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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.

Testing Our Vulnerability to Fear: Portal 5.4

May 3, 2015

orchidsBorrowed from https://beinglynnpaterson.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/tantric-sex-with-an-orchid/

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Once a long while ago someone said to me…

“My Faith tells me that ‘this too shall pass.’  But you’re an astrologer – you know when it will pass.” 

Sometimes a Full Moon will be such a Passage, but often as not a Full Moon will invoke an Energy more than dismiss it.  In the case of an Initiation, though (and to some extent any Angle), it usually really is such a Passage, as the Energy builds till the moment of the Initiation, then drops off sharply.  There are more Details and Exceptions, but we’ll talk about those in a little while.  The Sedna-Mars Warrior with human scalps hanging from his belt Initiation (see below, however) occurs at 4am PDT May 4 (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt4.htm), so we can expect our adventures with Fear to escalate till then.

Here’s a relevant story…

“Thirty minutes later I notice I’m feeling slightly edgy and I wonder if I’ve picked up some sort of negative energy or spent too much time on the computer.  I do a bit of energetic clearing and deep breathing but it doesn’t help and the edginess continues; it’s like an irritation I can’t stop, like a knocking on the door that is unanswered and the visitor knows I’m home so won’t go away.  I’m almost convinced now I’m under some sort of minor psychic attack so more clearing and ground exercises ensue but again, it doesn’t help and by now I’m feeling intense edginess and even beginning to feel victimised!

“In that moment I suddenly get an insight – it is someone knocking at my door!  I remembered from previous times when I had similar experiences and that once I stopped resisting, relaxed and allowed, I had felt an angelic presence that was trying to get my attention.  So taking a cue from that, I immediately stopped resisting the energy and instantly my experienced changed from edginess to excitement… like a quickening feeling through my body…  Closing my eyes, softening my body, relaxing into myself and allowing my awareness to drop deeply inside of me and set my intention to only be open to Divine Light of the Most High.  Inwardly I said “Greetings, who are you?”

“ ‘I Am the Over-lighting Deva of Orchids’ was the response.

“WOW!  My heart opened even more in response to the charm and delicacy of the vibration, tinkling in me like iridescent vortexes of the finest Light…  Oh such sweet ecstasy!  I can feel its curiosity!  In this moment I recognised that it’s a Divine Child of such purity and innocence, and it is achingly beautiful!  Such deep wisdom yet a lightness of being, of ‘knowing’ itself and its place in Creation – to feel even that is indescribably beautiful!  I was becoming undone.  It is so gentle too, and I was utterly captivated by this experience – such sweetness!”

https://beinglynnpaterson.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/tantric-sex-with-an-orchid/

Fear, recall, is the absence of Love.  On another long-while-ago occasion, I was writing about the Goddess late at night in my basement apartment, and felt – again – that I was being watched.  The curtains were closed, but I had the distinct feeling that someone was just outside the window, looking for a weakness.  I could feel the hair on my neck starting to stand up, and feel the tingling on my skin.  This time I took a deep breath, grounded myself, got up quietly, and moved to the door.  With one sudden movement I unlocked the door and flung it open, to surprise the intruder.  And She was right there, staring me in the face – the Full Moon.

As Marianne Williamson – and Dorothy Maclean – remind us, we do Fear Power, our own as well as that of our allies.  We never know what lies beneath our Fear, but the odds that it may be Blessings are high enough that it’s worth exploring.

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Mars-Sedna is a two-year Cycle.  Mars doesn’t loop at a constant speed, as it Retrogrades every 25 months or so, about the same length of time it takes to circle the Zodiac.  Sedna, however, is a loooong ways away.  At the moment it’s three times as far away as Pluto, and taking a little less than three years to travel one Degree!  The result is that the Sedna-Mars Initiations are walking us through the Zodiac, just about one Degree at a time.  That process began in 1864 with the first Initiation at 1 Aries, but since Sedna is approaching us, it’s speeding up.  In 1864 it was taking about four years to cover one Degree.  Since 2007 the Initiations have been one Degree apart.

