Posts Tagged ‘Grand Trine’

Intensity

November 4, 2012

Juanita sums things up very well…

http://theonenesschannelings.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/love-or-fear/

and includes (scroll down) a video on November from Lee Harris that you don’t want to miss.

I would add,

Listen to your Body!

And I mean really Listen.  Where in your body do you feel the Fear?  Jaw?  Belly?  Bowels?  Heart?  Compassion consists of being Present with, and that means to give full Attention without judgment.  When I ask you to pay Attention to your Left Thumb, notice where “you” are – are “you” in your Eyes looking at your Left thumb, in your Heart sensing your Thumb, in your Index Finger touching your Thumb?  Or are “you” in your Thumb?  Is it a different experience when I ask you to BE your Left Thumb?

Scan your Body for any pain, discomfort, or tension.  You might find several Places.  Pick one.  Now put as much of your Attention as you can muster into that Place.  If your Attention isn’t Loving Attention, make it so.  Notice where “you” are.  If you aren’t already, then BE that Place in your Body.  Move right into the absolute center of that Place, and just sit there.  If there’s anything hard or cold, just imagine it softening and warming.  If you’re dealing with pain, it may be surrounded by a ball of Fear, and you may not be able to get to the Place.  That’s okay; just BE the ball of Fear.  Soften it and warm it.  For serious pain, it may take you several days of doing this before you can penetrate the Fear and actually be Present with the Place itself.  Guess what happens when you do get there?  No more pain!

This is a simple practice, but you can do Miraculous things with it.  Like Juanita and Lee and the Grand Trine all point out, the New Paradigm Energies are descending very intensely, and whatever it is in your own Life/Body that’s going on, that’s what it means for you to adapt to them.  As within, so without, it’s All One.  Change your Life circumstances by changing the quality of your Attention to the Place in your Body that lights up when those circumstances arise.  Could be not even in your Body, but out in your Aura somewhere.  And don’t underestimate how far your Energy Body can stretch.

It takes practice, but you have total control over your Attention.  If your thoughts distract you, locate them in your Body and give them your full Loving Attention.  Not the content, but the Body Part that’s doing the thinking.  If your emotions demand your Attention, find them in your Body and BE that place in your Body.  Thoughts and emotions are Energy Fields, like the Aurora Borealis or Australis, and they’ll drag you all over the Planet and waaay beyond.  But there’s a thinker and an emoter in your Body or Aura.  Find them, and give them your full, soft, warm, Loving Attention.  You are not your thoughts or your emotions.  In fact, there’s an excellent chance that they aren’t even yours.  You do think and feel.  Where in your Body does that happen?  It might not be the same place every time.

Once you’ve fully merged with a pain or discomfort or tension in your Body, it will move.  Another Place will ask for your Attention.  Follow it, move to the next Place.  When your pain or discomfort moves, you know you’ve succeeded in giving it the Loving Attention it was asking for.  Your Body has lots and lots to tell you.  There is a fluid that bathes all of your Cells, and that fluid is directly connected to the Zero Point Field, and directly connected to all of the information in the Universe.  Your mind could never sort all that out to decipher what’s important, but your Body does just that, all the time, every moment, whether “you” are awake or asleep.

It’s not like you’re wanting to harvest any specific information from this process, though you may well.  Your intention is Curiosity.  What will happen if I give Loving Attention to that Place in my Body that’s asking for my Attention?  Loving Attention Heals.  Your intention is to be Present with the Miracle that is your material form, one Place at a time, following wherever it calls.

Zinc Arsenate, called Adamite.  Focus, Attention, finding what’s most important and responding to it directly.  Remember it’s Saturn, Ceres, and Chiron-Neptune in the Grand Trine: Sustaining (Ceres) Focus (Saturn) on the Changes (Chiron-Neptune).  That’s where the Grace lies.  Focus on your Body’s reactions to the Changes, moment to moment.  Your Body has Wisdom far beyond your ability to imagine.

Last Monday’s New Moon

October 21, 2012

Been a busy week.  Lots to talk about, so let’s be cryptic.  The New Moon chart is the birth horoscope for this year’s Scorpio month, so while it won’t tell all, it will still provide a major backdrop for the dramas of the next several weeks.

Here’s the short version:

The key element is the Gender Wars.  Don’t be silly enough to think these Wars are being fought out there on The View and in the Planned Parenthood clinics and the Proposition 8s, though those are certainly lit up.  Of course they would be, they’re the Mirror.  The Wars are being fought in our Psyches.  It’s the Wars between

What do I have to do to [X]

and

Who do I have to be to [X],

where [X] is [Survive] or [Be Loved] or [Get what I want] or [Get bald and high] or [Get elected] or [You name it] or [All of the above].

You can see why Rmoney seems to be gaining ground – he’s clearly in the latter camp, while Obama’s in the former.  No worries, this trend should have already maxed out this morning, though of course we’ll hear echos all month.

The Ultimate Contest is about Integrity, and there’s no question who wins there.  Or is there?  If we think in terms of Yin Integrity, Obama looks rather inflexible.  He’s a good example of Authority without Power.  Sure, he does an excellent job of Father Knows Best, but where are the consequences?  We’re dealing here with Jim Stark, not Wally Cleaver.  Maybe Mr. WhoDoYouWantMeToBeThisWeek would be more masterful in that role.  But no, I don’t think so.  Yin Integrity is not about being somebody’s puppet, it’s about being True to One’s Soul.  Even if you have the Soul of a Lizard.  Rmoney does that only at private fundraisings.

The 99% Movement seems to have flagged, but compare today’s tone to the Zeitgeist of a few years ago.  Remember those videos of Jamie Daimon emerging from the White House with a swagger, or Lloyd Blankmind doing God’s Work twirling Congress around his little finger?  A few years ago it felt as though the Lizards could easily drop their disguises and just run the Joint in their true form, and many of them were talking as if they were doing just that.  It’s nothing like that now.  There’s no real change in any of the laws or customs, but there is a real shift toward compassion and community and away from swagger and greed.

