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Full Moon Scramble II

December 3, 2017

BTW, as of 11:30 pm PST 2 December, Mercury is Retrograde, till 22 December.  It backs across the last half of Sagittarius.  That’s the Gemini half of Sadge, promising more Change.  Mercury in Scorpio (16 October through 6 November) would have had us researching some topic exhaustively.  Then Mercury in the first (Sagittarius) half of Sadge, 7-15 November, would have us trying to shake ourselves loose from the conclusions of our research.  Sagittarius is about Burning Away what’s Unnecessary. 

Mercury in Scorpio wants Answers, but we know that it’s Wonder that Liberates us, not Understanding.  So we may have wrestled with ourself in early November, part of us Wanting Freedom, and the rest of us Craving Clarity.  This is what’s particularly educational about Cusps.  It’s an Either/Or, which always means it’s about Politics, Power, Judgment.  Which feels better, which is best – Freedom or Clarity.  With Either/Ors we always look for the “Coin,” right?  An Either/Or sticks us in one Dimension, a line, where we bounce between the two ends of the finite line. 

If we’re talking about something like Scorpio and Taurus, an Opposition, the Dance between Emotion and Matter, between Fearlessness and Beauty, it’s easier to find the Coin – it’s just Manifestation.  But Scorpio and Sagittarius are adjacent.  What’s the Coin between Ice and Fire?  We could say Water, but Water isn’t really a Dimension with Ice on one end and Fire on the other, it’s just what you get when Fire attacks Ice.  What if Ice wins.  What would you have then – Smoke?  You can see the Confusion.  But that’s what’s special about Cusps – Confusion is the first stage of Growth.

There’s a sense in which each Sign is a Reaction to the previous Sign.  Scorpio feels Compulsive, Sagittarius just Shakes It Off.  The Coin there could be Attachment.  There aren’t any Rules or Conclusions for this, you just make it up as you go along, because it’s your Growth and your Edges.  No one else’s.  And it’s different every time.  But when you move from an Either/Or to a Both/And, from a line to a “Coin,” you’re moving from Judgment to Inclusiveness.  That’s an important step toward Unconditional Love, toward Wonder and Mystery and Collaboration with the Universe.  Is there a sense in which you struggled with Attachment to something in the second week of November?

Then at the Ides of November we moved into the Gemini half of Sadge, till 2 December.  Chances are we didn’t know that we were being set up, that it was the first of three Adventures with these Degrees.  Usually when this first third of a triple Dance happens, we’re presented with what feels like a Problem, something that makes us nervous and inspires us to try to “Solve” it, or “Fix” it, or Change it, so we aren’t troubled by Anxiety anymore.  In Real Life, rather than in our mind, this is just Curiosity.  Western Culture trains us to need to squelch Curiosity, to come to some Resolution.  But Wonder is akin to Love, as they both Eschew Judgment.

So if we’re able to exit the Dualistic mind, we get to Wonder, to Detachment from needing it to be one way or the other, Letting it be both way at once, or even three or four ways at once.  Like watching a bonfire, watching the Flames Dance, uninhibited, as if no one was watching.  Now we’re getting somewhere.  How do we Feel while we’re watching the Flames?  Where is our Identity?  Are we the Wood?  The Fire?  The Air that the Fire needs to keep Dancing?

That’s where we are today.  Mercury has reached the End of Sagittarius, the End of the Gemini half of Sadge, and it’s slowed down and Stopped.  Our minds have Stopped.  Gemini’s about to go back and see what we’ve learned about Detachment, or about whatever Coin applies to your own recent Experience, your own recent intellectual Ruminations.  Can you tell the difference between your Experience and your Thoughts about your Experience?  Are you actually Living, in the Present Moment, or are you Thinking about it?  How many of your Senses are Engaged?  What does Identity Smell like?  Is Detachment Comfortable, or does it make you Anxious?

So for the next three weeks, while Mercury is Retrograde, we get to Explore these issues.  The movie has Stopped, and we get to get up and walk around in the Hologram, look at Attachment and Identity from many different Angles.  Try new things or Roles, things we’d never ordinarily Do or Be, just to see what happens when we do.

Meanwhile, Mercury has been Out of Bounds.  That means it’s Stronger than usual.  It went Out of Bounds on 9 November, and comes back In Bounds on 7 December.  So we’re doing some extraordinary Identity and Detachment work here.  We won’t put it all to bed till 10 January – once Mercury turns Direct again, it will be Dancing for a third time over this second half of Sagittarius – this Zauberisches Theatre, as Herrman Hesse called it, where we’re Free to Act Out any Role we Want to.  Try to Avoid Conclusions – we’ve barely begun to Explore.

Who Am I?  What Am I Doing?  It’d be a great time to read Steven Levine’s Who Dies, the quintessential Examination of Identity and Attachment.

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Oh, did I mention there’s a Full Moon tomorrow?  I saw it last night through the Clouds.  Here’s the chart of the 3 December (8am PST) Full Moon…

You can see how strongly the Energy flows toward the Moon, toward Authenticity and Manifestation.  How can we be Authentic if we’re auditioning new Roles every few minutes?  That’s easy.  Authentic means Authentic in the Current Moment.  Consistency and Continuity belong in other Realms, not this one.  This is the Dance of Freedom, of Freedom to Be who we Want to Be in each Moment.

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In addition to the Big Emphasis on Freedom to Change that we’ve been discussing here and in the previous post, the chart tell us…

Grace and Effortlessness flow from Trusting what lies beyond Ego Death… 

The Full Moon makes a Grand Trine with asteroids Nemesis (Ego Death) in Aquarius (Community) and Eurydike (Trust) in Libra (Meeting Other).  That puts the Sun (Essence) in Sagittarius (The Way Out is Letting Go) at the head of a Kite (Directed Grace, here Directed toward Essence).

We’re being Challenged to Open new doors into the Unconscious, into what lies beneath and behind our Limiting Beliefs, to Let Go of the Restraints that keep us from Respecting All Things, to be Present and Loving with the Truth of Memories that force us to alter our Self-Concepts…

Nemesis (Ego Death) Opposes asteroids Aletheia (Truth) and Mnemosyne (Memory), and the Opposition is T-Squared (Challenge to Mastery) by the Stellium (group of planets) of Jupiter (Expansion) and asteroids Vesta (Limiting Beliefs), Hopi (Respect for All Things), and Karma (Inertia).

Grace also flows from the Truth of these Memories…

A second Kite is formed on the Moon-Nemesis-Eurydike Grand Trine, this Kite focused on Aletheia-Mnemosyne.

And Greater Grace yet flows from Following our Guidance…

The two Kites make up five corners of a six-cornered Grand Sextile (Ease at Manifesting).  When a major Configuration like a Grand Sextile is formed but for one of its corners, that Vacant corner becomes the Most Important Point in the Configuration, because it’s up to us to provide the Energy of the Vacancy, in order to unleash the Full Power of the Configuration.  The Vacancy here is 11 Aries, “The ruler of a nation.”  We’ll ignore for now the implications of that Symbol around the Antichrist, and reframe it as Our Guidance.

However, the Stars won’t let us be so casual about it, as there is a Fixed Star sitting in the Vacany.  The Star Alderamin completes the Grand Sextile for us.  Bernadette, in Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars (p.104) tells us…

Alderamin “would relate to the concept of the successful king, raised to the heavens as an example for others to see and learn.  This star, therefore, could well talk of a different role model for male sovereignty.  At the moment the model, as a collective statement, is one of aggression.  At best it is simply out of step with planet Earth and the laws of nature and is thereby a destructive influence.  However, Alderamin could represent a balanced male energy in harmony with the feminine and the Earth but focused and concentrated, in contrast to the more intuitive energy of the feminine.”

We’re told that the essence of Conservatism with its focus on Separation and Me First (and often Me Only), is Attachment to Authority.  Conservatives are lost without someone to tell them what to Do and Believe and Say.  Authority can come from many sources.  If we render unto Mammon what is Mammon’s, we can seek our own Authority elsewhere.  This Full Moon will point each of us toward our own Authority.

Our “left brain” or analytical side likes to Believe that it thinks for itself, and enjoys following the Authority of Logic.  Logic, however, is a house of cards built upon Assumptions.  The nature of Karma is such that we often do not even know what our Assumptions are, we simply follow the Rules that we Believe will keep us Safe, without looking to see who is actually driving our Vehicle.  This Full Moon is a test for Authority of all sorts – the Authority of our Limiting Beliefs, the Authority of our Defining Concepts and Philosophies and Religions, and not least the Authority of our Communities and their Political Systems. 

We may even get to see whether the Ruler of a Nation is subject to the Authority of the Laws of that Nation, or vice versa.

