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4 July VII – Sedna in Real Time III and PIAVA

June 29, 2017

Laurel Asks…

“I’m a relatively new reader of your blog and find my spirit and curiosity expanding each time I read it.  I can’t quite figure out the acronym PIAVA.  Can you spell it out for me?  I want to learn and practice each step.  Thank you for all you do and share.”

Thanks for your note and kind words!  Please see…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/

for an overview, and…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/

for a list of all posts that describe elements of PIAVA.  For the especially useful Theta Healing method, see…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/theta/

For “Poor-Sweethearting,” see…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/

For any other terms that aren’t clear, see the “Categories” list on the right of the page at…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/ .

The Categories list doesn’t show up on individual posts such as…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/4-july-vii-sedna-in-real-time-ii/ .

If you still have questions of any sort, always feel free to Ask!  I answer all questions that I can find time to answer.

Cutting the Cloth V

March 15, 2017

I’m realizing this morning that most of the Poignant Vignettes that I’ve been Encountering for the last while have been about Boundaries – Episodes of Missed Opportunities when my Boundaries were too tight, or Feeling like I’d made a Fool of myself when my Boundaries were too loose.  

Remembering of course that the Fool is the symbol of Courage, the Courage to follow one’s Instincts, Intuition, and Yintegrity in circumstances where they Conflict with our “Rationality,” our Programming, and/or our Unconscious Beliefs.  These are the very circumstances where they’re most Valuable because they provide Opportunities for us to become Conscious of our Programming, our Unconscious Beliefs, and the Archetypes which Constrain us.

And bearing in mind what Jung said about the “Rational”: when we operate from the “Left-Brain” or Mindstuff, we’re likely to be cut off from our Emotions.  But our Values are embedded in our Emotions.  So if we are operating in accordance with our Either/Ors but contrary to our own Values, how “Rational” is that?

Which connects directly to the Full Moon’s Stellium consisting of Sun Conjunct Pallas (Boundaries), Chiron (Letting Go of Pain), and Moira (Fateaka our Karmic Archetypes).  As we mentioned last time (“IV”), this Stellium Trine-Bridges the Klotho-Sedna Yin Gate Opposition.

Moira and Pallas, whose Orbit lengths differ by only a month, have been traveling together since mid-February, and Pallas Initiates Moira in late April.  

Chiron Initiated Pallas at 8pm PDT 14 March at 25 Pisces, “Watching the very thin Moon Crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their respective projects” – that’s both prophetic and oxymoronic.  Prophetic arriving as it does right at our Big Rebirth (there’s no astrological correlation – this is purely a Cosmic Validation), and oxymoronic because the end of Pisces is the Balsamic period, or Endings, while the Sunset Crescent Moon signifies Beginnings.  Of course this is a Yin Gate, where Paradox is our Teacher.

Chiron Initiates Moira in the same 25-Pisces Degree on 19 March at 5am PDT…

The Bottom Line with this (Sun-) Pallas-Chiron-Moira Boundaries-Pain/Release-Fate conglomeration is all about Extricating ourselves from our Karmic Archetypes.  By Karmic in this context, I mean arising from other Lifetimes.  We are subject to “Fate” whenever we are a Captive of our Archetypes.  When we become Conscious of them and gain Choice, we can sidestep what would have been our “Fate.” 

We’ve often spoken of Chiron as “Despair and Miracles” – we abolish Despair when we Change our Perspective, for instance by stepping outside of our Attachment to the Emotion and Poor-Sweethearting ourself.  With the right Perspective, what was not possible under Despair becomes Miraculous when seen from the new Perspective.  That’s one of the biggest reasons we’re always suggesting that Additional Perspectives are always Valuable, no matter how Ridiculous or Contrary-to-our-Values-and-Beliefs they seem.

Not to mention that Judging any Perspective as “wrong” puts us out of Unconditional Love, and Unconditional Love is a prerequisite for “Ascending” to Living a Life of Collaboration and Cooperation and Respect for All Things and Shared Abundance rather than a Life of Competition, Success and Failure, Privilege and Abuse, and Greed.

As is our wont as Hupers, we’re more likely to seek Alternate Perspectives for Despair and gain Insight into our Archetypes when our Unconscious Patterns act as thumbscrews, than when they serve as forks and spoons.  All of our Archetypes are Consummate Skills, but it’s damn hard to eat soup with a fork.  Weight-loss aside, the Freedom to Choose appropriate tools for each task will give us the World.

Which brings us to the T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) to Jupiter-Haumea (Expansive Rebirth) from Pluto-Nemesis (Mandatory Ego Death) and Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs)… 

Now, the correlation between the Archetypes that Constrain you to React a certain way to more situations that appropriate, and your Unconscious Limiting Beliefs is very close to 100%.  These Archetypes and Beliefs create a Birdcage that keeps us Safe.  Safe according to the wishes of our Programmers.  Some of our Programmers really were looking out for us, though they usually Programmed our Limits to be what they felt would be Safe, rather than inquiring what we would have wanted in the way of Safety – not that we could have communicated that if they’d asked.  

And some of our Programmers were just running their own Control Trip, and needed us to be a certain way so they could Feel Safe; didn’t matter what we Felt.  Like the Googles and Facebooks of the World, harvesting our personal information so they can sell it to the people who want to use it to harvest our Money and Energy.  And the Monsantos and Dows and Bayers who would have us Believe that their profitable Poisons are “good for us.”  Awareness, without Judgment, K?  Preferences, yes.

So what are some of our Beliefs that aren’t Serving us, that are keeping us in Bondage?  Maybe…

  • There isn’t enough Money [Food, Shelter, Love, etc] for everyone
  • I’ll be Greedy or Selfish – or even Evil – if I Want More
  • This Health Thing could kill me if I’m not careful
  • If I get what I Want, it will make Others very unhappy
  • This Planet is Limited, and we’re Destroying what there Is of it
  • What do I need to do to get People to like me
  • I’m not Enough
  • There isn’t enough Time for everything

A long time ago Seth told us that our Personal History was a good illustration of our Unconscious Beliefs.  We’ve already Cleared a lot of it, haven’t we.  But if we’re still Manifesting Limitation or Efforting to Create More, then we still have Unconscious Limiting Beliefs to Clear.  Sometimes it’s Enough to just have a flash of Insight and Realize that we do have a Limiting Belief, and that’s enough to lever it into Consciousness where we can make Choices we’d Enjoy. 