Integrity and the Gender Wars actually fuel one another quite well here, as it takes chutzpah to stand up to all the pressure to be the way everyone else wants us to be and do what everyone else wants us to do.  These Challenges are actually no match for the Big Grace that’s quietly but persistently building the infrastructure of Community for the New Paradigm, and this month we’ll see the She-Bears come forth without hesitation.

Here’s a reading for the week…

“This will be a full-circle moment as humanity under the guidance of Spirit, moves into the cycle of time that will mark its tenure as guardians of the Garden of Earth.  Hundreds of years into the future, history will tell the story of how the unconscious humans almost destroyed the planet, but twice came back from the brink of disaster, and sanity prevailed.  Why did Pi pick the Canary Islands for this anchoring?  Because it is the fulcrum point for balancing the dual components of the ‘feminine’ energy of Morocco and the ex-Atlantean ‘masculine’ energy of the Canary Islands, as representatives of the necessary healing.  Then from this juncture point the new harmony is distributed world-wide, making the seeds of compassion and oneness more readily available for all.”

That will last a lot longer than the impact of a New Moon.

The flower is Campanula in a birdcage.  Campanula was created when Venus lost her magic looking-glass that reflected only Beauty.  In retrieving it, Cupid accidentally shattered it, and Campanula grows wherever a shard has landed.  You can see the birdcage two ways – as the prison that Doingness banishes Beauty to, and as the birdcage of our own Limiting Beliefs.

And the long version:

The key element is the Gender Wars.  Don’t be silly enough to think these Wars are being fought out there on The View and in the Planned Parenthood clinics and the Proposition 8s, though those are certainly lit up.  Of course they would be, they’re the Mirror.  The Wars are being fought in our Psyches.  It’s the Wars between

What do I have to do to [X]

and

Who do I have to be to [X],

where [X] is [Survive] or [Be Loved] or [Get what I want] or [Get bald and high] or [Get elected] or [You name it] or [All of the above].

You can see why Rmoney seems to be gaining ground – he’s clearly in the latter camp, while Obama’s in the former.  No worries, this trend should have already maxed out this morning, though of course we’ll hear echos all month.

The Mars-Juno Conjunction (Anger’R’Us) Opposed (Awareness) Lilith (Primordial Feminine) and formed a T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) to Chiron-Neptune (the New Paradigm) in the New Moon chart.

But that Conjunction completed this morning, so its primary impact will wane.  The Sabian Symbol (reading for the degree) of the Mars-Juno Initiation is funny – “A theatrical representation of a golden-haired Goddess of Opportunity,” aka in the common parlance a Gold-digger.  Fits Rmoney to a T.  And the rest of us, as we scramble to survive while the culture around us breaks up like the Yukon River in April.

The funhouse mirror is also intriguing, as it usually is, because Lilith aligns with the Dragon’s Tail, or conservatism.  But we aren’t talking about the same kind of conservatism that the Tea Party is.  Ann Rmoney might be a good example of Power without Authority, but she’s no Lilith surrogate.  The Dragon’s Tail is usually associated with Karma, but once we open our Karmic baggage, we find inside forgotten skills that we denounced under duress during our Karma-forming parallel.  Emerging now are forgotten Primordial Feminine skills.

The Ultimate Contest is about Integrity, and there’s no question who wins there.  Or is there?  If we think in terms of Yin Integrity, Obama looks rather inflexible.  He’s a good example of Authority without Power.  Sure, he does an excellent job of Father Knows Best, but where are the consequences?  We’re dealing here with Jim Stark, not Wally Cleaver.  Maybe Mr. WhoDoYouWantMeToBeThisWeek would be more masterful in that role.  But no, I don’t think so.  Yin Integrity is not about being somebody’s puppet, it’s about being True to One’s Soul.  Even if you have the Soul of a Lizard.  Rmoney does that only at private fundraisings.

The 99% Movement seems to have flagged, but compare today’s tone to the Zeitgeist of a few years ago.  Remember those videos of Jamie Daimon emerging from the White House with a swagger, or Lloyd Blankmind twirling Congress around his little finger?  A few years ago it felt as though the Lizards could easily drop their disguises and just run the Joint in their true form, and many of them were talking as if they were doing just that.  It’s nothing like that now.  There’s no real change in any of the laws or customs, but there is a real shift toward compassion and community and away from swagger and greed.

The second element of Mastery through Challenge (T-Square) in the New Moon chart is between Integrity (Uranus), Transformation (Pluto) and Sustainability (Ceres).  Trance(Re)Formation always involves a Death (of the old Ego), and Sustainability always involves Sustenance (as unsustainable excesses are eliminated).  Trance Reformation always feels a lot worse than it really is.  It feels like it’s life-and-death because it is – to the old Ego.  Focus on the Rebirth.

Integrity and the Gender Wars actually fuel one another quite well here, as it takes chutzpah to stand up to all the pressure to be the way everyone else wants us to be and do what everyone else wants us to do.

The Mars-Juno Conjunction (What? Me, Aggressive?) corner of the New-Paradigm T-Square (as the incoming Primordial Feminine moves out the obsolete Old Male) Trines (Grace) the Uranus point (I gotta be me) of the Uranus-Pluto-Ceres T-Square (How the hell am I gonna get away with that!).  The Trine facilitates an easy complementarity between them, although the result is often comic, as roles get switched – like Rmoney acting more traditionally feminine while purporting to represent the Old Male, and O’bama acting more traditionally fatherly while standing (however poorly on the institutional level) for compassion and community.

These Challenges are actually no match for the Big Grace that’s quietly but persistently building the infrastructure of Community for the New Paradigm, and this month we’ll see the She-Bears come forth without hesitation.

We’re still under the Grand Trine (Big Grace) between Chiron-Neptune (the New Paradigm, which is to say a big download – Neptune – of new perspectives that transform despair into Miracles – Chiron), Ceres (Does it grow Corn?), and Saturn (focus, intention).  Don’t forget that Saturn is in Scorpio (Let’s go straight to the root cause here),  Pluto in Capricorn (Just Fix it!), Uranus in Aries (You want me to do what? Don’t be silly!) and Chiron-Neptune in Pisces (Compassion).  With Saturn and Pluto in Mutual Reception.

