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 XXI

Jupiter and its auroral emissions

This blog post is probably going to be kind of all over the fucking place (much like the last couple of videos that I’ve made about the Galactic Center – here are videos one and two from this week). Just like the videos, though, I wanted to go a head and get this out there (and at some other point in time I will streamline my thoughts together better…..once I have a better handle where exactly my thoughts are going). I may not be 100% sure where the fuck they’re going – but I do feel like they fit in somehow, someway.

This past week I started to go down a rabbit hole about planets and x-ray emissions. This kind of started because I got to thinking about the x-rays and radio waves (and other shit) that the GC has coming from it. I started to wonder about planets and their own x-ray emissions, especially since I do think that certain planets are MORE tied to the GC than others. For those new to the game here, those planets are:

*Jupiter – Obviously this planet would be involved with the GC since the GC is IN Sagittarius. I do think Jupiter Retrograde specifically takes the top spot.
*Any retrograde planet
*Any out of bounds planet
**Retrograde planets and OOB planets don’t automatically give one an “affinity” for the GC, but if the person has planetary contacts to the GC, the Galactic Anti-Center (GaC) or something like that, I think the retrograde and/or OOB planet strengthens this connection.
*Uranus feels like the planet that is the most tied to the GC after Jupiter. This has been a strong ass feeling I’ve had for a while now, especially since Retrograde planets tend to point towards Uranus as it is AND OOB planets have a wild-card Uranian kind of feeling, too. Also, Uranus is all about change (among other things) and the GC fundamentally changes anything that happens to enter its grasp.
*Neptune and Pluto definitely have a tie with the GC as well. To me, Pluto’s connection is much more clear since Pluto is all about transformation (among other things) – transformation is something else that the GC does to anything that happens to “fall” into it. Neptune, lol being Neptune, is a little less clear to me but I know that fucker ties in, too (especially since the GC is thought to be a telephone line to the creator or to other dimensions). It would make sense for a planet like Neptune to correlate here, since it is such a spiritual planet.
*Chiron does have ties as well. Chiron is like a bridge between the inner and the outer planets, and I definitely think of the GC as a bridge from what is “here” in our galaxy to what exists beyond us. Not only that though – Chiron’s whole mythology definitely seems to have ties to the GC, too.
*Saturn is one that I have recently brought into the game. In esoteric astrology, Saturn is thought of as the “gatekeeper” (which, lol, is incredibly apt when I think about it). In order to even GET to Chiron or the the outer planets, you have to push through Saturn’s ass first.

All planets have some kind of x-ray emissions. The only planet, so far, that they haven’t found any come from is Neptune (though I’d bet a little money in time they will find them coming from Neptune as well). There are three types of x-ray emissions that a planet can do:
-Auroral Emissions
-Fluorescence
-Scattering of solar x-rays from the Sun

The two planets that have auroral emissions (or that I can find that FOR SURE have auroral emissions) are Jupiter and Earth, though Jupiter being Jupiter, it does these auroral emissions bigger than the Earth does. Why is this interesting to me? Because if the GC is really like a “lifeline” or “telephone line” to the creator, to other dimensions, or even to the parts of ourselves that we leave “charging” when we incarnate here on Earth (essentially our “higher selves”), then I find it interesting that the only two planets that do these kinds of emissions are Jupiter (which is obviously tied to the GC via Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter) and Earth (which is the planet we are all planted on). Do you see where I’m going with this – like we are somehow more tied to Jupiter and the GC just by way of happening to be ON this planet.
-Another thing I will bring up is esoteric rulership in astrology. Side note: I don’t use esoteric astrology THAT MUCH in practice (though I do tend to read Saturn in a more esoteric way normally), so I had to dust off some books lol. Anywho, in esoteric astrology, Sagittarius’ exoteric ruler is Jupiter, but it’s esoteric ruler is the Earth. THIS is another interesting tie in (and also something that makes me think I’ll be needing to bring esoteric astrology into this GC thang way more than I originally thought).
-Jupiter also does the scattering of solar x-rays from the Sun, too.

Saturn is another planet that I wanted to look at. It, like Jupiter, does the scattering of solar x-rays from the Sun. Saturn’s rings also Fluoresce. I have also seen different articles that mention’s that Saturn might also do the auroral emissions as well, but the sources that I’ve found haven’t seemed as concrete as the one’s that deal with Jupiter (and obviously the Earth) being able to do this. It absolutely wouldn’t surprise me if Saturn does this, too, especially since Saturn is so tied to the physical, like Earth (though it wants us to break beyond that bondage). In esoteric astrology, Saturn is ruled by Saturn regardless of exoteric or esoteric rulership (which, lol, figures).