For instance, today…

  • Sun-Pallas-Chiron-Moira is Triseptile (the Moment for Miracles) to Jupiter-Haumea
  • Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) makes a Mjolnir (Epiphany) to the Square between Jupiter-Haumea and Vesta
  • Aletheia (Truth) makes a Mjolnir to the Square between Jupiter-Haumea and Pluto-Nemesis

Often though we need to add some Effort to stir the batter.  Manifestation occurs when we Focus our Energy, and what we Focus upon is what gets Created.  That’s True whether our Focus is Conscious or Unconscious, Positive or Negative.  An easy way to start shifting our Focus is to Consciously Revert any Unconscious Belief we suspect we may have.  For instance, we could Meditate upon or PIAVA

  • Imagine what it would be like if Everyone Shared All of the [Money, Food, Shelter, Love, etc]
  • Even though I Feel Greedy, Selfish, or Evil, I Love and Accept Myself Fully (while Tapping of course)
  • I Wonder if Feeling Soft and Warm and Loving toward this Health Thing would make it better
  • What if I got What I Want and Others get What They Want too
  • Nature knows how to Create Miracles – She does it every day
  • Even though I Feel Inadequate, I Deeply and Completely Love and Accept Myself
  • I have All the Time in the World

Don’t hesitate to PIAVA Contradictions, because there are no Contradictions in the Real World.  Only the mind is Dualistic, the Real World is Unitary and Multifarious.   Contradiction is always in the mind of the Observer, never a property of the Observed.

Cutting the Cloth

March 9, 2017

The asteroid Klotho is about setting up a new Timeline – a new Incarnation or a Walk-In or a new Ego-Lifetime.  Those of you with Strong natal Angles to your Nodes, Strong natal Pluto, or Strong natal Haumea – astrocharacteristics indicating that you are likely to squeeze several to many Lifetimes into one Incarnation by frequently Rebirthing yourself – will understand exactly what I mean by a new Ego-Lifetime.  If you’re still hanging out with your buds from secondary school, maybe not so much, unless you’re very Extroverted and very Self-Sovereign. 

However, Klotho does turn Retrograde for four months every year and a half or so, so to some degree we all have an Ego Turnover, so to speak, every few years.  The critical question is, who’s Observing.  If a person Operates totally from the Ego, they’ll Experience a small-to-medium Death, then claw their way back to Life.  If a person Operates without Self-Sovereignty, it will just feel more Confusing than usual (an Opportunity to break free from the Codependence Archetype).  If a person Operates from the Soul, they’ll just turn a page in their journal.  

There are a zillion intermediate Viewpoints somewhere between the Ego and the Soul, that a person can stand on.  From these standpoints, we’ll just Observe the usual Confusion-Surrender-Revelation-Reboot progression of Identity Molt, with varying degrees of Existential Angst.

Which is where we are today, just about to “Descend” into an Identity-Molt, as Klotho Stands Still and turns Retrograde on 14 March (4am PDT).  Its Shadow Period (the span of its Retrogradation) spans mid-December through early October, and 11-27 of Scorpio.  During this span it crosses Sappho (Self-Love) once and Sedna (Fear and Anger) thrice.  We’re familiar with this because it’s the Yin Gate we’ve been working with. 

Klotho’s Tryst with Sappho (via Conjunction, using three Degrees of Sensitivity) occurred between mid-September and early March (Initiation 27 January).

Klotho Dances (via Opposition, again using three Degrees of Sensitivity) with Sedna from early February through late April (Can-Opener 19 February, Exposition 4 April) and again from mid-September to mid-October (Confidence-Builder 2 October).

The Bottom Line is that our Opportunity to Ground our new Timeline in Self-Love spanned most of February and the first week of March.  During February we had the additional Opportunity to Embrace the Truth of our Unconscious Fear and Anger, as asteroid Aletheia joined the Sappho-Klotho-Sedna Yin Gate.  Aletheia has now moved on, but it’s still Opposing Sappho – so we’re still Exploring the Truth of our Self-Love.

That leaves the Yin Gate as “just” Klotho-Sedna, or the Temptation to Build a new Timeline Founded on Fear and Anger.  If you doubt that, just turn on the news.  So Choice awaits us between now and October as Klotho reconsiders its Shadow Period, crosses your Scorpio planets between 11 and 27 Degrees, Squares your Leo and Aquarius planets in the same span, and Opposes your natal Taurus planets there.  Do we Choose Soul-Enhancing Love, as Michael Roads always urges us to do, or do we succumb to Ego-Fortifying Anger or Karma-Reinforcing Fear?  

http://danielscranton.com/5d-is-within-you-∞archangel-michael-2/

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/earths-school-of-universal-knowing-our.html

Winding Down the Industrial Era

February 19, 2017

We’ve been spending a lot of time on YintegrityPIAVAing, Dropping our Masks, Recovering our Genius, Getting Reborn by Working with our Fear, and other processes that have dominated the Decade and the last several months.  In the last post we footnoted a small part of the background for these Changes, namely the new Chiron-Neptune province we entered ten years ago.  Now let’s back out more and look at the scale of Centuries.

It won’t hurt to review the birth chart of the Current Century.  

And one of the more important Century-scale Cycles, in terms of impacting our daily lives, is the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle.  Jupiter-Saturn means Expansion-Contraction, and among other things it’s a poster child for the Political Economy we live under.  The critical piece of information that the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle provides, is that

Like Karma, the Industrial Era is dead meat, and we need to figure out which Assumptions, Trances, Habits, and Archetypes that soak up our Free Will are artifacts of the Industrial Era, because all of those are obsolete, and will rapidly become a lot more self-sabotaging than they already are.

