Since the Harvest Moon, the Energy has shifted. There is less Balance overall, and more flux. Issues are sorting themselves by importance. We’re on a lot of Edges. On the Edge of saving or destroying the Planet as we know it. On the Edge of a New Paradigm that isn’t fully co-created yet. On the Edge of committing ourselves fully to our Mission. On the Edge of amping up the yin to balance the excess yang. How do we come to these conclusions?
I’m sure most of youall know the Hundred Monkeys parable, and many of you probably know about the TM experiments where 1% of the population meditating lowered crime rates. The notion of Energy Fields and their Trance(Re)Formation is central to astrology. Many scienterrific types object because it involves apparent causation outside the power of the Human Ego. Jung argued that it’s not causation at all but another principle entirely. And of course we’d just point out that Linear Time is an illusion (All There Is Is Now), and without Linear Time, causation is moot, as it depends on Effect following Cause in Linear Time. So much for Karma. The Great God Causan Defect we often call Him, as it’s very difficult to imagine how the World might operate without His Uniquitousness running the show.
Of course it’s Both/And, as it always is. Here’s another version of the Hundred Monkeys parable, named by sociologists the Tipping Point…
It’s in the first video of the series, which, coincidentally (hah!), concerns GMO food. If you wanna help reach the GMO Tipping Point,
has lotsa ideas for those of us who live under fascism to be able to control some Causan Defect in our own lives. Fascism just means that Business controls Government, as opposed to Democracy, where the People control Government.
And speaking of Tipping Points, here’s the ultimate…
That’d be another good one for us 99%-ers to do a 1% meditation on. Wouldn’t that be an ironic twist, to do a 1% meditation and lower the greed rate!
Adding the Sacred to the New Paradigm
Those lovely ladies in the photo are the blossoms of the Hestia variety of Scarlet Runner Bush Beans. Hestia was the Greek Goddess that the Romans later renamed Vesta. HisStory tells us that Zeus was King of the Gods, back before Goldman Sachs took Him to the cleaners. But if we read HerStory, we find that the Greeks honored Hestia before they honored Zeus, and they honored Hestia after they honored Zeus. Hestia was the Goddess of the Hearth – food, warmth, shelter, bottom-line stuff, easily taken for granted. Zeus was mostly about inter-God politics and screwing all the Goddesses. Too familiar, eh? The Romans liked Hestia so much that they made Vesta Goddess of the State.
And as we speak, Vesta is joining Ceres in the Grand Trine with Saturn and Chiron-Neptune…
That is, Vesta (the Sacred) is joining Ceres (Sustainability) in the Grand Trine (Grace) with Saturn (Focus) and Chiron-Neptune (the New Paradigm); lest we forget, Chiron-Neptune gets to be the New Paradigm because of Chiron (healing despair by reframing our perspective, thus creating what would have been Miracles in the old paradigm) and Neptune (everything larger than ourself, or Our Relationship with God, aka the Unconscious that produces and directs the show that our Ego stars in).
Or in English, this would be a fabulous time for us to collaborate to Gracefully tip the Focus of the New Paradigm into a space where we can Sustain our relationship with what we consider to be Sacred. Back to a space where we can once again be proud to be Human and Huwoman, but with less Denial than in the days before we found out that it was all propaganda. Of course the Grand Trine says it’s happening, not that we’re doing it. So we could rephrase to a time when we can witness Grace tipping the Focus of the New Paradigm into a space where the Sacred is Sustained. Wouldn’t that be great? Remember though, we’re each and all co-creators. So yes, it’s essential that it’s also a fabulous time for us to collaborate to Gracefully tip the Focus of the New Paradigm into a space where we can Sustain our relationship with what we consider to be Sacred.
I Gotta Be Me, Damn It!
Meanwhile, the Sun has abandoned the Harvest Moon’s Grand Cross, leaving us with a Ceres-Uranus-Pluto T-Square.