Uranus is another one that does emit x-rays (that was recently found out a few years back), though it seems like they haven’t quite figured out HOW this happens. I’m gunna bet a little money that they will find that it does all three of the above types. By way of esoteric astrology, Aquarius has it’s exoteric ruler as Uranus, but it’s esoteric ruler is Jupiter. In my mind, in a more concrete way, this ties together Jupiter and Uranus more directly than I have before (throughout much of this research I have felt that Jupiter and Uranus are strongly linked with the GC, and even with one another….I was just leaving the esoteric perspective out).

I haven’t yet found out if Chiron emits any kind of x-rays or not (though it probably does something). Pluto also does something, but because of it’s distance from the Sun they aren’t really sure HOW it would be scattering solar-rays from the Sun. I think the pictures aren’t good enough (or something, I’m honestly not really sure), so they can’t really tell HOW Pluto is able to emit x-rays as of now.

HOW does all of this ACTUALLY tie in with the GC? Not totally sure yet. But I know it probably fucking does.

Galactic Center Thoughts part XX

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

There are a few different planets that I’ve brought up as far as feeling very intertwined with the GC. Obviously Jupiter (and Jupiter Rx specifically). Uranus is another one that I have brought up, and Chiron has been discussed (even though Chiron isn’t a planet, it still feels very in-tune with the GC energy. Now, there is one planet that is amongst all of these in the line up, and that’s Saturn. I feel like since all of these other planets feel like they correlate with the GC energy, Saturn can’t be left out of the game, either (especially since it doesn’t go Jupiter, Chiron (the bridge between the inner and outer planets), and Uranus……..before you can even get to Chiron and cross that fucking bridge to the outers, you would techinically have to deal with Saturn first.

Okay okay okay I’ll admit it, I’m biased and I fucking love Saturn (I mean, lol, you’re on a website called Saturn Season). Most people probably already know this about me, lol, but just incase your new here, you’re not going to get the same doom and fucking gloom reading on Saturn. Can Saturn be limitations and restrictions? Sure. BUT ONLY IF YOU LET SATURN FUCKING BE LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS. Lookit, you can sit there and fucking whine about what Saturn is doing in your life via transits, or you can bitch about what Saturn is doing in your natal chart…….or you can do something about it and rise to the challenge. Ultimately that’s what I believe big daddy Saturn wants from all of us – to rise to his challenge via natal placement AND transits/progressions, and not pussy the fuck out.

So….how does any of this actually TIE in to the GC? I almost feel like in order to fully make the most of the GC in our own charts, Saturn has to be “dealt” with square on. This would be because Saturn is last of the inner planets before we get to outer planets (I think physical 3D limitations and restrictions probably need to be dealt with before we can start to really tap into the GC in anything remotely resembling a conscious way – especially since while the GC is obviously very “Jupiter” inclined, it is also very outer planet inclined, too). This would be the case for ANYONE since the GC will exist in everyone’s chart, though I do think this pull to actually deal with Saturn and any limitations or restrictions that it tries to impose needs to especially be busted through for people that have GC conjunctions, oppositions, trines, and probably even the squares (though I’m still playing around with those).

So how does one actually “deal” with Saturn and it’s shit? This would depend heavily on your entire chart and what Saturn is doing IN your chart (the house it falls, the sign it falls, the aspects it makes, etc.). Because Saturn is such a physical planet, there usually is trauma that follows Saturn of a more “physical” nature. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there is literal physical trauma to your body because of where Saturn falls in your chart, but the trauma that exists from Saturn is very 3D and physical to this realm (and very, very real), and will manifest by way of sign, house, and aspects made. I’m not belittling this trauma that might exist from Saturn in your natal chart (I know Saturn can be a real fucking pain in the ass and painful), I just know that this little fucker doesn’t want anyone to actually let him limit them – pushing through the pain or the trauma in order to come out the other side makes us stronger. And I do think with all the energy that goes on at the GC, the more strength we can gain from rising to Saturn’s challenges will on help us in navigating all the GC’s energy (and again, this feels incredibly amplified if we’re talking about people with planets conjunct the GC, trine the GC, conjunct the Galactic Anti-Center, or even square the GC).

