Posts Tagged ‘T-Square’

New Years Day

December 31, 2012

Don’t forget to look for our Big Diamond Star starting about 10pm PST on January 1 –

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/a-christmas-angel/

And here’s our “must have” Uranus-Eris calendar for 2013…

http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Engelbreit-Monthly-Pocket-Planner/dp/1449413609/

Mary’s either very intuitive, or has a good astrologer.

A Christmas Angel

December 23, 2012

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Well, we know this is important, because I just hit the “wrong” key and erased everything I’ve written.  Fortunately, I’ve learned that it’s always easier the second time around.  But this time I’ll start with the bottom line, rather than building up to it.

At 12:00 am PST on January 2 (that is, the midnight between January 1 and January 2, in the Pacific Time Zone), the Moon Opposes Chiron-Neptune and Squares Jupiter.  Since the Jupiter Yod is still intact, this creates a “real” Diamond Star, without having to use the Ascendant and other ephemeral Angles to complete the pattern.  This will not be an event that occurs at the same clock time everywhere, it will vary around the globe – 8am in London on January 2, 7pm in Melbourne, etc.  And this time the Portal will not be open for 10 minutes, but for several hours!  The Moon is a Manifestor, so this will be Big!  Put the date and time on your calendar or your iphone.  This Portal should open as early as two hours prior to the indicated time, and stay open for as long as two hours afterward.

What’s it mean?  The Jupiter Yod is with Saturn and Pluto, so we expand (Jupiter) by Focusing (Saturn) on Trance Formation (Pluto).  We could do that with PIAVA, for instance, or Tapping, or Meditation.  Or if you’re in a group (or even not), ritual singing or dancing or chanting.  Pluto Trances are often worldwide trances – global versions of Culture.  The reason people can communicate with one another, when they can, is because they share the same Trance.  The Jupiter T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) forms with Chiron-Neptune (New Paradigm) and the Moon (Manifesting).  So we have a very powerful Opportunity to Co-Create the kind of Community we want to live in, both locally and globally.

And we have a smaller version of the same Opportunity on Christmas, at twenty minutes after 4pm PST, when the Moon Conjoins Jupiter.  Here’s the NASA version of it.  There won’t be a planet or hotspot to complete the T-Square at this time, but since this event is bracketed by the January 1-2 event and the Portals we’ve just been through, the field will be intact, so there will be some Diamond Star effect.  And in at least two World locations – the left coast of North America and eastern Australia, the IC and Descendant do complete the T-Squares.  In western coastal North America the Diamond Star is completed at the same 4:20 pm time on December 25 as the Moon-Jupiter Conjunction, and in eastern Oz this occurs at 10:15 am on December 26.  I couldn’t find a place in Europe or Africa where the Ascendant squared the Jupiter-Moon Conjunction, but you may be able to.  The Square to the Midheaven occurs in the mid-Pacific.

If you’re not in far western North America or eastern Australia, you can fill in the Christmas Vacancy yourself, by focusing on its degree, Virgo 6, “A merry-go-round.”  You could put that image into your ritual dance.  You could be Present with anything that the merry-go-round image invokes.  The cycle of Life, the Wheel of Fortune or the Wheel of Karma, a Chakra.  Kids playing.  Imagine the realizations you’ve had over the last several months being thrown out into the World, the way centrifugal force tosses off anything that’s not hanging on to the merry-go-round.  Imagine anything that may have reached its Tipping Point – submachine-gun control, World Peace, Justice, Equality, Tolerance, Abundance – to fly out and shift the World Trance.

The Portals of the last several days have made me a believer in the Diamond Star configuration.  I’ve found it particularly useful for penetrating Fear.  Every discomfort and dis-ease in your body is blanketed by Fear, as if encased in bubble-wrap.  You can’t begin real Healing until you’ve penetrated the Fear, since it reflects your attempts to love your discomfort back into Balance.  When I’ve directed this Portal Energy into discomfort, it seems to melt the Fear envelope, leaving the Vulnerability exposed to be re-integrated.  It hasn’t Healed the discomfort, but the Fear is gone, and that’s the Tipping Point that full Healing follows.  The Portals have also been very good for downloading useful information.

