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Another Choice

October 31, 2017

When we’re up against out Unconscious Limiting Beliefs, it often feels like We’re Dying, or like We’d Rather Die than have to do that again.  Today, that is likely to be some variation of Giving Away Our Power Again.  There is quite literally a Choice this morning between Claiming Our Self-Sovereignty, and Death – which is of course an Ego Death, as Ego is the only thing that ever Dies.  Well, I know, Ursula says that Coyote is always Dying too, but Coyote is just a symbol for the Ego.

This Portal is compounded by a heavy-duty Full Moon on Friday (10:30 pm PDT) that’s associated with Death – and favored by Death.  (We’ll write about this after Lachesis turns Direct and Varuna turns Retrograde on Wednesday, 9am PDT.)  In other words, Accepting and even PIAVAing an Ego Death (such as something like “Ganeshi, Please Lovingly and Gently Remove All Obstacles to My Accepting and Celebrating this Loss of Identity and Resistance to What Is!”) may be our best course by far, making our “Future” much Easier.  Or we might say, making our escape from Timespace more quicker.

Bottom Line – if you run into any apparently unsolvable issues during the next several days, Recognize that it’s an Opportunity and a Blessing.  An Opportunity to Choose Not To Understand, and to Surrender.  To Let the Universe run itself, without your having to drive.  To Wonder who you might end up Being, once you Let Go of who you thought you were.  Choose the Unknown; it’s a Big Window.  You can sit in the back seat and rubberneck, Enjoying complete Egoless Safety in your Self-Driving Universe.

Lachesis (Choice) turns Direct at 3am PDT 1 November, and Varuna (the Life Force) turns Retro at 9am PDT.  Meanwhile, Quaoar (our Survival Instincts) Initiates Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) at about 9am PDT as well.

The 3 November Full Moon (10:30 pm PDT) at 12 Taurus Sextiles the Lachesis Station, which Conjoins Neptune (Material Confusion, Spiritual Clarity).  There’s much more going on, but along with the Full Moon and Lachesis-Neptune, plus Orcus (Pattern-Breaking) and Juno-Chariklo (Confidence in our Edges), the Fixed Star Canopus completes a Grand Sextile in the Magnetic Signs.

Canopus is the Grest Navigator of the Southern Skies, the South Pole Star.  One of his tasks is Ferrying the Dead to the Underworld, so you can Give him your olde obsolete Habits and Identities and Limitation, so he can recycle them into the building blocks of something more useful.

Choice and Vitality

October 28, 2017

Giving our Power Away to an Idea is seldom a good strategy, but we do it all the time.  If you’ve Given your Power Away to the concept of Fate, for instance, then you’re at its Mercy just now, as asteroid Lachesis (the Fated Length of a Timeline) is Standing Still in the Sky, which makes it very Strong.  If you’ve been gritting your Teeth, this is likely to be what’s going on for you.

Dwarf planet Varuna (the Life Force) is also Standing Still and hence very Strong just now.  The Life Force isn’t benign, it’s quite assertive.  If yours is partially blocked, you’re going to Feel very uncomfortable.  If you’re squirming in your chair, or imagining all manner of unpleasant circumstances, you’re probably feeling the Varuna Station.

These Energies continue to Intensify for the next several days, until they peak around 9am PDT 1 November.   The sooner you deal with them Constructively, the better you’ll Feel, and the smoother your Life will run.  If you don’t deal with them Constructively, you may find yourself gritting your teeth and squirming in your chair long beyond 1 November, as each astroevent is an Opportunity to get Clear, and if we don’t use the Opportunity, then we may just not get Clear.

So, how to deal with these Energies Constructively?

Start by recognizing that Fate is an Either/Or.  If you’re invested in the Idea of Fate, then you may need a special dispensation to achieve Free Will.  Either/Ors are always mindstuff.  Nature isn’t Either/Or, it’s Both/And.  No matter what Either you can Dream up, you can find an Or out there in the Natural World.  Yes, Fate Exists.  And yes, Free Will Exists.  If it’s got to be one or the other, you’re trying to Live in the mind, not in the Natural World.

