Today we have Venus opposite retrograde Mars, and tomorrow she will sextile Saturn, so we could find the process of redoing that we are engaged in with the retrograde Mars produces the results that we want in these next days, or we might find that we have to refine our process to get those results. By the weekend Venus will be squaring Neptuneas he turns direct, challenging us to start manifesting our dreams and visions.
Sedna is also exactly bi-quintile Quaoar today, so we have an evolutionary flow between our spiritual destiny and our ability to bring spirit into matter through a practice. This transit has been within one degree since the beginning of November and will remain current until the end of the year, but this week will be the crunch point to enable this opportunity.
At the spiritual level this is obviously a very powerful opportunity to refine our spiritual practice so that it is more perfectly aligned with our soul's path of destiny. However those experiencing this at the unconscious level are likely to find themselves caught up in a soap opera which has deep roots in their heritage.
Quaoar is the story we tell about our lives, the context that we give ourselves to make sense out of the chaos we find around us. If we're fixed in this story, we're not going to be responsive to the new opportunities manifesting in each moment, our story drowns it out.We just don't see them as valid opportunities, if we see them at all.
When we can turn this story into a living practice where we can be open to spirit at each point, our story becomes embodied and we can be open to the opportunities manifesting in each moment and be responsive to them.
We see the lower manifestation of Quaoar in the world's current big baddie, VladimirPutin, who has Quaoar widely conjunct his Sun. He has bad-boy Ixion closely conjunct his Sun, which is why he has no limits on his abusive behaviour. But his 'I'm the recreation of Peter the Great' narrative, and his 'de-nazification of Ukraine' narrative, are from his Sun conjunct Quaoar.
At the spiritual level, Quaoar sings and dances a new reality out of the chaos of life, but at the unconscious level our new indigenous Californian deity shows us how we can bungle chaos and snarl ourselves up in a soap opera.
And just to give Ixion his due, we need to learn to love the bad-girl or bad-boy inside, to give ourselves permission to step outside our conditioning and be uniquely ourselves.The world wants us to conform, because it makes it easier for everyone else, but we need to authentically follow our passions so we don't miss the unique opportunity our life is offering us.
At the spiritual level Ixion gives us the key to doing this without abusing others, which is a sensitivity to the unspoken agreements in our relationships. Conditioning and the comfort zone that we create around us create boundaries to keep us safe, but the actual limits in each of our relationships are more nuanced, and when we are sensitive to the unspoken agreements we can maximise our personal passion without treading on anyone's toes.
Here at the DPU we are coming up to our second birthday on the 20th December. TheUni was founded on an election date during the Jupiter Saturn conjunction which was recommended by Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim in their Auspicious Elections Podcast.You can find a link to their podcast and a look at the Uni chart here.
And to celebrate the completion of a very successful year in which we introduced 5 new courses and our student numbers doubled, we're extending the scholarship offers on our first two courses next year, Quaoar and Ixion. Both courses already have good numbers of students, so this will be the last round of scholarships offered.
While it is possible to do both courses at once, we don't recommend doing that, particularly to start with, because the most valuable part of each course is the assignments where we are researching the planet in our own chart, and it's better to have the time to participate fully in one, rather than skim two.
Birthday Bundle Offer
This is for those who know they want to do at least 4 DPU courses over the next two years. We offer half price bundles to bring the cost down to our dedicated students and this year they have been NZ$350. With the expansion of the Uni this is going up next year to NZ$540, but as a birthday special we're offering the bundles this week at a bargain NZ$240. Two bundles covers the eight courses required to graduate with theDwarf Planet Astrology Diploma.
Join us if you can and thanks for your work on-boarding these new aspects of consciousness into your lives.
Love and laughter
What Alan Clay has created with the Dwarf Planet University is nothing short of genius.His in-depth knowledge and amazing teaching style are unique and what the astrological world has been waiting for. I'm so enjoying learning about our far reaching dwarf planets amongst a galaxy of friendly, intelligent student astrologers from all over the universe, logging on at their differing time zones.
Eileen Richardson, UK.