The Great Attractor

Norma & The Great Attractor are pictured at the bottom right

**Here is a video that I did about this same thing, if you’re more of a watcher than a reader**

Lately I’ve been getting some messages on reddit (and even emails from previous clients) asking me about the Great Attractor – wanting to know if I will ever be discussing/diving into this, or if I was even aware of this anomaly in space in the first place. Since it has come up enough, I figured I would do a post about this since I am aware of this and it IS on my radar (I have just been too preoccupied with clients and the GC to really dive in). I am absolutely delighted that so many of you all are aware of the Great Attractor, too ^_^

So…..what is the Great Attractor? It is supposedly the gravitational pull point in the Laniakea Supercluster (a “meta-galaxy”/collection of superclusters of galaxies in which our own galaxy is a part of). It is considered an anomaly because the Great Attractor functions like a black hole (it warps time, space, and light), but unlike a black hole it has no event horizon (so it doesn’t fit the standard definition OF a black hole). The Great Attractor appears to be pulling different super clusters of galaxies towards it, and scientists believe that our own galaxy supercluster is also being pulled towards it. The GA is also thought to be made up of “dark energy.” The definition of dark energy is “anything that is, in effect, an intrinsic property of space. That has a constant energy density regardless of the dimensions of the volume under consideration. Thus, unlike ordinary matter it is not diluted by the expansion of space.” Dark energy is thought to be the reason that the universe is accelerating in its rate of expansion (though no one seems like they are 100% sure about this). Dark doesn’t mean literally dark (or bad/negative), but “mysterious” and “unknown,” and unknown it is – while it is thought to make up a whole bunch of space, scientists still aren’t real sure what the fuck dark energy is.

Same thing could be said about the GA – scientists KNOW there is something there pulling these different superclusters towards it, but they aren’t real sure how to classify the GA. To make it even more difficult to understand, the GA happens to fall in the zone of avoidance (which means it isn’t easy to see it with visible light wavelengths due to being blocked by the Milky Way’s galactic plane). The only way that it has been observed is with X-rays (though the area of space where they think the GA is located happens to be in an area where the Norma Cluster of galaxies is located). So, lol, that’s fucking weird. If this is actually like a black hole, shouldn’t it be “sucking” up the Norma Cluster?

Why does any of this matter, lol? I like to look at the science behind this deep space shit to try to apply it to a natal chart (and to see how it might function in a natal chart). Here are some thoughts that I have about the GA and how it might function in a natal chart. While the GA can be pulled in anyone’s chart, I do think it probably has the most impact in the lives of people who have conjunctions to the GA (planets, Chiron, the Nodes, cardinal points, etc.).
-Even if scientists aren’t sure WHAT the GA is or HOW the GA functions, it does seem to be some kind of force that pulls things to it. This makes me think that the GA in a natal chart functions in a similar way – acting as an attracting force. Is this for the good of the person, or to the person’s detriment? I’m a little on the fence about this particular notion. I feel like this could really go either way.
-Since the GA happens to be in the Zone of Avoidance in the sky, I feel like this can probably be translated down to the natal chart, too. The person may not be as clear about what the GA attracts into their life (or even what they can consciously attract when they are able to SEE/FEEL the GA in their own charts and how it functions).
-A planet conjunct the GA (or cardinal point, Chiron, etc.) may attract things into the native’s life dealing with whatever planet (et.al) is involved in the conjunction. This person may not have as much conscious control of what they attract in this regard. However, I have this idea that when the person is consciously aware of what they attract, they are probably able to attract exactly what they want to them (this probably takes a lot of self-control and self-awareness).
-I have mentioned before that the Galactic Center might function like an antenna, picking up shit from the GC and even shooting stuff back out from the antenna. I think the GA might function in a similar way (but it DOES feel different than the GC, even if they both have the feeling of having this antenna). I’ll have to sit with this part a little longer to figure out exactly HOW to articulate the difference, lol.

