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Chopping Cherry Trees IV

October 3, 2019

Here’s a great example of how we as consumers really do have Power over the faceless Corporate World…

https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/consumers-force-lobbying-group-big-food-brands-re-brand-itself

“To a child, all Nature is new.  Given the chance, a child interfaces with a Nature that has no names, no labels.  Grass is not green; it is not a lawn; it is Mystery.  This is what a child connects with; Mystery.  But the child grows, learning to walk and talk, then to read as their schooling begins.  Names and labels are now being attached to Nature.  That ‘stuff’ that tasted strange is now green grass, and Mystery is banished, along with that previous connection.

“As we are taught more and more about Nature, so, without our ever realizing it, we actually know less and less.  Our intellectual knowledge grows, but our direct knowing recedes.  Moving through our school grades, we are now pushed into an intellectual world that seeks to understand Nature, yet adding ever more of the labels of limitation.  If once, as a child, we had a real connection with Nature, by the time we are an adult, the average student is locked out of any true relationship with a metaphysical Nature.

“Intellectually, most adults relate only to a physical Nature, accepting, as does everyone else, that this is all there is.  But there is so much more!  How can we intellectually understand Nature, when it is not an intellectual expression?  It makes no sense!  Like us, Nature is an expression of conscious intelligence, but this, our greatest potential, is abandoned, littering the classroom floors where it was destroyed by the scissors of unintentional ignorance and thoughtless separation.

“Throw away the keyhole – if you can – and let me give you a different, considerably larger view.  The Nature that we see and relate to on Earth is the physical reflection of a vast, holistic, intricate, metaphysical and universal Nature.  In everything in life, the metaphysical precedes the physical.  There are no exceptions.  Consider the implications of this!

“When all this becomes your inner knowing – not a concept – your actual reality, then your whole relationship with Nature and life is forever changed.  You are now able to have a relationship with the nonphysical Nature that cannot be physically seen or touched, but which can be experienced and listened to.  Nature communicates, but nobody is listening.  We have lost the skill.  We no longer realize that there is a vast difference between hearing and listening.

“Two people talk to each other, but neither truly listens; they hear.  We can hear and think, but we cannot listen and think.  Thinking takes us out of the moment… we cannot think our way into the moment.  To listen, we are required to be in the moment.  This means that to listen to the inaudible voice of Nature, we have to be in the moment.  We are not good at this!  It means being fully conscious.”

–Michael J. Roads, Entering the Secret World of Nature, pp.182-4.

Today, 3 October 2019, the two asteroids that symbolize Truth, Aletheia and Veritas, met in the middle of the Sign that means Diving Relentlessly into the Heart of the Matter, Scorpio.  They were joined by the asteroid that symbolizes Boundaries, Pallas.

In the chart of this Union…

…this Protection of Truth is part of an Easy Path (Double Trine Bridge) across a Challenge to Transcend our Resistance to our Instincts (T-Square to a Stellium of Bee-Zed, Jupiter, Ceres, and Jupiter).  The other part of this Easy Path is our Compulsion to Know the Importance of Respect for All Things (a Stellium of Pluto, Saturn, and asteroid Hopi).  The sources of the Challenge (Opposition under the T-Square) are Becoming Conscious of our Choices (Juno-Moira) and Confusion about our Sovereignty (Neptune-Lilith).  Bear in mind that the Unconscious does not know Direction, only Dimension.  Direction is a property of the Dualistic Observing mind.

Consequently we often encounter the Exact Opposite of what we Expect.  Someone totally ruled by their Instincts, who Respects only themself, who like Goebbels works very hard to set Boundaries against the Truth, who is very Confused about their own Sovereignty, and who is not Conscious of their Choices but only Obsessed with their own Perceived Fate, is a Poster Child for this Energy.  While the Star itself has “moved on,” the Midpoint of Scorpio is associated with the Royal Star Antares.  The Royal Stars promise great success, but with a caveat, a downfall.  The downfall of Antares is to seek Intensity and Drama for the sake of Intensity and Drama.

Nuclear Winter 2

September 24, 2019

As we mentioned, 23 September 2019 is a busy day…

At the Equinox, both asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) and dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition) are Stationary, or Strong, both peaking at 9pm PDT.  In other words, like Greta says, more or less, You Know in your Heart what’s Wrong with your Beliefs that your Priorities are so Screwed Up, so get to Work Allowing your Beliefs to Change!  This is True for All of us, we aren’t just Preaching to the Choir.  If we Feel Satisfied with the Work that’s being done to Restore the Planet, we’re obviously missing the whole point.

