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Who Was That Masked Man?

January 15, 2015

MaYaA wonderful and timely painting by reader Mahasweta, used with permission.  See http://creationsfromstillness.com/maya/ .  “Removing our Masks” is a metaphor we frequently use to describe Uranus Squaring Pluto, as our True Self becomes more and more insistent on enjoying the Light of Day.

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Late additions are in green…

If you’ve never seen or heard The Lone Ranger, you won’t understand our title.  The Lone Ranger (one of my childhood heroes) was a fictional do-gooder of the Olde West in the USofA, who wore a simple black eye-mask.  As he rode off into the Sunset at the end of each episode, one of the done-good villagers would be heard to say, “Who was that Masked Man?”  Here’s an example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XChIBk_MBsk .

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Sheila asks:

“Natal moon is 15 Cap — I suspect many another’s moons are  involved as well.  For us, what?”

Excellent question. 

First we need to look at Transiting Pluto crossing your Natal Moon – that’s one of the heavier Emotional adventures we can have, so I hope you’re Witnessing and Journaling like crazy for the next few months!

This will be what we call a “Can-Opener,” and we’re usually caught off guard when a Can-Opener hits.

When one planet crosses another three (or more) times as they take turns Retrograding (appearing to go “backwards” for a while, as they’re wont to do), the first episode is called a “Can-Opener” because it opens a previously latent Issue or Growth opportunity.  The second crossing is called an “Exposition” because we re-experience the Can-Opener, but this time the Drama evolves more slowly, and we’ve been there before, so we can come to understand the Issue or Growth opportunity.  The third crossing is a “Confidence-Builder,” because the Drama repeats, but we now know how to handle it.

We could easily recast all of astrology as a game of Experience – for instance, the Moon crosses each of our natal planets monthly, so we have a lot of Experience with it.  But we’ll get a Pluto crossing only once at most (though it may be multiple, as in the paragraph above), so it’s bound to blow us out of the water.

Your Pluto-Moon “Exposition” doesn’t occur until early June, and your “Confidence-Builder” late December (the timing will vary for folks with Moons that are more than a few arcminutes distant from Sheila’s), so to the extent that you can, it would be a good idea to…

Suspend Judgment and just set your sensistat to Raw Experience for now.  You’re just collecting Experiential information (not to mention Existential information!) for processing later.  Hard to do, I know, but just plan to roll your eyes a lot and have a lot of “What Now?”s at the ready.

Above all (or “beneath everything else”) Pluto means Transformation or Trance Re-Formation, so aside from all the Sturm und Drang, what’s really going on is that your Moon-Life is being significantly upgraded, but it’ll be almost a year before you understand what that means!

Pluto is also the Lord of Death, so Ego Death is likely.  In Ego Death, it Feels Like you’re Dying, or like you’d rather Die than go through that again.  You just need to move the emphasis to the other syllable; it’s not “I’m Dying!” it’s “I’m Dying” – your Ego (“I”) is being Transformed.  Ego is a Trance.  Someone, it may have been yourself, hypnotized you into Believing you’re who you think you are.  As your Consciousness Grows you’re in the process of learning to think you’re someone other than that, as a new Trance takes hold.  Meanwhile, your Old Ego is “Dying,” and its Loss must be Grieved.

It helps not a bit to have Uranus and the Nodes all tied up in this adventure, because that adds about seventeen other layers to what’s going on.  Eventually you’ll be able to sort those out, but it’ll take a while to make sense of it all.  So take copious notes!  You’re a Living research project on human evolution.  I can’t wait to read your book about the process!

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That said, we can talk about the “larger” (less Personal) Perspective. 

We often use what’s called a “90-degree wheel.”  It’s a little hard to understand if you aren’t used to thinking in circles, but on the 90-degree wheel the Cardinal Signs are collapsed as if they were all one Sign.  So…

Most of the rest of this post will apply whether your Moon is in Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, or Libra.  If your birth Moon is in mid-Capricorn, the above will probably outshout the below for you, though both will be relevant.  If your Moon is in mid-Aries, -Cancer, or -Libra, the below will probably be more useful to you than the above.

The notion of Can-Opener, Exposition, Confidence-Builder apply as well to Transiting Squares and to a lesser extent Oppositions, not just Conjunctions (a “crossing” is a Conjunction).  But the Emotional Intensity applies more to the Transiting Pluto-Moon Conjunction than the other Angles.  The Square will just Challenge you to Master your Emotions; the Conjunction will almost certainly overwhelm you.

