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Venus and the Full Moon

April 14, 2017

A reader comments on the Venus Station…

“WOW!  Those Arcturian channels are something else!  Exactly what I’m feeling –  transparency of emotions, no fear, regardless!  What a beautiful thing.  

“Yes, transparency and its not even diffiicult, its natural!  As an empath and telepath, it will be nice when the rest of the world moves to this same state.  Wow – these changes are more than we could ever have expected.  Thanks for being such a consistent guide post. :)  Hugs.”

And a good friend talks about their Experience of the Full Moon…

“I went into the living room and did yoga, then closed my eyes for 20 minutes of meditation.  At the ring of the bell, I opened my eyes – and looked directly into the eyes of a coyote.  He/she was lying on the porch, face inches from the glass.  He met my gaze with calmness, but looked weak, ill, possibly wounded though I saw no evidence of blood, possibly poisoned with cyanide or some other toxin.”

Coyote, Odin, Mercury – which was Stationary – all symbolize the same thing, the Trickster, the left brain’s Skill at Tricking us into Believing that we Understand, when all we’re doing is Closing the Doors of Possibility.

“He didn’t look rabid or in extreme distress, but he had a look of both concern and unconcern at the same time.  He looked into my eyes for a long time, then down as if feeling some internal pain, breathing rapidly as if from running a distance, breathing deeply from illness or pain.  I got up from the pad and he tried to get up too, but fell back, seriously weakened.

“I called a neighbor who runs an animal shelter.  No answer, but I left an urgent message asking for advice about who to contact.  I looked up all the wildlife rehabilitators locally and called several, all without response.  Wildlife Rehabilitation said they couldn’t handle large animals like coyotes and referred me to Fish and Game, which I know would simply euthanize the animal, or mindlessly shoot it.  

“I anxiously waited for a couple of hours, hoping to hear from my neighbor, meanwhile checking on the animal, who in the meantime had crawled to the side of the house by the car, partially hidden in the trees.  I had hopes the coyote would regain strength, knowing reporting to Fish and Game would mean disposing of the animal without sympathy.  I called again, trying to find advice.

“I checked just now and found the coyote had drunk from the pan of water I left on the porch, but had then collapsed and was dead. So I called Animal Control, and left a message, hoping they would return my call.  The animal might be needed for a necropsy for disease or poison as a matter of public and animal health.  Meanwhile I’ll avoid the carcass because of possible plague.

“I’m glad the animal came here knowing it was ill, hoping to find shelter.  I looked into it’s eyes in it’s last moments and felt such empathy.  It spoke eloquently.  I’m humbled by opening my eyes from meditation and gazing directly into the final gaze of this animal; it was a trusting gaze, a gaze of pain and at the same time of unconcern, of acceptance, of waiting for the outcome, anticipating death.  Perhaps I could muster such strength in my final moments.”

Hylonome was also Stationary.  Hylonome symbolizes Death and Grief, and Detachment from Archetypes.  The third Station at the Full Moon was Varuna, symbol for the Life Force itself.  My friend confided that a life-long friend of theirs had died two years ago, virtually in their arms, and Coyote came on what would have been their friend’s birthday.

Here’s a good tip from Dr. Kim…

http://drkimderamo.com/mindbody-tool-increase-energy-instantly/

Why Did We Come Here?

October 30, 2016

Well, I’ve been trying to keep my nose to the Stone and work on my too-long ToDo list, and I just keep Feeling more and more Down.  So I do what I do when no other Lifelines present themselves; I check the “Stars.”  And whoa!  Varuna is Standing Still at this very moment!  I’ve been aware of the Big Picture, but not following the details; I thought Varuna had done its deed a couple of days ago.

So what’s Varuna about?  The Life Force!  Does my ToDo list support The Life Force?  At the moment, evidently not.  As soon as I run the chart for this moment and started plotting the Dwarfs and ‘Roids, I could hardly contain the spontaneous Excitement!  What a sudden and immediate shift.  

This is what led me to check the Stars…

https://alchemicalastrology.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/plutonic-capricorn-crisis/

Wow.  How many decades have I lived with that dilemma?!?!  So with that vast “Experience,” what suggestions would I give to Hitchhiking Stars (ie, to myself, via Projection)?

