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Surrendering to the Unknown Debriefing

September 29, 2017

While the Pluto Station occurred at 12:30 pm PDT 28 September, I didn’t feel the Energy Letting Go till around 10:30 am PDT today (29 September).  There’s an excellent astrological excuse for part of that extension, as the Moon crossed Pluto at 7:30 pm PST on the 28th, and the Moon often times the impact of an astroevent more accurately than the event itself. 

The other common reason for extending an astroenergy, is Decisions.  When we’re Conscious that an Energy is occurring we can just Attend to it directly, without Personalizing it.  When we forget that we’re “under the influence,” we can get suckered into the contents of whatever Anxiety the Energy Triggers for us, with the real possibility that we’ll make Decisions intellectually that will take on the role of Oaths and Limiting Beliefs.  That leads us to ask, what was Orcus, Lord of Oaths, doing while Pluto was Stationary.

I don’t recall making Conscious Decisions that would warrant dragging the heavy Pluto Energy around behind me, but now that I think about it, I did succumb to some Discouragement around a couple of Projects.  Regular readers will know well that we’ve been dissecting Manifestation pretty thoroughly over the last few days, and Pluto is in an Earth Sign, so Hardcopy “Reality” is on our radar.  As a result of our dissection I also saw some new ways of Potential Progress on my Projects.  So, what was Orcus up to?

Orcus (Oath-Making and -Breaking) Conjoined (Merged with) Venus (Values) and Atropos (Endings) in an Earth (Matter) Grand Trine (Great Grace) with Chariklo (Confidence) and Moira (Consciousness of Choice).  Neptune (Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity) Opposed (Highlighted a Duality) Orcus, creating a Neptune Kite (Directed Grace).

That makes enormous sense to me.  We can translate from astrologuese to something like…

“Yes, we were quite Conflicted about Matter, but we were likely, Consciously or otherwise, to use the Energy embedded in the Conflict to make considerable Spiritual Progress on whatever Matters we were Focused on.”

Since Neptune “rules” (symbolically) the Collective, we can quite reasonably hope that the Planet Received the same Blessing, though I imagine that Gaia’s Consciousness is huge enough to have just been Consciously taking a big Energetic Krap, which we (or at least I) interpreted as Conflict.

Also…

Orcus was the focus of a Mjölnir (Epiphany) across the Square (Challenge) from Nemesis (Ego Death) to Eris (Revelation of what’s been Denied).

Which, if we interpret it Optimistically (why would we do it any other way?), means that whether we were Conscious of the Breakthrough or not, our (or at least my) struggle with the Conflict actually brought Unconscious Negative material up into Consciousness (which in at least my case is literally true) where it can be Reverted.

Which would in turn suggest we look to see what OR10 (Intrusion of Unconscious Material) was up to, which is drawn in the lighter lines on the chart below, and which very much concurs.  I won’t interpret it in detail, but suffice it to say that Manifestation, Beliefs, our Essence, (Self-)Abuse, Self-Love, Coming into Consciousness, Letting Go of Archetypes, Truth, Sustainability, Memories, and the Life Force (respectively Makemake, Vesta, Sun, Nessus, Sappho, Juno, Hylonome, Aletheia, Ceres, Mnemosyne, Varuna) were all involved.

To continue the same theme – Manifestation – on yet another wavelength, and one with sparkling (Varuna) Spiritual Clarity, Dr. Kim is unusually Excited today, and rightly so…

http://drkimderamo.com/inner-alignment-exercise-heal-naturally/

I highly recommend watching the full video (13 minutes), but I know many don’t like detours, so here’s its skeleton…

Inner Alignment Exercise to Heal Naturally

“Our inner alignment creates our life and everything we experience.  It directly affects our health AND our outer world.  We go through life thinking we can create the outer first, by ‘going’ and ‘doing’ and then when that’s done, we will feel good…

“…but it is the exact opposite.

“We must create inner alignment first, and that will be reflected in our outer world.  A great way to come into that inner alignment is to start with your physical alignment.  Straighten your spine and elongate the body.  Align the spine and the neck and open the chest.  Relax your shoulders and BREATHE in this posture…

“When you are focused on things outside of yourself, your energetic alignment becomes unbalanced.  You become misaligned mentally and emotionally.  “There are four influences that can get your alignment off kilter.

  • Focusing on the future
  • Ruminating on the past
  • Focusing on other people
  • Being stuck in your identity

“These disconnect you from SELF, so you lose center, and disconnect from guidance.  Release that by connecting with your physical body and bringing the energy back to your heart.

“This will open you to compassion and receiving.  As you relax the body, it opens you up to greater compassion.  You must experience compassion in order to feel your purpose and to contribute to others and the world around you.

“There is a creative power that comes through you when you are in alignment, and that will serve you and bring you all kinds of gifts.  It generates changes in your electromagnetic field that will create change all around you.”

And today’s Arcturian Channeling from Daniel Scranton corroborates…

http://danielscranton.com/a-time-of-creation-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“We have awakened within you a tendency to seek more from life than what you tended to believe was possible before getting activated by our energy.  This awakening has brought you to a point in your evolution where you can begin to sense that there are energies all around you waiting to become manifest in the physical.

“The experience of creating with energy, using vibration, is the fifth dimensional way.  Right now, you can see yourselves as being in a practice round because there is still a distance between what you create and what you experience in the physical.  But you do have access to a timeline once you create something that will bring you to it, and bring it to you, in record time.

“This type of creation requires tremendous faith on your part because you have no indicators that tell you how close your creation is.  It is the closest thing to instant manifestation that you’re ready to experience at this point.  One of the ways in which you will accelerate this process of creating will be to stay very present in the moment.  As soon as you start to think in terms of time and timeframes, you remove yourself from the vibration that is required to merge with that timeline, to put yourself on the fast track.

“These are exciting times, and they are times of exploration because each of you is in control of your destiny, like never before.  You are activating more of your higher self within you, and your higher self is a magnificent creator.  So whatever you have come to expect from reality in the past can be set aside as you enter into this new phase of your evolution.  This is a time where conscious creator beings like yourselves are being summoned by the energies that want to co-create with you.”

The multidimensional Convergence is rather remarkable.  The Orcus (heavy lines) and OR10 (light lines) Configurations in the Pluto Station chart… Speaking of instant Manifestation, one of the most powerful Healing Crystals I know of is straight Germanium (it’s an Element, a semiconducting metalloid, atomic number 32, between Silicon and Tin in the Carbon column, column 14, of the Peridoic Table)…

It looks mostly black in the picture, but in Real Life (3D that is) it’s very shiny, like Mercury or polished Silver.  You can purchase Crystals of pure Elements at…

http://www.elementsales.com/pl_element.htm#ge

It’s worth a try to see if anything happens when you sit up straight, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and Focus your Attention on some place of Discomfort in your body for a few minutes.  Then slowly open your eyes and gaze at the Crystal, without Focusing your eyes if you can.  Imagine waves of Energy moving from the Crystal (picture) into the place of Discomfort in your Body. 

