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Intuition, Choice, Self-Sovereignty IV

March 23, 2020

As much importance as we assign to the Meaning of asteroid Moira, it behooves us to look in detail at her Retrogradation.

Planets appear to go backwards or Retrograde when, on our way around the Sun, we “pass” them.  It’s like when we pass another car on the freeway – if we focus on the other car, it looks like they’re going backwards.  Of course we’re all going “forward,” but the sort of astrology we use looks at the planets as they’re seen from Here.

To filter out the effect of the Earth spinning on it’s own axis, we have to take a snapshot of the Sky at the same time every night to detect an other planet going backwards.  And of course we think the other planets and Stars “rise” in the East and “set” in the West, but that’s the Earth’s rotation.  The other planets, when moving “forward,” actually move from West to East, so on our daily time-lapse photo series, “backwards” movement is East to West.

When a planet goes Retrograde, it crosses a given patch of Sky thrice – once prior to its Retrograde Station, a second time while it’s Retrograde, then after its Direct Station, a third time.  A Spiritual Purpose of the moving planets is to Educate us.  When we have to suffer through a Lesson three times, we know that it’s an Important Lesson.

Moira’s Retrograde Station, on 21 March 2020, occurred at 19:05 Scorpio.  Her Direct Station will occur on 15 June at 7:30 Scorpio.  She first crossed 7:30 on 22 January, and She’ll cross 7:30 again on 15 August.  So our Moira-in-Scorpio curriculum spans 22 January to 15 August, and 7:30 to 19:05 Scorpio.  So we’ve finished the first Repetition of this Deep Exploration (Scorpio) of Fate versus Choice (Moira), and beginning the first Remedial session.

Astrological Signs are divided into twelve “Duads” of 2½ Degrees each.  For Scorpio, the first Duad is the Scorpio Duad of Scorpio, the second Duad is the Sagittarius Duad of Scorpio, etc.  So our span of 7:30 to 19:05 is about the Aquarius through Gemini Duads of Scorpio.  The Meaning of these are…

  • Aquarius Duad – Deep Examination (Scorpio) of our Relationship to our Community and Culture (Aquarius); are we Victim of, or Adept with (Moira), our Community and Culture?  We had this Lesson initially from 22-29 January.
  • Pisces Duad – Deep Examination of our Unfinished Emotional Business; does it Victimize us or are we Enthused by the Opportunity to Confront our Held Emotions and Let Go of our Self-Sabotaging Karma?  That Lesson was 30 January through 7 February.
  • Aries Duad – Deep Examination of our Spiritual Creativity; does it Burden us or Motivate us?  Initial Lesson 8-17 February.
  • Taurus Duad – Deep Examination of our Relationship to Matter; does it Rule us or do we Rule it?  First Lesson 18 February through 1 March.
  • Gemini Duad – Deep Examination of our Willingness to Let Go of Who We Are in Order to Allow a Greater Identity to Form; Victim or Master?  Preview 2-22 March.

Now that Moira is Retrograde, we now go through this curriculum in reverse.  This second iteration is when we really get the opportunity to study the material – the initial set of Lessons merely introduced the Issues, mostly as Questions.  Now we begin to look not for Answers, but for Strategies for dealing with the Issues.  This is Real Life, not college, so the Issues don’t have Right-or-Wrong Answers, they only result in new ways of Organizing our Experience.  Eventually they’ll result in Wisdom, but that may take many Lifetimes.

So our curriculum for the next three months looks like this…

  • 23 March-11 April, Gemini Duad, Are we Victims of our Losses, or are we Grateful for the Opportunity to Grow a New Identity?
  • 12-25 April, Taurus Duad, Do our Possessions and our Health Define our Identity, or are we Adept at Manipulating Matter and at Manifesting Wellness?
  • 26 April-7 May, Aries Duad, Are we Clear about what Inspires us, and do we Allow it to do just that, or do we Shut Down our Deepest Desires in order to avoid rocking any boats or Confronting our Programming?
  • 8-19 May, Pisces Duad, Yes, we’d rather Die that Feel or Do That again.  Do we Cower before this Fear, or do we Recognize it as an Invitation to Liberation from our Limitations, and Bravely Embrace the Fear as our Power in Disguise?  Remember that Bravery is the Fundamental requirement for success between 2020 and 2055 (Saturn-Pluto), but don’t forget that we still have access to what we Learned between 1982 and 2019, that Spiritual Forces Surround and Assist us.
  • 20 May-15 June, Aquarius Duad; So, do we Choose to spend our Attention and Energy on Ruing what we don’t like about the World we Live In, or do we Let that World Go and Persistently Devote One-Pointed Attention to a Vision of the Community that We Want to Live In?

The third and final series of Lessons is mostly about Exercises that allow us to Acknowledge our new-found Confidence that we now know how to…

  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Focus our Energy on a Community that Enlivens us, whether we Feel that we’ve Created it already, or we still need to PIAVA it more, all the while staying in Gratitude for what we have already Manifested in the way of Community.  Aquarius, 16 June-11 July.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recognize that any Experience we don’t Like is an Opportunity to Jettison our Karmic Pattern to Create it again and again, and Let It GoKarma is Dead.  The only thing that keeps it Alive for us is our Unwillingness to Let It Go, because we’re so accustomed to it, and frightened by the possibility that the Alternative could be worse.  It won’t.  Pisces, 12-23 July.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recognize the Sources of our Inspiration, Invite them when they’re Absent, and Follow them Wherever they lead us, no matter what anyone else will think or say.  Aries, 24 July-2 August.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Manifest What We Need and What We Want, When We Need It.  Taurus, 3-10 August.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recover Quickly from Losses, Be Grateful for What We Have Kept, and Be Able to Swivel Quickly when Conditions Change.  Gemini, 11-15 August.

We need to get very serious about dumping this Karmic shit, and our Belief in it – which perpetuates it – while we still can.  Otherwise we’ll just be Dancing on the Wheel for several more Millennia on some other Planet after this one has finished Atlantis II.  Or on this one after it has split in two.

“When the apparition ended, there in his notebook was ‘The Gospel According to the Dark.’  The handwriting was his, but he had no memory of setting down her words…

” ‘Say to the Nations, let there be no light upon the face of the Earth.  Let the machines all cease their movements, the wires their humming.  Let the skies be empty of satellites and silver birds.  Let the forests return and the watercourses find their way.  All things seek their Mother – save man only.  Now is the hour of Her return.’ …

” ‘Not one syllable of all that is written will remain.  Of the former things, not one will be remembered.  Did you suppose that what was written by the wind on water should last forever?  How much shallower are the traces left by man.‘ ”

–Clark Strand and Perdita Finn, The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary, pp.53-54

Shades of Hank Wesselman.

That Guy with the Wings on His Feet

February 19, 2020

As it’s wont to do, planet Mercury turned around and started going Backwards 16 February 2020 (5pm PST).  This will be very difficult for you to verify, since Mercury is too close to the Sun to be seen most of the time, and “Backwards” in this context is kind of metaphorical.  Mercury symbolizes Communication, Awareness, Thought, and Analysis mostly.  Backwards (“Retrograde”) Mercury has a bad rap around travel, but if like the Angels we take travel delays and disruptions Lightly, we can still Fly.