The Libra Equinox symbolizes the Shocks to the Individual Ego that Meeting Other Creates, on its way to Re-Initiating 5D-like Collaboration and Cooperation and Mutual Interdependence at the Capricorn Solstice.  The Station of Asbolus tells us that the “Left-Brain” mind will be doing more harm than good for the next half-year, while the Heart takes charge.  Changing Unconscious Beliefs (Vesta) can only be done by the “Right Brain,” with Insight and Intention, Affirmation, Visualization and Prayer (PIAVA).  The “Left Brain” can certainly contribute, mostly by managing the details of Habit Change (see e.g. https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/held-emotions-aura-holes/), but Analysis won’t get us where we need to go.

Both of the Station charts supply the necessary Insight, as the Vesta Station sits at the focus of a Mjölnir (Epiphany) from Venus (Values) and Saturn-South Node (The Most Important Thing Is To Clear Our Karma).

The three 23 September charts are separated by 2½ and 4 Degrees, so using our traditional 3-Degree Sensitivity, we’ve drawn them as three separate charts.  However, since an Equinox is a Rebirth, when we look at any Projects we’re Initiating in the next few months, it’s totally appropriate to combine the three charts into one by using a wider 8-Degree Sensitivity.

The most prominent element of the Vesta-Station chart…

…is of course it’s Merger with dwarf planet Sedna (Converting Fear to Power; see e.g. https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/kegels-5/), which we mentioned in the previous post.  The Vesta Station also highlights likely Ego Deaths (Square to asteroid Nemesis), but that’s not a Surprise, as most any Challenge To or Shift In our Beliefs requires an Ego Death, simply because our Ego is always deeply Invested in our Beliefs.

Vesta recoils in Fear (turns Retrograde) just before She gets to Sedna, so She doesn’t get Initiated by Sedna till mid-March 2020 (12 March 8am PDT), at 28 Taurus.  That’s perilously close to the Fixed Star Algol, whose Chinese name can be translated as “Piled-Up Corpses.”  In the West it’s thought of as the Eye of Medusa.  The Vesta-Sedna Cycle is a little over three years long, which gives us a potential TimeLine for the possible Atrocities that our Planet could witness starting in March.

For eleven years the Moon stays within the Tropics, ie, between 23:27 North and 23:27 South of the Equator.  Then for the following eleven years the Moon goes “Out of Bounds” – beyond 23:27 N or S – for several days every two weeks.  During these Moon Out-of-Bounds Decades, people are more Emotional.  The last time the Moon started an Out-of-Bounds Decade was 11 September 2001.  Remember that day?  The Moon starts its next “OOB” Decade on 16 March 2020, a few days after Sedna Initiates Vesta on Algol.  A good week to stay in bed, if you’re confident your roof won’t fall on you.

However, Perseus’s slaughter of Medusa was part of the budding Greek Patriarchy’s Suppression of the “Terrors” of Feminine Power, Algol being the most “Terrible” and Snake-Haired of them all.  When we Reframe Algol as an Orgasm of Feminine Power, rather than a typical Patriarchal Pussy-Grabbing and Pecker-Waving, we could see a Rebellion led by Females against an attempt of the Patriarchs to use another Rabid-Patriotism-Evoking War to divert Attention from the Climate Emergency and the US Election, and the Travails of Brexit.

The Greeks Saluted Hestia – their version of the Roman Vesta – before they Saluted Zeus, and Saluted Hestia again after Zeus.  So sure, Zeus was granted the Attention He wanted, but guess who the people gave the real Power to?  Hestia/Vesta, Goddess of the Hearth – Food and Warmth.  Ego came second.  The Romans recognized a good thing, and made Vesta their Goddess of the State.  We know Her mostly from Her Vestal Virgins, which intended to symbolize the inviolability of the Roman State.

But the biggest Configuration in the Vesta-Station chart is a Self-Resolving Challenge to our Karma, or the Demise thereof (Diamond Star to asteroid Karma).  The source of the Challenge is the Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos) Available if we Respond to our own Hidden Genius (Pholus-Ixion) – that is, in order to access that Potential, we need to Let Go of our Karma.  The Grace that leads to the Self-Resolution is our Willingness to undergo Ego Death and Rebirth (asteroid Nemesis and dwarf planet Haumea).  The Self-Resolution implies that we may not have a Choice.

If we use our 3-Degree window to examine the Asbolus-Station chart…

…the Self-Resolving Challenge to asteroid Karma disappears, and devolves into a Grand Cross, a chorus of small Challenges that Balance one another.  Asbolus/Intuition is Merged with Chaos/Unlimited Potential and Contrasted with (Opposite) Ixion/Hidden Genius, proposing that like Bilbo Baggins, we will be led to this Karma-free Treasure by Intuition, not Logic.

