By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Moon that will enter Taurus right before sunrise on April 16. As usual, there are a ton of aspects to consider: Venus and Pluto are trining each other – the Sun is entering a conjunction with Uranus – it will make its ingress into Taurus on April 19 – and Mercury went direct on April 15. All of this would give us plenty to talk about, but I am less concerned with those configurations, and more interested in looking at what will happen when Chiron passes over the Aries Point on April 17.
With a 50-year cycle that governs the time that it takes for a human being to acquire enough wisdom to embrace and own their true purpose, Chiron’s upcoming conjunction with the Aries Point is loaded with implications.
Well known as the Wounded Healer, the archetypal Hippie, the wild and crazy Maverick, and the Magus who holds space for the deepest understanding of the laws of nature, the hidden mysteries of the ancients, and the arcane secrets of the universe, Chiron is the one who wakes us up to the idea that we have a deeper reason for living, one that goes beyond cultural constructs that program us to believe that we came into this world to go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, and drive around in a car and go to the bank until the day we drop dead. His 50 year cycle coincides with the time and experience that is required for any human being to garner enough wisdom to be able to grok the fact that life on planet Earth is not about any of that stuff.
If we manage to make it through the gauntlet of cultural programs, false beliefs, and the residues of whatever got stuffed into our brains by our parents and our education, by the time we turn 50 an ancient channel opens up and a light goes on in our hearts that expands our minds and unlocks doors of perception that allow us to access the truth about life, and the truth about ourselves. This runs contrary to the notion that we’re ready for the dust bin by the time we hit 50; far from it. Life begins at 40, the purpose doesn’t drop in until we’re 50, and we don’t get to kick any real butt until we’re 60.
The Native American and all of the other indigenous tribes on the planet know all about this. According to them, if a person lives to be 85, that’s when it really starts to get good.
The reason I am excited about Chiron’s transit over the Aries Point has to do with the fact that Planet Earth is teetering on the edge of changes that 99 percent of the population is totally oblivious to. The Aries Point is the Alpha-Omega Point. It rules all of humanity. Any transit that happens on that point impacts every man, woman, and child on the planet. With Chiron just about to fly over it, my hunch is that we will be gifted collectively with waves of conscious awareness, that open our hearts and minds up to the truth about ourselves, and to the truth about what’s really going on here.
The people who were born in 1968 will feel this to the bone – but due to the nature of the Aries Point, all of us will be zapped by the same force. These energies will light up the world, and expand outward, like a Super-nova, making it possible for each one of us to remember who we really are, and become “One of the ones we have been waiting for.” The full thrust of this transit will manifest in about nine years, when Chiron returns to his natal position at the third degree of Taurus – but make no mistake; it begins now, and all of us who are currently alive on this planet are part of it.
Look alive, my friends. We live in interesting times. Pay close attention to what rises up from within on the 17th of April. Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.