And the New Moon occurred within a third of a degree of an exact Opposition (Awareness) to Eris (Primordial Feminine personified).  That’s every bit as powerful in the chart as the Mars-Juno Conjunction that we led with.

Here’s a reading for the week…

“This will be a full-circle moment as humanity under the guidance of Spirit, moves into the cycle of time that will mark its tenure as guardians of the Garden of Earth.  Hundreds of years into the future, history will tell the story of how the unconscious humans almost destroyed the planet, but twice came back from the brink of disaster, and sanity prevailed.  Why did Pi pick the Canary Islands for this anchoring?  Because it is the fulcrum point for balancing the dual components of the ‘feminine’ energy of Morocco and the ex-Atlantean ‘masculine’ energy of the Canary Islands, as representatives of the necessary healing.  Then from this juncture point the new harmony is distributed world-wide, making the seeds of compassion and oneness more readily available for all.”

That will last a lot longer than the impact of a New Moon.

The flower is Campanula in a birdcage.  Campanula was created when Venus lost her magic looking-glass that reflected only Beauty.  In retrieving it, Cupid accidentally shattered it, and Campanula (Bellflower) grows wherever a shard has landed.  You can see the birdcage two ways – as the prison that Doingness banishes Beauty to, and as the birdcage of our own Limiting Beliefs.

Tipping Point

October 13, 2012

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?

Edges

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

http://www.seedsofdoubtconference.com/videos-la-oct-6-2012

It’s in the first video of the series, which, coincidentally (hah!), concerns GMO food.  If you wanna help reach the GMO Tipping Point,

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/

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…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/james-balog-on-capturing-our-disappearing-glaciers/

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,

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/she-bear-has-a-dream/

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.

Manifesting Yin

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.

Harvest Moon

September 27, 2012

Well, that horrific Full Moon is almost here, and here in Endless Summer it’s quite beautiful.  From here it looks like the illusion of economic recovery is fading again, while it’ll take several months for the few crumbs from Bernanke’s third Gift to the Banks to trickle down, and Jupiter (our great Beneficent) turns Retrograde next week.  Hunkerdown time.  Good time to review the Full Moon chart, eh?

Two big Grand Crosses, separated by Sextiles, and a Grand Trine to one corner of each of the Grand Crosses.

A Grand Cross (an X or square box in the chart when you draw lines between the planets) is of course four T-Squares back-to-back and belly-to-belly, and a T-Square is a lose-lose configuration for anybody trying to preserve the status quo or trying to feel successful.  Of course, for someone constantly on the lookout for What am I learning here, a T-Square (an Opposition with a third planet halfway between, forming a short-stemmed T) is pure heaven.  Nobody with a T-Square gets stuck inside o’Mobile with these Memphis Blues again because nothing ever repeats.  Nothing ever gets solved, because it aint a problem.  It’s just one long graduate seminar, with endless variations.  It’s just exploration.  It’s enormously frustrating, till you stop looking for solutions.

But that’s a T-Square by itself.  When you put four of them back-to-back and belly-to-belly, they balance one another.  It’s like taking four graduate seminars that feed one another.  It’s very exciting, because you get to that convergence stage, where what you’re learning no longer opens whole new doors, but begins to tie together whole rooms full of things you learned before, that had walls between them.  A Grand Cross knocks down the walls, it integrates.  It aint restful, it’s manic.  It’s exciting.

Now a Sextile (two signs apart, or one sixth of the way round the zodiacal circle) symbolizes creative ease.  It’s Grace, but not Big Grace like a Trine.  It’s fun, like a jigsaw puzzle that’s just right, not hard enough to discourage you, and not easy enough to bore you.  The Goldilocks angle.  Two Grand Crosses separated by Sextiles?!?  Whoa, that’s horrendous – that is, remarkable!  So we have integration times two, and the whole enchilada will turn out to be not hard enough to discourage us, and not easy enough to bore us!  How can we lose?  Well, okay, the status quo will lose, bigtime.

Then add a Grand Trine?  I tell people that the most powerful chart to have is one that combines a Grand Cross and a Grand Trine (an equilateral triangle) – the Grand Cross providing the motivation, and the Grand Trine providing the Grace.  A Grand Cross by itself can be exhausting, a Grand Trine by itself supine.  They complement one another perfectly, because the Grand Cross is challenging enough to disturb the arrogance that a Grand Trine can bring (if one confuses Grace with Ego), and the Grand Trine provides resolutions to the constant challenges that the Grand Cross supplies.

And we have two of them, with a Sextile between them!  And wait’ll we see what they’re about!

Grand Cross Number One is comprised of Chiron-Neptune (our New Paradigm) Opposite Venus (our Values), all Squaring the Moon’s Nodes (our Progress).

The Opposition represents illumination – so we get to see how the New Paradigm jives with our Values.  That’s why Rmoney’s having such a hard time peddling the lies that the 1% have been telling to try to make people continue to think that striving for their Values is virtuous.

The Moon’s Nodes represent where we been and where we’re going.  The North Node is our Mission in the lifetime, and the South Node used to be our Karma.  Since Karma‘s dead, the South Node now has to stand for our instinctive skills, the things we learned in “previous” lifetimes but forgot in this one.  (Which is to say, without Karma what we really have is bleedthrough from our parallel lives.)

The Squares (three signs or one fourth of the way round the horoscope) between on the one hand the illumination of our Values and our Future as a culture, and on the other the directions of our individual lives, are mutually adjusting challenges – Values vs. Mission, Values vs. Skills, New Paradigm vs. Mission, New Paradigm vs. Skills.  We’ll be making all of those adjustments, in turn, and repetitively, and they’ll be complementing one another.  For instance, when we adjust our perception of our Mission to reflect what we currently perceive to be our Values, that will require and facilitate change to our vision of our role in the New Paradigm to reflect what we’ve just learned about our Skillset.  Make sense?

