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Big Doin’s V

September 20, 2022

We’ve made it through the nearly simultaneous 18-19 September 2022 Stations of Quaoar, Pholus, and Altjira, and the return of asteroid Artesian In-Bounds.1 While we’ve referred to the Pholus-Quaoar Cycle (Ability and Willingness to Respond Fully to Our Survival Instincts) as Global Warming et al, the biggest event that occurred at the Cycle’s Initiation in late February was Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, so we Expect news about that to be prominent, to the extent that anything can peek out beneath the Velvet Pomp and Gossip hissing out of the British Empire’s long-deflating Balloon. The news that I read today was about how Russia was running out of cannon fodder, and missiles were hitting military bases inside Russia and near the border with Ukraine. We broaden the scope of Climate Change et al to include the Demise of the Patriarchy, which both the Russian Invasion and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II symbolize and accelerate.2

The Moon remains Out of Bounds over the Northern Hemisphere (Hupersons are more likely to Panic – Critters may be as well ) until 3:40 am PDT (11:40 am BST, 8:40 pm AEST) 21 September. The US Federal Reserve meets on Wednesday, and will raise Interest Rates again, so the uptick that frequently occurs in the US Stock Market at Moon-Returning-from-OOBN will be overridden, one way or the other or both, by Reactions to the financial news.

While the Impacts of Quaoar, Pholus, and Altjira (The Primordial Field that Allows Life to Exist ) have Lightened a bit, we’re still in the Thick Of It, as asteroids Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that Can Be Consciously Let Go Of ), Arachne (The Web of Life), and Pan (The Overlighting Deva of Nature) all Stand Still 21-22 September.3 In other words, the Big Conference in the Meadow in the Forest, between Huperity’s Ability and Willingness to Respond Fully to Its Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar), The Primordial Field that Allows Life to Exist (Altjira), Unexpired Karma that Can Be Consciously Let Go Of (Lachesis), The Web of Life (Arachne), and The Overlighting Deva of Nature (Pan) is still going Strong.

Their Suggestion Box is still Open if we would like to PIAVA our Intentions into it. Peace and Collaboration on Earth might be a nice Intention. Whatever Directives result from their Global Conclave about the Future of Life on Earth, it will be up to us to Intuit them and PIAVA them into our Lives, abetted by the 29 September Station of Asbolus (Intuition), a New Moon that Lights Up much of what we’ve been talking about, and three intervening Sign Changes.4

Tomorrow 20 September begins the 2nd Pulse of the Ascension Portal scheduled in the Mayan Calendar according to Aluna Joy Yax’kin‘s Channelings from the Star Elders (see the Big Doin’s IV post). This 4-day Pulse will bring Energy from the Great Central Sun down into our Throat Chakra (Communication), and from our Great Mother Earth up into our Solar Plexus Chakra (Action). Aluna Joy says that in this 2nd Pulse “We will begin to let go, like a death of the past, and align with pure healing creation, activating and transducing wisdom into a usable form. We exit the mental world, and we enter the world of spirit.”

1 Dwarf planet Quaoar (Survival Instincts) Stationary (Strong) 6:35 am PDT (1:35 pm BST, 11:35 AEST) 18 September 2022, in 6 Capricorn (Timelessness, with or without Ego). Dwarf planet Pholus (Full Responsiveness) Stationary 7:04 am PDT 19 September (2:04 pm BST 19 September, 12:04 am AEST 20 September), in 5 Capricorn (Full Consciousness of Past Deaths, Potentially Bridging Worlds).

The Impact of a Station can usually be Felt at least a week prior to the actual event, increases up till it’s Exact, then tapers off quickly, when we’re Conscious of the Impact. Our own Actions and other astroevents can Influence this Pattern. Here, there is so much going on within a few days, that we have to consider it One Big Portal, Combining All of the Energies Present. This is particularly True here because so many of the Energies are really the same Energy, just Reinterpreted through the Metaphors of different Herstorical Cultures. Hence the Meetup in the Grove.

Dwarf planet Altjira (The Primordial Field that Allows Life to Exist ) Stationary 11:20 pm PDT 18 September (6:20 am BST, 4:20 pm AEST, both 19 September), in 19 Gemini (Embracing the Unknown), which is adjacent Orion’s Star Rigel (Teaching Perfect Attunement to the New Energies).

