Seize the moment

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

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of an “old” Aquarius Moon. We could talk about a million different things, one of which might be what happens when the Moon leaves its waning phase and starts to wax toward fullness again – but we’ve covered that subject too many times for me to think that repeating myself would help any of us.

To be honest with you, I’ve been teetering on the edge of a meltdown, on and off for quite some time, long enough to prompt me to wonder what the hell is going on. A few days ago I got out the asteroid ephemeris to see if it was “just me,” or if there might be an astrological basis for this level of intensity. Lo and behold, a little bit of research yielded a huge amount of insight, so let’s use this week’s intro to look at some of the aspects that are impacting all of us right now.

Before we begin, let me say that when it comes to feeling a little wonky, or otherwise out of sorts, anything of this nature is being heavily impacted by the fact that the magnetic field of the Earth, along with the Schumann Resonance, are fluctuating wildly. These fluctuations are akin to an energetic cross-cut saw that slices and dices the human auric field in a way that generates an unnerving sense of imbalance.

If that isn’t enough, the asteroids Pelion, Apophis, and Lempo, stationed at 8-9 degrees of Taurus, are forming squares to Damocles at 10 degrees of Aquarius, and to Thereus, at 9 degrees of Leo. With Typhon sitting at 9 degrees of Scorpio, in aspect to ALL of the above we have a Fixed Cross of aspects that would be enough to melt even the best of us down, any day of the week. If all of this is Greek to you, let me break it down, to give you a sense of what is in the works right now. PS: there is a bunch of equally intense aspects going on, so keeping in mind that this is only one planetary picture let’s start by dissecting Pelion, Apophis, and Lempo:

Pelion is the insurmountable obstacles that stand between what we believe to be true and whatever it takes for us to face the music. It is about waking up to the way things really are. Included in this construct we find skepticism and disbelief, along with the ability to keep on, keeping on in the face of disillusionment.

Apophis is the arch enemy of the sun. He is the Leviathan that comes to life every night when the Sun goes down, an evil being who uses the darkness and every means at his disposal to kill the light.

Lempo is the darkest, sickest, most perverse aspect of the male principle. Lempo is the master of rape, infanticide, defilement, murder, and sadism. His sole intention is to diminish and destroy the female principle.

Picture these three archetypes sitting at a table at a restaurant; try to imagine what would come up for discussion. On the one hand we could see them agreeing to undertake all kinds of dark, diabolical schemes. On the other hand the three of them could be sitting there confronting the fact that there is no way for them to win in the face of the forces of light who, at the moment, are empowered enough to present them with a united front of insurmountable obstacles. The main point of their conversation might be, “Have we lost the war? How are we going to overpower all of this goodness and figure out how to destroy love, truth, beauty, and trust, harmony and peace?”

Keep in mind that all of the above are opposing Typhon at 9 degrees Scorpio. Typhon is just what his name implies; a typhoon or a class 10 hurricane. It would be an understatement to say that “a storm is upon us.”

Now take a look at Thereus, the master of fame, misguided ambition, and levels of materialism that obscure every ounce of honesty and integrity. The “ame at all costs” asteroid sits at 9 degrees Leo, and is squaring Pelion, Lempo, Apophis, and Typhon. As you get a feel for all of this, include the idea that this greed-infested, egocentric, stop-at-nothing force is opposing Damocles, at 10 degrees of Aquarius.

How much do we know about mythology?

Damocles was a “yes-man” in the court of Dionysus III, the King of Syracuse. Damocles was ambitious and spent a lot of time flattering and kissing up to Dionysus. The story goes that Damocles would go on and on about how being a king had to be the most blissful, fulfilling, and joyful experience in the world.

One day Dionysus decided to let Damocles get a taste of what it meant to be a king. He set him up on the throne, loaned him his crown, had a bevy of his loveliest handmaidens serve him a great feast, and then proceeded to tie a sword to a strand of horse-hair, and suspend it directly over Damocles’ head. It didn’t take long for the young courtier to get the picture and beg to be relieved of his duties.

“The sword of Damocles” is the emblem for what powerful people have to live with. All of the wealth, power, and position come at a high price; one false move and they are impaled by the sword if and when they go out of integrity and descend into corruption. Picture the astrological Damocles seated across from Thereus, the fame-at-all-costs asteroid, and what do you see? From my point of view it looks like the jig is up for anyone who continues to revel in the misuse and abuse of power.

I could go on here. There is a bunch of mind-blowing planetary pictures with themes that are just as thought provoking. The Fixed Cross described above will hold steady for a while. These influences will play out at both the personal and collective level. As you move through the next few weeks, be conscious of the ways in which “The storm is upon us” and consider what it will take to surmount the insurmountable obstacles that stand between us and facing the music that will awaken us to the fact that truth and integrity are the only things that matter. Along with this, keep an eye on the Schumann Resonance, stay clear in body, mind, and spirit, keep your prayers and meditations alive and well, and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

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