A planet goes Backwards when it wants us to really Pay Attention to some Lesson it has in mind.  It crosses the same zone of the Zodiac thrice, to make sure we don’t Lose the Plot.  The Plot this month is about the Thinking we’ve been doing, and the Conclusions we’ve been drawing, about the way our Culture should work (Mercury thrice crossing the last few Degrees of Aquarius), and how we Respond to this Emotionally (Mercury thrice crossing the first dozen Degrees of Pisces).

Overzealous Emotions cause our Mentality to Misfire.  It’s one thing that some of us are Emotional Thinkers – when we’re Analyzing something, How We Feel about it is one of our most important criteria, and that’s just Who We Are.  But it’s quite another thing when something Triggers our Karmic Judgments and we lose all hope of Neutrality.  Neutrality after all is where we must be if we want to Change or Manifest anything.  For instance, if we try to Create Peace from a position of Anger, all we’re going to get is more Anger.  Trying to Create Peace from a posture of Bliss will probably only promote Denial.

And in the section of the Zodiac that Mercury crosses thrice, there sit a couple of dwarf planets that are likely to Trigger our Karma.  One of these is the symbol for Intrusive Memories (the as-yet-unnamed dwarf planet that we affectionately call “OR10”) which are usually Karmic.  The other stands for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus).  That’s almost always Karmicas well.  The timetable looks something like this…

  • 2 February – Mercury begins its first crossing (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 6 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 11 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 16 February – Mercury turns Backwards (at 13 Pisces)
    • 21 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
    • 28 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
  • 9 March – Mercury goes Forward again (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 22 March – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 29 March – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 30 March – Mercury finishes third crossing (at 13 Pisces)

When planets change their Direction, they Slooowww Dowwwn, Stop, and then slowly Accelerate again.  While they are Slowing and Stopping (ie, 16 February and 9 March), their Influence upon us is at its Strongest.

Do you have any record or recollections of what was going on for you around 6 or 11 February, give or take a day or two?  The usual astrological process is that this first crossing raises an Issue or Problem (we refer to this as a “Can-Opener”), which usually puts us into our Victim.  Then the second crossing (the “Exposition”), if we’re Awake and Responsive to it, Teaches us a lot about what’s really going down, and we can begin to see our own Role in it.  By the third crossing (the “Confidence-Builder”), if we were Awake at the second one, the original Issue or Problem recurs, but this time we Realize what’s happening, and we Handle it with Aplomb.

Mercury stutters like this three times a year, so we get a good deal of Practice with it.  Our Journey from Victim to Adept increases our Neutrality a lot, helping us to be more Objective and Effective Problem-Solvers.

If you happen to have a birth (“natal”) planet in the thrice-crossed Zone of a Backwardation, the Cosmic Headmistress is giving you a Special Lesson.  For instance, one reader has their birth planet that means Truth of the Heart (asteroid Aletheia) in the Zone of this Mercury trifecta, and that planet is in a Challenging Relationship (Square) to their birth planet that stands for their Soul (Uranus).  Birth-planet Relationships are with us for our entire Life, so the more Practice we get with them, the better.

So our reader may frequently run into Issues where they feel like the Desires of their Soul, and the Desires of their Heart, are in Conflict.  How can Soul and Heart be in Conflict?  Heart should Serve Soul, and do it Well.  But Karma can intervene and mess things up.  That makes it even more important to Practice with the Energy, and bring it into Consciousness, so they can Notice when the Karmic prompter is reminding them of their Lines, and Frankly, Not Give a Damn about what it is they’re Supposed To do or say.

Our reader’s Heart-Truth planet, with it’s Teasing Relationship with their Soul, is Triggered by Mercury on 4 February, 1 March, and 19 March.  The most important thing to remember about our birth-planet Relationships, is that they’re like a Graduate Seminar.  They aren’t Problems to be Solved, they’re Dramas to be Studied.  We don’t Solve Dramas, we just Learn how to Handle them a little better each time we deal with them.  They have no Clean Edges, they’re always Ragged.

Imagine you’re an fiction writer studying situations where a person’s Heart would lead them in a different direction than their Soul would, so you could write a realistic short story about their Adventures.  With that mindset, after several repetitions of this Pattern in your Life, you could write the script of your next episode of it.  That would probably help immensely to make it Easier for you to Step Out of that Role the next time those circumstances arose, and Enjoy playing the role of someone else in your script, or someone different entirely.

If we Endure our “favorite” Karmic – aka Educational – Drama once more and leave its Edges just a little less Ragged than the last time, then we’ve Succeeded Greatly, and we need to Acknowledge ourself with Celebration.  While we’re “still kickin’,” we’ll probably never know Why our Immortal Soul Chose to Experience a Lifetime with such a Drama in it.  We just have to Accept that it in fact Did, Trust its Wisdom, and try to be a good Student.

The more Conscious we can be about the Dramas hard-wired into our birth charts, the better, but we also have to remember that it’s not about Analysis (even when Mercury is being Compulsively Analytical), it’s about Experience.  We get a little more hip to our Dramas each time we Repeat them, whether we beat ourself up for Stumbling over them again, or Congratulate ourself for being Open to Learning more about them.  Analysis can give us “Book-Larnin’,” but it isn’t nearly multidimensional enough to give us Wisdom.  For that we need Experience.  That’s what Karma is all about – Inertia, Repetition, how to Use the Patterns we have to their Best Advantage, instead of being Victimized by them.

2020 The Year… 3

December 31, 2019

A friend writes…

Been imagining lately, and this is sort of metaphysically far-fetched, but, if our reality really is malleable, and if it really is created by the thoughts of the collective masses, then, if enough people could imagine healing what has been damaged, then, could we actually magically clean the waters…?”

Which clarifies my thoughts about the previous post…

“Unfortunately, our Unconscious Thoughts have more Power than our Conscious Thoughts, which is why we need so badly to Embrace our Held Emotions.  Anything in us that is flying under our radar, is in Control.  Do we seek Justice, or do we seek Peace?  The Bottom Line [in the previous post] appears to be how we deal with our Abuse.  It has to be from Unconditional Self-Love, Taking our Power, and Respect for All Things.  And yes, if we knew how to do this we would have done it long ago, so we also need to Surrender to the Larger Process, whatever that is, and let the Heart’s Light Guide us, NOT the mind…”

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that we place emphasis on the Stations – the times when a planet appears, from our vantage point on Earth as we go ’round the Sun, to Slow Down then Stop and then Turn Around and go the other way.  We emphasize Stations this because we’ve Observed that the influence of the planet is very Strong at these times.  So when we look at a chart, the Stations and the T-Squares are what we look for first, because in our Experience they’re prominent in how we Experience the chart.

A planet is “Stationary” when it’s moving very Slowly, and its “Exact Station” is when it Stops.  As for the influence of the Station upon us, it in general increases as we get closer to the Exact Station, then abruptly decreases.  However, if we don’t Realize that we’re being overly influenced by the Station, then we can make Decisions to Protect our Ego, and those Decisions can impact our Lives far beyond the Exact Stations, in some cases becoming new Karma (this Decision process describes the impact of dwarf planet Orcus, which is Lit Up in the recent Vesta Station chart which is part of the 1 January 2020 complex).