But guess what!  There’s  been a reprieve!  We don’t remind folks enough that we always round Degrees up.  Twenty-four Degrees and 32 Minutes is the 25th Degree, not the 24th Degree!  I just noticed that I forgot to round up!  So we aren’t entering a Warrior-with-scalps Cycle at all – it’s the last two years that have been the Warrior-with-scalps Cycle, or we might say the Terrorist-with-severed-heads Cycle!  Taurus 25 is “A vast public parkinstead of a Warrior-with-scalps!  That’s certainly Good News!  Sorry for the Scare, though I guess it was just part of the Mars-Sedna drama – the Devil made me do it (or was it Pholus?).  I do find that errors are usually actually Intuitions.

So what’s scary about a vast public park, anyway?  Well, okay, not so long ago a cop shot and killed a twelve-year-old in a public park because the kid was playing with a gun-like object, and rather than render assistance to the dying twelve-year-old (or even verify that he was “disarmed”), the cop was busy manhandling the lad’s fourteen-year-old sister so she wouldn’t try to help her brother.  We do live in a fascist state; the police don’t make it their business to protect us, their business is to protect corporate interests.  So these days the molesters and muggers may not be our greatest Fear in a vast public park, though they certainly still have rank.

Taurus 25 is however the location of the Star Capulus, the sword of Perseus, symbolizing Ruthlessness.  So it could still be a dangerous Park.

But let’s talk about those Details and Exceptions that we mentioned.

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First, the Details.  An Initiation is just that.  So it should be that the Energy of the Initiation – in this case now a Walk in the Park, is just getting started.  And that’s true.  But after an Initiation the Energy goes underground.  The perfect example is Uranus-Pluto.  At the 1965 Initiation, Yintegrity was rampant.  But then it went underground, to arise again in the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square.  Once we get past May 4, the Walk in the Park Energy will shrink for six months (one fourth of the two-year Cycle) while the Warriors muster their strength for one more beheading.  Humans will do anything to prevent Change.

So as the Walk in the Park Energy gradually builds over the next six months, the Warrior-with-Scalps Energy will become harder and harder to maintain, until finally it falls away.  The Prior Uranus-Pluto Cycle, which Initiated in 1850, was about “A duck pond and its brood” – making it safe for the kids.  In 1965 the underlying Uranus-Pluto Energy changed to “A Ouija Board” – Magic is Afoot.  The Lawn Order folks were able to keep the Magic under control for a while, till it broke free as we approached 2012.  So the Warrior-Terrorists’ days are numbered.  We just have to remember “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot” when we’re Walking in the Park.  Unless it’s a mugger, in which case we need to shoot first, and hope it’s not an undercover cop.

An Initiation is a quite literally a Portal – beyond the Portal, the rules Change.  As Ursula says, “The rules change in the Reaches,” and when we pass an Initiation we enter Reaches that haven’t been Co-Created yet.  Astrology can say when any sometimes sketch out an outline, but Fate is an intellectual observation, not a property of the World.  We are all Co-Creating the Future as we go.  Moving through an Initiation-Portal, the rules Change.  As if it’s a different World.  One minute we’re Frightened by Warriors with Scalps, the next it’s the mugger behind the Tree in the Park that Threatens us.

We bring two personal characters to the Portals with us.  First, our Sensitivity, and second, our Resistance.  We’ll talk about our Resistance in the next section,  If we’re Sensitive, we pick up the new Energy before we actually reach the Portal.  If we have one-Degree Sensitivity, we’ll pick up on the new Mars-Sedna Energy Energy on May 3.  If we have three-degree Sensitivity, we started feeling it April 30th.  Muggles won’t pick up on it even after we’re through the gate; the new Energy won’t hit them till Mars Squares Sedna in six months.  In the interim they’ll still be fighting the last war. 

If you were born with planets in 25 Taurus (or Scorpio or Leo or Aquarius), or if Sedna or Mars was very Strong when you were born, you could have a long antenna and ten-Degree Sensitivity!  So while some of us are more Sensitive to some Energies than we are to other Energies, and some of us are more Sensitive to all Energies than others of us are, we won’t necessarily keep the same Degree of Sensitivity to all Initiations.