Let’s review the Diamond Star.  It begins with a Yod – a skinny triangle formed by two Quincunxes to the same Apex planet.  Then add a T-Square, a wide triangle formed by two Squares to the same Apex.  The T-Square symbolizes Mastery through Challenge, but a T-Square is very frustrating, because it’s impossible to “get it right.”  You have to recognize that Life is not about getting it right, but about exploration.  Since a T-Square is interminably motivating, we explore more than anyone else, and develop Mastery.  But we don’t develop appreciation for our own Mastery till we move beyond the frustration.  The Yod replaces the frustration with Curiosity, so we have an interminable motivation to explore, and interminable Curiosity to feed it.  No resistance to exploration, no Energy wasted on frustration, and Mastery of Masteries.

Angelite, also known as Anhydrite, is a Calcium Sulfate, like the Gypsum in your wallboard, but with a different crystal structure.  Angelite connects the physical with the spiritual, the personal to the global, the actual to the ideal, and facilitates Co-Creation.

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.

Elements and Qualities

July 19, 2012

Since we work mostly with the Angles (“Aspects” is the official term, but that word is also used as a synonym for “Transits,” so Angles is more concise), we don’t talk a lot about the Signs.  They’re very useful, though, so we don’t mean to slight them.

The twelve Signs each have one of three “Qualities” or “Modes” (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable), and one of four “Elements” (Fire, Earth, Air, Water).  That is, 3 X 4 = 12!  Cardinal means Creative, Fixed means Stabilizing, and Mutable (as in mutation) means Changing, or “distributing.”  In general terms,  Fire is Spirit, Earth is Matter, Air is Thought, and Water is Emotion.  The Qualities and Elements run in the order listed –

Aries  is Cardinal Fire (Creative Spirit)
Taurus is Fixed Earth (Stabilizing Matter)
Gemini is Mutable Air (Changing Thought)
Cancer is Cardinal Water (Creative Emotion)
Leo is Fixed Fire (Stabilizing Spirit)
Virgo is Mutable Earth (Changing Matter)
Libra is Cardinal Air (Creative Thought)
Scorpio is Fixed Water (Stabilizing Emotion)
Sagittarius is Mutable Fire (Changing Spirit)
Capricorn is Cardinal Earth (Creative Matter)
Aquarius is Fixed Air (Stabilizing Thought)
Pisces is Mutable Water (Changing Emotion)

The first thing you notice is that there are a few anomalies, relative to our usual way of thinking – like Changing Matter – what’s that, Magic?  Well, yes.  Just because Chemistry tries to shame Alchemy out of existence, doesn’t mean they can.  Ask Sai Baba!  Or Stabilizing Emotion – sounds oxymoronic.  And some of the Signs are more difficult to have in a chart, not because the Sign is difficult, but because our usual way of thinking is very skewed.

I’ve always advocated for taking a few fundamental truths that have been the foundation of virtually every human philosophy, such as All There Is Is Now and We Are All One and As Without So Within, and crafting one’s view of Reality using those as the building blocks.  So when something in our current way of perceiving doesn’t jive with the building blocks (like, say, linear time, or individual ego), then we adjust our way of perceiving so it aligns more with Universal Truth.  That’s a much more powerful way to live, than to just consider the fundamental truths to be quaint.

And while we’re on the subject of the Signs, it’s good to remember that each sign is a reaction to the previous sign.  Taurus gets a little to set in its ways, and Gemini goes off the deep end the other way.  Gemini can get so flibbertygibbet that it has no bandwidth to spare for other people, so Cancer emphasizes Compassion.  Cancer can give away too much, so Leo comes along to redirect attention back to Self.  Virgo’s function is to dissemble Ego.  If Virgo seems critical, then Libra bends over backward to honor Other.  Scorpio goes within.  Sagittarius flies back out.  Capricorn gets grounded again, and Aquarius turns that around with flights of fancy.  No pie in the sky for Pisces, it’s all about Feeling.  When Pisces gets mired in the muck, Aries burns it away.  And when Aries gets ungrounded, Taurus anchors back to the Planet.  And so on – we could go round and round.  And we do, don’t we.