For the 1 January 2020 chart, the chart for the “birth” of the Year and the Decade, we’ve already talked about the Station of dwarf planet Makemake, which symbolizes Manifestation.  To use it as an example, Makemake is Challenged (T-Squared) by our Held Emotions or Existing Karma (Jupiter-South Node), the Emotions we’d rather Die than Feel.  That’s not usually a Physical Death, though it certainly can be.  When we feel like “I’d rather Die!” we’re usually putting the emphasis on the  Die  part.  But it’s actually on the  I  part, because “I’d rather Die” is an Expression of the Need for an Ego Death, or a Molt of our Identity.

Ego Deaths are not pleasant, simply because we feel like we’re Dying, and in fact, We Are, because our Ego is who we Believe ourselves to Be, and when our Ego Dies, “We” Die.  When the process works, we Molt, the Sun comes back up and we become Reborn, after which we Identify as a New, more Comprehensive Ego.  Other than Feeling Dazed, we don’t usually conceptualize our Molts that way.  If we can possibly Reprogram ourself to Recognize the symptoms of Ego Death while we’re in the throes, and then Focus on Who We Might Become Later instead of How Miserable We Feel at that moment, we may be able to become Adept at the process, making Life incredibly Easier and more “Productive,” where by “Productive” we mean moving toward Enlightenment more expeditiously.

That doesn’t mean we can skip the Feeling Miserable part – we get to Rising Above Feeling Miserable only by Diving Deeply into it.  Only when we can be Neutral about All of our Emotions (including Arrogance), when we can Receive them as Information about what’s going on (e.g., Arrogance doesn’t mean we’ve become Enlightened, it means we’re being Overinflated), rather than Merging our Identity with our Emotions and/or becoming their Victim, only then will we approach the “Ascension” we Want for the Planet, and make our own effective Contribution to its Collective Energy.

For example, the Makemake/Manifestation Challenge that we talked about in the earlier post, had “something to do with” (Quincunx/Curiosity) Abuse and Privilege (Nessus).  So, maybe (Quincunx again) if we can’t extract ourself from Merging totally with our Abuse Memories and find our Observer Self to look back at ourself and Witness our Regressed and Present-Moment Emotions (perhaps by for instance, Poor-Sweethearting ourself, or using a trick like Asking what color is the wallpaper) and Accept these Emotions Compassionately and Fully, maybe we might make a Decision Never to Allow Ourselves to be Vulnerable again or something like that.

Well, a Decision or Vow like that, carried forward, will cause us to miss out on many of the best parts of Living.  Chances are, since Abuse has been a prominent characteristic of Huperity since the Beginning of Time, that was how we Created our Karma in the first place, eons ago.

Or, maybe rather than Feeling Gratitude for Good Fortune, we patted ourself on the back and Gloated about our Superiority, and we made a Decision that Ripping off our “Inferiors” was a great way to Enjoy Life, and got Attached to our Privilege.

Goddess Knows this is pretty much what’s been going on since the 1980s, with Hupers sorting themselves into the 1% and the 99%.  In the juxtaposition of Manifestation (Makemake) with Abuse/Privilege (Nessus), this Polarity may increase to the point of Breaking as we move into the new Decade.  What we need to do is maintain our Curiosity about it (Quincunx), rather than thinking we Know what’s going on.  If we can maintain Neutrality, we can Agitate for one side or the other (Equality or Superiority, Gratitude or Arrogance) without getting Attached to Outcomes.  We might even be able to seek Common Ground.

If you think Passion and Neutrality are oxymoronic, you’re stuck in “Left Brain” Duality.  It may be a Paradox to Live with both Passion and Neutrality dialed to a high level, but it’s not a Contradiction.  Contradictions exist only in Duality, and Reality is Multifarious and Unitary.

We say all this to introduce the fact that a second planet is also Stationary, the asteroid Klotho, which is about Starting a New TimeLine, where a TimeLine can be a Habit, a LifeTime, a job, a Relationship, or anything else that can be seen to have a Beginning and an Ending.  In our next installment we’ll look at the impact of the Klotho Station on 2020 and beyond.

2019 Q4 and 2020 Q1 Stations

October 16, 2019

Ontario.

Now that we have a “week off” more or less, let’s look at the remainder of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.  We’ll use several “shorthand” abbreviations or symbols…

  • Â.Mickie stands for asteroid Mickie
  • Ð.Goofy stands for dwarf planet Goofy
  • Š/ stands for Station, when a planet’s Energy is especially Strong
  • Î stands for Initiation of a New Cycle between two planets

Below we list only the Stations (plus one major Initiation), or the times when a planet’s Energy is Strongest and most Distinct or Identifiable.  When there are several planets Stationary at the same time, though, it will likely be hard to Distinguish the Separate Influence of each planet, because their Energies will be Merged.  When two planets are Stationary at the same time, it’s as if they’re Conjunct.

In general, we Experience the Energy of a Station before it happens, as the Energy Intensifies until it is “Complete” (the planet starts moving in the other Direction), and then it drops off rapidly.  In cases where we aren’t Neutral to the Energy, we may make Decisions about it, and those Decisions (Orcus) will carry the Energy over into the time following the Station, possibly even eventually Creating new Karma.

For instance, the Energy of asteroid Moira is about Fate and Choice – Fate in situations where our Karma is still Unconscious…

Someone else is doing something to me

and Choice in situations where we’ve brought the Karma into Consciousness…

Oh!  I’m really not Experiencing what they seem to be Doing, I’m Experiencing my own lifelong Habitual Reaction to it!  They don’t even know I’m here!

Once we’re Conscious, we can Choose to Respond Constructively, rather than Reacting from our Victimhood.

So if we’re Insulted or Angered by something someone Says or Does, and we don’t Realize that it’s our Button that’s been pushed, we might Decide that this person is not “on our side,” and make them (or worse, people like that) a Lifelong Enemy.  And if we stay in 3D (which is likely if we haven’t Cleared our Karma), we’re likely to continue the same Conflict into Other Lifetimes.  You can tie up all Deviations from Whirled Peas and all of World History in this simple wrapper, and there won’t be much left to Clean Up.

On the other hand, we might Feel Insulted or Angry, but if we Recognize that it’s our Feeling, we may Choose to Agree to Disagree, or even move to a different Meeting, but we won’t make it into a Capital Offense.

Rose Quartz.

There are a number of ways to guess how soon we’ll begin to Experience a Station before it’s Complete, but a useful rule of thumb is…

  • A week for the four outer planets, asteroid Bee-Zed, and the dwarf planets except dwarf planet Ceres (that is, everyone with orbits longer than ten years)
  • Several days for the three inner planets, the asteroids, and dwarf planet Ceres (orbits between one and ten years)
  • Since “Tropical” astrology (the kind we use) sees events from the Perspective of Earth, neither Earth nor Sun nor Moon are ever Stationary

We might also begin to Experience the Energy of the next Station as soon as the current Station is Complete.  Our General Sensitivity is obviously relevant.  And if a Station occurs on one of our natal planets, we’ll React more Strongly and probably sooner.

If we want an Astrological Rule rather than Empirical Guidance, the usual Sensitivity projects that the Impact begins when the Stationing planet is less than one Degree from its Exact Station.  However, some of the newer dwarf planets (such as Sedna) move less than one Degree in a year, which would mean they’re Always Stationary.  And yes, we can certainly interpret that to mean that Fear is Omnipresent, as was common Before the Current Era (ie, BCE or BC)!  If we’re in the Habit of Converting Fear to Power (with Kegels for instance), then this is a Powerful interpretation!

