A Journal of Inner Work and Therapeutic Arts
Immanence and Identity in Plural Personality
Richard Dagan

Briefs Index...

Revision: Insight, meaning, and decision in a time of confusion.
Using clockwise house rotation from the IC provides important perspective.
During this period of several weeks — see previous brief — tJupiter squares and tSaturn opposes natal Moon, Mercury R, and Sun.

20-22 October 2014

In working through the edits for the previous brief I decided to add a draconic chart to the entry and, in the process, briefly experimented with shifting the house rotation along the lines suggested by Fiorenza in the essay I've referenced at right. The idea is that the soul descends from the MC to the IC, grounds there, then proceeds through the incarnational cycle — an ontological framing with which I have no problem, but find less relevant than the insights that obtain with assessment based on experiential resonance. The matter of contextual sensibility in our use of the schema is addressed by the psychospiritual objective. The model must address the developmental issues currently at play in gestalt, which is to say the multiple principals (agencies, "voices") that comprise the group of self apperceived at this time, such that I apprehend harmonic resonance based on response to insights of essence, meaning, and direction.

In fact I find much of merit in this clockwise house rotation, taking IC as beginning of the 1st. Ketu and Neptune R move to the 12th, but Ketu has strong influence on the 1st, which, tenanted by Mars, Juno and Saturn, affords good description of my drive and determination, both mediated by Juno ... going to the Divine Mother and current considerations thereof.

Here's a better illustration, using the tropical zodiac and meridian house division, running clockwise from the IC, beginning the first house in Libra. There's a stunning amount of useful information here, as the density of the graphic might suggest.

1  The 1-4-10 and 1-3/4-6 dynamics make evident the analytic self-work to which I'm accustomed, but 1 and 6 focus on 10 — Saturn figures prominently in all of this, as anticipated.

2  Dynamics from 2-3-4 to 6 are especially affirming, because in 6 we find focus on health and healing, attainment of harmony in self, that which the "soul" desires, the Rahu orientation. Here we find the Almuten [Almutem] Figuris, Venus, the Lord of the Chart — the Almutem is thought to be "equally as powerful as all the other planets taken together", considered "a powerful planet in the natal figure whose spirit or angel acts as the native's special link to the Divine".

I have always read Venus and complement as the high focus in the chart; it's in fact the focus of the core kite formation, with Neptune R at apex. Harmony. I correlate it with Type 9 in the Enneagram, and identify with all ennea-types in that schema, though home base seems to be 5 :: 4 (Saturn/Juno/Mars :: Ketu/Neptune R, corresponding to houses 1 and 12 in this clockwise system of house rotation.)

3  The 3-7-11 Uranus-Jupiter-Pallas water trine is a pattern with dynamic significance too complex for immediate comment in overview, except in the sense that I somehow associate it with the yoni, base at the Uranus point in Cancer.

4  The 4-8-12 dynamic of Amun-Vishnu-Neptune R is the trinity — again, too complex for immediate comment.

5  The 10th-house complement provides clarification of themes with respect to work, objectives, standards, and character. Much on which to meditate here. Note that the MC demarks 7th cusp, as would the DC in anti-clockwise rotation.

6  Finally in the 12th, relating to moksha, we find both Ketu and Neptune R, the latter of the trinity pattern and apex of the core kite formation.