Now, we have Mars (Action) and Juno (Identity) on the North Node, and Lilith (the Primordial Feminine) on the South Node.  That in itself warrants a long essay!  This says we identify with our Mission – no resistance, and we’re willing to support it assertively.  This active identification Opposes (illuminates) the Primordial Feminine – it triggers the memory of our primordial feminine skills.  The square to Venus says we’ll be adjusting our Values and our relationships accordingly.  The Venus-Mars Square is Waning – we’re letting go of old obsolete approaches to relationship.

Grand Cross Number Two is made up of the Full Moon (Illumination), which is closely conjunct Uranus (Soul Download), and Square to Ceres (Sustainability – and Sustenance).  Of course if the Full Moon sits on Uranus these days, it’s gonna be Squaring Pluto (Inevitable Trance-Reformation).

It’s a stretch to make a Full Moon Grand Cross Number Two, but the Nodal Grand Cross does trump it because the Nodal Cross is about our Mission, while the Full Moon Cross is about our fortnight.  Of course there are broader implications, but the Full Moon is mostly about current events.  However, Illumination is not just a flash of insight, it’s a change of Consciousness.  So every Full Moon is in fact Consciousness-raising.

By now we know well that the Uranus-Pluto Square is about a return to the Values of the 1960s, a cultural recognition of the value of the Individual, and a mandatory transformation of the flow of history, toward Freedom.  The Full Moon will be casting light on the nature of these Changes.  I think it already has, considering the news (resistance to austerity in Spain, transparency of Republican lies in the US, JK Rowling’s Dickensian new novel, continued difficulty for the Old Financial Order, for instance).

Then in the fourth corner we have Ceres, the Goddess of Grain.  One of the ancient Skills we are recovering, some by choice and some not, is our Sustenance abilities.  Yes, it’s certainly a different ballgame when we don’t have Quail under every bush, and when there are more people per acre than there are Miner’s Lettuce.  But remember Buddhist Heaven and Hell – in Hell we’re at a table covered with a sumptuous feast, but our elbows are locked so we have no way of getting the feast to our mouths!  And in Heaven we feed one another.  Simple change of Paradigm – Miracle.

And Ceres Conjoins Vesta (the Sacred) – so there’s more going on than just privation; consider the difference between hunger and fasting.  A higher purpose changes the trance.  Not that there’s a sale on hair shirts.  Abundance is having enough to share.  Avarice is the need to have more and hoard it.  Which would you consider sacred?  And which is more likely to be sustainable?

Pallas also Conjoins Moon-Uranus.  Pallas-Uranus is about defending our Uniqueness, about letting go of conformity, about thinking and acting on our own account, about allowing new ways of organizing our World, adding a wing to our Birdcage.

The Grand Trine connects the Chiron-Neptune New-Paradigm corner of Grand Cross Number One with the Ceres Sustainability corner of Grand Cross Number Two.

Which tells us that the New Paradigm, at least as it’s evolving today (remember it’s a co-creation that we all have continuing responsibility toward), is about moving to a sustainable way of living.  This is a Grand Trine, or Big Grace – our willingness to consider sustenance over greed will evolve the Paradigm toward Community and away from Exploitation, and our focus on the future that we want to live in will create sustainability.

The third corner of the Grand Trine is Saturn.

Saturn does not fortell limitation, it represents Concentration and Focus.  It appears to be associated with limitation because in order to follow its command, we have to give up our fallbacks and focus on priority number one.  The status quo here is a fallback that Saturn asks us to let go of.  Grace flows from putting our Attention on sustaining what we want to see the New Paradigm evolve into.

Is that everybody?

Not quite.  Mercury Conjoins Saturn: our Attention to holding the Vision of a Future Worth Living should be intellectualized (that is, specified), and communicated far and wide.  The Conversation starts now – what Future DO we want to live in?  It’s not about having to settle for what trickles down, or settle for government that abandons us.  It’s about our Freedom to co-create our own Future – together.  A Future that respects our Individuality and honors our Skills, the one that our Mission was designed to create.  This is what the Harvest Moon illuminates.

Rather than What have I lost? it’s What does this loss make room for?  What is it that I’ve longed for since forever?  What are my limiting beliefs that have made me believe that’s not possible?  Time to illuminate those, honor the protection we’ve gained by using them hidden until it’s safe to release them, and let them go.  What am I afraid of giving up?  Why can’t I have Both/And?

And Mercury Trines Jupiter, which in turn Conjoins Vesta.  The Grand Trine is very close, within two degrees.  Neither Mercury nor Jupiter are nearly as close, so we aren’t considering them to be an integral part of the Grand Trine, but it would certainly be defensible to do so.  Either way, Jupiter amplifies the Grace, amplifies the connection to the Sacred, amplifies the sustainability, and amplifies the need for and effectiveness of communicating the specifics of our Visions to one another.

Bottom Line?  When we look back ten years from now, we won’t see this Harvest Full Moon as the End of a Blessing, we will see it as the Beginning of a greater Blessing.  Take your Attention off of a Past that has passed and is indeed past, and put it on the Future you are co-creating.  It has already begun.  Don’t let it leave without you.  Focus on the resources that you do have, not the ones you don’t have.  The ones you don’t have won’t serve your Future – that’s why you no longer have them.  The sooner we recognize this and live it, the easier is our Trance Reformation.  Find Gratitude, seek it constantly.  This is The Time, and quite literally, You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

The frame of mind you want is Curiosity; how will we co-create this new World?  We can’t know ahead of time, because it’s a CO-creation – you, me, them, and a very large collection of Energies we can barely imagine.  We have our Vision, but it will be vastly improved by comparison and compounding with the Visions of our fellow travelers.  We don’t know how that will evolve, and we will serve it best by holding Curiosity about how it will move and change and what it might look like as it grows.

There are three Quincunxes (five signs apart, signifying Curiosity) in this Full Moon chart.

Mars to Vesta: I wonder how I will be serving the Sacred and I wonder how the Sacred will motivate me.  We can be assured that we will, and that it will.

Sun to Chiron: I wonder how my Healing powers will evolve and I wonder how I will be Healed.  Both are certain.

And Pallas to Saturn: I wonder where I’ll be asked to make an unwavering stand and I wonder what priority my vulnerability will demand.  There is no Community without Boundaries.

