Karma Course

Asteroid 3811 Karma

Moon Dancer by Julia Watkins
Moon Dancer by Julia Watkins

Asteroid 3811 Karma! What a popular topic. I've written on this in the past, on the 11th House Blog, but wanted to bring it in to GVA for us to study here. Those of you taking the Karma course, our call on the 9th of June will focus on this topic. Here's a little warm up ...

Astronomy of 3811 Karma

Asteroid 3811 Karma is a main belt asteroid discovered Oct 13, 1953 by Liisi Oterma, a Finnish astronomer at Turku Astronomical-Optical Institute. She discovered over 200 asteroids and three comets, an inspirational women and astronomer of her time. Karma orbits between Mars and Jupiter, taking 4.136 years to make the journey through the Zodiac.

So what is the meaning of this little asteroid and how does it relate to our natal charts?

In the astrological chart, it can be related to 'consequences', not in an 'ouch' way, but as in results or 'vibration.' We're talking about this, in the Karma Course, but I'll repeat it here.

Karma is essentially the Law of Attraction. It's the vibration or pattern of energy we signal the universe to return to us. Like attracts like. As you sew, so shall you reap. I've summed it up like this:

The core meaning of karma in your life is not retribution or ‘pay back’ but synchronicity, and alignment.

Astrology of 3811 Karma

Transits of Asteroid 3811 Karma 2017
Transits of Asteroid 3811 Karma 2017

Those who have my book Astrology and Aptitude - How to Become What you are Meant to be can read a short delineation to get started. Another way to get to a deeper understanding of 3811 Karma it to look at the origin of the word Karma.

It is Sanskrit, from KARMAN or KAROTI, which means "to do" or "to work". KARMA is a word and we attach meaning to it in the context of what we know, the usual being gleaned from Hindu or Buddhist "consequences of a person's actions. Fate. Destiny. . . reaping what you sow."

But, the word originally referred to the simple act of doing. In taking of action we have the RESULT, the consequences which will change our destiny (what we are creating in our lives.) NOTE: Karma isn't the destiny, it is the action that leads to our 'path' as we walk it. We are deliberate creators. We decide. And with each thought, new worlds come into being.

In this sense, asteroid 3811 Karma is, by house, sign, aspect and transit, about 'doing that which must be done.' In the chart there is a kind of fulfillment, a 'rightness' when we activate that area of life. When the asteroid is activated in synastry (by another person's placements) it can be that "the work or actions" of another trips our destiny switch. Being around that person when they are 'doing' their Karma could at times bring an epiphany or turning point. A realization. It's a two way link that joins action with revelation.

Has anyone seen this in chart comparisons or by transit?

My natal Karma is 22 Gemini conjunct Mercury in the midst of my Gemini stellium so it's hard for me to put my finger on it. I do to myself often things like, 'I have to write! I have to communicate!' Perhaps there is something of the 'doing' that motivates my Mercury energy. I know a lot of clients and friends, and readers, that have personal planets very close to my Karma/Mercury. Interesting!

In a quick look at synastry charts I noticed that Amelia Earhart (who I did intensive research on for a case study many years back) had Neptune at 21 Gem 33. I was doing at lot of work (Karma) on her mysterious (Neptune) disappearance . . .

As for Karma and Astro-Carto-Graphy, the town where I have worked harder in my life than anywhere in the past for 20 years has Jupiter exactly opposite my Karma! And BIG results!

Looking at synastry contacts is very interesting. As in, 'Will they be 'hard work'? lol Seriously, as deliberate creators, we wouldn't want to think that!

Thoughts? I'd love to know where your 3811 Karma is.

Also check the transits, watching for change of house or exact conjunctions.

For those curious but not ready to dive into self-study, Karmic Astrology Readings are now available at the Astrology Shop.

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Karma Course Synasty - Homework #5

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Karma Course Synastry where we look at the 'karma' or vibration patterns between two people. Before you start the homework, be sure to listen to the call. It is available with the entire series for DL or listening on Talkshoe.

Call #5 Homework Resources

  1. Synastry Charts Tutorial Youtube  - 8 minute video
  2. Manifesting Romance  - People as Mirrors - 1 hour call
  3. Chart Reading Like a Pro - Love Relationships - 1 hour call
  4. Transcripts of Karma Course Synastry call - PDF

We didn't talk about the Vertex on the call, but I find it significant too in drawing people into our lives that match a patter, or awaken one. Check the post here, and see if you spot any vertex connections in the synastry (accurate birth time is essential).

