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

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Dharmic Rede, Muktic Lede
Assessing nature and new directions at an existential turning point, age 67.8y
COGMAP: Discovery, framing, resonance-testing, and wayfinding with the relocation chart. With Worksheet showing tob rectifications and ayanamsa adjustments, Chara Karaka review and selected Tajika (annual) varga (divisional chart) assessment.

9 March - 1 April 2018

This is the first study to appear in Shenjiva since late 2016, when we published a Review of character and concept in Gestalt, an assessment of identity, dharma, and path. Subsequent to that entry, I stopped producing any of the arts published in this Journal.

The process of working through an intrapsychic issue, from an egoic point of view, involves 'hearing', 'seeing', analyzing, interpreting, communing to common purpose in Gestalt, and expressing the findings in material form, so both creating and reifying structure. Such expression, that process of production, served not only as an evolutionary strategy but also as a marker of achievement with respect to what was produced. So it wasn't that I didn't want to produce, as 2016 drew to a close; rather, that I couldn't. It was evident that we had arrived at a fundamental transition, but it would take more than a year, until late February 2018, for the reset and resurgence of the drive to produce.

In the interim, astrological research continued, became more wide-ranging, incorporated percepts and techniques from different schools and schemata. The work was always inwardly directed; and the determination of truth and applicability, a testing of resonance. Orientation remained essentially on matters of identity in plurality, within a shifting collective under ordination of an immanent presence, as described in the 2016 post — predicate, for what follows here...

A COGMAP such as this is internally mediated, derived in a Gestalt of multiple principals, guided by Word and the many, intimately experienced and heard. The chart is not that which tells you who you are, your place, your purpose, the meaning of things. All of that, comes from inside. I am not looking for what is written in the stars, but working in concert with what presents in continuous evolution. The many astronomical bodies, angles and points of interest presented below, arranged as they are by convention and calculation, accord with discovery and maps of the interior.

Of the inner world.
As above, so below? As below, so above?
Both are so.

What do you really want to achieve?
ethos anthropo daimon
That's where you go.

Cognitive Mapping:  Discovery, framing, resonance-testing, and wayfinding with the relocation chart. 9.09-1.04.18

The astrological schema we currently use is shown in the above COGMAP, a sidereal 'relocation' chart calculated for the place of longest residence rather than the place of birth. Time of birth (TOB) is 'rectified', altered and validated by various techniques and tests, from the 'known' TOB recorded on the birth certificate. The relocation chart is much more accurate and useful than the birth chart (radix, natal) for introspective and predictive work, in my experience. It resolves issues of dissonance that troubled me for years in working with the radix and recorded TOB, though it's important to note that the Ascendant (AC) in the tropical radix, calculated with the recorded TOB, is actually at the same degree it happens to be in the chart of choice, the sidereal relocation, using True Revati ayanamsa (a calculation of precession representing the longitudinal difference between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs). Chart III, below, is a sidereal chart, but, with these rectifications and adjustments, AC and Pluto now present at the same degree in Cancer, where we find the original AC in the tropical radix.

One of the major problems in previous studies had to do with house division and planetary placements. Much of this had been addressed by and in the 2016 study, but a historical review proved useful through 2017, and that's illustrated in the sequence of three charts below. Here, we focus chiefly on shifts in the angles (AC/DC, MC/IC), and the placement of the stellium, particularly Moon, who presents in the 10th in charts I and II but, in III, reunites with Sun and Mercury R in the 11th. All house placement in III seems right to me ... presently.

The shift in Midheavens (MC) is most important. Taking chart I as the base, we move the MC from Revati to Ashwini in II, then to Bharani in III. We're using True Pushya ayanamsa for I and II because it best illustrates the evolution — but take the focus of moment to be in III (True Revati ayanamsa), Bharani, where pada 1 goes to self-work and creativity. But we accept that all three of these placements for MC are valid, consonant with, or better: resonant in description of the sequence of evolution, useful in considering characteristics that remain in place...

Additional material in the Worksheet goes to Tajika [Tajaka], the annual sidereal Rasi and selected Vargas, divisional charts for the year. These seem suddenly readable to me, generating amazing new insight. Among the many observances I might make here, one most significant goes from chart III Tithi Chitra Nitya to Tajaka Tithi Kamesvari Nitya. Desire and drive remain Mukti.

Worksheet 9.03-1.04.18 : TOB rectifications and adjustments, Natal to Relocation, and Tajika