How can you pull the Great Attractor in your own chart? Go to astro.com and go to the “extended chart selection” after creating an account. Go down to where it says “additional objects” towards the bottom, and click on the list of “fixed stars.” Go down the list, and once you get to the G’s, look for something labeled “Great Attractor, GA.” Click on that option and then pull your chart.

There is something else here to mention….something that kind of “ups the ante” of the GA, and this something called the Shapley Attractor. Scientists have proposed that the Shapley Attractor might be stronger than the Great Attractor, and that the Shapley Attractor MIGHT be the “collaboration” between the Shapley Supercluster and the Great Attractor coming together to create a whole new attractor. I have NO idea how to pull this in the chart (but I’m looking into it, lol).

Galactic Center Thoughts part XXII

**Here is a video that I made about the same thing, for all of you that would rather watch than read**

I haven’t done any percentages lately about different things I’ve been looking at in regards to the Galactic Center (things that feel like they tie in with the GC but seem to function as a “amplifier” to the GC for people who are already inclined to the way that the GC functions). So, lol, I figured I would do a post about THIS very thing and show what I’ve come up with THUS far.

I have talked about Jupiter Retrograde throughout this whole study and how I feel like it has a natural affinity with the way that the GC functions. Jupiter (retrograde or direct) has a tie with the GC energy since the GC falls in Sagittarius, but Jupiter Retrograde does feel like it has a special place here. I decided to take Mercury Rx out of this (in the original percentages I was lumping Jupiter Rx and Mercury Rx shit together which I shouldn’t have done). I haven’t fucked with Mercury Rx this go around (though I’m sure I will in future percentage calculations). Instead, this time around I was looking for the percentage of people who have Jupiter Rx (or were born during the shadow period) and/or Jupiter involved with the GC in some way (via conjunction, opposition, trine, or even the square….though I’m still not quite sure WHAT to do with the squares yet). The percentage that I came back for this was 63% – meaning 63% of people have Jupiter Rx (or born in the shadow period) and/or have Jupiter (direct or Rx) making one of the aspects mentioned before to the GC (and the planet conjunct the GC). I found that 37% of participants do not have Jupiter Rx (or born under the shadow period) and don’t have Jupiter making an aspect to the planet conjunct the GC or to the GC itself.
To break this down even further:
-69% of these people have Jupiter Rx (or were born during the shadow period)
-31% of these people have Jupiter (either direct or Rx) making an aspect to the GC and planet conjunct the GC.

To keep going with the Jupiter thing for a minute, I wanted to look and see how many people had aspects between Jupiter and Chiron, Jupiter and Saturn, and Jupiter and Uranus in their charts. The bounds for this part of the study are simple – it didn’t matter if Jupiter is direct or Rx, or if any of these objects mentioned make contacts with the GC. Since everyone in the study will have SOMETHING conjunct the GC (so far, anyway), I was just curious what the different contacts looked like between these planets (and asteroid) across the different charts. The aspects that I was taking into consideration here are the conjunction, trine, sextile, opposition, square, and quincunx.
**Jupiter/Chiron Aspects**
-66% of people in the study thus far have Jupiter making an aspect with Chiron
-34% of people in the study thus far did not have Jupiter making an aspect with Chiron
**Jupiter/Saturn Aspects**
-57% of people in the study thus far have Jupiter making an aspect with Saturn
-43% of people in the study thus far don’t have Jupiter making aspect with Saturn
**Jupiter/Uranus Aspects**
-61% of the people in the study thus far have Jupiter making an aspect with Uranus
-39% of the people in this study thus far don’t have Jupiter making an aspect with Uranus

Bringing up the topic of aspects for just a second, I think in the next go-around of percentages to see where things stand, I will be looking at some minor aspects (like the septile, noville, vigintile, etc.). Specifically, I think I will probably focus on the planet (or planets) conjunct the GC and if that planet also happens to make one of these more minor aspects with another planet in the chart.