 

Beyond Bounds and Boundaries

November 11, 2017

Here’s our 11:11 portrait, with its Grand Septile, drawn in purple…

The Septile is the Seventh Harmonic, one-seventh of the way ’round the Zodiacal hoop.  Of course the Universe is Integral, so there’s no way one segment of it can be more important than any other.  Like the day that the Heart and the Brain were arguing over which one of them was the most critical to the Survival of their Vehicle, when in walked the Colon.  But I do think of the Seventh as one of the more Important Harmonics, mostly because it’s largely ignored in Western Culture.  While they may be able to finesse or brute-force most of the other Angles, the Ego and the Intellect, the two Heroes of Western Culture, have no control over the Seventh Harmonic.

The Seventh is about Timing.  It’s what Don Juan meant when he was always urging Castaneda to “Save his Energy” – when Timing is right and your accounts in the Bank of Intention are full, Miracles happen.  So we need two things to manifest this sort of Effortlessness.  We need a meaningful amount of Attention and Passion devoted toward What-We-Want (complemented by little Attention to What-We-Don’t-Want and lots of Attention to Gratitude toward What-We-Have), and we need to be Open to our Intuition.  Without those two prerequisites, we don’t recognize it when What-We-Want steps in front of us.

We Clear our Intuition and Center our Attention by Reverting our Self-Sabotaging Archetypes and unproductive Karmic Patterns – Goddess knows we been working on that!  Then we need Timing to be in the Right Place at the Right Time so we’re ready and available when the Portal Opens.  A Grand Septile, when seven planets line up more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac, isn’t that common. 

This one isn’t perfect; it has six of seven planet well placed, leaving one Vacancy.  As you probably know by now, a Vacancy represents the Most Important part of a Configuration for us Observers, because the Vacancy specifies the Energy that we have to provide, Consciously, to Complete the Grace.  However, a Fixed Star, Agena, falls conveniently into the Vacancy, so we have help and Guidance after all.  Agena is about the sacrifice that must be made in order to permit Growth.  Of course that’s usually an Ego Death, because it’s our Ego’s job to Defend the status quo.  However, we know how to make an Ego Death Effortless, don’t we, using our “Poor-Sweethearts.”

The exact Vacancy is 27 Scorpio, “A military band marches on noisily through city streets” – exactly the Void that the Defenders of what they’d like to see as the status quo have been trying unsuccessfully to fill.  Like most Revolutions, our Band is rag-tag, which is more than fine.  All we need to get our Timing right is Clarity, Passion, and Intuition.  We don’t need military precision – in fact we need its opposite, Yintegrity.  From the Lawn Order Perspective, that looks like Chaos.  In the 60s we called it Street Theater, and had good Fun with it, because we Trusted Completely that we were being True to our Self.

And whaddayaknow, Chaos and Trust are part of our Grand Septile.  The seven members are…

  • The Pluto-Juno Initiation, which is Exact at 6pm on 11/11.  We wrote about this Union-Jack-Lawn-Order-Warship Cycle at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/november/.  Another military metaphor.  Remember we’re dealing with the Unconscious, and in the Unconscious, Opposites are seen as variations on an Equal because once we’re out of the Dualistic mind, we see them as two sides of the same Coin, and the Coin is what counts.  So we have no hesitation to Celebrate the Cycle as an Ending to military Order, and Enjoy our Individuation.

Any flag symbolism reminds us of the Pluto-Chiron Initiation in the chart and prospectus for the Century and the Millennium – “A flag turning into an Eagle turning into a Chanticleer saluting the Dawn,” which is easy to interpret as Rigid Identity being Transformed into Enlightenment through Broad Perspective and Cognitive Dissonance (holding multiple “Contradictory” Perspectives at the same time – outside of Dualism, what was formerly Contradiction is simply Paradox).

  • Lachesis-Neptune; Neptune implies Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity, while Lachesis symbolizes Choice.  Which is to say that the Timing is Right for us to simply Step Out of any Archetypes we find Limiting us.  The Window is Open for Choosing to move directly to Spirit.  Or moving directly from 3D to 5D by investing Time in indulging How-We’re-Going-to-Feel-when-our-Life-is-Effortless-and-Delightful-and-our-Wishes-are-Granted-Automatically.  Or Imagining that the Rose Above the Sky Has Opened and the Light Behind the Sun Has Taken All.

The Exact Lachesis-Neptune Conjunction occurred at about 3am today 11/11.  It was not an Initiation, but a Confidence-Bulder.  The Initiation occurred 10 May of this year in 14 Pisces, “A lady wrapped in a large stole of Fox fur.”  We didn’t write about it at the time, because there were too many other amazing things going on then (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/the-rose-above-the-sky/) – which amazing things we can consider to be part and parcel of the entire 6-year Lachesis-Neptune, Choosing-Liberation Cycle – just as we can consider this Grand Septile as part and parcel of the entire 4-year Consciousness-or-Bust Juno-Pluto Cycle.  Even when Her Fur is stolen, Fox is difficult to outsmart.

  • Pallas-Moira; Lachesis is about Choosing when to Extinguish a Habit.  Moira is about Choosing whether to Accept our Fate or to Become Conscious that we Have Options.  We wrote a little about this Cycle at its April 2017 Conjunction (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/new-moon-26-4-17/): “With Moira (Fate) Conjunct Pallas (Boundaries) we’re probably talking about Being Given Opportunities to Notice and Change long-term and Karmic Habits of Giving Away Our Power.” 

Pallas’s and Moira’s orbits differ in length by only a month, so it’s almost impossible to isolate their Cycles in any organized fashion, as they Dance with one another constantly.  Consequently, Huper Boundaries are fickle.  People can go from enemy to friend and back in the blink of an eye.  In this era of Polarization (brought on by the Grand Cross in the Century and Millennium chart), every Pallas-Moira Conjunction, like this one, is an Opportunity to extend our Unconditional Love further.  Which is, after all, another prerequisite to Enlightenment.  And you know that the Timing is Right.

  • Dwarf planet Chaos represents the Unlimited-Potential characteristic of the 5D Universe when compared to 3D.  Just another indication that the Timing is Right to Exceed what we Believe we “Deserve” to Receive.  Deserving and Receiving are connected only in Abusive, Manipulative, Power-Over Relationships.  If you tend to connect them, the Time is Right to Allow yourself to Receive without Limit, because it is your birthright.  It’s best to begin PIAVAing smaller things, so you Learn to Trust your Ability and Willingness to Receive.  That Allows you to work up to Everything-You-Want.

No, we aren’t implying that Wanting is Sacred.  In fact, Wanting is a form of Scarcity.  Abundance (Having Enough to Share) is more conducive to forward progress.  But Wanting is natural, and if we can keep our Wanting within the range of the Doable, we can Want-Receive, Want-Receive, Want-Receive, and so on, till we’ve Learned to Trust the process.  Once we “graduate,” Receiving will be Instantaneous and not mediated by the Ego.  In the interim, we PIAVA as our practice at breaking the chains of the Ego’s beloved but Limited Plan-Act-Effort strategy.

  • Ceres.  Ceres means Sustainability.  Here, it just means that it’s Time to make this Change Permanent.  Not that you won’t have occasional or even frequent reversions to 3D, some by Choice.  But basically, once you use this Timing to Step Over the 5D Threshold, you won’t be going back except to visit.  The astrology Changes daily, even hourly, so this Portal is only Open for a few minutes, right?  Wrong.  All Beings Learn, and Hupers as well as any.  Every astrological Moment is an Opportunity to take that Moment’s Vibration into your Body and make the Energy Permanently yours.  All you need to do is Choose it.

Many of us hesitate to jump directly to 5D because we Fear we’ll leave behind What-We-Love.  Actually, indulging that Fear as an Anxiety, rather than Tapping it Out, is more likely to result in you getting left behind while What-You-Love makes the jump!

  • Which brings us to Makemake-Eurydike.  Eurydike means Trust.  Trust that you can Choose to make this Energy yours Permanently.  And of course Makemake means like it sounds – Make Make, Manifest Manifest.  Manifest What-You-Want.  Energy follows Attention, so be watchful that you catch yourself when focusing on What-You-Don’t-Want, as soon as you can.  It’s so tempting, it takes eternal vigilance.  When you catch yourself, Tap it Out.  Tapping is ideal for Negative Thought Patterns, because the whole idea is to Acknowledge that the Negative is embedded in your Energy System, then by Tapping, Rebalance your Meridians.  “Even though I tend to Attend to What-I-Don’t-Want, I deeply and completely Love and Accept myself…”

The Makemake-Eurydike Initiation occurs 15 November, 5am PST, at 5 Libra, “A teacher revealing to his or her students the foundation of an inner knowledge upon which a ‘New World’ could be built.”  Pretty Big, eh?  It’s a 5-year Cycle, about Trusting that Receiving is not about Deserving, but about Allowing.  We make our bed first, by Clearing our Limiting Beliefs and Toxic Habits, Inviting our Intuition to Guide us to the Right Timing, and working with our PIAVAs. Then we can Relax and Enjoy sleeping in it.

