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That Guy with the Wings on His Feet

February 19, 2020

As it’s wont to do, planet Mercury turned around and started going Backwards 16 February 2020 (5pm PST).  This will be very difficult for you to verify, since Mercury is too close to the Sun to be seen most of the time, and “Backwards” in this context is kind of metaphorical.  Mercury symbolizes Communication, Awareness, Thought, and Analysis mostly.  Backwards (“Retrograde”) Mercury has a bad rap around travel, but if like the Angels we take travel delays and disruptions Lightly, we can still Fly.

A planet goes Backwards when it wants us to really Pay Attention to some Lesson it has in mind.  It crosses the same zone of the Zodiac thrice, to make sure we don’t Lose the Plot.  The Plot this month is about the Thinking we’ve been doing, and the Conclusions we’ve been drawing, about the way our Culture should work (Mercury thrice crossing the last few Degrees of Aquarius), and how we Respond to this Emotionally (Mercury thrice crossing the first dozen Degrees of Pisces).

Overzealous Emotions cause our Mentality to Misfire.  It’s one thing that some of us are Emotional Thinkers – when we’re Analyzing something, How We Feel about it is one of our most important criteria, and that’s just Who We Are.  But it’s quite another thing when something Triggers our Karmic Judgments and we lose all hope of Neutrality.  Neutrality after all is where we must be if we want to Change or Manifest anything.  For instance, if we try to Create Peace from a position of Anger, all we’re going to get is more Anger.  Trying to Create Peace from a posture of Bliss will probably only promote Denial.

And in the section of the Zodiac that Mercury crosses thrice, there sit a couple of dwarf planets that are likely to Trigger our Karma.  One of these is the symbol for Intrusive Memories (the as-yet-unnamed dwarf planet that we affectionately call “OR10”) which are usually Karmic.  The other stands for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus).  That’s almost always Karmicas well.  The timetable looks something like this…

  • 2 February – Mercury begins its first crossing (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 6 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 11 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 16 February – Mercury turns Backwards (at 13 Pisces)
    • 21 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
    • 28 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
  • 9 March – Mercury goes Forward again (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 22 March – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 29 March – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 30 March – Mercury finishes third crossing (at 13 Pisces)

When planets change their Direction, they Slooowww Dowwwn, Stop, and then slowly Accelerate again.  While they are Slowing and Stopping (ie, 16 February and 9 March), their Influence upon us is at its Strongest.

Do you have any record or recollections of what was going on for you around 6 or 11 February, give or take a day or two?  The usual astrological process is that this first crossing raises an Issue or Problem (we refer to this as a “Can-Opener”), which usually puts us into our Victim.  Then the second crossing (the “Exposition”), if we’re Awake and Responsive to it, Teaches us a lot about what’s really going down, and we can begin to see our own Role in it.  By the third crossing (the “Confidence-Builder”), if we were Awake at the second one, the original Issue or Problem recurs, but this time we Realize what’s happening, and we Handle it with Aplomb.

Mercury stutters like this three times a year, so we get a good deal of Practice with it.  Our Journey from Victim to Adept increases our Neutrality a lot, helping us to be more Objective and Effective Problem-Solvers.

If you happen to have a birth (“natal”) planet in the thrice-crossed Zone of a Backwardation, the Cosmic Headmistress is giving you a Special Lesson.  For instance, one reader has their birth planet that means Truth of the Heart (asteroid Aletheia) in the Zone of this Mercury trifecta, and that planet is in a Challenging Relationship (Square) to their birth planet that stands for their Soul (Uranus).  Birth-planet Relationships are with us for our entire Life, so the more Practice we get with them, the better.

So our reader may frequently run into Issues where they feel like the Desires of their Soul, and the Desires of their Heart, are in Conflict.  How can Soul and Heart be in Conflict?  Heart should Serve Soul, and do it Well.  But Karma can intervene and mess things up.  That makes it even more important to Practice with the Energy, and bring it into Consciousness, so they can Notice when the Karmic prompter is reminding them of their Lines, and Frankly, Not Give a Damn about what it is they’re Supposed To do or say.

Our reader’s Heart-Truth planet, with it’s Teasing Relationship with their Soul, is Triggered by Mercury on 4 February, 1 March, and 19 March.  The most important thing to remember about our birth-planet Relationships, is that they’re like a Graduate Seminar.  They aren’t Problems to be Solved, they’re Dramas to be Studied.  We don’t Solve Dramas, we just Learn how to Handle them a little better each time we deal with them.  They have no Clean Edges, they’re always Ragged.

Imagine you’re an fiction writer studying situations where a person’s Heart would lead them in a different direction than their Soul would, so you could write a realistic short story about their Adventures.  With that mindset, after several repetitions of this Pattern in your Life, you could write the script of your next episode of it.  That would probably help immensely to make it Easier for you to Step Out of that Role the next time those circumstances arose, and Enjoy playing the role of someone else in your script, or someone different entirely.

If we Endure our “favorite” Karmic – aka Educational – Drama once more and leave its Edges just a little less Ragged than the last time, then we’ve Succeeded Greatly, and we need to Acknowledge ourself with Celebration.  While we’re “still kickin’,” we’ll probably never know Why our Immortal Soul Chose to Experience a Lifetime with such a Drama in it.  We just have to Accept that it in fact Did, Trust its Wisdom, and try to be a good Student.

The more Conscious we can be about the Dramas hard-wired into our birth charts, the better, but we also have to remember that it’s not about Analysis (even when Mercury is being Compulsively Analytical), it’s about Experience.  We get a little more hip to our Dramas each time we Repeat them, whether we beat ourself up for Stumbling over them again, or Congratulate ourself for being Open to Learning more about them.  Analysis can give us “Book-Larnin’,” but it isn’t nearly multidimensional enough to give us Wisdom.  For that we need Experience.  That’s what Karma is all about – Inertia, Repetition, how to Use the Patterns we have to their Best Advantage, instead of being Victimized by them.

I Guess We’re Here

January 13, 2020

Brenda Hoffman has an intriguing message for today…

https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2020/01/13/your-co-creators-have-arrived/

“January 12, 2020, is a watershed date in your lives and that of all inhabiting earth at this time. For it is as if something clicked inside your hearts, your beings that shifted you from fear to love.

“This shift will not be displayed immediately because many, perhaps including you, have to adjust to the new sensations this shift created. Even though you might have been prepared for something before January 12, this something has never been experienced by you or any earth being. It is as if a shaft of light pierced your tough earth shell.

“Perhaps you think that such comments are a fairytale for how is it possible that one day can create such upheaval?

“This shift will cause many to feel that what was up is now down, and what was down is now up. Because these new sensations will feel unnatural, frightening, it is likely something most will not discuss them. For they will believe that doing so makes them seem odd.