At any rate, the reason we bring this up, is cuz Terri/Clare mentioned that T-Squares have a Quality!  That is, two planets form a Square when they’re three Signs apart, so they normally share a the same Quality.  (If they’re on Sign cusps, they can have different Qualities.)  So what about our three Eris-New-Moon T-Squares?

Two are Cardinal, and one is Mutable.  That says a lot right there – there is Change happening, but most of the Energy flying around is Creative Energy.  There’s not much in the way of Stabilizing Energy, at least in the T-Squares.  And there are only three planets/’roids/symbolic points in Fixed Signs – Mercury Retrograde in Leo, Lilith in Taurus, and Juno in Scorpio.  Sounds a little painful for most folks’ Egos, actually – our Unconscious Identity (Juno) is Fixed, our inward-focused (Retro) Thoughts (Mercury) are Fixed, while the Whole World is Changing and Creating!  Lilith echos Eris – the Life Force itself.  So that part is Solid anyway.  I think of Lilith Energy as a (somewhat) more embodied form of Eris Energy.

So what is being Created around us, and what’s Changing?  The Stationary Eris-to-Saturn-to-New Moon T-Square is Cardinal.  That makes sense, since Eris is forcing her way into our Consciousness rather profoundly, Creating a whole new social mileau with more “gender” balance.  Look at all the Old Males freaking out and trying to stop Her from manifesting!  Not to mention the She-Bears taking their Power.  The Mars-to-Uranus-Pallas-to-Pluto T-Square is also Cardinal.  That makes perfect sense as well, since we’re co-Creating a new way of being in the World where the Soul is more present and Yin Integrity reigns.  Hence all this amazing panoply of politically-correct criminality, for contrast!

And the Moon’s Nodes-to-Chiron-Neptune T-Square is Mutable, which is totally logical, since Chiron and Neptune are just beginning a new 65-year Cycle, which changes the basic paradigm, and evolves our own Missions accordingly.  Hence the Economic instability – everything is changing, perhaps right down to ReFormation of even the Money Trance.  I was in diapers when the prior Chiron-Neptune Cycle began, but its memory is vivid nonetheless.  My father went from welding Liberty Ships to welding tankers and freighters, and the transition wasn’t easy.  The town I grew up in went from 80,000 people to 40,000 over my first 10 years, and the reason people left was that jobs were scarce.  My father always found work eventually, but he was out looking for a new job every time a ship was finished.

The Nodes-to-New Paradigm T-Square lasts from early March until mid-October, using three degrees of “orb” (slop) between the Nodes and either Chiron or Neptune.  But the North Node backs into Scorpio in the first few days of September (the Nodes always move backwards).  That’s a double-edged sword – on the one hand, Scorpio is a Fixed sign, and we can see the possibility that our new Mission will Stabilize.  On the other hand, it’s Scorpio.  Scorpio’s own Mission is to get to the bottom of things, which usually means shaking up the status quo, and that doesn’t usually abet anybody’s popularity.  Most of us will probably face the choice of shaking it up, or having it shaken up around us.

So we can expect a lot of Heyoka Shamans running around until March 2014, when the North Node backs into Libra.  The Chiron-Neptune Conjunction itself was in Aquarius, so overall it should have a Stabilizing effect, but that’s over the course of 65 years.  Maybe it will eventually Stabilize Global Warming – that’d be nice.  But it’s Aquarius (Fixed ideas), so we can expect this bickering between the Austrian and Keynesian economists to continue.  It was only after the Conjunction that both Chiron and Neptune moved into Pisces, promising a very Emotional period of Mutation.  Chiron gets to Aries around 2018, but Neptune takes until 2025-26.  The New Paradigm doesn’t become permanent (the Waxing Square) until 2042.