  • And finally, the Star Agena.  It’s a major star in the Centaurus Constellation, which is all about Chiron’s Sacrifice.  In other words it’s the Symbol for Poor-Sweethearting, because that’s the sort of Self-Empathy which Heals “unhealable” wounds like Chiron garnered, thanks to the consequences of Herakles’s theft of Pholus’s wine.  Or, from the Patriarchal Perspective, Pholus’s failure to be Fully Able to Respond.  As one of the agents of the Patriarchy tasked to destroy the Matriarchy, though, Blame falls on Herakles.  If you still do Blame.  Blame is, you know, incompatible with the Unconditional Love we need if we want to make What-We-Want Permanent and Instantaneous.

The Yin-Feminine Matriarchy had its day and was ready to retire, though of course as is the Ego’s wont – even the Collective Ego’s, it couldn’t Acknowledge its own End.  So the Yang-Masculine Patriarchy had to hunt it down and behead it, so it could have a turn.  Just as our Birthing of the Yang-Feminine Dotterarchy requires that we hunt down the last vestiges of the Patriarchy and geld it. 

We agree with Genia Pauli Haddon that the Dotterarchy is characterized by, among other things – such as what from the Perspective of 3D looks like Magic; Power-With rather than Power-Over; Yintegrity rather than Yangtegrity; Self-Sovereignty rather than Codependence; Cooperation rather than Competition, and Balance between the Rights and Power of Individuals and the Rights and Power of Groups.  The Timing is Right.  Celebration of Diversity is a natural consequence of Unconditional Love.

None of these players are speedsters, so the Grand Septile will be with us for a while.  The quickest member is Pallas, and it will stay within three-Degree Sensitivity of its current position for another 12 days.

The 11:11 Juno-Pluto chart also includes a second Configuration in addition to the Grand Septile.  It’s drawn in light lines on the picture.  Juno-Pluto is the Focus of a Finger of God from Asbolus (Intuition) and the North Node (Life Mission), making Asbolus a Trine Bridge across the Nodes.  All that means that our two greatest Gifts here, apart from Timing, are our Intuitive Appreciation for the Hidden Skills that lie beneath our Karma (South Node), and our Attention to Anything and Everything that intrudes upon our Consciousness.

Maria Bethencourt has shared a great summary of this part of our Transition…

https://lightlover1964.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/11-11-portal-physical-symptoms-and-activations/

For instance, “Remember before your awakening how you would pray to your guardian angels at night?…WE are the Guardian Angels Of All life here now, for in 5d that is how we walk in service.  For The Highest Good Of ALL in Love.  Doesnt matter what level of consciousness, what dimension… doesn’t matter what chakra system, where, when, how…  The SOUL Of this Earth has Chosen to Offer this experience of Heaven On Earth without interference to All living beings on this planet.  You didn’t “think” prayers never get heard and answered?  We are Love, for Love is ALL THERE Is.  That is why IT Transcends the illusion of Space and Time, Consciousness and everything else…whatever that might be.”

It’s long, but I recommend a quick read of her whole article, as she catalogs many of the aches and pains and strange Sensations that we’re experiencing from what she calls the “Frequency Light Upgrades” or “FLU.”

Remembering Who We Are

November 3, 2017

We’ve been very successful at times in Living a 5th-Dimension Life, where our Intentions Manifest Effortlessly, where we’re in the Right Place at the Right Time to Dance with Miracles, where disparate parts of our Life mesh together well to produce Synchronistic Synergies, where the Threads that we Weave entwine the Threads that other people and Nature Weave to Create a Tapestry of Pleasure.  Ram Dass used to say “I know you’re in Bliss, Sunshine, but it’s your turn to do the dishes!”  Here it’s “Those dirty dishes, Dripping with Love, are Calling my Name!” instead.

The next trick is to Transform this occasional-to-frequent Gift into Full Time, and that’s exactly what today’s Full Moon Graces us with…

The Full Moon makes a T-Square with asteroids Ceres (Sustainability) and Mnemosyne (Memory), which are also the Focus of a Finger of God.  A T-Square and a Finger of God Focused on the same point produce a Diamond Star, which means, This is what would normally be a Challenge, but the Force is with us to make this Challenge Effortless.

We’ll Feel the Challenge to Remember to inject Sustainability into All of our Actions and Thoughts as more of a gentle Reminder than a nagging Frustration.

The Grace-full roots of the Diamond Star (the feet of the Finger of God) are Neptune (Synchrony) and Stationary Lachesis (Choice) on one side, and on the other Chariklo (Self-Confidence) and Juno (the Edges of Consciousness).

A Diamond Star makes four sixths of a Grand Sextile, which symbolizes Effortless Co-Creation.  The Full Moon chart includes the other two points to complete the Grand Sextile.  Orcus (Pattern-Breaking) is one, and the Fixed Star Canopus is the other.  One of Canopus’s duties as the Great Southern Navigator is to Ferry the Dead to the Underworld.

The Ego doesn’t look forward to being Ferried to the Underworld.  But if we have a good Guide to take us over to the Other Side, we can Enjoy an Expired Timeline as a Skill in the Bank, rather than a Life Rued.  When we look at Death Constructively, as, say, Steven Levine does, then it’s not Death that we Rue, it’s Death that’s Unforgiven and Unforgiving.  Every Finished Timeline is an Arrow in our Quiver of Skills.  It’s our Held Emotions, Unforgiven and Unforgiving, that make them into Self-Sabotaging Karma and the Veil that keeps our inherited Skill Bank behind the Veil of Unconsciousness.

The Star Canopus is only visible south of a line connecting San Francisco, Wichita, Richmond, Seville, Catania, Corinth, Rasht, Ashgabat, Wakhan, Jinan, Seoul, and Iwaki.  In Brady’s Book of the Fixed Stars, Bernadette doesn’t count Stars that are behind the Veil of Darkness.  But to us, those are the most important players, because they lead us to the Secret Laces that sew us back together.  So to us, the presence of the South Pole Star Canopus in our Grand Sextile is a special Gift of priceless and enduring Value.

The Shadow side of the chart is drawn in light lines – three interlocking Mjölnirs on the two Squares in the T-Square and the (undrawn) Square from Chiron (Healing Self-Rejection) to Saturn-Pholus-Ixion (The Most Important Thing is Responding to the Needs of Our Hidden Genius, especially their Need to Express and Create).  Saturn-Pholus-Ixion Conjoins the Galactic Center (This Is Not Optional).

Of course it’s not a Shadow at all, since Mjölnirs are about Epiphany, Insight.  Mjölnirs are Shadows Illuminated.  One of them points to – what else but – Ceres-Mnemosyne, compounding the already strong emphasis on that corner of the Full Moon chart.  The other two Mjölnirs point directly to the two feet of the first – Chiron and Saturn-Pholus-Ixion.

So a complex-looking chart turns out to be very tightly coordinated, and very accurately aimed toward Illumination of the path to our Permanent Ascendance.  We aren’t north of Wichita any more.  What will bring us back down hard into 3D?  Doubt, Fear.  Cut them off at the pass with Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade or Revert! or Tapping.  Karma is dead.  Without muscle tone, it can’t grab us.  In Truth it never did, we grabbed it, because we were afraid of the Infinite Unknown.  But in 5D, the Infinite Unknown is our Best Friend, Constant Companion, and Greatest Benefactor.

I’m struck by the parallel between 5D Reality and the Design Principles of Permaculture…

https://permacultureprinciples.com/

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.

Pholus-Quaoar V

September 10, 2017

With the Pholus Station at 27 Sagittarius and the Quaoar Station only two Degrees and one day later, it would be totally appropriate to draw up one chart for both.  With our usual three Degrees of Sensitivity, we’d include planets between 24 and 2 Degrees.  Of course the Moon moves 12-14 Degrees in that one day, so we’ll take that into account.  Asteroids move on average only about a quarter of a Degree per day, so that would come out in the wash.

In this case though there were several planets on the bubble, and when a Sensitivity Span crosses a Sign Boundary, that’s worth extra consideration.  So for these Stations we drew up two separate charts, and as it turned out they look quite different.  Here’s the Quaoar Station…

The primary Configuration here is a Diamond Star (which is a T-Square – red triangle – and a Finger of God – green wedge – pointing to the same astrolocation), focused on the Double Station.  A Diamond Star is a T-Square (Challenge to Mastery) made Easy by the “Bowl of Grace” under (here “over” – the Diamond Star is upside down) the Opposition that forms the base of the T-Square (the Trines and Sextiles between Vesta, Ceres-Aletheia-Varuna, Moon-Sedna, and Chiron). 

