The Full Moon has passed through our lives, though we get an extended version of the energy because the Sun is still moving into an exact square to the lunar nodes, Mars and a number of minor planets — Eris, Vesta and Ceres. So we will be feeling this turning point for a few more days. The Moon square the nodes can have the sensation of an eclipse, especially with so many planets gathered around the nodes to emphasize the point.
Meanwhile, Mercury has left Gemini and ingressed Cancer, and is about to leave shadow phase (thus, enter new territory for the first time since the recent retrograde). Does anyone remember the discussion of Mercury in Cancer making three trines to Nessus in Pisces — one of which was before Mercury retrograde, one of which was early in the retrograde and the last of which would be after the retrograde? We are now up to the third event. When the first two events happened back in early June, there was a discussion raging about victims and victimization.
Where has that discussion gone, or how has it developed in the approximately six weeks since Mercury was first visiting this territory? We don’t need to approach this on the level of society, which is really not possible anyway. Rather, when you consider the concept of being personally victimized, how have your thoughts and your feelings evolved? If something was really irritating you in early June, where are you with that issue now?
In a Planet Waves subscriber edition at that time, called “Mercury, Weaving the Story of Nessus,” I commented on the drama triangle proposed by Transactional Analysis in the 1960s and used by many therapists today.
Yet in the current environment, especially the political one, Nessus seems to be reminding us of our need to stop the endless cycle of persecutor, victim and rescuer. As my Facebook correspondent Beverly Spicer put it, “Here in the West, we are stuck in the relative stagnation of unconscious behavior on a wild merry-go-round, riding first the horse of persecutor, then victim, then rescuer. But the carnival never stops. Real life begins when we say no to the ride on any of the horses.”
I think what is not exactly transparent here is that from the political standpoint, claiming the right to be the victim is the time of reckoning and revenge. One gets to be next in line for recognition, compensatory damages, protective laws, assured privileges and maybe the punishment of the persecutor. From a spiritual or psychological standpoint, the Karpman drama triangle is invoked. Victims become persecutors, rescuers become victims, and the cycle continues — creating ever more casualties and injured people ready to persecute.