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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!

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.

Wow IX

December 10, 2018

The other Yin Gate in the Chiron-Station chart centers on the Opposition between Mercury (Awareness) and Sedna-Lachesis (Reframing Fear).  This is important for many of us because Sedna is Stationary soon (first week of February) at 27 Taurus.  The Star Algol, generally considered the most malign of Stars, sits at 27 Taurus, so a casual reading would likely warn of Catastrophe – and given the state of Humanity’s Relationship to its Home Planet, Catastrophe wouldn’t be a big surprise.

Catastrophe for the Patriarchy, that is.  Algol symbolizes Female Power, Anger, and Sexuality.  Lachesis is about scheduling Timelines, and in the context of Consciousness (Awareness), it represents Choosing to End a Self-Sabotaging Timeline.  This obsolete Timeline could be about Women Living in Fear and subjugation.

The Paradox is that we don’t really Believe that we have the Power to just End our Timelines unilaterally.  As long we perceive ourselves as Victims or potential Victims of large-scale processes and events such as Global Warming or rising Fascism, and we understandably don’t believe we can turn those around by ourselves, we’re stuck.  What we don’t Realize is that we do have the Power to Change how these Patterns impact us Personally – by PIAVAing just that.

See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ if you don’t grok PIAVAing.

We might feel Selfish to Protect ourself from global Bummers from which many others Suffer greatly.  But the more people refuse to accept those Patterns as “just the way it is,” the faster the Global Energy will Change.  Our Self-Protection is one of the Strongest ways we have to End the Timelines.  And just because we are Protected, doesn’t mean we can’t take Actions to facilitate Ending the Patterns on the Global scale.

We’ve said before that Passion and Neutrality are not mutually exclusive, though they appear to be just that to the Victim Ego.  In fact, when we Act from Neutrality we can be much more Effective than when we Act purely from unbridled Passion.  That may be the primary Paradox that we’re Learning here.

This second Yin Gate is about Awareness that Timelines of Fear can be Ended Consciously.  If we Fear what we don’t Understand, and if we don’t Believe we can Change what we don’t Understand – both common characteristics of the Dualistic mind – then we have no Power over Fear.  But we have demonstrated to ourselves (or can do so right now if we so choose) that…

  • Fear + Breathing = Excitement
  • Fear + Kegels = Power
  • Fear + Vision = Equanimity

…and other similar equations that Convert Fear to Power.  We wnat to be very familiar, even Habitual, with these Practices before February.

Kegel Time

February 4, 2018

Don’t know about you, but once Eurydike let up on her block, Sedna rushed in here like Sisiutl Herself!  Definitely a Disturbance in the Force hereabouts!  Sedna – Fear – turns Direct on 7 February (6:30 am PST), only a half-degree from Algol.  Let’s review what Bernadette says about Algol (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, pp.188-190)…

“Earlier Opinions: 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 human race.” 

“Algol: the Concept:” The Arab name for Algol means “the Head of the Demon, and they considered this female demon to be the wife of the devil.”  The Chinese name means “Piled Up Corpses.  In Talmudic Law she is the first wife of Adam, Lilith, who left him because she refused to be submissive to his needs.  Lilith then fled to paradise and became a demon of the wind.

“She was considered a curse since she gave sexual pleasure and was the cause of all male wet dreams.  The eventually led, in” many ancient” cultures, to the suppression in the male of all sexual pleasure, which then led to the suppression of the sexual woman.  Algol thus embodied everything that men feared in the feminine.  She is not the mother-face of the goddess but rather the passionate lover or the whore.  She is female kundalini energy.

“In the words of Barbara Black Koltruv, ‘Eve, destined to be the mother of all those who live and made from Adam’s own rib, was not as powerful or primordial as Lilith, whom Adam now meets only at night with nocturnal erections as he lies dreaming.  And there is the snare of Lilith’s vengeful murderous rage of which men must ever more be wary,’

“Algol, in other words, is the wild, raw, frightening face of the outraged feminine which has been labeled as demonic or simply evil.  This star seems to contain immense female passion and power.  It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not be called evil for being strong.  It is a companion star to the nebula Capulus, also in Perseus, which is the male version of this outrage.”

Sedna’s Station is at 25:41 Taurus, Capulus at 24:26, and Algol at 26:25.  Which flashes us back to our reader’s earlier question about the astrological correlates of the #MeToo movement (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/yang-feminine-i/).  We discussed how the first thing we thought of was the Uranus-Pluto Cycle making it Feel Compulsive to Express our True Self.  But when did Sedna cross Algol? 