There was a Diamond Star in the Pholus Station chart as well, but it got lost among all of the other Configurations.  This one is emphasized because Sedna Initiates the Moon only an hour and a half before the Station, at 27 Taurus.  We’ll talk about that later.  The addition of Mercury-Atropos (Ending Obsolete Thought Patterns) on the Virgo Cusp also adds a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Grace) pointing to the Double Station.

Trines are Harmonious because all three planets are in the same Element – Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo are all Fire Signs.  But when one of the three planets laps over into an adjacent Sign – here, Mercury-Atropos dipping their toes into Virgo – that Harmony is disturbed.  It’s still a Dumb-Luck Grand Trine, it’s just not quite as Lucky or Easy.  While Mercury-Atropos Trines the Double Station by Degree, it Squares the Double Station by Sign.  Sign-Angles are much weaker than Degree-Angles, but not vanishingly so.

Envision your Fire Grand Trine as three Goddesses Dancing Ecstatically around a Fire under a New Moon, throwing off Spiritual Blessings as they Dance.  When you add the Virgo Cusp into the mix, one of the Goddesses would be throwing off Ego Deaths as their Spiritual Blessing.  Not that this isn’t a Blessing; for most of us most of the time, an Ego Death is necessary for Growth.  They could even be throwing off Painless Ego Deaths, though with Mercury and Virgo, probably not.

So the Challenge Made Easy in this case is the Challenge to our Limiting Beliefs (Vesta) and our Ability and Willingness to Embrace our Victim till they Surrender into our Love and become Transformed into Power (Chiron), as those are our major Obstacles to Becoming Fully Responsive to Instructions from Headquarters (Pholus-Quaoar).  The Finger of God tells us that we can Resolve Fear of Receiving Abundance (Moon-Sedna) and Limitations to the Sustainability of our Life Force (Ceres-Aletheia-Varuna) by Becoming Fully Responsive to Instructions from Headquarters.

The two Squares lurking in the Bowl of Grace “under” the Diamond Star are actually Opportunities, if we Choose to see them that way.  One of them Allows us to End Obsolete Thought Patterns (Mercury-Atropos) that hinder our Willingness to Manifest Gifts (Moon-Sedna).  Sedna represents Fear, yes, but remember that Fear plus Breathing equals Excitement, and Fear plus Kegels puts you into the “Zone” where you can Create Miracles because Time slows down and you can see how you might bring into Consciousness processes that otherwise occur too fast for you to notice them. 

The doorway to this Opportunity is any hint of Victimy around your Willingness and Ability to Surprise and Delight yourself with Unexpected Gifts from the Universe.  Sure, you’ve never Manifested that before, but there’s always a first time.  Your Doubts and Discouragements will postpone that first time as long as you Choose to Nurture them instead of Nurturing What You Want.  If you’ve got a lot of Aries and can’t tolerate Delayed Gratification, Poor-Sweetheart your Impatience and work up a cordial, Fun, Light-Hearted Relationship between “you” (your Identity of the Moment) and your Lust for Immediate Gratification.

The second Challenge/Opportunity is about your “Upper Limits” (Uranus Square to Ceres-Aletheia-Varuna).  You hit Upper Limits when you bump up against Guilt because you’re having too much Fun, or you’re “Over” Indulging in your Yintegrity (Setting your own Priorities about how you spend your Time).  Guilt may mean you have Amends to make, if you Value the Relationship with the person who’s involved in your Guilt.  Make them, so you can see what happens after that.  If the Relationship isn’t worth it to you, use your Mirrors to return their Energy to them, then Flood them with Light and Love as you Bless them on their way.

Okay, how about that “Sedna Initiates the Moon only an hour and a half before the Station, at 27 Taurus”?  27 Taurus is the location of Algol, the “Curse” of Feminine Sexual Power.  This deserves a long quote from Bernadette Brady’s Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars (pp.188-191)…

“All writers agree that this is the most malefic star in the heavens and causes hangings, death by the loss of one’s head, and any other foul, demonic deed that could befall the [male] human race.”

The Arabs called her “Head of the Demon,” “wife of the devil,” the brightest star in the Gorgon’s head.  She was “Piled up Corpses” to the Chinese.  In the esoteric Jewish Tradition she was Adam’s first wife Lilith, who “left him because she refused to be submissive to his needs” and became a “demon of the wind” that “gave sexual pleasure and was the cause of all male wet dreams.”

“Laughter – does anybody remember Laughter?” as Robert Plant put it.

Algol “embodied everything that men feared in the feminine…  She is female kundalini energy…  Algol, in other words, is the wild, raw, frightening face of the outraged feminine which has been labeled as demonic or simply evil…  Immense female passion and power…. the power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong.”

“Algol represents a strong consuming passion that may devour you with anger and rage.  If one can contain an unconscious compulsion to take revenge, and focus that passion into a more productive outcome, Algol is one of the most powerful stars in the sky.  Whatever planet it affects in your chart will be charged with strong, intense, sexual energy that has the potential to be wonderful or, if repressed, to lead to rage or violence.”

Hoo boy, no wonder some folks Experience Sedna as Anger rather than Fear – a healthy reaction, actually.  While Anger might get you Dead, your odds are probably better than they are with Fear.  How appropriate, as we Transition from the Oppressive Yang Male to the Yang Female Age, that Sedna should park on Algol.

The Sabian Symbol for 27 Sagittarius is “An old Indian woman selling the artifacts of her tribe to passers-by.”  Indigenous Peoples cherish their Ancestors, so this image is of someone driven by desperation to sell off her Heritage.  The Moon-Sedna Cycle lasts one month, so we should be watchful over the next month for situations of Self-Betrayal.

Big Doin’s This Week IV

September 4, 2017

Okay, now we get to the meat.  From Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/)…

“[At 10am PDT 6 September], Nemesis (Ego Death) goes Direct at 22 Capricorn, followed [just before midnight] by the Station of Ixion (Forbidden Genius) in 24 Sagittarius.  In these Degrees we unleash the same almost-Grand-Unx Pattern that we saw in the [25 August] Saturn Station at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/eclipsalypse-iii/ .”

It’s a rather incredible “Coincidence” to have Ego Death and our Forbidden Genius Recovery Lit Up on the same day, as we will almost certainly need to endure an Ego Death to open up to our Forbidden Genius.  Most of us are deeply Ego-invested in our Resistance to our Hidden Genius.

We were Programmed by our various Subcultures to Believe that Right and Wrong are Objective qualities.  They aren’t.  If they were, we wouldn’t be Outraged by the Behavior of our Evil Twins.  The Universe is in Balance, and being part of the Universe, we must be in Balance as well.  Any deviation from Conscious Neutrality requires that whatever Counterbalances our Dualistic Ego must reside in the Unconscious – meaning that we enlist Other People to carry our counterweights for us – our Evil Twins.  Like the Antichrist.

That includes our Forbidden Genius.  Whomever you most vehemently Judge, they’re probably the spitting image of your Forbidden Genius.  Nobody promised that Self-Love was going to be Easy – Narcissism it ain’t.  So, now you understand why an Ego Death is necesssary?  “We’d rather Die than Be [or more correctly, see ourself as] that!”

That would be a good Exercise for the next few days.  Take the person whom you most Despise, Imagine yourself Being Like Them, while doing your best to Locate your Self-Love.

Gene Gendlin, rest his Soul, would advise us not to be literal.  It’s a Funhouse Mirror… 

Our Evil Twin is an Unashamed Narcissist?  Well, maybe this means that we have to find a way to be 10% more Self-Confident – by PIAVAing it for instance.  A Theta session would allow us to measure our Progress step by step. 

Our Evil Twin is a Sociopath?  Watch for Reversals – the Unconscious doesn’t know Negation; for instance, maybe we try too hard to be “Good.”  Oh, there’s Mom again.  Alan Watts pointed out long ago that it’s harder to Let Go of our Positive Karma than it is to Let Go of our Negative Karma

Our Evil Twin is a Prevaricator?  Hmmm.  Maybe we aren’t sufficiently straightforward or thorough at Expressing the True subtleties of our Feelings, or bite our tongue instead of Calling Out Evil. 

Our Evil Twin hoards Wealth that he hasn’t Earned?  Hmmm.  Maybe we’ve Forgotten that Scarcity is a state of mind rather than a property of External Reality.  Energetically, Earning and Abundance aren’t Related.

Our Evil Twin is a Hater?  Well, who among us Loves too much?

Ego Deaths don’t have to be Painful. 

Here’s a skeleton of the very busy Nemesis-Ixion Stations chart…

This is the Ixion-Station version of the chart (11:50 pm PDT).  The Nemesis-Station version is virtually the same except that the Moon Conjoins Lachesis instead of Chiron.  One of the Meanings of the Moon is Manifestation – it’s Lunar Energy that keeps Matter from going all e=mc² all the time.  We’d like to keep the Antichrist and its Evil Twin BadHaircut from giving us examples.

