13th June 2011
We are in the midst of an initiation, a spiritual growing up, that manifests as an inner healing and outer evolutionary expansion. Here’s what’s going to happen over the next few weeks.
Let’s start by looking at the dwarf planet placements, because most of what is happening revolves around them.
Makemake and Ceres are tugging at our emotional strings, opposite each other in Gates 6 and 36. These gates form an astrological square with the Galactic Centre up in the Ajna Centre in Gate 11, so they always create a powerful pressure to release the old and embrace something so new it’s not even on our radar. These gates affect how we experience and express our emotions, and how we connect with others on the emotional/intimate/sexual/creative front.
Makemake is in a channel that takes all our emotional energy and feeds it through to the Sacral Chakra. The gate it’s meeting up with is called Dissolution, and is about allowing dams to burst, freeing up blocked vitality. The blockage is a defense mechanism, designed to prevent our creative energy being overwhelmed by emotional data. But it’s no longer working for us, and has become like a rigid suit of armour that keeps us in reactive mode, using conflict and crisis to keep our true emotional responses at bay.
Ceres is bringing up deep emotional information, in the Gate of Bringing the Darkness to the Light. This is a gate where we can feel as if our soul is locked up within our body (and see the correlation here with Makemake in Gate 6 where we our emotions are blocked in their connection with our vitality/creativity/sexual energy causing our energy to dam up). This deep emotion is showing us where we have not received the nurturing we have needed, and where we have deep and hidden shame for not being good enough to receive love and nurturing.
The square with the Galactic Centre is made so much more significant due to the North Node being there as well. The Galactic Centre squeezes all the old subconscious material out and then feeds in amazing new feelings and ideas.
Ceres differs to the other three dwarf planets – Makemake, Haumea and Quaoar – in that she orbits in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. She’s very much a part of our ancient earth journey, more of a known quantity. However the other three have a more galactic flavour and when they are activated they intensify our evolutionary potential beyond the global.
I’ll mention Quaoar and Haumea as we go further along in our story.
So today, we have the Moon passing over Quaoar in Gate 26, the Sun and Mercury conjunct in 45. The Centaur Pelion is in Gate 21, filling in that gap between the Heart Centre (red triangle) and the throat. Persephone is also in Gate 45 today.
Quaoar brings order to chaos, and in the Gate of Taming Great Power it is asking us to trust heaven’s power to flow through us.
All the energy is released and the currents of change flow faster, deeper and more powerfully. It’s beyond our capacity to understand where this is going, much less control it. All we know is that it is strong and true and we can have confidence in it.
There is no security to be had in trying to stop the flow of energy, only those who move with it will flourish.
The Centaur Ixion was conjunct Quaoar when it was first discovered back in 2002, and joins Quaoar in Gate 26 at the moment. Ixion’s presence adds a possibility for healing, especially of violence and abuse within families through arrogant disregard of others and a desire to have our own way. Ixion is willing to go back to the places of hurt and try again to dig down to find reconciliation and true connection. We are moving out of an ancient abuse/crisis/sabotage loop that has been eating up our vital energy, and into a clearer energy of creation.
Tomorrow the Moon will pass over Gate 43 (UT 13th June, 8:00 till 17:00), triggering the Mars and Sedna activation in Gate 23. During this activation, Mercury will be conjunct the South Node, bringing in the whole Makemake, Ceres and Galactic Centre energy.
Mars wants to just push and shove and make things happen, but every time he moves he seems to get caught in his own sticky web. Those ancient underlying dynamics are coming to the surface and his only choice is to submit and surrender to the needs of the time.
The issues you face will be deeper and more far-reaching than you expected, but so too will be the eventual benefits of your actions.
We are at the beginning of a new epoch, the short term survival based attention span of the old Mars energy is being rocked to it’s very foundations by the 12,000 year orbit of Sedna and the connection it brings with universal lifespans.
Here at the end of stripping away (gate 23) there is a resource unused and a potential untouched. The ripe fruit will naturally and painlessly drop ‘strip itself away’ from the tree, the seeds it contains will germinate and begin new growth.
On 15th /16th June we have a Full Moon lining up with the Galactic Centre. Have a look at those activations to Gates 11 and 12! This is likely to be very stressful, because it’s literally sucking out of our subconscious the conditioned tendency to block our emotions as a way of protecting ourselves from abuse.
I’ll write a more detailed blog on this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, but just note as well that Venus is in Gate 16, so she connects Saturn in the Gate of Depth to the Throat, bringing it to the party as well. And this is a gate where we can feel deeply unsure of our own self worth.
