Posts Tagged ‘Venus’

Seven Sisters on the Half-Shell

April 2, 2012

Photo by astronomy professor Jimmy Westlake of Stagecoach, Colorado, borrowed from

which link tells the story of how Venus will be visiting the Pleiades over the next coupla evenings.  The “Red” Folk on the Planet mostly came from the Pleiades.  Our friend Atlas, who actually neither shrugs nor shirks, is the father of these Seven Sisters (and Pleione the Mum).

Here’s a short sample of Barbara’s channeling on these Gals…

You are coming to maturity. You are coming to be full in your blossom, full in your vibrancy, full in your seed. The fullness and the ripeness, the sweetness of your own being the beings that you would be a bit nostalgic for, that would almost be something like an ache inside of your being when you look back at these times.

Many of you have done very well and brought yourselves to a very firm stance within yourselves. You saw what needed to he changed and you rose to the occasion and allowed yourself to just be nourished by the energies that would bring you to become ripe upon the vine. Some of you have heard us speak about the time that is coming, the new energy accelerations. For some of you it must seem as if you live from one energy acceleration to the next.

Tremendous currents of energy come with each new acceleration. Now you are ripe. Now you are ready. Now you have moved past that which has been difficult. Now you are ready like spiritual warriors to face what is coming, to go full on into what lies ahead in the light, the brilliancy.

Your population is beginning to double at an accelerated [pace]. You are moving into the electrifying leap of consciousness because there will be more and more and more people upon the planet. [In the ’70’s] there were approximately 2 billion humanities upon the planet. Now you have over 6 billion people, in less than fifteen of your years. What is going to happen in the next fifteen of your years? Why are so many humans coming upon the planet?

You are at a very interesting point in your development. Many of you do not see so clearly where it is that you are. We would like to say that you are poised on the brink of the cliff. You have traveled very far and now the next step for you is the journey into the boundless energy. Life is going to get much more thrilling, interesting and exciting.

Venus transits the Pleiades every 8 years.  Enjoy!

Mélange à Trois

March 11, 2012

Okay, so we got a Mars-Jupiter-Pluto Grand Trine, with Venus Aphrodite in Jupiter’s lap.  Let’s start with Pluto.  Think of a big River, and you get to choose between paddling upstream or paddling downstream.  When Pluto is lit up, the downstream route is not only easy, but you get a great assist from the flow of the stream.  But the upstream route is fraught with rapids, and even paddling like hell, you’ll never get anywhere, except maybe swept backward or sideways into the rocks.  If something isn’t working when Pluto is highlighted, give it up, for the time being anyway.

Now, let’s throw in Jupiter.  Jupiter is the Big Amplifier.  Whatever’s happening, Jupiter just blows it up big, and in general, things turn out pretty well.  It’s possible to get Jupiter to amplify a bummer, but unlikely.  Jupiter’s usually pretty good-natured, and stands well ‘longside the Wheel of Fortune.  So a Jupiter-Pluto Trine can be pretty sunny, if yer not fighting the tape.  The Big Danger is, as always, Identity.  If you think everything’s going along swimmingly because yer Hot Poo, yer gonna end up smelling pretty bad once you step out of the canoe, or the Energy shifts and you don’t shift with it.

Just watch Rick Sanitorium in a coupla weeks.  And maybe Mitt Rommel too, as they drive on deep into Egypt.  Or the American economy, or European banks – not to mention Amerikan banks.  As Clinton might say, “It’s the River, Stupid!”  It’s not you.  But that doesn’t mean you cant use the Energy to get a heckofa lot of good works done!  Especially with Mars on the other pole of the trifecta.  Put simply, Mars is Energy.  Just pure testosterone, which juices girls just like it does boys.  It’s not too bright, easily cajoled into doing dumb things that can be self-destructive, but it also very often comes through as the Star quarterback or homerun hitter.  Mars is kindofa teenager, it needs direction, but it’s well-intentioned, muscular, and enthused.  If you want help moving, or the lawn mowed, Mars is yer man.

It’s a Grand Trine, so accept the Grace, and milk it for all it’s worth.  Don’t take it to the bank, cuz the banks aren’t yer friend these days, but do take it home and tuck it under the mattress.  The downside isn’t Greed, it’s Arrogance.  Thinking it’s cuz yer cool, rather than cuz the Energy happens to be running your way.  What, how can the Energy run everybody’s way?  Easy, it’s Both/And.  If you actually sat down with them and learned where they were coming from and where they were going, you’d realize you aren’t even in the same Universe.  They aren’t your competition, they’re just a truck going by on the highway.

As long as you focus on your own goals and don’t waste your time examining someone else’s hand, everybody can have Aces.  Don’t get caught up in competition or resistance, just let the Energy flow in your direction.  Mars is retrograde, which is actually a boon, as it’s less likely to burn out, or burn you out.  Retrograde Energy is metered, it’s less likely to run off in every direction at once, more likely to consider possible consequences before punching the throttle.  If you don’t succumb to the temptation to own your successes and become a Red Giant, then you can keep your gains after the Energy shifts, and everyone’s a winner.  The Red Giants become White Dwarfs after the Energy shifts, so just giggle behind your hand at their games and ignore them.