One of the most obvious artifacts of the Industrial Era is Money.  Money is older than Industrialism, but before we were Industrialized, most of us lived by Barter and Community and Foraging (including Gleaning).  By now we’re Hypnotized to Believe that Money is necessary – even Archangel Michael says so.  I’ve been Imagining Survival and Abundance without Money, and it’s very difficult to do – there’s pretty much a blank space there.  It also triggers my Worthiness and Deservingness Issues, and my Hesitation to Receive, as I fill in the blank as a Mendicant (in other cultures a very noble profession); Work to be done.

Dana, one of our favorite Druids, gives us a well-considered review of Money and Time.  It’s long, but well worth at least skimming. because she covers a lot of ground and brings up many timely Issues…

https://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/slowing-down-the-druid-way-part-ii-relationships-of-work-and-time/

In the US, it seems that the first question people ask is, ‘what do you do?’  When they say that, of course, they are not talking about how you spend your leisure time, but rather, the work that you do for pay.  This is the most defining characteristic of modern lives–because this is tied to the thing our culture holds as most sacred: money.”

An aside – one of my favorite cartoons (I’ve forgotten the name of the cartoon, alas) is about a househusband, who, when asked “What do you do?” would reply, “About what?”  Dana continues…

“Money is the only metric that has any real value and the pursuit of money drives all else.  If you aren’t working in the workforce earning pay, either the work are doing is devalued (as any stay-at-home parent can attest) or there is something very wrong with you (as in, why aren’t you out there earning money?).  This current economic system, driven by industrial mindsets surrounding profit and efficiency, gives us a rather poor metric through which to measure ourselves and our value.

If you got into that, which was part II, here’s part I…

https://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/slowing-down-the-druid-way-a-history-of-time/

And a short excerpt from it…

Understanding more about this system, and its history, is critical to all of us as we work to respond to the current industrial age, but as we begin to put in place new systems that will help replace this age and transition us back to nature-oriented living.  And the key here is transitioning in a way that allows us to thrive: to be healthy (including well rested), happy, be able to take care of some of our own needs, and to work with the land to create abundance and joy in our own lives.  So now, let’s take a look at our relationship to time in the broadest view, that is, over hundreds of years of human living.

One of the so-called promises of industrialization and consumerism is the idea that things are ‘better’ or ‘easier’ for us now that machines and fossil fuels do so many things.  We are told, explicitly as children in school, that we are better off, that we work less than our ancestors, have better lives, and largely benefit from the technologies and goods.  Our ancestors of the distant past had hard lives of filth and toil, and we have somehow risen above this.  This is one of the cores of the myth of progress: that our lives are better than our ancestors because of our ‘progress’ as a civilization.” 

Astrologically, the Industrial Era spanned 180 years while the Saturn-Jupiter Initiations were in Earth Signs, 1800 till 1980.  Once the “personal computer” was “coincidentally” released, we had a twenty-year preview of the Digital Age that will fully occupy 2021-2200, while the Saturn-Jupiter Initiations are in Air Signs.  “Coincidentally,” the Digital-Age preview ended with the Dot-Com Crash in 2000.  The twenty years after that are about scavenging what we still find useful from the Industrial Era, before we lose it entirely.

For instance, while most people may not realize it, the Elites have already taken Money away.  We can still hoard folding cash, but there are efforts to make that useless as well – as if Inflation won’t make it valueless before you need it.  When you give your Money to a bank, it’s now their Money.  Legally, you’ve loaned it to them, and they can do with it whatever they want.  As long as the game remains cordial, and you don’t want too much of it back at once, you can get it back.  For now.  So we’re well advised to get comfortable with alternatives to Money, whatever that might be.

Time is a whole ‘nother issue.  Time is Elastic and Nonlinear.  You can be forty years old one minute, six years old the next, then visit another Lifetime, then go back to the Helplessness of the Preverbal a minute later.  You can stretch it out like a rubber band and make it crawl like a Snail (with Kegels for instance, or by doing one of those Bullshit Jobs), or make it race like Roadrunner, or both at the same time – how does Time pass for you while you’re Making Love?  And we’re only talking about Linear Time!  It makes a big difference whether You Have Time or Time Has You.  And what does Joy have to do with it, anyway?  

How often do you PIAVA about Time and how you’d like to Experience it?

Nicole has a good review of this week’s Time…

https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2017/02/20/why-you-need-time-for-yourself-this-week-monday-oracle-20-february-2017/

Communique From HQ 1

December 17, 2016

The Centaur Pholus was a busy fellow.  He was sort of a bigwig among the Centaurs, and during his Big Story, he was airbnb-ing Hercules while the latter was out hunting down everybody who was anybody in the Matriarchy.  While Pholus was out, Herk rummaged around in Pholus’s stash and found the Sacred Wine that had been put in Pholus’s charge.  Well, Herk popped the cork and helped himself, and the other Centaurs could smell the Sacred Wine a mile away and charged into Pholus’s digs.  In the resulting riot, Hercules killed many Centaurs, and wounded Chiron.  After the riot, while preparing Centaurs for burial, Pholus was killed when he pricked himself with one of Hercules’s poison arrows.

So if we’re looking to Blame, Pholus’s Death was caused by Hercules’s theft, though Herk wasn’t the one who actually “pulled the trigger.”  It was more of a negligent homicide, though we could also think of it as an armed robbery of sorts, and in many locales, if someone gets killed as a result of an armed robbery, I belief an ambitious prosecutor could charge Herk with murder.

If we look to Responsibility on the other hand – how to change future outcomes for the better – what do we find?  Pholus and Hercules were friends, so Pholus perhaps should have known that Herk was a lush.  If Pholus had kept his stash hidden or securely locked up, we could have avoided the whole sordid affair.  So we think of the astrological Pholus as having to do with Taking Full Responsibility For or Being Fully Responsible To, with the caveat that we aren’t talking about Blame.

For the next few days, Pholus is the Star of the Show.  The Galactic Center (aka Headquarters) Initiated Pholus in early February 2016, and they Conjoined again in mid-May.  Got any leftover Unfinished Business from those dates?  It could be pretty important to tidy up any loose ends around it.  Interesting timing for the US Electoral College.  Was there anything stolen around that?