More problematic is the Challenge (T-Square) to our Instincts (the Moon) presented by a Contrast between Revelation of Denial (dwarf planet Eris) and Rebirth (Haumea).  Contrast implies Duality, that we may be invited to Choose between keeping the Comfort of our Denial, and Accepting Rebirth.  But Instinct, like Intuition, is non-Dual.  So the Real Choice will be between Trusting our Instincts, or Avoiding Ego Death.  Spiritual is always Both/And.  Either/Or is always Politics.

As we Dance here with Intuition and Instinct, we are reminded that both symbols for Truth – both the Truth of the Heart (asteroid Aletheia) and the Truth of the mind (asteroid Veritas), are in Scorpio.  As we’ve said, we expect people who live by the Lie to encounter Trouble here, because Scorpio is Relentless about Getting to the Bottom of Things.  We’ll see this Lit Up very strongly between now and early October…

As we’ve pointed out, 23 September was a very busy day.  But it’s only a prelude for the larger Dramas that we’ll encounter between now and October 3.  We’ve interpreted the 23 September events as if they were isolated events, but they’re only the first act.  The real fireworks will be…

  • 27 September…
    • Asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) enters Virgo (Ego Death) (5:30 am PDT).  Ego Death Squared.
    • Asteroid Bee-Zed (Transcendence) Stationary Conjunct Aletheia and Veritas (Truth) (8:30 am PDT) in 18 Sagittarius.
  • 28 September…
    • Dwarf planet Chariklo (Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt) Stationary Conjunct Pluto (Compulsion) (12am PDT) in 20 Capricorn.
    • Dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential) Stationary Conjunct Asbolus (Intuition) (9am PDT) in 27 Gemini.
    • New Moon Conjunct Makemake (Manifestation) in 6 Libra (11:30 am PDT).
  • 2 October… Pluto Stationary (11:30 pm PDT) in 21 Capricorn.
  • 3 October… Aletheia (Truth of the Heart) Merges with Veritas (Truth of the mind) (8am PDT) in 17 Virgo.

As busy as 23 September was, it’s going to get a lot busier.  It’s a good thing we were able to sweat through all that Deep Letting Go of Karma last week, so we can Endure this Gauntlet with less Baggage!

Busy August VI

August 9, 2019

The Moon is crossing Jupiter as I write this (4:30 pm PDT 9 August), and the Moon is often a Trigger for Manifestation, so we may be Experiencing part of our Soul Descension now.  The Jupiter Station is near the Fixed Star Antares, one of the Royal Stars of Persia.  The Moon crossed Antares this morning (10am PDT 9 August).  Antares is the Lord of the West, or the Lord of Death – Ego Death in this case (the only thing that actually dies is the Ego; everything else is just Transformed).  Like all the Royal Stars of Persia, Antares means Great Success, with one Caveat – a potential Great Downfall.

For Antares, the Heart of Scorpio (in the Sidereal Zodiac), the Caveat is Compulsion.  The Soul is the ultimate in Spontaneity, and Operating as it does in many Dimensions, to the Dualistic mind and to the Observer in 3D, Unpredictability.  Few things are more Compulsive than Karma, so now we know why asteroid Karma was Stationary recently – to Clear Space for the Descent of a Spontaneous Soul.  Our Karma is so Compulsive that we usually mistake it for All That There Is.

If you get a Clear Sky, look to the South just after the Sun sets.  Jupiter is the Bright Star in the Sun’s Embrace, and Antares the reddish Star a little to the right and a little below Jupiter.  Saturn is a dimmer “Star” just off to the left.

In the “Tropical” Zodiac (the one we use), all this is going on in 10-15 Sagittarius, in front of the Great Attractor.  We can expect our natal planets in 11-15 of the Mutable Signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, Pisces) to be Dancing in the Streets.

Busy August V

August 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earth Repair 1

May 9, 2019

http://dyarrow.org/BlueLightWater/

Respite

April 30, 2019

Okay, done with that.  Hope your Days weren’t too “Dark.”  Surprises always have a way of popping up, but other than the 4 May Integrity New Moon, I don’t see anything complicated coming up till mid-May.  Hooray!

3-5 May will witness the Global Earth Repair Conference, featuring John Lui (who Restored China’s Loess Plateau to Health using Seaberries), Permaculture Magician Sepp Holzer’s protege Zach Weiss, Findhorn veteran Alan Featherstone, Alchemist David Yarrow, Buffalo Field Campaign founder Mike Mease, Earth Magician Rebecca Wildbear, Bee Restoration activist Benjamin Pixie, Xerxes Society Director Eric Lee-Mäder, Anti-Greed activist Vicky Robin, Jefferson Land Trust Director Erik Kingfisher, Organic Seed Alliance founder Forest Shomer, Permaculture NA Magazine co-founder Hannah Apricot Eckberg, Biochar evangelist Francesco Tortorici, Organic Consumers Association co-founder Ronnie Cummins, Friends of the Trees founder Michael Pilarski, and a long list of other Global and Indigenous environmental activists from around the World.