That’s Saturn, with one of it’s big ol’ Earth-size Moons sitting in the edge-on Ring Field, and with the shadow of the Rings projected onto the planet.  As seen by one of those big-government space-travel gadgets that we sent out there cuz we was curious.

Scheeze

September 3, 2012

Well, I totally deserve this comment!

“do you mean it will be horrendous when looking through earthly ego filter and fantabulous when seeing with spiritual eyes?!!! or some such both/and kind of meaning?  I am going to admit that i was actually jarred by You making such a black statement … so will it really be ‘horrendous’???!!!  scheeze…..”

It’s a month away, and now I gotta at least summarize the chart, and it’s my own fault.  I’ll do it quickly for now, and add detail when I have more time…

We’ll be challenged to permanently let go of those aspects of our lives that don’t serve our Mission.  During the last half of September we get a big download of the tools we’ll be needing during the next stages of our Mission, and we need the space.

The Full Moon sits bang on Uranus, making of course a Square to Pluto, and Ceres Opposes Pluto, making a Full Moon-Uranus-Pluto-Ceres Grand Cross.  The contribution of Ceres is to demand sustainability, ie, permanence.

On September 18, Uranus makes its second Square (of many) to Pluto, while Pluto is Stationary.

We’ll also be challenged to proactively replace old emotional and relationship patterns and complexes with new ones that serve the Planetary New Paradigm, and allow us to live long and prosper in it.  Which is to say, if we’re open to it, we get creative about co-creating the post-monetary World.

Another Grand Cross, this time the Moon’s Nodes squaring the Opposition of Venus to Chiron-Neptune.  Mars and Vesta sit on the North Node, with Venus making a Waning Square to Mars.  We’ll look up the Cyclic details later, to get more detail about the emotional and relationship patterns we need to jettison.

There is abundant Grace to facilitate all this.

First, corners of the two Grand Crosses Trine one another, that is, each resolves whatever complications the other appears to introduce.

Second, Saturn slides neatly into the third corner of a Grand Trine along with Ceres in one Grand Cross and Neptune in the other.  Venus finishes off the “Kite” (a Grand Trine with a fourth planet midway between two of the Grand-Trine planets and Opposite the third – the fourth planet becomes the “head” of the Kite).

And of course there are more details, but that’s the Heart of it.  Now, is that “horrendous”?!?  Well, certainly “momentous” would have been a less incendiary choice of words.  And Wiktionary tells me that I misuse the word “horrendous.”  I use it casually to mean something like “extreme” or “very rare” or “unbelievable” or “phenomenal” or “noteworthy.”  Wikipedia ties it down to just “extremely  bad, awful, terrible, horrific,” which I didn’t mean to imply at all.  My bad.

Here’s another great Aurora, this one from Finland by Ole Salomonsen.

You Saw Me Standing Alone

August 20, 2012

Well, it’s been two days since the New Moon, and I can definitively answer the question about whether it would be more appropriate to interpret the Full Moon from the chart of the preceding New Moon (ie, two weeks earlier, that is, now), or from the chart of the preceding New Moon in the sign of the Full Moon (ie, six-anda-half months ago).  It’ll be a Pisces Full Moon, so the preceding Pisces New Moon was February 21.  And the current New Moon chart is very blatantly in effect.

Lets compare the charts.  First the current New Moon.

There is a “deadly” serious challenge here for us to align our Mission with the New Paradigm…

“Deadly” because Juno (unconscious Identity) is still sitting on the Dragon’s Head (Mission), squared (Challenge) by the New Moon itself AND by Neptune (along with Chiron symbolizing the New Paradigm) – in other words, the New Moon makes a Grand Cross by Squaring the Moon’s Nodes and Opposing Neptune.

In this chart it’s obvious that the New Paradimes is not just a shuffling of the financial house of cards, but a shift to bring the Goddess more into balance with the Old Male, in spite of the propaganda to the contrary that fills the media.

Uranus (Yin Integrity, aka direct contact with the individual Soul), Conjoined to Pallas (Boundaries), makes a T-Square (Big Challenge offering Mastery) with the Venus (Goddess) – Pluto (inevitable Trance-Formation) Opposition (Awareness).

We’re here at this time to assist in the Transition of the Planet, and the time is now to drop our disguises and tune into our Mission, which will automatically – but not effortlessly – align with the New Paradigm.  For which we will need to drop our fear about letting go of our attachment to the Mod Cons of the Old Nickel.  There are choices to be made, and we need to lean toward Integrity more than toward Comfort.  It may feel like some of those choices will kill us, but we know we have to do it anyway.

Don’t hesitate to be “defensive” – we will be called to not just exercise our Integrity, but to defend it.

This isn’t a Journey we need to take alone – there is ample Grace to help, first because these two Challenges assist one another, and because to some extent we may even understand what’s happening.

Uranus Trines the Dragon’s Head, meaning our Integrity and our Mission align perfectly – and meaning that the Grand Cross and the T-Square are on the same page, supporting the Mastery that each of the Challenges will be pulling out of us.  Mercury (potential understanding) makes the Uranus-Dragon Trine into a Grand Trine (High Grace).

The Neptune (our relationship with the Goddess) corner of the Grand Trine (High Grace) is also Trine (Ease) to the Venus (the Essential Feminine) corner of the T-Square.  That is, as within, so without; defending our Heart (Venus) aligns with adapting to the New Ways to Form Communities (Neptune).

And our natural outrage will make it quite easy to defend our Integrity.

The Mars-Saturn Conjunction (Focused Energy) in Libra (Community and Charisma) Trines (Grace) Neptune (New Paradigm) and Sextiles (Creative Ease) the New Moon (the Essence of what’s going down) – that is, we’ll know what to do intuitively.

Meanwhile, Jupiter (the amplifier) Conjoins Vesta (that which we Hold Sacred) sextile (Creative Ease) to Pallas-Uranus (our Integrity) – it’s more likely to feel like blasphemy that we  react to than injustice.

