By Cal Garrison, a.k.a Mother of the Skye
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Leo Moon, with more aspects than we can shake a stick at. With Mercury and Jupiter already retrograde, and Saturn and Pluto just about to head in that direction, it’s quite clear that many issues are up for review, on both the personal and collective level. The fact that the Easter rituals are right around the corner adds a great deal to this picture.
The Leo Moon will start the week off with a lot of positive energy. It intertwines with the Aries Sun in ways that empower our connection to spirit. If your heart is attuned to that aspect of things, I have a hunch that you will be uplifted by forces that make it easier to put a positive spin on your situation, no matter what shape things appear to be in.
Looking at the whole matter of retrograde planets, at this point, with Mercury on a backward spin until April 15, all of our preconceived notions, good ideas, and best laid plans are being overhauled by whatever our Higher Power perceives to be in our best interests. It’s one thing to come up with a plan, but it’s usually our ego and our personality that thinks it’s got things figured out, and most of the time, our big ideas have nothing to do with what our spirit has in mind. Between now and April 15, do your best to be flexible as you watch and see how much will be altered by forces that know more about who you are, and what you need, than you and your little pea brain do!
As far as Jupiter lining up to turn retrograde goes, this is all about rearranging our belief patterns to coincide with what works. Many of us go along for years believing certain things to be true, without paying attention to what those ideals are actually doing for us, in real time. It’s easy to buy into certain things and fall fast asleep as we go along with the program. The gap between what we believe in and what gives us what we want and need can get bigger than the Grand Canyon if we don’t haul back every now and then to see how things are working for us. Jupiter’s retrograde periods are tailor made to bring our belief patterns into alignment with what’s real for us, as time and experience call us to adjust those patterns in regularly timed cycles. This time around, Jupiter turned retrograde on March 9 and will remain in that mode until July 10, 2018.
As far as Saturn goes? Saturn turns retrograde on April 17 and will hold steady in that phase until Sept. 6. Saturn is the King of the Old Paradigm; he is the emperor of the status quo. Whenever he rolls backward the status quo constructs that have kept everything in line up until that moment undergo a reset. Watch and see how the summer unfolds. By the time the Autumn Equinox approaches the way we assume everything is supposed to be is bound to be altered by forces that come around to test the viability and the integrity of the people in charge.
When it comes to Pluto? Pluto is a generational planet. In many ways he is the guy who oversees the generation gaps that roll us from one paradigm to the next. His influence is subtle and slow, but at the end of the day, his inner workings alter everything about us. Pluto will be retrograde from April 22 until Sept. 30. During that interval the evolutionary patterns that shift the collective mind from one way of seeing things to a whole new way of being will be impacted by forces that reroute the collective consciousness toward things that have more to do with who we are now than with who we were then.
At this point Mercury and Jupiter are setting up the pins that will ready us for bigger changes that will be alive, well, and fully operative throughout the summer months. For better or worse, one way or another, by the time fall rolls around we will be on a whole new track. Like it or not we are in the middle of a rebirth that is akin to a resurrection of the human spirit. Keep that thought in mind in the midst of the Easter rituals, as you rig up your Easter baskets and pop on your Easter bonnets and head off to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Let me leave you with that, wish you a happy Easter, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.