by Cal Garrison
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a void-of-course Scorpio Moon that will remain in that state until it turns new and enters Sagittarius on Tuesday, Nov. 26. As you all know, we are barreling down on the Thanksgiving holiday.
I find it interesting that Venus, also known as ‘The Lesser Benefic,” moves into Capricorn right before the Christmas and Hanukkah revels. Saturn, a.k.a. The Grim Reaper, rules Capricorn and among other things, is known to be the cosmic tightwad. Venus, being a loving, joyous, life-affirming and open-hearted planet, has to put her girdle on when she passes through Capricorn. Lucky for us, she will be out of that bind by Dec. 1.
This is a tough call because Jupiter, a.k.a. The Greater Benefic, will enter Capricorn on Dec. 2. Well known to be the planet of largesse and good cheer, there’s an outside chance that this could diminish Saturn’s miserly, tightwad potential but, who knows? Sometimes Jupiter rings up huge expenses and the money just flies out the window. With both benefics in Scrooge’s domain it’s quite possible that we will be crimped emotionally and financially, enough to tighten up our heartstrings, as well as our purse strings up until the Winter Solstice.
As you well know, I don’t like to use these intros to make mass predictions. For me, it’s like pouring from the empty into the void, an occupation that wastes both my time and yours.
Well it’s that time of year. The Sun just moved into Sagittarius and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This holiday has brought me back East to be with my kids for a bit.
Thanksgiving in New England has a much different vibe than it does out in Indian country. As we sit down to perform the customary rituals, what I like to keep in mind is that our prayers go beyond what we do to honor the nuclear family. At the end of the day, we are all related—the Native American people understand this. They have a phrase, “Mitakuye Oyasin,” that captures this concept and a prayer to go with it; here is that prayer – it comes from the Lakota traditions. Let me leave you with that, wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.