The first time was 25 June 2017, and the second October 31, 2017.  The third crossing, now that it’s finished double-crossing 26-27 Taurus and moving forward again, will be 10 May 2018.  It will be interesting to see what the #MeToo movement does in late April and early May.  The 26-27 Taurus zone is about Letting Go of Material Things and Things of Beauty.

The main Configuration in the Sedna Station chart is a Square Fez, the red- and blue-sided trapezoid…

with Sedna in the chinstrap, and a Venus-Juno tassel on the left side.  Every corner of the Fez is the focus of a Finger of God except Chiron, so we have a lot of Paying Attention to do.  The Sedna/Fear Finger of God is on a base of Ixion (Forbidden Genius) and Haumea (Rebirth), which is appropriate – if our Genius is Forbidden, no wonder we’re Scared about their Rebirth.  We’re Instructed to also Pay Attention to both Ixion and Haumea, and Aletheia (Truth) as well.

The tassel of Venus (Values) and Juno (Emerging Consciousness) Challenges (red line) Sedna from Widdershins (from the left, or counterclockwise).  The message here is that we’re Becoming Conscious that certain of our Values are Obsolete, and to accommodate the Rebirth of our Hidden Genius, they need to Change.  Taking a cue from the current Rebirth of Racism, we might suggest that we want to Examine the way we Feel about anything and everything that we think is “beneath us.”

The most Powerful Angles in a Fez are the Diagonals – Haumea to Chiron (Birthing a new Relationship to Despair and Pain), and Ixion to Aletheia (Accepting the Truth about how our Soul Self was Suppressed).

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.

January, Week 3, Start 2B – Capulus and Algol

January 16, 2017

Our regular reader responds…

Well, I didn’t mean to imply that the mind is a parasite, but that it has a parasite.  That’s the Gnostic and Mystery School perspective, and I do feel it has some merit personally.  To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?

The proverbial rabbit hole does go deep, eh?  Thanks for this fantastic turnaround on the question I posed.  Awesome!

As they say, “we always teach what we need to learn” – so I usually come down hard on mind – on Idealism/Morality which is mindstuff and not Heartstuff, and on Dogmas like Scientism (the notion that our version of the Story is right and all else is wrong) and other forms of Fundamentalism like Religions (a Fundamentalist is someone who takes their metaphors literally), which are basically just Bullying and Conformism.  

In Truth it’s all about Balance.  There may be more folks on the Planet who are lost in Bellystuff – Emotion – than are lost in mindstuff, but Balancing overmind is just “my thing.”

Your comment “To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?” is an excellent description of what we’ve been referring to as our Archetypes – Constellations of Energy, mental and Emotional, largely impersonal, that have taken over our Personal link to the Unconscious, and which direct our Lives from outside of our Awareness.

Yes, parasitic autonomous superpersonal Energy Constellations, easily and usefully Personified.  (As long as one takes the next step – Step 1 is Personification, Step 2 is Embracing our Fear of the Personified.)  “Removing our Masks” is only a surficial Mirror for the process of bringing our Archetypes up into Consciousness where we can detach from them.

Right now the Sedna-Aletheia-Lilith *Yin Gate* is offering us the Opportunity to Shed our Fear Archetypes, Lit Up as we speak by the Station of asteroid Aletheia (symbolizing Truth) tomorrow (17 January 5am PST), which by the way, along with Sedna, is Channeling the Star Capulus (Taurus 25-26) for us.  Bernadette Brady (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.193) says…

“A meaning for this star which may be more accurate than the above [a story about Roman soldiers and acuity of eyesight] could be male sexual energy: focused, direct, penetrating action – a male to complement Algol: focused and passionate, and therefore at times brutal and violent.”

Not to mention the Initiation of Mars by Chiron in a few hours!

Thanks for bringing all this up!  I hadn’t noticed till now that Sedna has been Transiting across Capulus.  That will bring up all of our Fears about being Crushed or Abandoned by the Patriarchy, as Genia Haddon (Body Metaphors, eg) points out that the Yang male Energy of the Patriarchy is exactly this – “focused, direct, penetrating,” Bullying.  An excellent and concise astrological correlate for the Healing Crisis or Final (we hope) Excess of the Patriarchal scourge.