Then we throw Venus into the blender.  Venus generally has a spotless reputation, she doesn’t turn rivals into Stone, or chain nobody to no Tree.  She’s a sweetheart.  She lives in your Heart, and Values what you Value.  Now remember, everybody’s Truth lies in their own Heart, but everybody’s Heart is different.  Venus doesn’t abide Power trips or Control trips or even persuasion or manipulation.  She’s from Arcturus, where it is assumed without question that Other is as Sacred as Self.

The Venus-Mars Cycle is about our Relationships, particularly our Relationship with ourself, otherwise known as our Relationshit.  This is the Waning Trine, where we receive the Grace we’ve earned from the current Cycle before it descends into the Void to be recycled.  The current Venus-Mars Cycle began in May 2011 at 10 degrees of Taurus, exactly the degree where Venus crosses Jupiter next week, sharing the same “Red Cross Nurse” anthem.  That is quite remarkable.  It means that the current flow in our Relationships will  continue and greatly expand, as Father Jupiter takes over the husband role from Brother Mars – speaking in terms of Power, not Incest.

It also means that if you haven’t been owning difficulties in your Relationships, those too will expand, till you take Responsibility for them.  You don’t care whether your partners take Responsibility for their Relationshit, cuz that’s their Karma, and waaay outa your hands.  It’s yer own Karma yer gonna hafta live with tillya don’t, so use the Power of the current configuration to move through and beyond yer own Stuff.  Move to yer Arcturean self – basically, I’m Okay, Yer Okay.  With yer nursey whites on, you can be very kind to yourself while you convalesce.

As with your political aims (the word Politics is from the word Power, which is a synonym for Ego – so yer “political aims” are what you want to manifest), don’t assume that because yer Relationships are smooth at the moment, that the Beast has departed.  It’s not you, it’s the Energy.  Accept it, embrace it, run with it, but recognize that it may not be a gift that keeps on giving.  A word to the wise – win-win is only possible when both parties play the game.  If party A goes into win-lose and party B stays in win-win, party A wins.  Be mindful that yer Relationshit may still have a component of codependence, even 25 years after the concept went out of fashion.  Walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet, as Angie likes to say.

Venus and Jupiter are the two great Benifics.  Their coming together is a Goldilocks day, a day in bright Sunshine, with temperature and humidity just right and the Lilacs blooming, and the company exciting.  Coming together as a Red Cross Nurse symbolizes a compassionate Healing that will carry us through the initial Uranus-Pluto squares, through August 2014.  We can think of it as the Light of Ascension that underlies the Paradigm Shift that our Victims feels so tortuously when we forget to own the Karma, tap it out and tame it, and send it Home.

So nothing to rue here – Enjoy!

Eudialyte doesn’t just symbolize Joy, it also dispels that which is past its time and hesitates to move on.  It Cleanses and Heals.  There could be no better Stone for this occasion, and for the next several years.  Like the Tourmalines and Beryls, it is a Cyclosilicate, arranging its Silicate ions in six-sided rings.  But its basic cationic (positive charge) minerals are Sodium, Calcium, Manganese, and Zirconium, while it’s anionic (negative charge) minerals are Silicate and Chloride.  Minerals don’t have molecules, they have ions linked up in matched pairs to create a Crystal structure.  Iron can substitute for the Manganese, and Rare Earths like Cerium and Yttrium for either the Calcium or the Manganese, making it as varied as it is rare.

Mars Caught Smoking in the Loo

March 8, 2012

Well, not only is Mars closer to Earth than it will be at any other time this year (which just means we’re on the same side of the Sun), but he’s in the news smoking up a storm.  And the Star of the major drama of the next week and a half.

I tell people that the most powerful chart anybody can have, is one that features both a Grand Cross and a Grand Trine, that share a common corner.  Well that’s what dominates the next coupla weeks, and Mars is at the common corner.  Let’s digress a minute…

A Square occurs when two planets are one fourth of the way around the circle from one another, or three signs apart.  It symbolizes Mastery through Challenge – it presents itself as a puzzle or problem, but it has no solution.  It’s a heuristic – it serves only to teach.  So for instance, a person with a Square between Venus and Mars usually encounters life-long difficulties with Relationship – simply because their current life does not include enjoying Relationship, it includes only learning about Relationship.  How do we learn?  Not by doing things “right,” but by doing things “wrong.”  We Master a subject by exploring it’s edges, by uncovering its hidden taboos, and by eschewing conventional wisdom.

A Grand Cross is four Squares lined up in series, to circle the entire Zodiac.  The Grand Cross is actually easier than a single Square, because it’s “complete” and in balance.  It has symmetry.  However, it has the additional Challenge that each of the four planets and each of the four Squares must constantly be rebalanced relative to the other three.  So it requires constant vigilance.  A victim of a Grand Cross is constantly tossed from one pole to the other by constantly varying winds.  A master of a Grand Cross has gained wisdom on a wide variety of topics and mastery of a wide variety of skills.

Four is the number of the Emperor, symbolizing Dominion, control over one’s domain.  One moves from being a victim of a Square or a Grand Cross to a master when one becomes Conscious of it’s nature, realizes what the current lifetime is about, and stops coveting the perfection that they so clearly see but can never achieve.  When one sees Reality as a constantly moving variation on the perfect blueprint, rather than flaws in the form manifested from the blueprint.