The plan is to live-stream the whole Conference, and to make recordings of all 160+ sessions available free on the internet as a service to the Planet.  They’ve set up a GoFundMe compaign to finance the live-streaming and the recordings, at https://www.gofundme.com/globalearthrepair-is-makingwaves.  You can find the Conference schedule, bios, live-streaming, and other details are at https://earthrepair.friendsofthetrees.net/master-schedule/.

All that said, the Arcturians are planning to take advantage of our Respite to beef up their downloads, with Energy from the Orion neighborhood this time…

https://danielscranton.com/the-orion-downloads-%e2%88%9ethe-9d-arcturian-council/

“We have sensed for quite some time that you have achieved a readiness for some new downloads, but understand that these decisions are not left entirely up to us.  We communicate with other councils and collectives, and then we approach your higher selves with our suggestions for the next set of downloads.  And not every higher self will always be in agreement with those of us in the ninth dimension.  So then, we give the downloads to those of you who have granted us permission from the perspective of your higher selves.

“We see you as your higher selves, but when we connect to that aspect of who you are, you are not always aware.  Some of you have your interactions with us directly, and you remember them.  Others travel to our dimension while asleep and have your interactions with us there, but most are unaware of these interactions.

“So the latest set of downloads that are coming in to those that have agreed to receive them are about bringing in more of the energies from the Orion System.  The Orion System has been home to some of the deepest, darkest moments in galactic history, but ultimately good triumphed.  Notice we didn’t say, “good triumphed OVER evil.”  Good did not defeat evil in the Orion System.  Good magnified its light to such an extent that there were massive conversions to the light.  And so, when you receive these downloads, you do get all of that, but you also get the rest.

“You get the oppression, the slavery, the war, and all the rest.  So it means that there will be some processing with these downloads, but that ultimately there will be great amounts of integration, and there will be even greater amounts of light that you will receive.  So if you begin having dreams or memories of those lifetimes in the Orion System that were so significant, then you know you are one of the ones that gave that consent from the perspective of your higher self.  Others of you may still have given that consent, and will receive the downloads, but will unpack them when you are ready.

“Either way, we know that all of you who are receiving the downloads can handle them and that they will ultimately bring peace and harmony to the human collective, because if the Orions could do it, anyone can.”

If your “Dark Days” were terrible, be sure to take a rest here.  You can always “unpack” the downloads “when you are ready” and rested.  Burnout serves no one, and pushing ourselves beyond our Endurance can actually set us back.

Even the 4 May New Moon is pretty Benign.  The most intense part is Transcendence of the Limits on how much we Own our own Power instead of being Compelled to Give it Away or tailor our Behavior to the Reactions of Others.  Nothing to rue there, except maybe some Resistance to Re-Experiencing old Bummers.  Welcome them, as it’s all about Letting Go.  The Transcendence is based on Realignment of our Boundaries and Beliefs (Hylonome/Bee-Zed T-Square on Vesta-Pallas Opposition).

The Current nine-year Cycle of Transcending Codependence (Bee-Zed to Hylonome) began back in mid-September 2018 at 8 Capricorn, “In a Sun-lit home domesticated Birds sing Joyously.”  Domesticated Birds!  So much for Transcending Codependence.  But remember that deep in the Psyche Opposites are Equal, because the Unconscious doesn’t Recognize Direction, only Dimension.  So we can Interpret this Cycle as Becoming Aware of our Codependence.

And of course as we pointed out earlier, the New Moon occurs in front of the Fixed Star Aldebaran, which Demands Integrity from us.  Remember that you can Choose Yintegrity (Doing What You Feel Like Doing Moment to Moment).  You don’t have to Choose Yangtegrity (Doing What You Said You’d Do).  Choosing Yintegrity just requires frequent Renegotiation and occasional Amends.

To help us celebrate our Respite, Mom has given us some “naked-eye Sprites” – Lightning that occurs above Thunderstorms, connecting the Thunderhead to the upper layers of our Atmosphere on the edge of Space, and usually not so easily viewed from below…

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=01&month=05&year=2019

Or maybe Musk or Bezos has gotten a few of their Mars Junkets ready ahead of time without telling anyone.  Or maybe just more Alien Ships, eh?  Orionites even!

 

“Dark Days” 1

April 18, 2019

Sorry to be AWOL for the last week – I’ve been waaay too busy with Necessities.  As you know from earlier posts, the theme of the last week has been Health and Self-Sovereignty – Hope you’ve improved on both counts, or you can use any Untoward Experience to help define for future reference how NOT to improve.