If your Discomfort Changes (more so or less so), it’s working.  If it gets more Discomfortable, it means that your Discomfort still has things to Teach you, and it’s giving you an Opportunity to increase your Loving Consciousness of it.  Project Loving Energy from your Heart to the place of Discomfort.  Does this give you an “irrational” surge of Joy?  This whole process is a metaphor for the times when we try to Manifest something and “Fail.”  Send Love from your Heart into your “Failure” and look for the surge of Joy. 

Let me know if this works for you, or not.

Surrendering to the Unknown XII

September 28, 2017

Here’s another, entirely different-sounding Perspective on what we’ve been talking about in the last several posts – Manifesting a different Reality.  We know that it’s all basically Energy that’s subject to Transformation, and we know that Matter is sticky, and we want to be able to exercise as much Choice as possible.  We know some “tricks” for making incremental Changes, but when it comes to “jumping Timelines” to make big Changes, we have more Curiosity than Answers – which is good, right?  We know Curiosity to be akin to Love.  “I Wonder…”

This is Daniel Scranton’s Channeling for today from the Arcturians…

http://danielscranton.com/harmonizing-with-timelines-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“You have begun to exercise your right to harmonize with any timeline that you want to be on.  You have much more freedom now than you have ever had to find a timeline that suits you and that brings you the most joy.  Being a part of a collective doesn’t mean that you are stuck on the same timeline with the same version of that collective forevermore.  When you jump timelines as individuals, you then find yourself harmonizing with different versions of the human collective.

“This gives you free will, and yet you still maintain your part in a version of the human collective.  This is why you sometimes will have glitches in your memories, or you will remember something differently than someone who is quite close to you who experienced the exact same thing.  But your memories will be different because you will have been on different timelines at the time of that event.

“So how then should you exercise your right to harmonize with the best possible timeline?  Well, a timeline where everyone is free and gets the respect and acknowledgement that they deserve is a timeline that is best for the individual as well.  The needs of the individual and the needs of the many are the same.

“You will never escape your interconnectedness with all other humans, no matter what timeline you find yourself on.  And that serves you very well, because the more you see yourself as a collective, the higher you vibrate.  And the higher you vibrate, the better the timeline is that you find yourself on, and it will be better for all, not just a few.

“When you discover how to harmonize with that best possible timeline for everyone, you will also want to share with others how you did it.  You will want to empower others because you will understand that by doing so you are empowering yourself.

“You are taking the entire collective to the best possible timeline for all of humanity, and there is no better feeling than that.  The way that you harmonize is by feeling for that reality, the reality where all humans are equal, respected, acknowledged, and free.”

One element of the sense of Difficulty that some of us are Feeling, is an almost-panicky reaction to the way Time seems to be collapsing.  Suzanne Lie’s Channel suggests…

 https://eraoflight.com/2017/09/28/the-arcturians-ascending-with-gaia-through-service-to-others/

“First off, help others to remember who they are.  And then they will remember that they are not just a physical person who lives on the physical planet with all of the physical restraints, fears, responsibilities and duties.

“When they remember their Higher SELF, they will remember that their Higher Self is not some higher being.  Their higher self is just their own self, their very own self, who chose to volunteer to come to 3D Earth to take this physical vessel to assist with planetary ascension.  The connection with that higher self will activate the memory of why they chose and what exactly was the Mission that they chose to fulfill while they were still in their fifth dimensional SELF…”

“Frightened people are easily controlled.  If people refuse to be afraid, it’s very difficult to control them.  Having people connected to their higher self – that is the Illuminati’s greatest fear.  Once people are connected to their Higher Self, or to an Ascended Being, even if they are not able yet to believe that they are also a fifth dimensional self, if they connect to whatever their religion presents to them as an ascended being, then they are under the protective love of that ascended being.  Then they will be able to stay in the higher astral until they are ready to transmute that energy field into their own individual SELF who is NOW ready to accept their Fifth Dimensional SELF.

“So in terms of the darkness, we speak of and how the planetary Now will be rushed.  Therefore, is there an importance to have a message of urgency?  If the efforts of the dark ones being amped up, will we have a sense of being rushed?

“Yes, there may be that feeling … like the fire alarm has gone off: ‘Wait, wait, we have to go outside. we have to go someplace else, something is wrong, maybe it’s not a fire, but we need to get out of here now.’  Therefore, some people may say: ‘Wait there’s something wrong. There’s something that I don’t know!  I can’t figure it out what it is, but there’s something different.  I need to leave.  I need to move on.’

“[Suzanne] has been talking to more people who are getting to that place.  They’re getting to that place where they are saying: ‘Wait, this isn’t quite right.  I’m not supposed to be here.  This isn’t my space.  I’m more than this.  I’m more loving than this, I’m kinder than this.  This is not my space.’  What is happening is that these people realizing that their ‘brainwashing’ is falling off.

“The brain washing WAS telling them that they were not nearly ‘good enough.’  So they needed to suffer longer, and to work harder!  The brainwashing was also telling them that their authority figures telling them that, ‘You are NOT Good Enough.  If you do what we say, then you may be better…’ “

“The fifth dimension has been flirting and trying to encircle the planet for quite a while now.  There are still some people that have come in to represent the darkness because humanity has to move beyond polarities of the light and the dark.  In order to release those polarities of light and dark, humanity has to move into Unconditional Love and Unconditional Forgiveness.

“From this perspective of being encircled by Unconditional Love and Unconditional Forgiveness, humanity can look at someone who is of the dark, and realize that this someone needed love and guidance at a very young age.  However, they did not get it.  Hence, their consciousness became trapped in fear.  Therefore, all they could perceive was fear…”

“The people that [have been] entrenched in and ruled by darkness for many incarnations…  They will likely not be able to ascend with the planet until they have studied in all the Astral Mystery Schools.  Also, they will not be able to move with the planet because they do NOT live on the planet.  Instead, they live on the 3D Matrix.  When the higher Light starts absorbing itself around and into the planet, then this 3D Matrix will dis-articulate, leave Gaia and wrap around a lower frequency planet.

“Those dark ones will have lost that opportunity to move into the higher frequencies of reality, and they will have to just start all over again.  It’s a reset.  They will have a reset.  The eclipse was also a reset and actually a warning to everyone that it is the Now to reset your consciousness.  It is the Now to catch yourself when your consciousness is dipping, because it will, it absolutely will.  It’s a difficult world.  And, when your consciousness is dipping – if you can remember to connect to some higher dimensional expression of yourself and/or with Nature, or with Gaia [then] YOU will be able to ‘hold on to your OWN Multidimensional Self.’ ”

The Chinese supposedly say that it’s a curse to “be born in interesting times,” but all we can do is “Be Here Now.”