Which is a bit of a Cosmic joke, since Sedna will Dance across Algol next, and soon.  Capulus was the sword of Perseus, but Algol was the Eye of Medusa, whom he beheaded.  Bernadette again, p.188-9…

“Algol was called … by the Arabs … the Head of the Demon, and they considered this female demon to be the wife of the devil…  The Chinese … meaning [was] Piled Up Corpses.  In Talmudic Law she is the first wife of Adam, Lilith, who left him because she refused to be submissive to his needs.  Lilith then fled to paradise and became a demon of the wind [air, mind].”

“Algol, in other words, is the wild, raw, frightening face of the outraged feminine which has been labeled as demonic or simply evil.  This star seems to contain immense female passion and power [aka Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity].  It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong.  It is the companion star to the nebula Capulus, also in [the constellation] Perseus, which is the male version of this outrage.”

Algol as Lilith!  Lilith who in one of her astrological guises Opposes Aletheia and Sedna as the Central Teaching of our current Yin Gate (Mystery School, in the Greek sense of Introduction to Paradox – bearing in mind that I know nothing of Gnosticism) that bisects the Saturn-Ixion-Chaos-Uranus-Eris-Jupiter-Haumea et al Abandoned-Genius-Yintegrity-Rebirth Golden Rectangle!

Incredible, this Story just keeps getting more and more “Biblical” in scale.  And it would suggest that there’s little randomness in the thoughtstorms we encounter!  It also suggests that, while our Fear of the Arbitrary Power of the new Emperor may threaten to Overwhelm, the Arbitrary Power of the Feminine will soon put that to shame, whether by some demonstration of human Feminine Power, or by Mother Nature herself.

And suggests that in order to approach Haddon’s Yang Female Age that she expects will follow the Patriarchy, we need to bring into Consciousness our Archetypal Fear of Bullying by both Male and Female Energies.

From Brenda Hoffman’s https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/exposing-your-power/  …

“This concept frightens most of you.  Not because you are not capable, but because you have purposely hidden your true power for eons.  You are a Master in hiding believing you would shift earth humans in this transition without fully coming out of your earth hiding position.  Does not the thought of fully exposing your power make you feel fearful, perhaps even a bit ill?  So it is that your true being will be exposed during this phase.  Even though you may wish to hide, such will not be possible.”

And yes, *Personifying* our Archetypes (as Parasites for instance) is an age-old technique for bringing them into Consciousness, exactly why folks have been designing “Gods and Goddesses” – and all manor of “Demons” and Lilin – since Time Immemorial.

Catching Up 1…

May 20, 2015

CalbucoHell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially if we’re talking Mother Earth.  Recent Fireworks in Chile as another Volcano goes off, this one Calbuco.  If you’re living nearby, relative to business as usual, this certainly qualifies as a Sudden Breakthrough Insight.  For more amazing pictures, including this one, see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3088077/Apocalyptic-skies-return-Chile-second-volcano-erupts-entire-landscape-bathed-blood-red.html .

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But let’s start with our ongoing Gluten thread.  Here’s the interview with Dr. Osborne about autoimmune diseases and Foods on Trudy Scott’s Anxiety Summit…

http://www.theanxietysummit.com/replay-gift/

These interviews will only be available through 9am PDT May 21.  Scroll down to find Dr. Osborne’s interview.  Among other things, he says “Gluten is the only scientifically verified cause of autoimmune disease.”  I haven’t listened to the other interviews, but judging from Trudy’s other interviews they’re probably excellent.  We linked to the very educational comments about this interview recently in Anxiety, Food, Habit

When I sent my own comment about the lack of products that are both Gluten-Free and Organic, Trudy referred me to the comments on the Glyphosate session in the 2013 Anxiety Summit.  She asks that I include the header…

“Trudy Scott (CN), Certified Nutritionist is the founder of http://www.everywomanover29.com , a thriving nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood and women’s health. Trudy educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood problems.  Trudy’s goal for all her clients (and all women): ‘You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally!’ – See more at: http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/roundup-toxic-anxiety-autism-celiac-disease/#sthash.2Kd7IPzm.dpuf

These informative comments are at…

http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/roundup-toxic-anxiety-autism-celiac-disease/

In her new post Eugenia Oganova clarifies our insistence that we need to pay attention to Gluten, Glyphosate, and Food Quality as part of the new Chiron-Neptune Cycle and the Ascension of the Planet in general…

“This ascension alchemical process is, in fact, ‘chemical’ too – it takes a huge toll on our bodies (mostly the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems, and brain functioning), which means we have to be the masters of our bodies as well, not only the heart and the mind (making this ascension process very difficult indeed!)”