“Transiting” means a planet in the Sky now, that illuminates a natal planet – Sheila’s referring to “Transiting” Pluto crossing her Natal (birth) Moon.

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I think of the Moon as having three “layers”…

  • “Random” Emotions – At times some things are really irritating (or grievous, or scary, or…), at other times the same things are no big deal
    • Compare to Venus, our Values, where our Emotional Reactions are pretty consistent, and Vesta, our Beliefs, where our Emotional – or intellectual – Reactions can be extreme
  • Instincts – when we “obey” our “Random” Emotions (ie, interpret them as meaningful), the results will often be surprising (though our Instincts are often years ahead of our “Plans,” so it’s not always obvious)
    • Compare to Lilith, which is more specifically about our Instinct for Yindependence
  • Manifestation – “Science” is a looong way from verifying this, but eventually they’ll realize that Emotion is a window on the glue that holds a physical Manifestation in its current Form and keeps it from Re-Energizing as something else
    • Compare to Makemake, which is more about Creativity
    • Note that these distinctions are just distinctions that I use, not universal.  Other astrologers will use different distinctions; astrology is like Tea leaves, it’s a trigger for Intuition, it’s not a recipe or a blueprint.  So everyone’s triggers will be different – and almost every astrologer who isn’t just running an interpretation program or reading a book, will add new, complementary Perspectives.  Even two interpretations that are complete Opposites will be instructive – it will advise you to look at the Coin rather than the heads or the tails.

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So how Uranus-Pluto-Nodes will impact your Moon is likely to depend on which levels you usually Live your Moon on – and which levels your Moon Lives you on.  For example…

Random Emotions

  • You could be having a lot of “Random” Emotions that are really Karmic “flashbacks” – in this case you’d probably be spaced out a lot, as each of these “Random” Emotions would probably strike you like a ton of bricks, even though you wouldn’t recognize them as “your own.”  As much as possible you’d want to avoid drawing Conclusions or making Decisions based on these, as you’ll still be seeing “through a glass darkly” till the Exposition.

The Mind is a trickster, and Mercury is triple-crossing us here – Mercury fiddles with our mid-Cardinal hotspot January 15-16 (ie, today), 26-27, and February 28-March 1.  It’s in Aquarius, but in a sense that makes it worse, as everything will be indirect, like a funhouse mirror.  It’s an excellent time to see as much as you can as Cosmic Humor.  Mercury rules Conclusions and Decisions (at least, those made purposely), and we don’t want to be distracted by erroneous preconceptions when we get to our real Exposition/Understanding phase in Linear Time.

  • Much of what you’re Experiencing Emotionally won’t even be “yours,” as you’ll be an Emotional antenna.  Separation (Ego) is an Illusion; we’re really All One, or, on a more practical level, all very connected through the Unconscious, where Individuality (as well as separate Past/Parallel Lives) is a fuzzy concept.  So relative to your own Life, when you pick up on Emotions that your neighbors or friends (or someone on the subway, or your Doppel in another Drama) are Denying, and the strength of Emotion you feel is proportion to the strength of their Denial, part of what you’re Feeling is truly “Random” (to the extent that there is such a thing), as it depends on who your transmitters are.

Someone has to “own” or Take Responsibility For (be willing to Respond to) all Emotions, so when we don’t own our own we make our friends and neighbors process them.  It’s not possible to own someone else’s feelings, though, so that just Confuses everyone.  Confusion is the first stage of Growth, in this case Growth in Boundaries – from a Personal Perspective it’s more important to Learn how to not own someone else’s Feelings, than it is to Learn to take Responsibility for our own.  Of course from the Community’s Perspective, it behooves if everyone Learns to take Responsibility for their own Feelings.

Emotions are no different than the Weather – if a Belief System prevents a Community from Taking Responsibility for their own Feelings, they create an Emotion-Storm that afflicts neighboring Communities.  When the Community is large enough, or when the Emotion-Storms are bounced back and forth as if it was ping-pong, it can become Global.  You can probably kernelize today’s entire Zeitgeist with the notion that almost no one is taking Responsibility for their own Feelings of Insecurity.  Like the Butterfly in Chaos Theory, it’s possible for one person not owning their Emotions, to initiate a Storm that envelops the Planet.  We don’t need to worry about that though, because there are plenty of people not owning their Feelings.

