healer always signs their emails with “Love is the answer whatever the question,” and that’ll pretty much be the theme for July, and if we make it through July Alive, for the rest of our Lives.

We interpret asteroid Sappho as Self-Love and its obverse, Self-Judgment. Self-Judgment happens when our Self-Love is Lit Up but we’re Rejecting it. If we can Learn to Be Loving with our Self-Judgment and with ourself when we’re in Self-Judgment, and make it an automatic Habit, we’ll Expand our progress Exponentially toward Enlightenment, Ascension, 5D, Harmony and Understanding, Sympathy and Trust Abounding, World Peace, Apple Pie, and All Things Wonderful. We regard this as the Single Most Important Thing that we can do toward that end. We even regard it as the Most Important Thing we can do for our Health and Vitality.

Long-time readers know that we focus in this blog on the Stations of the planets. As we all go ’round the Sun, as we appear to do, each planet travels at a different speed, and therefore sometimes pass one another. If you’ve ever noticed – as a passenger, not as a driver – that when you pass another car on the freeway and continue to go faster than it is, the other car appears to be going backwards (if you’re the driver, everyone wants you to keep your eyes on the road ahead!). The same happens when we pass another planet, or it passes us. When a planet appears to be going backwards, astrologers say that the planet is “Retrograde.”

Many astrologers pay attention to Retrograde motion, and to the subtle differences it makes in how the planet influences the Affairs of Hupers and other Earthly Entities. We pretty much Ignore that, as I’ve found in my many decades of following astrology that, except in special cases, it’s not that big a deal to me. Or it’s too subtle for me, which is fine with me, since I like to keep my eye on the Big Picture. On the other hand, what we Do pay Attention to in this blog, are the Transitions that planets make between Direct and Retrograde motion, and back again. We and other astrologers refer to this Transition as a Station, because in the process the planet becomes Stationary in the Sky.

When we speak in English instead of astrologuese, we often refer to a Station as an Exaggeration of the planet’s Energy. So we might say that there’s an “Exaggeration of Self-Love or Self-Judgment (asteroid Sappho Stationary),” or when we slip into astrologuese, “Station of Sappho (Exaggeration of Self-Love or Self-Judgment),” or the like. We pay Attention to planetary Stations because the impact that a planet has on us Earthlings is much Stronger when the planet is Stationary. This makes it Easier to Learn about the planet and its Tricks, and it’s especially important when the Station happens to fall close to one of our natal planets, because it will Trigger whatever Karma or Unfinished Business that we have with the Energy embodied by that natal planet. If we really Learn to Be Loving with our Self-Judgment and with ourself when we’re in Self-Judgment, and make it an automatic Habit, we can Clear whatever untoward Karma we have with that Energy, quite possibly for good.

All of which is a long way of saying that the first Station of July is a Sappho Station, on 8 July 2021 (3:45 pm PDT), in 28 Aquarius. So this coming week will give us the Opportunity to Clear any Negative Karma we have around any natal planet we have within several Degrees of 28 Aquarius. To a lesser extent, we can also use it to Clear Negative Karma around natal planets we have near 28 Degrees of any of the other “Fixed” or Stabilizing Signs (Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus). All we have to do is to Be Loving with our Self-Judgments and with ourself when we’re in Self-Judgment.

We can’t just suddenly Love what we Judge, because your Deeper You will know you’re just scamming it. The first thing we can do, is Love ourself while we’re in Judgment. We can try TappingEven though I’m in Judgment, I deeply and completely Love and Accept Myself…” That should bring your Mental Body into better Alignment with your Energy Body. You want to repeat that Tapping as many times as it takes to feel solid about yourself. From there you can begin to work with What it is you Judge about them. Use all of your Critical Observer Skills, but try to Avoid your Analysis Skills. For me, “Even though I Judge Greed, I deeply and completely Love and Accept Myself…” might come next. Probably good to Change the Subject and give it a rest around this point, and check back in tomorrow or the next day. We have all month after all.

We assign the Sappho Station to highlight the whole month of July not only because Love is The Most Important Thing and Love doesn’t happen without Self-Love, but also because after Sappho there are six other planetary Stations in July, and five of them are within three Degrees of the Station of Sappho, plus seven Sign Changes, which occur two Degrees away. That’s a huge Emphasis on the Cusps between the Signs, which are about Changes.

The Impact of a Station is Strongest in the week prior to the Station, but it remains Strong in the week or so afterward as well. The Impact often Peaks when the planet Stands Still, but it can be Felt before or after, depending on interactions with other planets, and interactions with your natal planets. The other Stations…

  • Exaggerated Rebirth (dwarf planet Haumea Stationary 11 July 5:54 am PDT, in 27 Libra). To the extent we succeed in Loving our way through the Sappho Station, this Portal could take us to places we’ve only Dreamed of.
  • Exaggerated Boundaries (asteroid Pallas Stationary 14 July 12:40 am PDT, in 28 Pisces). Time to harden Boundaries with the folks who have been sharing our Pity Party about how Abused we’ve been by those we’ve been Judging, and Soften our Boundaries yet more with the Parts of ourself that have been propping up our Ego with pride about our Judgments. NOT to soften our Boundaries with those whom we’ve been Judging. We still may not Like those people, and we don’t want to be Self-Abusive about all this. We mostly want to Recover the Parts of ourself that we’ve been Rejecting, see if we can Befriend them and Negotiate a Win-Win with them, and see where that leads.