After 2014, though, with the North Node in Libra, we can expect Community to bloom, maybe as a replacement for the Money Trance.  While the North Node symbolizes the direction of our Mission, the South Node represents two things – what we’re letting go of (usually some form on Emotional attachment), and what we’re recovering (a cache of tools left by our Soul, that we aren’t ready to use till we’ve let go of the attachment that hides them).  So the South Node-in-Taurus period (September 2012 to March 2014) will likely involve letting go of a lot of Mod Cons, as the Brits refer to “modern conveniences.”  But it will involve a corresponding recovery of skills at manipulating Matter.

Beware the Nodes, though – they can easily flip.  As with any Opposition, especially a permanent Opposition like the Nodes, it’s the Coin that you want to pay attention to, not whether it’s heads or tails.  When we were talking about Signs, we neglected to mention that each sign is its Opposite.  Leo is Aquarius, it’s just that Leo operates on the personal level, while Aqua dances on a more social level.  The Fixed Ideologies that characterize Aqua aren’t much different from the Fixed Egos that characterize Leo.  Aries is the pioneer forging new trails, but Libra pioneers new social patterns.  Since We Are All One, they’re the same, eh?

So the Coin for Sagittarius-Gemini is Changing the Energy.  That’s what we’re up to through August, practicing running new frequencies.  It’s actually a lot easier to change your frequency than it is to change your external Reality, but they have the same result.  It’s just that most of us have never been taught how to do that.  Remind me, and I’ll provide some exercises.  Once we get to September, the Scorpio-Taurus Coin is about Manifestation.  Science hasn’t figured this out yet, but the force that binds Energy into Matter and keeps it from flying apart, is Emotion.  We’ll be coming back to Alchemy after all.

On the left in the picture, you have a lovely red-flowering Lewisia, first cousin of the Bitterroot that the Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border is named for.  This one, though, is from the Siskiyou Mountains on the Oregon-California border.  Now on the right in the picture you have – what?  Energy!  I’m not even going to try interpreting this, I’ll leave that up to you.

She-Bears

July 14, 2012

Dont ferget to ogle the eastern sky at Dawn Sunday for the Big Show…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTxazv-wdp4

If you’re in the right spot on the Planet, you might even see the Balsamic Moon Occult Jupiter – how spectacular will that be!  I’d rather see that than Venus Walking any day, but I’m on the wrong side of the Planet.

The reports I have say that the Planet shifted bigtime when Uranus Stood Still Thursday night, as in Big Healing.  We bring you the voice of Eris (in her charming guise) to celebrate.

First, more Convergence, with Vandana Shiva…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/vandana-shiva-on-the-problem-with-genetically-modified-seeds/

What clarity, eh?  And Truthtelling.

Then another clear She-Bair to give us the straight skinny on the Banksters…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/sheila-bair-on-keeping-banks-honest/

What NASA refers to as a “Crescent” Moon (that is the name of its shape, just not the name of its phase) is really “Balsamic” – the last phase before the New Moon.  Notice that the two phases point in opposite directions – the curve of the Crescent (dusk) Moon is to the right, like a “D,” while the Balsamic (dawn) Moon curves on the left, like a “C.”  The Balsamic phase is about emptying the self, cleansing, letting go, sweatlodge, purification preparations for the new Vision Quest that every New Moon initiates.

The New Moon itself comes up Wednesday (half past 9pm PDT), and it’s a bit of a doozy.  Mars Opposes Uranus at almost exactly the same time, which of course means it makes a T-Square with Pluto at the point.  The New Moon is the chart you wanna read to know what’s up in the following month.  Since the Harmonic Contusion twenty-five years ago, big Mars events have not lived up to their reputation for violence – which in itself is a remarkable testament!  So we’ll hope this one follows the benign trend – a Mars-Pluto Square represents a pretty serious housecleaning.

There’s also a T-Square to the Moon’s Nodes.  T-Squares, you recall, are about “insoluble” situations.  They aren’t “problems,” so they can’t be “solved.”  They are irritating, because nothing ever works out very well, so we do have a deep hunger to resolve them.  We can do that by recognizing that a T-Square is like a graduate seminar.  There are no “right” answers, only creative exploration of the Edges of the Known.  So we expect to be intrigued by outcomes, not pleased.  Rudhyar called them the Edge of human evolution.  A T-Square to the Nodes means a primo opportunity to learn about our Mission – what more could we ask for?

