Our guest blogger Steve Nelson is an astrologer who follows a Jungian mythological tradition. Steve was raised by a part Cherokee shaman Aunt Maude who learned much of her lore from Molly Runningwolf, the mother of Amanita Sequoyah, the last Cherokee medicine man officially recognized by the Eastern Tribe. Steve’s Indian name is Steven Red Wolf, his lineage is of the wolf clan, one of the 7 tribal groups of the Cherokee. Steve follows many of the Cherokee traditions especially as these relate to celebrations, the use of ritual fire and star lore. For more information about Steve see www.GaiaAstrology.com The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz MD & Marion Ross PhD) are thrilled to have Steve post upon their return from their trek along the St. Michael ley line.
Chiron Moon 8/9-9/8/10 and the Global Awakening
Chiron/Centaurus is 2nd decan Leo where the Sun is Aug 1-10. Many people born in this decan (including President Barack Obama) play an important Chironic role in the world. Chiron has many roles to play: He is a bridge between worlds (a “rainbow bridge”) and he is a maverick who defies easy classification. Chiron is neither left nor right, he is a radical centrist, a master of the golden mean and of the middle pillar. Reflecting this in the physical, Chiron is the only small planetary body that astronomers have classified as both a minor planet or asteroid and as a comet. Chiron has a coma like a comet! Mythically Chiron is the teacher of most of the Greek heroes, he also taught Aesclepius the art of medicine. Chiron is known as the wounded healer or wounded shaman and his wound (accidentally inflicted by Hercules or by himself) causes him great agony. Finally to be free of his pain Chiron trades his immortal life to set free Prometheus from the underworld. So Chiron is known as the god of the sacrifice and he is considered a mythic forerunner of Christ. Of all the stories told about Chiron there is none so instructive (or so elusive) as that which is depicted in the heavens:
Chiron lives at a time when there is a war between the gods and goddesses of Olympus and old world giants called the Titans. Whatever the new gods create the old Titans seek to destroy. Chiron sees that the gods and goddesses are losing this battle because they are not united: each has their own altar and following and they’re just not working together well enough to win the war. So Chiron gathers all the gods and goddesses around a common fiery altar high on a mountaintop and there he sacrifices the wolf Lupus on a fiery altar. Through this ritual the gods and goddesses are united, the Titans are defeated, and a new golden age begins.
Chiron appears as constellation Centaurus holding the wolf Lupus, over the fiery altar Ara. These constellations are part of the original set of 48 constellations (including the zodiacal signs) used by the ancients to describe all that occurs in the world. Each decan of zodiac has its own “decan constellation” or “decan star sign” and each has a Tarot card (one of the 36 minor arcana). Centaurus/Chiron, decan 2 Leo, is 0-10 West in the zodiac projected on Earth, This region includes London at the 20th degree of Leo in conjunction with Merak, a bright star in Ursa Major (a.ka. Arthur’s wain) that is known as the Star of the
Avatar (see the final paragraph below).
The ‘burning up of the wolf’ is a key phase of psychic alchemy (see Liz Greene’s Dynamics of the Unconscious), referring to the transformation of primal energy. Lupus symbolizes the shadow aspect of the psyche and represents all that is renegade to our soul’s purpose. This wolf has to be transformed before the diverse elements of personality (the gods and goddesses) can be unified. The global shadow wolf must be transformed before we can enter the new age. In Norse mythology we’re in the time of Ragnarok the last war at the end of the age when the Fenris wolf is set loose on the world. In the zodiac projected on Earth 3rd decan Libra, Lupus the Wolf, brackets Afghanistan and covers much of Pakistan. So how is the shadow wolf transformed? The instructions are in Tarot Key 58, the 4 of Swords: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swords04.jpg
The Four of Swords represents the 3rd decan of Libra and Lupus the Wolf decan constellation. In this card we see the reclining figure of a man lying on an altar-like cot in what looks to be a chapel. In the upper left of the frame there is a stained glass window with a woman standing and a man kneeling before her. This could be Mother Mary and a worshiper though he looks to have a musical instrument so perhaps he is a troubadour serenading his beloved. This scene represents reverence for the divine feminine and spiritual nature. The way to the higher world is through the divine feminine. The transformation of the shadow wolf opens the way within. The man lying has his hands in prayer pose directly over the solar plexus. The solar plexus is a fire chakra, it is the fiery altar to which Chiron brings the shadow wolf. Beside the stained glass window there is a curtain rod pointing downward to the sexual chakra of the reclining figure and at the bottom of this rod is the small head of a wolf. The instructions in this card are clear: Lie down on your back (preferably head north) elbows at your side and bring your hands together finger tips touching over the solar plexus. Take several deep breaths while the energy from the palm chakras activates the solar plexus. Then whatever needs to be transformed will move through the palms onto the altar fire. Prolonged deep breathing in this way will transform whatever comes to mind.