Surrendering to the Unknown X

September 27, 2017

Don’t know about youalls, but I can sure feel that “Walking through Jello” Pluto-Stationary sensation!  It’s not my favorite.

A reader writes…

“WTF is happening??  Do I really not want the things I really want and actually get excited about in my belly???  Spins me into depression.  I cant seem to move the fu#% forward.  I just feel even more determined now.”

True for many of us I fear; an Unconscious part of us plays the “Do I really not want” Antagonist part while Consciously we play the “Want the things I really want and actually get excited about in my belly” Protagonist.

That’s why we need to Change the Subject, then a bit later, Pay Attention.  What did we Ask for, and what did we get?  It’s actually a Blessing, because our Unconscious Self-Saboteur is out of the closet.  Without this “Blessing” they’d just be quietly remaining invisible while tripping us.

Feeling “even more determined” is important, but it has to be “even more determined” to Pay Attention, rather than “even more determined” to “move the fu#% forward,” because declaring War on our Mirrors is dangerous – we’d end up miming the Antichrist. 

Fritz would advise that we Ask our “Do I really not want” Antagonist to pull up a chair and have a chat with our “Want the things I really want and actually get excited about in my belly” Persona.  We need to find out what our Antagonist wants for us that we’d also want for ourself if it was expressed as a Positive rather than an Impediment.

Suppose the Antagonist put roadblocks in the way of selling our house.  Do they think that the house creates Safety or Security?  Do they think that the market will be friendlier next year?  Do they think that selling is good but we’re missing something important, like the gold buried in the back yard?  Do they want us to have a better post-house plan, or do they want us to Expand our pictures of what’s Possible?

We don’t know; we have to Ask.  We have our suspicions, but those are mostly just our Protagonist’s Guilt or Fear.  We should React to our Antagonist’s answer with a surprised “Oh!” rather than a patient “Ok” or a sardonic “Uh-huh.”  The answer should be as unanticipated as the roadblocks.

That’s not always easy.  So we accept a trial answer and try it out.  Suppose that what we most hope to gain by selling is Freedom, and we think maybe Safety is what our Antagonist might want for us.  Then we might use Theta…

God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command a rapid and lucrative sale of my house that gives me both Freedom and Safety.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done!  Thank you, God/Goddess! … Show me!

What do we See or Feel?  Free and Safe?  Liberated but Scared?  Safe but still Enchained? 

We may have discovered something else; an underlying Anxiety for instance.  We may have to Tap that Out, then try our Theta PIAVA again.  Or maybe we’ve been reminded that we don’t trust banks, and we’re worried about being able to keep the proceeds Safe after we sell.  We may have to add that to our Command list.

These are heavy times, with Stationary Chaos Asking us to up the ante, while Pluto is “threatening” us with new Trances that are Asking our old Identity to move aside.

Another reader writes…

“Pluto has been hanging out going over my Capricorn Ascendant, plus this recent solar eclipse was near my natal Pluto.  Certainly a Trance Re-formation, but I’m curious about all that Pluto– Do we just call it all a Giant Reset or what?  Maybe like snaking a clogged drain? 

“And where might that leave the effect of my Ascendant on my Reset personality?  In some ways I’m feeling less like following the Capricorn ethic, but maybe that’s something that always stays, but also gets Reformed…?

Yes, Pluto is deep in the Unconscious, and while it impacts us very Personally, its operation is totally Impersonal.  If Pluto was the Antichrist, we would be the Puerto Ricans.  We have the ability to manipulate details, but we’re Powerless to Control where Pluto is going.  The Capricorn Mantra is “Just Fix It, Ok?  We don’t have time to mess around.”  Look at the Antichrist and all the difficulties he’s having trying to “Just Fix It.”  As if he was selling his house.

It’s the same issue, really, but we have a good guess about who the Antagonist is.  The antipole or Unconscious side of Capricorn is Cancer – Nurturance.  For it to work it has to be “Just Fix It Compassionately, Ok?”  Then maybe we can “move the fu#% forward.” 

The Pluto Shadow Period (span of its Retrogradation) is 17-20 Capricorn.  It crossed this territory between 29 December 2016 and 20 April 2017, then backed over it, and now it’s set to cross it again for the third time.  An astrological triple-cross says, “Give this a good hard look, ok?”  17-20 Capricorn is the tail end of the Cancer Duad and all of the Leo Duad of Capricorn. 

We’ve been in the Cancer Duad since early August, and we’ll be there till 21 October, so the primary issue is explicitly Lack of Compassion.  So far The People have won.  Once we get to 21 October we’ll be crossing the Leo Duad, and Lack of Integrity will be primary.  Go, Mueller!

Yes, a Giant Reset is always a Possibility with Pluto.  The upcoming (5 October) Mars-Venus Initiation is Conjoined by Eurydike, so for the next year and a half the overarching theme in our Relationships will be Trust.  The Eurydike story is about escape from Pluto’s Underworld; her husband Orpheus has permission to bring her back from Death, but only if he doesn’t look back to see if she’s still following him.  He does.  Giant Reset. 

The Ascendant is mostly Reflexive; it’s more about how others see us than about who we really are.  If we see ourself as our Ascendant, we may be seeing ourself through the eyes of Other.  That’s a fabulous Skill, but if it’s an Archetype (a dominant Pattern), it needs to be one of many Skills at seeing, not the only Skill. 

Which brings us to a third reader, who writes…

“Watching myself twisting and accommodating and cheering and – Wait!  Will that even work for MEEEE?  I do not know how to just think of me first.  I do not believe in space for me – I’m compromising and accommodating before its even necessary.”

Another “Esoteric Purpose” for our being Abused by the US Antagonizer In Chief, is showing us how to do Me First and even Me Only.  We find it Disgusting – but that’s our Unconscious Self-Sovereignty that we’re Rejecting with Disgust.  Time for some Poor-Sweethearts.

“You poor Sweetheart, you feel Disgusted by that, don’t you.”  But this is a double-edged sword.  Yes, your Conscious Protagonist is Disgusted, but your Unconscious Antagonist is being Rejected.  So close your eyes, hold your nose, and Imagine yourself into that Disgusting Me-Firster.  How does your Heart Feel?  We may need to do this more often.

Immature parents (I mean, how old were they, anyway) will often inject deep Abandonment into kids at a very early age.  The earlier we picked up our Archetypes, the harder they are to identify, bring into Consciousness, and complement them with a full quiver of Skill Options.  That’s especially true if we were Abandoned before we were Verbal, since while Consciousness doesn’t depend completely on Language, there’s a close relationship. 