The whole post, including many other very useful insights, is at…

http://eugeniaoganova.blogspot.com/2015/05/why-is-ascension-so-hard.html

She finishes with…

Our job, as lightworkers, ‘starseeds’, and ‘forerunners of ascension’, is to remain in the Higher 3-D Earth vibration, and create from there – not to attempt to change all of the old negative systems, or focus on ‘exposing’ them by talking about them all the time (as if they need exposing! – anyone who can see and hear – does, and for those who don’t, it is because they can’t, no matter how loudly we choose to tell them the truth).”

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From here let’s transition to a question by reader Isaac George – see Isaac’s blog…

http://www.isaacgeorge.com/blog/shake-and-break-new-moon-in-taurus-may-18-2015

for another great Perspective on our Eye of Medusa .. I of M .. IAM Ego Death .. ED New Moon, including a lovely picture of it. 

My camera and computer aren’t speaking, so I’m temporarily off chart pictures.  Note that the Grand Trine he shows is what we would usually refer to as a South Node Kite – meaning that the emphasis here is on any Limiting Beliefs that we haven’t cleared yet, but that there is huge dumb-luck Grace available to us – which will shift the emphasis from our Limiting Beliefs to the Hidden Skills that lie beneath our Karma.  When we repressed a Lifetime because it ended in torture, it was usually because we were onto something big that threatened Mr. Big.  When we Let Go of our Resistance to the resulting negative Held Emotions, that Breakthrough material comes flying out!  Expect Miracles.

With Dr. D’Eramo’s exercises from our recent Portal 21-25.5 post, we may soon be shouting WHO YOU? instead of YOO HOO when we look in the mirror (paraphrasing reader Φ’s comment).  Isaac links to Linda Hill’s blog at…

http://spiritlibrary.com/lynda-hill/a-promise-of-a-renewal-and-a-revival-of-life-and-love-mays-new-moon-in-taurus

Which contains yet another useful view (it’s Both/And, the more Perspectives the better), but scroll down to “The new Moon is on Taurus 27” for her fascinating expansion on the Sabian Symbols involved.

While everyone’s focused on Algol the Eye of Medusa, we need to point out the the New Moon is also very close to the Star Capulus the Phallic Sword of Perseus, the male equivalent of Algol.  So we can expect everyone’s Sexuality and Relationships to be significantly Transformed this month.

We expect the primary impact of a New Moon to extend to the following New Moon, building to the Full Moon and a bit beyond (to the Phitile) then debriefing.

Isaac’s looking ahead and asking…

“Just a-wonderin’ about 8th harmonic Semi-Squares or Octiles – do you find them to be that big a deal?  One that’s upcoming is Saturn-Pluto from June through August.”

My reply, astrologer-to-astrologer…

“I follow Angie Arrien’s book The Tarot Handbook for my guide to the Harmonics.  Condensing what she says about the Eighth (Octile)…

‘…the universal principle of alignment and balance… reflecting negotiation and truth… having pierced the veils of illusion, delusion, and deception… Maat, the Goddess of Law, Truth, and Justice… Libra… Alpha and Omega… The principle of Balance requires that whatever is initiated (Alpha) must be completed (Omega) at some time… Legalities, financial balance, and business acumen… the integrating, balancing and synthesizing mind… the application of creative ideas in tangible, useful ways… value being truthful in difficult situations… honor my word and commitments… any problem or block in your life can be handled by doing two things: by communicating directly and by taking swift action.’

Fabulous book (pp.55-57), indispensable for astrology.

But there’s a lot more than the Octile going on…

Saturn Opposes Sedna and makes a T-Square with Jupiter, while being at the focus of a Kite with Ceres and Lilith.  Meanwhile there’s a Vesta Mjolnir on the Jupiter-Saturn Square, a Pluto Mjolnir on the Jupiter-Sedna Square, and a Jupiter Mjolnir on the Vesta-Pluto Square!  And Saturn is Unx (Twelfth Harmonic, Breaking Patterns) to the rather incredible Stellium on the Galactic Center.  Busy Busy Busy!  More to come as we approach June 19.