Chariklo, the Other Wise Centaur and Partner of Chiron
On the morning of March 13th, I had a dream about an approaching cosmic alignment in which a “centaur”, a special type of minor planet, would occult a fixed star and this occultation would signal the beginning of important Earth changes. I didn’t get the whole name of the planetoid, just that it began with letters c-h-a-r. When I woke up, my first thought was this couldn’t be true as I believed Chiron was the only member of the centaur family (planetoids between Saturn and Neptune) large enough to have an astrological effect.
I was surprised to find there is a centaur larger than Chiron (160 miles in diameter to Chiron’s 144). The name of this centaur is Chariklo and she is the feminine counterpart and mythological partner of Chiron. Similar to the “maverick” Chiron, Chariklo defies classification, sometimes appearing in myth as a centaur and at other times as a wood nymph. And true to the dream, on 3 Feb 2011, Chariklo will occult a star in the constellation Lupus the Wolf!
Why has it taken so long for Chariklo to show up in our astrology charts? It’s odd considering how much attention was given Chiron following his discovery in 1977. Why no similar hoopla when Chariklo was discovered 20 years later? It makes as much sense as Pluto still being considered an important planet in our charts while his larger partner Eris (Persephone) is relatively unknown to us. In any event, Chariklo is quite a bit larger than the 144 mile diameter limit I’ve found generally applies for astrological viability. So we need to consider her in our charts. Where is your Chariklo?
The Coming of the Avatars 2010-2012
Myths of all time are now coming to life. This is “the end time” and “the quickening” and “the rapture.” It is the end of the Piscean Age and beginning of the Aquarian when we follow the water bearer into the “upper room.” This is the Norse Ragnarok, the age of fire and ice, when the Fenris Wolf [Lupus] is set loose and the Dragon [Draco] comes down from the Pole to shake the world. Still, despite all these earth shaking and sometimes frightful changes, a positive outcome is assured. How positive and how soon depends on what we do. This is the time of “the war in heaven and earth.” War in heaven means conflict on the psychic or spiritual plane. As the battle is won on the subtle planes war and violence will end in the outer world. Alice Bailey calls the astral plane the battleground of the white magician. This is a magical war for which Star Wars, the Harry Potter books and the Lord of the Rings books and movies have been preparing us.
A spiritual teacher or Avatar incarnates every 500 years, the mythic lifespan of the Phoenix. The last of these world teachers was the Iroquois Messenger in 1500, before this Quetzalcoatl came as Kulkulcan in 1000, King Arthur & Mohammed lived in 500-600, Jesus was born circa 0-4 BCE, Buddha in about 500 BCE (along with the mythic hero saviors Chiron and Dionysus), Krishna 1000 BCE, etc.
There are many now who believe that the current avataric descent will be a group avatarship appropriate to the age of Aquarius. The Avatar of Synthesis (a.k.a. the White Horse Avatar) is said to come from far beyond this plane of creation, from outside our solar system, perhaps from the galactic core. According to the esoteric works of Alice A. Bailey, this transcendent being descends to the level of the higher astral plane and then focuses spiritual power through the triad of the Christ (our solar logos), Earth’s Manu and ray 1 master Morya to awakening a myriad of avatars male and female on Earth. The classic figure for awakening in this time is 144,000, a group that will presumably include that 100th monkey avatar who will shift our planetary consciousness into a new state of being.
The avataric emergence may have begun with the Conscious Convergence of July 17-18, 2010 at the 1st Quarter Moon following July 11 Total Eclipse of the Sun. This was declared the time for “Initiating the Ninth Wave / unity-consciousness on a large-scale anchoring an intention to manifest unity-consciousness, constant critical mass intentionality.” It was a call to a new level of creative action.