Which doesn’t mean we won’t have to tap out our Guilt when our outrage offends our “Play Nice Now” programming.  That’s how we can tell when we’re defending our Integrity from when we’re just being an Asshole – if the intensity of our Guilt diminishes when we tap on it, we’re defending our Integrity.  If not, make amends, then PIAVA (Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, Affirm) understanding.

So this would be the Energy that’s initiating over the last few days, and expanding over the next coupla weeks.

I’m already deep into it – a neighbor kid comes by and “pesters” me while I’m trying to work, and it becomes very clear why my father didn’t want me around when he was working.  So how do I react to the kid – well, of course, the way my father reacted to me – curt responses, and pretending like I/he wasn’t there!  Do I feel Guilt about that?  You bet!  Does the Guilt diminish when I tap?  Yes.  Do I still feel compassion for the poor kid?  Absolutely.

But is rescuing him/me my Mission?  God, I dunno.  I mean, what a legend in my own mind I’d be if I could!  Is that programming, or Integrity?  Got two weeks to work that out, eh?  What is clear is that I need to work on my own relationship with my own father.  That feels a little terrifying.  I tap on this Fear, and what happens?  The same Energy remains in my back, but it no longer feels much like Fear.  Maybe it’s filling in a hole in my Aura.  It promises to be an interesting coupla weeks.

My New Moon Dream went like this…

I’m with a group of friends waiting inna long line to get into some event, but I gotta go do something else, while they hold the place in line.  Everybody’s well coiffed and clean, and casually but very neatly dressed, high school or college age.  The line grows, till it’s twice ’round the block.  When I finish my task and rejoin the line, my friends have already gone into the event.  As I look for them, people act like they think I’m trying to crowd in.

I have no idea what the event was, just that everyone was in their Sunday best for it.  I know I’m not threatening the other line-standers, so I don’t feel embarrassed or bothered by their defending their space.  I’d like to be with my friends, but I don’t feel like the event itself is important.  When I imagine myself inside the event, the only feeling is a mild smugness – it’s about being cool, following the crowd, being acceptable and accepted, belonging.  Yow, is that what’s dying, giving up my normal disguise and just being me?  Does bias control confirm that?  Yes, when I try that on, I’m disoriented.  If I’m learning something real, it’s disorienting.  Exactly what the kid now and me then longed for, a sense of belonging.

We’ll compare all this to the New Moon from six months ago next time.  Sounds like I’ve made up my mind already, eh?  You might be surprised.

Moonstone is a Potassium Feldspar, one with an Opal-like “fire” or glint, when the angle is right, often a Blue glint.  Feldspar is one of the most underappreciated of minerals.  Like Quartz, it’s a tectosilicate, meaning that the Aluminated Silicate units are arranged in a three-dimensional matrix, giving it maximum, even holographic, information-carrying ability.  Like Labradorite (a Calcium Sodium Feldspar), Mom can speak to you through it on many levels, and it’s a good time to listen.

Innana Begins Her Descent

May 17, 2012

Sunday evening, following the Rising Sun in East Asia and before Sunset in western North America, we get an “almost-total” Eclipse of the Sun.  It’s called an “Annular Eclipse,” which means that the Moon is near the far end of its oval-shaped orbit, so even though this would be a Total Eclipse if the Moon were otherwise, the Moon isn’t quite big enough to cover the full face of the Sun.  The Eclipse will be maximum through Hong Kong and Japan, across the North Pacific, and in a stripe from far northern California to eastern Texas (Crescent City-Reno-Zion-Albuquerque).

It’s a complex chart, so I’ll write more about it in additional posts, and just try to describe the context and major elements here.  Things get very busy from here on – the Universe is about to start slapping around the Muggles who’ve been poo-pooing 2012.  Some of them will wake up; many won’t, and they’ll be screaming more stridently than ever on Fox News and Talk Radio, so be mindful about what you hear and believe.  Think of it as their Death Rattle.

In case any of you aren’t familiar with Innana, Starhawk’s Truth or Dare is a fabulous source for – and explication of – Her myth.  Forget Carne Ross’s genuflections; it’s Starhawk that has real information for us.  It’s especially appropriate now, because it was Innana herself who confronted the Lizards when they landed in Sumeria, the very Lizards who are about to lose their latest fascist takeover attempt of Humanity.  On the wake-up level, that is.  On the still-asleep level, the Foxnewsers will continue mining Gold for them for a loooonnng time.

Here’s the Big-Picture rundown…

May 15 – Venus turns Retrograde, in preparation for her Walk Across the Face of the Sun.  Hot coals pshaw!  Venus has been Outabounds (ie, Very Strong) since April Fool’s Day, and she doesn’t return Inbounds till June 3, only two days before she crosses the Sun.  It’s not like she’s sliding into her Transit, she’s literally dive-bombing the Sun!  She reached the peak of her trajectory on May 5, and she’s been diving since.  If you go out just after Sunset and listen closely toward the West, you’ll probably be able to hear the whistling.

May 17 – my calendar says it’s Ascension Day.  Not a bad idea.

May 20 – Annular Eclipse of the Sun in the first degree of Gemini – “A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders.”  Well, you know by now that I regard any Eclipse as an adventure in revelation, as what was previously part of the background suddenly is made obvious by its absence.  The Eclipse opposes Juno (Identity – a clue about what might become obvious), Squares Chiron-Neptune (Challenges us to move into the New Paradigm), and receives Grace from Pallas (setting good Boundaries is the way we move into the New Paradigm).

We’re no longer under the Mars Grand Cross, but I was gonna say that in this astromileau (Mars Squaring the Moon’s Nodes) there’s no more apt idiom than Gandhi’s admonition to Be the change you wish to see in the World.  Or as Stephen Levine used to put it, There is no greater Work for the Planet than your Work on yourself.  (That’s what the Moon’s Nodes mean – the presence of Juno on the North Node puts about seven exclamation points on it.)

But the Mars Grand Trine remains, and now it’s Trining Pluto and Vesta.  Vesta is what we hold most sacred – what we’re willing to die or kill for.  When you remember that the only Death there is is Ego Death, Juno becomes even more relevant.  The Grand Trine represents Comsummate Grace, Pluto that which cannot be resisted (only transformed aka trance-reformed), and Mars where we direct our Energies.  So the gravest danger here is the Human tendency to see Other People’s need to work on themselves, without realizing that the World is a Mirror.  And yes, there may be Zealots around who haven’t figured out yet that they are Spirit rather than Body, and misinterpret Ego Death.

