By Cal Garrison
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Gemini moon, on the eve of a New moon solar eclipse that will take place at the 10th degree of Cancer, at 3:16 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. I addition to that, Mars enters Leo on July 1, Venus will enter Cancer on Wednesday, and Mercury turns retrograde until July 31 on July 7. Needless to say it’s a busy week, and this is bound to be reflected in the level of hub-bub in our personal lives, and collectively as well.
Instead of trying to cover all of the changes that are listed above, let’s focus on the eclipse dynamic. A lot of other astrologers are writing about this event. I invite you to read what they have to say about it, and see what you think. When I started analyzing it, I immediately zeroed in on the fact that the Trans-Neptunian Points, Hades and Kronos, will be within orb of a conjunction to the degree of the July 2 eclipse, at 10 degrees Cancer.
In my opinion, the Hades/Kronos conjunction holds the key to everything that’s going on right now so let’s see how it breaks down. At the most basic level of interpretation Hades represents the past, filth, mistakes, shame, criminality, dirty deeds, and the scum of the earth. Kronos governs the people in power, the high and mighty, the cream of the crop, the elite and the movie stars. In its most mundane expression it represents high altitudes, airplanes, pilots, and airports.
Combined in a conjunction, Hades and Kronos have the capacity to generate anything from airplane disasters, to high profile sex scandals, to legally sanctioned investigations into the secrets of the past, to the rich and famous getting caught with their pants down after years of portraying themselves as above reproach. There is so much to this connection, we could find a million ways to interpret it. To give you a sense of what could be extrapolated from this one aspect, I will quote directly from Martha Lang-Wescott’s book, “The Orders of Light.”
“Hades-Kronos: To see links between fame and shame – vulgarity, coarseness, or lack of taste through prominent persons, or leadership; to recognize humiliation through loss of position, authority or independence; to be aware of criminal activity; leaders, executives, or experts make mistakes, or discuss the past or investigations; to be aware of laws that relate to criminals or criminal procedures; to see varying opinions on research, mistakes, psychology, investigations, root causes or incidents from the past; secret activities of a government leader, police, or prominent persons; decline of a leader or executive authority; criminal kingpins; awareness of famous historical persons; to note disgust with the government, with regulations, legislation, or leadership; to see that people in charge – and the regulations they enforce – cause embarrassment or are experienced as degrading; to see that governments or authorities engage in ‘dirty business’, or hidden activities; leadership attained or held at the cost of poverty and difficulty for others; aware of populists – leaders with a ‘common touch’ and the relationship between bosses and their subordinates or employees; to hear pejorative or detracting comments regarding laws, leaders, or competency; to recognize a polarization between ‘labor and management’, between the perceived aristocracy and the common man (the peasants!); Aware of an attitude that compliance with policies, regulations, or procedures is demeaning; to see that some people put themselves ‘up’ by putting other people ‘down’; insistence on an opinion leaves another feeling degraded or stupid; involvement with a mistake on measurements or compliance; to have losses through contact with police or officials; to see incidents where laws or authoritative action ‘just makes things worse!’ To deal with employees, depressed or malicious people through one’s professional capacity; competency or expertise is questioned because a mistake was made or there are negative results; to recognize that opinions, orders, laws, or regulations must be formulated or followed in order – in a coherent sequence; to cite well-known, historical references; to establish credibility based on precedent.”
Relative to the new moon eclipse on July , it will be no surprise if events that bear a whiff of all of the above make their way into the limelight. Keep an eye on the news, particularly between July 2 and July 16. Beyond that, pay attention to the headlines right up until Jan. 1, 2020. So much of what is indicated in the Hades/Kronos conjunction has already started to percolate; to wit – the Mueller investigation, the NXIVM Trials, the Jussie Smollett fiasco, the political circus,in the U.S. and elsewhere, the refugee crisis, and the resurgence of interest in the death of JFK junior – it will be interesting to see how deep the darkness goes, and even more interesting to watch it finally crawl out from under its rock over the course of the next six months.
I don’t pretend to know everything. Every time I write this column I have to decide how to spin it. This week, I am sticking my neck out. I could be wrong about the way I see it – but let’s see how things roll. The proof is always in the pudding. It’ll take until New Year’s Day for what’s written here to pan out – or not. Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.