If you Choose to Live in the mind, no Blame.  But the Life Force is probably pushing you pretty hard to broaden your Horizons a bit.  Mind is symbolized by Air, and there are whole Other Worlds symbolized by Fire, Water, and Earth (at the very least).  Those Other Worlds are going to be tugging at your sleeve and nagging at you.  They don’t go away just because you Will them to.

So, instead of being Victimized by the Fated Timelines that have us gritting our teeth, lets Take our Power Back, and Choose to End them.  Radical, eh?  How to do that?  Any old PIAVA (Praying, Intending, Asking, Visualizing/”Feelizing,” Affirming).  You could simply say to no one in particular, but to Everyone, that “I Choose to Let Go of Scarcity.”  Or Poverty, or Loneliness, or Pain, or Stress, or Guilt, or Inadequacy, or Incompetence, or Fear, or Powerlessness, or Frustration, or All of the Above, or Whatever it is that’s inspiring you to grit your teeth.

“Fat Chance!” you say?  Then you’ll want to Let Go of Doubt as well.  If you don’t have a lot of practice with PIAVA then you may not have proven to yourself yet that it works, and works very well.  It can even make Miracles, and often does.  If you don’t know PIAVA at all, I can only ask that you invest some time into studying https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ .

Not that everything you Ask for is going to Show Up or Go Away immediately.  Many of our Limitations are backed up by long histories, perhaps even centuries of Habit-Building.  But we have to start somewhere, and the ideal place to start is to Choose What We Want.  If you look at what you’ve been gritting your teeth over, I think you’ll find that you’ve been Choosing to Keep Your Attention on What You Don’t Want. 

I know, it doesn’t feel like a Choice, but it is.  You can Choose to Put Your Attention on What You Do Want anytime you want to.  Try it for just a minute, and see if you’re still gritting.

If our Life Energy was flowing like the whitewater in a cascading mountain stream, I don’t think we’d be gritting our teeth.  While our Limits are long-suffering Habits, Habits are formed by Repetition.  The only thing we need to do to shift from Focusing on What We Don’t Want to Focusing on What We Do Want, is to start building the Habit of Focusing on What We Do Want, then build reps.

I know, easier said than done, but the key is to Congratulate yourself for Noticing that you’re Focused on What You Don’t Want, because once you Notice, you then have the Power to Choose to Focus on What You Do Want.  The more we Congratulate ourself for Noticing, the sooner we’ll Notice, and the sooner we Notice, the Easier it is to shift to Focusing on What We Do Want.  We could even PIAVA that we begin to Notice every time we’re Focused on What We’d Like to Eschew, and begin to Congratulate ourself for Noticing.

See if that doesn’t begin to Unlock some extra Life Energy.

Daniel Scranton has been Channeling some particularly provocative information lately.  Have a quick look at these short messages…

http://danielscranton.com/your-concept-of-self-is-shifting-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

http://danielscranton.com/your-5th-dimensional-abilities-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

http://danielscranton.com/a-central-channel-upgrade-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

Choice, Vitality, Instinct

October 23, 2017

We’re approaching a busy ten days, no matter how you usually Celebrate Samhain, All Saint’s Day, Día de los Muertos, Halloween, All Soul’s Day, or whatever other spin your Ancestors put on the end of the first Decan of Scorpio.  From our Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/)…

20 October-1 November 2017

Makemake Initiates Mars in 5 Libra on 29 October (12am PDT).

Lachesis turning Direct in 12 Pisces on 1 November (3am PDT).

Varuna turning Retrograde in 2 Leo on 1 November (9am PDT).

Quaoar Initiating Lilith in 30 Sagittarius on 1 November (~9am PDT).