Wow, yes, that’s Yintegrity talking, and having a Deep Heart-to-Heart with Practicality.  When there’s an apparent dilemma – an Either/Or – there’s a “Coin” somewhere.  What is it here?  What’s the Both/And?  It’s something about Living a Life that’s Worth Living, a Life where we Feel the Truth of Working on our Mission.  We may not need to name it.

Let’s Ask Fritz Perls instead…  

What is is that Yintegrity Wants?  

Excitement, for sure.  There’s Hard Work that’s hard, and there’s Hard Work that’s so engrossing that we don’t even notice we’re “working,” because we’re having too much Fun.  We’re really Playing, it just looks like Hard Work from someone else’s Perspective.

What is it that Practicality Wants?  

Certainly Security, a sense of knowing we’re going to be able to Eat tomorrow, knowing we’ve got the rent covered.

So there’s one idea –

“Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to my Enjoyment of Both Excitement And Security.”

“I Wonder how I might Lovingly, Gently, Rapidly, and Completely achieve Both Security And Excitement.”

“You poor Sweetheart, you don’t Believe you have the Right to Enjoy Both Excitement And Security at the same time, do you.”

For me there’s an element of Pleasing involved as well – who might I displease by putting off my ToDo list?  There’s not much on the list that’s onerous, so if I see it from the right Perspective, I can see that it’s just not the Right Time for that.  That implicitly invites us to look for Seventh Harmonic Angles to Varuna, as it’s the Seventh Harmonic that “rules” Timing.

Yes, the Varuna Station is Triseptiled (three Sevenths of the way ’round the Zodiac, or 155 Degrees) by Chariklo – Charm and Beauty.

Interesting; I’ve been thinking about that lately, how it’s Abuse when a Child’s Significant Adults don’t Respect, Learn, and Acknowledge who a Child is in its own Right, but consider the Child to be a blank slate upon which they can write their Ego.  About how difficult it is for me to Learn certain things – even when I Want to Learn them, the information doesn’t “stick,” while Learning other things Feels so “Common Sense.”

In The Path of Least Resistance, Robert Fritz made it clear that the “greatest success” is achieved by taking one’s Native Skills and Working Hard to develop them further.  Since Native Skill is clearly a Thing of Beauty, we can see the Relationship with the Seventh-Harmonic Angle.  If we’re coming from a Perspective of Competition, it’s also easy to see Native Skill as a Privilege.  

Hence the Finger of God (Pay Attention! – and Wonder Why!) pointing to Varuna-Vesta (Letting Go of Anti-Life Unconscious Beliefs) from the Sextile between Nessus (Privilege and Abuse) and Hylonome (Liberation from Archetypes).

Where does this Lead me (irrespective of whether or not it’s relevant to Hitchhiking Stars or anyone else – though the process may be useful)?  It tells me that I’m Letting Go of another layer of my “Shoulds” Programming – my father telling me again that I’ll “never amount to anything” unless I learn to get up early (among other things).  Of course he had my best interests at Heart, from his Perspective.

Karma (Archetypes) remember does not grasp us, we grasp it.  So it’s always a Choice – I can satisfy my short-term Shoulds and regrout the Karmic Pattern, or I can Act otherwise and start a new Pattern.

Interesting Coincidence – the Varuna Station is Unx (one Twelfth of the way ’round the Zodiac or one Sign, sometimes mistakenly called a “Semi-Sextile”) to the asteroid Karma.

Of course Yintegrity doesn’t recommend that we disregard Other, it recommends that we reduce our Commitments, Renegotiate when appropriate, and Make Amends when for some reason Renegotiation isn’t possible and the Relationship is Important.

Asteroid Mnemosyne (Memories) is now Retrograde and moving back toward Uranus-Eris, less than one Degree from Eris – hence the Memories of my father.

So we don’t have to burn any Bridges.  In fact, having had this Epiphany, I might be inspired to dive into my ToDo list, or at least to Renegotiate where Time is an issue.

Speaking of Epiphany, Venus-Saturn (Redefining Values) is tightly Trioctile to Varuna-Vesta.

The other correlate we need to consider is Guilt.  It’s Guilt that enforces our Shoulds.  