“Those of you in the know will merely adjust as you have to every other burst of energy throughout your earth life. Others, feeling as if their life has been turned upside down, will be the most frightened.

“Even though humans are familiar with the fear of change, this energy event is a tsunami of change. It will be as if someone woke up one night with a new emotional body and must do everything in the dark without understanding how to do so. There will be fear and anger. Not because this shift is bad or damaging, but because it will seem so foreign. So it is many will test these new feelings by doing the exact opposite of their intuitive directives. A confusing time for most.

“You, the forerunners, will slip into your new being easily and effortlessly for you have prepared to do so since you began this transition.

“Those not as open to transitioning beyond 3D as you will be confused and attempt to return to their former feelings only to discover they can not.

“This is a mass transition of proportions you can not begin to envision. For anyone who has dreamt of moving beyond fear and angst will shift rapidly. Such does not mean that in two days all of the earth will be like you, but instead that everyone who wishes to will have their heart opened.

“January 12, 2020, is not a day to take lightly. Allow yourself to move as you wish. And allow the same for all others. For their fear will be displayed long before their heart actions. Just as was true for you when you initiated your transition. The difference is, you have likely been in transition for decades or years. Those now at the beginning stages will shift within days or months.

“You are their beacon – allowing those frightened to know that all is well.

“You will also shift. But your shift will be polishing more facets of your diamond being. Those beginning their transition are discovering their diamond self in the rough.

“Your role and only role is to continue a joy focus. For if you allow yourself to be in fear with those just beginning to transition, they will become more frightened, perhaps not even able to function.

“You are the beacons of the world. Allow yourself to know and accept that.

“All who wish are transitioning or beginning their transition as of January 12th, 2020. You have little to do other than to inform those who wish to know that all is well.”

Well, as they say, “Trust but Verify.”

But then, according to our own previous post, aside from the main effect of 12 January’s Big astroevent about Transforming (Pluto) our Priorities (Saturn) to accommodate (Squared by) What’s Been Denied (dwarf planet Eris) – along with its embellishments (Mercury/Awareness, dwarf planet Chariklo/Confidence-and-Doubt) – the Big Challenge (T-Square) was about Trust (asteroid Eurydike), wasn’t it.  The Challenge to Trust was from the Veracity of the Shift (asteroids Veritas/Facts and Bee-Zed/Transcendence) and our Insights about the Incredible Scope of the Change (dwarf planets Asbolus/Intuition and Chaos/Unlimited-Potential)!

And that doesn’t even include what we Believe to define the context for the 12 January event (namely the 10 January Stations/Strength of Uranus/Soul-or-Consciousness which in Taurus is Descending into Matter, and of Eris/Revelation itself, along with the Eclipse/Illumination), which we might summarize as Huperity Becoming Aware that Matter has been Conscious all along.  Which is the Missing Core Belief in the Western Worldview that is Messing Up the Planet for Huperity and Everyone Else.

So unless Brenda has been reading this blog, which I very much doubt, her post is a remarkable “Coincidence.”  What I’ve been Feeling, myself, is quite a lot of Fear.  I’ve been working with it, Tapping and PIAVAing to get Grounded, but even then I’ve Lacked Clarity on a couple of Issues that seem Important.  Till this morning.  Then I remembered to Poor-Sweetheart myself –

“You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Scared, aren’t you.”

And Wham, suddenly there’s Excitement, tonnes of it!  Now I even Remember to Breathe, and to Kegel if necessary!

Where Are We, Then?

January 11, 2020

It’s a good time for an overview of what’s going on…

Most Important, we’re ending one 35-year (or so) Cycle and beginning another.  We use three primary sources to interpret the meaning of a particular Cycle as a whole…

First, we use the natures of the planets involved.  Here we’re referring to the planet that symbolizes The Most Important Thing – our Priorities (Saturn) and the dwarf planet that stands for Transformation and The Primary Background Theme of the Times (Pluto).  Lest we ossify, our Personal and Political Priorities will need to Change when this Zeitgeist Changes.

Those with a significant Investment in the Old Cycle will Propagandize like crazy to try to maintain the fruitfulness of their Investment.  You can see this happening around the Decline of the Patriarchy.  Mainstream Institutions and captive media make it look like the Patriarchy is at its peak.  The next phase of greater Gender Balance may take a step backward for every two forward, but rest assured it’s on track to watch the Patriarchy crumble into the toxic slough of its own Hubris.

Feel free to Allow your own Investment in the Old Cycle to Feed you while it fades, but bear in mind that the Cycle is already Dead, so your profits will slowly Decline.  Your primary Efforts are better spent laying the Groundwork for your Investment in the New Cycle.  It will be a while before you hit paydirt, but you’ll have the advantage of being well prepared when the Market comes looking for you.  In the case of this New Cycle, the Market won’t fully hatch till 2028 (when Saturn reaches its Waxing Square to Pluto), but it will gradually increase till then.

A parallel Shift occurs when a planet Changes Sign.  For someone of my own vintage, the classic example was the Shift from when the Zeitgeist (Pluto) was in the Sign of Nurturance (Cancer), to when it moved into the Sign of Self-Reliance (Leo).  My parents and their peers could not understand how my own cohort could forsake Security (Pluto in Cancer) in order to pursue Self-Expression (Pluto in Leo, especially when Pluto was Out of Bounds, as it was off and on from 1938 till 1953.  The Shit hit the Fan in the 1960s, when many of these people reached maturity just as the New Uranus-Pluto Cycle was Born).

We’ll find similar Gaps between people, projects, and Institutions that are born in different Cycles of Zeitgeist-attuned Priorities (Pluto-Saturn).  How will these Differences Manifest?  We need to look at Differences in the natures of the Expiring and the Emerging Cycles themselves, which we glean from the second and third sources of interpretation…

 The second source of meaning is a Reading for the Degree of the Birth of the New Cycle(Outer planet Conjunctions will typically occur several to many times; their first Conjunction in the Cycle defines the Birth of the New Cycle.)  Like each of the twelve Signs, the 360 Degrees of the Zodiac also each have traditional meanings (commonly read through their Sabian Symbols, which were Channeled in the 1920s).

The Priorities-Zeitgeist (Saturn-Pluto) Cycle that’s Ending began in 1982 as “A person becoming aware of spiritual forces surrounding and assisting them(the Sabian Symbol for the Degree of the first Conjunction of that Cycle, 28 Libra).  I doubt that Dick Clark or his clones will ever characterize the Zeitgeist of the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s as Awareness of Spiritual Forces Surrounding and Assisting us, but in retrospect I certainly regard exactly that as the Most Important Change in my own Life since the 1980s.

