By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Capricorn Moon, with aspects that fit right in with what happens when the Moon is in the last gasp of its waning phase. Right before the Moon turns “New” there is not much we can do but tie up loose ends and finish the things that got started a month ago. The New Moon will kick in on Feb. 15, under the light of a Solar Eclipse at the 27th degree of the Aquarius-Leo axis. We have until Thursday of this week to tidy up whatever needs to be tended to and put the last four weeks of activity to bed.
You don’t need to be an astrologer to see that we are moving through a climactic period of time.
On an earthly scale look for all things Asian to show up on the screen. This would surface as anything from a night out at a Chinese restaurant, to a decision to buy a Honda instead of a Ford, to news reports that showcase China, Japan, Korea, India, and the Philippines. On a cosmic scale, if we take Galactic Center to be the hub of the cosmos, sandwiched between the two “Destroyers” we could postulate anything from a string of cataclysmic meteorological, or globally disastrous events, to a full-on pole shift.
In addition to the Siva/Siwa/Galactic Center midpoint, the Centaurs, Ixion and Pholus, happen to be situated smack dab on the same spot. There are at present 97 known Centaurs, a.k.a.: “Outer planet crossers. Minor bodies whose heliocentric orbit crosses the orbits of the other outer planet giants (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) The orbits of the Centaurs are dynamically unstable due to interactions with the giant planets.”
Getting back to the conjunction of Pholus and Ixion with Galactic Center, and their close proximity to Siva and Siwa—The myths tell us that Pholus uncorked a bottle of wine and unleashed havoc among the Centaurs, an act which had lethal consequences for everyone involved. Pholus happens to be the archetype for what happens when “We blow the lid off” things.
Ixion is the Centaur who got away with murder. He governs bad boys, betrayal, murder, mayhem, narcissism, and the prospect of second chances, In combination with the destructive energy that shows up whenever Siva and Siwa, the two great destroyers, are in the room, the picture is beyond volatile; the words poison and genocide come to mind. Depending upon your perspective, this could shed light on current events, and give rise to any number of different scenarios, none of which are very pretty.
I would say more but this isn’t the place to be making hard and fast apocalyptic predictions — and it would be oxymoronic to try to come up with a succinct definition for what we’re going through right now. We could try to take the edge off things, but you can’t sugar coat stuff like this, and spiritual platitudes don’t apply when we’re in the eye of the needle. When you’re under the gun, be mindful of what works and what doesn’t, and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.