Mother's celestial inspirations
January 16, 2018

Rearranging relationship roles

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Capricorn Moon. At approximately 9:17 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday evening, the Moon turned New when it conjuncted the Sun, at 26 Degrees Capricorn. Every time I sit down to write this column I am awed by the amount of information that shows up in the chart that I erect to guide my thinking process. It never ceases to amaze me – and the words that follow never fail to remind me that Shakespeare got it right when he had Hamlet say:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Aspects between Venus, the Sun, and Uranus are giving us a chance to rearrange our understanding of what we get to do, and who we get to be in our relationships. When I say “relationships” I refer not only to the connections we have with our partners, our families, our friends, and our work: within that framework these aspects tell me that our relationship to everything is being altered by forces that will call each and every one of us to rethink who we are in the scheme of things.

In addition to this, if Venus represents “what we value,” our relationship to whatever that has been in the past is in the midst of upheaval. If things feel a little shaky it is because the tables are turning and the old systems have worn thin enough to make it necessary to re-evaluate all of it and come up with a new plan. To hold on to anything with the belief that sticking to the norm will get us through the night is not going to work. As much as we may cherish what has served its purpose, it’s time to move on to the next thing.

I see that the Sun and Venus are not only squaring Uranus, they are sitting at the midpoint of Mars and Chiron. This is a planetary picture that we could interpret in a lot of different ways. Mars trining Chiron relates to a positive change in the way we define ‘maleness’. It’s as if to say something is about to alter the macho archetype, enough to include a cross between Merlin and a Kung-Fu Master with the muscles, the testosterone, and the raw power that has defined that frequency up until now.

It feels to me like we’re in the middle of something that is about to change us forever. At times like this the sense of turmoil can override the idea that there is always a struggle when something is about to be born. There’s a major eclipse coming up on Jan.  31, so use the next two weeks to look at what that might be. There is so much more I could say, but let’s leave it at that. Take whatever you can from what we’ve talked about here, give it some thought, and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

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