Simply put, the blueprint is an Archetype, and we are slaves to Archetypes till we become Conscious of them and separate our Identity from them.  Ever notice how an impending cold increases your desire for Sugar?  The cold virus has hold of your Will.  You are feeling the virus’s craving for Sugar, and misinterpreting it as your own craving.  If you knew it was a cold virus doing the craving, you’d never feed it!  But if you think the craving is your own, then it’s an act of self-loathing to deprive yourself!  See why we’re always harping about Identity?  Because it’s the most powerful lever you have for dealing with Karma.

A Trine occurs when two planets are one third of the way ’round the Zodiac from one another, four signs apart.  A Trine represents Grace.  It also often comes through as arrogance, as the carrier of a Trine may have a hard time seeing that other people do not share their good luck.  Haven’t seen his chart, but Romney’s constantly getting himself in trouble for revealing his Triney nature.  A team functions when each member performs their assigned roles. In order to relate to others in a team, a Trine must become Conscious, so the carrier knows that they have a unique skill, and can align it with the unique skills of others.

In American football, a wide receiver must move fast to get downfield and catch a pass, while an offensive lineman must move not at all in order to prevent the defense from rushing the quarterback.  If the wide receiver belittled the lineman about their lack of speed, and the lineman belittled the receiver about their inability to stop speeding freight trains (except perhaps in good-humored jest), there would be no teamwork.  If Grace is heads on a coin, Gratitude is tails – Grace and Gratitude are opposite sides of the same event.  Without Consciousness about our Trines, we do not have Gratitude for the good luck they convey to us, and without Gratitude, Grace will stop flowing.

A Grand Trine is three Trines lined up in series to circle the entire Zodiac.  It’s complete, in balance, and symmetrical.  And it demands exquisite Consciousness and constant Gratitude, or the arrogance will divert you from your Mission even more than remaining an unconscious victim to your Squares.  As Alan Watts said, your Good Karma is harder to let go of than your Bad Karma.  At least as an unconscious victim to your Squares, you’re still learning, even if you aren’t paying attention to what you’re learning.  Once you become Conscious, you’ll reframe all of your victim experiences.  When you become Conscious of the arrogance in your Trines, you gain only regret.

Three is the number of the Empress, symbolizing Love with Wisdom, or Compassion, the complement to Dominion.  If you can’t in a few thoughts describe the difference between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, consider it to be an assignment to study these differences.  They’re critically important to Presence, and Presence is where Consciousness and Identity converge, out there in that field that Rumi talked about.

So you can find a lot of Great People with Grand Crosses in their horoscopes, and a lot with Grand Trines.  Of course Great People are just victims of antique cultural models left over from the Age of Aries.  In the Age of Aries, some 4000-2000 years ago, there were true mythic Heroes, David and Hercules and Loki and Thoth and Inanna and Isis and Aphrodite and Freya.  Think about how few Great People are Conscious of the difference between their own Identity and the Archetype they represent.

The people you truly admire are more likely to be an obscure aunt, or a quietly generous storekeeper, or a friend from grade school whom you never appreciated at the time.  At least I hope so.  If the folks you admire most are Great People from the propaganda mills, I invite you to reconsider your Identity.  It could change your life in ways you’d never imagine.

Bear with me a minute more, as there’s one more concept we need…

Orb” is the astrological term for “slop.”  When two planets form an Angle with one another like a Square or Trine, they typically form that exact Angle for only a short time.  When they do, the Angle is said to be exact or complete.  But the influence of the Angle stretches beyond the moment of completion, often far beyond.  That “slop” in time is called “Orb.”

In a birch chart, you typically look for influences within six to ten degrees (out of 360 degrees in the full circle) of Orb.  In a chart of the Current Time, you typically use one degree of Orb, or if it’s a Big Deal, maybe three degrees.  We deal mostly with charts of Current Time, and we usually use one degree of Orb.

Okay, now we can get down to the meat of the issue…

Now, the combination of a Grand Cross and a Grand Trine in the same chart is exceedingly rare.  There are certain advantages to having both in the same chart, as the good luck of the Grand Trine can compensate for the constant frustration of all the Squares, and the challenges of the Grand Cross can deflate the arrogance of the Grand Trine.  Together, their interplay can act as a fertile medium for Consciousness.  Or, you could see any number of Master Knaves from the history books, whose arrogance is matched only by their disregard for others (a product of projecting the challenges of their Squares).

So basically, it’s the ultimate in horoscopes.  Of course, every horoscope is The Ultimate to its owner, and every horoscope matches the power and subtlety of every other horoscope, but in different ways.  That’s the unique glory of astrology, that everyone is unique and equal, and everyone has their own unique blend of Power and Mystery.  But if you want to talk about the kinds of dramas that are acted out on the World Stage and in the history and herstory books and the covers of the Hot Sheets in the supermarket checkout line, look to Grand Trines and Grand Crosses.  Notta lotta subtlety there, mostly power.

When a Grand Trine and a Grand Cross align so that they share the same planet on one of their corners, that planet becomes The Star of the Whole Show.  There is probably no greater spotlight that you could shine on a planet.

For the next week anda half, that’s exactly what’s going on in the World’s horoscope, a Grand Trine and a Grand Cross, sharing a retrograde and close-to-Earth Mars as their common corner.  I’ll just give the chronology today, and follow up with interpretation as the week&ahalf wears on.

Jupiter and Pluto are within one degree of their Trine from March 7 till March 17, with the Trine exact on March 12.  This is the foundation for the whole party.