What makes Saturn easier to deal with in this way, from this angle? Having Saturn involved with the GC axis (maybe the conjunction) may help. Though I could ALSO see Saturn conjunct the GC making it harder to deal with Saturn in the physical world in some cases. Saturn Rx, while difficult, seems like it might be easier to deal with from the angle of the GC since Saturn Rx points towards Uranus. Saturn is never out of bounds, so you won’t see an OOB Saturn or have that on your side to help out.

I am going to have to think some more about this, because while Saturn is VERY DIFFERENT from the GC in pretty much all ways, I do feel like it is a piece to GETTING to the GC, understanding it’s energy, or being able to apply its energy in one’s life.

Galactic Center Thoughts part XIX

**Here is the video that goes along with this post**

I have been thinking about several different things recently in connection to the Galactic Center – this blog post might feel like it’s kind of all over the fucking place, but I will try to streamline it the best way I can.
**Just as a general disclaimer, I am in no way, shape or form claiming to be an expert on the GC. While at this point I do feel like I have a somewhat decent handle on how it functions in a natal chart, I am in no way saying that I am absolutely correct about any of this. I am literally just fucking with astrology here and tossing out some ideas.**

The first thought that came to my mind recently has to do with retrograde planets and how retrograde motion and the GC change the way that a planet functions. Retrograde motion DOES seem to have an affinity for the Galactic Center due to this changing of the way planets function. However, I got to thinking about this a little bit more, specifically retrograde planets being conjunct the GC – what the hell happens here? I mean, since the GC changes things, it almost seems like a planet that happened to be conjunct the GC that was Rx might actually find itself functioning from direct motion (almost like the GC changes that planet from retrograde to direct). None of the planets that I have conjunct the GC are retrograde, so I don’t have any personal experience in this area. I might be reaching out to some of you all soon that have Rx planets conjunct the GC to see HOW those planets most naturally function? Does the meaning of the planet retrograde seem to feel more “right” to you, or do you feel like the planet naturally functions from direct motion (even if it is Rx).
-On the total flip side of this, I could see the Retrograde motion of a planet being conjunct the GC actually ending up being amplified (I wouldn’t rule it out going this way, either).
-What got me thinking about this in the first place is how retrograde planets seem to jive better with the energy of the sign where it would usually find itself in detriment (for instance, Mercury Retrograde might actually do better in Sagittarius, where Mercury is traditionally in detriment, rather than Gemini…where Mercury Rx feels fucking noisy). I started to think about this possible change, and it got me to thinking about what the GC might do to Rx planets that happen to be conjunct it. The verdict is still out on this one, but damn is my mind buzzing lol.

I also wanted to toss out an idea about what I mean when I talk about the GC being a place where “downloads” come from. I do think that these “downloads” are probably the strongest when there is something conjunct the GC (like a planet or Chiron – something tangible in the sky). I have made mention before that the GC could be where “downloads” come from other entities (like E.T.’s, spirit guides, etc), but I want to toss another idea out there – what if the downloads are coming from one’s “higher self” in some cases? Let me explain where I’m coming from (and just for the record, you don’t have to agree with what I’m about to say):
-It is my belief that when we incarnate on this Earth, in this life (or any lifetime), that we leave some our soul in what I call the “in-between” to “charge.” I don’t think we ever bring our WHOLE soul into an incarnation (except MAYBE when we are in our very first incarnation and our very last incarnation). Normally we may only need to bring 50% of our soul, 20% of our soul, 95% of our soul, etc. in any given incarnation. How much of our soul we bring into each lifetime probably depends heavily on WHAT we hoped to accomplish in each incarnation (some incarnations might take more “soul power” to get through, while others might take much less). So some of us is left in the in-between to charge. While we’re up there charging or whatever word you want to use, I think this “higher self” does try to reach out to the parts of our soul here on Earth in 3D physical form. The GC might very well be a way that our higher selves are able to contact our current forms, and having planet conjunct the GC might be a vehicle for this contact between the two parts of us to come together. Perhaps the planetary archetype gives some clues as to what kind of contact needs to be made.
**I still think it’s possible that the GC is also a lifeline to things outside of our higher selves – E.T.’s, other spirit guides, etc. This was just ONE possibility that I don’t think I had touched on yet, and I had meant to a while back.
**Sagittarius energy, where the GC falls, is half man/half horse, half on the ground and half head in the clouds. THIS right here feels very higher self/current physical self in nature as it is.