So during the 10am PDT Ego Death Station, Manifestation Energy is Merged with Choice (Lachesis).  Lachesis is the Fate that measures the Length of a Timeline.  But Choosing Consciousness instead, we can Decide when to abort a Timeline or any segment of it.  We’re dealing with the Unconscious, so Direct Action is futile, but PIAVA always works, one way or another.  It would be a good time to just PIAVA a Loving and Gentle End to Resisting our Forbidden Genius.

And during the 11pm-midnight PDT Genius-Recovery Station, the Moon Conjoins Chiron (Pain and Healing).  Well, again, being Conscious we can Choose to step out of the Chiron Pain Box by “Poor-Sweethearting” ourself.  Maybe “You poor Sweetheart, you’re feeling Oppressed, aren’t you.” will work to help Liberate our Genius.

With this chart it makes more sense to talk about what’s not there, than what is there – and isn’t that appropriate for a Hidden Forbidden Genius. 

  • We have a full set of Grand Crosses except for the Fixed Grand Cross, which is replaced by a Klotho T-Square to the Nodes, which is a little shocking, as it Challenges us to start a new Timeline aiming to Let Go of All of our Karma and Devote Everything to our Lifetime Mission.  Don’t Know your Lifetime Mission?  Just Follow Your Joy, and Change your Direction when your Joy Changes.  Have Fun with it.  There aren’t really any straight lines, Real Life isn’t Linear.
  • We have a full set of Grand Trines except for the Earth Grand Trine.  So Everything will benefit from Dumb-Luck Grace except our Efforts to Manifest Material Abundance.  That’s okay, we can Intend it anyway.
  • We have a full set of Yin Gates except for the Taurus-Scorpio Yin Gate.  That’ll make the Connection between Exploring our Emotions Fully and Manifesting What We Want a little less accessible, but if we Pay Attention to the New Timeline we’re starting, we can throw that in as a Design Feature.  Consciousness arises not be Discovery but by Differentiation, and the Absence of something is an excellent invitation to Differentiate.
  • We have a Dynamic Grand Sextile, and all but one corner of a Magnetic Grand Sextile, which gives us all but one corner of a Grand Unx (11 of 12 planets evenly spread around the Zodiac).  A Grand Unx would give us great Grace for Letting Go of Self-Sabotaging Archetypes.
  • The Vacancy in the Grand Unx is 23 Taurus.  This is where You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.  23 Taurus is near the Fixed Star Capulus.  That’s a Story in itself…

The Star Algol (27 Taurus) is the Eye of Medusa.  Capulus (25 Taurus) is Perseus’s sword.  In the Greek Repression of the Matriarchy, Perseus was the “Hero” killing off the Unpredictability (from the Male point of view) – aka Yintegrity – of the Matriarchy.  Capulus Energy is “clear, decisive, focused, and possibly even ruthless… Perseus’s sword is the male Kundalini energy, the partner to Algol,” “penetrating, … passionate, … at times brutal and violent” (Bernadette Brady, Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.193).

A Vacancy represents the Energy we need to supply Consciously in order to complete the Configuration, in this case the Pattern-Breaking Grand Unx, the Grace-making Earth Grand Trine, the Stabilizing Fixed Grand Cross, and the Yin Gate that describes the Mystery of using Emotion as a Creative Tool.  We’re backed up against the very Edge of the Divide between the Yin Female and the Yang Male, as Genia Pauli would describe it.  As the Antichrist might say, “This is Historic!”

The Sabian Symbol for 23 Taurus is a little kinder: “A jewelry store filled with precious gems.”  Well, that Edge in our Consciousness between the Dynamic and the Magnetic is definitely a Precious Gem, a Magical Edge.  And wouldn’t you know that the Repression of your Forbidden Genius is highly likely to be bound up with the Repression of your Sexuality.  Where else are our definitions of Right and Wrong so Sharp and so Diverse.

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We’ve updated the Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/) through the end of September.

Big Eclipse VI

August 19, 2017

Here’s a handy tool…

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21?n=394#

Before we finish with the busy 21-25-Degree Zone of the Eclipse chart, we need to talk about one more snapshot, a Yin Gate (signified by the two adjacent green Xs) nestled in amidst the T-Squares, Grand Cross, Grand Trines, and Grand Sextile that we’ve already discussed…

As you probably recall, a Yin Gate is a “Mystery School” where we’re taught to Accept Paradox, because Paradox is essential for grokking Reality.  Contradiction occurs only in the mind, never in Real Life.  If we’re Limited to Logic, we can never Grow beyond our (usually Unconscious, almost always unstated, and implicitly incomplete) Assumptions, and we’re Stuck in Duality, losing access to all of the other Dimensions of the Multifarious and Unitary Real Universe.  Whenever we encounter a Contradiction, like Jewel’s neon sign, it tells us that we need to Open to Paradox instead.

The crux of the Paradox we’re Asked to accept in the Eclipse Yin Gate is the apparent Conflict between our Values and Ego Death.  We’re taught that our Values are Fixed for Life, that they Define Who We Are, and in a post or two back, Jewel talked about using them for her compass in the Wilderness of Life.  Well, even if our Values never Change, the depth of our Understanding of them definitely Changes.  And in order for that to happen, an Ego Death of some sort or another often needs to occur. 

When we’re Emotionally Attached to our Current Ego – and almost by definition, who isn’t – then an Ego Death literally Breaks our Heart (Venus in Cancer)Why on Earth would anyone intentionally Break their own Heart?  Well, it’s not really the Heart that’s Breaking, it’s the Emotional and Intellectual Shell around it that’s Breaking.  The Heart is actually Breaking Open.

Paradox is the Central Issue in a Yin Gate, but Yin Gates involve much more…

  • The Golden Rectangle (heavy blue lines) enfolding the Gate is a Blessing helping us return to Alignment with our True Nature (Golden Rectangle), in this case Aligning the Self-Sovereignty (Lilith) of our Forbidden Genius (Ixion), which at the moment is The Most Important Thing (Saturn), with our Birthright of Freedom (Chaos), and Aligning that with Our Mission in the Lifetime (North Node), with the Dissolution of our Resentments (Mars-Atropos), and with Action (Mars) to Reclaim our Hidden Skills and Embrace the Emotions that we cannot Tolerate (South Node).  (The Golden Rectangle is blue because that’s the color we use to symbolize Grace, and Golden because it reflects the Golden Ratio that Pachamama uses to Align Her infrastructure.)
  • Funny we should mention Resentments.  In addition to being Conjunct asteroid Truth, another reader has just pointed out that the Eclipse is also Conjunct the Fixed Star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia.  The textbook on each of these Royal Stars is that they promise Great Success, but only if a certain downside can be Avoided.  The downside for Regulus?  Resentment!  As they say, you can’t make this stuff up!  Oh, btw, I retract that comment yesterday about the caves.
  • Four Natural PIAVAs
    • I Wonder (Quincunx – green line) how my Understanding of my Values (Venus) was warped by Others to imprison my Forbidden Genius (Ixion), restrain by Self-Sovereignty (Lilith), and Limit my Healthy Control over my own Domain (Saturn).
    • I Wonder how my Programming about my Values may have helped keep my Karma (South Node) in place.
    • I Wonder what sort of Ego Death (Nemesis) would Allow me to Transcend my Most Frustrating Limitations (Chaos)
    • I Wonder what will happen if I Lovingly and Gently Affirm (Mars) exactly that sort of Ego Death, and Affirm my Commitment to Lovingly and Gently Extinguish (Atropos) all Inhibitions to my Life Mission (North Node).  Sounds scary, eh?
  • Two Big Opportunities to Let Go of Unconscious Archetypes that Control our Lives…
    • When we regard our Values as Moral Imperatives rather than Choices, we create Limits for ourself and for our Community.  We can find Alternatives that are more Flexible, Expansive, and Rewarding.  (Venus Unx to Chaos and Mars-Atropos-North Node – the Unx Angle, make by two planets one Sign apart, aka the Twelfth Harmonic, is about Breaking Patterns)
    • When we have Habits of suppressing certain Emotions, it imprisons the parts of ourself that Feel those Emotions.  Those parts might just need a good catharsis, so after Allowing those Emotions to surface, they may just Go Away.  On the other hand, they might constitute a critical Tool for an important part of ourself that we haven’t Opened Up to yet in the Lifetime.  Either way (and the latter is more likely during this Eclipse), it will be Liberating for us to Open Up to these Emotions.  (Nemesis Unx to South Node and Ixion-Lilith-Saturn)

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This next part Integrates the Whole McGillacuddy, so you might want to either skip it, or be prepared to spend a half-hour or so trying to grok the Bigger Multidimensional Picture it paints.  Or you can use it to see how your own Natal planets might facilitate or hinder your Transcendance.