By now we’re working up to a Soulful Full Moon (Sun Conjunct Uranus) that aims to Teach us all about Transitions (Cusps).  We Enjoy Changes for the Better, but other Changes, not so much.  Not that we’re Transitioning into “Worse,” but we are Transitioning into More Intense.  For example…

  • The Full Moon itself sits on the Cusp of Scorpio, which is about getting our Fill of Meeting People, and beginning to try to Discover why the Experience hasn’t been as Fabulous as we’d hoped.  If you deal with this as your own Anxiety (ie, Tap It Out) rather than Judging other people for their “Faults,” you’ll be waaay ahead.
  • The Full-Moon Sun sits at the end of Aries (Raw Creativity), along with Uranus (Soul) in early Taurus (having to make our Creativity Pay Off).  That can be a lot less Fun than just Playing.  However, it’s not about “Paying Off” Materially, it’s about Paying Off in terms of Learning to Accept Who We Really Are.  While that will likely require Letting Go of Who We Thought We Were, the Rewards will be Immense.  “katie” has a whole essay on this for us, and it’s a good one…

https://roseandcactusquartz.com/2019/02/28/know-your-worth/

  • The Full-Moon Axis is Challenged (Squared) by another Contrast (Opposition), between on one hand Realizing that our Health doesn’t Happen To Us, it’s actually Created by our own Beliefs (Varuna on the Cusp of Leo), and on the other hand…
  • Our Trust in Other People, especially People Who Aren’t Like Us (Eurydike-Hopi on the Cusp of Aquarius).  Sounds Oxymoronic, or just Moronic, that we’d Contrast Health with Trust in Others, kind of an Apples-and-Oil-Changes sort of Comparison.  But astrology does that frequently, to keep us from Preferring our Dualistic mind-Map to Multifarious Reality.  In this case we might, just to dream up an example, Realize that Feeling a Need for Support from Others could be a Motivation for Feeling Poorly.
  • Worse (because it’s a T-Square rather than a Grand Cross), we do have some Major Ego Deaths scheduled, as we’ll be Finishing Up a Whole Catalog of Emotions, and Starting out on a Whole New Way of Thinking (the focus of the T-Square is Mercury-Venus-Klotho on the Cusp of Aries).
  • The first Challenge (Square) to this is some potentially Painful Shifts in our Consciousness (Nemesis-Juno on the Cusp of Cancer).  Deal with these using Self-Empathy will pay dividends – eg, Poor-Sweethearts… “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling [Ungrounded][Out of Sorts][Confused][Hurt][…], aren’t you.”  Remember to Change the Subject afterwards, repeatedly if necessary.  And Remember to Banish Blame.
  • The second Challenge (Square) to our now-Obsolete Feeling and Thinking Patterns is a Renewed Sense of Responsibility to our Unique but Latent Genius (Ixion-Pholus on the Cusp of Capricorn).  Give your Emotions and Thoughts the Assignment of coming up with Practical Baby Steps toward Expressing and Using your Unique Genius.  You don’t need the “Violence” of Coming Out All At Once, you can just take One Small Step every day, so there’s some Continuity between your old PC Self that Others are Comfortable with, and your new True Self that may be Shocking to some of them (the T-Square creates a Vacancy on the Cusp of Libra).
  • Finally, Change is Scary (Sedna on the Cusp of Gemini), especially when the Change is aimed toward Increasing our Self-Sovereignty (Sedna Squared by Lilith on the Cusp of Pisces).  Folks who base their Security on our Meeting their Expectations will need to go through all sorts of Changes themselves as we start to Affirm Who We Really Are.  They could easily Express that through Anger.  What if they’re our employer or customers?  Trust that you’ll get more mileage out of Self-Worth than you ever would out of Giving Away Your Power, even if the Transition is rough.
  • That’s ten of the twelve Cusps.  The other two are about the Enormous Grace available to us if we simply Accept That Big Changes Are Happening (the Cusp of Virgo completes a Grand Sextile) and if we Surrender into Letting Go of What’s Become Obsolete (the Cusp of Sagittarius Completes a Grand Unx).

Remember the “Grand Unx”?  That’s when twelve planets are more or less evenly spaced around the whole Zodiacal Loop.  We only have nine of the twelve here, but we’ve made credible cases for including the other three.  (Well, okay, they aren’t all planets per se, but they’re all strong Symbolic Points.)  An “Unx” is one twelfth of something, and the Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.  That means that if we Look Forward, with Gratitude and even Excitement, to Who We’re Going to Become on the Other Side of the Changes, we can Thrive in what might otherwise be Difficult Circumstances.