Asteroid Artesian (Making Manifestation Easier) returns In-Bounds (Declining Strength of Impact ) 8:34 pm PDT 18 September (3:34 am BST, 1:34 pm AEST, both 19 September) in 8 Leo (A Charmed Life, on the Edge between Pride and Modesty, with Need for Vigilance against the Negative Envy of Others).

2 The Patriachy, with its Rigid Hierarchical Rules, Shaming Everything except the Left-Brain’s Ungrounded Childish Logic, Destroying Nature without Thought or Concern, and Prioritizing Profit Über Alles, is precisely the Cause of Global Warming et al and all of its Apocalyptic End-Times Correlates. While its Demise looks like its Heyday, the Sturm und Drang is really all just its Death Throes.

3 Asteroid Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that Can Be Consciously Let Go Of ) Stationary 5:43 am PDT 21 September (12:43 pm BST, 10:43 pm AEST), in 3 Aquarius (Union with the Gods and Saints, Baffling to the Ego, Leading to Infinite Possibilities).

Asteroid Arachne (The Web of Life) Stationary 12:16 am PDT (7:16 am BST, 5:16 pm AEST) 21 September, in 8 Aquarius (Focused on Knowing the Self but Thwarted by the Mind’s Insistence on Structure, Form, and Sequence, till Realizing that This Defines a Snapshot rather than a Reality).

Asteroid Pan (The Overlighting Deva of Nature) Stationary 6pm PDT 21 September (1am BST, 11am AEST, both 22 November), in 12 Gemini (Great Charisma and the Danger of Ego-Attachment ).

4 New Moon 2:55 pm PDT 25 September (9:55 pm BST 25th, 7:55 am AEST 26th) in 3 Libra (), Conjunct Hopi OOB (Amplified Respect for All Things) in 1 Libra (Wearing and Wearing Out Old Patterns so a New World Can Burst from the Inside Out ).

Dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition) Stationary 8:21 pm PDT 29 September (3:21 am BST and 1:21 pm AEST, both 30 September), in 1 Cancer (Surrender to Spirit ), adjacent to the other Orion Star Betelgeuse (Achievement that Shows Us the Hollowness of Being Outer-Directed ) and Opposite to (Lighting Up) the 12-13 September Icarus-Ixion Stations.

Sun enters Libra (Northern Autumn, Southern Spring) 6:03 pm PDT (1:03 pm BST, 11:03 pm AEST) 22 September. Mercury (Awareness) backs into Virgo (Ego Death) 5:04 am PDT (12:04 pm BST, 10:04 pm AEST) 23 September. Asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things) Out of Bounds (Amplified ) enters Libra (Meeting Other) 11:03 am PDT 25 September (6:03 pm BST 25th, 4:03 am AEST 26th). Dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) enters Virgo (Ego Death) 8:55 am PDT 29 September (3:55 pm BST 29th, 1:55 am AEST 30th).

PIAVAing Reminder 2

August 14, 2022

When I first woke up this morning, I couldn’t walk without supporting myself with my arms. My chronic low-back and hip pain have been more troublesome for the last several days, but not like this! I couldn’t even sit without using my arms to hold my torso vertical. With visions of having to Surrender to the Medical Cartel, slathering myself with Helichrysum Essential Oil and Nano CBD Oil, and gobbling Arnica homeopathics, I decided that I really didn’t have a Choice but to go back in bed. Finding a position in bed that didn’t hurt was difficult, but possible.

The second time I woke up, it was slightly easier to walk, and before going back to bed again, I located the Traumeel (which helped more quickly than the Oils), and I Realized that I needed to Focus my Attention Fully on the Pain.

The third time I woke up, I realized that while much much worse, this was the same pain, feeling like I’m being broken in half, that I’ve felt briefly for years whenever I slacked off on my multi-gram daily Boswellia (powdered Frankincense) input. I wasn’t able to think clearly enough yet to understand that, if I’ve Felt it before, it’s Karma, but I was getting close. I started wondering if I’d had Childhood Trauma in my lower back or belly, but couldn’t identify anything.

The fourth time I woke up, I wouldn’t exactly say that I was having Visions of getting cut in half by a cannonball, but the Metaphor was very Clear and Present. I was even reviewing what I hadn’t Completed in that Lifetime! And by now I’m getting close enough to the Present Moment to Ask, What have I been PIAVAing lately? Bingo. It was still challenging to walk without supporting myself, but with more Traumeel and Arnica homeopathics, the pain was now back to its usual low level.

