By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a void-of-course Scorpio Moon, a moon that will remain in the mode until it enters Sagittarius at 4:19 p.m. When the moon is void-of-course it is pointless to try to accomplish anything, so this gives us the better part of the day to do whatever we please. By the time it moves into Sagittarius, the ability to get things done will be fortified by the fact that we knew enough to give ourselves time to recharge our batteries.
I work pretty steady doing charts for people. From day to day, my focus is always on getting to the bottom of one person or another, enough to talk to them about their purpose and their Karmic issues. Because of this, I often miss the general astrological picture and space out on things that would be useful tidbits for the weekly column. Last week I forgot to mention the full moon on the Virgo/Pisces Axis, and completely spaced out on the fact that Chiron crossed the Aries Point, on Presidents Day.
The full moon has come and gone, so we can let that conversation slide. As it gets ready to move into Sagittarius, this brings Chiron to mind. Why? In case you haven’t noticed the glyph for Sagittarius is a centaur and that sign happens to be co-ruled by Jupiter and Chiron. Between this and the fact that Chiron will form an exact conjunction with the Aries Point from now until March 8, I have an excuse to talk about what happens when the cosmic Hippie touches down on the Alpha-Omega point in the Zodiac.
A planet doesn’t get discovered until the forces that it governs awaken in the collective mind. Chiron didn’t make himself known to astronomers until 1976 – at the tail end of the Hippie movement. If it took that long for him to get noticed, that doesn’t mean that Chiron magically materialized on that date; he had been spinning around the sun all along. With this in mind, to understand what his impact on humanity might be at this point, since hindsight is 20-20, let’s rewind back 50 years to find out what Chiron was up to the last time he crossed the Aries Point.
This will take us back to 1969. Anyone who was alive at that time knows what was going on. According to the news almanacs that dissect the events that characterize the human condition from year to year, 1969 was, “The year that everything changed.” To give you an idea of what this looked like, here is a short list of things that made headlines that year: Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Rocky Marciano, World Heavyweight Champion, and famous architects Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius all died; Charles Manson and his minions perpetrated the Sharon Tate murderrs; Richard Nixon was inaugurated 37th president of the United States; Great Britain’s notorious Kray twins were imprisoned.
Going back 50 years from 1969 to 1919, it may help to mention that if Walter Gropius died in 1969, it was in 1919 that he founded the Bauhaus School of architecture at Weimar. In the same year, the US Congress ratified the 18th Amendment, and the Volstead Act, establishing the Prohibition movement in the United States. By 1933, the Prohibition laws were repealed.
Do you see how these points in time seem to be connected? Those connections will become clearer if we rewind even further.
It took until 1920, within one year of Chiron’s next pass over the Aries Point, to totally decimate all of the Indian tribes. What’s interesting about all of this is that 50 years hence, between 1969 and Chiron’s official discovery in 1976, the American Indian Movement became a force to be reckoned with and slowly but surely began to restore the rights and the dignity that had been stolen from the native people.