However, Mercury’s in a Twelfth-Harmonic Relationship to Pluto, so for all of us our intellectualizations here will be useful for Breaking Patterns – and Breaking Patterns is exactly what we need when we’re dealing with the South Node.  The Mercury-South Node Angle is a Sextile – Grace after we take the first step.  So we’ll all be finding a shift in the way we think here.

With natal Moon in mid-Cardinal Signs and Mercury in the same Degrees, you’ll want to take good notes about what you’re thinking as well, and as much as possible try to distinguish your Emotions from your thoughts.  You’ll actually be Learning a great deal about how Emotion and thought interact.

Instincts

  • Expect a lot of “synchronistic” phenomena, like Mahasweta reported, as she was making the painting above at around the same time as an earlier Uranus-Pluto astroevent.
  • Your Instincts could be Scary, as they Ask you to make bigger Changes than you’re used to making all at once, and your Instincts could be more insistent than you’re used to (Pluto doesn’t much like Resistance).

What’s the difference between Instinct and Intuition, as I use the words?   Instincts are usually about Survival, Intuitions can be about anything.

  • The North Node represents your Mission in the Lifetime, and your Deepest Desires are a Metaphor for your Mission – our Mission per se is too multidimensional for most of us to understand, so our Desires are sent as a surrogate.  Desires are unquenchable because our Mission won’t leave us alone.  So Expect many of your Instincts to come through as Desires.  If we have a Personality that leans toward Addiction (which often means a strong natal Pluto or strong natal Scorpio), we could see that either strengthen, suddenly stop, or demand a lot of Attention as it shifts.
  • We all have “Uranian” Instincts – the urge to be True to our Deeper Self.  But we usually decide, no, it’s better to just “get along.”  Our Uranian Instincts will be stronger here.

Manifestation

  • “Be Careful What You Ask For” is the traditional warning for times when our Manifestation Skills are particularly lit up.  For instance, we could Ask for more money and find a beloved relative dropping dead.  If you PIAVA Consciously, it might help to append “Lovingly and Gently” to the end of your Requests.  If you catch yourself PIAVAing inadvertently (such as “Damn it!”), you can “Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade” (Cancel the Request, Neutralize the Energy initiated, and Upgrade the Requestor) – you just say it, Trust, and forget it.
  • In general, the End doesn’t justify the Means.  So because Pluto can be a sledge, you want to Consciously err on the side of Gentle whenever there’s an apparent Conflict or Obstacle.  With Pluto on your side you will get there, no worries.  So you don’t need to sweat the small stuff.
  • When there are major Castles Burning, Let Them Go.  Uranus clears away whatever is no longer in Alignment with your Soul’s current agenda for you, so if you’re particularly Attached to anything that no longer serves, you could lose a fingernail or two.  All Losses must be Grieved, so don’t squash those Emotions, even if they seem out of proportion.  South-Node Grief passes surprisingly quickly.
  • Don’t be surprised to see new Structures assembling themselves with remarkable speed, as Moon and North Node interact.  You probably don’t know what they’ll be good for yet; Trust that they’ll be important.  You could wake up one morning and know that you need to move to Peru.  That would be way too much work, so you have permission to Resist and laugh it off.  The first two mornings.

The Main Effect: Yintegrity II

January 14, 2015

These astroevents don’t impact everyone equally.  The positions of our natal (at birth) planets are “permanent” (for the Lifetime), and these ongoing astroevents sometimes end up sitting bang on our natal planets, which make us a whole lot more vulnerable to the current Energy than the average Bear. 

Since this is a Big Deal, let’s look at whom it’s likely to have a big impact upon.

These Uranus-Pluto-Nodes Dramas occur at 14 degrees of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn).

The Cardinal Signs are about Creativity.

Notice that more than one of the paragraphs below could apply to you…

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For instance, if you were born when the Cycle began (October 1965), you’ve probably felt like you’ve been going crazy since 2012.  No worries, you’re just a Yintegrity poster child.  Go Wild.

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If you were born in 1976-77 (especially between November 1976 and March 1977, or in September-October 1977), then this Dance is trodding on your natal Pluto.  Again, that’d be a serious Challenge to your sense of sanity.  “The Devil made me do it” is probably your favorite mantra these days.  Hang in there, we’re almost done!