Mars lines up to Trine both of them and complete the Grand Trine, within one degree of Orb, from March 12 to March 16 for the Trine to Jupiter, and from March 12 to March 17 for the Trine to Pluto.  Both Mars-Jupiter and Mars-Pluto are exact on March 14, so Magic will be afoot Bigtime March 12-14.  Mars is retrograde, so he’ll be backing in to the alignment.

So if I get busy and neglect to write about a Mars-Jupiter-Pluto Grand Trine in the next several days, remind me!

As if this wasn’t enough, Jupiter Initiates Venus on March 13, bang in the middle of the exactitude of the Grand Trine.  The anthem for this new Venus-Jupiter cycle is “A Red Cross nurse” – talk about an abundance of Grace and Healing!  If you been lucky enough to have clear weather, you’ve been watching Venus and Jupiter converge in the evening sky.

So we also have to write about the Venus-Jupiter Cycle, and a Venus-Mars-Pluto Grand Trine with Jupiter amplifying Venus no end.  Venus as the Evening Star is Venus Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

Then, to top it off, Black Moon Lilith joins the Venus-Jupiter Initiation on March 12.  We don’t work much with Black Moon Lilith, we leave that pretty much up to Creedence Clearwater – no, just kidding.  Lilith is a “Bad Moon” only to the worst kinda chauvinist.  Kelley Hunter does work with Black Moon Lilith, so I usually defer to her.

That’s the Big Show, and it would be totally Grand even without the Grand Cross.

This all happens in 10 degrees of the Earth Signs, where Venus and Jupiter are shifting from the Taurus Decanate of Taurus to the Virgo Decanate of Taurus, which means it’s lightening up, not grasping so hard as Taurus usually does.  And Pluto is moving from the Capricorn Decanate of Capricorn to the Taurus Decanate of Capricorn, meaning that Pluto is digging in, getting even more ferociously tenacious than Pluto usually is.

So far Pluto’s only been sorta dabbling in Capricorn, but now it’s gonna get serious, and take no prisoners.  Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes Just Fix It, and at least as far as the World Economy is concerned, our “leaders” have been doing anything but.  The time has come to move it.  Since constructive problem-solving doesn’t seem to be in their playbooks, it may have to arrive through crisis – or since there’s so much Grace about, through the Fuhrers suddenly finding new chapters in their playbooks.

Earth Signs symbolize stuff, materiality, hardcopy Reality, the kind that the Muggles think is Real.  So the World Economy could very well be front and center.

As for the chronology of the Grand Cross…

Mars is within one degree of a Square to both of the Moon’s Nodes from March 12 to March 17, and exactly Square on March 14.  The Moon’s Nodes delineate our Mission in the lifetime, so they’re kinda important.

Mars opposes the asteroid Pallas on March 12, and is within one degree of Orb from March 11 to March 14.  Pallas of course is Pallas Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War, also symbolized by Venus as the Morning Star.  So we have the other, firmer pole of Venus here, the Boundary-setting pole that complements the Love with Wisdom pole.

Also involved in the Grand Cross are Juno, which symbolizes Identity (Big Surprise, eh?), and Chiron, which symbolizes Healing through Resonance, through changing the Frequency.

So if I get busy and don’t write about a Mars-Pallas-Dragon Grand Cross, with overtones of Juno and Chiron, within several days, remind me.

Now, as we’ve said before, the Moon is often the trigger for the meat of the manifestation of an astrological event or configuration.  So all those Orbs and times of exactitude could easily be superseded by the Moon, which Squares Mars on March 13.  Well, that’s right in the thick of it, aint it.  As Pogo would say, Friday the 13th falls on a Tuesday this month.  That’s about half-past 4pm PDT on March 13.  That’s a good candidate for the peak of the whole affair, and an excellent time for a ritual of Accepting Power.  If you want to influence events, it would behoove to start yer PIAVAs now, though injecting your own PIAVAs right into the maelstrom of the 13th would also be interesting.

But I think allowing the Power of that Hour to infuse into yourself, so you’re afterward Present to help Change the World, or to mop up compassionately after the Change, or to Ascend if that’s yer objective, would be where the greater power would lie.  Think of that Hour like Dr. Frankenstein throwing the switch.  It would be like Taking Personal Responsibility for the Planet.  You are She and She is you anyway, soya mayas well.  Ifya need a refresher on the difference between Responsibility and Blame, lemme know.  Nobody’s Conscious or Present when they’re in Blame.

Now, if we’re gonna Take Personal Responsibility for the Planet, we need Presence above all, and nothing inhibits Presence like being hypnotized by some dumb Archetype!  So let’s look at when the Moon crosses Juno/Identity (around 11am PDT on March 13) and its own North Node/our Mission, aka the Dragon’s Head (about 2pm PDT), since those are the Hours when our own switch is most likely to be thrown from unconscious to Conscious.  So, y’know, you might wanna spend the whole day in Meditation.

Oh, one more thing.  On March 12, Mercury goes retrograde.  Mercury’s our Observer, our ability to detach our Identity, and retrograde doesn’t mean off.  Retrograde means focused inward rather than focused outward.  All the more impetus for a big breakthrough in Consciousness.  It goes retro at the midpoint between Uranus and Vesta – the hotspot between Integrity and the Sacred.  The cards are definitely stacked in our favor here.  Eat it up!


March 5, 2012

Lovely fireworks on the SpaceWeather page today.  They also mention that Mars is at it’s closest approach to Earth for the year.  Shall we start another one of those FW: erumormills that Mars’ll be as big as the Full Moon next week?  The last one went on for years and years!