It was in the early 1980s that I had an office downtown, and was riding a bus across town on an errand when I sat down next to a young lady and just to make conversation, asked her what she “did.”  She said she was a “Psychic.”  I almost fell off the bus, I was so surprised.  I thought that happened only on television.  I signed up for a Past-Life Reading, and it literally blew my mind, because of the extraordinary Sensations of Limitlessness that I felt during the Reading, and that episode led to meeting my First Spiritual Teacher.

 So, what about the New Cycle?  Its Anthem is “A soldier receiving two medals for bravery in combat(the Sabian Symbol for 23 Capricorn).  Now that is a Change of Zeitgeist.  I don’t think it needs to be about War, as we can be totally Brave in many other ways – standing up to the Bullies, Speaking our Truth, Keeping the Faith, Mediating Hopelessly Polarized Disputes, Praying for Lost Causes, Resisting War, etc.  While the Old Cycle fades from the mainstream, What We’ve Learned From It never goes away.

Over the last 35 years we’ve Learned that we not only don’t have to Do It All Ourself, but also that it’s simply Silly Egotism to think that we Do Any of It Ourself.  We are Transformers.  Our greatest Power lies in Directing the Show, in “PIAVAing” (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/) the World We Want to Live In, in our Intentions.  The Material World is Created in the Image of someone’s Vision of it, usually the Vision of a lot of someones.  We need to Step Up and Take Command of the Role of the Visioner.  We need to do that for the Planet and All of its Residents.  We can be a Brave Soldier in that Endeavor.

For instance, we can help the Patriarchy Save Face as it Dies Out, so its Ego doesn’t have to Cling so tightly to its Illusion of Power.  We can thank it for holding the place together while we figured out the Next Step.  We can Lovingly and Gently demonstrate Power-With when we see people getting all tied up in Power-Over, to show them that there are other ways.

We can Create our own Institutions rather than beating our heads against the wall trying to take down the Patriarchy’s Institutions.  If we demolish an Institution, it creates a Power Vacuum that someone else can step into, and the Outcome is likely to be Worse.  Better to just Create a New Institution to serve Our Goals, one that will already be up and running, ready to step into, when the Old one faceplants.

Our third source of interpretation for the Old Cycle is its Birth Chart.  On this score the Old Cycle’s 1982 Natality featured two major Changes (Squares).  First, the Movement from Victim of to Mastery over Materiality (Saturn-Pluto Opposing asteroid Karma, and Chiron Squaring dwarf planet Makemake).  I know, this is the exact period of the Decline of the US Middle Class, but not everyone has Learned to Accept the Assistance of the Spiritual Forces Surrounding them.  It’s also a period where more and more people have Realized that Abundance means Having Enough to Share, not Having More than Anyone Else.

The second Movement was from Hope to Trust (asteroid Eurydike Squaring Neptune), as we’ve Learned how to Communicate with the Spiritual Forces Surrounding us and how to Collaborate with them to Manifest What We Want.  The mass market edition of Shakti Gawain’s germinal book Creative Visualization hit the streets in 1982, just as the new Old Cycle began.  For the last third of a Century we’ve been Practicing for Ascending into 5D(Find more about 5D in Michael J. Roads’s books.  Find more detail about the Old Cycle’s Natality at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/january-2020-ii/.)

 The Birth Chart of the New Cycle teaches us a great deal about preparing for the next 35 years.  The chart of the ZeitgeistPriorities Initiation (Pluto-Saturn) itself gives us the Tools to be Aware of the Change (Saturn-Pluto Conjunct Mercury Out of Bounds), to make it Sustainable (Conjunct dwarf planet Ceres/Sustenance), and to have Confidence in it (Conjunct dwarf planet Chariklo/Confidence).  It also advises us that many Secrets that the Old Order kept Hidden will come forward into the Open (Saturn-Pluto Square dwarf planet Eris/Revelation).  We’re advised to Accept the Consequences of Aligning with Truth, rather than trying to maintain the Status Quo.

This chart also tells us that we want to Trust that New Facts will be Transformative, and Trust our Intuitions that the Future will be no Bigger than our Dreams for it (asteroid Eurydike/Trust T-Square to asteroids Veritas/Truth and Bee-Zed/Transformation Opposite dwarf planets Chaos/Unlimited-Potential and Asbolus/Intuition).  In other words, we need to be Creatively Visualizing a World that is Far Beyond what we would normally Want to Manifest.  Whatever you Want, make your Prayers and other PIAVAs much much Bigger and Better than that!  (For more detail about the New Cycle’s Natality, see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/january-2020-iii/.)

 Astroevents are always embedded in Time, so any astroevent must also be seen through the eyes of What Else Is Going On at the time.  The Beginning of the New Zeitgeist-Priorities Cycle is Blessed with A Lot Going On, and it Goes Deep.  In our view, Saturn represents Ego.  The Mythological Saturn’s mother was Gaia, and his father was Uranus – Saturn was the child of Earth and Sky.  Saturn and his siblings were Titans, and were kept inside the Earth, where they caused Gaia pain.  Gaia asked her children to neuter their father to prevent further pain, and only Her last-born Saturn was willing to do it.

In our view, Uranus represents the Soul.  So the story is about Ego taking Control over the Soul’s Ability to Create.  5D is about Recognizing the Consciousness inherent in Matter, and Manifesting in Cooperation With Gaia/Nature and Uranus/Soul rather than in Defiance Of the Life Force in Nature and the Soul.  Saturn/Ego‘s own son Zeus was the father of the Patriarchy, with its focus on 3D Hierarchy and Power-Over rather than 5D Cyclicity, Equality, Interdependence, and Power-With.

Regular readers know that we consider the Influence of a planet to peak when the planet Stands Still in the Sky, as the outer planets do twice a year (when they turn Retrograde or Direct).  So we consider a planet that’s Standing Still in the Sky to have more Power in the moment than a planet that’s Beginning a New Cycle.  In other words, we regard the entire New Cycle to be Devoted to the Mission of a planet that’s Standing Still at the Initiation of the Cycle.

 Well, at the Beginning of the New Zeitgeist-Priorities Cycle, two planets were Standing Still.  The first was none other than Uranus/Soul, whose Mission at the moment is the Descent of Soul into Matter (Uranus in Taurus/Earth), which we can also invert and read as the Ascent of Ego into Soul, or into 5D.  Astrology doesn’t comment on the Nature of Reality, but only on the Relationship between Huperity and Reality.  So one way to look at the Mission of Uranus in Taurus, is as the Reanimation of Nature and the Earth by Hupers.