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If you were born in 1948-1950 or 1990-91, then all this sits on your natal Neptune.  There are three things we always need to remember around Neptune:

  • Confusion is the first stage of Growth – Embrace it
  • Neptune Confuses us when we look through Material eyes, but it brings Clarity when we see through Spiritual eyes
  • This isn’t so much about you as it’s about your Community

The impact will be strongest if you were born in October-December 1948 or February-May 1949, or April-July 1950, or January-July 1990, or December 1990-January 1991.

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Your natal Uranus is lit up if you were born in 1951-52, 1971-72, or 1991-92.  The last three years will have been particularly nervous for you, as you grew increasingly uncomfortable about having to consider other people’s Expectations.  Your middle name is Yintegrity already, so what’s new?  Well, the Intensity.  It’s even stronger if you were born in September-December 1951, June-July 1952, Sepember-October 1971, May-July 1972, December 1991-January 1992, or August-October 1992.

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You’ve already got the Oiuja Board in your lap if you were born in 1939-40, 1945, 1952-53, 1971-73, 1989-90, or 2003.  The current astroevents are tickling your natal Chiron.  That could be depressing.  Know you have the innate capability to Transcend discouragement by Witnessing your downers and Empathizing with the person (You) who’s Feeling them.  That is, you want to Feel them rather than Be them, and you want to be very Loving and Gentle with that person over there (You) who’s Feeling them. 

I know, this splits you in two.  But that’s how you Heal.  You step outside yourself long enough to look back Lovingly and acknowledge what the other You is Feeling. “You poor Dude, it’s a Bummer, isn’t it.”  You also need to Let Go of any Expectations.  Once you Empathize with yourself, you unleash a Miracle, and you never know what’ll happen next.

This is especially about You if you were born in

  • July-August 1939,
  • March-April 1940,
  • October-November 1945,
  • December 1952-January 1953,
  • July-September 1971,
  • March-May 1972, 
  • October-December 1972,
  • February-March 1973,
  • August-September 1989,
  • December 1989-January 1990,
  • June 1990,
  • January-February 2003,
  • July-August 2003, or
  • November 2003

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If the current Astrodramas are dancing on your natal Saturn, you’ve probably been feeling a bit Out of Control.  Saturn is about The Most Important Thing.  It asks us to Let Go of Priorities #2 through #715, and put All of our Attention on Priority #1, and Priority #1 for you right now is Attending to your Yintegrity.  If other people are Expecting things from you that aren’t The Definition of Satisfaction, it will be very difficult.

It’s really a Challenge, but you somehow need to get out from under their Expectations.  It doesn’t have to be as Disruptive as you Fear.  You can PIAVA (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/) that your Transition be Loving and Gentle (and Rapid and Complete), Win-Win, and make everybody happy.

These issues are probably lit up if you were born in 1930-31, 1938-9, 1945, 1952, 1960, 1968, 1974-75, 1981, 1989, 1997-98, 2003-04, or 2010-11.

Specifically, this Energy will be strongest if you were born…

  • December 1930-January 1931
  • May or October 1938
  • January-December 1939
  • June-July 1945
  • August-September 1952
  • February, July-August, or October-November 1960
  • March 1968
  • August 1974
  • January-February 1975
  • October 1981
  • December 1989
  • April-May 1997
  • November 1997-January 1998
  • October-November 2003
  • June-July 2004
  • October-November 2010
  • March-April or August 2011

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If you were born between 1975 and 1983, inclusive, the current Astrodrama is sitting on your natal dwarf planet Eris.  It will be remarkable how many Secrets are being revealed – and how many Mysteries have yet to be uncovered!  Have patience, your World will stabilize in a few months.

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If your birth year is between 2004 and 2007, inclusive, all bets are off, because with your natal dwarf planet Haumea lit up, you’re starting over.  You’re but a Youth, but tell your parents, teachers, and/or other significant adults in your life, that you’re being Reborn as someone different.  They’ll be shocked, but they’ll get used to it.  They don’t have a choice, do they.

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Folks who were born between 1942 and 1944, inclusive, will have the current Astrodrama occur on their natal dwarf planet Makemake.  This will be a (rather shocking, actually) Celebration of Manifestation.  Don’t let it freak you out – just be willing to Receive whatever comes your way.  This is a Teaching for you; you can do this anytime you need to.