“Unity-consciousness does not mean conformism or that everyone is molded to think or look alike. Rather, unity-consciousness will generate a world that is the very opposite of conformist. Conscious Convergence refers to the coming together- convergence – of people from many different walks of life with very different backgrounds and viewpoints, expressing and experiencing a shared intention for the future.” – Carl Calleman
“The reappearance of the Christ and coming of the Avatar of Synthesis is the one great event for which all people wait. The two are to be as one. This reappearance will include many thousands of people who lift their attention up to receive and channel the new light.” – Alice Bailey
“The struggle between Ahriman, Darkness, and Ormazd, Light, has been going on in the world continually since the beginning of time. When the worst arrives and Ahriman will seem to have conquered the world and corrupted all mankind, then will appear the Saviour, Sosiosh. He will come seated upon a white horse and followed by an army of good genii equally mounted on milk-white steeds. And this we find faithfully copied in the Revelation: “I saw heaven opened, and beheld a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true – And the armies which were in heaven followed upon white horses” (Rev 19)” – H.P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled pp 236-37
“It is under the form of a white horse that Vishnu has to appear at the end of the Kali Yug. Now is it not easily seen how perfect is the identity of this doctrine with that of St. John as taught in the Apocalypse? This White Horse upon which Sosiosh (the Mazdean saviour) rides, like Vishnu, is the Horse of the Sun, Shiloh is the Sun’s city, and Shiloh is the God-Messiah, or King coming from the Sun Arabs represented Iauk (Iach) by a Horse, the Horse of the Sun.” – Paul Davidson, The Book of Light and Life or the Essence of the Sohar page 53
Each year has a zeitgeist, a spirit and purpose and a recurring theme that shows up in various forms. The two movies that most touch on the theme for 2010 are the James Cameron movie Avatar and the children’s film Training Your Dragon. Both these movies refer to the need to tame or train the beast within in order to express the purpose of the inner being or soul. As primal nature becomes aligned with the soul “thine eye becomes single and thy body is filled with light” as the avatar Jesus once said. Primal nature includes the shadow wolf (Lupus) that the shaman Chiron brings to the altar of transformation. Then all are united (within and without) and the world joins as one. This wolf sacrifice, the transformation of collective shadow (a.ka. the dweller on the threshold) will be completed by the time of the 13 Nov 2012 Total Eclipse of the Sun. Then the world will become as one. This outcome is made clear by numerous elements in the 7-11-2010 solar eclipse chart. This may occur sooner, it will be no later than.
The nature of each year can be seen reflected in its number, the planet of the year and the myth of its ruling decan constellation. 2010 is a 2+0+0+1 = 3 year resonant with the spirit of Nature, the Empress in Tarot and the Woman of Revelation. The 2010 zodiacal year (3/20/2010- 3/20/2011) is a Venus ruled year and its decan star sign is Piscis Austrinus, the fish that drinks the stream pouring from the urn of Aquarius. This “Golden Fish” makes actual Aquarian ideals, it is a year (until 3/20/2011) to manifest our hopes and dreams. Interestingly too, Benjamin Franklin was born this 3rd decan Capricorn so we can expect a year of great new discoveries and inventions.
2010 Sign of the Time – The Higgs Boson May Have ‘Five Faces’ http://news.discovery.com/space/the-higgs-boson-may-have-five-faces.html
The Higgs Boson, popularly dubbed the God Particle, is a force carrying particle that fills a gap connecting the other 4 primary force carrying particles that are related to the 4 elementary forces and directions. Air/East is the W-particle that carries the weak atomic force. Fire/South is the photon carrying electrical energy. Water/West is the gluon that holds everything together (the gluon quark is charm!) and North/Earth is the graviton responsible for the force of gravity. The “Higgs Boson” is the 5th Element or Quintessence equated with Love in the movie The 5th Element. What comes out in this reseach is there isn’t just one Higgs boson but 5 different versions! 5 is the number of Venus. This discovery may be yet another sign of the emergence of the new Avatars in this Venus ruled year. Their emergence will become far more obvious to us following the appearance of Venus as morning star beginning around Nov 1-4.
Ursa Major, the Great Bear, is one of the most mythically charged constellations in the heavens. In Alice A. Bailey’s esoteric astrology the 7 bright stars composing the ‘Big Dipper’ asterism of Ursa Major are the sources of the 7 rays of creation expressed through our solar system’s 7 ‘sacred planets’ and the 7 primary colors radiating from the Sun. One of these stars (Merak) is identified with the new Avatar while another (Dubhe) is thought to be a source of cosmic evil. This teaching parallels the starlore of J.R.R. Tolkien. In his mythic cosmology Ursa Major is called Valacirca, ‘Sickle of the Gods’ or ‘Sickle of the Valar’. “This is the mightiest of the works of Varda, Lady of the stars. This constellation is by the Elves called the Sickle of the Stars but by Men called the Burning Briar. It hung above the North as a threat to Melkor and an omen of his fall; the Judgment day.”- JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion
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