By Cal Garrison (a.k.a. Mother of the Skye)
This week’s horoscopes are coming out in the afterglow of the Summer Solstice under the light of a Sagittarius Moon. At the moment I am full of thoughts about the current astrological picture, wondering if I even have the right to talk about it. My sense is that the smallness of my perceptions limits my ability to offer any useful or objective insights – but nevertheless, here are a few things that I have noticed that might contain a wisp of truth, give you some food for thought, and add a bit of inspiration to your week.
Dionysus is opposing Saturn and both of them are squaring Atropos. Dionysus is a multifaceted archetype. On one level he is the god of wine, women and song. On a deeper level he is the god of rebirth, and is otherwise known as “The Twice Born.” When we put him in opposition to Saturn, the Grim Reaper and the king of the old paradigm, a number of things come into play.
My first take on this is that it’s time for the old guard and the powers that be to get sent off to rehab to clean up their act – or not. Because Atropos is a symbol for what happens at the tail end of any situation, the square to Atropos implies that 13,000 years of lies and BS are coming to an end. With Dionysus suggesting that something new will come to life in the wake of all of this, it feels like something that resembles truth will spring forth to vanquish that which time has corrupted, and which has been lying at the root of all evil, gnawing away at the tree of life since the time before time.
In tandem with this, Apollo and Siva are squaring Astraea. This makes me think that, no matter who we think we are, and what we think is going on, the Grand Cycle has indeed come to an end. All around us, the castles are crumbling, in preparation for a rebuilding and a rebirth. The last time this happened was during the Atlantean era. We are back at exactly the same point that we were at then.
When life reaches these points, the polarity that is intrinsic to Planet Earth gets magnified to the nth degree, and the human element, or the mass consciousness, heads to one extreme or another. Take a look around. It’s quite obvious that we are positioned on opposite sides of a fence that separates mankind into factions that do not see eye to eye. No matter on which side of the fence we stand, all of us think that we are 100 percent right, and there is no conversation or any sense of cooperation between those who see things differently. Interestingly, at the physical level, from the standpoint of Mother Earth, this is when pole shifts occur.
Seen from an astrological perspective, an opposition between Sappho and Psyche tells me that there is a huge amount of psychic damage being born out of the fact that it is nearly impossible to converse with our neighbors without ending up in an argument – or a riot – or a war. The fact that this Sappho-Psyche aspect squares the lunar nodes on the Leo/Aquarius axis tells me that our black and white, “I’m right, you’re wrong” perceptions are totally interfering with our growth and blocking the path of human evolution toward unity and oneness.
I don’t get out much. I spend most of my time working, swimming, and pondering things, trying to understand why none of us seems to know how to come together. Many well informed souls who spout New Age aphorisms and claim to be in touch with principles of love and light have turned rogue in the heat of righteousness and are now blind when it comes to any ability to see how bigoted they have become. Posed against anything and anyone who sees things differently, all of them, on both sides, are rabidly calling for blood and guilty of the same ignorance that they accuse those on the other side of the fence of being guilty of.
It’s getting hard to watch – but part of a process, I guess. Will we rise above this, or will it do us in? Who can say – but that’s what’s on the line right now. Early this morning, my friend Jane, a gal who lives in Minneapolis, sent me a quote from a book she is reading. In case you’re interested, it comes from “The Law of One” series. Reading it through I thought to myself, “This is what would help, and what we need to remember right now – not just in a lip service way, but in real time, all the time.” Let me leave you with that, thank Jane for the inspiration, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.
“I am Ra. The Law of One, though beyond the limitations of name, as you call vibratory sound complexes, may be approximated by stating that all things are one, that there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity. All is one, and that one is love/light, light/love, the Infinite Creator.”
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