But using lengthy Stations can give us so much overlap that we’re never sure what’s happening.

Asteroids usually take about four days to move one Degree, but when they’re slowing down to Stop and Turn Around, they’ll be much slower.  For instance, rather than 23-26 October for the first Klotho Station, you might look at 11-26 October (the one-Degree range) instead, and Pay a lot more Attention if you have a natal planet near the Ides of Gemini.

Bottom Line, feel free to start my date ranges sooner.  But if you’re still Experiencing Strong Energy after the Station, in order to Avoid accumulating new Karma you want to look over the last several days to see if you’ve made any Decisions based on your Discomfort with the Energy of the Station.  If so, Own your Discomfort and Revert your Decisions.

Initiations are Conjunctions, and Conjunctions act like Stations in that we Experience the Energy increasing in Strength as the Exact Conjunction approaches, then it drops off rapidly, assuming we’ve Captured the available Learning to keep, and not the Energy.  Again, we want to Pay Attention to Discomfort before the Initiation, and Work on Ourself to Own and Revert if necessary after the Initiation.  What we Learn from any astroevent is ours to keep.  They’re all Teachers.

Initiations Differ from Conjunctions, however, in that they also Begin a new Cycle, and the Energy that’s Born at the Initiation – including your Reactions to and Learnings from the Initiation – will Endure on some level for the entire Cycle, whether the Cycle is Initiated by a New Moon (28 days) or by Saturn and Pluto (30-some years).

We’ve added a few words of preliminary interpretation, but of course the actual interpretation will flow from a chart drawn for the Station, which we don’t normally do till we’re getting close to the event.  The preliminary interpretation will probably hang True, but it may not be The Most Important interpretation.

The short interpretations below are Dimensions, not Directions. The Direction is up to us.  For instance, in the first few days of November Our Perspective on our Vitality may Improve or Decline.  If the latter, it’s Identifying Karma for us to Let Go Of.  If we Allow our Victimhood to Reinforce the Decline, we Lose.  If we Notice the Decline and Realize that we have the Power to Heal (Tapping, Poor-Sweethearting, PIAVAing, Plan-Executing, Invoking the Unseen Therapist, et al), we Win.

If Our Perspective on our Vitality Improves, Gratitude is Relevant.  You don’t want to use the Improvement to pad your Ego – it’s not your Ego that Heals, though it can certainly Catalyze Healing, and increasing Self-Love is always Valuable, but not for Cause.  If Self-Love depends on Cause, it will never become Unconditional.  Self-Love is the Natural Condition we Strive to Return to, and we can certainly Congratulate ourself for Work Well Done when we step in that Direction.  But it’s Grace that Heals, and to Welcome and Encourage Grace, lift out the “c” and drop in a “titud,” then give it plenty of Exercise.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

23-26 October – New Beginnings (Š/Â.Klotho 15 Gemini)

30 October-4 November – Our Perspective on our Vitality (Š/Mercury 28 Scorpio; Š/Ð.Varuna 4 Leo)

31 October-3 November – Obsolete Habits (Š/Â.Karma 20 Pisces)

16-22 November – Ending Emotional Flashbacks (Š/Ð.OR10 4 Pisces; Š/Ð.Nessus 9 Pisces; Š/Â.Atropos 7 Aries; Š/Mercury 12 Scorpio)

23-27 November – Confusion and Bliss (Š/Neptune 16 Pisces)

7-15 December – Sidestepping Bummers (Š/Ð.Orcus 13 Virgo; Š/Chiron 2 Aries; Š/Â.Lachesis 21 Leo)

26-29 December – Unconscious Beliefs (Š/Â.Vesta 13 Taurus)

30 December-6 January – New Creations (Š/Ð.Makemake 7 Libra; Š/Â.Klotho 5 Gemini)

6-12 January – Opening to Soul (Š/Ð.Eris 24 Aries; Š/Uranus 3 Taurus; Pluto Î Saturn)

13-17 January – Ego Death (Š/Â.Nemesis 27 Virgo)

20-26 January – Rebirth (Š/Ð.Haumea 28 Libra)

2-8 February – Mastering Fear (Š/Â.Sappho 16 Libra; Š/Â.Juno 22 Libra; Š/Ð.Sedna 27 Taurus)

16-17 February – Emotional Intelligence (Š/Mercury 13 Pisces).

25 February-1 March – Intuition Breakthrough (Š/Â.Bee-Zed 28 Sagittarius; Š/Ð.Asbolus 20 Gemini)

1-6 March – New Horizons (Š/Ð.Chaos 25 Gemini)

9-10 March – Social Intelligence (Š/Mercury 29 Aquarius).

19-25 March – Claiming Our Power (Š/Â.Moira 20 Scorpio; Š/Â.Lachesis 8 Leo)

25 March-3 April – Survival Breakthrough (Š/Ð.Ixion 1 Capricorn; Š/Ð.Pholus 5 Capricorn; Š/Ð.Quaoar 5 Capricorn)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

We aren’t adding the Moons and Sign Changes to this list, because they have different orientations in Time, and they would just make the list overlong.  The above are what we regard as The Most Important astroevents of the next six months.  We’ll table the Moons and Sign Changes separately, and maybe add the Out-of-Bounds periods, since the Moon starts going Out-of-Bounds in March for the first time in a decade.  Then if we get time, we can combine the lists to make a complete calendar.

Boundaries VIII

February 18, 2019

The Impact of New and Full Moons is Strongest during the two weeks or more following the event, while the Impact of Stations is maximum just before the Exact Station, plus at and after the Waxing Square following the Station.  For instance, Aletheia (Truth) is Stationary 23 February (the Exact Station occurs at 2:30 am PST), so if we generalize and say that a Station is likely to be felt for a week prior to the Event, then at the 19 February Full Moon we’re already Feeling Strong Truthiness from the Aletheia Station.

How much prior to a Station we Feel the Energy depends mostly on what else is going on, and also on our Sensitivity, and our Sensitivity to the specific Station (the Stationary planet may be Prominent in our natal chart, or the current Station may be Standing On one of our natal planets), and the general Strength of the planet.

If we guess that we might Feel a Station while the planet is within one Degree of its Exact Station, then that’s one day or more for Mercury or Venus, two days or more for Mars, four days or more for asteroids, and longer for the Outers.  The high-fliers like Sedna can take a couple of years to move one Degree.  On the other hand, when they do that they’re a long ways from Earth.  Does that make their Impact more Pervasive because it’s more Unconscious?  I don’t know, but I wouldn’t dismiss the hypothesis.

The Full Moon chart itself also highlights Aletheia, so Truthiness is a double whammy here.  And the Aletheia Station is less than two Degrees from Pallas (Boundaries), so we’re talking about Boundaries that Reflect our Heart and Soul.  Add to that the 18 February Station of Pallas, already Conjunct Aletheia, and our whammy is tripled.  So we have two Stations five days apart and two Degrees apart, occurring at a Strong Angle to the Full Moon, so Truthiness in Boundaries is very whammified.  Then, five days after the Aletheia Station, the 28 February Station of Veritas, which also Symbolizes Truth, happens – another whammy.