Overall in the Eclipse chart we have…

  • The Eclipse itself (representing Conscious Differentiation of previously fused Unconscious Material) in a Pointy Square Fez (which means Utilizing Grace to Meld Multiple Challenges into Useful Compost) in 27-1 Degrees (symbolizing Endings and Beginnings).
  • A Sextile Fez (Substituting Curiosity for Conflict) in 1-7 Degrees (Designing a Prototype).
  • A Flying Squirrel (PIAVAing Grace to Resolve Complex Interactions) and Earth Grand Trine (Staying Grounded in Hardcopy 3D “Reality” to facilitate Integration of Higher Dimensions) in 7-14 Degrees (Testing the Prototype in Realistic Circumstances).
  • A Bascule Bridge (Grace with Options) in 17-21 Degrees (A Searching and Fearless Inventory of how our Prototype Performed).
  • The  21-24 Zone (Burning Away the Unnecessary in Order to Achieve a Clean Restart) that we’ve been talking about for the last several posts.

Which covers all but a few Degrees of the Zodiac! 

The Eclipse chart also has an Earth Grand Quintile (Graduate Seminar in Staying Grounded).

Well talk about the rest of these in the next few installments.

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Then we need to quickly turn our Attention to the Adventures which follow and Challenge our Infant Self to make Choices it may not be ready for…

24 August (ie, ~ 17-24 August) – Saturn Stationary turning Direct, informing us that we need to Pay Attention to The Most Important Thing

26 August (ie, ~22-26 August) – Juno Stationary turning Direct, Opening the Gate between Consciousness and the Unconscious

27 August (ie, ~ 20-27 August) – Sedna Stationary turning Retrograde, Staying Present when we’re in Fear or Anger

1 September (ie, ~ 26 August-1 September) – Moira Stationary turning Retrograde, tapping us on the shoulder and Reminding us that Consciousness Behooves

The exact dates are when the planet is actually Standing Still.  When a planet Stands Still we Feel it strongly for a week or so beforehand.  If we know what’s going on, then the Energy drops off rapidly after that.  If we don’t, there is a danger that we might make Decisions that carry the Energy beyond the Exact date.

Let’s take an example.  Suppose the Veil thins on August 25 and we suddenly Perceive Multiple Realities at the same time.  We might be looking through a window into a Parallel Life, for instance, or the World may be Pixelating, or it may turn into Images entirely unrecognizable and we might think we’re Hallucinating (we aren’t)…

(Borrowed with Gratitude and Admiration from Brian Froud)

So we might rush to the doctor to get drugs to “bring us back to ‘Reality’ ” – that could set us back for years.  Or we might not really Discern what we’re seeing, but find ourselves disoriented and dizzy or even nauseous, and Vow to never again Allow ourselves to think about what might be just beyond the Limits of our Beliefs.  But if we know what’s happening, then after we retrieved our jaw, we’d just be Grateful for a Glimpse into the Realm of Faerie, bow, and say “Hello.  How may I serve you?”

The thing to notice is that the periods when these Stations are Strongest overlap the Eclipse.  So we could easily summarize the whole Eclipse Drama in one sentence as…

The Most Important Thing is to Get Conscious of our Fears and Angers, so we can be Present with them when they arise, rather than Allowing them to sweep us away into a fuzzy Past where we can’t tell that it’s not really still going on. 

Or is it? 

No, it never really was.  That was just a painful Hallucination.

Our Genius Project

August 2, 2017

The Exact Station of Uranus (Strong Presence of the Soul Self) occurs at 10:30 pm PDT 2 August.  A good rule of the Opposing Digit: never worry about Sleep when Uranus is Lit Up.  Sleep when you’re tired and Work or Play when you aren’t, and your Soul-Body Connection takes care of the rest.  If you can’t Sleep, don’t waste Energy being Anxious about it, even if you have to Perform in a few hours; Relax and Trust that you’ll excel with your Soul shining through.

This particular Uranus Station Challenges your Life Force.  There are three steps to resolving this Challenge and Integrating your Life Force with your Soul Energy – which will Transform your Life.  They are…

  • If you have any sense of Lack of Control, or that you’re being Victimized, Stop Cold and Own Your Power.  You are Sovereign, and no one can Take Your Power without your Permission.  If you have Karmic Patterns of Giving your Permission without your Awareness, Wake Up to them.  You have a Thousand Tools to Shift Unconscious Patterns (starting with Tapping and a dozen forms of PIAVA and you probably know a dozen Tools that I don’t) – Use Them!
  • Transform any Fear that arises.  Start with Breathing – Fear plus Breathing Equals Excitement.  Then do Kegels; Fear plus Kegels Slow Down Time so you have All the Time You Need to find the appropriate Tools.  Anger means you’re Scared that your Power isn’t Sufficient.  What is it that’s Scaring you?  Breathe and add Kegels, Tap if necessary, till you Feel Your Power.
  • You’re here on a Mission.  Even if you think you know what it is, Shift to Permanent Curiosity about it.  Not the kind of Curiosity that seeks Answers, but the kind of Curiosity that’s akin to Awe and Wonder.  “I Wonder What the Next Stage of My Grand Mission in this Lifetime will be Like.”  Then Change the Subject.  If your mind Answers, thank it for contributing, and Know that it’s not the right Answer.  The mind can only do Dualism, while your Grand Mission is Gloriously Unitary and Supremely Multidimensional. 

There is Tremendous Grace available for Letting Go of Abuse and Obsolete Vows and Limiting Beliefs.  Don’t let the Opportunity slip away.  However, Remember that your Goal in Letting Go is to Find Your Joy, as Joy is the Nature of the Soul.  Do Not Seek Abuse and Beliefs to Let Go Of – Let them Come to You.  Reread https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/fear-and-anger-and-joy-o-my/ – by now you know how to Dismiss Old Abuse and Obsolete Vows without a great deal of Drama; Trust your Thousand Tools.  Often Intention will be enough.

Over the last few weeks you’ve been Focused on a Project that you’ve been working on for a long time, but to which you’ve seldom if ever given your Full Attention.  You have some “natural” Hesitation and Doubt about your current Devotion to it.  Let Go of your Hesitation and Doubt, and Give yourself Permission to make this Project Your Most Important Thing.  Call it your “Genius Project,” as it’s a big part of your Forbidden Genius. 

Michael Roads’s reading for today…

“Only by entering the overwhelming unknown can we move from knowledge to ‘direct knowing.’ 
This is a move of epic proportions, a quantum leap.
“The trap here is looking for, or trying to find, a technique that will make this quantum leap possible.  Forget techniques.  This is not about learning something new, it is about surrendering to a skill that is latent within us all.  The only way you can ‘directly know’ is by being directly in the moment, and having a true need to ‘directly know.’  Direct knowing is not about gleaning knowledge from a library of facts; it is such a powerful connection with the moment that what is needed to be known is directly manifest into your conscious awareness.  You could say that in consciousness you connect with universal mind.  This arises naturally from constantly and consciously . . . choosing Love!”
When you’re Engrossed in your Genius Project, not when you’re Thinking about it, you’re “Directly Knowing” your Forbidden Genius.  Don’t try to put Her into words, as words will only encage Her, and She’s had waay too much of that already.  Do be sure that you Pay Attention to the Joy and Excitement you Feel when you’re working on your Genius Project.  You “Directly Know” Exactly what you Want to Do with the Fruits of this Project.  Celebrate the Glory of that Feeling, without putting it into words.  Know that you can, and will, take it with you” into many Future Lifetimes, Lifetimes of Great Joy.  This Project is only a Foundation, for a Great Temple.

And Daniel Scranton’s Channeling for yesterday, from the Pleiadian High Council of Seven this time…

http://danielscranton.com/create-your-reality-using-5d-technology-%e2%88%9ethe-pleiadian-high-council-of-seven/

“As you recognize the futility of creating your reality using third-dimensional methods, you clear the way for something that is much more effective and certainly faster.  We are talking about fifth-dimensional technology.  We are talking about creating your reality with your energy.

“You are the creator of your reality, but what you sometimes fail to recognize is that you are also the tool that you use to create your reality.  What do we mean by that?  Well, you are beings of energy.  Your energy is what you utilize to create everything.  You utilize your energy to create your physical body.  You utilize your energy to create the environment around you.  And of course you utilize your energy to create experiences like thoughts and emotions.  And when we say, ‘your energy,’ we really mean you, the real you.

“So it really does serve you to get in touch with you, with who you are.  It really is the only game in town to play with your own energy fluctuations.  Now how do you modify yourself in order to shift the way that you are vibrating as energy?  We recommend taking a multi-layered, multi-tiered approach to this.  We recommend seeing yourself as a holistic expression of that energy.

“So yes, your actions still count and your thoughts still count.  And we are not suggesting that you simply sit in a quiet, dark room meditating on your own energy because that would bore you.  And as we said, you need to take a holistic approach to this business of shifting your energy, shifting your self to the higher frequencies.  So it is a team effort.