If you look at the World as astrology impacting us, you’d refer to it as “Orb.”  Looking at the World as us reacting to astrology, it’s Sensitivity.

To summarize, prior to the Initiation, our Sensitivity rules how much of an impact the event will have on us, and for how long.  After the Initiation, the flavor of the Energy is embedded in the Water under the bridge, even though the Frequency and Color of the Energy is still under Co-Creation, and Resistance to Change is at a maximum.

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And second, the Exceptions.  We inadvertently collaborate with the forces of the status quo to Resist Change with the best of them.  I left a section out of Lynn’s story above…

“I knew from previous experiences that it was important for me to trust in the moment and to leave any analysing until later.”

You see, while we might know that the Warrior Cycle too will pass, and when, we don’t know much about the Walk in the Park Cycle, because it hasn’t been Co-Created yet.  As far as we know, we’re just leaving our Comfort Zone and entering the Unknown.  Had it been Buffy the Vampire Slayer rather than Lynn, it might not have been the Orchid Deva at the door.  We forget that Fear plus Breathing equals Excitement, and habitually Fear the Unknown, and set our Boundaries against it.

Not only that, but since it’s Unknown and our analytical mind is obsessed with “Knowing,” we have to make things up.  Even though I wasn’t watching much TV news in those days, of course I expected it to be a prowler outside my window.  If I hadn’t flung open the door, I might have added extra locks or lights around my apartment instead, strengthening the bars on my birdcage and locking myself into my Limiting Beliefs more strongly.  And I wouldn’t have noticed that the Universe was answering my earlier Request to be more in touch with the Goddess!  Look how Bush and the his neocon cronies scammed us into Fear about daily Life after 9/11.  Lynn’s wisdom again…

“It hit me this morning, there’s nothing to be gained from thinking about what just happened.  I didn’t just think it, I felt it in the body.  It doesn’t help with the present, and it cannot help the future either.  I asked myself: What if you didn’t think over what happened and just let it pass?  Would you be disadvantaged in the future?  How does going over what happened actually help?  Can it make the present or future better or safer or make you better somehow?  If you didn’t think it over, what would you lose?”

https://beinglynnpaterson.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/post-mortemising/

We make Decisions, and those Decisions cement us into the status quo, long after the Present Moment has gone under the bridge.  We decide it’s not Safe, we harden our Boundaries, and we lock out the Goddess and the Orchid Deva.  In 1964 we Decide that the Powers That Be will never understand Yintegrity, so it has to be Us-Against-Them.  Because of that Decision we waste the next fifty years wallowing in Negative Politics rather than Learning Magic.  In 2013 we Decide that the Warriors must be eliminated, so we Drone them back to the Stone Age – creating whole generations of new Warriors in the process.  If we put half the Attention into not creating new Karma that we put into clearing old Karma, we’d be way ahead.

We do that by refusing to “post-mortemise,” by hardening our Boundary against the mind’s obsessive need for Answers, so we can maintain our state of Curiosity as long as possible.  Not Curiosity about “cause and effect,” Curiosity about what will happen next, about what hasn’t had its wave form collapsed yet, about how we can keep the Cat alive.  In this sense, the Alexanders have it right on – stay focused on What You Want, not on What You Fear or What You Don’t Want.  Denying Emotions doesn’t work – it just drives them into the Unconscious, where they find a friendly Archetype and take over your Life without asking permission.  So you can’t Deny Fear to focus on What you Want.  You have to Lovingly Empathise with Fear.  Then You the Witness, rather than You the Scared, can go back to focusing on What You Want.  That’s the Magic.

One other handy trick, taught to me by Jack Schwarz, rest his soul, that will be useful when we get scared while Walking in the Park.  Kegels.  You hit a 95-mile-an-hour fastball over the fence by being “in the zone” – by slowing down Time so relative to your eye and bat, the ball is actually moving at five miles per hour.  Literally.  Otherwise Babe Ruth would still be shaking the sting out of his hands.  And you slow down time by doing Kegels.  The scareder you are, the more Time slows.  Try it next time you’re watching an Adrenalin-burner movie, then see how long it takes to walk the two miles to the refrigerator.  It’ll make even the smallest park vast.