This 19 April (4am PDT) Full Moon sets us up for two weeks that Ego-Fluffing, Materialistic, and Victim-Oriented astrologers will refer to as Dark Days, as they’re Dominated by Dances between Pluto (Ego Death / Trance Re-Formation), Saturn (Limitation / Prioritization), and the South Node (Karma / Recovering Lost Skills).  Chariklo (Threats to / Enhancement of, Self-Confidence) joins in.

While we might Experience all this as Deaths and Doubts caused by Limitations and Karma, we have the Option to Reframe it as a Nascent State of Consciousness filled with Enhanced Self-Worth, brought about by Attention to our Highest Priorities and by Letting Go of our Habitual Self-Sabotage.  The 19 April Scorpio Cusp Full Moon, if we Listen Carefully to Her Lessons, will set us up to “Win” this Portal, which is important because…

The following 4 May New Moon at the Midpoint of Taurus adjoins the Fixed Star Aldebaran, Harbinger of Spring (Dawn, Rebirth, Change, Revolution) and one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, symbolic of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Each of these four Great Stars Promise “Great Success” as long as we Avoid one Vulnerability that is the Downfall of each…

“In the case of Aldebaran, this challenge is one of integrity and honor.  Greatness can be achieved but the individual will be challenged on issues of integrity and purity of their thoughts and dealings.  If they fail this test they will lose everything.”  — (Bernadette) Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.233

Sovereignty New Moon

April 3, 2019

The chart for the 5 April (2am PDT) 16 Aries New Moon itself is pretty straightforward…

It Challenges us (Square, the red line) to Transcend (asteroid Bee-Zed) our Tendencies to Give Away our Power (dwarf planet Hylonome).  The second Challenge (T-Square, the red triangle) is more subtle.  It advises us to Pay More Attention (dwarf planet Ceres) to our Intuition (dwarf planet Asbolus) in order to Maintain Contact with Source (Neptune).

More important though is what it intends to Teach us (Fifth Harmonic) about Abundance (Tenth Harmonic), our Mission (North Node), and Self-Sovereignty (Fixed Star Hamal)…

The dark purple lines connect planets that are one or two fifths of the way ’round the zodiac from one another.  Astrologers call these Angles Quintiles, and they symbolize Learning and Teaching.  One of the Quintile Configurations is the “Quintangle” (dark purple triangle, meaning Big Lesson) connecting Truth (asteroid Veritas), Miraculous Rebirth of our Beliefs (Chiron-asteroid Vesta on the Aries Cusp), and the remarkable Congregation of five planets (Stellium) representing something like The Most Important Thing is Trusting that our Karma is being Transformed and Transcended (Saturn/asteroid Eurydike/South Node/Pluto/Bee-Zed).

Finally coming the Understand that our Karma is dead meat is Bigger than Life-Changing.  It means that we Realize that we no longer need to be Victimized by untoward events and emotions and ideas.  We can instead Make Choices that turn our Lives in new directions.  Yes, we need some Awareness, in order to Reframe the Patterns so we can Identify the Levers that will Shift Reality so it Operates in our favor.  The Boons described in the first paragraph of this post will move us in that Direction.

But there are even Bigger Fish to Learn to Fry here.  There’s the dark-purple wedge (Quintile Yod) Illuminating (pointing to) our Mission (North Node).  In fact, the whole left-hand side of the chart points to the North Node, like a reflecting telescope…

Virtually everything in the chart has Devoted itself to Lighting Up our Mission for us!

Then if you trace the path from the North Node/Mission to Makemake/Manifestation to Ceres/Sustainability to Lilith/Self-Sovereignty, you can see that they comprise four corners of a Grand Quintile.  A Grand Quintile is five planets all more or less equally spaced around the Zodiacal Loop, symbolizing Major Epiphany.  Even the four are profound by themselves – Learning to Sustainably Manifest Self-Sovereignty in Support of our Mission.

But if we could find or supply a fifth corner, in order to Complete the Grand Quintile Configuration, we’d be Leaping Ahead.  This Vacancy is 10 Taurus, “A Red Cross nurse.”  So by Exercising whatever Compassionate Skills we could muster, we could supply the Missing Energy ourself.  Or we could look for a Fixed Star near 10 Taurus, and it turns out that the Star Hamal, the head of Aries the Ram, is at 8 Taurus.  What means Hamal?  It means Independence, Strength of Will, Focus, and Honoring Truth over Authority.

In a word, Self-Sovereignty, Directed with Compassion and without Compromise.  Truth, recall, resides in the Heart, and is Unique to each of us.  Truth has nothing to do with “Facts,” which as the current Political Climate so Clearly Illustrates, are nothing but Rationalizations for what you already Believe, or what you’re trying to make everyone else Believe.  As Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbles famously said, if you tell the same lie enough times, folks will Believe it.  But you won’t, if you’re in touch with your own Heart’s Truth.