If we need a Distinction, we might propose that Aletheia (from Greek) represents the Truth of our Inner Female, and Veritas (from Latin) the Truth of our Inner Male.  Greek Culture is very Female, and they probably proposed the Patriarchy as a Reaction rather than as an Essence.  Roman Culture was very Masculine.  You can feel the Genders just by Saying the Words.  Veritas!  Aletheia!  John!  Marcia!

The 28 February Veritas Station, at 10 Scorpio, occurs quite near (in Degrees, not Signs, though they’re Trine) the 26 February Station of Moira (Choice) at 8 Cancer.  Moira was the Greek Goddess of Fate, and Fate happens to us when we’re Unconscious.  When we Wake Up to our Karmic Patterns, the equivalent of Fate is Choice, as once we’re sufficiently Conscious, we can Choose to Accept the Path of Least Resistance (Karma or Fate), or we can Choose to take a Road Less Traveled (by us at least).

And of course when we’re talking Fate, the Ancestors (ie, the Full Moon) are right in there Punching, as many of them are intimately involved with our Karma.  The result is that our Victim Postures are going to be Lit Up like hickeys for the next few weeks.  Which is fabulous, because the first week of March we get Slammed with Unlimited Potential (Chaos Station) and further Descent of Soul into Flesh (Uranus entering Taurus), so Clearing out all that Karmic Stuff will make much more Room for Soul and Miracle.

And bang in the middle of all the other late-February Action, dwarf planet Asbolus goes Stationary, on 27 February at 17 Gemini.  Asbolus represents Intuition, which means that our Inner Female is going to be right there at the Table checking off when our Ego is Naughty or Nice, and either Patting us on the back or Kicking our Ass as we Knock around like a Pinball from Karmic post to Fateful pillar, either Choosing Soulful and Heartful (and simultaneously Safe of course) Boundaries or Letting our “Head” Renegotiate our Treaties.

Busy Times, and it’s not common that astrology reinforces themes so thoroughly and at such length.  Its a Clear Sign that we need to Pay Attention and keep our eyes on the Truthy Ancestor-Boundary Ball, if for no other reason that we can short-circuit Lifetimes of Karma here, which we need to do if we are to reach 5D before the 3D Earth is vaporized by a Vogon Constructor Fleet.

Oh, and by the way, the Moon will be right in front of Aletheia when it’s Exactly Stationary – yet another whammy.  It’s our 3D Egos that are being Demolished by the Vogon Constructor Fleet!

Kegels 7

February 8, 2019

It’ll probably help to redraw the Sedna Station chart to emphasize the Grand Cross and Kites – even I had trouble following the lines in the Kegels 4 chart, and I drew it…

This chart makes the Haumea-Aletheia-Pallas Rebirth-Truth-Boundaries Finger of God stand out, and reveals that the Haumea-Aletheia-Pallas T-Square is really a Diamond Star, or Self-Resolving Challenge.  A Diamond Star happens when a T-Square and a Finger of God both point to the same place, because the base of the Finger of God (Sedna et al and Chiron) weaves a Nest of Grace (blue lines) under the T-Square, automatically Resolving the Challenge in it.

We can also see that the North Node corner of the Grand Cross (red box) is also a Diamond Star, with Klotho-Mercury (New Insights) and Ixion-Eurydike (Trusting our Forbidden Genius) forming the base of the North-Node Yod.  So we’re likely to gain Wisdom, or at least Information, about our Mission.

This chart also makes it more obvious that any time we find two interlocking Kites, only one corner of a Grand Sextile is missing.  The Vacancy in this Almost-Grand Sextile is 27 Leo, “The Luminescence of Dawn in the Eastern Sky.”  That’s Encouraging, suggesting that we’re getting close to Letting Go of the Darkness remaining in our 3D Worlds.

However, we need to Celebrate that this Energy has passed the Earth and is now following ‘Oumuamua back to Beetlegeese.  We don’t say this often enough, but in the short term, the Energy of planetary Stations and Angles generally increases up till the moment that the event is Exact, and then falls off rapidly.  However, and its a big However, we often Grasp the Energy and don’t Let Go of it.  That’s great when it’s a Positive and Productive Energy, it’s not so great when it’s a Bummer of one kind or another.

Generally, our Experience of a Sedna Station is likely to be closer to Bummer than Positive, unless and until we Harvest the Energy and Convert it from Fear to Power.  I mean, can you honestly say, yet, that you Love the Experience of Fear and Treasure it above all?  Eventually you will, but I’m guessing most of us are still Learning.

So, now that Sedna is happily on its way, it’s very Important to Review what’s going on for us.  Are we Worrying about anything?  Anxious about anything?  Scared about anything?  Those would be typical Sedna hangovers, and there’s a high probability that they’re Fake News.  Let It Go.  Tap It Out.  Shake It Off…

PIAVA What You Want instead.

Of course we all React and Respond Differently to events, but the next while should be a lot easier than the last while, as our next likely Difficult astroevents won’t be felt till mid-April.

Astroevent Clusters

December 28, 2018

We usually, for good reason, focus on the next astroevent upcoming, because that’s the one that usually has the Strongest Energy Field.  But that doesn’t mean that the astroevent that will follow behind it isn’t already impacting today’s Energy too.  In the Olde Days, before there were so many dwarf planets, we used to consider an astroevent to be Active when it was within one Degree of Sensitivity (or “Orb” as old-school astrologers call it).

But some of these new dwarves are so far out there that it takes years for them to travel one Degree!  What if we looked at the whole 3-12 January Cluster of astroevents as one event.  How much Sensitivity would we need?  Let’s look.  As of 28 December…

  • Lachesis (Choosing Timelines) is 38 Arcminutes from its 12 January Station – a little more than half a Degree
  • Eris (Revelation) is one Arcminute from its 10 January Station – one sixtieth of a Degree
  • Uranus (Soul) is two Arcminutes from its 6 January Station
  • Makemake (Manifestation) is less than one half Arcminute from its 3 January Station

So there’s no question that all these events are going on now.  We read them one or two at a time for convenience, not accuracy.  In fact, Sedna (Fear/Power) is only ten Arcminutes from its 1 February Station, and that’s five weeks away!  So keep in mind there’s an undercurrent of Fear and Power beneath everything we’ll be talking about here.

All of these are Stations, and when we’re Conscious about them, the impact of Stations increases up until the event is Exact, then it drops off sharply.  When we aren’t Conscious, we can Personalize the Energy of the event, and in some cases carry it with us for the rest of our Life and beyond.  Looking at Sedna, for instance, knowing it’s Lit Up, when we Sense Fear we’ll Respond, “Oh, there’s that Fear in the Air, what a great Opportunity to study how it Feels, how people React, how I would usually React, and how I might Respond – if I even need to do anything except Observe.”

If I didn’t know Sedna was Lit, I’d be more likely to think, “I’m Scared!  I must be Scared of such-and-such.  I better Protect myself from that.  Let me see, how can I do that…”  Well, of course there’s a Learning Curve, but Vulnerability is the best Protection there is, because with nothing to hide, there is no need for Protection.  So this Reaction would take us backwards.  And you can bet that virtually All of us have Karmic Habit Patterns to Armor ourself against Fear and Power.

So our non-Conscious Reaction actually cements our Karma in place more Strongly, rather than Liberating us.  Every Repetition of a Pattern makes it Stronger, Easier to Repeat, and Easier to Forget that it’s Karma and not “Just the Way Things Are.”  This is exactly how we got from Lemuria to our “Modern,” Limited, Shrinking World!  And exactly the Opposite of the kind of Patterns we Want to Research, Rehearse, and Repeat if we crave the Unlimited Effortless Collaborative Creative Flow of 5D or “Ascension.”