Today’s big news is Uranus Initiating Vesta, and Venus entering Taurus.  Venus of course “rules” Taurus – which is to say, you could think of them as the same Energy, it’s just that planet Venus is sortofa verb, while sign Taurus is sortofa noun.  Venus stands for what we Value, and Taurus symbolizes our rigid opinions, likes, and dislikes.  In other words, clear away the Held Emotions (aka Karma) from Taurus, and you have Venus.  Venus in Taurus, which lasts about a month, will provide us additional opportunities to notice the difference between what we Value and our Pet Peeves (the ones we’re proud of), so we can hopefully start, for instance, Valuing our own Integrity instead of being Righteous about Other People’s corruptibility.

Of course, everyone might not Value Integrity – lotsa folks might Value, say, Expediency, instead.  But with Vesta crossing Uranus, you can bet yer bottom that Integrity will be at the top of everyone’s priority list this week.  Vesta stands for a far deeper level of Values, that which we hold Sacred, that for which we’re willing to kill and be killed.  Lighting up Vesta and the cusp of Taurus at the same time could ignite some fireworks, as those who confuse the Sacred with what they’re Righteous about will likely become insufferable, to the extent that they aren’t already.  Fortunately it’s Sweet Venus lighting up Taurus, and Lofty Uranus lighting up Vesta.

Plus, the Sabian Symbol for the Vesta Initiation is “Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk,” much more Venutian than Taurean.  Uranus, as the symbol for our Individual Soul, represents Integrity.  So the opportunity for insights that will bring our Integrity into higher alignment with our sense of the Sacred is pretty exciting.  It’s these two essential components of our personal Psyche that are the two lovers strolling.  If you notice yourself projecting this onto someone else this week, bring it home.  Love projections are wonderful things, don’t rue it.  But also bring it home.  Yes, they’re fabulous, but what is it in yourself that they’re mirroring?  Anything you take for granted?

By Initiation, we mean Conjunction, the two planets coming together on the same line of longitude, as the faster planet passes the slower planet.  The slower planet is the Mentor – the repository of Wisdom – in these Cyclic relationships, and the faster planet is the Messenger, or the Energy that disseminates the Wisdom. Uranus is of course the Wise Old Man here, and Vesta the receiver and carrier of the Shaktipat that Uranus grants.  The Greeks and Romans would be scandalized to hear Vesta, symbol of the most Sacred, lowered to the status of disciple, but then, the Greeks and Romans didn’t know about Uranus.  It’s like when all the Body Parts were arguing over which one was the most important.  You know who the winner was.

June and July

June 29, 2011

Well, we have the end of QE2 on June 30, the Moon Occults (passes in front of, so as to hide – “occult” means “hidden”) Venus on June 30 (half-past midnight PDT), the Moon partially Occults (ie, Eclipses) the Sun on July 1 (just before 2am PDT), Uranus Stands Still and then turns Retrograde on July 9, and Night 4 (ruled by the God of Rain & War) of the Mayan Callemander begins on July 12.  Meanwhile, China has offered to buy – er, I mean, bail out – Europe!

So it’s a fabulous time to become aware (occultation) of the places in your life where you’re out of synch with your own Values (Venus) and your True Self (Uranus), so you can PIAVA (Pray for/Intend/Ask for/Visualize/Affirm) Grace-full changes to your life that will bring you more into harmony and integrity and congruity, while the option is easier (ie, Uranus is still Direct).  Don’t forget to also PIAVA a loving and gentle and rapid and complete release of everything that’s hindered your harmony and integrity and congruity up till now.  Your Old Programming could easily War With or Rain On your PIAVAs if you forget to add Grace and Ease to the mix.  And y’know, it doesn’t hurt at all to tap while you’re doing your PIAVAs.  In fact, if you haven’t already tried it, you could be amazed at how effective that is!

I wouldn’t aim for harmony integrity congruity with the old right-brain/dynamic techniques of deciding, planning, and acting.  If you do that, your Old Programming will be doing the deciding and planning.  Instead, you want your New Soul Chord to be doing the work, for which you need left-brain/magnetic techniques like PIAVAing, because only your New Soul Download has the sufficient scope and perspective, and, for all of us, most of the New Download is still occult.  We’ll be manifesting this Download in stages over the next fifty years.  Only then shall we fully understand.  The Glass is still quite darkly.

Meanwhile, here’s some entertainment…

A great meditation by Carol Tuttle;

Some clarification on the Economic Reality;

A bit of additional perspective on the European Situation;

Some interesting hearsay: “I was at a party not too long ago with a bunch of young people, and we were talking about some topic that was mildly controversial, and one of them said, ‘I’d love to look up more about that online, but I don’t want it to be part of my permanent search record.’  So, the youth of America already have it in their heads that anything they do online is being monitored and will be in their search records forever and accessible to the government”;

A long interview with Edwin Vieira, the guy who related the hearsay;

And a very entertaining two-year-old repartee between Jon Stewart and Christine Lagarde.