Healing ancient wounds requires that we constantly Congratulate ourself for Noticing the Unconscious Pattern rather than Condemning ourself for Executing it again.  Once we can develop that Habit, we’ve converted the vicious cycle of Self-Condemnation to a virtuous cycle of Self-Loving.  From that Perspective, it’s much easier to Choose an Option and break the Archetype’s hold on us, and Choosing gets easier and easier each time we Notice.

Surrendering to the Unknown VII – Pluto

September 24, 2017

You can see at a glance how different the 21-27 Degree Chaos-Station (25 September) chart…

is from the 14-19 Degree Pluto-Station (28 September) chart…

Once we add the two Fixed Stars in Cancer to the first chart, given our current long-term circumstances, the most important element is the Grand Unx (the twelve short green lines on the perimeter), providing ample Opportunities for us to Break Out of our Self-Sabotaging Archetypes.  While the impact of the first chart begins to decline after 1am PDT 25 September, it doesn’t disappear.  Procyon tells us not to dally, but both of these Energies are available to us this week.

Daniel Scranton’s Arcturian message for today supports our Transmogrification…

http://danielscranton.com/your-ascension-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“Now, as we give you this pat on the back we also want to encourage you to listen more to what’s going on inside of you, because you have programming inside of you to handle ascension.  You are equipped to do this, and you are ready.  Listen to your feelings.  Listen to your hearts.  Listen to joy and excitement, and brace yourselves for the more that you are exposing yourselves to.

“This is the time for you to let go of all that has been holding you back, especially the limitations you place on yourselves in order to fit in, in order to be like everyone else.  You, who are receiving this transmission, are the leaders in the ascension process, which is why you have awakened before most of the human race.  It’s not something to shrink from. It’s something to embrace, and it’s something to feel proud of.”

Surrendering to the Unknown VI – Chaos II

September 24, 2017

We should know that Pluto is also Stationary, in addition to dwarf planet Chaos. 

Hereabouts the Chaos Station really does seem to be acting through Pollux (see previous post), as when I catch myself dwelling on “The Darker Side of Duality” and shift to the other pole or to the Coin, my Physical-Emotional Response is an immediate surge of Joy.  Out in the World I see many failing to shift, like the scowling woman who tried to run me off the road yesterday.

The Chaos Station may also be acting through Procyon – Blessings that Expire Quickly – because the Unx-rich Twelfth-Harmonic Pattern-Breaking Chaos Station (Exact 1am PDT 25 September) will soon yield to the much different Pluto Station (Exact 12:30 pm PDT 28 September) chart.  The latter chart isn’t unfriendly, but it’s not nearly as Gracefull as the former.

Daniel Scranton’s Arcturian team advises us about Self-Support while we’re Breaking Patterns…

http://danielscranton.com/giving-in-to-temptation-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“There is a reason why you feel tempted to do things that you know are not in service to your highest good.  You have within you a certain amount of programming that gives you an opportunity to test your limits.  You want to make the most of the lives that you have in front of you, but this also is a time of integrating all aspects of self, including those that are on the darker side of things.

“So your lives are filled with opportunities to explore that which is unwanted, that which does not serve you, and that which does not serve the others around you.  And it is an opportunity for you to partake in something, feel the vibration of it, experience the effects, and then learn from the situation what you need to know.

“You all need to experience compassion for your fellow humans, and what better avenue is there to compassion than having experienced something yourself?  You now know what serves you and what does not, and if you are placing yourself in a position where you are tempted to partake in something that does not serve you, it means that there is still something for you in that experience.”

It’s not about All-or-Nothing Pattern Changes, it’s about bringing the Archetype into Consciousness.  All Behaviors, Emotions, and Thoughts are Useful, but in Context.  It’s the Patterns that we Unconsciously trot out in every situation, with no Awareness that we are or why we are, that cry out for Consciousness.  Repeating those Patterns until we Learn so much about them that we can use them like a scalpel instead of an axe, is what it’s all about.

The major statement in the Pluto-Station chart is a Challenge to Choose our Intuition and our Instincts rather than our Anger (Asbolus T-Square to Mars and Lachesis, with Moon-Pluto Trine-Bridging it).  Clearly the Antichrist is celebrating its Anger Archetypes instead.  I’m beginning to see why Marilyn Raffaele’s Arcturians warned that we don’t want to keep one foot in 3D if we can help it; it occurs to me, finally, that the Antichrist Wants War, not least because it will probably raise everyone’s Flags and get it re-elected.  And maybe wipe out the US Left Coast and eliminate much of its Opposition.  Iran next, then Venezuela of all places.

Marilyn’s message for today starts with…

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

“Dear ones, the message for these changing times is an assurance that all is on track and the world has not lost its way.  Rather, it is the obsolete belief system that is losing its way even as many struggle to hold it in place.  False concepts and beliefs can only dissipate in the presence of ever increasing energies of Truth where there is nothing to sustain them.

“Change for many has been unpleasant and not in alignment with the material sense of comfort and security.  However, what is taking place is necessary for Gaia as well as all upon her in order to clear the multiple layers of dense energy formed of duality and separation that she has stored and carried through centuries.”

Cause an Defect Full Moon I

August 6, 2017

As we said last time, things haven’t felt very satisfying or stable the last several days, as Jupiter Squares Pluto, amplified by the impending 7 August Full-Moon Partial Eclipse, prelude to the 21 August Big One.   The Jupiter-Pluto Cycle is about Expanding our Transformation, and the two Squares in the Cycle are about being Challenged to Master the next stage of our Transmogrification. 

Remember that Pluto astroevents are like floating down a big River.  You can hear the roar of the rapids ahead and you can steer to one bank or the other to portage around them, but if you try to paddle upstream you’ll just get swept backwards over the falls.  So Resistance is not only futile, it’s Self-Destructive.  Go with the Flow.

Of the two Squares in any Cycle (when the two planets are three Signs apart), the first or Waxing Square is about being Challenged to Let Go of the dregs of the previous Cycle and fully Commit to the present one.  The second or Waning Square is about Letting Go of any Attachment you’ve made to the current Cycle, because the Energies of the current Cycle are disintegrating.  Think Barnes & Noble, post-Amazon.

So, what are we Letting Go of – what’s the Current Cycle about?  It was Initiated 12 December 2007 at 29 Sagittarius, “A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street.”  Always a puzzling Symbol.  Rudhyar’s interpretation seems oriented toward Materialism, Ego, and Status-Quo; he sometimes did that.  Sagittarius is itself about Letting Go, Spiritual Fire, burning away what’s Obsolete, before we start over on version 4.0 with a whole new Grounding, and the last Degree of Sagittarius should be a final big Catharsis. 