We also Reset our Relationships (Venus Conjunct Mars 13 July 6:32 am PDT, in 20 Leo) on the same day as we Reorganize our Boundaries. What a “Coincidence”! 20 Leo is “Zuni Indians perform a Ritual to the Sun: A return to the glorification of natural energies.” Hallelujah!

  • Possible Exaggerated Despair (Chiron Stationary 15 July 9:40 am PDT, in 13 Aries). Note that this isn’t close to our 28 Degree Hot Spot, but we’re talking about some potentially devastating Ego Deaths here, and Discouragement lingering in the background can hardly be helpful. Remember your Self-Empathy (“You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Horrible, aren’t you ” – then Change the Subject), as it Creates Miracles that will mesh with this Rebirth beautifully, and probably Ecstatically.
  • Exaggerated Guilt (asteroid Nemesis Stationary 18 July 1:06 pm PDT, in 29 Scorpio). We’ve been Confused by this since early April, when Nemesis went Retrograde in mid-Sagittarius (the Way Out is through Letting Go) and fell back into Scorpio (the Way Out is through Diving Deeper, till we Get to the Bottom of This) on 24 June. Nemesis has been in Scorpio (Compulsively Wallowing in our Guilt) since 26 October, and what a Healing Crisis that always is! It will move back into Sagittarius “for good” on 11 August, and what a Relief that will be! Meanwhile, be sure to be Loving with your Guilt, and with yourself while you’re in Guilt. Later we’ll Tap this out like we’re doing with Judgment.
  • Exaggerated Revelation of What’s Been Denied (dwarf planet Eris Stationary 20 July 2:08 am PDT, in 25 Aries). What a “Coincidence” that Eris would Light Up while we’re working with the Parts of ourself that we haven’t Acknowledged.
  • Exaggerated Fate, and if we’re Conscious, its obverse, Choice (asteroid Moira Stationary 22 July 9:12 pm PDT, in 29 Pisces). Another remarkable “Coincidence,” that our Fate (ie, our Karma) should be Lit Up just as we’re Clearing that very Karma. What a Gift this is. Notice that this is the same location as our earlier Pallas (Boundaries) Station. It’s a good time to recall that our Karma/Fate is a Political Fiction that disappears as soon as we Bring it into Consciousness, and do the hard work of Noticing that it’s been Screwing Up that part of our Life too! while we Patiently and Consciously Replace it with New Habits.
  • Exaggerated Growth in Consciousness (asteroid Juno Stationary, 2 August 4:23 pm PDT, 9 Sagittarius). Another remarkable “Coincidence” – Growth in Consciousness is exactly what’s needed to Revert our Negative Karma.

Plus, we have seven Sign Changes, which of course also occur close to our Open Wound at 28 Degrees, and three of which are moving into the Sign of Ego Death (Virgo)…

  • Aletheia (Truth of the Heart) enters Taurus (Walking in Beauty) 9 July 6:22 am PDT.
  • Mercury (Mental Gymnastics) enters Cancer (Nurturing) 11 July 1:35 pm PDT.
  • Ixion (our Unique Genius) backs into Sagittarius (Letting Go of our Inhibitions) 16 July 2:48 am PDT.
  • Venus (our Values) enters Virgo (Ego Death) 22 July 5:36 pm PDT.
  • Mercury (Communication, Anal-ysis) enters Leo (Self-Appreciation) 27 July 6:11 pm PDT.
  • Mars (Action) enters Virgo (Ego Death) 29 July 1:00 pm PDT.
  • Atropos (Karma Reaching Its Natural Expiry Date) enters Virgo (Ego Death) 1 August 4:07 pm PDT.

And, did we mention that the 8 July Sappho Station, the 9 July New Moon, the 22 July Moira Station, and the 23 July Full Moon all occur while the Moon (Instincts, Manifestation) is Out of Bounds (Strong).

Busy Week

March 7, 2021

It’s been a busy week, but unfortunately Life intervened, and I haven’t had time to do the play-by-play, so we’ll have to play Catch-Up. We strive to help youalls see the correlations between what the planets are up to and what your Inner and Outer Circumstances are up to, though, and that’s easier in retrospect anyway, so Catch-Up is my middle name. If you can come to discern how the correlations operate in your own Life, that’ll serve you far better than someone else’s predictions ever would. Someone else’s predictions are either based on some ossified textbook, or on their own Lived Experience, which may be far removed from your own.

The Biggest astroevent here is the 7 March 2021 (8:30 pm PST) Exaggeration (Station) of the Energy of Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos), in 27 Gemini. The planet Chaos doesn’t stand for Disorder, it stands for What came before Zeus put everything in Order. That is, the Matriarchy. Gemini is the quintessence of Change, and gosh, it does seem like there’s an almost Unlimited amount of Change going on. Chaos will bring Unlimited Potential to Compassion (Cancer) starting next summer (July 2022). Wouldn’t it be Wonderful if we could just Let These Things, like Unlimited Compassion, Happen. Usually, what most Evident instead is everyone’s Resistance. I suppose we could see “America’s Rescue Plan” as Resistance as well, since it’s aimed at restoring what used to be Normal. On the other hand, we could see it as a boon to help get things Changed in our individual and institutional Lives, since the money comes without strings.