Who is it that’s Squaring the Nodes?  Why, none other than Chiron-Neptune, our harbinger of the New Paradigm!  So we’ll be learning about how we fit in to this unseen imminence – finally!  Of course it’s a T-Square, so it won’t be painless, but bringing a Balsamic attitude to it will help immensely.  That means,

If you’ve seen this Drama before, it doesn’t mean it’s glued to your ass – except by Inertia.  It means it’s a Karmic paper tiger that you can punch holes through without breaking a nail, if you’re willing to get Conscious.  You don’t want to re-lease it, you want to Let It Go.  It’s a cause for celebration, because every time your Karma arises and you refuse to re-attach yourself to it, you Liberate your Future more.

Your Mission includes your Karma.  In the Original Sin view of the World, we all haul Karmic baggage around with us.  When Life is unpleasant, those who would be our Masters tell us it’s because we’re Unclean and we need their Salvation.  Look at it from the Original Blessing point of view instead.

In every “Past” Life we were a Master of something.  We can recover those Skills effortlessly for use in the current Lifetime, but they’re hidden behind our Karmic baggage.  They’re hidden for a reason – we haven’t earned enough Integrity in this Lifetime yet to be able to use that much Power without abusing it.  So they’re covered by an Emotional aversion, to protect us from burning ourself.  Once we’re ready to be Conscious enough to Let Go of this opaque packaging, we can have the Miracle inside.

Now, since by now you’re thoroughly convinced that We’re All One (how can you not believe Bruce Lipton, Nassim Haramein, Gary Craig, and Vendana Shiva all at the same time!), you gotta realize that every “Past” Life is yours!  Meaning you can pick up any Skill imaginable if you’re willing to get Conscious of the wrapping paper that covers it.

A chart with two T-Squares signifies some hard work over the next month.  Does it have any Grace in it?  It actually holds enormous Grace!  The corners of these two T-Squares are linked in a Golden Rectangle.  On the scale of 0 to 10 Grace, a Golden Rectangle merits about an 8.  What it means is that the two T-Squares complement one another.

So the Vigor (Mars) with which we approach our newfound Mandatory Transition (Pluto) into Integrity (Uranus) facilitates our realization that our personal Mission (the Moon’s Nodes) was constructed to align perfectly with the New Paradigm (Chiron-Neptune).  It will take adjustments that won’t be as comfortable as business-as-usual (T-Squares), but as we make those adjustments, we’ll be shocked at how quickly and easily the puzzle pieces fall into place (Golden Rectangle).

Coupla more relevancies in the chart here…

Pallas Adjoins Uranus, implying that Defensiveness is totally appropriate when we’re defending our Integrity.

There’s a gang sitting on that Moon’s South Node, so

This is a huuuge month for this process of getting Conscious that when something triggers negative Emotions cuz we’ve seen it before, we need to recognize that it’s just a hologram, and celebrate the opportunity to free ourselves from those Karmic chains!  By which we’ll be recovering the Skills that we smuggled in under that Emotional crepe when we entered this Lifetime.

Who’s in the gang?  It’s big – Vesta (that which is Sacred to us personally), Ceres (Sustenance and Sustainability) and Jupiter (the Confidence and Optimism necessary for Expansion; an Amplifier)!  There are always alotta ways to read a Stellium (cluster) like this, but we can say that

Following what is Sacred to us (that which we would live or die for) will allow us to tease out the boundaries between ancient Trauma (the wrapping paper) and powerful Skills (the Gift) so we can embrace (tap out? – deeply and completely love and accept ourself) our ancient traumatized self (it’s empathy that heals) and receive the Gift (South Node).  The Gift will lead us to Abundance (Jupiter-Ceres).

There are a coupla Sabian Symbols (interpretations for individual degrees of the Zodiac) that will probably be helpful here.  The New Moon itself is at 27 degrees of Cancer,

“A violent storm in a canyon filled with expensive homes.”