Didja know that every Flower is cohabited by a Fairy?  RJ Stewart, a life-long student of Celtic traditions, says that this Planet will be “saved” only by a coalition of Humans, Fairies, and Critters, and it won’t be the Humans leading the way, cuz they don’t got sufficient scope and perspective.  The Fairies and all their many Cousins live in a Dimension that is closely intertwined with this one.  Mostly They withdraw just beyond the Veil, cuz Hey, you would too if you didn’t get no respect.  But they are There – that is, Here – and every Flower is a portal to their Dimension – or that is, the occult Soft Power Wing of our own Dimension.  No better way to start getting to know the Fairies, than to just say “Hi Sweetheart!” to every Flower you pass.  One day, when you start to believe it again, you’ll get a response!

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!


January 30, 2011

SugiliteThe most important thing about Both/And, is that all – ALL – explanations are metaphors.  Quite simply, the mind is two-dimensional, and the Universe is multi-dimensional, and every explanation for anything is woven from mindstuff.  Primary cultures focus on stories, not explanations, because story is metaphor.  When you identify any explanation or story that you regard as literally true, you’ve found a treasure, because you’ve found the doorway to your own Growth in Consciousness.

When you encounter someone who wants to convert you to believing their story as literally true, meet them with your Heart, because it’s excellent practice for you, and exactly what they need.  You don’t need to spend any more time listening to them than is fascinating for you, but meet them with your Heart while you are.  No need to judge them – before you criticize anyone, walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when you do criticize them, you’ll be a mile away, and you’ll have their shoes.

The Grand Cross is still very much with us, and recall that the Grand Cross is about becoming aware of the limitations of our unconscious Identities (Juno), and adapting our self-concept to the new Realities we’re experiencing on the personal level (our new Soul Chord Download, Jupiter-Uranus), the Karmic level (the Moon’s Nodes), the cultural level (the Planet’s infant new paradigm, aka Miracles, Chiron-Neptune), and the planetary level (Pluto) – this is not a trivial transformation.

Now, some things you know to be true in your Heart, or your Gut, or your Vision.  That’s a whole nuther story.  Think about those things.  You can never fully explain them, except through metaphor or story.  It’s the things you know to be literally true with your mind, the things which are binary, Either/Or, that lead you to your path of transformation.  These are the places, on the cultural level, where Science is trying to compete with Religion for literal truth.  On the personal level, it’s our programming, the lessons that Great Grandma learned from life, and passed on to Grandma as rules.  Those are famously unconscious, and this is the time to pull them up into consciousness and let them go.  You might even consider an intention to that effect, to accelerate your process.  Always include a request for a loving and gentle transition.

Here’s one of the apparently literal truths we’re wrestling with on the cultural level, which appears to be rapidly spreading to the planetary level:

Over the next couple of weeks Venus, which symbolizes the Heart, and Vesta, which symolizes that which we hold Sacred, join the Grand Cross, at the Pluto corner.  Pluto, recall, can transform and be transformed, but resistance is futile.  So over the next few weeks it will become more and more painful to be out of the Heart, and more and more painful to violate the Sacred – which is personal and intuitive, not ideological or programmed.  Since the Sacred is personal, that makes it all the more important that we see the World through the eyes of Both/And.  You may discover beliefs which you thought were Sacred to you, but in fact weren’t yours at all.

Set aside time to focus your attention just on this transformation.  If you’re called to directly help the souls that are experiencing the transformation as turmoil, you can try this meditation (one that Steve Nelson recommended for an earlier drama) – hover high over the area of the Planet that’s in pain, and slowly stir the Energy clockwise.  Doing that, of course, will increase the probability of your taking on their limiting beliefs as your own.  Which is to say, if you’re called to help directly, it’s most likely a doorway for your own transformation of Identity.  Both/And – circle the Energy for them, and walk through the doorway to expand beyond your own projection into their situation.  Don’t know how?  Here’s one suggestion: imagine yourself in their shoes, then float up about twenty feet, leaving their shoes on the ground, and just hover there, holding the attitude of Curiosity.  See what happens next.

Here are some very important metaphors for you to consider.  You don’t want to expect any of them to be literally true, but you want to hear them with your Heart open.  This one has three parts; you can link to the subsequent parts from this one:

This one has two parts.  I’m linking to the second part, but you can get to the first part from there.  The first part is important too, but this part is meatier:

I was in a workshop several years ago with Bryan De Flores, who talks a lot about these same topics.  The final exercise in the workshop was a group meditation where our instructions were to locate the seven keys to the transformation of the Planet, which were hidden here and there about the Universe.  Sixty percent of my consciousness was skeptical, but the other 40% was willing to take the journey.  I found the first four keys, and the last two, easily, though of course with only 40% presence, I had no certainty about any of them.  For key #5 I went to a planet where a strange bear-like but timid and furless being and her baby were living in a cave.  The key was the baby, but I figured that can’t be right, to take a babe from it’s mum, so I found a likely-feeling substitute outside the cave.

During the meditation, Bryan was moving from person to person, offering individual help.  When he got to me, he said, “You’re doing good, but you didn’t get that fifth one quite right”!  I went back immediately and took the baby, which the mum handed to me without any hesitation – she knew the baby was just a metaphor.  I believe my 40% partial presence was actually a boon – even though my Ego-identity was “above it all,” that meant it wasn’t getting in the way, so I had no egoic need to “get it right.”  Now I need Both/And – no egoic need and full presence.  My mind can’t even grasp that, and I think that’s a good thing!  So all I need to do is PIAVA (Pray for, Intend, Ask for, Visualize, or Affirm) it directly!  And leave my shoes behind.