One way to Feel the Energy of dwarf planet Chaos, might be to Ask yourself, “What have I been Craving?” Not Addictions, but States of Mind or Emotion or Circumstances, or Manifestation Goals. Then, “Why haven’t I been Giving that to myself?” What? It’s not yours to Give? Who’s is it then? I thought this was a Free Will Planet! Giving yourself Permission to Receive is fundamental to any Manifestation. You may have well rationalized answers to both of the first two questions (Craving and not-Giving). If you can get a handle on why you’ve been depriving yourself, you may be able to Grok what that part of you Wants, rather than what they Don’t Want. You may be able to find a way to score what your Craver Wants and what your Depriver Wants. You could even Dream Up a way that each of them could Help the Other Get What They Want. But the first step is taking the Negative away from your Depriver. Maybe start by renaming them DeepRiver instead of Depriver.

And of course any progress toward Getting What Any Part of You Wants, will Trigger your Upper Limits. I can’t think of a better source than Gay Hendricks’s The Big Leap for dealing with those…

Then there’s the Out-of-Bounds Moon. This is a 22-year Cycle, eleven years In Bounds then eleven years when it goes Out of Bounds for a few days every two weeks. It’s subtle, but our Emotions are stronger when the Moon is Out of Bounds. It crossed the Tropic of Capricorn heading Southeast on 6 March at 12:36 am PST in 20 Sagittarius, Stood Still at 25:10 South Declination on 7 March at 12:40 pm PST in 11 Capricorn, and will cross the Tropic heading Northeast on 9 March at 1:36 am PST in 2 Aquarius. I know, the Moon always goes from East to West, doesn’t it. Well, not quite. You have to take a snapshot every night at Midnight to see it, but the Moon actually moves Eastward about 13 Degrees a day, while the Earth below it spins from West to East. So when we see the Moon heading West, it’s actually us heading East – at about a thousand miles per hour! Feel that 1,000 mph Breeze? Now you know why some people have decided to Trust their Senses and go back to the Flat Earth theory.

Speaking of Trust, asteroid Eurydike (which symbolizes Trust) Stood Still on 5 March (3am PST), and dwarf planet Asbolus (symbolizing our Intuitions) Stood Still on 4 March (8:15 am PST), so you may have Noticed that you weren’t Trusting your Intuitions, or Congratulating yourself because you were Trusting your Intuition! There’s a good chance we were Thinking or Dreaming about how We coulda beena Contenda! – Trusting or Mistrusting our Intuitions about our Unlimited Potential. On this Flat Earth, All There Is Is Now. That means everything that has appeared to have happened up till this Moment, was all Nothing except a Foundation for this Moment. Whether we Enjoyed Success or Learned (Consciously or Unconsciously) from Failure, it was all Perfect Preparation. Each Moment is a Fulcrum, where we can spin the wheel and Shift the Direction of our Trajectory. There’s Unlimited Potential in every Direction – which Direction will we Choose?

And finally, asteroid Pallas, which symbolizes Boundaries, left Aquarius and entered Pisces on 7 March (1pm PST). In Aquarius we were likely Overthinking our Boundaries, trying to make them fit some theory of how we thought they Should be. In Pisces, we’ll probably take them Overboard on the Emotional side, too easily Forgiving those who Transgress but with whom we have an Emotional Attachment, and being Overcasual about our Boundaries with people we aren’t Emotionally Attached to. In general, it will probably be Difficult to maintain Professional Boundaries. We can probably expect more #MeToo fireworks over the next eleven months, till Pallas enters Aries in mid-February 2022. Pallas took only three months to cross Aquarius, but it turns Retrograde in Pisces and spends eleven months there.

A ten-Degree span is called a Decanate, and each Sign holds three of them. The first third of Pisces is the Pisces Decanate of Pisces, the second third the Cancer Decanate, and the third the Scorpio Decanate. Pisces itself is about Emotional Wandering (Mutable Water). Since Emotions can be Compelling, what we Feel in a given Moment may be all we Feel. Even as we can be totally Absorbed by a different Emotion a few minutes later. Totally Clear to us, totally Confusing to Observers with a time horizon longer than a few minutes. Which is Good. That’s how Emotions work. It’s only the Intellect degrading them that would have it be otherwise.

The Emotional Wandering phase (Pisces Decanate) spans the rest of March and most of November (7 Mar-8 Apr, 22 Oct-26 Nov 2021). In the Cancer Decanate our Boundaries are likely to become more Empathetic and Compassionate. That’s April till mid-May, October, and December till mid-January (9 Apr-15 May, 6 Sep-21 Oct, 27 Nov-13 Jan 2022). The Scorpio Decanate in mid-May through August and mid-January through mid-February 2022 (16 May-5 Sep and 13 Jan-13 Feb) will likely be dedicated to Investigation and Judgment. Scorpio’s Relentless about seeking Truth, Emotional Truth that is. If you inadvertently Hurt someone’s Feelings while Pallas is in the Scorpio Decanate of Pisces, you may have a hard time convincing them it wasn’t Intentional. The Emotional Truth is that they’re Hurt, and that’s the Fact that matters.