So the Symbol is Antonymous.  Being Non-Dual, the Unconscious Loves tko be Antonymous.  That’s why She has a reputation as a Trickster.  So what means it?  Well, the “elegant” neighborhood tells us we’re dealing with Materiality and probably Ego-Attachment.  Elsie Channeled these Symbols in the 1930s, so the boy’s heft is probably not a symptom of the modern Salt- and Sugar- and Chemical-laden microwaved synthetic GMO diet, but simply to Over-Indulgence.  Of course it could be genetic; the boy may be on his way to becoming the fastest Offensive Lineman in the NFL, but I don’t think the adjective “fat” would be the most apt word to describe that.

The “fat” conflicts with “mowing,” as we’re used to associating fat with inactivity.  So it’s easy to imagine the lad sweating and grumbling to himself.  Perhaps it’s a punishment – if he did it frequently he’d probably weigh less.  Every time I see that Symbol I can’t help but think of J.R. Simplot’s house in Boise, which is perched on top of a small hillock, 30-40 feet above the elegant suburban street, surrounded by lawn on the slopes, which seem not so far from vertical.  Boise is hot in the summer, when grass grows, so this kid is unlikely to make it through even one mowing without hospitalization.

Now, if we add to this image the fact that since 2007 we’ve seen a vast reorganization of modern Life, the Symbol smacks of the need for Sustainability.  Sustainability and Sustenance are really the same thing, and they imply Letting Go of the Unnecessary.  What it reminds me of is the ongoing Pholus-Quaoar-Galactic Center Stellium, which in no uncertain terms reminds us that we’re Responsible for the Survival of the Planet. 

So Bottom Line, this Jupiter-Pluto Cycle is about Letting Go of our Materialism, and the Waning Square of the Cycle is about Stepping Away from that Letting Go.  The nature of a Waning Square is that we don’t know what comes next.  Our Assignment is to clear away all Expectations so we can be Open to the next Cycle without preconceptions.  If we knew what the next Cycle was about, we’d contaminate it by viewing it through the eyes of the old Cycle.  In other words, our Transformation is no longer about Letting Go of Attachment to Materialism.  It’s about Curiosity and Wonder.

The Waning Square was Exact at half-past 10am PDT on 4 August.  When outer planets make Angles to one another, they often do it three or more times, which gives us Opportunities to practice.  This is the third time Jupiter has Squared Pluto.  We call the third time a “Confidence-Builder” event, because by now we’ve had our practice.  The first Waning Square was 24 November 2016; we call that the “Can-Opener” because if we don’t do astrology, we’re usually caught off guard by the abrupt shift in Energy.

So if you have a journal you can look to see what sort of Experiences you Enjoyed (or otherwise), internally and externally, Circumstances and Reactions, last mid-November, as the Energy was intensifying.  If you don’t have a journal you can look back to https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/the-thousand-vignettes/ and the several posts preceding it.  It was a very busy time. 

The second Waning Square is usually when the faster planet is Retrograde, so we Experience the same Energies less Dramatically, giving us time and space to Learn more about them.  We call this second recurrence an “Exposition” because it Exposes more information about what’s going on.  Whatever we didn’t resolve at the Can-Opener (when we’re often Overwhelmed by the new Energy) or at the Exposition, will be Lit Up now, at the Confidence-Builder. 

It’s mop-up time around Materialism and Ego-Attachment to it.  There’s a big White House on the east coast of the US where all that’s being Acted Our for us in Real Time on Reality TV.  With a fat boy mowing the greens of his elegant suburban golf course even.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto

April 16, 2017

 It’s also busy next week, as…

  • asteroid Karma Stationary 11pm PDT 17 April, 3 Virgo
  • Centaur Chariklo Stationary 12am PDT 18 April, 15 Capricorn
  • Pluto Stationary 6am PDT 20 April, 20 Capricorn

We can interpret this as if it were a Karma-Chariklo-Pluto Conjunction, since it is a Conjunction in Time if not in Location.  That would look something like the Transformation (Pluto) of the Impediments (Karma) to our Walking in Beauty (Chariklo).  

We can see Karma as the collections of Archetypes that keep us Acting from the Unconscious rather than from Conscious Choice.  Archetypes have us using the same script for all of our plays.  Karma is always a bit more subtle than this (at least till we see through it), but you can imagine screaming “Stella” while Making Love to Fred or Susie, while buying spaghetti at the local Tesco, and while a gendarme is asking to see your driver’s license.

Walking in Beauty is not about being gorgeous.  It’s about having perfect Self-Confidence in one’s ability and willingness to Respond appropriately to any situation that arises.  In some Cultures, Walking in Beauty may imply perfectly performing one’s Role in the Community, but that would be Truly Walking in Beauty only during Rituals where the Role was rigidly defined.  

True Walking in Beauty would combine Yintegrity with Self-Confidence.  That would include the Courage to be Vulnerable in situations of Uncertainty when one is Safe, the Flexibility to Stonewall when one is not Safe, and the Wisdom to tell the difference.  This coming week we can expect to get practice at this.

Pluto of course symbolizes a Change of Trance, Transformation, or Resurrection.  We can presume that Consciousness in Full would mean operating from Presence rather than Trance, but most things are actually Relative.

There may be a Threshold beyond which one is comfortable proclaiming oneself to be Enlightened or Always Present, but while the difference is subtle and obviously depends on the Self-Love of the observer, I haven’t found it difficult to tell the difference between “since I became Enlightened” as a statement of Ego, and as a statement of Fact.  In the latter case it’s seldom spoken.

And as always when we’re dealing with Unconscious Beliefs (ie, Karma, Archetypes), it’s important to remember that “I‘d rather Die than go through that again” isn’t a statement about that, it’s a statement about “I,” namely an Ego Death.  Getting to this point is actually a cause for Celebration, because it means that Letting Go is the only thing left between us and our scheduled Growth in Consciousness.

Remember that Karma is actually dead; it’s not that our Karma grasps us, it’s that we grasp our Karma.  Karma is actually the intersection of our Expectations and our Held Emotions.  When we’re Traumatized, acutely or traumatically, we Experience anything that reminds of that Trauma as a Repetition of the Trauma.  And it’s logical that we Resist this, and that we are loathe to re-Experience the horrible Emotions that accompanied the Trauma.

So our Held Emotions – the Experience of Trauma that we’re loathe to Feel again – are a wall between us and Presence.  But our Held Emotions are a Reaction to the Trauma, they are not the Trauma.  So we can actually practice tiptoeing up to the Edge of our Held Emotions and peeking in, especially if we have a Trusted helper standing by to remind us that we’re just practicing.  We can thus Teach ourself that the Emotions and the Trauma are not the same thing.

When our Karma is defended by “mere” Repetition rather than by Held Emotions, it’s a lot Easier to Let Go of our Karma, even as, without the Held Emotions to warn us, it’s more difficult to Notice that we’re entering a Trance.  Most of us “hired” parents to create Programming for us by forcing us to Repeat Patterns that they found acceptable, rather than allow us to practice our “Childish” Yintegrity, which being Experimental can be fairly “immature.”

