Mother's celestial inspirations

Be mindful of emotions and motives, then stand up to Goliath with strength from within

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

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under an ‘Old’ Gemini Moon. In the wee hours of the morning earlier this week on July 14, the Moon moved out of its old phase and approached newness as it entered the sign of the Crab.

Cancer is a deeply layered and all-encompassing archetype, one that is hard to pin down in a nutshell. In the midst of aspects that will test even the most stalwart among us, the backdrop of Cancerian energy that will permeate the atmosphere over the next few days will see us rise or fall, depending upon how good we are when it comes to riding our emotions between one extreme and another. Shorter fuses will find it hard to keep a damper on things.

This will be complicated by an early morning aspect between the Moon and its Nodes, one that lends itself to the idea that we aren’t in the mood to look at ourselves, monitor our behavior, or exert any control over our emotional responses. By itself this is no big deal but tougher aspects between the Moon and Hades, and between Pluto and the Moon and Mars, could magnify the impact of whatever escapes our notice in the morning. My best advice would be to be acutely aware of where we’re at emotionally and be careful to clear up any issues that come up before what is unexpressed starts to fester and erupts in a more disruptive manner.

An aspect between transiting Saturn and the asteroid Psyche suggests that all of us are experiencing a huge amount of damage to, and through, “The Father.” At the tail end of the male paradigm, this concept goes with the territory. On a smaller scale we will see this aspect impact the males in our acquaintance and their relationship to the Father energy that has been passed down to them. Many men are coming to terms with where they are at as paternal entities and what that means for them now that the female light has risen. On a broader scale we will benefit from noticing the extent to which our experience of our fathers echoes in the fabric of our lives, for better or worse.

Along with this, an opposition between Mars and Pluto is creating friction between the powers that be and the masses in their care. David and Goliath themes will ring true on multiple levels. Overcoming that which holds itself in power over us, both internally and externally, will be a huge part of the scenery. How we handle those issues will depend on how we relate to any situation that calls us to stand up for who we are when what we know to be true is violated by those who “know not what they do.”

This is what is called taking the High Road. In this day and age, there is no longer any choice: it is ALWAYS the only option. All of us are going through the ringer. Be mindful of where your motives are at, pay attention to the signs, and keep an eye on the thought that from here on out, all of our answers will be coming from within. Enjoy this week’s ‘scopes.

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