The upcoming week is about Letting Go of Karma, as asteroid Atropos Stands Still on 10 March, and asteroid Lachesis Stations on 13 March. Atropos is about chunks of Karma that reach their Expiry Date on their own. Since Karma is what we’re Habituated to, though, that doesn’t mean that they Leave. Because it’s almost All That We Know, Letting Go can be difficult, as it leaves us staring into the Abyss of the Unknown. Bad Karma may Feel better than No Karma At All. Lachesis on the other hand, gives us an Opportunity to Let Go of a chunk that we’re sick of but that’s still Alive. Karma does not Hold us, We Hold Karma, so it’s Easy to Let Go of it. Except that the resulting Void can feel very much like “Something’s Wrong.” Watch for that Feeling – it means you’re on the right track.

Recess Is Over

December 9, 2020

Sorry to say that our brief Respite from the Gauntlet is almost (if not already for the more sensitive among us) over. The next major Portal occurs 11 December 2020, which means most of us will be Feeling it already, since dwarf planet Exaggerations (Stations) usually last at least several days, if not a week or two. Ironically, one of the most important variables for the duration of a Portal is What Else Is Going On to divert our Attention. When there are more than one Portal going on we usually Feel their Interaction more than their separate but simultaneous Energies.

But first, let’s talk about a couple of Sign Changes that occurred on 7 December. Sign Changes are important because they often Change the Energy in the Room, a if Billy The Kid or the Dalai Lama just walked in.

At 4:10 am PST 7 December, the symbol for Boundaries (asteroid Pallas) moved into the Sign of Social Order (Aquarius – if you know some astrology, you will have many other clues about Aquarius, which is all Good – it’s Both/And, though it doesn’t mean that your Profiling will match that of Others). Pallas left the Sign of Pragmatism (Capricorn), where it’s been since February, though it dipped its asteroidal toe into Aquarius in May, barely, before going back for remedial work in Capricorn. It stays in Aquarius till early March.

We can probably expect big changes in the way we deal with the Carumbavirus, as Boundaries revert to Social Purposes more than Pragmatic Purposes. If that was going to be about the vaccine, I would expect Pallas to move into Aquarius sometime next year – instead it will be moving into Pisces then. Makes a person Wonder how this will unfold. Will the Virus retreat suddenly once Biden is “certified” and as People Dream about their Vaccine Savior and quit Expecting to get sick from it? And then return with a Vengeance in March, since Pisces and Keening like to cohabit?

Curious. Pragmatic Boundaries certainly fit February through November. Maybe Social Boundaries will just become more common, as the Covidiots commit suicide in order to continue to Worship their Ideology and not Betray their Cult, while the Cautious remain so, out of Respect for their larger Society. I doubt that it will represent Codependent Boundaries, as Self-Sovereignty is prominent in the Orcus Station chart. Perhaps it will Flush Out our Codependence so the Orcus Energy can Whack-A-Mole it.

At 11:20 am PST 7 December, the symbol for Truth of the Mind (asteroid Veritas) joined Pallas in Aquarius. It’s also been in Capricorn since February 2020, and will move on to Pisces in late February 2021. If you’ve been watching people Suffocate to Death, your Pragmatic Facts will be very different from those of the folks who’ve been licking up the Antichrist’s frass. Having both Pallas and Veritas in Aquarius could push these two Factions furthur apart, as people Choose Socially Acceptable Facts from their Community or their Farcebook. But again, that may just serve to provide a curriculum for Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty) in Capricorn with its prominent placement in the Orcus Station chart.

Which Exaggeration/Station maxes out at 4:10 pm PST 11 December 2020. The Mythical Orcus was a mean fellow, but in our Astrotheon he’s a Paper Tiger. His job was to Punish Oath-Breakers. A pet theory of ours is that at least some Karma if not most or all, was Created when we made an Oath or Vow or Promise or even a Decision that was so important to us in that Lifetime (kept us Safe or Fed, for instance), that we elevated it from an Oath to a Fact of Life, in so doing Forgetting or Repressing our Ability to Revert it. Many Lifetimes later we still regard it as a Fact of Life, but now it’s totally disconnected from the original Oath, and consequently it never occurs to us to Revert it.

Worse, it may have been an Ancestor that made the original Oath, and then passed down the Fact of Life, unexamined, from generation to generation, so we never know there was ever an Oath involved. Or worse yet, as often occurs, the warped Fact of Life could be a deeply ingrained part of your Cultural Identity, a Prejudice that has been Celebrated for centuries rather than Examined as a Karmic Limitation – think religious and national Competitions. Andrew Carnegie single-handedly eliminated Homeopathic medical schools from the US, for instance, with the result that most of the Medical Cartel just regards it as Blasphemy, and will never know there was a historical (or hysterical, or just financial) Decision involved that banned it from Respect and in so doing has eliminated much valuable Technology.

We’ll Anal-yse the chart in the next post. It heralds a zone of simple charts, in contrast to the many very complex charts that have burdened us for the last while…

It should allow us to Flush many Unconscious Abuse Patterns.

Charts of the Portals III

September 12, 2020

Today, 12 September 2020, it’s all about Jupiter, which is Strong (Stationary) till at least 5:40 pm PDT…

Jupiter usually Feels pretty good, but with everything else going on, it’s just making me Scattered.  It took me an hour to get focused enough to get through a Tapping while imagining the Tapping Points – my mind would wander before I was halfway done.  Once I Tapped physically (on “Even though I’m sooo Scattered…”), it was much easier.