Boundaries II

February 9, 2019

Daniel Scranton’s Arcturian friends nail the Bottom Line of Boundaries today…

https://danielscranton.com/awakening-your-hearts-%e2%88%9ethe-9d-arcturian-council/

“We are excited to see what will become of this time that you are in because we can see so many potential timelines opening up for you, and the ones that are opening up are going to lead you to a much more satisfying life experience there on planet Earth.  We are noticing that humanity continues to awaken, and that your awakening has gone beyond the mind.

“You are awakening within your hearts, and when your hearts awaken you recognize that this life experience really is all about the love that you feel.  Once you move beyond the mind, which is the tool of the ego, you move beyond merely seeking to survive for as long as you can in as much physical comfort and pleasure as you can derive from your life experience.

“You are awakening to the truth that when you feel love, you are at peace.  And you are not just at peace in that moment.  You are at peace with whatever happens in your future and in the future of the human collective.  The reason you find peace within yourselves is because you know that nothing can get in between you and your ability to love.

“When you awaken at the level of your heart, you also come to know yourselves as Source Energy Beings, and as Source Energy Beings, you are of course, love incarnate.  And therefore, nothing can harm you.  If you see yourselves as physical beings who need to survive and protect yourselves, then of course, there will always be someone out there who can do you or someone you love harm.  But once you embrace the truth that you are beings of love, and that the love you are is eternal and infinite, then you know you have nothing to fear and nothing to protect.

“All you have then is the expansion of that love, which includes everyone and everything.  That is what true alignment with Source is, and that is what your hearts will always guide you towards.”

Just where is this Arcturus anyway, whose Counsel is so often in tune with the planets as seen from Earth?  It’s at 25 Libra.  Bernadette says that Arcturus “embodies the symbolism of guarding, learning, teaching, leading – leading and protecting people as they embrace a new life style” (Bernadette Brady, Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.78).  Another interesting “coincidence.”  The Sabian Symbol (reading for an individual Degree) for 25 Libra is “The sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death.”  That echoes Dan’s Channeling.

25 Libra sounds familiar…  Oh, dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth) is at 27 Libra.  Asteroid Aletheia (Truth) sits at 28 Libra.  And the upcoming 18 February Station of Pallas – Boundaries – is at 30 Libra, and it’s turning Retrograde.

Haumea crossed Arcturus in December 2016, February and October 2017, April and September 2018, Stationed Retrograde near it on 24 January 2019, and will Station Direct near it again in July 2019.

The January Retrograde Station of Haumea, at 27 Libra, somehow got left off of my calendar, so we didn’t write about it in January, when we were busy with Self-Judgment and Self-Love.  Here’s what we did write (in Self-Judgment and Self-Love VIII)…

“Haumea Initiated Pallas at 9:30 am PST.  This almost-five-year Cycle is about Resetting all of our Boundaries.  There’s an obvious Connection to our Self-Sovereignty, as our Boundaries are what Separates Me from Not-Me.  Expanding our Consciousness is usually about Growing Me into Not-Me, but Rooting Not-Me out of Me can be more essential.  There’s no way we can Pursue What We Want if we can’t tell What Our Puppet-Masters Want from What We Want.

“Our Mission isn’t even something we Recognize till we Banish Who We Should Be and Claim Ownership of Who We Are.  This Cycle Begins in 27 Libra, ‘An airplane sails, high in the clear sky.’  Our only tether would be Fossil Fuel.  The implication is that we may want to Let Go of the Old Order and make our own Homestead.  Not necessarily as a hardcopy Farm, but as an Independent Agency, where we Depend as little as possible on the Fossil Culture that’s so obviously in serious Decline.”

Pallas crossed Arcturus on 12 January, and will again 24 March and 10 August 2019.

Aletheia crossed Arcturus 20 January, and will again on 30 March and 29 July 2019.

With Haumea Stationary when it Initiated Pallas, this means that all of our Boundaries have been Profoundly Altered.  I’ve Noticed some of the Changes in my Life, and they seem Big.  Have you Noticed any Boundary Shifts in your own Life yet?  Or in your Fellow Travelers’ Lives?  We can Expect these Changes to continue to ramify in our Lives through August.

25 Libra is the Beginning of the Leo Duad (2½ Degrees) of Libra, the time when we’ve thoroughly vetted Other, and Decided that we have the Right to Approach them as an Equal.  So the Arcturians should be Highly Qualified on the subjects of Love and Self-Love as seen from Earth.  (At this stage Other hasn’t Rejected us or set Conditions yet – that would be the Virgo Duad of Libra, where our resulting Ego Deaths would set the stage for the intense Searching and Fearless Inventory of Self and Other that we encounter in Scorpio.)