As you can see in the calendar below, we still have a lot to cover; in Purple,

  • The influence of Quaoar (He Who Provides the Technology for Survival
  • The Solstice (The Results of our Pholus Drama are with us for a Year)  

And 

  • The Green (The Most Important Thing is to Let Go of our old Limited notions about Healing and about Possibility
  • and Blue (Having Healed a Load of our History with Abuse and Limitation, we’re Free to Manifest Abundantly)

Energies are already well within our range of Sensitivity.

  • 15 December:
    • 10am PST Varuna returns to Cancer
    • 1pm PST Ixion Initiates Sun, 25 Sagittarius
  • 18 December:
    • 6am PST Pholus Initiates Sun, 28 Sagittarius, An old bridge.
    • 7am PST Galactic Center Initiates Sun, 28 Sagittarius
  • 19 December, 1pm PST Pholus Conjunct Galactic Center
  • 20 December, 5am PST Quaoar Initiates Sun, 30 Sagittarius
  • 21 December, 3am PST Solstice
  • 22 December: OR10 (11am PST) and Nessus (2pm PST) Initiate Mars, 3 Pisces
  • 25 December, 6pm PST Hylonome Initiates Sun, 5 Capricorn
  • 26 December, 11am PST Jupiter Opposite Uranus, 21 Libra-Aries
  • 27 December:
    • 4am PST Saturn Initiates Nemesis, 21 Sagittarius
    • noon PST Nemesis Square Chiron, 21 Sagittarius-Pisces
    • 5pm PST Nemesis Opposite Chaos, 22 Sagittarius-Gemini
  • 28 December: 
    • 2pm PST Saturn Waning Square Chiron, 22 Sagittarius-Pisces
    • 9pm PST Saturn Opposite Chaos, 22 Sagittarius-Gemini
    • 11pm PST New Moon, 8 Capricorn
  • 29 December: 
    • 2am PST Uranus Stationary Direct, 21 Aries
    • 7am PST Chiron Waning Square Chaos, 22 Pisces-Gemini
    • 7pm PST Chariklo Initiates Sun, 9 Capricorn
  • 1 January 2017, 12am PST (!) Makemake Stationary Retrograde, 4 Libra

The Yin Gate and PIAVAs

December 2, 2016

Except for posts where I forgot to add the Category, everything we’ve written about the Yin Gate can be found at 

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/yin-gate/

The best summary among those articles is probably…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/portal-18-10-part-1/

and the geometry of the Yin Gate Configuration is illustrated at…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/full-moon-yin-gate-and-portal-7-5-15/

The Yin Gate is a special case of the Golden Rectangle, which is the blue rectangle in the picture.  Blue lines represent Energies of Grace or Ease.  This particular blue rectangle is called “Golden” because the ratio of the length of the long lines to the length of the short lines is the “Golden Ratio” (~1.618 to 1.000).  That ratio is called “Golden” because it is found everywhere in Nature – among tree branches, among leaves, among veins in leaves, among bones and vessels and nerves in Critters, in Crystals, in molecular structure, etc.,  etc.

We might also encounter it as the “Golden Angle” (360 Degrees divided by 1.618 or 222.5 Degrees).  We’ve written about that Angle in astrology, at 

http://www.jbuss.com/jbl4/bluemoon204.htm

We focus our astrological Attention on the Angles between planets because the Angles between them indicate the sort of Energy the planets Act Out through their combinations.  The Signs in astrology represent Flavors of Expression, the Houses represent Material Manifestation Styles, and the Angles (“Aspects” in astrologuese) represent Energies.  We happen to believe that the Essence of the Universe is Energy; Matter is just a side effect.  So we focus on the Angles – the Energies.

We differentiate the sort of Curiosity that seeks Answers from the sort of Curiosity that’s Perpetual.  Perpetual Curiosity is akin to Awe and Wonder, like the Awe and Wonder you can see in the eyes of a Newborn when they’re Safe, or what you’re likely to Feel during a Total Solar Eclipse.  We focus on Perpetual Curiosity because it Allows us to escape from our Birdcages.  

When we Understand, we create a box or a Cage to put ourselves in.  We do it for Safety.  Just as an example, suppose you’re walking down the sidewalk of a road that has curves in it.  At some points in the curve, cars will appear to be coming directly at you.  Do you leap out of the way every time this happens?  No, because your Understanding tells you that the driver will follow the road rather than go straight ahead and run over you.

This saves you from burning out your adrenals every time you go for a short walk, and keeps your clothes and shoes tidy because you spend less time in the shrubbery.  Now, once you encounter a driver who’s composing a text on their cellphone instead of paying Attention to the road, then, once you get out of the hospital, if you do, you’re going to recognize that your Birdcage needs to have some of its bars adjusted.  This is the Danger of Understanding; it works till it doesn’t.

When we study the metaphysical Universe, Understanding is constantly in our way.  The more we Feel Safe about our Understanding, the more Danger we’re in, physically.  Of course there’s no metaphysical Danger; cars can’t put Souls in the hospital, as much as they Enjoy the game of trying.  Or so we Understand.  

There are things we Knowa priori.  These things don’t come from the mind’s Understanding, they come from the Heart’s Knowing.  Understanding is Dangerously subject to mass hypnosis and a slavish Devotion to Logic and Pleasing.  While everyone focuses on what’s Logical, they seldom mention that Logic is irrelevant when you Change the Assumptions.  Without specific and carefully specified Assumptions, Logic is nothing but propaganda, also often known as Bullshit.  And while everyone focuses on Pleasing and Conforming, they seldom mention that it freezes off your Creative Genius as if it was a wart.

We were all raised to Understand (and sometimes follow) reasonable Limits of socially acceptable – in our Culture and in our family – behavior, thoughts, and Emotional Expression.  Maturity it’s known as, and you’ll look long and hard to find folks who Understand that Maturity is propaganda.  This is called our “Programming,” and it’s not easy to break out of.

There are places for all of us where our Programming and our Heart’s Knowing don’t jive with one another.  Self-Sabotage is the result.  Deprogramming ourself and eliminating Self-Sabotage is a worthy goal of astrology, since your natal chart shows how you ran your Energy before you were Programmed to Conform to socially acceptable Understanding.