But Jupiter comes to the party by moving to the Gate of Nourishment (27) in the Sacral Chakra. The big message here, I’m resisting the desire to write this in CAPS, is that we can only live in the moment when we put our own needs first. This is not selfishness. This from Hilary Barretts I Ching:
You locate power, meaning and authority outside yourself and gaze at it slack jawed, expecting someone or something to provide what you need. You have given up the intrinsic magic of your own nature. What you are depending on is not your true support and it will be stripped away from you.
I want to stress that this is a good thing! Here’s the short version – if you are trying to fix someone else, heal them, correct them or control them in any way, step back and look instead at what you need for yourself. Then cut out the middle man and organise what you need. Chaos is in the Gate of Progress, bringing Ceres to the Throat. This from Philip Sedgwick on Chaos:
Positive – orderly in the face of confusion, goes with the flow, mellow and non-stressed
Negative – worked up, paranoid, projecting fears, assuming disaster is a step away
So the way to make progress is to pay attention to the details of what we need in each moment because that is how we will find order amidst the confusion, and go with the flow. Remember that Pluto comes into the mix via Ophelia in Gate 18. She can represent the part of ourselves that is invisible to others, and suffers to the point of neuroticism and self-destruction as a result. Pluto transforms us by bringing us the power and authority to claim our own calm grounded joyfulness that holds the seeds for our ability to manifest into the physical plane. Mercury (52) will be in the gate opposite Pluto (58) in the Root Centre from 19th to 22nd June.
On 19th June, Venus moves into Gate 35, giving us a Venus/Ceres hook up. Remember that Chaos is there as well. Chaos represents a return to first principles, we are no longer content to take the word of others about what we feel, what we need. Instead we are now able to access and harmonise with a quantum reality that is universal, and to draw our sustenance from a sense of galactic belonging.
I expect this will feel quite amazing, as we begin the process of returning the daughter (Persephone) to the earth and the flow of nourishment is renewed. But the nourishment is different this time around, because it is not dependent on the interpretation of intermediaries.
I expect this period – from 19th to 23rd June – to be quite profound.
Something else spectacular is happening from 21st June. Mars moves to Gate 20, connecting with Haumea in 57. And Mercury moves to Gate 39, connecting with Neptune, Chiron and Snow White in 55. Pride and shame are big underlying dynamics, so please be aware to breathe through any sense that you need to hold a certain position or way of being. I’m not even going to begin to try to explain what this might mean, there is just too much going on here.
On 26th June Ceres moves out of Gate 36 and into the Ji Centre in the Gate of Innocence (25).
On 27th June, Mercury moves into Gate 62 at the Throat Chakra, and makes a channel with Uranus. Okay, so that’s going to be really big. When Mercury and Uranus get together we can expect astonishing new information. It’s especially important because that particular channel is connected to the ancient part of the brain that operates at survival level. It’s instinctive and right now it’s very confused because it’s getting messages from more enlightened parts of our brain (the parts that hold an electromagnetic connection to the universal holographic heart), but everything it has ever know tells it that we are are in great danger and should do something. Right now. Like, you know, immediately. It doesn’t really matter what, just MOVE!
To add fuel to the fire, Mars shifts into Gate 16 on 28th June, bringing Saturn (the stern patriarch) and Pluto (power and authority figures into the mix).
This is an incredible opportunity to step into the power of our own knowing, to integrate ancient and modern aspects of mind.
And last but not least, on 30th June there is a 95% eclipse to Venus. You can see here that Venus eclipses are not rare, but Venus is very active just now and this one will be powerful. The Sun is opposite Pluto and Mars is still in Gate 16, bringing Saturn up for expression (also Haumea in Gate 57), and Ophelia is still in Gate 18 so Pluto gets a run for his money as well.
Let’s just also note that Venus is conjunct the South Node and almost exactly opposite the Galactic Centre. Surprised?
You feel shame and carry it enfolded within you as part of yourself, whether or not you are fully aware of it’s influence. Since you don’t feel entitled to anything much, you draw back into yourself and don’t feel able to ask directly for what you want or need.
Let’s have a look at Saturn in Gate 48 line 2:
Its possible that rather than experiencing the clear flowing water, you only experience the well’s dark isolating depths and all you see is what you can believe in, a small visible immediate boon for yourself.
Shame and feelings of inadequacy keep us from claiming our power. They keep us small. In the hidden web of control on this planet they are one of the main tools used to manipulate others. There is an immense web of authentic connection being created just now on this planet and beyond. Watch to see the difficult and uncomfortable feelings that arise between now and the end of June because these are keys to getting free of the ancient fears that keep us locked into the survival aspect of humanity. We are healing and connecting with our galactic selves. This is a planet of love and we are going post-global, reaching out to each other and in the strength of that place sharing what we have achieved here with the entire universe.