…leaving us with a Ceres (Sustainability)-Uranus (yin Integrity)-Pluto (mandatory Change of Trance) T-Square (Mastery through Challenge). Which is to say, we’re in the dressing room trying on a hundred new ways (Pluto) to be true to ourself (Uranus) and mean it (Ceres), none of which quite feels like it fits (T-Square). A T-Square recall is a graduate seminar – there are no right answers, only creative experiments and thorough explorations. Reminder: yang Integrity means you do what you said you was gonna do, and yin Integrity means you do what you feel like doing, moment to moment. And to live yin Integrity in a yang World, we gotta minimize our commitments, and be willing to renegotiate responsibly when we break the ones we do make. Till the yin Tipping Point gets here.
Or in Anglais, we’re tasting this newfound Freedom and Integrity, and wondering how the hell – or if – we’re gonna be able to make it permanent. Or, worst case, we’re wondering where the hell is our newfound Freedom and Integrity? Not to worry, this (Uranus-Pluto) goes on for three more years.
So what happens as Vesta joins Ceres in the T-Square? Shit, now we not only gotta be true to ourself, but true to God as well! Yah, you betcha, Integrity is a Responsibility, as well as a Joy. But wait, as our understanding of the Sustainable is TranceFormed, so is our understanding of the Sacred. For then I saw through a glass darkly. Wouldn’t it be amazing if being true to ourself was being true to God! Maybe alls we needs is a little more Self-Love! Well, sorry, it’s a T-Square – but hey, if you can get there and keep it feeling good, there is Mastery at the end of a T-Square.
And what about Pallas – she Conjoined Uranus at the Harvest Moon. She’s since gone Retro and backed away a bit, though she’ll be back mid-November. What’s Pallas-Uranus look like? That’s easy to answer. Boundaries (Pallas) that allow us to be ourself, to live our yin Integrity! Like Sheila here,
So now we have the Challenge to claim the space where we give ourself permission to eschew self-abandonment forever. What Trances will we have to Reform to make that happen without Guilt? We might need to re-read Original Blessing.
Following me? The Challenge (T-Square) to claim the space (Pallas) where we give ourself permission to eschew self-abandonment (Uranus) forever (Ceres), while Changing whatever Trances (Pluto) need to be changed to avoid self-betrayal (Vesta) or religious Guilt, as in “Original Sin.”
Now wait a minute – are we saying that we can Change the Trance, rather than having the Change forced upon us? Pluto is the Big River – what if we need to paddle upstream? Well, that’s the Challenge, isn’t it. If we’re the Star, and the Unconscious is Director and Producer, we better be collaborating with their plans if we want to keep our job, and jobs are scarce these days. That’s precisely the “trick” of Uranus-Pluto – knowing ourself well enough that we Love who we see in the mirror, without putting us on a pedestal. If we’ve learned to collaborate well enough with the Unconscious that she doesn’t trip us very often, then sure, we be she and she be we, and we have no need not to take charge. Cautiously. But confidently.
Uranus Initiated Pallas just as it Squared Pluto at the end of June. The new Pallas-Uranus Cycle was born the day after Uranus first Squared Pluto in late June, at 9 of Aries, “A Crystal gazer,” or, in Rudhyar’s view, “an inner realization of organic Wholeness.” That puts the entire Pallas-Uranus Cycle in a Waning Square to Pluto. The Waning Square means the Challenge to surrender Control, to allow ourself to drop into the Void. That means an Egoic approach to setting those Boundaries around the self is probably going to backfire, because in the Void we don’t know the rules. Rules change in the Reaches, as Ursula so aptly put it.
The New Paradigm and the Rebirth of the Goddess
So there’s the Challenge, eh? How do we set Boundaries if not Egoically? Isn’t Ego a synonym for Power? The answer lies in The Other T-Square.
That second Harvest-Moon Grand Cross has also degenerated into a T-Square. In a Grand Cross the Challenges balance one another, while in a T-Square they don’t. What’s left of the second Grand Cross? A second T-Square focused on Chiron-Neptune – the global New Paradigm. Neptune tells us that the Changes are global, but the nature of the Changes is local and regional. Woe be to the culture that tries to impose its rules on another culture here.
The other two corners? Mars-Juno-Rahu and Lilith-Keto. Intense. At the Harvest Moon we had Venus at the antipode to help keep the peace. Now we’re on our own.