We can see the New ZeitgestPriorities Cycle as offering “two awards for Bravery” in the Reanimation of Nature and Gaia.  Of course this is only one Interpretation.  But Matter Follows Energy, and Energy begins with Vision.  So this Interpretation can lead us toward 5D.  Other Interpretations can take their Visioners toward where they wish to go – more Power to them.  We don’t need to Compete with them; we can Co-Exist with them.  We don’t even have to be in the same Realities.  Many Holograms can occupy the same Space, if the concept of Space is even defined in such a picture.

The second planet that’s Standing Still in the Sky is the one that symbolizes Revelation of What’s Been Denied (dwarf planet Eris).  As we said before, this planet Challenges (Squares) the New ZeitgestPriorities Cycle.  But if there’s one Denial that’s leading to the Destruction of Life As We Know It, it’s the Denial of our Awareness of Consciousness in Nature and the Planet, and in Her Myriad of non-Huper Entities.  We can Vision and Create 5D in spite of that Denial, but the more Energy can be dedicated to a Vision of Life Cooperating With Life, the more Suffering can be reduced.

 What else is in the chart of the New ZeitgestPriorities Cycle’s Intimate Companion, the Station/Apex (Standing Still in the Sky) of Uranus/Soul?  This remarkable chart makes a Self-Resolving Challenge Full of Grace (a Diamond Star embedded in a Grand Trine, where a T-Square, Finger of God, and Grand Trine all point to the same planet, making everything work together Effortlessly.  Find the chart, and more details, at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/january-2020-i/).

Climate Change (the Conjunction of Quaoar/Survival, Pholus/Ability-to-Respond, and Aletheia/Truth-of-the-Heart) is in this chart as one of the Foundations for Self-Resolution (one foot of the Finger of God).  It could be that Climate Change will be the one Energy that finally Unites Huperity in the Awareness that We’re All in This Together.  The other Foundation is Memory (dwarf planet “OR10″/Intrusive Memories) – perhaps one of the Denials to be Revealed will be our Collective Memory of Atlantis.

The chart does Ask two things of us – that we Step Out of Victimhood (asteroid Moira/Fate-and-Choice Opposing Uranus, and asteroid Karma/Karma Conjoining Chiron/Despair-or-Miracles), and that we Stay Curious and Avoid Trying to Figure Out What’s Going On (the many Quincunxes in the chart).  If we covet those Medals, we just need to Bravely keep Speaking our Truth and Embracing the Life Force.  But we may find all this just Happening all on its own, while we just watch.

Namarrkon

January 8, 2020

Bob in Australia sends us this note…

“Flash Storm at Uluru

“Uluru said goodbye to 2019 with a severe storm that lashed the nearby town of Yulara with lightning and torrential rain. The weather bureau reported this to be the type of storm that happens twice a century.

Lightning over UluruImage: Damien Hill Photography

“The bolt of lightning has traditionally been a symbol of sudden illumination and the destruction of ignorance.

Lightning Man Injalak Arts

Photo credit: Injalak Arts

“In Aboriginal mythology, the lightning man, who looks like a praying mantis is known as Namarrkon (and other names).  He uses the sun’s power as energy, forming bright arcs of light across each of his shoulders….”

This Energy is what Western Civilization (and Western astrology), worshiping as it does the Ego, misinterprets as Destruction.  It’s astrological symbol is Thor’s Hammer or the Octile Yod, which we call a Mjölnir, preferring the Norwegian name for Thor’s Hammer, because “Thor’s Hammer” is so linked to Violence and Power Over.

We could easily argue that the Main Event here isn’t so much the dreaded 12 January 2020 Saturn-Pluto Merger (The Most Important Thing is our Transformation), but the 10 January Station of Uranus/Soul as it recruits the Power of Saturn-Pluto to support its Descent into Matter (Uranus in Taurus).  In other words, the Reanimation of the Planet and Nature, which is the Most Important Thing we can do to turn around the Neo-Atlantean Self-Destructiveness of Egoic Humans. 

Note that Western Astrology doesn’t actually purport to talk about our external affairs; it talks about our Relationship to External Affairs.  Which is to say, if Hupers Learned to Respect the Consciousness in non-Huper Matter (whether Animated or not) and thus in their mind and Heart Learned to Reanimate the Planet, that in itself would Shift the Planet immensely.

The Eclipse, while it’s near the Degree of Saturn-Pluto, occurs on the day of the Uranus Station.  Which is also the day of the Eris Station, which Reveals That Which Has Been Denied.  Westerners interpret the Descent of Soul into Matter through their training as Christians, but Everything has Consciousness, and just about everything here except Hupers wear their Consciousness Responsibly.

So, what Mjölnir Graces the Uranus Station?  The Station is Trioctile to each end of the Square/Challenge between Truth (asteroid Veritas) and the Merger of Self-Love (asteroid Sappho) with Growth in Consciousness (asteroid Juno).

January 2020 V+

January 7, 2020

Resending this post, with an addition or two in blue…

The Archduke has been Assassinated, though Choosing Sides for the WW to follow hasn’t begun yet, officially.  Anyone who Believes that an “I for an I” means…

“Okay, I named the Reality first, so you Lose”

…as in “[I did this] to stop a war, not start one” must have Learned The Art of War from a starving banker, or from a bigger Bully.  One named Roy maybe.

I’ve met several people, though, who also woke up on 1 January 2020 feeling quite Differently, and very Mellow (perhaps abetted by Mercury/Awareness Out of Bounds/Strong crossing Jupiter/Expansion).  So in spite of my Cynicism about Huperity I actually don’t advocate “Lending our Strength to that which we wish to be Free From.”

While Ascension requires knowing that We Are All One, it also requires Liberation from Attachment to what Other People do.

On 4 January (9pm PST) and earlier, the dwarf planet that symbolizes Manifestation (Makemake) is very Strong (Exactly Stationary in 7 Libra).  A friend of mine celebrated this by getting a rebate for a less-than-Perfect trip on an airplane – to the tune of $1600.  Maybe the rest of us weren’t Dreaming big enough.

On 6 January (1pm PST) and earlier, the asteroid that symbolizes Beginning New TimeLines (Klotho) is very Strong (Exactly Stationary in 5 Gemini).  Start a New TimeLine where you Imagine how you’ll Feel when you Receive a surprise, unexpectedly large, check in the mail.

Also on 6 January and earlier, our Held Emotions (the ones we’d “rather Die than Feel”) could Feel magnified (Jupiter Merges with the South Node).  Start a New TimeLine where you Imagine how you’ll Feel when you’ve Learned to meet each Held Emotion with Delight because you Realize that Bummers which we haven’t Learned to Love yet are running our Lives from the Unconscious.  Now that would Manifest as Abundance!