Yesterday we PIAVAed “Grokking the Dimension of Abuse and Respect!” and “the Dimension of Self-Abandonment and Self-Love!” and a few days ago we PIAVAed that “we Lovingly and Gently Let Go of Conscious and Unconscious Guilt and Fear, and Replace it with Confidence, Due Care, and Self-Love.” Interesting that this morning my Thoughts about having to Surrender to the Medical Cartel were not accompanied by Fear and Dread. I can’t find the reference, but I remember writing (or thinking, if I never found time to write it! ) recently that some serious Physical Healing should be available to us this month.1

Three hours later I still had low-level back and hip pain, and a little trepidation about standing up from sitting, but I had no trouble walking. Now, six hours later I’m even good for bending from the waist and lifting, picking up things from the floor, and beginning to Wonder whether this will turn out to be a major Healing of the chronic back pain that I’ve had for at least a decade and a half, and the hip pain that I’ve had for several years.

Around the first time I woke up this morning, this was happening on our friendly local Star…


It’ll take 3 days for the “Dark Plasma” to make its way to our ‘hood, but we need to remember that Scienterrific interpretations of Reality are Self-Limited to 3D, which includes Linear Time. Whether we Recognize it or not, we Operate in nD, where Energies travel not at the Speed of Light, but at the Speed of Intuition. You know someone’s going to call before the phone rings because your Intuition is picking up their Intention as it happens, while the Telephone operates at Scienterrific Speed.

In other Cosmic News, this is an “artist’s interpretation,” but it’s a good one, of Fixed Star Betelgeuse becoming a little less Fixed…


The link contains an excellent explanation of what amounts to a possible new-to-Science Stellar phenomenon they’re calling an SME (Stupendous Mass Ejection) to distinguish it from a CME (Colossal Mass Ejection). We bring this up because Betelgeuse has been Lit Up recently astrologically, and still is.2 In the picture it looks like Betelgeuse is Lifting Off like an Elon, but Betelgeuse is so big it would extend to the Orbit of Jupiter if it replaced our Sun, so it will have a tonne of Inertia!

  • 1 In the 28 July 2022 New Moon chart, the New Moon itself was Merged with dwarf planets Varuna (the Life Force), Ceres (Sustainability), and Cyllarus (Death or Ego Death), all three of which are Out of Bounds (Accentuated ). It Opposed dwarf planet Chariklo (Confidence) and asteroid Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that can be Let Go Consciously), and the Opposition was T-Squared by minor planet Zhulong (the Chinese Red Dragon of Enlightenment ). I need to keep a cross-referenced log of posts and astroevents, because I’m wondering if this was an event that I intended to write a lot about but the Uranus-Karma-Nodes-Saturn Portals ate up all the time. This New Moon will impact all of August.
  • 2 For instance, in the chart of the 10 August Transmutation astroevent (Ka’epaoka’awela Station), the home of Betelgeuse in 30 Gemini is prominent in the Self-Resolution of the Unconscious Limitations-Intrusive Memories-Fear of Accountability Superpower/Challenge (Gonggong-Vesta-Damocles T-Square; see note 5 of the Transmuting Blame post) –
    • “The third corner of the [Gonggong-Stationary Ka’epaoka’awela-] Grand Trine is a Stellium of dwarf planets Chaos (Our Unlimited Potential ) in 1 Cancer (Surrender to Spirit ) and Asbolus (Intuition) in 30 Gemini (The Hollowness of Being Outer-Directed ), both Out of Bounds (Accentuated ), and asteroid Veritas (Truth of the Mind ) at 2 Cancer (Doomed to Reject Ego while Retaining Enough Humility to Teach Everyone Else). The Fixed Star Betelgeuse (Achievement ) Lives in 30 Gemini, adjacent to 1 Cancer.”
  • Were we Assertive (Goddess Forbid! ), we might suggest that the Passage of dwarf planets Chaos (Our Unlimited Potential ) and Asbolus (Intuition) over the longitudinal position of Betelgeuse have Blasted a big chunk of the Star out! Or that Betelgeuse has Validated the Importance of the Sign Changes of these two planets from Gemini (“Random” Flashes of Brilliance, Breakdown of Former Paradigms) to Cancer (Consistent Nurturance), and in particular from the last Degree of Gemini (Codependence) to the first Degree of Cancer (Surrender to Spirit ).

