Mother's celestial inspirations

Blowing the whistle

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

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Cancer Moon. At about 4:50 p.m., the Moon will turn Void-of-Course and remain in that mode until 11:42 p.m., when it enters the sign of the Lion. As much as I would love to be able to make it seem as if things are getting better all the time, before we make it to the land of milk and honey, it looks to me like we’re going to have to go through hell and high water.

A waxing Trine between Jupiter and Chiron insures safe passage to those of us who are willing to take the road less travelled. This influence is the hallmark of what it means to be a maverick. Choosing to leave the herd and trust your heart enough to follow it, is where it’s at right now. The problem is, all of us have been heavily conditioned to stick with the program no matter what.

There are big reasons to need to strike out, even if it means rattling cages and shocking the system. At the moment the planet Pluto and the asteroid Askalapus are about to form a hard, 90-degree aspect with the asteroid Atlantis. In a year’s time, all of them will be hog-tied in a T-Square with Uranus. Loosely translated this means that the powers-that-be are up to no good, and have been hard at it for far too long. If Askalapus fulfills its function and succeeds in blowing the whistle on all of this, by the time Uranus joins up with this threesome, the barn doors will be blown off things that have been deliberately hidden since the time before time. Between now and March 20, look for all the dead bodies to start rising to the surface.

Keep in mind that these influences are always subject to the As-Above-So-Below axiom. On one level we will see all of the above playing out on the world stage, in the news, and in areas of experience that only appear to exist “outside of us.” What we see projected on the larger screen will also be manifesting on a private scale, inside each one of us. Our stories will differ, for sure, but situations that reflect the need to trust our hearts enough to leave the herd and follow them, along with scenarios that blow the socks off the secrets and lies that have kept our lives in chains for far too long will be taking place in our personal lives as well.

On a more mundane level, at the moment there is an active square between Venus and Mars that will be in effect for a few more days. With Venus in Pisces there could be themes that reflect overly spiritual, or overly idealized attitudes in relationships that can easily turn into disappointments and/or victim-savior situations. Venus may be exalted in Pisces, but with Mars squaring her in Sagittarius, it becomes easy for him to take advantage of her unconditionally loving nature. This can surface as out and out lies pulling the wool over the partner’s eyes. In general this aspect gives rise to situations where someone thinks that love means putting up with anything, and the person on the other end of the stick tests that attitude to the limit. If you’re into dating, be wary of “players” and take off your rose colored glasses before you decide to trust anyone with your heart.

Whenever Venus and Mars form this aspect it means that we are easily attracted to the last thing we need.

There are always more aspects to consider, and more to say about them. Hades and Siva are opposite each other, and I see aspects to Ceres that bring up a lot of questions. The Hades/Siva connection brings up stuff that relates both to Asian themes, and to the destructive influence of “The Father.” It also suggests that no matter what’s going on, the answers to everything depend on our willingness to rummage around in the past, and dive deep into the uncharted waters of our subconscious memory.

There are issues that nobody wants to confront. The need to run away from those issues will eventually be overpowered by the truth – but it’s not time – not yet. I hope all of this gives you food for thought, and I hope that you find something meaningful in this week’s ‘scopes.

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