Full ‘Nother Fez Moon

June 14, 2014

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Scheelite, or Calcium Tungstate, besides being very beautiful (and weighing a ton! – Tungston is only 10% lighter than Lead) is a great helper for dissolving self-sabotaging Karmic Patterns and replacing them with Habits that help you construct a Life in Harmony with your Mission.

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I forgot to point out in the last post that Juno, the star of the Mjolnir and the Yod, sits in front of the Star Algol.  Algol has a nasty reputation, but fortunately Kelley Hunter has reframed Algol for us in her book Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Feminine.  In her reframing, Algol is fearsome to the patriarchy because like Lilith it represents Feminine Power.

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A Different, More Pointy Fez

And here’s the rest of the Mjolnir-Yod-Plus Configuration, which itself is the second of four big components in the Friday the Thirteenth Full Moon Chart…

Mjb0614Our original Fez consisted of a Trine and a Sextile between the ends of two Squares.  This one, taller and more pointy (though almost upside down), is a Square and a Semisextile between the ends of two Trines.  If you’re into geometry, a Fez is an isosceles trapezoid – two parallel sides with the other two sides at identical angles to the first two.  In three dimensions it would be a flat-topped truncated pyramid.  What makes them both Fezzes is that they both contain two interlocking Tricolors.  I suppose if we wanted to differentiate them we could call the original a Square Fez (having two Squares) and this one a Trine Fez (with two Trines).

With the purely Twelfth-Harmonic Semisextile connected to the Square by two Trines, this would seem like an ideal Configuration to use for Pattern-Breaking.  What’s the Square about?  Between Hylonome and Makemake?  Aren’t we getting a bit obscure here?  Well, not really.

Hylonome is to die for, after all.

Makemake is included because it was Stationary at the Full Moon, turning Direct the day before.  A Stationary planet, recall, can dominate the whole chart.”

We don’t know it like we know Mars or Pluto, so

We’ll have to put on our New Insights glasses to Intuit how Makemake might dominate the chart, but you know, when the whole chart is asking us to Expand the Edges of our Consciousness and someone’s standing there waving their arms,

(that is, Stationary Makemake)

it kinda wouldn’t hurt us to Pay Attention.  So what do we know about Makemake, that might help us discover where to look?  Remember, the process of Growing Consciousness is not one of Discovery, it’s one of Differentiation.  There’s nothing to Discover; it’s been there all along, like a Chameleon that hasn’t moved, we just didn’t Differentiate it from the rest of the background “noise.”  The Caribbean Natives Discovered Columbus – he wasn’t there before. 

But you didn’t Discover Football; when someone explained the purpose and methods and rules to you, you Differentiated it from what was there before – that mob of doped-up crazies running around kicking things because obviously someone must have sent out a flash-mob tweet.  Otherwise why are all these people in the stadium?  Suddenly it’s a couple of teams playing a Game.  That even explains whey their shirts are different colors.

So we need some clues, someone to explain the purpose and methods and rules to us.  Or at least give us a starting point, since we know that no two people see the same things.  We did look at Makemake earlier, and this is what we found

“Makemake presides over a significant project to hold our nose to the fire of Emotions that would otherwise prevent us from being constantly Attentive to the Edges of our Consciousness.  While Denial is no longer an option, once we recognize what’s happening and embrace it, it will be delightfully easy.”

We say this because in the Makemake Discovery chart Eris Conjoins the North Node; Juno Squares a Moon-Pluto Conjunction and Trines a Lilith-Saturn Conjunction and Quincunxes the South Node to make a Square Fez; and Ceres bisects the Moon/Pluto-South Node Sextile to create a Grand Trine with the Juno-Lilith/Saturn Trine.  In its own Discovery chart, Makemake Opposes Juno from 21 Virgo, “A girls’ basketball team.”  More on Makemake later.