I also took a look at Chiron – both to see how many people have Chiron direct and Chiron Rx and to see how many people have Chiron making an aspect to the GC (conjunction, trine, opposition, and square are what I was looking at here). This is what I came back with:
-50% of people have Chiron Rx SOMEWHERE in the natal chart (doesn’t have to be involved with the GC). The other 50% of people have Chiron direct.
-54% of people have Chiron (either direct or Rx) making one of the aspects mentioned above to the GC.
-46% of people have Chiron (either direct or Rx) NOT making one of the aspects mentioned above to the GC.
–Chiron here should be thought of an an amplifier for the GC energy. While it’s energy certainly ties in with the GC, I think in order for Chiron (direct or Rx) to amplify the GC, something needs to be conjunct or opposite the GC in the first place. I would think that Chiron Rx would serve as a greater amplifier in these cases, since Rx energy ALSO seems to have an affinity for the GC.

Retrograde planets were the next thing that I wanted to revisit. I looked at these from a couple of different angles, the first of which being the charts of people I would consider to be “retrograde heavy.” When I think of a retrograde heavy chart, I think of someone who has their chart ruler retrograde, or someone who has 3 or more planets retrograde in their chart (things like this make me think “ah, this person has a retrograde heavy chart”). Since everyone in the study thus far has a planet conjunct the GC, I was curious how many of these people would be considered Rx heavy. This is what I came up with:
-60% of people have retrograde heavy charts
-40% of people don’t have retrograde heavy charts (even if they have one or two planets retrograde somewhere)
–I was curious to see how many retrograde heavy people may have been drawn to take part in this research, lol, since there does seem to be an affinity between retrograde planets and the GC.
From here I wanted to look at the percentage of people who have a retrograde planet conjunct the GC. I have mentioned before some thoughts about this; while the GC seems to have an affinity for retrograde energy, I do wonder WHAT happens to planets conjunct the GC that are retrograde. Does this amplify the retrograde feeling of the planet, or does it do something along the lines of “turning” the planet direct? I could see either of these being a possibility. These are the numbers I came back for this:
-68% of people had only direct planets (or a direct planet) conjunct the GC
-32% of people had at least one retrograde planet conjunct the GC

I also wanted to look at planets Out of Bounds, and how many people have Out of Bounds planets in their natal charts (since I do think that OOB planets might amplify the energy of the GC IF there is already a planet conjunct the GC, or opposing the GC). These are the numbers that I came up with:
-28% of people have NO Out of Bounds planets in their chart
-72% of people have at least 1 planet OOB in their chart
–From the percentage of people that have at least one planet OOB, I broke this down further:
-48% of people have 1 planet OOB
-42% of people have 2 planets OOB
-10% of people have 3 planets OOB
-No participants had more than 3 planets OOB
From there I wanted to look and see how many people had their OOB planet (or planets) conjunct the GC. For this, all the planets that someone has OOB didn’t have to be conjunct the GC (I was just looking to see if at least one OOB planet was conjunct the GC for the cases of people having multiple OOB planets). Here are the numbers I found:
-79% of people that have OOB planets have at least one OOB planet conjunct the GC
-21% of people have OOB planets that make no conjunction to the GC

Galactic Center Thoughts part XVI or: a brief introduction to the SUPER GALACTIC CENTER

Super Galactic Center at the center the metagalaxy

Here is the video that goes along with this post (if you are more of watcher than a reader)

I wanted to type up something quickly about the Super Galactic Center, to at least acknowledge its presence. I wasn’t really going to even get into the Super GC yet, but I felt like it was time for it to be mentioned, especially with more people asking when squares to the GC will be explored. The Super GC ties into the squares with the GC because of where it is located in the chart – right now it is at 2-degrees Libra. This is within the window of orb that I would be looking at for squares to the GC. The Super GC does appear to move more quickly than the GC does – for instance, when I was born in November 1987, the Super GC was at 29-Virgo (so that it does seem to move more quickly than the GC does, which was between 26 & 27-degrees Sagittarius for most of the 20th Century).

To pull the super GC in your chart, go to astro.com and create your natal chart. Then go to “extended chart selection.” Once there, go down to where it says “additional objects” and find the “list of fixed stars” (and click on it). Go down the list until you get to the G’s and find the option listed as “Gal.Pole, GPol” and pick it. Then pull your chart again and you will see where the Super GC is in your chart.