On 10 January (11:30 am PST) the Full Moon is a Partial (Penumbral) Lunar Eclipse.  We regard Eclipses to be about Illumination.  This one just happens to Light Up (Oppose) the Convention of Heavies (Stellium of Sun, Ceres, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, and Chariklo in 22-25 Capricorn) that dominates 3-14 January.  Lunar events often act as Triggers for Bigger Events.  The Moon Opposes the Heavies one after the other from 2pm till 7pm 10 January.

On 10 January (5:30 pm PST) and earlier, the dwarf planet that symbolizes Secrets Long Hidden Being Revealed (Eris) is very Strong (Exactly Stationary in 24 Aries).  Since you’ve already Started that New TimeLine where you’ve Learned to meet each Held Emotion with Delight, you’ll meet any unpleasant Secrets with Excitement.  Well, what if you did.

I can always tell when the planet which symbolizes Soul (Uranus) is very Strong (Stationary) because I can easily Sleep when I’m Tired, but I don’t get Tired very much.  It gets Manic around here.  As long as I Realize what’s going on, it happens without the Depressive part.

Well, this planet that symbolizes Soul is also very Strong at 5:30 pm on 10 January, at the same time as the dwarf planet that symbolizes Revelation.  Yes, could also be Revelations.

Also on 10 January (3am PST), the asteroid that symbolizes Truth of the Heart (Aletheia) enters the Sign that means Just Fix It (Capricorn).  This could be a very Potent combination, Soul, Revelation, and Truth of the Heart all Lit Up at the same time.  I’ve been Feeling some of that already.  If you thought about it, you might be too.  You may not even have to think about it.

And then on 12 January (9am PST) and earlier, we get what many of us have been Dreading, the Merger (Conjunction at 23 Capricorn) of Saturn (Focusing on The Most Important Thing) and Pluto (Compulsion and Transformation).  If you find yourself Compelled toward something you’d rather Leave Behind, Transform itIf we follow the Pattern of 2001, we may wait till the Ides of March to Feel the brunt of this Energy (Moon Begins Decade of being periodically Out of Bounds).

You might be very Surprised to find that Intention is all you need, especially since the Transformation of our Priorities (Saturn-Pluto) is Challenged by the Revealing of Long-Hidden Secrets (Square to the Station of Eris) and aided by Powerful Awareness (Mercury Out of Bounds Crossing Saturn-Pluto at 2am PST, before returning In Bounds at 7am PST).

It will be very important to be Mindful of Self-Doubt.  The dwarf planet that symbolizes Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt (Chariklo) sits just two Degrees past the Saturn-Pluto Merger, and it is also very Strong (Out of Bounds).  Our Awareness (Mercury) will be less Acute (no longer Out of Bounds) by 13 January (2am PST), when Awareness and Self-Doubt/Confidence Merge (Mercury Conjunct Chariklo) but our Self-Doubt/Confidence will still be very Strong (Chariklo Out of Bounds).

Remember that this is in the context of Powerfully Transforming the Most Important Thing.  If we could Create a New TimeLine that disables our Self-Doubt and cues our Self-Confidence instead, wouldn’t that make a huge Change in our Lives!  We could do that without getting trapped in Overconfidence, just by being Confident enough to say I Don’t Know.  If you give yourself Permission to go ahead and Dream Big, that could be just a PIAVA away (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/).

January 2020 I

November 7, 2019

There’s a lot of interest in January 2020, especially the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (The Most Important Thing is Transformation – that is, Pay Attention to the Trance that Is Being Formed) on 12 January (9am PST), since many people consider both planets to be Malefic, and our History with them is checkered, as they’ve been used in the Past to Manipulate our Fear (eg at “9/11”).  Before I talk about that, though, we need to talk about three other things.

Firstly, if astrology ever Frightens or Worries you, that’s really important information, but it’s not about astrology.  That would be a serious case of Giving Away Your Power.  It is really important information about your Relationship to Fear and Anxiety.  The Opportunity is to Locate your Fear or Worry in your Body, Center your Attention there, Ask what you need to know about it, and then Patiently Listen, until the Energy Shifts.  You probably won’t get a “verbal” Answer.  You’re more likely to get “random” Memories, and those would be good clues about what you’re Really Scared or Worried about.  Fear is either about the Present (your Hair is standing on end)…

…or the Past (Oh Shit that’s threatening to Happen again!).  It may feel like you’re Scared or Worried about the Future, but I’m pretty sure that’s seldom the case.  We’re usually Scared or Worried that something in our Past will recur, and Clearing that out of our Karmic sandbox will Change our Future in ways we can’t Imagine.

Secondly, no planets are malefic, any more than certain kinds of Trees are Evil.  It’s our Projection from a cyst of Negativity in the Unconscious that’s maleficent.  And by the way, it’s not my Unconscious or your Unconscious, it’s the UnconsciousIt has no Boundaries, and no Ego.  It Is That It Is.  We just Live in it, and it’s inevitable that we’ll wander into a cyst of Negativity now and then, if not frequently.

Thirdly, Uranus (Soul) is Stationary (Strong) less than two days before the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (the Uranus Station is 6pm PST 10 January 2020, the Saturn-Pluto Merger 9am PST 12 January 2020), so we’ll have more Resources than usual for dealing with whatever Saturn-Pluto brings.

The Uranus Station chart is exceptionally Positive, with a Self-Resolving Challenge and Great Grace extended toward our Vitality.  Since Descent of Soul into Matter will require Shifts in our Biology, this is a Powerful assist.

The chart features a Diamond Star and a Grand Trine pointing to dwarf planet Varuna, with Uranus Squaring Varuna.  The chart is also Supersymmetrical.

Descent of Soul into Matter is often referred to as Ascent of Matter into Soul, though they aren’t quite the same.  It’s not like liquids in a pipe or hose, where the flow is either one way or the other.  It’s more like two flashlights pointing at one another, but it does have a Breath, where the equivalent of an Inhale follows the equivalent of an Exhale.  In any particular moment one or the other may dominate, but the process is measured by the degree of interaction, not by the quantity of Descent or Ascent.

Realizing that all Matter is already Conscious and Ensouled will Clarify your Metaphors considerably.  Living in Full Effortless Flow with “Inanimate” Matter is like Living in a smoothly functioning Community, where you Intuit what your Neighbor needs and when they need it, and vice versa.  When we Realize that every definable portion of our Reality is a Conscious Neighbor, and when we Imagine that our own Consciousness is Expanded far beyond the Dual, we can perhaps begin to grok how that might work.

But as exceptionally positive as it is, the Uranus Station is not without “Suggestions” (or you might say “Warnings”) to help us maximize our Experience of it – by taking care to be Conscious of our Resistance to the Change.  The first Suggestion is that we Consciously Choose whether to Accept or Reject the Descent and Ascent.  Not that Descent of Soul and Ascent of Matter is a one-time event, it’s more of a long-term project, that we’ve been working on for a long time.  But there are critical phases and milestones, such as this one.

