Vision of Freedom: “Girl with Elves” by Maxfield Parrish. Notice how she’s not looking directly at the Elves. We have a tendency to jerk our head toward anything that moves, but we’ll see better if we use our peripheral vision and sidelong glances.
Feeling a little nervous about how we’re going to Balance our newfound Yintegrity‘s need to Trust Ourself moment to moment, with our Belief that if we don’t do what we’re told we won’t survive? Well, those Feelings are right on time.
The dwarf planet Chaos (Potential, not Disorder) is T-Squaring the developing Opposition between Lilith (Yindependence) and the impending Chiron-Vesta Initiation (Miraculous Transformation of Limiting Beliefs). Which is to say…
Our Limiting Beliefs are up in our face because they’re bring threatened Bigtime by a Vision of Unlimited Self-Autonomy. The contrast is painful. All of our CAN’T messages are flashing red. That’s Discouraging at best and at worst touches our Despair. Well, that’s not quite worst – we could be failing to understand why we’re Feeling Discouraged because we’ve really never had any concept of Unlimited Potential. So we’re just Scared and we don’t know why.
But what’s really Changing here, if we’re willing to accept the Gift, is our Limiting Beliefs. There’s a Vision of Freedom just outside your window, but there are bars on the window! Our habitual Reaction is to focus on the bars and rue the impossibility of Freedom. Our non-habitual Response will be to melt the bars, because that’s exactly what the Universe is doing – melting the bars. Our Habituation sees the bars as being still there, so we need to erase them manually. It’ll be one of those over-and-over-again things, as the bars keep reforming. That’s the nature of Habit – it takes “reps” to break down the old Pattern.
The concept of Freedom in a Patriarchal Culture is different from the concept of Freedom in a Matriarchal Culture. In the latter it’s more about Freedom to Be who you really Are, rather than Freedom to Do whatever you Want. Matriarchal Cultures have rules of Behavior, but except in extreme cases, not Judgment of the person who’s ignoring the rules. The Vision is one of Community, Collaboration, and Unconditional Love, not Competition and Winning.
Nobody in this T-Square is moving very fast, so except for Vesta moving out of Orb in a few weeks, this T-Square stays with us for a couple of months.
The Lilith-Chiron Cycle that’s reaching Opposition began in July 2010 at 1 Pisces, “In a crowded marketplace farmers and middlemen display a great variety of products.” A Lilith-Chiron Cycle would be about creating Miracles by Trusting one’s Instincts. The Eat Local movement and the proliferation of farmer’s markets comes to mind.
The Chiron-Chaos Cycle that’s reaching its Waning Square was Initiated in April 1976 at 28 Aries, “A large audience confronts the performer who disappointed its expectations.” Chiron-Chaos Cycles would be about reaching into the Zero Point Field to pull out Miracle Rabbits that make insoluble problems dissolve. The desmise of the Middle Class fits this Cycle perfectly. The confrontation has been lacking because the audience is so frightened of losing its privilege and because the fascist performers control the media propaganda flow, convincing the audience that it’s their own damn fault.
The Lilith-Chaos Cycle that’s reaching its Waxing Square had its beginning in January 2013 at 15 Gemini, “Two Dutch children talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge.” This is an interesting Cycle – pulling Yindependence out of the tophat when it’s least expected. Since long ago the Dutch have made markets, and they’re still making the Political market in Europe. Children implies some sort of innocence, or relative freedom from the established paradigm. It’s Danish rather than Dutch, but I can’t help think of Peter Høeg’s novel Borderliners.
If we indeed focus our Attention on Letting Go of our Limiting Beliefs, a good deal of Grace awaits us this coming week.
Pluto makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the Lillith-to-Vesta-Chiron Opposition, and for the next week or so the Sun mirrors it, forming a Kite focused on Vesta-Chiron. The Chiron-Vesta Initiation recall is Biquintile to the Jupiter-Juno Initiation – that is, the Expansion of our Consciousness arises through examining our Limiting Beliefs.
The Chiron-Vesta Initiation occurs May 13, the Jupiter-Juno Initiation May 16, and Lilith Opposes Chiron June 8.