If you know when you’re being Present (Grounded, Alert, Listening, Engaged but Neutral) and when you aren’t, this is a good week to watch for times when you exit Presence, and then Ask yourself What’s Going On.  How are you not Present?  Emotional?  Anxious?  Thinking?  Talking?  Drowsy?  Spaced out?  I don’t recommend you Analyze, but that you PIAVA Clarity.  Analysis can rework the Known, but only some form of PIAVAing can penetrate into the Unknown.

Shedding

December 30, 2016

Snagged on a poignant Vignette this morning, I caught myself beginning to indulge my Pain.  So I Shed – which feels somewhere between Opening my Angelwings and pouring a quart of (dry) water over my head – and in the process Realized that Stephen Levine’s writings would be particularly Powerful for us in this phase of our Transition.  My copies of his books aren’t handy, but I believe it was Healing into Life and Death or Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings that I was thinking of, probably the latter, the one full of incredibly Heart-Opening Guided Meditations.

There is a big difference between Forgiveness and Boundaries.  Forgiveness is a Discovery, not a Decision – you wake up one day and Discover that you aren’t Angry at them any more.  Which doesn’t mean you can’t Invite Forgiveness into your Life, as Stephen often does in these Meditations.  This is a Memory, not a quote…

“Whatever you may have done to Hurt me, Consciously or otherwise, I Forgive you.

“Whatever I may have done to Hurt you, Consciously or otherwise, I Ask that you Forgive me.”

I don’t think Stephen would mind if I misquoted him or borrowed his Work; he had an Ego as Inclusive as the Galaxy.  We’re approaching the first anniversary of his Transition out of his Incarnation…  

https://www.ramdass.org/remembering-stephen-levine-1937-2016/

Hurt is complicated – it can be a Commission or an Omission, or something else entirely, often “just” a Misalignment, where you’re trying to relate but you’re on different tracks.  But where there’s Pain, Inviting Forgiveness is useful.  This one is a quote, from http://levinetalks.com/Writings/single_post/ego-death 

“In the course of breaking the narrow confines of the self-image, a whole new world becomes available when you find out who you aren’t, including your suffering, which wipes out most of your precious/painful identity.  This can be a little disconcerting.

“Just before my face fell off, I looked back at my life as though it were my own.  I was possessed by memory.
“But as I passed behind the well-woven tapestry of appearances, history was undone.  The knots and snags that hold the illusion in place unraveling.
“The suffering defended so long dissolved like the Cheshire smile as a karmic wind caught a loose end and pulled . . .
“In transit beyond the known.”

And if you haven’t yet, and you can spare a week where you can’t do anything else but read (because it’s so compelling), Stephen’s Who Dies? is required reading for anyone.  Actually there’s a good chance you’ll find it to be The Most Important Thing you’ve ever done, so “sparing” a week might not be the right verb.

Back in the 1980s, when Pluto was in Scorpio (“The Way Out is Through”), before it crossed Sagittarius (“The Way Out is Letting Go”) into Capricorn (“Just Fix It Already”), a wonderful body of Literature was produced by the
“Recovery Movement.”  One of my favorites was Susan Forward’s Toxic Parents.  Nothing against parents, and mine were by no means the worst, but this book just does a great job of differentiating Forgiveness from Boundaries, and we need to understand this.

Soul Truth

September 25, 2016

A quick note before we get into the details about Pluto’s (Direct) Station, which occurs at 8am PDT on 26 September…

At 5am PDT on 25 September, after crossing dwarf planet Eris (Revealing Denial) in mid-June, Uranus (our Individual Soul) has come back to cross Eris for the second time.  In a typical second crossing, whatever difficulties we encountered at the initial crossing, are explicated for us.  

We refer to the first event in a series as the “Can-Opener,” because we’re often caught off guard when it often opens up a “Can of Worms” that we weren’t expecting.  We call the second event an “Exposition” because if we’re Listening, it Reveals to us what it is that the Can-Opener was trying to Teach us.  If we aren’t Listening, it feels like the Worms have turned into Snakes.  Of course, everyone who’s been reading this blog all along was well prepared, right?  So now we’re Learning more about Who We Really Are, as opposed to Who We’ve Been Pretending to Be.  We may have realized in June which parts of our Persona were Masks, but now we’re taking them off.

As an example, what if in mid-June we discovered that we were really in the wrong profession, but we were shocked by the discovery, so we scrambled to cover our tracks, and succeeded in pretending we were happy and competent.  Well, now, especially in the last week, we’re likely to be getting our ingenuousness rubbed in our face.  On the other hand, if in June we started planning an orderly transition, then last week was more likely a major milestone in our shift.

Or maybe in June our Deep Self felt seriously betrayed by our Pleaser, but we didn’t make any meaningful Changes because we didn’t want to rock the boat.  Then now we’re probably looking at another slightly different situation where by Pleasing other People we Abandon ourself, but this time maybe we can start to see how we can be more Genuine without burning any bridges.  Or we Realize that we’re still trying to Please our childhood Significant Adults, and that our Present Moment situation is in fact entirely different, we just weren’t seeing that because in June we were Regressed.

This whole adventure is much deepened by a couple of other astroevents that we’ll discuss more when we talk about the Pluto Station…

At noon on 26 September Saturn Squares the Nodes.  Even without Orcus (Oath-Breaking) on the North Node and Neptune on the South Node, this would bring several to many Lifetimes’ worth of Complications to the whole Authenticity issue.   Plus, at around 7pm PDT on 26 September, the Moon (which itself means Athenticity) crosses the asteroid Karma.  And, in a few weeks asteroid Veritas (Truth) will be Initiated by dwarf planet Chaos (No Limits), and they’re already well within two Degrees of Sensitivity.  

And the Rebirth (Haumea) of our Authenticity will be Creating big shifts in our Unconscious Beliefs (Vesta), as Vesta T-Squares Haumea and Uranus-Eris.  Besides all that, Ixion-Pholus (Becoming Fully Responsible to Express our Hidden Genius) and Veritas-Chaos Bridge the Haumea-Uranus/Eris Opposition in a Golden Rectangle.  And the two T-Squares (Saturn to the Nodes and Vesta to Haumea-Uranus/Eris) make Mjolnirs with one another, promising lots of Epiphanies about the Relationships between our Karmic History and our Authenticity and lack thereof.  

But we’ll get to all this when we talk about Pluto.  Pluto, remember, means it’s Happening, whether we like it or not, and whether we’re Conscious of it or not.  We can steer, but we have no brakes.  If we’re Conscious of what’s going on, we can steer into it, they way we would, hopefully, if we were starting to slide on an icy Mountain pass.  Don’t waste any Energy on Resistance here – it’s futile.   