Considering the T-Squares, that’s pretty intense.

A T-Square is three fourths of a Grand Cross.  A Grand Cross is about an 8 on the Creative Tension scale, but it’s in Balance – it’s parts all work together.  So we look to see what would “complete” each T-Square, or make it into a Grand Cross.  That would remove it from the “no solution” category, because the fourth arm of the Cross would resolve the Tension automatically by shifting it into its next steps.  We call the “missing” arm the Vacancy.

The Vacancy in the How-Does-My-Mission-Fit-Into-The-New-Paradigm T-Square (Chiron-Neptune-Nodes + Vesta-Jupiter-Ceres) is 6 degrees of Virgo,

“A merry-go-round.”

Wow.  To me that says that, since we’re All One, My Mission is The New Paradigm, and vice versa!  It just depends on which way I’m facing, inward or outward!  So when it feels a little stuck going in what felt a minute ago like the right direction, all I need to do is turn around!

In the I-Gotta-Be-Me-And-If-You-Dont-Like-It-Well-You-Just-Gotta-Be-You-So-Dont-Blame-Me-For-Your-Likes-And-Dislikes T-Square (Mars-Uranus-Pluto + Pallas), the Vacancy is 9 degrees of Cancer,

“A small naked Girl bends over a pond trying to catch a Fish.”

Lotsa meat there!  First there’s Innocence and Naivete – after huge new Soul downloads like the one we just got at the Uranus Station, we’re all new at this Integrity game.  Then there’s the Emotional wrapping paper (the pond; Water means Emotion) and the Gift (the Fish)!  It means that the Gift will be snagging our Attention, and we’ll just be reaching for it without even realizing what we’re doing, like a child reaching for a bauble.

That Unconscious Motivation is marvelous; nothing better than Innocence, it’s as good as Curiosity.  It’s when we get our hands wet (the Karmic wrapper) that we need to practice our newfound Consciousness that Emotion is neither Material Reality nor Spiritual Reality, but a crazyquilt of paper-thin walls that make up the maze we travel so solemnly and faithfully.

One last question that we can’t ignore.  Where is Eris herself in all this?  She’s Squared by the New Moon itself.  It’s a Waxing Square, so it’s a creative segment of the Cycle, signifying Change, probably rapid Change.  Where was the preceding Conjunction, which would hold the key to understanding the Cycle?  23 degrees of Aries,

“A pregnant woman in a light summer dress.”

Rudhyar’s commentary includes just one word: fecundity.  The other element would be presence – the light summer dress would confer modesty, but little else to disguise her sensuality.  Nothing disingenuous here, just pure, numinous Creative potential.  Nature Herself, the process of becoming, that which is unfinished.  A She-Bear in drag.

Opal!  Quartz with Water molecules scattered in the Crystal Matrix.  It’s refraction and reflection from the Water that makes the Fire, like those floating Purples!  No coincidence that Opal symbolizes the Emotional maze and the Gift hidden in it.

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!

Lotsa ‘Levens

November 10, 2011

Well, the naysayers have been predicting the downfall of the Euro and maybe the EU for a while now, and it’s still holding on.  But frankly, it sounds to me as though the naysayers are right.  And the folks who point out that unelected officials in Brussels are dictating life-and-death policies to supposedly sovereign Mediterranean states seem to be speaking truth.  I just read two long articles about how the Glitterati have total political control over the Square Mile that is London’s Wall Street – with tentacles all over the Planet.  The more I hear about it, the more it appears that David Icke is pretty right on.

The USofA seems to be somewhat more stable than Europe for the moment, though it’s certainly relative.  I don’t mean stable politically or economically – those ongoing disasters are well known.  I mean that the US Dollar may still be a valid medium of exchange on into 2012, notwithstanding the on-again off-again inflation.  I’ve been reading Michael Moore’s autobiographical Here Comes Trouble, it’s a great historical review of the last half of the 20th Century, highly recommended, especially to folks who came into this dimension after the 60s.  Very well written, hard to put down.