Tearing Up (Over) the Mortgage

November 14, 2010

This coming Thursday is when both Venus and Jupiter turn direct, and a few days later Mars crosses Pallas.  While Venus is leaving Retreat, the more meaningful changes are probably when She rises as the Morning Star (last week), and when she finishes crossing the “Shadow Period,” that is, finishes moving forward across the space that she Retreated in.  That’s confusing.  Well, Venus was retrograde from 14 of Scorpio back to 28 of Libra.  That’s the spatial version of the Shadow Period.  But before Venus went retro, it moved forward across this minefield.  Not that there’s anything inherently more dangerous about the first half of Scorpio than any other half sign, but any retrogradation sets up opportunities for us to re-experience and re-lease our Karma.

Which is exactly what we do, we re-lease our Karma every time it comes up, till one day we finally get so tired of the treadmill that we just tear up the lease and move on.  We re-lease it cuz it’s The Devil We Know, but mostly cuz mosta the time we don’t even recognize it as our Karma, cuz we just think it’s somebody else doing something to us againI’m just stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again, as Bobby Z put it.  Minefield, in other words.

The temporal version of the Shadow Period is the time Venus takes to tippytoe across the minefield – this is the time when the Universe sets up the circumstances for the lessons that the retrogradation will offer.  In this case, it was September 5 through October 7.  Then the retrogradation spanned October 7 till this coming Thursday.  The retrogradation is actually a healing time – it’s when the issues that arose during the  Shadow Period (Shadow is the Jungian term for Karma, Unfinished Business, Held Emotion, Limiting Beliefs, Unconscious Demons, the contents of our PTSD, our “Shit,” or whatever ya wanna call it) get exposed for the Paper Tigers that they are – nothing Present Moment about it, it’s all just toxic fog steaming up the Emotional Body.

Of course, a lot of us define “Real” by our Emotions, and that’s every bit as valid as defining “Real” by consensus, or worse yet, by our Ideologies and Limiting Beliefs.  Jung used to say that “thinking” people (folks who give Thought more validity than Emotion) are irrational, because they don’t know their own Heart – since Emotion is the language of the Heart.  Without knowing their own Heart, they’re unable to make choices that further their own Values – irrational.  So there’s nothing Unreal about our Karma, it’s just not Present Moment in the Physical, till we make it so with our Expectations.  Never underestimate the power of Expectations.

Don’t wanna leave that thread hanging – divide Emotions into three components: Present Moment Emotions, Held Emotions, and Values.  Values – Meaning – is the language of the Heart.  It speaks through Emotion.  Held Emotions are those which hold us hostage, our Karma, Paper Tigers, as long as we don’t use Expectation (aka Unconscious Intention) to reincarnate them into the physical.  Present Moment Emotions are a whole nother animal.  They’re a  stream-of-consciousness technicolor movie, that have nothing to do with Attachment.  Very informative, a translation of our Intuition, when we can separate them from the other two.  The realm of true Empathy.

Okay, so Venus tiptoes across the soon-to-be-defined-as-a-minefield Shadow Period (Karma is triggered) before it turns retro (Karma is re-leased by our Victim, and/or the lease is torn up by our Master).  Then, once it goes direct again, it has to cross the Shadow Period space again.  So it’ll be the Solstice (more threads! – which we will leave dangling) before Venus shakes off this whole sordid affair, and moves freely again.  But the third crossing of the minefield, from Thursday through the Solstice, is the confidence-building phase.  An issue arises during the first crossing (the canopener) that we don’t know how to handle.  During the second crossing the issue arises again, but this time it happens in slow motion (the exposition), so we can figure it out.  Then during the third crossing, we encounter it again, and this time we know what to do with it (the confidence-builder)!

Now, how is it we avoid re-leasing our Karma and signing up for another two-year (or twenty-lifetime) contract?  Easy to describe, actually not that hard to do, but very difficult to remember to do, cuz our Karma has us hypnotized, and when it arises, we (our Consciousness) are seldom home.  Nature of the animal.  But if we do happen to wake up in the middle of a Karmic process,

focus on the verb.

Erase the prepositional object.  In other words, the usual template is They Didthat to Us. We’re Angry at them.  We’re Grieving about suchandsuch.  We’re Scared of that.  No, it’s not They Didthat to Us, it’s That happened.   It’s not We’re Angry at them, it’s I’m Angry.  Not We’re Scared of that, but I’m Scared.  Not We’re Grieving about that, but I’m Grieving.  Simple grammatical analysis.  I am Angry says, quite simply, I can’t distinguish my Self from the Emotion of Anger. Well, that’s pretty limiting, isn’t it.  We’d have a lot more of our skills available to us if we were also Green, and Tall, and Experienced, and Dressed, and any other adjective you can imagine, in addition to being Angry.  The Karmic part of the whole trance is the prepositional phrase at the end of the sentence – at them.  That’s what kidnaps our Conscious Self.

I’m Angry is simply very limiting, and most of us most of the time would simply choose to be a few other qualities as well.  In fact, most of us would rather have Anger than be it, because that leaves us a lot more space to live in.  But I’m Angry at them is a Karmic trance, and somebody’s gonna hafta tap us on the shoulder to wake us up, cuz otherwise we aint home.

Okay, that’s where Venus is.  The first half of Scorpio is about, from the Victim perspective, all of the Held Emotions that hold us back from enjoying our community and its fruits.  From the Master perspective, the first half of Scorpio is about Fearlessness.  Of course, people get hurt when they’re in trance and Fearless.  So the wakeup part is pretty important.  Then we can be Fearless about facing down the Paper Tigers and tearing up the lease.