Not much is known about Makemake in his Rapa Nui context, but it appears that a cult of Makemake may have been instrumental in shifting the agricultural orientation of the population toward survival after disaster befell the earlier Moai culture that made those big statues on Easter Island.  Thus there’s hope that Makemake Energy might make a similar contribution to current cultures.

So in some sense, a Hylonome-Makemake Square could imply that shifting the agricultural orientation of current culture toward survival might be worth dying for – or necessary to prevent cultural death.

The two Tricolors in the Pointy Fez are

  • Hylonome Square Makemake Quincunx South Node Trine Hylonome

We grow (non-GMO) Corn by being Curious about (which is to say, Letting Go of our Judgments and Trepidations about) our own self-sabotaging Karmic Patterns.  This in a Configuration that should be ideal for Breaking Patterns.

  • Makemake Square Hylonome Quincunx Juno Trine Makemake

We invoke Makemake’s Blessing by being willing to welcome Ego Death with Curiosity instead of Fear and Loathing, as we Grow the Edges of our Consciousness – by Letting Go of our old destructive Patterns.

Sedna Full Moon

May 14, 2014

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Cacoxenated Amethyst.  The smaller brownish Crystals are Cacoxenite, or Hydrated Iron Aluminum Oxide Phosphate Hydroxide.  The Power in this combination derives from the Ascension of the Purple Quartz (7th Chakra) and the Phosphate (the “Bringer of Light”), the Grounding of the Iron, the Clarity of the Aluminium, the Energization of the orange-brown (3rd Chakra) Cacoxenite, and the unbounded Grace of the Waters in the Cacoxenite.  Like “Walking the Spiritual Path with practical feet” as Angie Arrien puts it, while having a Magic Wand to make it all effortless.

Declare the Intention that these Crystals will speak to you.  Then sit back, make your vision fuzzy, enjoy that for a little while, then let one part of the picture stand out and draw your Attention.  Don’t choose one part, let the picture choose the part and present it to you.  Focus your Attention on that part without focusing your vision.  Then Ask yourself, without allowing words in the answer, How does this Feel?

Which Full Moon occurs at quarter past noon PDT May 14. 

Start with Kelley Hunter’s excellent summary at http://heliastar.com/cosmic-news/awe-full-moon/, and don’t miss her section on Algol.  Kelley uses a slightly different angle on astrology than we do…

She doesn’t use the asteroids or the dwarf planets as much, and she uses a wider degree of Sensitivity than we do – we try to stick with three degrees.  Saturn, for instance, is four and a quarter degrees from the Full Moon, and Algol is three degrees and four minutes from the Sun.  I’m obviously splitting hairs there – her approach is absolutely as valid as ours, if not more so.

but she speaks from basically the same Worldview as we do…

In a word (so to speak), a Gender-Equal (if not more so) Jungian Worldview.  She has advanced degrees in this Worldview, we just have a ton of reading, access from past lives, an open Channel, and several appropriate natal planets.

We’ll look at the Full Moon from a slightly different perspective…

We’ll emphasize the Pallas Mjolnir and the Sun-Sedna Conjunction (they’re only ten minutes, or one sixth of a degree, apart – that is, Sedna Initiates the Sun only four hours after the Full Moon).

but if you combine her perspective with ours you’ll be a million miles ahead. 

You also don’t want to forget the two relevant issues we’ve already talked about, the Big Grace

The Jupiter-Saturn-Chiron Grand Trine.

and our evolving Yintegrity work as we restructure our orientation toward the Sacred…

The Jupiter T-Square with Vesta and the budding Uranus-Venus Initiation.

So those are two more perspectives to integrate.  Remind me a little later and I’ll try to help pull it all back together.

Our own perspective on the Full Moon itself involves mostly Boundaries and Responsibility.  Stephen Buhner (Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal World: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth, pp.356-7) starts it off for us with some opportunities around Boundaries…

“During such moments, whether they come from a dolphin or a great tree we have unexpectedly stumbled upon in some ancient forest, we are suddenly caught up in something that has nothing to do with the human world.  We feel something coming into us from out there, something that is outside our narrow human perspectives.  In that moment, we are pulled out of ourselves into a world that is more ancient than the human – a place where living intelligences can teach each other as kin.  We discover then that trees have been doing something more for the past 300 million years than simply pining away for our emergence.