I’m also reading Hank Wesselman, an anthropologist-turned-Shaman, more by trying to understand and integrate his experiences than by training in the occult arts.  In the book I’m reading, he’s being mentored by a Shaman whose ancestors hail from Sirius, as they plan a canoe journey to Rapa Nui.  This is a book by an academic, albeit an initiated academic, about a Kahuna, and the information could as easily have been written by Delores Cannon!  When I was in college I discovered that when you began studying a new field, there was a period – sometimes very long and sometimes a bit of a struggle – of divergence, where you were being introduced to new ideas, and maybe had to revise some old perspectives.  But then, at a certain point, the path would circle back around, and the perspectives would begin to converge again.  This is definitely convergence, with a flourish!

So now we’re coming up on 11/11/11 – lotsa ‘lebens – leben is German for to live.  It also makes Bread rise.  Remember Lebensraum?  It wasn’t the name of a Leprechaun.  ‘Tis also a Taurus Full Moon.  Didja know there’s a Solar Eclipse on (American) Thanksgiving?  You’ll hafta go to Tasmania or better yet Antarctica to see it, though.  It’s partial, but 90%.  The charts say you can risk being more honestly yourself than you have been.  You’ll have twinges of self-doubt, and a few boundary challenges, but the Heavens say to tap those out, consider them learning experiences and consciousness-stretchers – and Healing, and go with the Honesty.  The Planet needs it from you.

[That is, the Full Moon sports TSquares (Mastery through Challenge) aimed at Vesta (the personally Sacred) from the Full Moon itself (Illumination), and at Pallas (Boundaries) from Juno-Jupiter (Expanding the Sense of Self), but it also boasts a Mars-Jupiter-Pluto Grand Trine (Bold Action Accelerates History and Herstory).  The Grand Trine persists till the Sagittarius Eclipse (Insight), which sits at the focus of its own Tsquare with Mars (Action) and Chiron (Healing), but Trines (Grace) Uranus (Yin Integrity – being who you really are, moment to moment).  The Scorpio New Moon at the end of October (which established the Energy which will be expounded upon in the Taurus Full Moon) joined Jupiter in a Pallas TSquare (Big Boundary Questions), and Trined (was Gifted by) Chiron-Neptune (the New Paradigm).]

Some folks say that 11/11/11 is when the 10/28/11 Energy blooms, but y’know, it’s all unfolding in perfect time, and we don’t need to push it, second-guess it, or try to get out in front of it.

Eleven implies Strength or Lust – “the beauty that we all possess in our gifts, talents, and resources which can quell the beasts or demons within our nature,” as Angie Arrien puts it.  Just what the charts say.

Love those Crystals!  That’s a big gorgeous Phlogopite Crystal looking over his shoulder at his Karmic Shadow, an Alexandrite Crow.  Phlogopite is a Potassium Magnesium Aluminum Hydroxide Mica, and Alexandrite a Chromium Beryllium Aluminum Oxide.  Aluminum Oxide, recall, is Ruby/Sapphire, and adding the Serpent Beryllium and the Shining Star Chromium gives you Alexandrite, a very powerful Healing Stone.  In the picture, as in ‘Leben, it’s your Shadow that Heals – Healing means Whole, and your Shadow is the part of yerself that you reject.  Phlogopite, as a Mica, symbolizes the layers of the Self, and the many Dimensions of our Parallel Lives.

The Micas are portals to other Dimensions, particularly the Potassium (abbreviated “K”) Micas, which include the Mother Mica Muscovite (K Aluminum), Fuchsite (K Chromium Al), Biotite (K Iron Al), Lepidolite and Polylithionite (K Lithium Al), Phlogopite (K Magnesium Al), and Zinnwaldite (K Lithium Iron Al).  The Shamanic Journey involves Healing by retrieving a portion of the SoulSelf that has been lost in another Dimension, or deflecting an unwelcome Energy sourced in the other Dimension.  A reminder that the passage of October 28 provides us a Free Pass to choose to simply step out of our Karmic bindings, a choice that ‘Leben ‘Leven ‘Leven should reinforce.  Karma stays with the Old Earth, the New Earth doesn’t include it.  On the New Earth, you can just be you, moment to moment.  You don’t need to worry about Inertia.