The Jupiter?  Well, recall Uranus crossed into Aries recently, initiating a new 84-year cycle, and Jupiter crossed at the same time.  Uranus the Soul Chord, and Jupiter the Amplifier – in other words a huuuuge new download from our Individual Soul.  But then both Jupiter and Uranus went retro and backed back into Pisces.  From the Victim perspective, Pisces symbolizes the Karmic Trance itself.  So these Jupiter-Uranus retro adventures give us an additional opportunity to clean up our Unfinished Business so we can take max advantage of the whole new download.

Uranus doesn’t go direct until November 30.  Jupiter crosses Uranus again, with both planets direct, on January 4.  Jupiter re-enters Aries on January 22, and Uranus does the deed on March 11, 2011.  By then our new mission should be crystal clear.  Folks with birthdays in early March will be slung forward as if from a slingshot.

We also mentioned Mars-Pallas, this coming Sunday.  Mars is the God of War, and Pallas the Goddess of War, and of Wisdom.  Pallas asks questions first and shoots only when necessary.  Good Boundaries, in other words.  We’ll see some Boundaries (Pallas) get violated (Mars), but we’ll also see a lot of people using their Energy (Mars) constructively to create and maintain Good Boundaries (Pallas), on a global scale.

We didn’t mention Pluto-Dragon, on or about November 26.  You can think of Pluto as the inevitable, and Dragon as Karma itself.  Not Fate, by any means, because Fate/FreeWill is an intellectual distinction, and intellectual distinctions, barring excessive Expectation, occur only in the mind of the observer, not in hardcopy Reality.  Another series of Paper Tigers.  This Pluto is crossing the Dragon’s Head, not His Tail.  That means we’ll be dragged into the Future – the Dragon’s Head represents the Future, His Tail the Past.  More or less – they flip a lot, since Linear Time is only mass hypnosis, and All There Is Is Now.  Get ready for another long, emotional trip.  Good thing we know the difference between our Karma and a disturbance in the Force.

But an adventure with the Dragon’s Head is usually a lot more fun than one with the Dragon’s Tail, though the Head can be profoundly disorienting if we end up skipping a coupla years and a lot of transition.  So if you wake up one morning and have no idea where you are, you probably didn’t have a stroke.  You probably just tore up a coupla mortgage contracts on your Limiting Beliefs in yer dreams.  Recognize it, and enjoy the freedom.  If you don’t recognize it, you’ll go looking for ways to re-lease.  Sure, it’s scary out there, but just focus on the verb.  Good time to tap, eh?

A correspondent sent a link to a Martin-Luther-scale (not MLK, but ML hisself) observation about the state of the Planet –

It’s excellent.  He’s recommending continued Attachment, but read it with the Heart, and see if you can distinguish between your Held Emotions from your Present Moment Emotions.  Hint: you know your Held Emotions like the back of your Hand; your PM Emotions feel a little bit strange.  You won’t be graded, it’s just an exercise.  It’s always Both/And, remember.  The author downgrades the Spiritual to “just Magic” (snicker), but otherwise he’s spot on.  It’s not one or the other, it’s Both/And.  Both keep an eye on the erosion of your physical freedoms, and manage your Expectations carefully.

Venus, Mars, Saturn, and the Perseids

August 8, 2010

ClinochloreIt’s already begun, but if you have clear skies, the Perseid Meteorite Show peaks Thursday night.  And at Sunset on Thursday, there’s a nice Venus-Mars-Saturn Show too.  Which brings us to the Venus-Mars, Venus-Saturn, and Mars-Saturn Cycles, all of which are initiating hereabouts.  These are important Cycles, as Saturn represents what occupies our Attention, Mars represents where we choose to invest our Energy, and Venus is associated with what Thrills us.  Big potential there in combining the three.

Venus crossed Saturn today (August 8, at half-past 10am PST).  Venus above all symbolizes our Values, and that which we regard as beautiful.  So focusing on (Saturn) our Values is a powerful energy.  The Venus-Saturn Cycle lasts about a year.  The outgoing Cycle began last October at 29 degrees of Virgo, “A seeker after occult knowledge reads an ancient scroll which illumines her mind.”  Anybody been doing that, more or less?  The incoming Cycle has for its anthem, “The transmutation of the fruits of past experiences into the seed-realizations of the forever-creative Spirit” (Libra 2).  Pretty cool, eh?    That energy will be running till the end of September 2011.

Mars crossed Saturn on July 31.  Mars-Saturn is a two-year Cycle, having to do with how and where we focus our energy.  The outgoing Cycle, since July 2008, was about “A man becoming aware of Nature Spirits and normally unseen spiritual agencies” (Virgo 6).  I can attest to this one.  The incoming Cycle is about “In a collection of perfect specimens of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled by a dart” (Libra 1).  Hmmm.  Sounds like an opening for a much-needed ingress of feminine energy – our feminine energy will be busy transmuting Karma into Consciousness, while our masculine energy will be in the back room admiring its kill.  This Cycle lasts till mid-August of 2012.

The new Venus-Mars Cycle, which doesn’t begin till August 20 (noon PDT) but runs through April 2013, corroborates: “In the heat of the noon hour, a man takes a siesta” (Libra 14).  We’ll talk more about that new Cycle as we get closer to it – it’s a doozy.