Kegels 5

February 7, 2019

I see that more folks than usual are up late looking for answers.  At the risk of sounding oversimple, it probably wouldn’t hurt to review the equations in Einstein’s famous Theory of Relativity…

  • Fear + Courage = Perspective
  • Fear + Breathing = Excitement
  • Fear + Tapping = Grounding
  • Fear + Kegels = Power
  • Anxiety + Poor-Sweethearting = Detachment

I often write late at night, and I used to live in a basement apartment.  While writing I would sometimes feel the hairs on the back of my neck rising, as if someone was just outside my curtained windows looking for an opening.  One night I gathered up my courage and flung open the door – to find a Glorious Full Moon staring at me from the Darkness!

Another time I lived in a creaky old house, and I was alone in the house, in my bedroom with the door shut, when a series of creaks and groans sounded for all the world like someone sneaking up to my door.  Again I flung open the door – and found myself staring at a wardrobe mirror leaning against the wall in the hall, just outside my door.  Now that was scary!  “We have found the Enemy…” as Pogo used to say.

Fear + Breathing is an old equation, which I’ve heard from many reliable sources, and which works well.  Dr. Kim has dozens of excellent variations at…

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dr+kim+d%27eramo+anxiety

Many of the videos that are less than two minutes long are pitches for her longer sessions, but most of the longer ones share Powerful Mind-Body techniques, like this one…

Dr. Kim includes Tapping in many of these videos.  One of the first things we do in serious Fear is Leave Our Body.  Tapping (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzVd6Ww0as4) can bring us back in.  In some sense, Leaving our Body is an effective strategy – if someone is about to kill us, we’re already gone, so there isn’t much else they can do to hurt us.  But it may help create a lousy next Lifetime, if we re-enter as a Terrified, Implacable Child.  We have more tools at our disposal when we stay in our Body, or get back In.

I’ve mentioned my Kegels story before, so humor me while I repeat it.  I Learned about Fear and Kegels in a workshop with Jack Schwarz (http://holisticu.org/).  Quite innocently, I went to see the movie Aliens after the workshop.  If you haven’t seen it, the Fear level goes off the charts after a few minutes, and never comes back down till a few minutes before the end of the movie.  Having just Learned it, I was doing Kegels like mad all through the movie – two hours of solid Kegeling!

Jack taught that Kegels Slow Down Time.  If Fear is coming at you at 2mph, it’s a lot easier to handle than at 60mph.  Between the movie theater and where I lived was a mile-long bridge, and after the movie it took me absolutely Forever to cross that bridge!  In that mile I looked at my speedometer maybe ten times, and it kept saying 40mph, but the bridge wouldn’t go away.  It was like being in the Twilight Zone.  I’ve never heard anyone mention Kegels in connection with sports, but I now understand how someone can hit an 80mph curveball.  Sports often refers to it as being “In the Zone.”

And once we’ve determined that our Fear or Agitation is not Present-Moment, or that we aren’t in Imminent Danger, we can say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Anxious, aren’t you.”  Or “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Worried about that deadline, aren’t you.”  As Quilless testified in her Comment to Kegels 4, she “experienced notable Shifts” when she Poor-Sweethearted herself.  It’s a remarkably simple and Powerful technique.

We don’t Leave our Body when we Poor-Sweetheart, but we certainly Leave our Ego, or rather, switch Horses to a different Ego.  It’s basically a Shift into Self-Love.  It’s particularly effective with Anxiety and Worry, because those are markers for being Out Of Self-Love and Questioning our own Competence.  Every Experience is an Opportunity to Learn something Life-Changing.  What if we started every morning with “I Wonder What Wonderful Life-Changing Things I’ll Learn Today.”

One thing I Learned today is that I can afford to be even more Assertive about shunting my Shoulds to the side to make more room for my Wannas.  I tried to work on a big project that’s due next week, and got nowhere, wasting several unproductive hours in the process.  Even when I Noticed how much more Anxiety was involved in having to do everything myself, and PIAVAed help from the Great Spirit and Her Designees, I got nowhere!  So I got the message, Gave It Over, and dove Joyfully into my Wannas.

Considering that Sedna (Fear/Power) is Stationary (Strong) within an eighth of a Degree of the Fixed Star Algol (the Eye of Medusa), we need to review the status of Gender Balance in the World this week.  I think this sums it up fairly well…

…with Speaker Pelosi giving the Antichrist a Celebratory Stinkeye for soundbiting compromise while offering none.  Not exactly a Perseus Moment for the Alpha.