"...Meetings with significant people, as seen through synastry and composite charts, may also link strongly to the vertex. (Think of people as permanent transits.) When one person’s inner planets or asteroids (Sun through to Jupiter), angles, nodes, vertex or certain Arabic parts conjunct the vertex, there can be a feeling of fate, destiny, rightness or wrongness about the encounter. Something in the contact with that person may have the ability to create profound change over a long or short period of time. The change may be perceived as wonderful, or not so wonderful, but always ‘meant to be.’..."

Call #5 Homework

This is where you can explore any synastry chart combinations that interest you. Try focusing on three things that stand out, or ONE things that stands out. The goal isn't to do a full synastry ready, but to spot a vibration pattern activated in the charts.

See you in the comments!

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Karma Course Homework #3

Image by Crispin Korschen
Image by Crispin Korschen

Hi everyone, thanks so much everybody who dialed in for the call. If you missed it, or want to listen again, the recording is on the Karma Course TalkShoe page. Bookmark it or ‘follow’ the course for quick and easy access. In the call we talked about the stories we tell, and I wanted to mentioned again several articles/audios for reference.

  1. Tell a New Story - the example chart is the writer Octavia Buttler
  2. Using the Chart to prep for 2017 - one hour Audio
  3. The Tale of Two Vibrations
  4. How to Break a Bad Story

Let's all support each other by observing (not judging) when we spot a story, perhaps asking, "Is there another story here?"

Jeannette says -

"If you find yourself drawn to repeat the version you don’t like, it may just be law of attraction calling you back to it. (That’s what law of attraction does.) Resolving the situation is just a matter of consciously creating new momentum by engaging a different thought/story.

It could also be that you’re getting some benefit from telling the unwanted version, so you don’t really truly intend to leave it behind. (Like if I keep talking about how all the good guys are taken, then I never risk rejection or failure in a new relationship."

Let's explore what some of the pay offs are of STAYING in a story/pattern. Just notice what they might be, no judgment. We'll talk more about this on the next call.

Homework #3 Discussion

  1. Listen to Call #3 if you haven’t already
  2. Find a story you are telling. Observe it. Tell a different one, if you want to, one that is equally true.
  3. Consider the ideas of Karma, Dharma and Desire as discussed on the call. Can you see these elements at work in any aspect or placement in your chart?
  4. Spot your Saturn, "Lord of Karma" and describe what it is you really plan on being awesome at! Tell a story that supports that energy.

You know by now that these are not exercises in ‘looking for trouble’ because we will find whatever it is we are looking for. Instead, set the INTENTION of discovery, lightness, curiosity and choice. Are there any new insights into your habit patterns or perceptions coming up?

You put your answers here, in the comments, in part or full, or work on your own, whatever feels best.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks, everyone, and Happy New Moon!

Example Homework #3

pdf_downlaodNotes: Transcripts for the Chat Stream for Call #3 with links to charts.

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Finding the Final Dispositor

FinalDispositor1Hi Everyone. I thought it would be fun to revisit the path to the final dispositor.

Definition

A dispositor is a planet that rules the sign another planet is in. The Final Dispositor is just like is sounds, where the buck stops. You can follow the trail of any chart and see where it leads.

Ready to follow the path? In the image above, (based on the chart below) starting at the bottom, Pluto is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the dispositor of Pluto.

Saturn is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the dispositor of Saturn.

Jupiter is in Libra, ruled by Venus. Venus is the dispositor of Jupiter.

Venus is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. Neptune is the dispositor of Venus (and Venus and Jupiter are in each other's signs, aka mutual reception.)

Neptune is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune.

Moon is in Leo (today) ruled by the Sun. The sun is the dispositor of the Moon.

The Sun and Uranus are in Aries, ruled by Mars. Mars is the dispositor of both.

Mars is in Taurus, ruled by Venus. Venus is the Dispositor of Mars.

Venus is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune. Neptune is the dispositor of Venus.

Q. Can you see where all paths lead and which planet is the Dispositor or the chart?

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What does the Final Dispositor Mean?

A. Neptune as the planetary 'final dispositor' means the mystical god of the sea has the final say. See this as a chance to glimpse behind the veil. When you open your mind to the magic of the universe, that which was inanimate comes alive. There is a message there if you stop for a moment and listen.

Note: Dispositors are not used by all astrologers though I find them very insightful, especially from a Law of Attraction perspective. The dispositor of  a planet can help pinpoint what things boil down to. Following the path can reveal a major key to the eternal goal: Know Thyself, super helpful in a deliberate creator's evolution.

Another interesting thing to do is find the final dispositor of your Asc. It adds new meaning to 'chart ruler'.

Those taking the "Karma Course" will want to follow the trail of dispositors of their 12th house ruler.