So let’s start our Adventure in Consciousness with Lachesis – Choosing Timelines.  Not Choosing our Timelines is synonymous with Karma.  So the first prerequisite for Choosing a New Timeline is Knowing that we have the Option to do so.  Knowing that Lachesis is Stationary or Strong will remind us of that.  The second prerequisite for Choosing a New Timeline is that we’re Aware that a Limiting Timeline is Karmic.  That’s not always evident.

One of the greatest tools we have for Breaking through that Paper Tiger, though, is Eris – Revelation.  Eris is about Becoming Conscious of what we’ve been In Denial about.  So the near-simultaneous Stations of Lachesis and Eris is a great boon for us.

(Another great tool for this is Orcus – Pattern-Breaking – but it isn’t Stationary till 23 May.  How far is it from its Station now?  Two Degrees.  Nothing like the Intimacy of our current Cluster, but not so far that we can’t Intend to Invoke it anyway.)

And of course the quintessential Pattern-Breaker is the Twelfth Harmonic or Unx Angle – “Unx” means one twelfth.  The Uranus Station, for instance, is Unx to both Chiron (Pain/Miracles) and Sedna (Fear/Power), so we can Trust that we can make great Progress Releasing our Karma, and getting closer to Identifying with our Soul, by Poor-Sweethearting our Fear!  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/)

Here’s a great Eris story…

“The thing that took three minutes thirty was programming the computer not to notice that it had noticed anything.

“It had to want not to know what Ford was up to, and then he could safely leave the computer to rationalize its own defenses against the information’s ever emerging.  It was a programming technique that had been reverse-engineered from the sort of psychotic mental blocks that otherwise perfectly normal people had been observed invariably to develop…

“The other minute was spent discovering that the computer system already had a mental block.  A big one.”  –Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless, p.91

So this is what we can count on Easily Manifesting over the next week (Makemake Stationary 3 January) – Breaking Out of our Karmic Limitations.  In the process, don’t forget to Focus on What You Want rather than What You Don’t Want.  You want to very quickly Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade any Negative Thoughts that arise this coming week, because we will be Learning Big Lessons about just how Powerful we are as Creators.  We just need to Formulate the Intention and Change the Subject, and we’re off!  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/)

One more thing.  The impact or New and Full Moons is Strongest in the two weeks following the event.  The 5 January Partial-Eclipse New Moon Conjoins asteroid Atropos – Endings.  Specifically, Ending Timelines.  That’ll create vacuums where New Timelines will be Easier to slide in.  Once you Discover that you no longer need an Old Timeline, don’t dwell on it.  Just Declare your Intention to Let It Go and Change the Subject.  (I try to Avoid “Releasing” anything because I don’t want the Universe thinking I want to Renew my Lease on it, so I stick with “Let It Go.”)

Wants, Mission, Compromise 3

June 16, 2018

Because they’re so close in Time, we really have to consider the 16 June Makemake Station and the 17 June Eris-Juno Initiation and the 18 June Neptune Station as all one astroevent.  They cover most of the Zodiac – with our minimal three-Degree Sensitivity they together span 0-6 and 14-27 Degrees, leaving only 7-13 and 28-29 bare.  With six Degrees of Sensitivity (or “Orb” if you speak astologuese), which we’d normally use for reviewing any new Project, including any Personal Rebirth, we cover all but a few Degrees of the Zodiacal Loop.

That means “Nobody Gets Out Alive,” if we’re talking about Egos – everyone gets Transformed to some degree this weekend.  So we’ve summarized the Makemake Station as The End of Self-Sabotage.  Let’s look at the 17 June Eris-Juno Initiation (9:30 pm PDT) before we try to combine the three events. 

Our favorite astroevents are Stations and Initiations, Stations because they Infuse our Planet with the Energy of the Stationary planet.  They’re when the Stationary planet is at its Strongest, and our best Opportunity to Learn about that planet.  Of course, when several big events Converge, we Learn more about the Convergence than about the Planet – this weekend we’re Learning more about Neptune-Makemake, with a big dash of Juno-Eris, than about either Neptune or Makemake.

We would Expect Neptune-Makemake to be slippery, as Neptune is slippery.  Most Important, Confusion is the first Stage of Growth.  Neptune represents Material Confusion but Spiritual Clarity.  Now, since Makemake is about Manifesting into Matter and Form, Material Confusion isn’t going to help us Learn much about Makemake – unless we have a very Open mind, a Cosmic sense of Humor, and use PIAVAs a lot.  Using PIAVAs a lot, we’re accustomed to Funhouse Mirrors (in the Pay Attention phase), where Distortions are our Teachers.

Let’s take an example.  We have our Lifelong Unsatisfied Longing.  We toggle, as we have all our Life, from “God I Want That” to “It’s Not Possible” and back again.  If you’re like me, you’ve been through that Fish-outa-Water flip-flop a couple of times already this weekend.  To be “jerked around by Reality” so frequently and violently would normally be Devastating.  But not this weekend, right?

First of all, we’ve gotten hip to our Chironean Victim that Believes itself to be “Jerked around by Reality,” and we’ve started to Take some Responsibility for it, Realizing that it’s our own Conflicting Unconscious or Semi-Conscious Desires and Goals that make it feel like we’re being Jerked around.  Which means that instead of Despairing about our Hopelessness, we’re instead a bit Dazed – Confused – by the Topsy-Turvy-ness of it all. 

Which is Exactly where we need to be, as in order to Grow, we need to regard Confusion as an Emotion to be Felt and Embraced exactly as it is, rather than as a Problem to be Solved.  We’ll Learn more about that, and about how it Relates to Curiosity, when we discuss the Yods and Fezzes in the Eris-Juno Initiation chart.  Curiosity, if we Enjoy it as an Emotion to be Felt and Embraced exactly as it is, rather than as a Problem to be Solved, is akin to Love, as both Eschew Judgment.  We all know that “the greatest of these is Love” – and Curiosity is only a step behind.

And second, we’ve gotten some Insight into the fact that our Lifelong Unsatisfied Longing isn’t just a Conundrum of our own making; it’s a nanoscale Reflection of a Millennia-Scale Shift that’s happening on this Planet.  The Frustration and Confusion aren’t just Yours – they’re Planetary.  As Below, So Above.  The Consciousness of the Planet, and of every Entity on it, is Evolving, and your Confusion and resulting Growth (if you can Avoid the Problem-to-be-Solved Reaction) are a tiny tiny but oh-so-Essential part of that Evolution.

And you may well have, at least on occasion, make the leap from Victim-of-Circumstances to Victim-of-Your-Own-Conflicting-Choices and on to “Oh Right, I Remember, That’s What I Came Here For!”  If you’ve read this far, you’re an “Old Soul” and a Healer.  The very Conundrum that has been so Confounding your Ego, is the very Planetary Issue that your Soul Chose to Take this Lifetime for, so you could Help the Planet Evolve.  You only need to “Unbecome everything that isn’t you so you can Become who you were meant to Be in the first place.