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If you were born between 1953 and 1956, inclusive, then this is probably a tough time for you, because your natural President-CEO is forcing its way into your Consciousness, and it’s probably very difficult to continue to take orders from anybody else.  There’s nothing sociopathic or Greedy here, as is usually the case with CEOs, you just know exactly what needs to be done, and you can’t stand to see it put off any longer because it’s really important to the Planet. 

I hope you’re just taking your new seat in Congress, or just starting your new company, because we desperately need what you are going to provide to the rest of us.  The current Astrodrama sits on your natal dwarf planet Quaoar.

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If 1946-1948 covers your birth date, then you’re getting in touch with your innate COO – Chief Operating Officer.  Your job is to “Make It So.”  You look to others to define the basic requirements and limits, but all of the Planning and Executing is up to you.  If you worry about “going too far,” getting so swept up in the process that you start believing that the End justifies the Means and you see yourself turning mean, check in with the folks who set your requirements and limits to see this part of the process is so important that no excuses can be tolerated.  Current events are lighting up your natal dwarf planet Ixion.

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Your natural Chief Imagination Officer is lit up if you were born between 1964 and 1966, inclusive.  Your natal dwarf planet Chaos (Potential, not Disorder) is being lit up.  Set your sights on a Century from now and let yourself Dream.  Everything is possible, you just need to define it and Manifest it.

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Ten to Fourteen

February 4, 2014

van2978bpVanadinite, symbol of Abundance.

Let’s look at where the “action” is these days and how it might be dancing into our own lives.

The Uranus T-Square

The Main Effect – the Uranus T-Square with Pluto and Jupiter – is occurring at 10-14 degrees of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

As you go around the Zodiac, Signs have these qualities…

  • Aries – Cardinal Fire
  • Taurus – Fixed Earth
  • Gemini – Mutable Air
  • Cancer – Cardinal Water
  • Leo – Fixed Air
  • Virgo – Mutable Earth
  • Libra – Cardinal Air
  • Scorpio – Fixed Water
  • Sagittarius – Mutable Fire
  • Capricorn – Cardinal Earth
  • Aquarius – Fixed Air
  • Pisces – Mutable Water

The three-series, Cardinal-Fixed-Mutable (called “Modalities”) repeats and so does the four-series , Fire-Earth-Air-Water (called “Elements”), making the twelve Signs.  So the above list gives…

  • Sign – Modality Element

Their Meanings are…

  • Cardinal – Creating
  • Fixed – Stabilizing
  • Mutable – Changing (as in mutation)
  • Fire – Spirit
  • Earth – Matter
  • Air – Mind
  • Water – Emotion

So we’re dealing with Creating things here.  What sort of things?  Well, we’d look first to Uranus, sitting as it does on the focus of the T-Square.  We’d be Creating Disruption for anything that’s out of alignment with where the Soul wants us to go at this time.  And we’d be Creating the first hesitant pieces of the new Identity that is more in alignment.  Uranus is in Aries – you know the phrase, in the beginning there was the Word?

In Sanskrit, each character of the alphabet has a sound that reflects it’s role in the Creation of the Universe.  So sure, if you’re speaking Sanskrit then you can say that the Universe started with a Word.  The rest of our languages don’t have such deep roots, and to aver that a Word came first is to suggest that there was language and intellect prior to Creation – which is just silly.  In the beginning there was a Sound would be more accurate, but then, you know the old if a tree falls in the woods… homily.

We could say in the beginning there was an Idea but again, that presumes the pre-existence of intellect.  Words and Ideas just reflect the overintellectualization of Western culture.  So what was it, there in the beginning?  I suggest is was more like a germplasm or seed or kernel.  The essence which Word tries to capture, never fully.  Astrology puts Aries – Fire or Spirit – first.  So maybe we should say in the beginning there was a Spark.

Aries

Well, if it’s not a Word but a Spark, then it’s not obvious where it will lead.  It could light a fire.  It could heat a home, or burn it down.  It could become an Idea, or even a Word.  It could become a run to the dump, or a fine Thanksgiving dinner, an Experience, an Organization, or even a Movement.  Which is the Main Thing about Aries.

Aries has no idea what it’s doing. 