Survival or Bust VIII Heavy Karma

December 27, 2019

Since our Big Deal astroevent  is unfolding on a Cusp (Jupiter-Quaoar-Pholus on the Cusp of Capricorn), any planet that Changes Signs will trigger It in one way or another, including the 27 December 2019 (8:30 pm PST) Ingress of asteroid Karma (Karma) into Aries.  This might (already) be a rough Transition, since Capricorn (Let’s Fix It) and Aries (Let’s Start Over) tend to Compete with one another, and since Chiron (Despair/Miracles) is guarding the Gate of Aries.

But when we get past these gauntlets, What A Relief!!  Karma in Pisces is all about Trauma Dramas, not for the sake of Drama, but because Pisces’s job as the Last Sign is Letting Go of Emotional Baggage and Held Emotions, and there’s no better way to Let Go than Drama.  On the other side of the Gate, Aries has neither History nor Herstory, but a Clean Slate.  We may Experience some tests of our Ego’s Relationship to Spirit, especially as Karma crosses Chiron, which it does on 1 January 2020 (1pm PST), at 2 Aries.  But other than that, Karma in Aries could mostly feel like a walk in the Park on a lovely Spring day.

The five-year Karma-Chiron Cycle is about whether we’re Victims of our Long-Term Self-Sabotage Patterns, or we Choose to Alter them to our Advantage.  The latter Choice may take much Trial and Success and many False Starts, so we’ll also need Commitment and Dedication.  It will be very important to Remember that Angels Can Fly because They Take Themselves Lightly.

Most of the time most of us don’t even stop to consider whether we’re Victim to our Karma, we just are.  We seldom Realize that we have any Control over it, or even Conceive of the Possibility.  We may not even Notice that the Patterns are Recurring, so we may not even Regard it as Karma, just “bad things that happen to good people,” Randomly.  So long before there’s any Option to Choose to Alter our Karmic Patterns, we need to Get Conscious of them.

Well, there’s an App for that.  Er, I mean, there’s an asteroid for that, for Getting Conscious, in fact two of them, and one of them also “happens to be” Changing Signs on 1 January 2020 (5am PST).  Remarkable, these Coincidences, eh?  The asteroid is Moira, which was named after the Greek Goddess of Fate – aka Karma.  We’re all Helpless in front of our Fate … as long as we’re Unconscious of it.  Once we’re Conscious of our Fate, it’s Replaced by Choice.  Not always an Easy Choice, but Choice nevertheless. Scorpio is the Sign Moira is entering, which is all about Getting to the Bottom of Things.  Very handy.

Here’s Karma’s 27 December Aries Ingress chart…

In this chart Karma/Karma Challenges (Squares) our popular Survival or Bust Complex (Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar, joined now by Mercury/Awareness), implying that some of our Karmic Self-Sabotage may actually Threaten our Survival.  We don’t need to name names, but if we Project this onto the World Stage, we can see how events could Converge into Survival Threats for someone who isn’t very Conscious of their Karma.

The second Challenge in Karma’s Aries-Ingress chart applies to our Instincts (Moon) about the sort of Life we could be leading if not for our Self-Sabotage (Moon Square Moira-Haumea).  For instance, we could be Painfully Aware of how much our Karma Threatens our Well-Being, and while Painful Awareness might help Motivate us to Want to Change, it may also make it more Difficult to Launch our New Path.  If it does, don’t Worry about it.  While these Energies are Important and Powerful place settings for January’s Big Energy (Focusing on Transformation), by the Ides of January they’ll seem trivial.

We’ve plopped a Fixed Star into this chart and the one that follows.  If you’re old enough you may Remember the movie Beetlejuice that came out in 1988, in the middle of the Harmonic Convergence.  We’ve added the Star Betelgeuse because it’s also on a Cusp, but mostly because some old news about how it could turn Supernova any day now…

…is in the news today.  While Betelgeuse has a Reputation as a Star of Ultimate Benevolence, I’ll have to do some major Reframing in order to come to that Perspective about it’s influence in my own nativity.  It Seriously Challenges Karma-Chiron and our Survival Instincts (making the Karma-Chiron to Ixion-et al Square into a T-Square).

The 1 January Chiron Initiating Karma chart, which can double as Moira’s Scorpio Ingress chart, follows…

…but I keep face-planting into the keyboard, so I’m going to have to save its interpretation for morning.

We’re also deep into the 29 December (2:30 pm PST) Station of Vesta/Beliefs.

Gods and Goddesses Full Moon

May 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the two interlapping Yin Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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