Which brings us to Initiations.  The Energies that bathe us Dance in Cycles.  If we use four planets, we have six Cycles.  Say we use Moon, Mars, Juno, and Pluto.  Then our Cycles are Moon-Mars, Moon-Juno, Moon-Pluto, Mars-Juno, Mars-Pluto, and Juno-Pluto.  Every time we start a new Cycle, we Change the Water – the Zeitgeist of the Energy that bathes us Changes.  Many people pay attention to Changes of Sign, when for example Sun leaves Gemini and enters Cancer.  That’s a similar kind of Change.

Since we usually pay attention to 44 planets, that’s a heck of a lot of Cycles – almost 2,000 of them I think, way too many to keep track of.  But the End of one Cycle and the Beginning of the Next is an important milestone, and fortunately some of the 2,000 Cycles only Change their Water at long intervals – for instance, the Neptune-Makemake Cycle lasts 51,000 years or so. 

So while we’ve had an unusually large number of New Cycles lately (as we’d Expect with the Planet Shifting so), there’s only one New Cycle starting this weekend.  Not counting the Moon Cycles, which we usually ignore because they last only a month – there’s a new Moon-Ceres Cycle starting this weekend too.  Since Moon symbolizes Authenticity and Ceres Sustainability, that’s actually important.

Ceres Initiates the Moon on 17 June at 7pm PDT in 26 Leo – “After the heavy storm, a rainbow.”  Sounds like the next month holds the Potential for a Pot O’Gold.

We refer to the Beginning of a New Cycle as an Initiation, because it’s as if the slower (more Powerful, from the Soul’s Perspective) planet delivers Shaktipat or an assignment to the faster (more Powerful, from the Ego’s Perspective) planet.  We interpret the nature of the Cycle from two sources – the Degree of the Initiation and its Sabian Symbol, and the chart of the Initiation.

So in our Moon-Ceres example, the Consciousness of Sustainability says to the Consciousness of Authenticity, “You’ve been working very hard, why don’t you take a month off and Enjoy the Beauty of what you’ve Created.”  Of course each of us shares a shard of the Consciousness of Sustainability and a shard of the Consciousness of Authenticity, so we Feel this Change through those Channels. 

As for the chart of the Initiation, it features Makemake and Neptune Stationary, and Eris Initiating Juno.  That’s a bit heavier, more like “Wow, this Cycle’s going to be a doozy.  By focusing on the Beauty of what you’ve Created, you’ll Manifest the Vibration that you Want.  It’s better to do this without direct Conscious Intention, so the Ego interferes less, as your Consciousness is due for Revelations that may feel like a Shock, and you don’t want to Resist.”

In the case of the more Profound (it spans eight years rather than one month) Eris-Juno Initiation at 9:30 pm PDT 17 June in 24 Aries, the Sabian Symbol is “Blown inward by the Wind, the curtains of an Open window take the shape of a Cornucopia.”  Which says to me that, if we can Avoid the Problem-to-Be-Solved Reaction to our Neptunian Confusion, we will be opening up to great Abundance around our Lifelong Unsatisfied Longing.  If you contemplate that for a few minutes, I’ll wager you’ll find that you already have.

By the way, when we’re referring to the Cycle, we put the faster (Ego) planet first, because it’s zipping ahead of the slower planet and in the process Acting Out the Cycle.  When we’re referring to the Initiation, we put the slower (Soul) planet first, because it’s the one providing the Shaktipat or assignment.  Of course which planet is Ego (faster) and which one Soul (slower) is relative; in the Moon-Ceres Cycle, Moon/Autheticity is Ego and Ceres/Sustainability is Soul, but in the Ceres-Jupiter Cycle, Sustainability represents Ego while Expansion/Jupiter plays the role of Soul.

Timelines III

January 24, 2018

On 23 January (9am PST) dwarf planet Haumea, which symbolizes Rebirth, reached its semiannual Peak of Influence, which is to say it Stood Still in the Sky.  The chart of its Station will take its place among the many charts vying to influence the next six months.

The Earth is still spinning, so nothing really Stands Still in the Sky, but if you take a snapshot every night at midnight (assuming you’re standing where the Stationary planet is in the Night Sky so the Sun doesn’t blot out your view of the Heavens), you’ll see that the planet really does Stand Still).  And of course the planet is still orbiting the Sun, so no planet really Stands Still.  But from our Perspective, as we also orbit the Sun, we “pass” each of the outer planets twice a year. 

That’s what astrology means by a Stationary planet.  “Tropical” astrology that is – Tropical astrology places planets in a chart relative to where the Sun is on the Northern Spring Equinox (the Aries Point or Cusp of Aries).  So the background stars shift a bit every year (about 50.4 arcseconds per year, one arcminute every 434.5 days or so, one Degree every 72 years or so).  So Tropical astrology is really based on the Seasons, not the Stars.

Of course, now the Seasons are Changing, with Spring coming a bit earlier every year.  I haven’t heard about anyone trying to adjust for that; for astrological purposes the “Spring Equinox” is defined as the moment when the Sun in the Sky stops moving toward the North Pole (or higher off the Southern Horizon at Noon than it was yesterday) and starts moving back toward the Equator (or lower in the Sky at Noon than yesterday).  So far that hasn’t Changed, but stay tuned…

The Haumea Station chart is another case of a Large-Scale Configuration with a zit on the side…

Here the main Configuration is a Yin Gate – a “Golden” (blue) Rectangle divided in two long-wise to give us dos equis verdes.  The Rectangle is “Golden” because the ratio of the lengths of the sides is the Golden Angle of Sacred Geometry fame.  A Yin Gate is a Mystery School that Challenges us to Accept Paradox as the Mystery that it is, without trying to “Resolve” Contradictions or otherwise reduce them to pedantic Either/Ors.  The mind is Dualistic, while Reality is Unitary and Multifarious, so any time we Limit ourselves to Either/Ors we aren’t actually looking at the World, just our 2D mental snapshot of it.  Say Cheese! 

Yin Gates provide the Opportunity to move beyond that Limit, if we’re capable of seizing it.  The basic Paradox here     is about Defending (Mars-Hopi) Fear (Sedna).  A good friend of mine is a rock climber who, when asked about the Terror, remarked matter-of-factly that he just Reframed it – “No, that’s not Fear, it’s Excitement.”  Well, okay. 

Active Respect for All Fears is what Mars-Hopi prescribes, as well as Consciousness that Fear is a gut Reaction to the places where our Respect for All Things fails. 

The “zit on the side” becomes the star of the show – Lachesis-Chiron.  Lachesis is the “Fate” who measures the length of the Timeline, and Chiron represents Despair and Miracle.  Of course we convert Despair into Miracles by Empathizing with our Despair, by Poor-Sweethearting for instance.  The worst kind of Despair is “Unconscious” Despair (where we don’t even consider that What We Want could evolve, because we can’t conceive of the Possibility that it could happen).  So, since we root for Consciousness over Fate, we’ll have Opportunities to Choose to Annul any Contracts that have led us toward Hopelessness.

We can be proactive about it – as Mars suggests – by examining any “Stops” we have between us and What We Want.  What is it that refuses to give us Permission to Receive it?  Maybe we Believe it would Hurt someone if we Got What We Want.  What if we could Get in a way that didn’t Hurt anyone?  I know, that’s not possible, is it.  But there is a way, it’s just Hidden.  You’ll need to PIAVA to find it.  Poor-Sweethearting your Hopelessness and Frustration will help too.