List of Planetary Rulerships

If this is all new to you, don't rush. Take your time to memorize the planetary dignitaries/rulers. Here are the signs and their ruling planets for reference. Also, check out our PDF on Planetary Dignities.

Aries - Mars
Taurus - Venus
Gemini - Mercury
Cancer - Moon
Leo - Sun
Virgo - Mercury
Libra - Venus
Scorpio - Pluto (Mars)
Sagittarius - Jupiter
Capricorn - Saturn
Aquarius - Uranus (Saturn)

If you have your own chart in front of you, have a go at working out your final dispositor. You might end up with one, or several, or a mutual reception feedback loop (for example I have Moon in Aquarius and Uranus in Cancer so those two are in a continual strange loop, but the rest of my chart boils down to Mercury in Gemini).

Conclusions

Think of your final dispositor as having more strength and purpose in the chart. Their message, what they symbolically need and want and have to offer, can be more important to us than we might first think. Bottom line, when we honour them, life moves forward in a more authentic direction.

Are you sailing with this wind, or against it? Work out your final dispositor and see.

Shout out in the comments if you get stuck or need a hand.

Update (there will be a lot of these with Mercury now Rx)

I've had several emails asking what happens when there is more than one final dispositor, or an endless feedback loop of two or more planets. Here's an example from the lovely Mhr. Let's take a look.

Two rulers - Moon and Saturn - and Sun/Uranus in mutual reception.
Two rulers - Moon and Saturn - and Sun/Uranus in mutual reception.

In this case, the Moon is its own final dispositor, Saturn disposes everything else by traditional rulership and Sun and Uranus are in a mutual reception (each others sign) loop. Venus by modern ruler is disposed by Sun/Uranus loop AND by Saturn.

We would say that in the emotional realm, the inner world, the Moon in Cancer is very strong. She's super sensitive, aware of others moods, remembers every feeling, and is introverted when it comes to expressing those feelings. (Sun in 4th concurs but look at that Uranus in 10 - pulling at the sun, squaring the Asc - v. extroverted on some level. Career needs to be 'out there', emotions do not. Private.

Then there is Saturn, disposing (traditionally) everything else. More focus on ambition, accomplishment, becoming self-sustaining and individuated.

The mutual reception acts as a circuit breaker if the Moon is too attached to the past, or sun in 4th too attached to family. The Sun and Uranus can swap places, the sun shining in the 10th via individuation, independence and career recognition while Uranus cuts ties with family IF they are holding her back from her own path.

This is just a brief and isolated look at Final Dispositors, but hopefully it gives you an idea of how these rulers can play out in the chart.

Thank you Mhr for the question and putting your chart up.

Another Example of a final dispositor LOOP

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In this image you can see Jupiter is in his own sign and there is a perpetual loop between the Sun, Mercury and Venus, all being in each others signs.

Here is Marilyn's chart, so you can follow along. We'll start with the outer planets and work our way in.

Pluto is in Leo which is ruled by the SUN.

SUN is in Virgo, ruled by Mercury.

MERCURY is in Libra ruled by VENUS.

VENUS is in LEO, ruled by the Sun. See the three way LOOP. Sun to Mercury to Venus to Sun. That LOOP is where everything but Jupiter ends up.

Neptune is in Libra, ruled by Venus (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop)

Uranus is in Cancer, ruled by the Moon, ruled by Saturn, ruled by the sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

Saturn is in Leo ruled by the sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

Jupiter is in Sagittarius, his own sign. Jupiter energy is PURE Saggo.

Mars is in Scorpio (traditional ruler but we're using modern) ruled by Pluto in Leo ruled by the Sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

And back to Venus - Mercury - Sun Loop.

Finally, Moon in Capricorn rulerd by Saturn in Leo, ruled by the Sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

So all the planets but Jupiter are 'beholding' to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop.

We don't always end up with a neat, single final dispositor. There can be loops, pairs of mutual receptions AND several planets in their own sign.

You can see through this technique why planets in their own signs are 'stronger' simply because the energy isn't pulled in any other direction.

xxKimmy

P S Happy Mercury Rx!

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Karma Course Homework #2

Crispin Korschen
Crispin Korschen

Hi everyone, thanks so much everybody who dialed in for the call. If you missed it, the recording is on the TalkShoe page. Bookmark it or 'follow' the course for quick and easy access.

If anyone wants to continue to explore their 12th house, intercepted signs and 12th house ruler(s), please post one Karma Course Homework #1.

Homework #2 Discussion

  1. Listen to Call #2 if you haven't already
  2. Find your Moon and/or Venus by sign and house
  3. Note any aspects of contrast  - square, opposition, conjunctions, semi-squares, inconjuncts etc to outer planets
  4. Think of three possible 'Karmic' meanings for the connection
  5. Contemplate on what that means to you now, in this lifetime.