But even more important, Mars is still Opposite Chiron-Neptune, which we translate as if you don’t invest your Energy in the New Paradigm, it’ll bite you in the Butt.  That is, if you don’t invest your Energy (Mars) in the New Paradigm (Chiron-Neptune), it’ll bite you (Mars) inna Butt (Opposition = wake up and turn around and see what you’ve been missing!).  The Mars-to-Chiron-Neptune Opposition makes the Mars Grand Trine into a “Kite,” with Chiron-Neptune at the top (draw a circle with three equally spaced points on it, then put a fourth point halfway between two of the three, then draw lines between all of the four points, and you’ll see the Kite).

And remember that this is the same Chiron-Neptune that’s being Squared by the Eclipse and forming a T-Square with Juno!  A T-Square is two Squares to the same planet, in this case Chiron-Neptune.  It’s half of a Grand Cross.  With a Grand Cross, the two T-Squares Balance one another, keeping us from straying too far.  With a T-Square, it’s up to us to maintain our Balance, and since a Square is about Mastery through Challenge, that gets tricky.  Whatever you do, don’t try to get it right!  Try to make it work.  There is no such thing as right when you’re dealing with a T-Square.

That is, remember that this is the same Chiron-Neptune (New Paradigm) that’s being Squared by (being Challenged by) the Eclipse (New Awareness) and forming a T-Square with Juno (Challenging us to grow our Identity waay beyond who we think we are or should be – or can even understand)!

While Mars still opposes Chiron-Neptune, it no longer Squares the Moon’s Nodes.  The clue which a T-Square provides us is called the “Vacancy” – the point, Opposite the peak, which would complete the Grand Cross if there was a planet there.  The Vacancy for this T-Square is 7 degrees of Virgo, “A Harem.”  In other words, we survive this Big Challenge (T-Square) to Awaken (Eclipse) to aligning our Identity (Juno) with the New Paradigm (Chiron-Neptune) by listening to our Inner Female, in all her many guises.

I know, that’s alot.  But it aint all.  Neptune is almost Stationary – that is, Very Strong.  It’s also at the top of the Kite.  So Neptune is the key to the whole process!  What’s Neptune about?  When you see the World through Material Eyes, Neptune covers everything with fog; when you see the World through Spiritual Eyes, Neptune creates total Clarity.  Neptune is also Pisces – Emotion, Water.  That brings A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders into context, and brings us to a Bottom Line for the whole adventure – don’t hesitate to embrace all of the Emotions that arise; that’s the way our Inner Female would have it, and that’s what the Nodes are about!

Which brings us to…

June 4 – Partial Eclipse of the Moon and Retrograde Station of Neptune.  Of course an Eclipse of the Moon would reveal (Eclipse) Emotions (Moon) that may hide Karmic material.  We could write a whole essay on that last sentence; if you remind me, I’ll do it.  With Mercury Outabounds, our openness to Awareness (or our Defensiveness against it!) will be amplified.  Venus also Squares Mars, which is big considering how lit up they both are – more about that later.

And of course that means that Neptune is virtually Stationary for the whole period between now and then, carrying all the implications of the paragraph above that starts with “I know, that’s alot” through all of the time between now and early June.

June 5 – Venus Walks Across the Face of the Sun, while the Moon again Occults Pluto.  And Mercury remains Outabounds.

June 12 – Chiron Stationary Retrograde.

June 17 – the Moon Occults Jupiter.

June 24 – (finally – what a build-up!) Uranus Squares Pluto.

June 25 – Saturn Stationary Direct.

July 3 – The Moon Occults Pluto again.

July 13-14 – Uranus and Mercury both turn Retrograde while the Moon Occults Jupiter.

July 20 – The Moon Occults Mercury.

July 30 – The Moon Occults Pluto again.

All of which will be asking for many more posts!

Mars Again

May 6, 2012

 

Can’t believe how far back I have to go to find the Grand Cross/Grand Trine story – seems like it was just yesterday.  But here it is again!  At last night’s Full Moon, Mars was again/still chairing both a Grand Cross and a Grand Trine!

The Grand Cross (Mastery through Mutually Balancing Challenges) once again comprises Mars (Action) Squaring the Moon’s Nodes (Mission), with Juno (Identity) once again/still on the North Node (Future, sorta), and Mars Opposing Neptune and Chiron (our New Paradigm since 2008), which of course also means that Chiron-Neptune are also Squaring the Moon’s Nodes.

The import is that we need to align our Identity with Where We’re Going and let go of Where We Been or we’ll be finding ourselves seriously left behind – and it will hurt!

I’ll go through that again, a little slower – The import is that we need to align our Identity with Where We’re Going (Juno-North Node) and let go of Where We Been or we’ll be finding ourselves seriously left behind (Chiron-Neptune) – and it will hurt (Mars)!

In the Grand Trine (Grace), Mars is joined by Pluto (Where We’re All Going) and Vesta-Ceres (Sustaining the Sacred, or Sustained by the Sacred).

The Grand Cross keeps us from getting boring, while the Grand Trine keeps us from Surrendering All Hope, because we can actually see progress, even though it seems miniscule when compared to the magnitude of the Challenges.  All we gotta do is hold a vision of something like where we’re going.  If you’re too precise about your vision, or hold it too tightly, you’re probably going into the wrong end of the pool, because even if your intuition is perfect, you aren’t going to be flexible enough to flow with the Changes.  More likely, you’re stuck in the mind, which is waaaay too small to grasp what’s going on.  You’ll know when yer heading in the right direction cuz it’ll feel right.  It may actually be kinda Challenging, but it’ll feel right.

The other clue that the Mothership left for us, is an additional Trine from a second corner of the Grand Cross, a Trine from Juno-North Node to Uranus.  Uranus stands for I Gotta Be Me.  That is, it’s also important to be very assiduous about abandoning any self-rejection you haven’t yet released.  And that you should find ample Grace to assist this process.

