By Cal Garrison (a.k.a. Mother of the Skye)
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under a Void-of-Course, Aquarius Moon that will switch gears when it rolls in Pisces at around 1:30 p.m. July 2. As we move toward the dark end of the lunar cycle, it might help to talk about what it means to examine some of our darker issues and try to understand why so many things appear to be wrong and why life on this planet is in such an intense tailspin.
The tendency to place blame on people, places, and things is huge right now. This shows up in a number of aspects, one of them being a conjunction between Pythia, Apollo, and Hades. This configuration has many of us making assumptions about who, and what is at fault, at both the private and the collective level. Dissecting this, Apollo is really slow to get the picture. It needs to be shown over and over again before it can even begin to wake up and smell the coffee. Pythia is the God of misleading information. Under its influence we are spoken to in riddles which cause us to misinterpret what we are seeing and hearing. In conjunction with Hades, the ruler of mistakes, lies, dirty tricks, and the absolute King of ‘The Bottom Line,’ many of us have been sucked in by what we have heard and are convinced that it is true, when the fact of the matter is that we have been tricked into believing a plethora of false narratives.
All of this causes us to attach blame for our current state of affairs on all the wrong people, places and things. Because of this, the truth is being obscured by a pack of lies. Under a simultaneous conjunction between Poseidon, Psyche, and Jupiter all of the above is getting complicated by the fact that our individual belief patterns are heavily tinged with the weight and impact of our primary wounds and none of us are objective enough to anything to even have the capacity to see the truth behind what is going on.
There is a big square between Persephone and Hades. If you know a little about mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Demeter and Hades. Her parents shared joint custody and for one half of every year Persephone got sent down to Hell to pass the winter months with her father. For Persephone the experience of “Going to Hell” was traumatic. From an astrological point of view, when these asteroids combine they symbolize psychologically difficult transitions, or leavings and partings that permanently scar the soul. The conflicts that have arisen with the refugee crisis, and the kids being separated from their parents at the borders are textbook examples of what this aspect is capable of.
Draped up against the planetary picture formed by Pythia, Apollo, and Hades, it behooves all of us to look at the extent to which the Persephone – Hades square is subject to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. Since Hades also rules ‘the past’, and is the common denominator in both sets of aspects, my hunch is that the truth about this horrific state of affairs is hidden in mistakes and actions that took place long before the current debacle came to our attention.
Interestingly, all of the aforementioned bodies are forming hard aspects to Saturn. Saturn is the King of the old paradigm. He is whoever’s been running the show, or the authority figure who is supposed to be looking out for our best interests. In his positive expression he is a protective, fatherly figure. When he is afflicted, which he is in this case, Saturn is the tyrannical, bloodthirsty lord of death and destruction.
With all of these asteroids T-Boning the Grim Reaper from multiple angles, it comes down to the power possessors, the people in charge, and the ones who pretend to be watching over us turning out to be the ones who are sourcing all of the lies, all of the pain, and all of the deceit that has taken over the world. Because the asteroid Atlantis is also involved in this train wreck of aspects, the implication is that the men in charge have wrought irreparable harm on the human race, and the unwashed masses are teetering on the verge of waking up to that fact – or not.
At the tail end of the Kali Yuga, this is what goes on. If you don’t know what I am referring to, look it up. The Kali Yuga is the darkest point in the Grand Cycle, and here we are, smack dab in the middle of it. All of us chose to incarnate at this time – for some reason. Finding out what that reason might be is the only thing that matters.
We can euphemize these things with a platitude or two—like, “The darkest hour is right before the dawn”—or maybe, “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”. At the end of the day, (No pun intended) the light is due to return, and as dark as things look right now, what we are bearing witness to is what lines the path on the road home. As the Kogi Mamos say: “The only way to see the light is in total darkness”. Believe it or not, that statement is true. The minute we can understand it, we stand a chance of being able to turn things around.