Kundalini Rising II

March 6, 2016

The Elves of Lily Hill Farm don’t mince words (Penny Kelly, p.191)…

“Humans are at the top of nature’s heap.  Ye humans need everything that’s in the heap under ye to support yer form of life.  But nothing in the heap needs that human at the top.  Ye humans are the most expendable of all – yet ye all think yer indispensable!  

“Picture the security of the human race right now as one lonely person riding a unicycle across a tightrope that is tied between two poles anchored in soup bowls floating on an ocean,  Yer position is tenuous – at best.”

But there be Hope (Genia Haddon, Body Metaphors, pp.108-9)…

“Neither participational consciousness [the original Matriarchy] nor differentiating objectivity [the Patriarchy] characterizes this third model.  It [the Age of the Yang Feminine – the Age of Lilith] encourages a ‘both-and’ way of looking at things.  Although uncommon in the Patriarchal Age, this sort of consciousness is sometimes experiened in mystical states or with the aid of psychedelic drugs.  

“A pair of opposites that are mutually exclusive as seen by patriarchal, differentiating consciousness are no longer contradictory when comprehended by mentation that simultaneously holds awareness of various levels or orders of wholes.  In other words, this is a style of consciousness that is attentive to varying contexts and can shift from one to another, or even hold several in awareness simultaneously [Castaneda’s ‘Cognitive Dissonance’].

“In such a system, we should expect to experience life as multivalent rather than focused, contextually transformative rather than goal oriented.  Within the gestative system [Matriarchy], movement was contained and cyclic.  The metaphor for progress was natural, vegetative proliferation and succession of seasons.  Phases succeeded one another in a repeating pattern, like a circle, or like the snake biting its tail.  

“In the phallic system, movement is goal oriented and linear, like a arrow.  Progress is pictured as ascent achieved through competition and mastery.  In the exertive [Yang Feminine] system, movement is to be rooted in context and emerging out of it, like a spiral or helix … [in which] interleaved ascending and descending coils suggest the contexting of ‘opposites’ within a larger whole that retains their distinctions, yet transcends their opposition [the ‘Coin’].”

“In an Age reflecting the nature of the exertive womb [Yang Feminine] rather than the phallus, property ownership and exploitation would simply cease to be meaningful concepts, based as they are on patriarchal principles of separating out and power over.  It is beyond my capacity to picture concretely such a world based on exertive-world principles of egalitarian networks, contextual transformation, and holistic transcendence.  

“To appreciate how alien exertive-womb principles still are, try to imagine what sort of pattern would replace ‘ownership’ of animal pets by ‘masters’ in an age in which the dominant motif is no longer hierarchical. … These are the watchwords: context, egalitarian, transformation, multiple wholes, self-transcendence, non-uniform multiplicity, both-and simultaneity without loss of distinctions, network.”

Here’s an example of Both/And/And-that-too, from Robert Moss’s Dreaming True pp290-1…

“The philosopher of Science Thomas Kuhn observed that we get a paradigm shift when the accumulation of ‘anomalies’ forces the abandonment of old scientific paradigms and the adoption of new ones.  Dream journalists can contribute mightily to the emergence and understanding of new paradigms in science” by, for instance…

  • “Case studies of interactive dreaming that will provide mutually confirming evidence that consciousness is never confined to the brain.
  • “Documented and witnessed reports of dream precognition, telepathy, and other psi phenomena that will establish that these are entirely natural events and that our everyday experience is not the only engagement with time and space that is possible.
  • “Serial dreams in which we return to locales where we seem to be leading a continuous life as our present selves, but with some different elements in the scene.  For example: we may be married to a different person, living in a different town, following a different line of work.  Serial dreams of this type may provide strong experiential evidence for the ‘parallel universes’ hypothesis.
  • “Serial dreams in which we enter the situation or perspective of people living in other times or dimensions who are clearly not our familiar selves.  These experiences may be suggestive of our connectedness, in our multidimensional identity, with a vast family of consciousness in many time periods and frequency domains.”

The Eclipse Grand Cross is tight, spanning only three Degrees, 17-19 of the Mutable Signs (Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini).

In general, Angles between planets that are less than three Degrees apart can be considered to have a strong impact on the Present Moment.  Angles between planets that are less than eight Degrees apart will have less effect on the Present Moment, but will have profound impact on any project or Entity or Identity that is born at the time.  

“Orb” is the astrological term for the inexactitude of interplanetary Angles, but we prefer “Sensitivity” because how responsive we are to the Angles depends on how Sensitive we are to Energy.  The average Muggle might be hard-pressed to detect one Degree of Orb, while a Sensitive person could feel the impact of eight or ten Degrees even in the Present Moment.  We’ll all be much more Sensitive to any current-moment Angle that mirrors an Angle in our Natal chart.

Because we use many more planets, asteroids, dwarfs, and Centaurs than traditional astrology, for birth charts we try to keep our Attention directed toward Angles that are less than five Degrees apart.  Because we expect most of our readers to be Sensitive to Energy, we often use five degrees for Present-Moment charts as well.

Exceptions arise when Angles adjoin one another.  For instance, the Total Solar Eclipse occurs at 19 Degrees of Pisces, two Degrees from Chiron at 21 Degrees, and three Degrees from the South Node at 22 Degrees.  But Ceres sits at 16 Degrees, three Degrees on the other side of the Eclipse.  So we have a choice: we can interpret Eclipse-Chiron-South Node and Eclipse-Ceres as two distinct relevant Energies, or we can read Ceres-Eclipse-Chiron-South Node as one Stellium and one Energy.  To be thorough, we should do both, that is, read all three.

So now we’ve stretched from 17-19 Degrees to 16-22 Degrees, sevan Degrees of Separation.  Still well within traditional astrology’s span for a birth chart.  Lilith is also at 22 Degrees, so this allows our Grand Trine and Kite, since Pallas, like Saturn, is at 17 Degrees.  Haumea is very Conjunct Lilith, but at 24 Degrees.  We can’t ignore Haumea’s promise to Rebirth Lilith, but this brings us to 17-24 Degrees, and 16-24 if we  include Ceres, which is hard to exclude when the Ceres-Saturn Square is only half a Degree from being Exact.  While this seems like way too much slop for Present-Moment consideration, we can’t ignore the interconnections.

So far we have involved planets in Pisces (Ceres-Eclipse-Chiron-South Node), Aquarius (Pallas), Sagittarius (Saturn), Libra (Lilith-Haumea), Virgo (Jupiter-North Node), and Gemini (Chaos).  Uranus-Eris at 19-23 of Aries makes our Kite into five-sixth of a Grand Sextile, and the asteroid Klotho at 17 Leo completes it.