Which is not to say that many forms of social standards aren’t very handy – no one needs to be murdered while just walking down the street because someone’s Deprogrammed self thought it would be kicks, or because their Emotional Response to Fear was to strike out.  On the other hand, the Heart’s Knowing is far less likely to be murderous than, say, the mind’s Ideals or the Solar Plexus’s or Belly’s Emotions, so Deprogramming to the Heart’s Knowing is not in general anti-social.  

The mind doesn’t know that everyone’s Heart’s Knowing is different from everyone else’s.  The Heart does Know this, and accepts it Fully.  “Don’t bother me with the Facts” is completely legitimate when it’s the Heart that’s speaking.  When it’s the mind’s Ideology that’s speaking, it’s rhetoric and propaganda.

All this is a long way of saying that the emphasis in a Yin Gate is on the green Xes, and the green lines represent Curiosity, hopefully Perpetual Curiosity.  Perpetual Curiosity is Yin (Magnetic); Understanding is Yang (Dynamic).  An important facet of Perpetual Curiosity is Paradox – the Yin side of Contradiction.  The mind is Dualistic; the Universe is Multifarious and Unitary.  Dualistic Either/Ors Limit us; Multifarious Both/Ands Expand us.

So the mind has to be retrained to simultaneously accept what appear to be Mutually Contradictory ideas or Emotions.  We sometimes refer to this as “Cognitive Dissonance,” after Castaneda, but the term is sometimes used differently by others.  For instance, can your Attention be simultaneously within your Body and outside of your Body?  Attention is the scarcest “commodity” we have; if we can retrain our Attention to be Multifarious, we’ll be Living much more fully, living more Multidimensionally.

That’s our Objective, to be as Present as we can, to as much of Reality as we can, as much of the Time as we can.  

We recognize that the Logical mind can not take us there, so we use “Right-brain” or Yin Manifestation techniques, which we call PIAVA.  If you’re at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/ (as opposed to pointing at one of the articles) you can scroll down to the list of Categories (in the right-hand column) and click on “PIAVA,” or you can just read…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/piava-review/

for a more concise review.

This is important because only the “Right” brain can access Perpetual Curiosity.  While we could use any of the PIAVA techniques to address one of the green lines in the Yin Gate, we often use Wonder.  

In astrologese the green lines are called “Quincunxes” – an “Unx” is one twelfth, and “Quin” means five – so we’re looking at an Angular relationship between planets where one planet is five twelfths of the way ’round the Zodiac from the other planet.  (We often use this type and indentation for technical astrological notes.)

In the particular Yin Gate that Blesses us as we speak here in early December 2016, the four green lines connect…

  • (1) Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) to Chaos (Unlimited Potential) – the format is “planet (meaning)”.
  • (2) Haumea (Rebirth) to Sedna (Embracing Fear).
  • (3) Ixion-Pholus (Recovering our Abandoned Genius) to Sedna (Embracing Fear).
  • (4) Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) to Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (Memories of Deviation from, or Rejection of, our True Self).

So the way this Yin Gate Mystery School game is played, you can assign a PIAVA of your Choosing to each of the four green lines, assembling your PIAVAs using as building blocks the meanings of the planets (given above in parens) and relevance to your own Life at the moment.  For instance, I might Choose…

  • (1) “I Wonder what Potential Surprising new ways I will Create or be Given, to Survive and Thrive in the face of Cultural Collapse, when I am more fully Deprogrammed.”  (ie, Self-Sovereign, rather than being Driven by Unconscious Programming.)
  • (2) “God, Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that my Ego be Gently revamped so that my first Instinct is to Embrace Fear Lovingly, Breathing into it.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done…  Thank You, God/Goddess…  Show me…”   (This is a specific Ritual format; see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/piavac/ .  By Ritual, I simply mean that there’s Power in Repetition; I don’t mean that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to do it.  The Ritual portions are in purple.)
  • (3) “Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to a  Loving and Gentle introduction to the Fears that Restrain my Unique Creative Genius, and please Remove All Obstacles to my Lovingly and Gently Embracing those Fears and Liberating my Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talents, and Fabulosity.  Thank you, Ganeshi!”  (Another Ritual form, less structured than the first; see https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/17297.Marianne_Williamson .)
  • (4) “Great Spirit, please Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely grant me the Self-Sovereignty to Let Go of of Self-Sabotage and Fully and Permanently Embrace my True Self.” (Here I’ve put the adverbly clause in purple to emphasize it, because it’s a very useful addition to most PIAVAs, in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the “Healing Crisis” or Ego’s Resistance to Change, without hampering the Request.  We’re courting Ego Death here, and the Organism has a very deep Drive to Survive; the Ego’s job is to keep the Soul’s Physical Vehicle Alive, and it Reacts Vigorously to threats!)

 There are a couple of ancillary “Rituals” or suggested additions to the PIAVA process.  The process is designed to Trigger the Intuition and Soul-Connection, so to use it we have to get the mind and its Birdcage of Understanding out of the way.  To do that we “Change the Subject,” or do our best to forget that (and what) we just PIAVAed.  

Test this with your lost car-keys or anything else that you’ve misplaced or that has gone Walkabout.  If you “look everywhere” for them and can’t find them, PIAVA to find them.  When you Change the Subject, you’re very likely to “happen upon them” in a place where you never would have “thought” to look.

Yesterday for instance when I came in from Gardening I noticed that my new clippers weren’t where I have become accustomed to putting them.  I often set a tool down in the Garden and then forget to return for it.  So I checked the other places I may have put it, then retraced my paths through the Garden as best I could remember.  No clippers.  So finally I asked Ganeshi to “Remove All Obstacles” to finding my clippers.  Almost immediately I had a clear picture in my mind’s eye of the clippers slipping to the bottom of the box that I was putting my harvested Nettles into.  Clippers found, Soup delicious.

The general observation is that when we have no Unconscious blocks to a Manifestation, the Universe will Respond directly to a PIAVA.  When we do have Unconscious blocks, or Conflicting Goals, the Universe will show us the blocks instead.  It uses the Fisherperson example – give someone a Fish, and they’ll eat; teach someone how to Fish, and they’ll sit around in the boat drinking beer all afternoon, then maybe they’ll get to eat, if the ballgame didn’t scare away the fish.