November 17-20, the North Node (Deepest Desires and Mission) Conjoins Orcus (Making and Recanting Oaths, and the Guilt that enforces them) just as asteroid Karma crosses both, and the South Node (Held Emotions and Hidden Skills) Conjoins Neptune (Material Confusion/Spiritual Clarity) – all at 10 Virgo-Pisces – and both Neptune and OR10 (Notes from the Underwhere) Stand Still!

Whoa!  It’s gonna get a lot more intense before it lightens up!

Anti-Life Beliefs 1

October 24, 2016

We’ve started a new Province in Linear Time, as on 22 October Varuna (the Life Force) Initiated Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs).  While the Big Changes we’ve been experiencing for the last month continue to percolate up through the various layers of our Psyche, I expect this new Energy to dominate till Halloween.

If we can assume for a moment that our long-term Psychic Progress is toward Wholeness, then Vesta-Varuna Cycles are about Eliminating Unconscious Beliefs that are Anti-Life.  We all have those – even the Bushel that we hide our Abandoned Genius under, and the Hesitation we have to blatantly and outlandishly pursue our Deepest Desires, are driven by Unconscious Anti-Life Beliefs.  If we think it through we’ll understand that Idealism (and almost any -ism) is Anti-Life, as it’s likely to Deny its Both/And Opposite.

The timing runs something like this…

  • 2pm PDT 22 October – Moon crosses Vesta-Varuna
  • 6pm PDT 22 October – Varuna Initiates Vesta at 1 Leo, “irruption of bio-psychic energies into the ego-controlled field of consciousness” (Rudhyar)
  • 4pm PDT 30 October – Varuna turns Retrograde at 1 Leo

The Varuna-Vesta Initiation occurs just one arcminute (one sixtieth of a Degree, or the equivalent of 24 minutes of a Zodiacal year) shy of the Varuna Station, so we can count on both Varuna and Vesta-Varuna being Strong for the whole period through 30 October.  Varuna’s been within one Degree of its Station since 16 August, so it’s been Lit Up in the background for the last two months.

Varuna operates at about the same speed as Pluto.  Their orbits run 250 years for Pluto, 283 years for Varuna.  Pluto travels from 30 “AU” (one AU is the distance from the Sun to Earth) distant in Scorpio to 50 AU in Taurus, Varuna from 40 AU in Aries to 46 AU in Libra.  Pluto is about one fifth the size of Earth, Varuna about three eighths the size of Pluto.

Varuna operates at the Cellular level, so for the next week and the next four years (the length of each Vesta-Varuna Cycle) we have the Opportunity to Let Go of Beliefs on the Epigenetic and Genetic levels, both Personally and Globally.  Of course, when Changes occur on those levels, we probably aren’t aware that “we” are Deciding or Doing anything, so we may not even know that it’s happening.

But the Changes will be Reflecting in the Mirror of our thoughts and Feelings, so we can Consciously Cooperate with the Changes, and help them permeate our Being more quickly and become more Sustainable by Acknowledging and Reinforcing them.  

In part, that means being Aware that we may have symptoms of Ego Death: Confusion, Regret, Grief, Anger, Fear, Despair, the illusion of illness as our Body moves toxins out of our Cells.  It’s Important that we Respond to these Lovingly.  By all means Comfort yourself, but stay away from symptom-suppressing drugs if you possibly can.  Use “You poor Sweetheart…” and Homeopathics and Energy Work instead.

Remember that Fear is Cold and Hard, Love is Soft and Warm.  Locate Unpleasant or Painful Sensations and Emotions in your Body, Soften around them, Warm them, put your Hand on them.  Our “natural” (or Programmed) tendency is to Tighten around Pain and approach it with Fear.  That dilates the Blood vessels and slows Healing, while Softening and Warming speeds Healing – notwithstanding the Healing Energy your Hand will direct to it from your Heart.

We may also have difficulty Relating to family or friends or colleagues if their Beliefs Change in ways that are very different from the way ours are Changing, or if they – or we – Resist the Changes.  

Bear in mind that much of what you hear people saying may be their inertial thoughts and Feelings trying to Defend who they have Believed themselves to Be.  Hear them out.  Avoid Arguing with them, as by implying that they’re wrong you could strengthen their resolve to Defend their Olde Self.  Ask them Questions if you want, but only if you can come from agenda-free Curiosity.  

