By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Taurus Moon. At around noon time, on July 9, it will turn Void-of-Course for about one hour until it enters Gemini at 12:58 p.m. (EST). With the Dog Days officially underway, and a series of eclipses lining up to push us to reflect upon the truth and motivate us to change whatever needs to be changed, the next few weeks look like we’re in for a wild ride.
As far as the ancient Egyptians were concerned, the stretch between July 3, and the middle of August marked the death of the old cycle and the beginning of a new one. With the first in a series of eclipses about to punctuate this theme of rebirth, between the 12th and the 13th of July, I have a feeling that whatever this “wild ride” is going to look like will begin to show its face, on both the personal and the collective level, on those days. Keep your eyes peeled; anyone born on or near, Jan 1, April 10, July 12, or Oct. 4 will be more affected by this eclipse than others-—and if you want to get a beam on what these upcoming changes might refer to, dial back to April 10, 2018 and try to recall what you were faced with around that time.
When people ask me, “What does this eclipse mean?’ I have a tough time dishing out a succinct answer because everything is relative to the individual, and there are always other planets and asteroids involved in the equation. This makes it hard to generalize. In this case, the July 12 eclipse is lined up in a direct opposition to transiting Pluto, so, the one thing I am clear about is the idea that this moment in time is altering the fabric of an entire generation in an upset that is bound to raise all of our primary issues up from within. Facing the hard facts and being rocked to the bone in situations that challenge us to see “what we don’t want to see” (on multiple levels) is something that comes to mind. Are we ready to have all of our most cherished beliefs uprooted? Are we willing to take a good long look at God’s backside?
If there is a way to zero in on some of the things that might be at issue for us personally, and at the global level as well, here is a nutshell list that might come into play:
Pluto/Odysseus/Ceres/Cupido and Poseidon are all part of this picture; combined, these bodies imply that there are issues around displaced children and their families. With Poseidon in the mix, the question of how the media is handling it, and how our core beliefs are impacting our perspective on it, is huge. We are all aware of the crisis with the kids and their families at the border. With the eclipse igniting that issue, all I can say is hang on to your hats and see how the chips fall between the 12th and the 13th.
On the personal and private level this could surface as issues with our children making it hard to be free enough to do what we need to do for ourselves. Custody arrangements, resentments and power plays might be restricting our ability to move on with our lives. What’s going on between parents and children is another question that we might ask. What do we expect from our kids and does that allow them to be who they are? What’s up with the living arrangements? Who is making the decisions about who gets to stay where? Who knows what’s best? Who’s trying to run the show? Are there financial issues mixed up with all of this? Are we dredging up the past, and aspects of our “painful history” and using that as a manipulative ploy in situations that involve our nearest and dearest? Are any of these issues creating estrangements between us and other members of the extended family?
Jupiter goes direct at 13 Degrees Scorpio on July 10. Jupiter represents the higher mind. It governs our relationship to the idea that God exists – or not. On the mundane level he rules the principle of expansion and our willingness to be open to all possibilities.
This planet has been in a retrograde pattern since the 8th of March. In his retrograde mode, Jupiter tightens up. The mind closes and gets walled in by bigotry and self-righteousness. Anyone’s beliefs but our own become problematic and we get really stuck in black and white perceptions that close us off to the idea that there are a zillion ways to both God and the Truth. As he reaches his turnaround point on the 10th, things that have kept us from seeing eye to eye since early March are bound to loosen their grip and allow us to make room for ideals that dissolve our differences and give everything, and everyone, more room to breathe.
Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.