“We feel the touch of life, of a nonhuman awareness, upon us.  But more – we experience something unique to most humans in the West.  An intelligence, just as subtle and sophisticated as our own, but very nonhuman, reaches out and communicates with us.  Across the species divide, in spite of our isolation, a different kind of language than our own, one filled with meaning and intent, tells us something.  And a new world opens up.  When that happens we take a long floating leap, land somewhere else, and look around with new eyes.  We experience in that moment what the ancient Greeks – the Athenians – called aisthesis, the touch of a nonhuman soul upon the deeps of us – and know that ours touches them in turn.

We are not here for ourselves alone

“Aisthesis such as this often emerges into our experience at unexpected times.  It comes sideways to our normal orientation, grabs the depths of us and drags us unexpectedly into a world we did not suspect existed.

This is almost always how it begins for us in the West

“And when that happens, we abandon the view of life that does not allow us to extend interiority to dolphins or trees or rocks.

And so break the great injunction of reductionist science

“Being unable to extend interiority and consciousness outward, as Robert Bly once said, keeps human beings isolated in their own house and, in extreme cases, we simply look out at a world with which we have no possibility of contact.  We are cut off from the metaphysical background of the world and our perceptual capacities are kept in a box.

A box that science teaches us is the whole world

“If that box is very tiny, as it is with strict reductionists, the mind can see very little of the real world that lies outside the box; there is only the human on a ball of resources hurling around the sun.  All things in the universe – from that orientation – center around the human, for there is no exterior consciousness.  To such scientists the sun may no longer revolve around the Earth but it most certainly still revolves around human beings.

“But … once you are touched by a living intelligence from out there, you are changed.  It is nearly impossible not to be.  The living reality of that experience works on the self, undermining the old paradigm, and you begin to, more and more frequently, step outside the normal habituated boundaries of the Western world.  You begin to enter an older, wilder, less domesticated world, the place barbarians inhabit, where the hair begins to grow long, where wild lights begin to gleam in the eye.  You begin to enter the wilderness that still lies underneath the concrete of the civilized world.”

Boundaries used to mean being able to say No! and being honest without offending.  We’re stretching a bit here, eh?  A stretch that’s necessary if we give a shit about the future of the Planet, let alone our grandkids.  

The Sedna discovery chart features a Pallas T-Square with Chiron and Saturn.  Plus, the May 14 Sedna-Sun Initiation occurs at 25 Taurus, “A vast public park” – aka The Commons.

The folks who have been teaching us about Pi emphasize that our Piscean Victims no longer have a starring role in the Age of Aquarius.  We need to prioritize and Focus our Energy on What We Want rather than wallowing in our “They won’t let us have it” Victimhood.  Remember what we said about Unconscious Despair in The Ides of May?

Don’t waste the Chiron Grand Trine we have for the rest of May – get your butte in gear!

This Full Moon adds another layer of Responsibility.  We can no longer be Victims of our Relationship Patterns.

Kelley was riffing on the Venus-Uranus Conjunction square to Jupiter and Pluto, plus the Venus-Mars Mutual Reception, when she brought Relationship into her Full Moon reading.  We’re extending that, as our three-degree focus and adding the asteroids puts more weight on the Jupiter T-Square with Vesta and Uranus-Venus.  Plus, a major element of the Sedna discovery chart was a Venus T-Square with Mars and Jupiter, while Venus was flanked closely by Pluto and Vesta.  So Sedna tells us to stop projecting and get intimate and beyond Judgment and Denial with our own Anima and Animus.