In the base of the Varuna T-Square, the Stationary Uranus is Opposed by asteroid Moira.  Moira symbolizes Fate, but Fate is only Fated when we’re Unconscious.  When we become Conscious of our Fate we gain the Choice whether to Live it out as Fated Karmic Patterns, or to Choose Alternatives.  The basic astropattern is Varuna T-Square Uranus Opposite Moira or Life Force (Animated Matter) Challenged By Soul Dancing With Fate/Choice.

The second Suggestion is that we remain Aware of the Messages of Climate Change.

The Sextile at the base of the Varuna Finger of God is between dwarf planet OR10 (Intrusive Memories) and a Stellium of asteroid Aletheia (Truth) and dwarf planets Pholus and Quaoar (Fully Able and Willing to Respond to our Survival Instincts).

I hope you can Imagine a situation where everyone on the Planet was Aware of not just the obvious Dangers of Climate Change like the Wildfires and the Superstorms, but also the Mass Extinction and Mass Migration that are already being caused by it, and a situation  where we all knew (Intuitively) what we each had to do, as one big Team, to Revert it.  I know, lots of Yes-Buts arise, but see if you can Imagine swapping Yes-Ands into each of those places instead.  It’s “just your Imagination” after all, so you can do anything you want, right?

If you can’t do anything you want in your Imagination, there’s no better time than the Present to seriously Ask yourself Why Am I So Limited?  Until you Straighten that out, you’re part of the Problem, not part of the Solution.

And speaking of “the Problem,” what’s all this Resistance about, to what we know we have to do?  Are those people Evil, or just so Greedy and Narcissistic and Short-Sighted that they think they need to Hoard as much as they can while they still can, so they have enough to Bribe Noah to let them on the Ark when the final Showdown arrives?  Well, whenever we catch ourself thinking about “those people,” we know we’re Projecting another Cyst of Negativity from the Unconscious.  “Those people” are nothing more than a Hologram of our Failure to Imagine a Fully Collaborative, Fully Cooperative, and Fully Conscious – 5D – Universe.

The third Suggestion is that we need to be Fully Present and Fully Compassionate with our Karma.

Asteroid Karma Conjoins Chiron in the Uranus Station chart.  Asteroid Karma is about our Karma.  Chiron is about Despair and Miracles.  We escape Despair using Self-Empathy, such as Poor-Sweethearting ourself.  Karma-Chiron Squares Aletheia-Pholus-Quaoar.  That is, Failing to Realize that we actually have a Choice (Moira), and falling into Despair about our “Fate” (Karma-Chiron) will doom the whole Planet.  And the worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair, namely the Belief that What We Need is beyond the realm of Possibility.

Here’s the chart…

Busy August X

August 12, 2019

Our reader and friend responds, very appropriately

“But… from my Facebook feed, this is real to this younger person: ‘It feels legitimately insane to go about our day drinking coffee and walking the dog and exchanging pleasantries when our government is fascist and white supremacists are mass murdering and our planet is a few years removed from irrevocable death spiral.’ “

I couldn’t agree more, except that it’s the Culture which is insane, not your friend.  Your friend is probably just doing the best they can in Difficult circumstances.  They are after all surrounded by Fascists, Racists, Murderers, and Fiddlers, while Rome burns.  The Patriarchy has set it up to be sure that we get daily messages from the for-profit Media and elsewhere that “we are Powerless, nothing we can do to stop Fascism and Racism and Murder and Mass Extinction, it’s way too big for anyone to stop, and besides, it’s in the Constitution!”

Margaret Mead said something like Never do Nothing because you can do Too Little, but actually, other than picking up those plastic bottles on the beach and refusing to go to school on Fridays and Telling It Like It Is, what is it we can do to make a difference?

Well, I still argue that the most effective thing we can do, is to spend time Meditating on What We Want, and minimize the time we spend Dwelling on What We Don’t Want.  However, that doesn’t stop us from also being Activists, if we can do it without putting ourselves in too much danger from a Patriarchal backlash.  As Activists, I believe it’s best to Focus on what we’re most Passionate about, and put our Energy into Building up replacements for the sick institutions rather than tearing them down.

There will be plenty of people with plenty of Anger that will do a fine job of tearing down the sick ones when the time is right.  But by then we want to have mature organizations to plug in, in their place, because we don’t want the Angry ones designing our New institutions.

Jeffrey Smith’s Institute for Responsible Technology, https://responsibletechnology.org/, is an example.  IRT has done more to expose the lies behind Glyphosate poison, and break down Big Farma’s Propaganda Wall, than anyone, yet I can’t tell if there is anyone but Jeffrey in IRT – it could be a one-person operation!  I’ve never met him, but I’d guess Jeffrey has a pretty big Ego to carry on doing what he does.  More Power to him!  He’s a great example of dwarf planet Ixion – he’s breaking every Sposta (“You’re Sposta do it this way!” – namely shut up and behave yourself) in the book, and he’s making a big dent in the Fascism, Mass Murders, and Mass Extinctions.

Ronnie Cummins, https://www.organicconsumers.org/, is another crusader that started off as a Lone Wolf, and is doing a fabulous job of Facing Down the Insanity.  Rosemary Gladstar (https://sagemountain.com/), Joseph Mercola (https://www.mercola.com/), Jeffrey Bland (https://www.ifm.org/), Mark Kastel and Will Fantle (https://www.cornucopia.org/), and many others have all started institutions that could easily replace the Fascist jokers that claim to Protect us (oh, right, I meant “Regulate”) us in The Swamp.  Not to mention Greta Thunberg, the teenager who started an International Movement by skipping school and sitting alone next to the Swedish Parliament with a sign.

The Advantage of operating from the Heart or the Right Brain or the Inner Female or Intuition or even the Gut, is that we aren’t hobbled by that Left-Brain Propaganda about Contradiction.  I mean, Are we “Sposta” be Neutral, or are we Sposta be Passionate – make up your mind!  Yes.  Both/And.  Absolutely Neutral and Max Passionate is what we need.  If we aren’t Neutral we’ll get hung up Ego-Identifying with details and Lose the Plot.  If we aren’t Passionate, we’ll never Persevere when an Authority tells us to Stop.

Busy August IX

August 12, 2019

A reader writes…

“Good news or fake news?