We haven’t seen many Mjolnirs for a while.  It occurs when a third planet sits at the far Midpoint between two planets that Square one another, making Trioctiles to each end of the Square.  Mjolnir is the Norwegian term for the Hammer of Thor, known to break the unbreakable.  We transfer that to our normally unbreakable Limiting Beliefs.  Like its Sanskrit correlate the Vajra, it’s associated with Lightning, so we usually translate a Mjolnir as Epiphany or Sudden Breakthrough Insight.

All of which implies to me that we’ll be Living in a very different World by October (another “Octo”)!  Expect to see the peak of this Action around August 1, when Saturn turns Direct, though three degrees of Sensitivity spans the end of April through the end of September – in other words we’re already in the cauldron and the Fire has been lit, it’s just not gotten very warm yet.  The Exact Octiles occur on June 19 and August 13, which will probably also see Energy peaks.

It might be worth noting that this is the same Saturn-Pluto Cycle that brought us “9/11,”  which occurred at the Waning Square.  This is the Waning Octile or Semi-Square, half a Square, which is much less of a Crisis and more of an Adjustment.  Both are in the Void, as the prior Cycle winds down.  Our task here is to clear away the detritus of the old Cycle so we can begin the new one afresh, without baggage from the old one.  Many fence-sitters might realize that they can no longer keep Living their old Yangtegrities.  Angie talks about being Responsible to one’s Commitments as being part of the Eighth Harmonic, but if those Commitments aren’t True to Oneself, this is a challenge to the Commitment, not to the Responsibility.

Plenipotent New Moon

May 16, 2015

I’m sure glad Kelley Hunter keeps track of these Moons, because they often slip past me, since I focus mostly on Configurations of Angles between the planets.  I’ll expand on that when I get time, but for now, even though I should just be chuckling and mumbling “Of course!”, I’m still amazed at the way totally different approaches to astrology yield very similar interpretations.   Kelley’s waaay more educated than me about Mythology, and her exposition on Sunday’s New Moon is world-class…

http://heliastar.com/cosmic-news/medusa-new-moon/

I’m honored that her reading and mine (of the Jupiter-Juno and Chiron-Vesta Initiations, and asteroid Karma) converge, and it always just blows my mind the way the Heavenly Actors seem to be reading from the same script.  I’m not defending Fate, because Fate and Free Will is an Either/Or, and we already have way too many Politics going on.  But there certainly is a Thread, even if the details haven’t been Co-Created – by our Choices – yet (and the Choices of all the other Entities involved!).

More soon, as the Star Capulus (Perseus’s sword) is also very close to the New Moon, and probably contributes to Algol’s reputation.  Algol and Capulus together represent one Coin of raw, unrestrained – even psychopathic by many standards – Sexual Energies, Algol the Magnetic and Capulus the Dynamic.  They also pair Sex and Ego Death as another Coin, and we could go on for a looong time on that subject.  Kelley introduces the notion that Perseus was an agent of the Patriarchy doing Inquisition duties, and we have more to say on that too.

Error as Intuition

May 3, 2015

stars A Star Cluster

All of this post is intended for folks with some knowledge of or interest in astrology, so we recommend that general readers ignore it.

Well, this is interesting.  Our Planet is misaligned slightly, such that every year at midnight on the Spring Equinox, the Stars are in slightly different positions than they were the year before.  It’s a predictable movement, called the “Precession of the Equinoxes.”  Because it takes about 70 years for the Stars to shift one Degree (with is 1/360th of the Circle), we don’t much notice this day to day.  However, if we’re looking at phenomena that span several Centuries, we might indeed notice it.

We speak of Midnight on the Spring Equinox, because that’s when we can see the Stars – assuming there are no clouds.  To be technical about it, we need to look at the moment of the Spring Equinox, which could occur at any time of day.  Most of the jiggling is caused by Leap Years, but there are other jiggles as well.

You can do astrology hundreds of different ways, but there are two main schools of Western astrology, “Tropical” astrology and “Sidereal” astrology.  In Tropical astrology, one Degree of Aries occurs when the Sun crosses the Equator heading north, on its way to the Tropic of Cancer.  So it’s not “Tropical” as in hot weather with downpours every afternoon, but “Tropical” as in the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, two lines of Latitude that are 23 degrees and 27 minutes north and south of the Equator, respectively.  Tropical astrology watches the planets as they move relative to the Earth.

