On December 11, 2019

Mother’s Celestial Inspirations: Brighter times are ahead

by Cal Garrison

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Taurus Moon. Looking at all of the aspects that hold sway over the coming week, I have to ask myself, “What makes you think you have what it takes to make sense of this?” Believe it or not, whether I’m writing this column, or working on a personal horoscope, I get nervous about these things. My biggest fear is the one that is deathly afraid of misinforming people.

After 50 years you’d think this feeling would be less of an issue. The older I get and the more experience I have, the more aware I am of how much there is to decipher, and of how much I could be missing. Before I tackle anything I offer up a prayer to my teacher, Charles Jayne and to Dane Rudhyar, another mentor, both now dead, and ask them to guide me in my work. Crossing my fingers and putting it all in God’s hands is what gets me through times when what I am seeing in the charts is beyond over the top. These days, any astrologer who pretends to have it all figured out has to be suffering from a terminal case of astrological arrogance. With that in mind, let me leave the bold, too sure of themselves, mass predictions to others, and talk a little bit about what I do see.

You don’t need me to tell you that the world appears to be going off the rails. If I am not mistaken, this has a lot to do with the fact that the transneptunian point (TNP) Hades, is conjunct the north node of the Moon, at 9 degrees Cancer. In my world, the Nodal Axis is the thread that connects the past to the future; it is like an arrow that shows us where we have been, and points us in the direction that we need to go.

The north node is the point of purpose, and thus has positive implications. Conjunctions to it add a twist that, ostensibly, support that aim – or not. Hades is a mixed bag of tricks that range from dark and filthy to deep and meaningful. Together this conjunction suggests that it’s time to play truth or consequences. For better or worse, humanity is coming up against its shadow aspect. All the secrets, all the corruption, all the mistakes, all the slime that we have collectively and individually failed to reckon with and coming home to roost.

With nowhere to hide and no room for excuses, this is the eye of the needle. As you all know, it’s easier for a camel to fit through it, than it is for anyone with too much money, too much baggage, or too many karmic residue to do the same thing. With Lucifer retrograding back and forth over the same point, God only knows what we will have to reckon with.

Looking for clarity on this, I notice that Kronos, Juno and Orpheus are T-boning all of the above as well. This is a complex set of auxiliary aspects that throws a monkey wrench into what would seem to give Lucifer the upper hand. From my perspective, it looks like the devil is in for a big surprise and about to take the hindmost. Why? The TNP Kronos is squaring both Lucifer and Hades. This implies that the dark forces are about to fall from grace and get knocked off their perch. There is much more to this, but at the moment, the outcome is touch and go – which is why everything on the planet feels so polarized and intense.

I am not sure what to say. Like I said earlier, I get anxious about these things. Mulling over the business of offering up something meaningful, a few hours ago it dawned on me: The Winter Solstice is two weeks away. We have been trudging through the dark night of the soul since Oct. 15. No wonder things feel a little dark and dirty; don’t be discouraged. On Saturday, Dec. 21, the light will return – it happens every year at this time, like clockwork.

Can we hope that as we emerge from the darkness into the light that some semblance of clarity will illuminate the truth? As I write this, I notice that asteroid Apophis, the leviathan who swims around in the depths during the dark half of the grand cycle and whose sole purpose is to destroy the light, is currently sitting at the midpoint between Saturn and Neptune.

What does this imply? Saturn is the past. He is restriction, fear, pain and doubt. Saturn is like the warden, here in the third dimension. He is also the grim reaper, who governs both our entrance and our exit from this plane of experience.

Neptune is a higher kind of love. He is unconditional love. He is the spiritual realms and the spiritual impulse. He is beauty and art and music; the music of the spheres is governed by Neptune. These energies are not of this earth. Neptune offers us access to them. Because the third dimension vibrates at a very coarse frequency, it is hard for most humans to attune to the Neptunian impulse. The high, spiritual energies get mistranslated by the human mind and its inability to grasp that which is ineffable and infinite.

With this in mind, picture the demon whose sole purpose is to destroy the light perched halfway between doubt and fear, and the wing-and-a-prayer, glimmer of a possibility that we humans just might wake up to a higher kind of love and a whole new way of living and being in this world. As I watch and wait to see what will happen, I hover between expecting the worst, and hoping for the best. Each one of us has a choice right now – it’s the one that puts us between love and fear.

If there is good news, it’s coming from a grand trine that has just formed between transiting Jupiter and transiting Uranus. This is an amazingly positive sign with no ill effects; a blessing if you will. And it’s so great that the aspect is forming just as we approach the Winter Solstice. I’ll tell you what; I’ve got my magic prayer cloth out, my heart is in the right place, and you can bet your boots that the candles will stay lit from now straight through until the Epiphany. If you’re reading these words, you are probably on the same page, right there with me, on the side of love – and if the 100th monkey really is alive and well, together, we stand a good chance of transforming all of this chaos and moving out of the darkness, into the light. Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

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