There are no astrological vacuums.  If there’s little going on in the moment, it just makes us more Sensitive to what’s next.  And of course we all have our personal astroevents occurring most of the time; we only talk here about global events.  We wouldn’t usually expect to start noticing a Lachesis Station until a few days before the Event, or a Varuna Station till a week or so prior, but if nothing else is happening, the Energies are there to be appreciated.  They just aren’t as drowned out by louder voices.

Notice too that we’re in the Deep Void around the two Initiations – the current Cycle has virtually Ended, and the New Cycle has not yet begun.  So it’s the worst possible time to try to force Action on a Manifestation (Makemake-Mars), or to force our Sovereignty on our Survival (Quaoar-Lilith).  On the other hand, with any degree of Sensitivity we usually have a good Intuition about the New Cycle, and often an excellent Intuition about it. 

The usual Pattern is that the Energy of a Cycle is very strong around its Initiation, then goes “underground” till the Waxing Square, when it battles its way into prominence.  Our natural reaction is to Celebrate the New Cycle, then after the Initiation to be Disappointed when the Olde Guard “takes the T-Bird away” and squelches the Fun.  We’d be better off using the Energy of the Initiation to observe the short-term effects, and plan a long-term campaign to undermine the Olde Guard, to facilitate a faster take-off at the Waxing Square – though with Makemake-Mars the “long-term” will only be six months (versus two years plus for Quaoar-Lilith).

Lachesis’s namesake is one of the three Fates, the one who “cuts the chord” and determines how long a Fated Timeline will persist.  We consider Fate to be what happens when we’re Unconscious.  We Celebrate bringing into Awareness as many of our Karmic Dramas and Dragon’s Tails as we can wrestle to the ground.  When we’re Conscious of an Archetype, we can Choose whether it would be the most Appropriate Response to any given circumstance, or not.  So while it may Challenge us to Expand our Awareness, we consider asteroid Lachesis to be about Choice.

As it has been for a while, Lachesis is Dancing with Neptune, which is often associated with Confusion.  We know Confusion as the first stage of Growth in Consciousness, but we don’t always remember that we need to Surrender into our Confusion, rather than straining to “Figure it Out.”  Like Curiosity, it’s not about “solving” anything, it’s about Accepting that the Unknown is Approaching us, and being Open to whatever Delights are hiding behind it.  Our most important Choice here is Choosing to Challenge the Habit of Reacting to the Unknown as an intellectual problem rather than an Invitation to move to Spirit. 

This is a Cultural as well as Personal Archetype, but we Change Cultural Archetypes by Choosing to Respond differently this time in our own Life.  Choosing to follow our own Soul’s Guidance rather than following the Herd is Scary, as it often involves facing our own Abandonment.  But its a Clear and necessary path to 5D.  It’s not about Rejecting any specific Pattern out of hand, but about practicing New Alternatives so we can Learn them as we Unlearn what’s rote for us.  At the beginning of the Growth process we Reject the Old Pattern more often, so we can test New Responses.  Eventually we’ll appreciate the Archetype as a Powerful Skill, but first we must Learn that we have Choice.

It’s not a Coincidence that the Makemake-Mars (Manifestation-Action) Initiation occurs at the same time.  This two-year Cycle is about (5 Libra) “A person revealing to their students the foundation of an inner knowledge upon which a ‘new world’ can be built.”  A good candidate is the Knowledge that we’re here to be Awed by how Mother Nature stitches the Universe together, rather than to be Inflated by our prowess at solving story problems and sculpting Golden Calves in the image of our Ego.  So this whole new Cycle may not be about forcing Action on a Manifestation, but Allowing the Manifestation to Bloom in its own time.

Dwarf planet Varuna was named after one of the most ancient of Vedic God-Energies.  We interpret it as the Life Force.  We could say “our” Life Force, but it isn’t, we only borrow a shard of it for a while to Animate our Physical Vehicle.  We’ve just begun a new Aletheia-Varuna Cycle (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/relationship-reset/) that makes a Big Deal out of what is always True anyway, namely that when we Live The Truth of Who We Really Are, we’re able to Channel the Life Force much more Deeply.  Varuna is an Oceanic God, reminding us that The Truth of Who We Really Are is about What We’re Feeling in the Moment.

