Mother's celestial inspirations

Entering the Underworld

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

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Gemini Moon. The Moon will trine the Sun before the day is out. This will give the first day of the week a harmonious outset, but all things are subject to change. Positioned in Libra, the Sun is also in a conjunction with Mercury, and Psyche, at the 16th degree of that sign. All three bodies form hard squares to Pluto, one of the heaviest hitters in the solar system. This will drape an intensely dark, and perhaps deadly, shroud over a week that, on the surface, starts out like a walk in the park.

With the Plutonic force being amped up, the mafioso vibe which includes everything from fear and paranoia, to murder and mayhem, will be on a roll. I find it interesting that in tandem with this, Jupiter, after spending close to a year in the sign of the Scales, left Libra, and entered the sign of the Scorpion by 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Because Pluto is the natural ruler of Scorpio, between the squares from Mercury, Psyche, and the Sun, and Jupiter’s ingress into that sign, we’ve got a double whammy of Plutonian energy vibrating throughout the matrix.

Loosely translated? At the personal and collective level there’s no doubt about it: we are entering the “underworld.” This is one of those times when the only way out is in, and the willingness to confront whatever the awful truth might contain will be a lot less painful than pretending it isn’t there. With the Halloween Cross Quarter right around the corner, there is no better time than now to bury the past, and prepare to resurrect ourselves with a new and more enlightened relationship to the future.

Fortunately, while all of this is going on, Jupiter will be right there, holding our hand. I take this to be a blessing, that just as we hit the hardest part of our journey, the most protective planet in the solar system will be watching over us from above for one whole year. When Jupiter is in Scorpio the spiritual component deepens, and a light turns on inside the heart of darkness. If we can see this, and be open to it, there is a good chance that even the hardest lessons will morph into precious gifts.

If minor aspects between Venus, Mars, and Saturn lead us to believe that there’s no sense keeping the faith, keep in mind that those contacts only last a day or two. No more significant than clouds in the sky, they come along to test our vision. In these times it becomes important to keep the light on, no matter how things appear, and to remain open to the idea that in our darkest moments, never once has it gone out. The impact of recent events could easily be ringing up all kinds of fear-based responses. At this point the trick lies in not getting stuck in that groove, and in remembering that the light is not separate from us: we are made of it. Let me leave you with that and invite you to enjoy this week’s ‘scopes.

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