The Big Topics in the Jupiter Station are…

  1. Boundaries! (Jupiter Station Conjunct Pallas).
  2. Guilt! (Jupiter et al one foot of a T-Square to asteroid Nemesis).
  3. Codependence! (while the Hylonome [Self-Sovereignty] Station in the same chart doesn’t occur till 23 September, the Jupiter Station is very much Conjunct to the already-Stationary dwarf planet Hylonome).
  4. Trust!  Especially Trusting those whom you usually Judge (the Jupiter Station Opposes asteroids Eurydike [Trust] and Hopi [Respect for All Things]).  See also #6ff.
  5. Pride.  Don’t be Surprised if some Authority figure accuses you of being too Prideful today (a second T-Square to asteroid Hybris [Hubris] which Conjoins the Great Attractor [Source of Profound Gravity]).
  6. Confusion about Abuse, Privilege, and Pride (Neptune [Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity] loosely Conjoins dwarf planet Nessus [Abuse and Privilege] in one foot of the Hybris T-Square).
  7. However you Express the Opposite of Pride – Shame, Reticence, Shyness, Self-Judgment, or ?.  Astrology defines Dimension (Pride <==> Shame), not Direction (not Pride OR Shame – we’re much more likely Experience Both) It’s Ego that Defines Direction.  Note though that Ego is Neutral, it’s simply how we Relate to the World.  It’s usually used as an insult, but that sullies the word unnecessarily.  See #5-6.
  8. Resolution!

No matter how much you have Suffered Under or Surrendered To Abuse or Privilege or Pride or Shame in the Past, including Giving Away Your Power and Letting Others Define your Priorities, today is an Opportunity to Begin to Turn That Around (asteroid Klotho [Beginning New TimeLines] Conjunct Sun [Essence] and dwarf planet Orcus [Making and Breaking Patterns and Habits] in the other foot of the Hybris T-Square).  This is very subtle Work.

It’s Klotho that Initiates New Habits, like Self-Care for instance, or Letting Go of Judgment.  The number of people who Actually Take Conscious Responsibility for Initiating their Habits, excepting our famous chronic failures at New Years, is small.  We don’t think of it as “Eating Well” or “Acting in My Own Best Interests,” we think of it as “Dieting” or “Refusing to Give Away My Power Any More” – we Express our Resolve in the Negative, which Dooms it from the start.  We also Express it in the Absolute, which is Counter-Productive.

We Begin any New Habit with a Decision (Orcus).  But making an Absolute Decision Changes Nothing – it could Change us from a total Push-Over to a total Hard-Ass, and we want Neither.  We Want the Flexibility to be a Push-Over when it Serves us and to be a Hard-Ass when that Serves us, and to be a Pleasant Companion or Colleague when neither is necessary.  And especially we want to Learn the Skill of saying NO Politely but Definitely and Incontrovertibly when we Choose to do so.  We want to Have Our Cake, Eat It Too, and Keep Our Bridges Intact.

What we really Want To Do, is to Become More Conscious around whatever we’re Intending to Change.  We want to Notice whenever an old Self-Sabotaging Habit begins to Operate.  We want to Notice whenever someone makes a Request that would Violate our Intentions – including Requests from our Inner Selves who Gain from our Self-Sabotage.  For instance if we Eat more than is Best for us, we may well be doing it to make ourself Feel Better because we were starting to recall Abuse and we want to Stop those Feelings before they fully emerge and Hijack our Identity.

Give yourself a Thousand Points for Learning that Skill, because it’s Saved Your Life many times, before you Condemn it to the Habit Dustbin!  It’s a Skill you want to keep, you just want to Learn other Effective Skills that you can use more often in its place, so you can save that one for when you Absolutely Need It.  In fact, All of our Skills are Skills we want to keep, and use to an appropriate degree in situations where using them is Appropriate and Constructive and Self-Serving.

So the first Decision we want to make, is that We Notice when we’re at the top of any Slippery Slope.  The second Decision we want to make, is that We Have Ways to Rescue Ourself if we start to Slip.  We don’t need to worry about Mechanisms for Rescuing ourself yet, because we can Trust ourself to eventually develop as many of those as there are situations.  For Now (while Orcus [Decision-Making] and Klotho [New-Habit-Developing] are Dancing with our Sun [our Essence]) we’re just looking for a few Critical Decisions that will Change our Life.

Today I Decide to Be Conscious Enough to Notice When I’m in Danger of Slipping into Self-Sabotage. 

Today I Decide to be Resourceful Enough to Be Able to Pull Myself Back When I Make an Initial Mistake.

We can cast those into any form of PIAVA we like.  I’ve cast them as Intentions here, but they would be Powerful as Thetas.  You could even toggle between Thetas and Tappings to locate any Hesitations you have and Accommodate them in your Thetas.  These Decisions might be general enough to cover most situations – see if they Work for you.

We all have Wants that Appear to Conflict with one another, like the example of Eating Well and Modulating our Emotions when Necessary.  So which then is the Self-Sabotage, the Eating or the Modulating?  That’s why it’s so important to Avoid Analysis.  Which of our Conflicting Wants is Self-Sabotaging will depend on the Circumstances.  We want to Trust Ourself to know which is which in each Moment of each Circumstance.

We may even find ourself in a Situation where this one bite will be an Appropriate and Successful Modulation, while this next bite will be a Self-Sabotage.  Two minutes later we may be back to one more bite to Modulate.  But in the process we’re meeting both of our Wants, being more Conscious about both, and probably Sabotaging ourself less.  We may find ourself Eating to Modulate, but in the process Eating Well, eating Food that’s Constructive to our Mood and Constructive to our Body.  This is how Habits are Developed, one iteration at a time.