“You want to get your body on board.  You want to get your thoughts on board.  You want to get your emotions on board.  You want to take the actions that support the vibration that you want to hold.  So it is really about paying attention and recognizing that which is of the frequency that serves your highest good and that which is not.

“And sometimes in order to let go of something that is of a lower frequency, you must face it.  You must face that belief.  You must face that judgment.  You must face that past life circumstance or event.  And so that is what you are doing.  Some of you are just doing it more willingly than others.

“So the single most important thing you could do in your efforts to create your reality, using the fifth-dimensional technology of yourselves is to pay attention.  And as you do, you will notice what is of service to you and what is not, and then you will choose wisely.”

Read that over several times.  Bring it into your Genius Project, so the Project Embodies your Soul and your Mission.  As you do this you can Feel your Future, and the Future of the Planet, Opening Up into Grace and Possibility.  The current Trends in the Opposite direction are simply a “Healing Crisis,” a final Blooming of Symptoms as the Disease exits the Body.

The astrology…

Stationary Uranus makes a Major Tricolor – Uranus Square Varuna-Veritas (the Truth about Your Life Force) Quincunx Pholuss-Quaoar-Ixion on the Galactic Center (Being Fully Responsible to your Hidden Genius and Discovering that it has a Critical Role in the Survival of the Planet) Trine Uranus.

Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion-GC makes a Minor Tricolor – Lachesis-Chiron (Letting Go of All Illusion that Anyone Else Has Any Power Over You) Square to Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion-GC Quincunx to Sedna (Embracing Fear and Anger) Sextile Lachesis-Chiron.

The combination of the two Tricolors creates

  • A Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion-Galactic Center Finger of God from the Sextile between Sedna and Varuna-Veritas
  • A Major Tricolor in Lachesis-Chiron Square Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion-GC Quincunx Varuna-Veritas Trine Lachesis-Chiron
  • With Sedna is at the Midpoint of the Trine between Varuna-Veritas and Lachesis-Chiron and Sextile to both.

All those planets lie between 24 and 2 Degrees, all in the part of the Zodiac that concerns itself with Letting Go of Old Patterns and Rebirthing Oneself Spiritually (Sagittarious through Leo).  Twenty-four to two Degrees is about putting the Finishing Touches on the same process (Capricorn through Aries).  These Energies are in the heavy lines on the chart.

Meanwhile, the light lines in the chart are in 5 to 10 Degrees of the Magnetic Signs, tracing out a Grand Sextile (Great Grace). It comprises…

  • Juno-Hylonome (Letting Go of Karmic Archetypes)
  • Nessus (Abuse and Privilege)
  • Pallas (Boundaries)
  • Ceres (Sustainability)
  • Mercury-Vesta-Orcus (Becoming Aware of Limiting Beliefs Caused by Forgotten and Obsolete Vows)
  • The Fixed Star Antares (Great Success, but with the Danger that we may Become Addicted to the Process and Neglect the Goal). 

Five to ten Degrees is about Debriefing our First Attempt and Designing our Second Iteration (Gemini and Cancer) – in this case it would imply that we Iterate our Process of Letting Go of Old Patterns and Rebirthing Ourself Spiritually, Paying Attention during the Second Iteration that our Intention is Focused on the Goal (Liberation – and the products of our Genius Project) and not the Process (Letting Go).

You might want to notice that we could easily have included Nemesis (Ego Death), the Nodes (our Mission, Held Emotions, and Hidden Skills), Eris (Revealing Denial), Chaos (Unlimited Potential), and even Haumea (Rebirth) and Makemake (Manifestation) in our catalog of planets in 24-2 Degrees.  And we could have included Mars (Action) and Hopi (Respect for All Things) in our 5-10 Degree Configurations.

Gods and Goddesses Full Moon

May 7, 2017

“The constellation Orion is, therefore, an archetype of god.  We humans have modeled our male gods on the constellation for probably well over eight thousand years.  This is in contrast to the never-setting circumpolar Ursa Major and Minor, the goddess, for goddesses do not die in our philosophy.  Goddesses may fade, but they are immortal.  The She-Bear never sets as she circles the pole.  However, the male god on the equator and the gods of the ecliptic are subject to the hero’s journey of the whirlpool.  This one constellation [Orion], more than any other group of stars, has affected the human race in a most profound way.”

So says Bernadette Brady, in Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars (pp.165-6).  We’ll see why this is the key to the 10 May (3pm PDT) Full Moon in a bit.

Have a look at the third picture in May 3 (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/may-3/).  This (the whole chart, but specifically, the central Opposition, or the long red line splitting the heavy red X) is the Sappho-Sedna Yin Gate that we’ve been working with for several months, the one meaning that we are Transforming our Fear into Self-Love.  The heavy blue box which contains it is the Golden Rectangle we’ve also been working with. 

When a Yin Gate, or Mystery School introducing us to the Wisdom of Paradox, appears, it’s always embedded in a Golden Rectangle.  A Golden Rectangle symbolizes Great Blessing, as the two Dualities in it (the heavy red X inside the heavy blue box) complement one another very Gracefully.  In this case the two Dualities tell us that we can achieve Rebirth by Living Our Own Truth, and we can Recover the Hidden Genius that will Transform our Lives by Recognizing, Embracing, and Transcending our Limitations.  The Configuration persists into the Full Moon and beyond.

Now look at the second picture in the May 3 post.  This Configuration persists into the Full Moon as well.  In this one the Yin Gate pairs Haumea with Eris-Uranus-Mercury – we are facing down the Paradox of Rebirth into our Soul Self made Manifest.  While the Yin Gate is new, the Haumea-Eris/Uranus Opposition isn’t – we’ve been working with that for a year or so.  But not till now on the level of Paradox.  Rebirth requires an Ego Death, which we by nature Resist.  The Paradox here is how we can Both/And it – Accept our Rebirth while Fully Loving our Existing Self.

The two Cooperating Dualities in the Golden Rectangle in this second picture are Sappho-Sedna and Chiron-Hopi; Self-Love and Fear, and Pain and Non-Judgment.  The Golden Blessing lies in Recognizing that we can Heal our Despair, and so Create Miracles, by Empathizing with the Objects of our Judgements (including parts of our Selves), most especially our Judgments of Our own Fear

Here are the two interlapping Yin Gates

So much for the background.  Now let’s have a look at the Full Moon itself.  The first thing we might want to notice is that the Moon crosses Sappho a few hours later.  The Full Moon is less than four Degrees from Sappho, and the Full-Moon Sun less than five and a half Degrees shy of Sedna.  Even if we insisted on our three-Degree Sensitivity, we’d still spend the next several embroiled in the Fear-and-Self-Love Paradox, as the Moon Dances with Sappho and the Sun with Sedna.

The planets move counterclockwise, slowly; it’s the circle behind them that moves clockwise, rapidly.  The location (longitude) of the planets is determined by taking a snapshot at the same time every night, while the Earth spins beneath us; the planets actually move from west to east, while the Earth spins from east to west.  The outer circle on the chart represents the background Stars, which are, except on the scale of centuries, Stationary.  Otherwise, the chart represents the Earth.  The inner ring and center spin clockwise past the outer ring every 24 hours, while the planets in the middle ring tick slowly in the opposite direction.

To relate the chart to hardcopy reality, hold it vertically while you face south.  The left side of the chart is the eastern horizon, while the top of the chart (where the arrowhead is, between the middle and outer rings, next to Mars on this chart) is straight up.  All the planets above the central horizontal axis are in the Sky in the PDT time zone at the moment the Moon is Full, while all the planets below that axis are below the horizon, on the other side of the Planet.  We won’t see Mars overhead because the Sun is too bright.

The central horizontal axis is drawn for PDT; in your location the planets will be in the same places relative to one another, but the middle ring (and the central axis with it), would shift.  We don’t comment on the astrological Houses, because at the same Full-Moon moment, the middle ring shifts for different time zones, so the Houses all move relative to the planets.  For instance, in South Australia at the moment of the Full Moon, the Sun has just Risen (just above the left side of the chart) and the Moon has just Set (just below the right side of the chart) – depending on your local line of sight of course.

In fact, by the time the Sun gets to Sedna on 16 May, the Moon has moved across from Varuna, and instead of the four aligned Oppositions like the chart above, we get six such Oppositions (as the Nodes also begin to fill in the Leo-Aquarius axis) – a Grand Unx!  Pattern-Breaking galore, as an Unx is one twelfth of the Zodiac, and the Twelfth Harmonic is the Hanged Man, who hangs not by the neck or the fingernails, but by the heels, so he can see the World through a New Perspective.

But yes, we are stretching our Sensitivity just a bit.  If we want to strictly adhere to the notion of What’s the Energy like at this moment? then we’d do best to stick to three Degrees of Senitivity.  But if we shift to What will be the Future for Projects begun just now? then six to eight Degrees of Sensitivity is more appropriate.  Well, with Haumea very much involved in the Yin Gates, the biggest Project we’re starting just now is Rebirth.