The current Varuna Station Opposes asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) and makes a T-Square (Challenge to Mastery) to asteroid Karma (of all people), which is joined by asteroid Hopi.  So we can expect Challenges to whether we’re Living our Truth and Embracing our Ego Deaths, or Dancing to the tunes dictated by our Karmic Dramas, particularly those Dramas that involve Profiling and Bigotry (Hopi).  The Karma-Varuna Square gives us the Opportunity to really Let Go this time of the Limiting Beliefs that were up for us at their Initiation in August 2016.

The Karma-Varuna Cycle began in August 2016 at 30 Cancer, “A daughter of the American Revolution.”  Traditionally ultra-conservative, DAR has been assertively inclusive since Eleanor Roosevelt resigned her membership in protest in 1939.  They’ve since supported many conservationist and humanitarian efforts, many oriented toward support for military personnel and veterans. 

The gap till we can feel the Lachesis and Varuna Stations isn’t completely empty.  We’re enjoying a long-lasting Seminar (Grand Quintile) on Integrity (both yin– and yang– but especially yin-), unearthing our Limiting Beliefs, and Poor-Sweethearting ourself before we broadcast negative vibes that will echo back at us (Jupiter Quintile Juno-Chariklo-Pluto Quintile Chiron Quintile Aldebaran Quintile North Node Quintile Jupiter)…

Raising Vibrations

June 18, 2017

From John Perkins’s The World Is as You Dream It (pp.96-7)…

” ‘To camay,’ Manco [a Quechua Shaman] explained, ‘is to breathe unity into.  No corresponding word exists in Spanish.  Even the idea is difficult to express, for it seems that you northerners don’t believe such things.  In our lives, it is a very important concept, perhaps the most important.  We have several related words: churay, ruray, and supay.  These have to do with creating.  But camay is the most powerful.

“He knelt before a gnarled old agave, a special plant to Andean people that is related to the aloe.  ‘This plant appeared to be dead a year ago.  I camayed into it every day, and now look.’  He patted it tenderly.  ‘Old, but very much alive.’  He stood.  ‘We are all one.’  He turned slowly in a circle, his hands at his side, palms out.  ‘When one of our parts is out of balance, others can help to bring them back.  That is when we camay.’ … ‘The blowing we do during a healing is a form of camaying.  We breathe unity into the sick or injured person to restore balance.’ “

The astrological correlate of Restoring Balance is in particular the Trioctile – three eighths of the way ’round the Zodiac – and in general the Octile, one eighth of the way.  The Eighth Harmonic is itself about Rebalancing, and we favor three of them because the Third Harmonic is all about Love with Wisdom.  We’re especially fond of the Mjölnir or “Hammer of Thor” Configuration, which is a third planet Trioctile to each end of a Square.

Conventional or Ego- and Fate-Reinforcing astrology sees the Square as a Malefic, and the Hammer of Thor as Destructive.  From the Perspective of Spiritual or Ego- and Karma-Transforming astrology, the Square represents Mastery through Challenge, and the Mjölnir, like its predecessor the Vedic Vajra, symbolizes Lightning, Illumination, or Epiphany.  Our recent Stations include a couple of Mjölnirs… 

The long lavender lines are Trioctiles, the short ones Octiles.  The red Squares are, of course, Bioctiles – two eighths equals one fourth.  The Square is ultimately also about Illumination.  Jupiter is the Focus of a Mjölnir across the Sedna-South Node Square, meaning that the Jupiter Station at the Full Moon, and its ongoing Mjölnir, has Illuminated and will continue to Illuminate the Places where we Fear our own Karma – that’s basically the Regressed Hellhole I found myself in through much of the last fortnight. 