It’s following a Spark that hasn’t become a Fire yet, or a Movement, or an Organization, or even an Idea.  If you ever want to know what Aries is up to, wait five years, and then ask.  By then you’ll probably have at least a Fire.

When we speak of Signs, we aren’t talking about People – though we could be.  It’s not that “Aries People” don’t have any idea what they’re doing.  It’s that the Aries part of us doesn’t have any idea what they’re doing.  Aries People aren’t just people who were born in March and April, they’re anybody with strong Aries in their chart.  For instance, anyone born now would have their Uranus in Aries.  Uranus is pretty strong – it’s the Soul’s Urge after all, so everybody born all year these days would be “Aries People.”  And their Uranus would have no idea what it was doing.

That doesn’t mean it’s without purpose, not at all!  It means it’s without intellectualized purpose.  Aries knows exactly what it’s doing; it just can’t explain it to you, because it’s a Spiritual thing, not an intellectual thing.  So Aries is always very busy and purposeful.  You just have to wait five years to figure out what the purpose was.

Aries is three, or six, or nine Signs from the other Cardinal Signs.  So any planets in those Signs will make Second-Harmonic (halfway ’round the Zodiac) or Fourth-Harmonic (a fourth of the way) Angles to Aries, if they’re near the same degree of their Signs.  By and large, those are Challenging Angles.  So whenever you have three planets near the same degree of the Cardinal Signs, you have a T-Square.  Four planets, and you have a Grand Cross.  The same is true for the Fixed and Mutable Signs.

Ten to Fourteen Cardinal Degrees

Ten to fourteen degrees of Aries is the stage in its evolution where the artist has made and critiqued one sketch and, having some notion of where it might go from there, has finished the second version, with colors blocked in, and critiqued it.  Thus armed with a degree of understanding and experience, the artist is almost ready to dive into the final version.  Your soul is the artist here, and your Ego – you – are the painting.  In other words, at this stage…

You have a pretty fair understanding and a good degree of experience with who you really need to be at this stage of this Lifetime.  It’s not a total mystery.  But it’s a T-Square, so you’re Challenged to Master the neighborhood of who you need to be.  There are no right answers – this is a graduate seminar, and you’re being graded on how well you explore the issue, not on feigned Certainty.

The process in the other three Cardinal Signs is similar, but in Cancer rather than a Spark, you start with a Feeling, and by 10-14 degrees you’re well into the process of owning that Feeling, knowing how to respond to it, how to invoke it when you want it, how to start building a Community with it.  That’s where Jupiter is…

So you are inspired to start communicating your Vision of this Feeling and Expand it into Community.  Maybe you started wanting to know what Mutual Respect would Feel like.  Maybe Peace, or being part of a Team, or Random Acts of Kindness.  Or maybe you wanted to develop a theme of War, but with a difference this time.  Maybe you want to be a Devil’s Advocate to help some other group improve.  At this stage pragmatic achievability is important.  This is no longer pie in the sky.  The next step is joining and recruiting, finding others who want to play your game.

Jupiter’s been here before, in August 2013, and your recollection of that practice run will serve you here.

With Capricorn the process unfolds from a physical Seed.  You’ve worked through two generations of selective breeding, and now you’re about to select the final version for planting.  This is Pluto, so your task is not to Create or Control, but to Respond.  The Form is pretty well established, but it’s your job to make sure your version of it provides the right functionality.  As above, so below.  That is…

This is not your Creation.  It’s way bigger than either your Ego or your Soul.  If feels like your own because it is, but only in the sense that this is one job in an enormously large project.  It’s okay if you “fail,” because there is redundancy, and because we’ve never been here before, we’re playing it by ear, and the process is Trial and Success.  More important that it embodies the overarching goals than that it be right or perfect.  Your recipe will be one of many entries, and if you find one you like better, you’ll adapt yours to resemble it – while someone else might find they like yours better than theirs and adopt it.  No pressure except that your recipe needs to be yours, made to please you and no one else.

To sum all that up…

We aren’t rookies here; we do have an understanding of the kind of Community we’re building, and how it has to fit into the emerging Pattern of cumulative Co-Creation that the World is shifting into.  If you think you don’t know, ask yourself, “What if I did know?” and take the first answer you get – especially if it was the one you were about to reject as impossible or inappropriate.

Look at that Superbowl and the improbable gang of youngsters that made it look like just another day at the office.  Someone needs to do it, Why not you?