By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out in the wake of the Easter rituals, under the light of a Capricorn Moon. This week, I decided to keep it simple and look at the aspects that will be in play for the next seven days.
This approach paid off in spades. Between the bigger, more obvious transits, and the more subtle connections, there is enough going on with the stars to write a book. It could also only be of interest to those of you who study astrology. If that is the case, it won’t hurt my feelings if you decide to skip this part of the narrative, and go straight to your weekly forecast.
Whenever I do things this way, I draw up a chart for sunrise on Monday and add about 75 asteroids to the basic picture. As I add the asteroids, I take notes and record all of the aspects, and as many midpoint pictures as I can find. This time, all I can say is “Whew!” As presumptuous as it may be to diagnose what’s going on between heaven and earth, from the looks of things, this could be “the week that was.” Let me list one thing at a time, and give you my take on it:
Pluto squaring the Sun; this aspect is huge. At the most mundane level, it signifies death. Much like the Death Card in the Tarot deck, this death can be literal or metaphoric. Whenever the Sun squares Pluto (which happens twice a year) it heralds a moment of transition, transformation, and transmutation. Put simply, for about three days we will be impacted by events that alter the personal and collective status-quo, for better or worse.
Siwa squares Neptune: To be undone by various forms of deception. Unseen forces destroy us. The invisible realms, and what can only be seen with a microscope (or a telescope) function to bring us to our knees. Neptune is often associated with drugs, viruses, bacteria, infestations, and epidemics. If we understand Siwa to be the “Great Destroyer” or the force of decay and destruction that reduces “what is” to nothing, to make room for things that are more relevant to “who we are now” to come to life, the Siva-Neptune square is a sign that something has come along to dissolve the one reality so that something new can emerge from its ashes; as with everything, what is reborn can be either good, or bad. Add to this the fact that there is a connection between the asteroid Siwa and “All things Asian” paired with Neptune the picture turns into, “Something fishy, an epidemic, a virus, or an infestation, coming out of Asia,” China specifically. This loans credence to the theory that the coronavirus originated in Asia.
Transiting Uranus at the midpoint of Siwa and Neptune; this picture was exact in March 2020. Due to the way all three bodies move and turn retrograde, its impact will be part of the deal right through Christmas. Uranus is like a lightning bolt. It illuminates whatever it touches, in a flash, without warning. Known as the Great Awakener, Uranus at the Siwa/Neptune midpoint has the potential to open our eyes to the deceit, and to the unseen forces that have been/still are, undermining the fabric of our reality. Because Uranus is associated with alternative healing methods, this midpoint picture also implies that the cure for the virus that appears to be the catalyst for so much of what is happening right now will come from non-traditional healing therapies. To me this midpoint picture foretells a collective awakening; as in, all of humanity waking up from a 13,000 year coma.
To top this off, the asteroid Sphinx is conjunct Hygeia. Hygeia is a health asteroid. It addresses health issues. Teamed with Sphinx, you don’t need to be an astrologer to connect these dots; it means that there have to be questions and unsolved mysteries regarding an illness, or an epidemic. The Sphinx-Hygeia conjunction comes down to, “no one really knows where this pandemic came from.”
(If we layer these four patterns, we see the concept of a rebirth, being precipitated by an awakening that emerges when the source of various forms of deception/disease are revealed, and the truth emerges, suddenly, and unexpectedly.)
The above theme is reinforced by a conjunction between Atlantis and Pandora: Atlantis is secrets, inside information, abuses of power, the technocracy, the theocracy, invasive energies, knowledge that is reserved for a chosen few, and that is used by them to manipulate and control. Atlantis is also, always directly related to the Atlantean cataclysm, and to the Biblical Flood myths. This asteroid packs a huge punch. Pandora is sudden, unexpected surprises. Combined with Atlantis in a conjunction, the textbook interpretation would be, “The Cat is out of the Bag” – or, all of a sudden, oops, what has been kept well hidden, i.e. the awful truth that has been reserved for only the chosen few, suddenly winds up out in the open. What happens when things that have been hidden for eons suddenly come to the attention of the general public? Or, what happens when the power possessors get caught with their pants down?
There is so much more to this, but let this be it for now. Sometimes I forget that I don’t have to dive into the deep end of the pool, week after week; looking at the aspects alone is mind blowing enough.
It’s for sure that we live in interesting times – this quarantine is a gateway. Whether we are aware of it or not, life on the other side of this portal will never be the same. I say this, knowing full well that I could be dead wrong about it – but I am pretty sure that I am right. I don’t know about you but something in me knows that I came here for this. Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.