It’s not in the PIAVA acronym, but Expansion is actually a PIAVA (Magnetic Manifestation Technique) as well, so this would be an excellent time to use Expansion as the PIAVA Vehicle for our Decisions.  Just get Bigger.  Fill the room with your Consciousness.  Then fill the building.  Then fill your block, then your neighborhood, then your town, your county, your state or province or shire or borough – take it as far as you’re Comfortable.  Then, from that Expanded Space, Declare your Intention or Theta or whatever other form you want to use to give your Decisions maximum Pull in the Unconscious.

Abuse and Boundaries I

September 2, 2020

Till 5 September 2020 (6pm PDT), our Boundaries are Lit Up Big-Time as asteroid Pallas Stands Still (at 13 Capricorn), with virtually the same chart as the 1 September Full Moon (at 11 Pisces) that we’ve been writing about.  Boundaries stand between Abuse and Privilege, and between Victimhood and Adeptness, so they’re kind of Important.  More soon…

Ascension New Moon

April 19, 2020

Wouldn’t ya know we have a barbell distribution, with most of the votes on either end.  I’ve always believed that we should be able to vote NO WAY for something, in which case nothing would get our vote, but a vote would be subtracted from the tally of the thing we voted NO WAY (or “annoying”) on.  If we tally the votes that way, we tentatively end up with hex code CC66FF for our interspersed astrologuese jargon.

Now that we’ve Claimed as much of our Power as we’re ready for (the 18 April Station of Hylonome [Self-Sovereignty]), our next major astroevent is a New Beginning on 22 April 2020 (6:25 pm PDT) that’s all about Ascension (New Moon in 4 Taurus [Matter] Conjunct Uranus [Soul]) with a Big Serving of Unconditional Self-Love (Diamond Square pointing to dwarf planet Makemake [Manifestation] and asteroid Sappho [Self-Love]).

There are lots of additional details worth describing.

For instance, the Big Serving of Unconditional Self-Love might end up dominating the week, since it takes the form of a Challenge that Resolves itself (a Diamond Star, or T-Square and GoddessFinger both focusing on Makemake-Sappho)

https://www.wikihow.com/Hug-Yourself

…and since it at least partially Resolves the Most Meaningful, Rewarding, and Mysterious Processes in our Life (the base of the T-Square is the Nodal Axis [our Lifetime Path]).  The Mission end of this Process is Unadulterated, or Whole (North Node in 3 Cancer, without Conjunctions).  Our Mission is usually just beyond our comprehension, but at least here we may be able to Sense the Whole of it.

The Karma end of the Process is all wrapped up in the big Extended Climate Change Drama (including the Granolavirus) and our Potential Unique Personal Contribution to Regenerating our Species and its Role on the Planet (South Node [our Held Emotions that we’d rather Die than Feel] Conjunct dwarf planets Pholus [Covering All the Bases], Quaoar [our Survival Instincts], and Ixion [our Forbidden Genius]).

As many have averred, the big Extended Climate Change Drama (including the Corollavirus) is actually a Funhouse Mirror Image of the process of Ascension into 5D.  Marilyn Raffaele’s Arcturian friends began their Channeling today with…

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

Understand that you are presently engaged in one facet of earth’s ascension process and that something much bigger than disease is taking place.  As you witness chaos keep in mind that these times are bringing change to many universally accepted but false three dimensional concepts...”

And as we and others have often averred, we are Outpicturing – Manifesting – our Future now and in every moment through our Thoughts and FeelingsOur Reality is Created by our Energy.  If we spend our Limited Time and Attention on What We Don’t Want, that’s ultimately what we’re likely to Manifest.

If we instead devote our Limited Time and Attention to What We Want and How We’ll Feel When We Create It, THAT’S what we’re more likely to Manifest.

This is Complicated, largely Unconscious, and Dependent on many Multidimensional factors that we usually don’t consider (Pholus).  But we are Spiritual Creators, and we spend every moment, waking or otherwise, Creating (PIAVAing) our Future.  Creating our Individual Future, yes, but since the Boundaries (asteroid Pallas) between the Egos and Bodies and Minds of our self and our Fellow Travelers (including not just the People but also the Critters and Plants and Crystals) are totally Imaginary, Creating our Collective Future as well.

The Individual and the Collective occupy the same Space and Time.  They are Separate in our Dualistic Mind, but not in Objective Reality.  But both the Individual and the Collective are Infinitely Redefinable.  The Collective is not a big box of Sandwiches, it’s a big Cauldron of Soup.  And a gazillion little bowls.  And the containers are Imaginary.  The Boundaries aren’t even lines on a map.  They’re Ideas in our Minds, flexing constantly.

Every Thought is a Prayer, and All Prayers are Answered.  That’s a preposterous idea, isn’t it, because the result is Unimaginably Multidimensional.  That’s Exactly how Limited our everyday Dualistic Mind is, compared to an Infinite Universe.  If we Want to Manifest Consciously, we need to Upgrade our Thinking.

What if every Decision we ever made Created a New Universe that included that version of ourself, along with Parallel Universes containing versions of ourself that made the Decision Differently.  When we Rue a Decision made long ago, especially one which we made Unconsciously – which we’ve been doing lately, haven’t we (dwarf planet OR10, which we’ll get to later) – we’re Experiencing Bleedthrough from that other Universe.  We don’t have the Bandwidth to comprehend the Multiverse Intellectually.

But we can Grok the Multiverse a little bit Intuitively, and that’s a place to start Expanding our Ideas about Boundaries between “us” and “them” (the New Moon T-Squares the Opposition between Saturn [The Most Important Thing] Conjunct Pallas [Boundaries] and Varuna [the Life Force]; meanwhile the New Moon-Uranus Stellium itself is also Conjoined by asteroid Hopi [Respect for All Things/Beings]).

We’re being Gifted here with Unconditional Self-Love

(Diamond Star to Makemake-Sappho from the Nodal Axis – !!! – think about What That Means !!!  What more could we possibly Ask for?).

It’s not about What We Want for Everyone Else, It’s about What We Want for Me, Myself, and I.  What “they” Want for themselves is not the same as What We Want for Ourself.  The Golden Rule was always Fucked.  In a Win-Win Universe it’s always Do Unto Others as They Want to Be Done Unto.

The Cosmic Jigsaw Puzzle self-assembles into the Perfect Tapestry when Each of Us Outpictures What We Want and of course when Each of Us is also Advanced Enough to Avoid Harming Others, including not Abusing them by Dishonoring their Self-Sovereignty.  Yes, “We” got a ways to go, but the only Person you can Change is You, so our Work is Well-Defined, isn’t it.

The chart for the 22 April Uranus-Hopi-Makemake-Sappho New Moon…

That’s not all, but it’s a whole lot, and we’ll continue in the next post.  How are we doing with Route 66?

Changes IV

January 29, 2020

Just a quick note to say that, while we may or may not be Adjusted to the Changes of the last three weeks (which are not at all routine or minor), this week is relatively quiet, in terms of new hurdles and portals.  We’re soon back into a couple of major new Adjustments, though, as we continue to Adapt to the Big Changes of 10-12 January 2020.

Next week we’ll cover several additional Lessons, mostly about Self-Love, Fear, Power, and Karma (5 February Station of asteroid Sappho/ Self-Love-and-its-Dark-Mirror, 7 February Stations of dwarf planet Sedna/Conversion-of-Fear-to-Power and asteroid Juno/Growth-in-Consciousness, 8 February Extinguishment-of-Karma Full Moon, and Mars/Action-and-Anger moving Out-of-Bounds 9 February through 2 March; Stations emphasize the Energy of a planet in the week or so prior, and the Energy of a planet is also emphasized while it is Out of Bounds).

To review, the Big Changes of 10-12 January were centered on the start of a New 35-year Cycle that forms the Zeitgeist that we Live In (12 January Pluto-Saturn/Transformation-Priority Initiation and related 10 January Lunar Eclipse), shaped by Descent of Soul and Insight into What Limits us (simultaneous 10 January Stations of Uranus/Soul into Matter/Taurus and dwarf planet Eris/Revelation-of-What’s-Been-Denied).

Since then we’ve Felt a Gauntlet of ancillary Changes, in Identity (14 January Station of asteroid Nemesis/Ego Death), Creative Power (24 January Manifestation New Moon and Lunar New Year), and a Whole New Rebirth (26 January Station of Haumea/Rebirth).

By way of preparation for the Big Changes, we Reviewed and Revised how we use our Creative Energy (4 January Station of dwarf planet Makemake/Manifestation), and began a major New TimeLine that will Change our Relationship to our Karma (6 January Station of asteroid Klotho/New Beginnings and Initiation of a New 7-year South Node-Jupiter Cycle/Expanded Attention to our Held Emotions).

We also started the Year and Decade with a Major Challenge to How We Deal with Our Karma (1 January Initiation of a New 5-year Cycle of asteroid Karma with Chiron/The-Edge-between-Being-Victimized-by-our-Karma-and-Becoming-Adept-with-It).  As a primary (or even The Most Prominent) feature of the birth chart for the Year and Decade, this Drama will characterize our experience of 2020 and 2020-2029.

Find more details about these Shifts in the posts we’ve published since the beginning of the year.

Along the way we’ve ignored a number of minor astroevents, simply because they were overshadowed by the Biggies.   These include…

  • Becoming more Practical about how we deal with the Absolutes that we harbor in our Hearts, which should be Beacons that Guide our Actions, but which we often instead use as Judgments to cudgel Other Folks who have Different Absolutes in their own Hearts (10 January Egress of asteroid Aletheia/Truth-of-the-Heart into Capricorn/Just-Fix-It).
  • Becoming more Practical about the Boundaries we set with these Other Folks (18 January Egress of asteroid Pallas/ Boundaries into Capricorn/Solution-Orientation).
  • Becoming more Heartfelt about our Respect for Other Beings and Things (19 January Egress of asteroid Hopi/ Judgment into Pisces/Compassion).
  • Becoming more Trustful of our Guides (26 January Egress of asteroid Eurydike/Trust into Aries/Spiritual-Creativity).
  • Becoming less Ruled by Self-Doubt (26 January end of a fourteen-year Out-of-Bounds episode by dwarf planet Chariklo/Self-Confidence-and-Self-Doubt, since November 2004).

If you Experience the Opposite of any of these Energies, Recognize that the Energy is prompting you to Let Go Of precisely that Habitual Reaction to events and entities, so you can replace the Reaction with a more Positive and Enjoyable Response.  We are creatures of Habit – Imagine how Unmanageable (and Awesome!) Life would be without Habits.  But the result of our Programming is that we are often slow to Respond to Changes in the Energy Fields that Embrace us, and sometimes we make Life a lot harder by Resisting these Changes entirely.

Relationships 6

August 27, 2019

Then there’s the Chinstrap, which we’ve ignored so far.  It’s actually the most important part of the Configuration, though, because all of the Energy of the chart is channeled through it.  It’s about The Truthiness of our Boundaries (asteroids Pallas and Aletheia).  We were all Programmed to Give Up our True Self to some extent, so we all Fake It on occasion, some of us on more occasions than others.  Some folks don’t know how to do otherwise.

So we often have “good reason” to put our Boundaries Looser or Tighter than we we like to, for “practical” purposes.  Maybe we Believe that “that’s what Love is,” or that we’ll be Abandoned if we Offend someone, or if we demonstrate too much Closeness.  We all have Abandonment and Suffocation Patterns to one degree or another, and we often set our Boundaries where we wouldn’t Prefer to, in order to Protect our Abandonment and Suffocation.  Often we aren’t even aware that we’re doing this, we just notice that our Boundaries take a lot of Maintenance.  Truthy Boundaries are Effortless to Maintain, because it’s all Instinct.

Just to remind us that this is how Boundaries should be, there’s a blotch on one side of the Fez, in the form of Trust (asteroid Eurydike).  This blotch actually Challenges the Truthiness of our Boundaries (Square to Pallas-Aletheia).  It Asks, “Are we going to Trust our Instincts around Boundaries, or are we going to Betray ourself?”

Relationships 5

August 27, 2019

In the 26 August (2am PDT) Getting-Serious-About-Our-Boundaries chart (asteroid Pallas entering Scorpio) that we mapped out in the previous post, we talked about the four corners of the Fez itself…

  • Responding to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar)
  • Inertia (asteroid Karma)
  • Expanding our Self-Love (Sun-Juno-Sappho)
  • Forging a New Relationship to Fear and Anger (Klotho-Sedna)

and how they Challenge one another by pairs.  But we know that to Grok a Fez, we need to Pay Attention to the diagonals (Quincunxes), not the sides (Squares).  This gives us different pairings…

  • Responding to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar)
  • Forging a New Relationship to Fear and Anger (Klotho-Sedna)
  • Expanding our Self-Love (Sun-Juno-Sappho)
  • Inertia (asteroid Karma)

And a new Relationship between the members of each pair.  Rather than Challenging one another (Squares), the Relationship between these is about Curiosity (Quincunxes)Not the kind of “Left-Brain” Curiosity that Inspires us to dig for Answers, but the kind of “Right-Brain” Curiosity that results in Wonder and Awe.  Remember when you visited the Grand Canyon?  Whenever I’ve been there, there were always more visitors from outside the US than from the US itself.  You might have been Intrigued by the layering in the Sandstone, and even Imagined Water carving it out over Millennia.

But you probably stopped short of trying to “Figure It Out,” because it was too Overwhelming for that.  It was quite literally Awesome.  For those of us programmed by Western European Cultures, Thinking Outside the Box of Cause and Effect is almost impossible.  But when two planets are five Signs apart (Quincunx), that’s exactly what’s Asked of us.  One of the shortcomings of Cause-and-Effect thinking is that is disallows Belief in situations where we can’t Imagine the Mechanism, the Cause of the Effect.  Like Water carving over Millennia.

We can start to Think Outside the Box of Cause and Effect by Focusing on Outcomes rather than Mechanisms.  The Outcome at the Grand Canyon is Overwhelming Immensity of Scale – that’s what Awes us.  For me it’s far more Immense than the Cosmos, because the Night Sky is two-dimensional; those Stars seem to the Reductionist mind more likely to be wallpaper than Infinity.  Not that even they aren’t Awesome, and more Mysteriously so because most of us don’t try to Figure Out the Mechanism of the Cosmos.

So the Major Assignment for us whenever we encounter a Fez, is to Grok the Mysteries in the Quincunxes, without degrading them to Mechanisms. 

Astrological Maestro Dane Rudhyar used to say that the astrological Square (90 Degrees) was the Evolutionary Edge for Huperity.  For me it’s not the Square but the Quincunx (150 Degrees).  The Square was the Evolutionary Edge for the Patriarchy.  The Quincunx has the Potential to Restore Mystery to the World.  Nature without Mystery is a World Enslaved.  It’s the Fundamental Issue facing the Planet.  Mystery and the Sacred are twins.  Without Mystery, Earth is just a lumber yard, and those Species we’ve Extincted weren’t doing much for us anyway, were they.

Preserving Curiosity involves ditching the traditional Inquisitives – Why, What, How, Who, Where, When.  They aren’t easy for our Patriarchal minds to replace.  Even “I Wonder,” one of the silent terms we use in PIAVA, suggests them.  Maybe we can use “I Can’t Imagine” to see if it works…

  • I Can’t Imagine the way Respecting my Survival Instincts might Connect to Reframing Fear and Anger
  • I Can’t Imagine a Relationship between my Life-Long Habit Patterns and Expanding my Self-Love

I know, we immediately start Imagining how these might be Related.  But we can at least keep these Imaginings as Tentative.  Add “Or Something Like That” to the end of each.  If we think we Know the Future, we simply don’t Grow, because our Future is always an extrapolation of our Past.  We need to make room for Surprise.