So the third part of the PIAVA process is, after a suitable hiatus, “Paying Attention.”  If we haven’t directly Manifested what we PIAVAed, or gotten some useful information about it, within a day or two, we want to review what we PIAVAed while we Ask what occurred, between the PIAVA and the review, that was Unusual or Unexpected.  That will be a clue to our block or Conflicting Goal(s).  Since the blocks and Goals are likely to be Unconscious, the clue will probably be in the form of a riddle or a funhouse mirror, a role reversal, or another befuddlement.

So we may have to PIAVA that we come to Understand the relationship between the original PIAVA and the Unusual or Unexpected Event.  For instance, suppose you PIAVAed World Peace and Equal Rights, and the next day your fellow countrypersons elected a Misogynist and Racist to be your Fearsome Leader.  “Great Spirit, what the heck does that say about the sort of Self-Sabotages the Unconscious might be perpetrating to World Peace and Equal Rights?”  

And off we go from there, Exploring the Unconscious Wilderness…

1 December and the Angels

December 1, 2016

Today’s chart looks a lot like the New Moon chart from a couple of days ago.  The

  • (1) Big Learning-to-Embrace-Fear Opportunity (Grand Quintile), the
  • (2) Abandoned-Genius-Recovery Mystery School (Yin Gate), and the
  • (3) Great Grace around Trust (Grand Sextile)

Configurations all remain, with their flood of Ten Thousand Vignettes and no shortage of Ego Deaths.  It’s a busy month.  

In the first week or so…

  • (4) Expect the Ten Thousand Vignettes to continue to Expand greatly, in service of the continuing Removal of our Masks.
  • (5) Our Opportunity/Challenge to Let Go of obsolete Oaths, Promises, stuck Patterns, and Limiting Beliefs is much enhanced by the Station of dwarf planet Orcus.
  • (6) Our Trust issues become more obvious; if we Remember that we’re immortal Souls taking a vacation in a physical Body, it might make Trust easier – the Soul is invulnerable, though if We-as-a-Body Forget our Soul-Self too much we can miss the Cmail* requesting that we check in for our return flight, extending our vacation more than we’ll Enjoy.         (*Channeled message) 
  • (7) We’re working on our article on Lunar Emotional Energy as the glue that holds Matter together.  The theme runs a lot like this:  It’s Passion that drives Manifestation, but it’s the combination of Conscious Passion and Unconscious Passion that does the work.  As we Unify these two, Manifestation becomes more Effortless.  In early December there’s a big push toward making our Mask Removal Permanent, an essential step toward Integrating our Passions and eliminating Self-Sabotage.
  • (8) Think about how the last week or two have been very different in your Life.  Seeing more Mysterious movements out of the corner of your eye?  Obvious signs of Ego Rebirth (such as feeling lost on a route you’ve traveled often)?  Long deep Sleeps?  Unusually sharp Intuitions?  Unexplainable surges of Excitement?  Angels are becoming more Present; keep your eye out for evidence of them.  The more you Acknowledge their Presence, the more they can work their Magic.
  • (9) If you’re thinking hard about Survival under difficult circumstances, you aren’t alone.  These are Instincts.  However, see (6), (7), and (8).
  • (10) Some of those Ten Thousand Vignettes and Survival scenarios may seem intolerable, like You’d rather Die than go through that again.  It’s an Invitation to Ego Death; do RSVP; if you Embrace the Sensation (“You poor Sweetheart, you’d rather Die than do that again, wouldn’t you”) you’re less likely to have to endure it again. 
  • (11) Remember that the basic assignment is the Deepening of Self-Love.

Oh, and Italy votes to leave the EU on 4 December, or rather, Italy votes on whether or not to leave the EU on 4 December – the next shoe dropping in the Collapse of Cultures as we know them.  

In astrologuese…

(1) The Sedna (Embracing Fear) Grand Quintile with Vesta (Limiting Unconscious Beliefs), Jupiter (Expansion), Moon-Mercury-Quaoar (Survival Issues; see also (9)) and Neptune-South Node (Embracing Emerging Held Emotions, Loss of the Veil, Collapse of Cultures; Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity).

(2) The Ixion Mystery School – the Golden Rectangle formed by Ixion-Pholus (Being Fully Responsible to our Abandoned Genius), Chaos (Unlimited Potential), Haumea (Rebirth), and Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (Identifying with our Soul Self).  Embedded in the Golden Rectangle is a Yin Gate between Sedna (Embracing Fear) and Lilith (Self-Sovereignty).

(3) The Eurydike Grand Sextile, formed by the Golden Rectangle (2) and an Opposition between Pallas (Boundaries) and Eurydike (Trust); Pallas-Eurydike forms a Grand Cross with Sedna-Lilith.

(4) Mnemosyne (Memories) Stationary Direct 6 December (Strong; we don’t usually give asteroids more than 3-4 days of Sensitivity, but it’s been within one Degree of its Station since 18 November, and could be one of the major Triggers for our Ten Thousand Vignettes) at 7pm PST at 20 Aries (“A young girl feeding birds in winter; overcoming crises through compassion“) and of course still very much Conjunct Uranus-Eris-Ceres (Making our True Self or Yintegrity Permanent).

(5) Orcus (Making and Breaking of Oaths) Stationary Retrograde 7 December (very Strong for at least a week prior; it’s been within one Degree of its Station since about 22 September) at noon PST on the South Node (Karma, Held Emotions, Archetypes we’ve Merged with, Hidden Skills).

 (6) Eurydike (Trust) Stationary Retrograde 9 December (Strong for at least 3-4 days prior; within one Degree since 20 November) at 9am PST in 24 Leo (“Totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a person is sitting in a state of complete neglect of bodily appearance and cleanliness“); does 24 Degrees sound familiar?  How about…

  • Eurydike Opposite Pallas (Boundaries) and Square the Lilith-Sedna Opposition (Fear of Misogyny), making a Grand Cross (Busy Busy Busy); of course the Lilith-Sedna Opposition is the core of the Mystery School (see (2) above).
  • Eurydike Trine to Ixion-Pholus (Being Fully Responsible to Recover our Abandoned Genius, Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity) and Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (see (4) above), making a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Grace).
  • Eurydike Sextile to Haumea (Rebirth) and Chaos (Unlimited Potential), completing the Grand Sextile (Great Grace – after We take the first step).  The first step is Self-Love; in (4) above You are the Bird and the Young Girl both – “You poor Sweetheart…” – see (10) below.