Of course we Fear our Karma – that’s the nature of Held Emotions, Emotions that we can’t Tolerate, that we’d rather Die than Re-Experience.  Which is precisely the point – we need an Ego Death here to Expand the way Jupiter would like us to.  The Jupiter T-Square crosses the Opposition between Vertias (Truth) and Juno-Chariklo (Bringing Self-Confidence under Conscious Control), but it’s also a Diamond Star, as Jupiter is at the Focus of a Finger of God from the Venus-Neptune (Our Spiritual Values) Sextile.  Which is to say that Jupiter would like us to – and is offering to help us to – Transform our Relationship to Fear and Held Emotions by Rebalancing the Relationships between our Spiritual Values, Consciousness, and Self-Confidence.

Which, incidentally, has Sedna Squaring the Nodes.  This Square will be Exact – a Can-Opener if there ever was one – on 3 July.  So we’re very lucky to have had the Jupiter Station Illuminating this Process before we get submerged into the depths of it, so we know to bring an extra oxygen tank.  The slower a planet, the deeper it’s Influence in the Unconscious.  Sedna takes fifty times as long as Pluto to make it’s way ’round the Zodiac once.  Most of the other new dwarf planets are called Plutoids, because they’re basically similar to Pluto.  Sedna is so far out that they made a whole new class for it – Sednoids.  So far it’s the only one with a name.

So, what is it that will make you soil your knickers before you can make it to the loo?  Aliens landing in your back yard?  Fire taking down your apartment block?  Nucular War?  A Lunatic in charge?  A Fairy landing on your thumb?  A Plant talking to you?  Abandonment?  Suffocation?  Your neighbors at the door with pitchforks and torches?  Not enough Money?  A Terroirist Attack?  May be a good time to do some pre-planning.

The other Mjölnir is Focused on Varuna (the Life Force), from the Square between recently-Stationary Neptune and Lilith, suggesting that Balancing your Spiritual Beliefs and your Self-Sovereignty will enhance your Life Force; or, as Michael Roads frequently says, “it’s not enough to Believe it, you have to Live it.”  The Neptune T-Square is also a Diamond Star, and one corner of a Water Grand Trine besides. 

Our third recent Station was Makemake; note that it’s Octile to both ends of the Vesta-Sappho Square – We’ll Manifest more easily when we Align our Self-Love with our Unconscious Beliefs.

Dan Scranton’s latest contribution to this issue…

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

Greetings.  We are the Arcturian Council.  We are pleased to connect with all of you.

“Your frequency matters.  Your frequency, the rate at which you vibrate the energy of your consciousness, becomes your life experience.  It is as simple as that.  However, you have a lot to think about and a lot to do, and you certainly have a lot to process emotionally.  All of that leaves you with very little of your precious time to tend to your frequency.

“You would be very well served by giving it your attention at least periodically throughout your day.  It would be advantageous to you to have reminders for yourselves, to check in and feel how high or low that frequency is.

“You can tell by what you are feeling, but you can also tell by what you are thinking, and even what you are doing.  Certainly, your physical bodies are wonderful feedback mechanisms.  If there is something going on with you physically, then there is certainly something going on with you frequency-wise.  There is always some underlying vibrational cause to what you are experiencing in the physical.

“So if you pay attention to what you are doing, what you are thinking, what you are saying, and how you are feeling physically and emotionally, you will become aware of your vibration.  Once you become aware of it, the next part is to tune into it, to zero in on it.

“You do that by going within.  Pay attention to where you feel particular vibrations.  Pay attention because it serves you to, and because by giving it your attention, you automatically shift it.  You automatically shift the frequency of your vibration by intending to do so, and by focusing on it you awaken yourselves.

“You are in a constant state of awakening now.  The easiest way for you to experience an awakening is to feel into your energetic bodies.  Your energetic bodies don’t just surround you.  They can also be accessed within your physical frame, your physical structure.  And giving them your attention, giving your physical and energetic and your emotional bodies your attention, is all it takes to raise your frequency.

“We are the Arcturian Council, and we have enjoyed connecting with you.”

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.