Sensitivity is like “slop,” or acceptable error margin.  For instance, Haumea is four Signs, one Degree, and 58 arcminutes ahead of Chaos: 23:11 Libra versus 21:13 Gemini.  The difference of 1:58 is less than our Sensitivity of three Degrees, so we consider them close enough to be four Signs apart, or Trine to one another.

The Full Moon is also Conjunct asteroid Klotho – she who cuts the cloth for a new Lifetime or Timeline.  And as we mentioned at the beginning of the month, the Full Moon is accompanied by a Station of Juno, she who rules the Edges of Consciousness.  What better Rebirth could we have than one that stretches the Edges of our Consciousness?  In fact, could we even have a Rebirth without stretching the Edges of our Consciousness?  I don’t think so.

And Juno’s Station Conjoins Pluto, symbol of Tranformation or Trance-Formation.  The Trances that run our daily Life are the Archetypes in the Unconscious.  A New Trance means that we’ve stretched the Edges of the Unconscious!  And the Juno-Pluto Conjunction Trine-Bridges the Full Moon, lending a Grace-full flavor to the Adventure.

A Trine Bridge represents an “Easy Way” to “do” an Opposition such as a Full Moon.  An Opposition is a Duality, and if we neglect to move from Heads/Tails to Coin, we get stuck in Either/Or.  The Trine Bridge contributes Grace.  A Quincunx Bridge contributes Curiosity.  As long as we Celebrate our Curiosity as an ongoing sense of Enjoyable or even Blissful Wonder, rather than trying to Limit it by “Figuring it out,” this is another fabulous alternative to Either/Or.

The Full Moon also has a Quincunx Bridge – to dwarf planet Chaos.  Well, we know Chaos, it’s a big part of one of our Golden Rectangle-Yin Gates, the Love-Fear Yin Gate.  Chaos, symbolizing Limitlessness, will bring up our Limits, specifically, the Forbidden part of our Forbidden Genius.  Is Love-Fear even really an Either/Or?  The Emotions certainly seem that way.  But many define Fear as the Absence of Love, and it’s certainly Fear that inhibits our Stretching into Unconditional Love, isn’t it.

What happens if we Decide to Learn to Love our Fear?  We can reduce the intensity of the Emotion with Tapping.  We can Revert Fearsome thoughts with Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade.  And if Fear is the Absence of Love, and we Learn to Love our Fear, where does that leave Fear?  It dissolves, doesn’t it.  So, we have Free Will, we can make such a Decision (or better yet, a PIAVA) to Learn.  Can we follow through with the Learning part?  Well, looky here at the Full Moon chart…

See those heavy orange lines?  That’s a Grand Quintile – five planets equally spaced around the Loop.  The Fifth Harmonic is about Learning.  So there is no better time to make a Decision to Learn – all we actually have to do is Decide to Allow Learning, we won’t even have to work at it!

The long red line is the Full Moon itself; the blue lines connecting the Sun and the Moon through Juno-Pluto is the Trine Bridge, and the green lines connecting them via Chaos is the Quincunx Bridge.  Notice that there’s one other green line, connecting Juno-Pluto and Chaos.

We even have a Finger of God pointing at Chaos, telling us to Pay Attention to (and be willing to Transcend) our Limitations!  While Chaos links the Full Moon to the multiple Yin Gates, the Sun itself – signifying the Essence of the situation, links the Full Moon to the Grand Quintile.  So far, this Full Moon chart is pretty amazing – Rebirth into our Soul Self, Recovery of our Genius, Abandonment of our Limitations, Expansion of our Consciousness, all with a “Get Out of Ego Death Free” card, and all we have to do is Surrender into Learning!  We don’t even have to find our homework, all we have to do is Pay Attention!

But we aren’t done yet.  Look at the light orange lines – a second Grand Quintile!  Well, almost.  One corner is missing, the one marked with the circled “V” for Vacancy.  When we have an almost-Grand-Whatever, the Vacancy becomes the Most Important corner, because if we can fill in that corner, we can Manifest the “Grand” part of the Whatever.  The “Grand” part is like going from Wheat Berries and Sugar Beets to Cake and Frosting. 

The Vacancy is 27 Degrees of Gemini, and the “Sabian Symbol” or interpretation for that Degree, is “A Gypsy emerging from the forest where her tribe is camped.”  Well, if we can discount any racism inherent in that (the Sabian Symbols were Channeled in the 1920s or ’30s), we could maybe picture ourselves as a Footloose Soul Emerging from the Trance that our Family of Origin and other Acculturation installed in us to reinforce our Karma so we wouldn’t be tempted to ignore it. 

Trances are kind of like that – you can’t see the Trees for the Forest.  We see it all the time in politics.  When something doesn’t match our Trance, to us it’s fake news.  Emerging from the Forest is Coming into the Light – Illumination (which is the meaning of a Full Moon itself after all!), Enlightenment, Leaving behind in the Woods the Archetypes that used to run our Lives and constrain our Freedom, becoming a Free Spirit, a Gypsy.  (Not to disparage the Woods; they can happily Compost our krap.)  That just may be doable here.

But we still aren’t done.  Are there any asteroids or Fixed Stars near 27 Gemini?  Well, yes, two very significant Fixed Stars.  The first is Betelguese.  Brady says “it is my own opinion that Betelguese is the most auspicious star of all, for the fulfillment it offers seems to be totally uncomplicated by trials and hassles.  The presence of one of these stars [the Stars in Orion, the best of which is Betelguese] will be of great benefit if you are striving to achieve something at any level of your life” (p.31).

Of course, giving up Striving is a key to Loving ourself fully just as we are, eschewing Judgment and achieving Neutrality, and reaching Enlightenment, but we aren’t quite there yet, are we.  So we can use one last helping hand here, can’t we.  As Goethe put it, “Wer immer strebend sich bemüht, Den können wir erlösen,” meaning something like “With Intention and Persistence you can’t Lose.”  (Well, assuming you remember to Change the Subject and Pay Attention if necessary.)  Betelguese is Orion’s left shoulder, virtually the Hand of God.

The other Fixed Star near 27 Gemini is Polaris, the Way-Shower, symbolizing Guidance.  The eye of the She-Bear Goddess.  Polaris itself is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but translated to a chart, the symbolism isn’t Limited that way.  So besides all those other Blessings, we’re Guided!

Oh, almost forgot one more thing.  That second, now-complete Grand Quintile sits exactly aligned with the middle of the first Grand Quintile, so we end up with a Grand Decile!  The Tenth Harmonic is the Wheel of Fortune, the “universal principle of abundance, prosperity and expansion… the experience of awakening to the possibilities that can turn our lives in more positive and expansive directions… with the willingness to change and keep things moving by taking risks and being open to new opportunities” (Angeles Arien, Tarot Handbook, p.63).  I don’t recall ever seeing a Grand Decile in the five decades I’ve been doing astrology.

Sautern I

April 5, 2017

By now it should be abundantly Clear what The Most Important Thing in your Life is at this Time, as at 10pm PDT, in a couple of hours, Saturn reverses course to recross the Libra snd Virgo Duads of Sagittarius.

A Duad is two and a half degrees, or one twelfth of a Sign.

Of course Saturn begins this Reconsideration from smack dab on the Galactic Center, so most of what you’re Focused Upon is probably not Personal, but Galactic.  Think about that; sure, you Experience it as though it is Personal, but if it has a lot in common with what other people are Experiencing, is it Really Personal?

It makes a difference.  If you were the only unemployed person in town, for instance, you might start looking for a job or start a business.  But if two thirds of the folks in your town were unemployed, you’d probably Realize that what you need to do is to help increase Community, Self-Sufficiency, and Resilience.  Even if you’re unemployed “by choice,” is it because you’re the only one in town with the Guts and Pespective to Opt Out of an economic regime that serves only a very few, at the expense of the very many?

Conveniently, the Virgo and Libra Duads of Sagittarius are about Breaking Down the Ego so it can Meet Other.  Well, not many things are more “Other” than The Impersonal.  We usually think of Other as “Other People,” but you can also think of it as “Other than the Individual Ego.”  Community is a big part of Other.  You can see Community as your friends (FB or Real), your town, your country, your Species, your Galaxy, or Consciousness in General, including the Critters, the Plants, the Rocks, and the Stars.

Sagittarius as a whole is about Letting Go, and of course Saturn is about The Most Important Thing.  So we can say, without exaggeration or understatement, that The Most Important Thing These Days Is to Let Go of Our Old Notions about What’s Me and What’s Not.  That’s a very big assignment, with an almost infinite number of subcategories to choose from.  Think back over the last couple of days – which subcategory has been foremost in your Experience?