This is not an exercise in 'looking for trouble' because we all know that we find whatever it is we are looking for. Instead, set the INTENTION of lightness, curiosity and discovery. What insights into your habit patterns or perceptions can you gain?

Example Homework #2

Following on with the lunar example (Kim's chart) on the call, here is one way we might see Venus in contrasting aspect, especially to Saturn or maybe Pluto. The square aspect might coincide with disappointment, at first, around relationship, or trouble finding the relationship of our dreams. The predominate thought might be "love never lasts." Or, "Relationships never work out." Or even, "Relationships are hell."

If there is difficulty like this, or with our relationship to our bodies, family, friends, it might be one of three, or more, things from a Karmic perspective.

  1. We've been too identified with relationships in the past and now we are learning to be more ourselves, more individuated. We can't really 'dissolve' our identity into another because our vibration intention is to learn who we are in our own right. The habit patter is over identification, over attachment.
  2. We found relationships very challenging in the past (lives) and have declared to the universe "I don't ever want to have a relationship again." This is an aspect of DESIRE/Goals that we haven't talked about yet, but your specific desires for a lifetime will influence what you experience. You probably won't be able to go a whole eternity without relationship, but it can be in play for a while, UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE IT. This is all free will here. Your vibration. Your experience.
  3. We may have not been appreciative of relationships in the past. Maybe we took them for granted, overpowered the other person, was critical or judgmental, or even dismissive and now that vibration is home to roost.

NONE OF THESE ARE CARVED IN STONE. With love and awareness, you can transform any reason, any vibration, but it must begin with pulling it out of the unconscious and bringing it to light.

So, let's take a look at our charts, with the focus on Moon, body, love, emotions and Venus, body, love relationships, creativity, sexuality.

Remember to go gently with yourself, in kindness, respect and love.

It all begins there!

xxxKim

pdf_downlaodNotes: Transcripts for the Chat Stream for Call #2

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Mercury & Self-Talk

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Loving Thoughts by Nicole Wong

Hi Everyone,

Anyone with Mercury as 12th house ruler, or Mercury in aspect to an outer planet, Mercury square to Ascendant, MC or planets - heck - anyone with a Mercury, may experience challenges improving their self-talk. Mostly, it's about changing a habit pattern, one that rises up when we aren't being kind, generous or loving to our SELF. The vibe that self-talk creates comes back to us, over years or even lifetimes. Changing our self-talk to thoughts of love, kindness and encouragement will change our lives. No questions asked!

As Jeannette Maw says, “The universe can only be as good to you as you are to yourself,” and face it, we aren’t always that self supportive.

What to do?

Think about your self-talk when you look in the mirror.

Are you your own best cheering squad, or do you list the faults and things that need to be ‘fixed’? What about at work? In your creativity? Your daily routine?In relationship to others?

When you lay awake at night, are you thinking of the things that went right or ‘wrong’?

Most of us are in the habit of self judgment, criticism and denigration. Just imagine what signal that sends to the universe? It’s a spell that conjures more of what we don’t want.

But there are ways to turn those harsh self judgments around, and this post is dedicated to exploring, discussing and practicing them.

Awareness

The first step is becoming aware when we get snarky with ourselves. That's all. Note it. Don't judge it. Find a way to smile and say, "There you are." It's catch and release. With. Love.

10 Minutes of RECEIVING Self Love

This is Brad Yates, a wonderful EFT wizard and booster of all things positive, creative and carefree. This recording is free on his website. If you want to explore EFT, he's your guy. To download onto your iPod, computer or phone, go here.

Worthiness Magic

This is one of Jeannette's tips and it really is magic.

Get a little notepad and on the first page write, I am worthy . . . write it a few times, just to get in the head space. Then go with some specifics. It might look like this:

I am worthy  . . .
I am worthy of love . . .
I am worthy of closeness . . .
I am worthy of connection. . .
I am worthy of happiness . . .
I am worthy of my family . . .
I am worthy of my power . . .
I am worthy of success . . .
I am worthy of my place in the world . . .

I am worthy . . .

Do the exercise once a day or as you feel to, and watch things shift.

Mirror Magic

Here's a link to Jeannette's article on this excellent technique. Amp up your Worthiness

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Core Values Uncovered  -  a fabulous little book by Jeannette!

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I'll add other ideas as we go along. Feel free to post your progress, discoveries, and successes. With Mercury about to turn Rx in Taurus, it couldn't be better timing to start a self-talk awareness practice!

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