“From Daniel Scranton’s The Great Earth Experiment ∞ The 9D Arcturian Council  [https://danielscranton.com/the-great-earth-experiment-%e2%88%9ethe-9d-arcturian-council/]:

” ‘The ripple effect will be felt throughout the galaxy when there is peace on Earth, and there will be peace on Earth.  And we are not talking about hundreds of years from now.  We are talking about within the next decade.’ “

The Future is ours to Create.  Matter and its embellishments (such as Behavior and Emotion) take Form around Seeds of Energy.  The more time you spend Feeling the way you’ll Feel when you Create What You Want, the sooner you’ll Create it.  The more time you spend in Doubt, the more Uncertainty you’ll Create.

One of the Delusions that we suffer under, with great help from the Media and the Snake Oil Vendors that keep it alive and the Smooth Talkers who Enrich themselves from it at your expense, is that the “Outside World” exists.  We have the Power to Live in whatever World we Wish to Live in – but do we use our Power that way?  Or are we too busy Dwelling in a World that we Don’t Want?  The World we see is a Mirror for our Inner State of Bliss or Confusion or Dissatisfaction.  If we aren’t in Bliss, we can at least try Confusion – it’s the first stage of Growth.  All we need to do is Stay in Confusion rather than thinking our way out of it using the same Tools that have Created our Displeasure for all these years.

Of course, probably the best way to Create Peace on Earth would be to Eliminate all the Hupers, and we’re Manifesting that fairly well so far, aren’t we.  Why would that be, when we’re all wrapped so snugly in Unconditional Self-Love?  What?  We have Conditions on our Self-Love?  Well, when will we Love ourself Unconditionally?  How can we Create Peace in our World if we can’t even Love ourself Unconditionally?

We have the Power.  How do we Use it?  And Who makes those Choices?  If we aren’t Manifesting What We Want, we need to find out Who inside us is making those Choices, and somehow Figure Out or Intuit or PIAVA how to Befriend them so we’re both working on the same agenda and not Sabotaging one another constantly.  If we’re waiting for Other People to make the Changes we Want them to make, it’s likely to be a long wait.  What was it Gandhi said, Be the Change you wish to see in the World?  I Wonder why He would say such a silly thing.

Busy August VIII

August 11, 2019

While doing someone’s Transits I stumbled upon several new (to me) asteroids – as if we don’t use enough already – that are quite relevant today.  In Ego astrology, Uranus means Disruption.  In our astrology, Uranus Disrupts anything that is no longer in Alignment with our Soul.  For most of us most of the time, Uranus and our Soul sit in the Unconscious.  Many of us have to stretch to Align with our Heart, let alone our Soul.

We don’t mean to imply that Ego and Consciousness are synonyms, btw.  So, how are they different in our Worldview?  Consciousness is what we’re Aware Of moment to moment, and Ego is what we Identify With moment to moment.  It’s the Difference between I Am Angry (Ego/Identification) and I Feel Angry (Consciousness/Awareness).

Perhaps it’s good that Soul sits in the Unconscious, since the Unconscious runs the show most of the time.  But for most of us most of the time, our Karma is much more front and center than our Soul.  Kind of like the way our Concept Set tries so hard to keep Reality inside of it, so that our mental and Emotional  Preconceptions force our Intuition into submission, unless we have the good fortune to be Intuition-Driven.  From the Soul’s Perspective that’s good, but Difficult in the Patriarchy unless we’re also very charismatic.

And since the Unconscious is usually in charge, it’s very beneficial for the Ego to Befriend the Unconscious.  Since the most visible part of our Karma is our Self-Sabotaging Habits, the Ego ends up cursing the Unconscious more than Embracing it.  Bringing that Process up into Awareness so we can Appreciate all of the Players in our Daily Dramas will Benefit us greatly.  If we Notice that we’re cursing “our Fate,” and we’ve Intended to Shift that, we can fairly easily Apologize and Ask how it’s trying to Help us.  Our Karma gets up in our face so often because it’s trying to find a way to get us to Break the Pattern.

We don’t usually emphasize Ego Death when Uranus is Lit Up, but really, how often do we say or Feel I Am my SoulMany of us probably seldom even Feel our Soul.  With Uranus in Taurus (Hardcopy Reality), the Soul Wants to Manifest into Form.  Do we even have an image of what that would Look like?  My image is that it’s more about Behavior than Appearance, though I wouldn’t be too surprised if I saw someone walking down the street with a Halo, or began seeing very Different-looking Entities rolling and puffing down the sidewalk.

In other words, to bring our Soul more front and center, we’re probably going to have to make room for it by Adjusting the Ego a bit.  Or a lot.  That is, Ego Death.  Since the Soul is Immortal, if we Align our Ego with our Soul, we would be Immortal too.  Our Concept Set says that’s Unlawful, so we’ll have to be a Scofflaw.  Other than Ray Kurzweil, how many of us can even Conceive Of that, without all manner of Alarms going off in our “head”?  The early psychologists – the Greeks – invested a good deal of Mythology in this whole arena.  Did they Agree with our Alarms?

Eurydice almost got back out of the Underworld, but she was Betrayed by Human Eagerness – which leaves Open the question of whether greater Patience would have Permitted it.  And in our campaign to convert Fate to Choice, we can easily see the Eurydice story as a Teaching advocating greater Patience.  Since Hupers depend so heavily on Grains, the Rebirth in Spring of Perennials, or Sprouting of reseeded Annuals, was a very handy Metaphor for Immortality of the Soul and Recycling of the Ego, whether by Repeating Ego Deaths or Reincarnation.

Astrological symbols for the Goddess of Agriculture – dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) in Rome and asteroid Demeter in Greece, carry this Burden.  It’s telling that Demeter’s daughter Persephone (Proserpina in Rome) became Queen of the Underworld and wife to Hades (Pluto in Rome).  Here’s a statue of Persephone holding the cellphone, then called a “Purse-Phone,” that She used to call the Dying to their new home…

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Of course in those days it was Intuitive rather than Electromagnetic.  The critical question from our Perspective, is whether any of the asteroids (or in the case of Ceres, dwarf planet) representing these Mythologies stand out in the Uranus Station chart – which is our primary event just now.  And they very much do.

Asteroid Proserpina, for instance, Conjoins the Stationary Uranus, while asteroid Persephone Trines Uranus.  We’re using three Degrees of Sensitivity, but we could easily be using more, since this is obviously a (Re)Birth chart for most of us.  Dwarf planet Ceres is four Degrees away from an Exact Quincunx to Uranus, and asteroid Demeter is five Degrees from another Exact Quincunx, putting Stationary Uranus at the Focus of a Finger of God from the Sextile between Ceres and Demeter-Makemake (Manifestation).