The Lachesis-Chiron pustule is the peak of a T-Square across the Ixion-Chaos Opposition.  So part of the Liberation from Despair for us will involve our Forbidden Genius, who’s familiar with territory far beyond what our usual Self knows.  Close your eyes and Feel around out there beyond the Edge of your World.  What’s the first thing that comes to mind. 

Maybe Scary, maybe so far “out of character” for you that you’re Overwhelmed.  Maybe it’s Exciting, but the Journey between here and there seems exhausting.  Kegel the Fear.  Imagine what you’d Do if you didn’t have to worry about staying “in character.”  Give yourself a Magic Carpet to get to Excitement.  These are Seeds you’re planting.  You don’t have to grow the Leaves, you just have to Water it – that is, spend some time Imagining what’s out there beyond the Edge of your World.

That’s two of the three Oppositions, Mars/Hopi to Sedna, and Chaos to Ixion.  The third is Stationary Haumea/Rebirth itself, Opposite to Uranus/Soul, Eris/Revelation, and Moira/Choice – or Fate, if we fail to Accept the Power to Choose.  Power is never Given, only Taken.  It’s hard to Imagine making Choices that we don’t know are Possibilities.  Spending time out there with Zaphod Beebelbrox’s Infinite Improbability Machine is useful.  Since on some level you do have at least a vague idea about What You Want, Imagination is at your Service.  If you dismiss it as Fantasy, all the better.

Given all the Nessus activity lately, some of us may Feel Cursed or Fated (Moira) to be forced to Uncover (Eris) Memories of Trauma that inhibit the Expression of our Soul Self (Uranus).  Others of us may Choose (Moira) to Invite such Memories into our Lives, in order to bring our Ego closer to our Soul.  The two situations may Feel the same.

Haumea Retrogrades over 26-24 Libra, repeating the territory we’ve covered since September 2017.  That’s the Cusp of the Leo portion of Libra, meaning that what we’re Learning here is how to be Fully Unabashedly ourSelf in our Relationships with Other.  We’ve had some Practice with that over the last few months; now we’ll get to Review and Debrief what we’ve Learned.  We don’t have to Push it; our final exams aren’t until August 2019.  Take your time, but get all the Practice you can.

Big Doin’s This Week I

September 3, 2017

As we indicated in our initial Calendar entry (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/test-ii/)…

We start with Mercury going Direct again on 5 September 2017 (4:30 am PDT) in the same Degree as the Eclipse, 29 Leo (“A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form”).

Then the Full Moon on 6 September (12 am PDT), on the Eurydike-Neptune Opposition (Trust Spirit) near the Virgo-Pisces Midpoint (which wouldn’t be a bad surrogate for Ego Death itself), which makes another Flying Squirrel Configuration ().

Then ten hours later Nemesis (Ego Death) goes Direct, at 22 Capricorn, followed fourteen hours after that by the Station of Ixion (Forbidden Genius) in 24 Sagittarius.  In these Degrees we unleash the same almost-Grand-Unx Pattern that we saw in the Saturn Station at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/eclipsalypse-iii/ .

I can usually tell when folks are agitated, because there are more visits to the Blog home page (rather than individual posts).  That doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment, which is an excellent sign.  Unless everyone is just out vacationing.  Ultimately we’re no different than the Critters, we get nervous just before an Earthquake, but unlike the Critters we just paper over our Instincts with Compulsive thoughts and Emotions, and Denial.  So when there’s more traffic on the home page I know it’s time to reorganize my Priorities and get to writing.

The coming several days look very serious to me. 

The threat of civil war in the US seems to have faded somewhat, apparently because the neo-Nazis have found themselves so outnumbered (they’d been Believing the Antichrist’s overuse of superlatives to describe the size of the throng of Ghouls behind him).  I’ve forgotten; can youalls remind me how to call Buffy?  And the Antichrist seems to have backed off its threat to default on US bonds, which would create the real possibility of throwing the World into economic chaos.  Not that this threat doesn’t remain with us daily; Denials are just easier this week than last.

Then there’s Global Balming, which pales beside the the Antichrist’s stoking of the US’s biggest export industry, Weapons.  Ten thousand deaths and seven million homeless – do you know which continent that’s happening on as we speak, in yet another proxy War that they’ve succeeded in keeping journalists away from?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/01/disaster-texas-america-britain-yemen

Folks in the US would behoove themselves by reading what their own Corporate-controlled media hides from them…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/02/socialism-young-americans-bernie-sanders

All that’s not a slam dunk, as the Antichrist’s Corruption of the US court system may well stop the current courts’ push to rectify twenty years of gerrymandering by the Republicrats, and Self-Interest (aka Jobs) combined with War on its own people (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/09/01/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-claim-that-a-violent-crime-wave-is-sweeping-the-nation/) may nullify the outnumbering of the Far Right.

And now the threat of Nuclear War seems to be very front-page.  We can only hope that Mo Rocca is right, that they haven’t given the Antichrist the real codes.

The coming several days look very serious to me. 

The 5 September (4:30 am PDT) Mercury (Communication) Station (Strength), in the same Degree as the Eclipse (Profound), is Conjunct (potentially indistinct from) Mars (potential Violence) and Atropos (Endings), and makes a T-Square (Challenge to Mastery) to the Opposition between Sedna (Fear) and Sappho (Self-Love). 

Which is to say, we may not be able to Distinguish between Strong Communication and Violence, which will be a Challenge to the ongoing Duality between Fear and Love.  Something is Ending, but we don’t know yet what it is (do we, Mr. Jones); we know that all this is a continuation of the Eclipse Energy, which was about a new Passion arising…

On “our” side is a Chiron  (Empathy Heals) Trine Bridge (Grace) across the Sedna-Sappho Opposition, and a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Blessing) between Mercury-Mars-Atropos, Uranus (the Individual Soal or True Self), and the Pholus-Quaoar-Galactic Center (Instructions from Galactic Headquarters to Take Responsibility for Improving Future Outcomes) Conjunction.

Which means that we can Expect Abundant Grace as long as we don’t duck our Responsibility to Speak Our Truth.

And a Major Tricolor (Call to Curiosity) forms across the Square (Challenge) from Pholus-Quaoar to Chiron (Pholus/Quaoar/Galactic Center-Square-Chiron-Quincunx-Mercury/Mars/Atropos-Trine-Pholus/Quaoar/Galactic Center).  The Tricolor suggests…

We have much to gain from PIAVAing something on the order of “I Wonder how to Lovingly and Gently Embrace the Pain that will likely arise when we Accept our Responsibility to Speak Our Truth.”  The subsequent Stations of Nemesis and Ixion suggest that it’s time for us to get serious about Embracing our Forbidden Genius, and that an Ego Death of some sort will probably be required.

Mercury backed across the space between 12 Virgo and 29 Leo.  These Degrees define a slow-moving, long-term Ego Death of the intellect, covering our Realization that we need to Molt (Triggered 24-28 July), our Searching and Fearless Inventory, Self-Forgiveness, and most of the process of Reconstructing a new Ego.  We’re going to be debriefing that process until 19 September.  The Eclipse was at 28:53 Leo, and Mercury backed up to 28:25.  Mercury crossed the Eclipse location at 10pm PDT 2 September, and will again at 2am PDT 8 September.