Day 4

June 21, 2011

Wow, musta been some Eclipse, eh?  More folks checked in than have checked in since Mars crossed Uranus in early April.

It’s a busy week.  Long Day today, frinstance, in the North, and Short Day in the South.  Sun-Turn-Around Day.  I celebrated with ten yards of primo topsoil.  Then Day 4 of the Callemander begins on Friday.  It’s easy to tell it’s the last few days of the Big Release Opportunity that Night 3 brings – lotsa stories from folks about reliving various emotional events from earlier in their current life, and about connecting with threads from the Other Side of the Veil.  Then lotsa threads falling in from the Future, from the likes of Hank Wesselman and John Perkins.  Hank talks about

The Ancestral Grand Plan—exploring the path our ancestors set in motion millennia ago and how the Plan is playing out across the world today,”

and John tells how

We see how countries all over the world are now rejecting tyranny.  As we stand with them, we must also demand that in our own country our leaders will hearken to the call for a new economy based on doing well by all people – workers, consumers, and those who do not have jobs or food on their tables.  The time for greed and excessive materialism has passed.

while Bloomberg tells us that 46 out of 58 economists think that The Ben Bernank will have to keep pouring cash into the gash in the Old System after June 30.  The standard line is something like, If you laid all the economists in the World end to end, they still wouldn’t agree, so 46 outa 58 is pretty good.  Not that their record of prediction is any better than the weatherfolk.

In a clamshell, the Solstice chart, which visualizes the three months and (in a more general way) the year to follow, is a doozy.  Two Grand Crosses and a Grand Trine – couldn’t get much noisier, so we can probably expect more of the same going forward, as we been enduring in the recent past.

The Solstice Sun completes the Saturn-Pluto-Uranus T-Square that we spoke of recently, making it into a Grand Cross.  The Square (Fourth Harmonic), recall, is about Mastery through Challenge, the T-Square (two squares joined at the hip) about Tolerating Imperfection and “Learning Experiences,” and the Grand Cross (four squares all joined at the ends) about Finesse.  The Grand Cross gives us four Challenges, but they’re mutually complementary, so we can juggle them effectively.

The first Grand Cross connects the Sun (the essence of who we are – which is to say, Energy) with Saturn (focus, priorities), Pluto (trance formation, inevitability), and Uranus (remember that New Soul Download?).  The Grand Trine (Third Harmonic, Grace) joins Saturn (focus, priorities) with Venus (self-respect, eschewing self-abandonment) and Pallas (boundaries).

That all plays right into what Hank and John are talking about, along with a healthy dose of reliving various emotional events – we just gotta relive them till we can embrace them without rue or discomfort.  Didja notice how quickly they moved on?  Did that surprise ya?  That’s the nature of the process – we re-experience our traumadramas till they’re routine, and each time we re-experience them they get easier and easier.  Tapping, of course, helps.

The second Grand Cross connects both of the Moon’s Nodes (also called The Dragon, or the very symbol of Spiritual Fire burning away Emotional Dross – through re-experiencing of course) with Juno (guess what – Identity!  Ta-Da!) and Ceres (Sustainability or Sustenance).  Ifya don’t know Dragon well, you gotta take the time to read Ursula Leguin’s Earthsea Trilogy – all six of them.  Number six is the meat, but you won’t get nearly as many of the teaching threads unless you start with number one.  It’s not a chore, you won’t be able to put them down.  And of course, you know Juno, you also gotta read Stephen’s Who Dies?

Here’s the scoop on the Solstice Sun.

Eudialyte is the Way-Shower that leads us cleanly between Dimensions.  Ya gotta be clean to travel between Dimensions, cuz when ya try to carry baggage, the portal will rip yer arm off.  Energy passes through effortlessly, but not Matter.  Ursula’ll teach you all about that, and you’ll enjoy it to pieces.  The chemistry is Sodium Calcium Cerium Iron Manganese Yttrium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Hydroxide Chloride – !  I won’t even try to decipher all that!