In the Sedna discovery chart (which tells us about the Full Moon because it tells us about Sedna, and Sedna is very close to the Sun at Full Moon) the Sun is on the South Node (taking responsibility for one’s Karma), and there are two Pythagorean Tricolors – Pallas Square Saturn Quincunx Venus Trine Pallas…

If you aren’t sure where to Focus to stretch our Boundaries, Ask yourself What would the Heart do?

and Mars Square Venus Quincunx Saturn Trine Mars…

If your Inner Boy and Inner Girl are already married, then Relationship to you is something you do just for fun, not something you do out of need or with difficulty.  If that’s not you, then Ask yourself What’s The Most Important Thing I should be Focusing on? 

Okay, we’ve covered a lot of ground.  Time to review and reintegrate. 

  • Kelley suggests that we work on our Victim spaces, reminds us that it’s our Inner Female who leads because she’s the one who understands what’s important to us, and challenges us to a fourth-step inventory of who we really are.
  • We remind about the Big Grace and Sacred Yintegrity work that’s part of the Full Moon.
  • Our own Full-Moon focus is on Boundaries, Responsibility, and Relationship.

Which all fits together surprisingly well.  We could wrap it up thus…

This is a remarkable opportunity to Let Go of any and all Patterns, especially Relationship Patterns, that keep us from living out our Deepest Desires.  Not only are they up in our face, but there’s very strong Grace behind our Intentions.

Eclipse Too

April 14, 2014

Here’s a picture of what we spoke about earlier

DSCN4904I’m told that, assuming we don’t have a lot of volcanic eruptions or World-class forest fires today, the upper atmosphere is fairly clear, so the Eclipsed Moon should be “bright orange” rather than the “blood red” that’s been advertised.  Of course we’re scheduled to get cloudy before then here.  If you have that problem there’s a “live broadcast” scheduled at

http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html

If it’s anything like the live “Coca Cola” webcast of the Transit of Venus a few years back, it will be unwatchable.  But we can hope for the best.

Meanwhile, my friend Elizabeth has inspired me to look up some of the Stars that are involved in the Eclipse, and it’s a very fruitful pursuit…

The Star Spica will be behind the Eclipsed Moon, and Spica is the sheaf of Wheat that the Virgin Goddess holds in her hand in the constellation Virgo – so Spica is often seen as a Gift of Abundance.  When the constellation was named, “Virgin” meant an independent woman who loved whomever she pleased – a symbol of fertility rather than reticence.  To have Ceres, the Goddess of Grain, standing in front of Spica as well is remarkable.  An excellent omen.

On the other hand, Sedna is approaching the Star Capulus.  Capulus is often seen as masculine Kundalini, a balance to the “terrible” feminine passion of Algol.  So we could see further rape of the Sea and her denizens.  Or we could see focused plan-execute Attention given to the plight of the Seas.  Or both, perhaps the one motivating the other.  After Capulus, Sedna visits Algol, though she won’t get there till 2017.  The next several years promise to be very intense.

The Star Procyon Squares the Chariklo-Quaoar-Galactic Center complex.  Procyon is associated with short-lived events, since it’s a herald for the brighter star Sirius.  Will the Galactic Gifts that Chariklo bears be short-lived? 

The Star Arcturus also stands behind the Eclipsed Moon.  Bernadette Brady says, more or less…

A strong Arcturus in a chart will indicate a pathfinder, a person who needs to create a better way of life or a new way of doing something.  There will also be a strong sense of leading others onto this new path.

(I’ve adapted it a bit to fit the situation; the original quote is on p.79 of Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars.)  Maybe the Arcturians will lead our potential intervention from off-planet.  That would very much fit with Uranus Squaring Pluto.  And don’t think for a minute that there aren’t plenty of Arcturians here already.

All in all, given that the rise of Kundalini can be an unpleasant experience while it’s happening (ie, short-lived, perhaps – Procyon does Trine Sedna) but an extraordinarily rewarding experience after the fact, I think these indications bode well for the Planet.  With Eris and Juno behind the Sun we’re very much due to discover Unconscious Contents muscling their way into Consciousness, and that’s usually temporarily upsetting.  But it’s very clear that this is precisely what Humanity needs for motivation to reorient itself from petty Competition for table scraps to wholesale Cooperation on the many issues we face that have Life-and-Death, Extinction-or-Bust consequences for many species, including our own.