(7) Ceres (Sustainability) Stationary Direct 9 December (Strong for at least 3-4 days prior; within one Degree since 22 November) at 4pm PST in 22 Aries (“The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires“); see (4) above.

(8) on 5 December at about 3am, Hylonome (Detaching from Archetypes) Waxing Squares (Challenge) Makemake (Manifestation).  The Hylonome-Makemake Cycle in general is about Letting Go of Self-Sabotage.  The Energy of a Cycle is strong around its Initiation, then goes underground till the Waxing Square, then reaches the mainstream.  The current Cycle was Initiated in June 1989 (think Harmonic Convergence) at 3 Virgo, “Two Guardian Angels“!

(9) Quaoar (Survival) Initiates Mercury (Mentality, Communication) 2 December at 2pm PST in 30 Sagittarius (“The Pope blessing the faithful”).

(10) Nemesis (Ego Death) Initiates the Sun (our Essence) 2 December at noon PST in 12 Sagittarius (“A flag turns into an Eagle, turning into a Chanticleer [Rooster] saluting the Dawn”); again, this is the Degree of the Pluto-Chiron Initiation at the turn of the Century, suggesting our Journey from Separation to Unity, Nationalism to a broader, sharper Perspective and from there to the Return of the Light.  The Sun-Nemesis Cycle is about the Evolution of the Self.

(11) Asteroid Sappho (Self-Love) entered Scorpio (Relentlessness) a few days before the New Moon.  We’re warming up to an Initiation of Sappho by Klotho (Designing a new Ego-Lifetime) near the end of January.

2020C or Portal 24.11a

November 23, 2016

Okay, past time to catch up on 24 November.  Let’s look at the Big Picture first.  The Deconstruction or Void phase of a Cycle lies between the Waning Square and the next Initiation or Conjunction – from 270 to 360 Degrees.  However we had become Attached to the Developments and Outcomes of that Cycle, we Descend into the Void around that Attachment.

Several major Cycles are Descending into the Void between now and 2020.  We’ve talked about one of these, the Saturn-Pluto Cycle…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/2020-b/

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/2020-a/

The major process symbolized by Saturn-Pluto, in the popular mind (as reinforced by circumstances which probably aren’t “coincidental”) at least, is Destruction – 9/11 being the iconic example.  Since most astrologers read Saturn as Limitation…

as we’ve said many times, we read Saturn as The Most Important Thing, which does indeed Ask us to Limit our Attention to Priority #1…

and Pluto as Death…

as we’ve said many times, we read Pluto as Transformation, especially Transformation of the Zeitgeist or Primary Trance, which requires a shift of Identity, aka Ego Death…

it’s no wonder that they read Saturn-Pluto as Destruction.  We read it as an Opportunity to Define (Saturn) which Trance or Propaganda (Pluto) is being Tranceformed.  Of course we’re looking at a Square, so we’re looking at Mastering this process through Challenge.  As they say, if it doesn’t make you Stronger, it Kills you.

The 24 November Waning Square, which precedes another 2020 Initiation, is the Jupiter-Pluto Square.  The Current Jupiter-Pluto Cycle started in early December 2007, just as we Endured the first  Derivative Crash, propagandized by the Perps as a “Subprime Mortgage” Crisis.  It occurred at 29 Sagittarius, “A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street.”  Interesting metaphor, as so many of these houses were pulled out from under their overfed suburbanites.

The Jupiter-Pluto Cycle in general is about Expanding the popular paradigm.  We can read the current Cycle, with the assistance of hindsight, as Expanding our Insecurity.  From that Perspective, the Challenge here is to Let Go of the Attachment to Insecurity that we’ve built up since the previous economic Crash.  This fits very well with our recent astroemphasis on Trust, and with the delusions of return to Fat Boys Mowing that a certain Grifter so successfully sold to eager buyers.

However, this is the entrance to the Void.  Like most of the Grifter’s products, it won’t take long for the promises to fail to deliver.  In the Void the Demise of Attachment to Insecurity doesn’t mean physical Prosperity, it means the Opportunity to Let Go of Negative thoughts and Emotions, Worry, Lack of Self-Love (Self-Love having recently been Reborn), and other such symptoms of disconnection from the True Self (the True Self remaining our primary point of emphasis here while Uranus continues to Conjoin Eris and moves beyond its Waning Square to Pluto).

Another 2020 Transition will be the Waning Square of Pluto to Eris, and the Pluto-Eris Cycle entering the Void.  The Pluto-Eris Cycle is about the Truthiness of the Mass Trance or Zeitgeist.

The Pluto-Eris Square occurs in late January 2020, at 24 Capricorn-Aries.  The next Jupiter-Pluto Cycle Initiates in early April 2020 at 25 Capricorn.

AstroTiming in General

November 18, 2016

In general, I’ve found that…

First, The Energy of an astroevent will increase gradually up to the moment of the event, and then, if we’ve been Conscious of it, fade rapidly.  If on the other hand we let ourself be Victimized by the Energy, we’re likely to have made Decisions to Protect ourself from being so Victimized in the Future.  Those Decisions become Limiting Beliefs, and carry the Perceived Trauma of the astroevent into the Future.

The classic example is 9/11.  The Dark Saturn-Pluto Energy, that often characterizes such external-World events, was complete in August, but “someone,” waiting until the Moon began a new Out-of-Bounds Cycle and folks would therefore be more Emotional, to take advantage of the hangover of Saturn-Pluto Fear Energy and create a major Trauma, then milk it for all it was worth.  Proactive Crisis Capitalism par excellence.  We’re still paying the price fifteen years later.

To use a more current example, there will be a huge Dimensional shift this coming weekend.  If we think we Understand it now, we’ll Constrain it to fit our Expectations.  If we can manage to Enjoy Confusion (even if we have to work at Creating or Re-Creating it), we’ll be more Open to a new Shift.  That will probably be true even if it the Shift occurs behind the Veil and we aren’t Conscious of it till later.