Mars-Juno-Rahu? Mars is action, doing. Juno is Unconscious Identity. Rahu is the Moon’s North Node, aka our Mission. Nobody’s gonna stop me from my Mission. A veritable Navy Seal.
Lilith-Keto? Keto is the Moon’s South Node, aka our Karma. Though it’s now dead, Karma is the self-limiting patterns that keep us from moving forward. But those same self-limiting patterns got there on purpose. In a “past life” we got too full of ourself, overstepped our skill level, and got knocked down. Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. So we vowed not to do that again. Unfortunately, the Ego isn’t clever enough to vow never to get too full of itself. Instead, the Ego would vow never to use that skill again. Peeling away a layer of Karma always reveals a hidden Mastery. What sort of Mastery this time?
The Primordial Feminine. Lilith was Adam’s first wife, the one HisStory forgets to mention. When Adam laid down for her his Old-Testament vision of how servile a wife would be, Lilith thought it was hilarious, and hit the road. For Lilith, inequality like that didn’t compute. So this is about recovering our Primordial Feminine. The She-Bear. Or fearing to recover our Primordial Feminine, if we haven’t noticed yet that Karma is dead.
So we have a Navy Seal (Mars-Juno-Rahu) and a She-Bear (Lilith-Keto) Challenging one another to define the New Paradigm (Chiron-Uranus). Serious stuff. But this is not war, it’s a T-Square, a workshop in how to get these two to collaborate. That’s the Challenge. Where’s John Grey when we need him? How do we talk our irreparably Causan-Defect-infused, penisbrained, do-addicted, Ego-stuffed Masculine into taking Guidance from the Primordial Feminine? Or even finding the Primordial Feminine?
That’s the real Tipping Point we been looking for, eh? No gender bias here, you gals are running on testosterone too, you just – most of you – have more options.
So then, how do we set Boundaries if not Egoically? Well, we PIAVA – Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, or Affirm – and then Change the Subject. With a twist. We need to be vague. We’re in the Void, we don’t know the rules. So we don’t Ask for a specific outcome, we Ask for a better feeling state. The Primordial Feminine is totally comfortable in the Void – just ask Innana. She knows it’s not about knowing where you’re going, but about meeting the journey with curiosity and wonder. So what would we PIAVA?
Safety might work. That’s always the Ego’s number one priority, and the Void is not the Ego’s favorite haunt. Great Spirit, may I please enjoy a Safe Space to pursue my Integrity? Then stop thinking about it, or you’ll constrain yourself to more of what you’ve been living with all along. Or May we all be Free to co-create a Reality where our own Beliefs are Safe. Or one of my favorites, Great Spirit, may I please have Peace and Joy, and may I let go of all impediments lovingly, gently, completely, and rapidly.
Whenever we PIAVA anything, it’s very important to make a note of it, so that after we Change the Subject, we can come back and review what happened next. If we PIAVA Peace and then our neighbor yells at us, well, that tells us what we need to let go of in order to step toward Peace – probably our Anger. The first thing you’ll always receive when you PIAVA anything, is information about the limiting beliefs that have prevented you from having it all along. Hence, may I let go of all impediments lovingly, gently, rapidly, and completely.
It’s never a bad idea, and when we’re in the Void always a good idea, to take a cue from Gene Gendlin and add,
…or something like that.
Great Spirit, may I please have Peace and Joy, or something like that, and may I let go of all impediments lovingly, gently, completely, and rapidly. That invites collaboration with the Unconscious, by making space for moving into the vicinity of what we would like, without spelling out the exact specifications. Whenever you’re tempted to PIAVA something, don’t. Instead PIAVA the feeling state you’d have if you had it. Save you alotta pain and suffering, cuz we always get what we ask for, and it almost always includes all manner of unforeseen side effects.
And the crux of yin Integrity is permission to Change Your Mind. We learn, we grow, what we wanted last week changes. With PIAVA and other techniques like tapping, we can move very fast. We run afoul of our yang-Integrity commitments very quickly. No one else gives you permission to Change Your Mind; you do. Power is always taken, never given. Practice your renegotiation techniques, and take it. One negotiation tenet to remember – if you’re playing win-win, and your counterpart starts playing win-lose, you lose. Keep an eye out for that, and be ready to move on if it occurs.