The notion of the Super GC existing, and how to read it alongside the GC in our galaxy (or even if it should be read alongside the GC of our galaxy) definitely has me thinking and theorizing and trying to make sense of shit. This is why I’m hesitant to start looking at the squares to the GC since those most definitely beg questions about the Super GC and how to integrate this into the mix (since planets, etc. that conjunct the Super GC and square the GC that happen to fall in Virgo and Libra would definitely be impacted here). It also begs the question of something like a Super Galactic Anti-Center – does something like this exist? I figure SOMETHING must exist opposite the Super Galactic Center, but I can’t find anything about that (though, to be fair, I haven’t done a substantial amount of searching on that subject yet). For these reasons, the squares might be the last piece of the GC puzzle that I’ll be looking at (I’m not 100% firm on this, but I could see it playing out this way).

There are also questions about HOW to even READ and WEAVE the Super GC into all of this to begin with. The Super GC isn’t even in this galaxy which makes me wonder if it should be read alongside the GC at all (or incorporated in a different way). THIS is DEEP SPACE astrology shit and I’m trying to make sense of exactly how to incorporate it into regular chart reading. I mean, the GC is part of OUR galaxy so it does make sense to incorporate it into regular chart reading. The Super GC though? I almost get the sense that while it can be read in the natal chart like other things in our galaxy, it might signify something else all together as well. What that is? Lol I have some theories but nothing super firm yet.
-My friend Chris made the comment a while back that, perhaps, the Galactic Center of our galaxy is like an umbilical cord to something (other dimensions, other realms, The Creator itself, etc.). This got me thinking in terms of the Super GC, and that maybe the GC of our Galaxy is like the umbilical cord that ties us to the Super Galactic Center of the metagalaxy (and the metagalaxy/super cluster of galaxies has been given the name Laniakea.)
-If we think about it THIS way (the way mentioned above), then maybe the GC is tied to the Super GC, but they are almost on different “planes” or “levels” or something? Like while maybe they can be read together, they do need to be separated in some way (since one is in our galaxy and the other is in the metagalaxy and so far from our galaxy).
-Even if they aren’t separated by way of the chart, and both the GC and the Super GC are read together, I think it might be important to think about the Super GC as if it exists “somewhere else,” even if reading it alongside everything in the chart. I’m still trying to make sense of exactly HOW I’m thinking about this, lol.

-I have the knee jerk inclination to think that stuff conjunct the Super GC is probably important on it’s own (regardless if someone has anything also conjunct the GC or not). As I have mentioned before, I do think people who have GC conjunctions (or even oppositions, or BOTH) probably are more tuned into the GC, albeit in different ways depending on what the contacts are. I might think that conjunctions to the Super GC function in the same way – making the person more “galactically inclined” in the way that conjunctions to the GC seem to function. I wouldn’t be surprised if the galactic links are a little different (and maybe even a little further OUT into deep space) when you see conjunctions to the Super GC. This will all have to be fleshed out further over time, but yeah, I do think stuff conjunct the Super GC is probably really important. And the squares between stuff conjunct the GC and the Super GC seem like they would be incredibly important – really pushing the person to embrace their galactic inclinations, perhaps?

I decided to look at how many people in the Galactic Center research so far have squares to the GC. Even though I’m not sure exactly HOW the oppositions to the Super GC function, I’m including them in this tally, too. I’m not really sure what to do WITH this tally, lol, but I figure “what the hell – lets see anyway.”
-Just for reference, I would be looking for anything conjunct the super GC within 10-degrees applying or separating. Same thing for the opposition to the Super GC (I know that mother fucker means something).
-I came back with 53% of participants of the research so far having SOMETHING conjunct the Super GC in Virgo/Libra.
-I came back with 48% of participants of the research so far having SOMETHING conjunct what MIGHT be like the Super Galactic Anti-Center.
–Keep in mind that all of these people also have GC conjunctions and/or oppositions.
–Both of these findings definitely make me want to dip my feet into this sooner than later, hahahahaha.