Klotho is one of the “Fates” – Klotho cuts the fabric from which Lifetimes are woven, Lachesis measures out the length of a Lifetime, and Atropos cuts the chord when that length is reached.  Their mother Moirai completes the foursome.  

It’s important to remember that Fate and Free Will, as a Duality, cannot be properties of the Universe at Large, as the Universe at Large is Multifarious.  Duality does happen to be a signal property of the Observing Human mind, however, so we interpret Fate as a philosophical issue, not an Existential issue.  It is striking, though, how often astrology seems to Teach us about what’s going on, as if our Co-Creations have long been mapped out by the Stars, as if the best outcome we could hope for from a Lifetime would be an Oscar.

We’re fond of saying that if we use Senses and Skills beyond the intellect, or if we desire to peer into the Unconscious, there is no Contradiction, only Paradox.  In most cases that’s giving the mind more credit than it deserves, but it’s certainly a valid Perspective.  So we could profitably view the Question of Fate and Free Will as a Paradox.  In fact, we can even look at it through Genia’s Yang-Feminine Perspective as a case of “both-and simultaneity without loss of distinctions”!  

How handy.  We’re being Rebirthed into the Yang-Feminine Age as we speak!  

We don’t usually think of Klotho as a heavy hitter, but completing a Grand Sextile gets our Attention, particularly with Haumea Rebirthing Lilith.  The combination means that…

This is a particularly germinal time for building foundations for our Role in the New “Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl” Culture that we’re Co-Creating.

Big revisions to our Cultural Zeitgeist were promised by the 2009 Neptune-Chiron Initiation, “Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl,” which we consider to be the astrological correlate of the Derivative Crisis that the Lizards quite successfully spun as a Mortgage-Deadbeat Crisis.  Genia’s comments are validation for what we’ve been talking about in this regard.

In a significant way, we’re “cutting the cloth” this month for our New economic and ecologic Persona.  We’ve suggested that major Commitments are better delayed till after June’s Eris-Uranus Initiation, since we can expect to meet whole new elements of ourselves then, but if we Trust our Knowing, there is a lot of preparatory work we can be doing that doesn’t involve firm Commitment.  And while New Moons are generally considered to impact the following two to four weeks, Eclipses are usually given a longer span of influence, often nine months.  So if we pinned on the Pattern this month, and wielded our pinking shears in July, we’d be in good stead.

Kelley Hunter usually reads the more traditional astrological symbols, while I stray into all manner of questionable nooks and crannies, so it’s particularly validating when the two of us walk down the same lane.  Her readings have been more mundane than mine of late, so we haven’t been linking to her newsletter.  On the other hand, she literally “wrote the books” on Lilith, and few folks are more in touch with the evolving Age of Lilith than she.  Her reading for this Eclipse mirrors ours, but of course as always adding much of note…

http://heliastar.com/cosmic-news/the-new-note-eclipse/

So we regard this Eclipse chart as a legitimate Grand Sextile, in addition to the Kite, Grand Trine, and Grand Cross – very Powerful.  The nature of a Sextile is Grace, as long as we provide the initial impetus to kickstart the process.  A Grand Sextile is about processes that feed on themselves and become virtuous cycles, like Genia’s interleaving helixes.  We may even be able to kickstart one of the Sextiles and watch it activate the other five!  Let’s talk about that in another installment.

I don’t want to leave this train of thought without bringing Pluto into the picture.  Pluto, at 18 Capricorn, Sextiles the Eclipse, and this Sextile forms the base of a Finger of God pointing directly at Klotho.  So it’s a good thing we included Klotho.  It doesn’t pay to ignore Pluto, or Eclipses.

Pluto represents that which Cannot Be Ignored.  I think of Pluto as a Powerful River, not in Space but in Time.  Paddling our canoe upstream is not an option; we’ll simply get pulled backwards into the rapids, if not the falls.  We need to ride this River downstream.  We can, however, steer toward one bank or the other, camp on an island, and since we can see where we’re going, pull out to portage around the falls.

The Klotho Finger of God tells us to Pay Attention Now to the way we’re designing the New Life that we’re Rebirthing for the Age of Lilith, to make sure that our New Life flows with the current and not against it.  The Eclipse-Ceres Conjunction reinforces this Directive, Asking us to Attend to Sustainability here.  

And to the other side of the Sustainability Coin, Sustenance – which means Letting Go of what’s no longer necessary – especially our Limiting Beliefs, which will be illuminated brightly for us with the Eclipse (which provides Illumination by showing us what it’s like without what we take for granted) on the South Node (which harbors our Held Emotions).  Penny Kelly spends about 90% of her book describing how difficult it was to Let Go of all the Resistance she had to Receiving Insight from The Elves of Lily Hill Farm.

The keystone in this Drama is the Initiation of Moirai, mother of the Fates, by Pluto on 10 March, at 18 Capricorn, “The Union Jack flag flies from a British warship.”  Rudhyar’s interpretation, “Protection provided by institutions in charge of maintaining order,” reeks of the Patriarchy, as Rudhyar’s roots were deep in European traditions.  

Our interpretation springs instead from the 1/1/2000 Initiation of Chiron by Pluto, “A flag turning into an Eagle, turning into a Chanticleer heralding the Dawn.”  The flag represents the old Loyalist status quo Ego, the Eagle the wide, inclusive Perspective of the Yang Feminine, and the Dawn of course the EnLightenment that follows.

So now we’re tossed back into the “Paradox” of Fate and Free Will with a renewed sense of Importance.  It would probably be quite accurate to say that astrology shows us our Fate if we proceed Unconsciously.  If we interpret the Squares to the Eclipse negatively, we’d Expect that because the Eclipse will cause us to freeze like a Deer in the headlights because there are too many Choices (Chaos), we’ll find our Future to be severely Limiting (Saturn).  

And I imagine that this will be an apt description of the Future confronting many of the Muggles that still suffer under the Illusion that their employer and their government have their interest at Heart, as the propaganda machine continues to work overtime to keep them convinced.  Ask your doctor if Climate Change Denial is good for you, it should say.  Ask your doctor if Globalization is good for you.  Ask your doctor if Glyphosate-saturated, mineral-deficient food-like substances are good for you.  If Death occurs, tell your doctor immediately and discontinue use.

I’m sure it’s an apt description for the poor blokes who’ve just been trying to survive the Drought and Turmoil in the Middle East, and for the Greeks being trampled by the results, after being wrung out by the Vulture Capitalists and Multinational Patriarchs running the EU.  We may not be able to divert the Pluto River, but we do have the option to Respond Consciously to the currents, to recognize that The Most Important Thing (Saturn) confronting us is Making Choices to steer our Unlimited Future (Chaos) in directions that promote our Deepest Desires and further our Mission in the Lifetime (Jupiter-North Node).

We still have quite a bit of material left in this Eclipse chart that keeps on Giving – to be continued!