Sidereal astrology on the other hand, watches the planets as they move relative to the Sun.  For instance, Mars never actually goes backwards, that would be silly.  But when we watch Mars from our Perspective on Earth, it appears to go backwards every couple of years, because as we go around the Sun we pass it up.  The classic example is passing another car on the freeway.  If you’re just watching the other car, it looks like it starts to go backwards as we pass it.  If we assume the the Earth goes around the Sun, then it seems silly to look at things relative to the Earth.  However, Earth is where we live, so looking at things relative to the Earth is the same as looking at things relative to us

In Sidereal astrology, because of Earth’s misalignment, the Stars and Constellations are constantly shifting their position relative to the Spring Equinox.  Sidereal astrology assumes that we should define the Signs based on the Constellations they’re named after.  So we can map out the Sign Cancer, for instance, by when certain planets pass certain Stars.  Tropical astrology is based instead on Linear Time.  In Tropical astrology the Sign Cancer is defined as the first 30 days after the Sun gets to 27:23 of north Latitude – the Tropic of Cancer.  If in Tropical astrology we just renamed the Sign Cancer to be called “July” instead, it would make a lot more sense relative to the weather (though of course it would be Confusing relative to the wall calendar) and we wouldn’t confuse it with the Constellation Cancer and the Sidereal Sign.

Terminology aside, it’s always Both/And.  Both Tropical and Sidereal astrology contribute important information to our understanding, and their contributions are different.  The more Perspectives we can use, the wider our understanding, so Tropical and Sidereal astrology should Celebrate one another rather than Competing with one another.

Sabian Symbols are readings for each Degree.  They were channeled in 1925 by Elsie Wheeler, a California psychic.  Here’s some history…

http://sabian.org/sabian_symbols.php

I use Tropical astrology and always have, so I can’t speak for Sidereal astrology (in fact, even the above my be misconceptions on my part!), but Tropical astrology (and the Astrobuss blog) relies on the Sabian Symbols a fair amount.  In Sidereal astrology, one Degree refers to 1/360th of the Sky – roughly the width of a finger held at arm’s length.  In Tropical astrology, one Degree refers to one Day of the Year.  When Marc Jones hired Elsie to do the readings, he was a Tropical astrologer, and I don’t think he instructed Elsie about the difference between a Degree as a portion of the Sky and a Degree as a portion of the Year.

So when Marc asked Elsie what she saw relative to Taurus 25, we don’t know whether she was viewing the Sky and Stars, or a Day in mid-May.  It’s been 90 years since Elsie Channeled the Sabian Symbols, and since the Stars move 1.3 Degrees relative to the Spring Equinox in that time, it’s possible that some or all of the Symbols – whenever Elsie was thinking about the Sky rather than the Year – should be shifted by 1.3 Degrees.  The Stars move forward relative to the Equinoxes, and the Equinoxes move backward relative to the Stars.  This is not a new question…

http://www.timsmith7.com/faqs/astrology/faq_astro004.php

So when Elsie Channeled 24 Taurus as a Warrior with human scalps in his belt and 25 Taurus as A vast public park, the Star Capulus, signifying Aggression, was in 24 Taurus.  Capulus is now in 25 Taurus.  So if Elsie was looking at Capulus when she was reading 24 Taurus, we can make a good case that we should be looking to 24 Taurus and a Warrior for our interpretation of the Sedna-Mars Initiation.  But if she was looking at the Day in mid-May, we should choose 25 Taurus and Park.  To be safe, we’d just choose Both/And.  All Elsie had to go on was the phrase “24 Taurus.”  It’s easier to read someone’s mind than to read the Ethers, and Marc may have known about Capulus, but he had shuffled the cards, and he could not see which Degree was being read.

What about other Stars and Degrees.  If we take several Strong Stars and compare them to their Degrees in 1925…

  • Algol (Female Passion) in 26 Taurus
  • Zosma (Victimization) in 11 Virgo
  • Menkar (Arising into Consciousness) in 14 Taurus
  • Facies (Violence) in 7 Capricorn

We get some indications that Elsie was looking at the Sky, but it’s not consistent.

So, Capulus aside, there’s no strong evidence either way, but there is a strong indication that the Stars have significant impact apart from the Sabian Symbols.  So rather than try to Precess the Sabian Symbols, I’d recommend just adding major Stars to your astrological toolkit, as a separate process.