There’s an obvious tradeoff here – we want to be Conscious of the astroevent so we don’t React to it as a Victim, but we don’t want to be smug about it so we can remain Open to what we don’t Understand yet.  So to Dance into that tradeoff, we strive to keep our Interpretations fairly vague.  And of course everyone will React and Respond differently anyway.

On the other hand, we often interpret the New and Full Moons as if they presage events and Energies, rather than the other way around.  We could read them both ways.  As a discrete astroevent, their Energy builds till then event, then fades.  As the Initiation of a new Lunar Cycle, their Energy is just beginning.  

This is a complexity of an Initiation in general: as a new Cycle is being Initiated, its Energy is very Strong.  Then the Energy goes underground, to surface “permanently” at the Waxing Square.  So a New-Moon Energy, for instance, might be felt most Strongly just at and prior to the New Moon itself, then dominate our Perception of the second and third weeks thereafter, between the following Waxing and Waning Squares.

Second, the more Sensitive we are, the earlier we will pick up on an astroEnergy.  The slower the planet(s) making the astroevent, the longer the wavelength of the Energy.  So the Perceived duration of a Neptune event will be longer than the duration of a Mars event.  Then there are the temporal overlaps, or interactions.  Planetary Energies can interact by being in the same Degree, the same Sign, apart by significant Harmonics (the Fifth and Seventh Harmonics especially create Strong interactions between different Degrees), or by being Lit Up at the same time.

There are a number of different types of astroevents, among them…

  • Significant Angles between planets (like Jupiter’s Waning Square to Pluto on Thanksgiving)
  • Sign Changes of planets (like the recent ingress of Varuna into Leo)
  • Configurations of same (like the current Neptune-South Node Quintile Yod)
  • Initiations of new Cycles between planets (such as the recent Haumea-Sappho and Makemake-Hopi Initiations)
  • Stations (like tomorrow’s Stations of Neptune and OR10)

We tend to focus on the last three listed, and on the outer and beyond-outer planets and dwarf planets; other astrologers focus differently.

We can express Sensitivity in Degrees, or in Time.  The most common thresholds used in astrology are three Degrees and one Degree.  So Thanksgiving’s Waning-Jupiter-Square-Pluto (Awareness that the path we’ve Chosen for our Growth over the last Decade is getting long in the tooth and will need to be replaced in a few years) came within three Degrees on 8 November and one Degree on 18 November.

Since there are so many astroevents Waxing and Waning all the time, we often just think in terms of a week.  Yes, next month’s Big Events are warming up already, but at this point they’re background, while this week’s events are up in our face.

Third, Sensitive points in our own natal charts will very much impact how Strongly we Experience a current astroevent.  For instance, there’s been a huge amount of Action lately in the 20-26 range of Degrees of many Signs.  Whatever natal planets we have in those Degrees will be Lit Up, making us more Sensitive to the current astroevents in those Degrees, and coloring our Experience of the astroevents as we see them through the eyes of our natal planet.

For example, suppose you had a natal Jupiter-Uranus (Strong need for Yintegrity) T-Squaring (Mastery through Challenge) an Opposition between Ixion (Repressed Genius) and Sedna (Actions Taken out of Panic) in 20-25 Degrees of their Signs.  Then you would likely have a major Life Issue around Speaking Your Truth and Trusting Your Uniqueness while Learning to finesse when to Trust, when to Power-Over, and when to Power-With your Fear.  

All of the recent 20-26 astroevents will Light Up those natal concerns, and you’d be more Sensitive to them than the average Bear.  The fact that many of the same planets are involved in the current astroevents (Uranus, Ixion, Sedna) would make the effect even more pronounded.

In other words, there’s a lot involved in Timing astro-Energies, and there’s a lot more that we haven’t considered.  Linear Time is a lot more complicated than clocks and calendars make it seem, and this hints at the Multifarious and Unitary interactions between our Identity, our Perspective Sets, our Life Mission, our Archetypes, our Parallels, our External Realities, our Cultures, and their Zeitgeister,

Another Intense Week VII

November 18, 2016

Even apart from the Huge Opportunity to make Quantum Shifts in our Reality, this weekend is an Enormous Teaching, the likes of which I’ve never seen before in a chart.

There are three Quintile Yods, each of which says Pay Attention to this Learning Opportunity!

There is an additional “Quintangle” – three planets each Quintile to one another, forming a wide triangle.  While this isn’t as Compelling as a QYod, it’s a strong Teaching.

Two of the QYods share a long side, creating four of five points for a Grand Quintile.

The Fifth-Harmonic Configurations are all Separated From one another by (aka Joined by) Seventh Harmonic Angles – meaning The Time is Now!

  • The foci of the QYods are Neptune-South Node (Loss of the Veil), the Moon (Authenticity, Instinct), and Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs).  
  • The focus of the Quintangle is Mars (Action, Energy).  
  • The Vacancy of the almost-Grand-Quintile is 22 Taurus, “White dove flying over troubled waters.”                                                      
  • The foci of the Neptune-South Node and Moon QYods are separated by a Triseptile (Timing of Love with Wisdom).  
  • The foci of the Vesta QYod and the Mars Quintangle are also separated by a Triseptile.  
  • The other two corners of the Quintangle are separated by Biseptiles (Timing of Ritual) from the foci of the Vesta and Moon QYods.                                                                         
  • The base of the Neptune-South Node QYod is Vesta and Jupiter (Expansion).  
  • The base of the Moon QYod is Chiron (Despair and Miracles) and Venus (Values).  
  • The base of the Vesta QYod is Neptune-South Node and Quaoar (Survival Instinct).
  • The base of the Mars Quintangle is the Sun (Essence) and the Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne Stellium (Yintegrity or Obedience to the True Self – and Memories of Self-Abandonment).

A Gordian Knot of Learning and Timing, in other words.  If you think you’ve got it figured out, Let it Go.  If ever you wanted to Embrace Confusion, it is Now.  Know that whatever you’re Thinking, it’s Wrong, because what’s Happening is a lot bigger than Thinking can comprehend.