In the asteroid Proserpina Discovery chart, Proserpina Opposes Her consort Pluto, with Makemake Trine-Bridging the Opposition.  Why the connection between the Underworld (Pluto-Proserpina) and Creativity (Makemake)?  Perhaps because we’re really referring to Ego Death, and Ego Death Allows us to Create Miracles because our Reborn Ego stretches the Edges of our Identity, making our Universe a different place following different Rules.  It’s not clear whether there’s any etymological connection between Proserpina and Prosperity.

In the asteroid Persephone Discovery chart, Persephone is at the focus of a T-Square from the Opposition between Demeter and Proserpina.  Demeter would not be Discovered for 35 years more, so this name obviously wasn’t Chosen because of this T-Square.  Makemake, which wasn’t Discovered till 75 years after that, Trines Persephone.  Similarly, it’s “Coincidence” that Proserpina Opposes Pluto, as Pluto was Discovered almost a century later.  And Demeter makes a Mjölnir to the Makemake Square.  As my former Chief Asteroid Officer used to say, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Here’s the modified Uranus Station chart…

And the Proserpina Discovery chart (5 May 1853)…

Busy August V

August 7, 2019

“Just when we begin to feel expert and comfortable, that is exactly when the nature of life’s restless heart forces us to move completely out of that previously comfortable era into one in which we are hopelessly inexpert.  In every stage it is as if we have to learn how to live all over again.  Though normal and unavoidable, often these natural life changes can be experienced as deep losses…

“The grief of raising children who are golden original mind-boggling beautiful sprites who become teenagers who hate us and want to get as far away from us as possible, or the grief of watching those same kids become adults as limited, afraid, and rigid as we are… are just a few of the stages of living filled with grief that are totally expected.

“For this reason, though natural, common, and anticipated, it is also just as right that we should deeply express these changes as losses through grief.  For this reason, in most of the world’s natural cultures, these changes are understood and experienced tribally as lines that must be crossed ritually with the help of the entire village…

“Natural culture doesn’t need to address life changes with therapy because they anticipate these changes and have a place for the grief.  These rituals of life changes are the major parts of their tribal everyday spiritual existence.  In this way grief is not left hanging but is converted into ritual beauty and culture-supporting continuity, which is not only experienced by the people in a massive communal way, but in a massive communal way these rituals also have the people giving life back to the Divine that gives life to them and the world.”

–Martín Prechtel, The Smell of Rain on Dust, pp.9-10.

Folks of our ilk may so Celebrate the Solstices and Equinoxes, and maybe even the Cross-Quarter Days.  But the sort of Celebrations that Martín describes are less common, and more important.  And it reminds us that one Loss we often Fear but seldom Grieve is Ego Death.  Astrology schedules Ego Deaths for us frequently – such as this week.

The symbol for our Soul (Uranus) and the symbol for Expansion (Jupiter) are both Strong (Stationary) on 11 August, and the impact of the Expansion part is greatly amplified (Jupiter Stations in front of the mid-Sagittarius “Great Attractor” and the “Shapley Supercluster,” two Galaxy Clusters, one behind the other, both mostly behind the Milky Way, and each stronger than the previous, that pull all of us toward them with a Gravitational Force thousands of times that of the Milky Way itself).

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In other words, you can say, “Oh, No Thanks!” but it won’t much help.

With our Uranian Soul symbol in the Sign of Matter (Taurus), we’ve recently begun a seven-year period that we can safely call The Descent of Soul into Matter.  Soul is Asking us to Expand a great deal beyond our usual day-to-day Limitations and Habits.  Just as an example, Soul is immortal, so while it may be Compassionate, it doesn’t have the Fear of Death that “we” – our Egos – have.  So we have to Expect that it will show us pictures of Death, in a “gentle” attempt to help us move closer to Recognizing our Immortality as Souls.

Energy precedes Matter, so if we continue to Project Demise and Fear of it out in front of us, more Death is what we’ll Create.

No question that it’s usually inconvenient to have to Surrender a Lifetime where we undoubtedly have Unfinished Business, but even in that circumstance we can reframe the Ego’s Intention as helping us to move closer to Recognizing what’s Really Important – our Ego’s education! That’s a lot more important than any Unfinished Business.  It’s the inept Political notion of Karma as Retribution that leads to the conclusion that Unfinished Business weighs us down.  Sure, we can rue Unfinished Business and thus make Karma out of it, but that’s just a different Curriculum we can Choose.

But Martín is right that All Losses Must Be Grieved, and every Ego Death is a Loss.  Rather than Respectfully and Gratefully Grieve our Ego Deaths after the fact, we usually Burn Up the same Energy in Fear before the fact.  We can Feel it coming on, and the Ego starts pedaling backwards as fast as it can.  We Expect a huge Soul Download over the next several days.  Open to it.  Invite it.

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Invite your Transition to be Loving and Gentle, and Ask your Current Ego to Respond to it with Respect, Gratitude, Surrender, and Relief.  Remind your Current Ego that it’s done a fabulous job of Keeping You Alive (its job description) so far, remind it that it can Trust the Soul to do a great job of selecting a bright-eyed Happy New You for the next assignment, and give it one last Hug.

In fact, Trusting the Soul is the biggest Challenge this week (asteroid Eurydike [Trust] Square Stationary Uranus).  And the basic process is all about Manifesting Miracles into Form by Following our Inner Voices (dwarf planet Makemake [Manifestation] Opposite Chiron [Despair/Miracles] and at the Focus of a Finger of God from the Sextile between Uranus itself and dwarf planet OR10 [Intrusive Memories])

We may have to be tricky to Hear the Voices (OR10) – Sitting Silently with our Eyes closed and Shushing the mind, for instance, or Clearing our Current-Moment Thoughts and Paying Attention to Random Memories or Stories that cross our mind – maybe a plot from last week’s TV show, a Stranger you passed today who reminded you of someone, a Strange but somehow familiar Smell, or a sudden Memory of a tale your favorite Aunt told you when you were but a golden original mind-boggling beautiful sprite yourself.

Don’t Strain – the Stories and Voices are meant to Trigger your Intuition, so making it Stressful will just clamp the tubing.  You Want only Joy and Fun here; certainly your Soul wound Want it that way.  Be continually Mindful for Bummers, and Poor-Sweetheart them or Tap them Out.  When Bummers arise, know that they’re Up so you can Let Go of them (Chiron)

If no Bummers arise, Look for them!  We all have Beliefs that we Accept as Just the Way It Is (Chiron), and those are the fences that keep us as limited, afraid, and rigid as we are.  But we Accept them as Just the Way It Is, so we aren’t Aware that they keep us Limited, Afraid, and Rigid.  When we Open those Windows, Miracles await just beyond the Pane.

Jupiter will be Lighting Up our natal planets in the neighborhood of 15 Degrees, and Uranus those in the vicinity of 7 Degrees.