By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under an Aquarius Moon, in the wake of the Epiphany, on the day that Venus crosses the line between Scorpio and Sagittarius, and within 36 hours of Mercury’s ingress into Capricorn. What is also noteworthy is the fact that Uranus, the most change oriented planet in the solar system, having been retrograde since Aug. 7, resumed its forward motion on Jan. 6 at the 28th degree of Aries, just in time for Epiphany. To top it all off, on the same date, we experienced a New Moon Solar Eclipse at the 15th degree of Capricorn. Between the Epiphany, Venus and Mercury changing signs, Uranus turning direct, and the New Moon eclipse, needless to say we are at a major milestone.
I have been thinking about all of this for the last week or two; it has been blowing my mind. Beyond the usual rundown of transits and aspects, there is so much to talk about. Using the Epiphany as a jumping off place, I would like to go on from there and look at a complex planetary picture that is taking place around the Aries Point.
According to the Bible, Epiphany marks the date when, after a long journey from the Far East, the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem to bestow their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh upon the baby Jesus. Esoteric Christianity interprets this event from a spiritual perspective. In those traditions, the Epiphany is the point in the yearly cycle when every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to awaken to the Christed being within themselves. This opening occurs on or near Jan. 6.
Keeping all of the above in mind, ever since I started ruminating over these placements, the Aries Point has been stationed midway between Lucifer and Chiron. I have mentioned before that the Aries Point is the point in the Zodiac that governs all of humanity. Any activity around that degree is known to have a global impact: for better or worse, everyone on the planet is affected by it.
To understand the import of all of this we have to look at the significance of both the planet Chiron and the asteroid Lucifer. Lucifer is a dark entity who cloaks, or disguises himself in light. As such he is the deceiver who manipulates the life force as a means to gain power and control. The Devil in disguise, Lucifer and Satan are one and the same being.
Chiron is a double bodied god, a wise centaur, and master of alchemy, astrology, chiropractic, martial arts, natural medicine, and all of the alternative healing arts. When Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock for all eternity to have his guts eaten out by an eagle for stealing fire from the Gods and bringing it down to earth so that mankind could benefit from its light and its heat, it was Chiron who stepped forward and sacrificed his immortality so that Prometheus would be freed, and so that human consciousness would be illuminated and enlightened by the fire element.
With this imagery in mind it came to me that at the moment all of mankind is stationed at the Aries Point, suspended between the forces of unconditional love and light and the forces of darkness and ignorance. Noticing that a host of other planets and asteroids are pouring their influence into this mix, I could turn this intro into a treatise on how mythology and astrology play out in real time. For now it may be enough to say that my friend Gustavo, a Brazilian astrologer, and I, have been marveling at the current state of affairs for the past few weeks.
As of this writing, Lucifer has inched forward to the 8th degree of Aries, and Chiron sits at 28 degrees of Pisces. Lucifer is currently squaring Hades, and Chiron will not make his last pass over the Aries Point until late March. Between now and then what we might want to ask ourselves is; where does our faith lie? Do we worship the God of Mammon, the lord of darkness and ignorance? Are we hung up on money and things? Is our wisdom based on lies? Or, has our consciousness awakened to the same kind of light and love that Chiron displayed when he willingly relinquished his immortality so that, from that day forward, all of mankind would be empowered by the truth and free to live in the light of self-governance, humility, and righteousness?
“Vincet Fusca” is a Latin phrase that has been tossed around a lot lately. Look it up. It means, “To triumph over the darkness.” Keep that thought in mind. Ask yourself what doing so might require of you, because we are smack dab in one of those David and Goliath moments. As you consider these athings, ascertain the difference between actually walking your talk, and paying lip service to it, be mindful of the sacredness that fills your soul, know that what happens next relies heavily upon your ability to connect with it, not just on the surface, but from the inside out – and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.