The same could be true of yourself – you could “hear yourself” saying things that used to Define who you Believed yourself to Be, but in a flash of Insight you suddenly find patently ridiculous or irrelevant.  You don’t want to have any Social Ego Invested in your Olde Beliefs, unless you’re very good at telling people that you’ve “Changed your mind” or “Feel differently” now.  If you often tell yourself or others “I’m not one of those people who waffle,” you could be in trouble.

If anyone wants to Argue with you, don’t Defend; instead, Ask them more about what they have to say.  You don’t have to Agree with them.  If pressed, you can always dodge the Questions and say something like “That’s interesting, I hadn’t thought of it that way.  I’ll think about that and see how it Feels.”  Yintegrity doesn’t mean you have to make yourself Vulnerable in situations where you don’t Feel (or aren’t) Safe.  If you “have a position” on anything, you’re stuck in an Idea and in danger of missing this Opportunity to Shift on a very Deep level.

This is the Initiation of a Cycle, and the New Energy is always Strong at the Initiation – Strong and Controversial.  Controversial because those who are Invested (Egoically or financially or Emotionally) in the status quo can argue vehemently against the New Energy.  You can see the Trumpistas vigorously Defending the Olde Energy of Sexism and Racism, even as they vehemently argue against the Olde Energy of Government by the Rich, for the Rich, and of the Rich – without realizing that Trump is really planning to make it far worse.

In a typical cycle, after the Initiation the Olde Guard appears to have defeated the New Energy, as the New Energy goes underground to grow roots.  The New Energy emerges at the “First Quarter” phase of the Cycle – the one-year point in this four-year Cycle.  So a win for Clinton could seem like a victory for the Olde Guard, as in some ways it certainly will be, but a year from now we could be very surprised by what surfaces.

Varuna

April 8, 2016

A reader comments…

“Sources I have come across point to Varuna as personification of an organizing principle older even than guts and cells … a mediator between pure fecund formlessness, Chaos, and living form … which suggests to me an affinity to the Chinese concept of Li – 

https://liology.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/nature’s-organizing-principles-the-li/ .  

A huper mind would attend to the flow of bodily processes to tune in to how Li is expressing personally.”

Brilliant!  Like the Buddhist tradition of reaching mental silence and Open Attention by following the Breath!  It’s Grandmother Spider, weaver of Life, and Raven, Creator of the World.  Among others!  Predating mentality but not Consciousness, subsuming Fate and Free Will into a fractal dance of Chance and Order, Intention and Archetype, Instinct and Opportunity.  Another…

https://liology.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/the-li-of-shared-arousal/

Fascinating!  My observation so far is that when Varuna is lit up, we seem to be able to Change Archetypes as easily as changing our pants.

The Sabian Symbol of the Station is interesting: “An Indian girl introduces her white lover to the assembled tribe.”  The Station Opposes (Mirrors) the Galactic Center and Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility).  In this case, Taking Full Responsibility means Giving up Control!  The most reliable method I know of for “descending” into The Flow, is a series of Kegels, especially under the influence of Fear.  Quaoar (the Law of Survival) Conjoins Pholus, and the Opposition is Trine-Bridged by the Conjunction between Sedna (Actions Taken out of Fear) and asteroid Karma.

Varuna and Chariklo

April 7, 2016

Our next study opportunities are with dwarf planet Varuna and Centaur Chariklo.  Both are lit up now, as Varuna Stands Still at 2am PDT on 9 April, at 28 Cancer, and Chariklo Stands Still on 12 April in 9 Capricorn at 8am PDT.  Varuna is turning Direct, Chariklo Retrograde.  The Energy of a planet is strongest when it’s Stationary or Standing Still.

Varuna was an ancient pre-Vedic Indian God-figure.  He may symbolize Cellular Wisdom and Gut-Reaction Patterns that predate organized Culture.  Let me know if you experience any unusual processes of that sort on 8 April, or if you experience anything unusual.

Chariklo represents Charm, Beauty, Symmetry, Walking in Beauty.  I haven’t studied her enough to know whether it’s more difficult to Charm someone when Chariklo is Retrograde, similar to the way Communication is sometimes more difficult when Mercury is Retrograde.  Just in case, if you need to seduce someone (in the larger sense of the word, of course), you might try to make it happen before 12 April.