By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Libra Moon. Earlier this week the moon turned Void-of-Course. We’ve talked enough about the Void-of-Course Moon for you to know that whenever we are under this influence we are pretty much off the hook and free to do whatever we want. If you think you can manage it, it would be a good day to leave work a little early and give yourself something better to do.
By the time these horoscopes are posted the Super Bowl will be over. Football and the half time show aren’t the only things stirring up the matrix right now; far from it. The biggest piece of news centers around the recent release of the FISA Memo, and the fallout from the fact that it has let a lot of big cats out of the bag.
From an astrological perspective these revelations are tied up in aspects that involve the asteroids Atlantis, Apollo, Pandora, and Astraea, along with Pluto, Mars, Saturn, the Sun, the Moon’s South node, and the Trans-Neptunian Point, Hades. This combination of influences sets up a scenario that can only be compared to a cosmic train wreck, or a Karmic collision of epic proportions.
With Pluto and Apollo it comes down to what happens when we push the fates to the limit. This is the textbook definition of “famous final scenes.” Coupled with the Sun and Astraea sitting on the Moon’s South Node, the image is one that includes dealing with males who don’t know when to quit, at the point where the end of one thing and the beginning of a whole new order are sitting on top of the stack.
With Hades in opposition to Saturn, and an impending conjunction between Saturn and Pandora, we are seeing efforts to establish a respect for standards that involve a lot of dirty work, and that require exposure to and contact with low life’s, deeply troubled, corrupt, and/or messed up individuals. According to asteroid guru Martha Wescott, this aspect is the hallmark of what is often referred to as the downhill slide. Whenever it’s in the room there will be talk of confinement and “prisons.” As Saturn and Pandora move into their conjunction we can expect the situation to get three times more complicated than we expected it to be.
Within all of this, Pluto and Atlantis paint a picture of power plays that hark back to the Atlantis cataclysm. If Atlantean themes are outside of your frame of reference, try hauling your mind back to what was going on when Noah was informed that mankind had been corrupted to the core, enough for it to be necessary for him to build an ark big enough to house whatever was worth preserving, and get out of Dodge.
All of this will involve a fight to the bitter end—because the Powers that Be do not know how to do anything but fight. What forces them to keep doing the same old thing is that fact that there is a ton of inside information that is finally coming to light and it is the last thing they want the unwashed masses to be privy to. With every cat ready to come out of the bag, there will be efforts to conceal and righteous levels of anger as their secrets come to light. With Mars sitting at the midpoint of Pluto/Apollo and Atlantis, it would be an understatement to say that the next 40 days will be stormy. Referring once again to the Hopi Prophecies, it looks to me like the words that follow are already coming to pass: “[The prophecies] go on to say that common people will become concerned and frustrated because of their hectic world. They will be particularly against the bloodthirsty policies and the deceitfulness of the world leaders. The common people the world over will band together to fight for world peace. They will realize that their leaders have failed. People in high places will be hunted down like animals, perhaps through terrorism. In turn leaders will retaliate and begin hunting each other. This condition will gather strength and spread far and wide. It will get out of control the world over. Revolution could erupt on our land.”
If these themes are playing out on the world stage, the “As Above, So Below” axiom is bound to bring the same forms of energy and expression into the situations in our personal lives. At the end of the day, it comes down to the fact that it’s the moment in time when whatever it is that is still awake in all of us, and still aware enough to embrace the truth, needs to be alive and well enough to rise up and trump the forces that have held us in bondage since we were born, and on a global scale for the last 13,000 years.
The downward slide
By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye