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 Moon, that kept us on hold until the wee hours of the morning, Tuesday. Sitting in the last Decan of the sign Cancer, running on the heels of hard hitting aspects to both Uranus and Pluto, if we’re feeling a little shaky, it’s because it feels like everything is broken, and nothing is certain. This is showing up as a theme all over the place, in every aspect of our lives.
If I didn’t know better, I’d try to explain all of this, but I am an old woman, and I am wise enough to see that you’d have to be the Oracle at Delphi to know what to make of it. With Mercury in retrograde, making empirical statements about anything would amount to me wasting your time. I am as good as the next person when it comes to “pouring from the empty, into the void,” but it’s not my cup of tea. So, instead of doing that, let me leave you with a few predictive tidbits that are bound to be part of the script for the next week or so:
Moon conjunct Siva
At the days’ outset: if we woke up feeling a little shaky, any sense of safety and security could be in short supply. Those of us who rely upon certainty, and who use the standard prescription to create it, will be up the creek. Knowing that we can handle ourselves no matter what is going on, is where it’s at under this influence. Emotionally charged issues that relate to the Father, and/or the death of the literal or metaphoric mother, are always thumping underneath a Moon/Siva conjunction. This is where we begin to realize that we came here to parent ourselves.
Moon square Uranus
We have to cultivate new, more creative, and more relevant ways to respond to our experiences, and to other people. Women and children tend to behave in unpredictable ways when the Moon squares Uranus. Freedom and security needs are always competing with each other when these two bodies butt heads.
Venus opposition Siva
This aspects brings things to a head in the area where we go to find love. It can bring a relationship all the way down just as quickly as it can watch it rise up from the ashes again. It can alter our perceptions of love in ways that change us forever. Venus and Siva affect the money sector as well. Depending on the aspects we can win big, or we can crash and burn when Siva and Venus lock horns. Siva doles out our Karma in gut wrenching ways. Integrity is the only defense against this deity. When we are out of integrity in any area of our lives this aspect brings us to our knees.
Hygeia and Mars opposite Neptune
Health issues that are difficult to detect and diagnose. Weird ailments that arise from suppressed rage, too much, or not enough exercise, too much testosterone, bacterial infections, insect infestations, bio-terrorism (as in:chem trails, HAARP, Morgellons Disease, designer illnesses). False positives.
Uranus opposite Niobe
Children create bones of contention. Children are the source of all kinds of eccentric energy.
Sun square Pluto
Being who we are in the face of enormous pressure to appease the forces that expect us to stay in line becomes problematic for anyone who cares more about winning approval than they do about their own authenticity.
Juno opposite Vesta
Work creates barriers between couples in relationships. Work gets used to bust the partner’s balls, one way or another. Men and women have a hard time agreeing on anything, and it becomes very difficult for the genders to communicate.
We could spend a week looking at the aspects that are showing up today. What’s written here is just a quick sample of what might be popping up for us during the next seven days. Long term aspects to the Tribal Axis remind me that all of us are going through the wringer. Everything we do counts; we’re all in this together. Watch and see what unfolds in both our private realities, and in the external reality between Oct. 9 and Oct. 31 — and in the meantime, enjoy this week’s ‘scopes.