And of course Uranus is now within 3 degrees of Squaring Pluto.  This is, Uranus (Yin Integrity, or Self-Trust) Squaring (Mastery through Challenge) Pluto (The Global Trance, aka the movement of history/herstory).  Got any unfinished business from the 60s?

It’s this coming Wednesday when the Moon Occults Pluto, which should represent a history-changing moment, when The Global Trance suddenly Changes, probably unexpectedly, and quite irreversibly.  That happens about half past 10am PDT.  Watch for it.

Beware! The Beginning Is Near

April 7, 2012

While it was Mars that starred in the Big Grand Cross and Big Grand Trine, the real doyenne of the first half of 2012 is Venus.

She joined the Big Amplifier Jupiter and Big Mystic Black Moon Lilith in a very close Triple Conjunction as one corner of the Grand Trine, along with Mars and Pluto, in mid-March.

Lilith, for those who’ve forgotten, was Adam’s first wife.  She split as soon as Adam began to lay down those Penis First rules that Eve was willing to take for granted.  You can see the impact of the Triple Conjunction in the reactionary Attack on Women that’s underway – which Attack is a Paper Tiger.  The Triple Conjunction occurred at 10 degrees of Taurus, “A Red Cross Nurse: The compassionate linking of all Peoples.”  It only seems like the Penis Flag is being raised again because Eve’s Old-Testament offspring own the media.

Black Moon Lilith symbolizes the mystical aspect of the feminine.  The Moon’s orbit around the Earth is an ellipse, an oval.  While circles have one center, ovals have two.  Earth sits at one of those centers, and Black Moon Lilith sits at the other.  You can think of it as Earth 2, waiting just on the other side of Manifestation.  With Lilith in charge, the Penis is the Flagpole, not the Flag.

Venus crosses the Moon’s South Node next Wednesday, becoming as she does a corner of the Grand Cross, rather than the Grand Trine.  Mars turns Direct the next day.  Expect some fireworks over who gets to be the Flag and who the Pole.  This is Venus Squaring Mars – Mastery through Challenge in the relationship between our Inner Male and Inner Female.  If yours ain’t married, you’ll be doing some homework next week – enjoy it as the Learning Experience that it is.

The Mars Grand Cross, by the way, remains in effect well into May.

As we’ve seen, Venus has been dominating the evening sky.  Venus as the Evening Star is Venus Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.  She reaches her farthest extent from the Sun in mid-May, just as the Mars Grand Cross begins to fade (and the media’s Penis Flag starts to go limp).  She’s Stationary from May 7 to May 15, and then starts working her way back to the Sun, remaining Retrograde till June 27.

Meanwhile, starting April 2nd, Venus is Out of Bounds.  Out of Bounds means that she is further from the Equator than the Sun ever goes, in this case overhead north of the Tropic of Cancer.  Out of Bounds means strong.

She remains Out of Bounds, and Retrograde, until June 3.  As she returns In Bounds, she meets the Sun, on its journey north to the Summer Solstice.  On June 5, Venus crosses the face of the Sun.  Not just a Conjunction, where they share the same longitude, but a Parallel Conjunction, where they share the same latitude.  If Venus were bigger than the Sun (or the same size), it would be called an Occultation, which is the general term for an Eclipse, where one planet or body “occults,” or hides, the other.  Since Venus is smaller, it’s called a “Transit,” but it’s an astronomical Transit, not an astrological Transit.  Astrological Transits are much more general.

Venus Transits the Sun, in pairs, only once per century – and it skipped the 20th Century entirely.  It’s tempting to equate the darker elements of the previous century (two World Wars, the Bomb) with that lack, and maybe not inappropriate.  The first of the current pair of Transits occurred in 2004.  One meaning of a Venus Transit is the feminine made visible.  Venus Transits the Sun as both Square Mars.  What a fabulous time for the Genders to open their minds to learning about one another, aided and abetted by Mercury going Out of Bounds (enhanced Awareness) from May 30 to June 19.

In mid-June, Venus rises as the Morning Star, Pallas Athena, the Goddess of War and Wisdom.  Venus rising as the Morning Star is called the Heliacal Rising of Venus, and represents a very significant region of the year.  We’ll talk more about that later.

Then, on June 23, Uranus Squares Pluto, the Big Event of 2012.  To celebrate that event, Jupiter Squares Neptune, and Saturn turns Direct.  We’ll go into the implications of all that later as well.

Here’s an excellent interview and implicit book review on The Beginning Is Near, and the Rise of the Feminine…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/carne-ross-on-being-agents-of-change/

 

Major Alien Landing

March 21, 2012

I don’t think Scott Sistek took all these photos, but he at least collated them.  Just for reference, the mountaintop is about three miles up.

Now of course the muggle explanation is that these are just Lenticular Clouds, formed by moist air hitting the mountain.  Uncommon, but not terribly rare.  But Bryan deFlores says that these clouds are used by travelers from afar to “shift down” from the fifth dimension so they can enter through the mountain to visit the cities inside the Earth.  Good Both/And exercise, eh?  Bryan’s pretty far out, and he can be a bit of a trickster, but he’s not dismissible.

Consider this.  Drunvalo says he led a meditation where he led 100 or so folks to one of these cities, and at the end of the meditation all but a few told similar stories about the city.  Of course these Entities aren’t “manifested” in the same way that we are.  It’s a different dimensionality.  In Drunvalo’s video, the interviewer Lilou even has one landing on her head.  Don’t forget the Hopi “myth” about living inside the Earth during times when the surface wasn’t habitable.  And “myths” from a zillion other cultures.

Non-instantaneous travel is an artifact of our trance into Linear Time.  How can you vividly remember events from your childhood, or your dreams?  Because some blu-ray machine in yer head played them back?  Hardly.  Because you stepped out of Linear Time.  Remember the Galaxy in Orion’s belt in Men in Black?  Same process.  Delores Cannon – who’s spent a lifetime interviewing folks from many dimensions – gives us some good perspective.

Interesting that these Lenticulars visited just as the Big Mars Event was ripening.