A note about Conjunctions and Initiations. If we have two planets “Tortoise” and “Hare” that rotate at different speeds, Tortoise more or less sits around waiting for Hare to catch up, since their track is circular. So when we speak of their Conjunction, it’s a Hare-Tortoise Conjunction, as Hare catches up and passes Tortoise. However, in a relative sense, Slow planets connote Wisdom, and Fast planets suggest Messengers. A Conjunction Initiates a Cycle.
At an Initiation, Tortoise represents the Guru, Hare the Initiate, and the Conjunction Shaktipat. During the Cycle, the Initiate carries the Guru’s Teaching to the People. So an Initiation is called a Tortoise-Hare Initiation, as Tortoise Initiates Hare. So we refer to Faster-Slower Conjunctions and Slower-Faster Initiations, but they’re the same event. The Conjunction sees the event as a moment, while the Initiation sees the event as the essence of a Cycle. Think of the Conjunction as a noun and the Initiation as a verb.
Of course, Letting Go of our Limiting Beliefs is not normally a cognitive exercise, as our Limiting Beliefs have roots deep in both the Personal and Cultural Realms of the Unconscious. So the Grace would lie in opportunities to become Conscious of our Limiting Beliefs. Once a Belief arises into Consciousness, we can work to establish new Habits that counter the Belief.
For example, while researching material for the Error as Intuition post, I came across the Star Zosma, which sits behind a major planet at the top of a client’s chart. In Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, Bernadette says…
“Zosma … belongs to those whom the establishment, either directly or indirectly, makes powerless… It is present in the chart of victims, of people who are abused by the system.”
Zosma symbolizes the place in Linear Time where the Patriarchy usurped Power from the Matriarchy, and hence the condition of those who are out of Power and vulnerable to persecution by the Powerful.
When I shared this information with my client, they were surprised by how relevant this was to their Life, and how the conceptualization had not risen into their Consciousness before. They were initially bummed, Feeling it as a sort of Fate or Destiny. When I spoke with them later, they had thought to Empathize with their perennial Victim, and had come to realize that it was part of their Mission to evolve through this Portal.
Have you had any surprise flashes of Insight in the last several days, that might be revealing Portals of your own Limiting Beliefs? Visions of Heaven beyond the Gate, and/or Awareness of the bars on the Gate? Repeating Patterns of Frustration in your Life? If your Reaction to these was Discouragement, Empathize with your own perceived Limits. Empathy works as its own device. Once you Empathize, you can forget the whole Drama. Later you’ll be inspired to PIAVA a new Pattern or two, but there’s nothing else to Do once you Empathize. The Unconscious does the Transformation work for you. When it’s ready for you to take the next step, it’ll tap you on the shoulder.
Here’s a Vision of Heaven, from Bonnie, at https://dancinginthetao.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/ …
“I’m spending just about every available moment these days in my garden. Not working, just being … being with the bunnies and the birds and the breezes, the sunlight and the stars, and all the slow dancing Green Folk. I’ve felt for many months now that I access much more intelligence in these Presences, and in recent weeks have felt and leaned into my emotional Connection to them, and through them to All That Is.
“Insights from the Green Folk are beyond words. Every day there is deepening and strengthening of feeling and relaxing into Relationship, a security and support I’ve longed for all my life at levels I didn’t even know I had levels.
“When I wander in my mind away from Connection, I feel fear and confusion; when I turn back from those Dark Paths I feel steady and knowing once again: not certain about anything, not knowing how even the next moment is going to unfold, but a deepening felt experience of what I’ve known intellectually for years: I’m not abandoned, have never been alone: I’m held (as is everyone) in the Very Heart of Being. And no One expects me to know anything in advance: all that’s required is that I Participate with my Whole Being, that I bring All of Me to the Moment, and Respond.
“I’m learning not to walk down the Dark Paths in my mind anymore. I know where they all lead: always the same places full of Paper Tigers and Bad Guesses about The Future. So partly I’m bored with them finally; and partly they don’t scare me as much as they used to … daily their power weakens; and partly I’m becoming less and less willing to Entertain the Darkness.
“The Choice is becoming clearer and clearer, emotionally. And it’s getting easier and easier to choose Connection … almost, almost to the point of why on this marvelous, beautiful Earth would I ever choose anything else?“