Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dante's Inferno Cracking Open the Depths

At 12:11PM EST the sun seemingly slows to a ‘standstill’ and we arrive at the golden gates of in-between as sun shines for the least amount of hours and we are covered in darkness, yet in many parts, the sparkling snow will blanket the ground and the stars will appear to have fallen to the ground.

Yes, we have arrived at the time of the Winter Solstice, which officially marks the entrance to winter, but in a few days, we shall see the return of the sun…finally!  Enough of the dark days already!

The sun has reached its southern-most position and will start its course northward in the early degrees of Capricorn, the goat.  He is starting his trek towards an alignment with Pluto/Hades and will meet up with the Lord of the underworld on New Year’s Day, which also happens to be the New Moon at 5:15AM.

But on his way towards his rendezvous with La Luna and Hades at first 10* then 11*(with Pluto/Hades) he has some powerful points that will open the depths of the universe; already the turning spiral of stars has been buzzing with powerful if not crushing energy, especially as the moon went into her full light in Gemini at 25* on December 17th.

For many, it may have felt as though we were navigating Dante’s Inferno, with powerful emotions being triggered as Mars (drive/passions/motivation/energy) motored forward at 4* of Libra, beginning his T-square  as he squared Pluto (death/sex/taxes)and began his opposition to Uranus (Lord of the sky/community/genius/aha moments/sudden changes).  With the duplicitous and frenetic energy of Gemini, the moon becomes scattered, emotions are like a windstorm, and opposing the sun in jocular Sagittarius, with the cardinal cross looming, the sense of dread, of doom and of frustration emerges.  Sag the Centaur wants freedom to roam and move forward.

With Uranus newly gone direct with the new moon too, it is hard to keep things in your hands, as they seemingly fly out and crash onto the floor, papers, pens, whatever it is, wants to be heard and irritate as the static energy bursts open, computers, cell phones all things technological do their darndest to go haywire and not run smoothly.

Gemini rules children, and Mercury the messenger guarding the crossroads of temptation can be a very alluring trickster, with all the bells and whistles tempting the child in us to ‘break free’ of restrictions and climb down the stairway all bedazzled and sweetly scented for the descent into the inferno, though they are completely unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

Yes, Dante’s Inferno has all but cracked open, and we still have yet to hit the harder aspects forming…because Jupiter has reversed his course, his Sagittarian realms of joy and abundance are being sucked into the Grand Cardinal Cross which we will surely feel on Christmas day, even though the degrees are a bit wide, Mars/Ares will be pairing up with LaLuna in Libra bringing the energy of the square to Jupiter/Zeus as they squeeze the heavens together.  For anyone who has planets in these Cardinal signs, especially in the degrees between 8-13*, you will surely feel the weight of these great changes even more acutely.  A change is going to come, and we haven't even hit the next big square in April, let alone the culmination in 2015, so set your sails with the right winds NOW!

So, Cerberus may seem as just a playful ‘two-headed’ (as this theme is rampant with Gemini/Janus) dog when the children approach the lair, but returning is another story altogether.  Who can cross the river Styx?  Saint Barbara will be called upon many times during these days by those who are wise, and Saint Christopher would be a wise bet too, for if you have ventured into the time of no time, of the dark swallows, best you have the tools of the Arc with you, or a lament with the sweetness of Hermes lyre playing in the background, might be more like the wales of the gallows, tormented by the ravaging wolves returning hungry and cold.  One can only hope you have fed them, lest your cries be hope rising from the depths.  We can expect many to transition now, and this is said with the heaviest of hearts, but we cannot always be laughing on the sunny side of the street.
There will be sickness, we will see the first of what will become more and more predominant as we fight back the ravages of technology gone wrong on our planet, and deal with the doorways that have been opened through genetic manipulation, and the real cost of nuclear power (ruled by Pluto/Hades) as it casts its pall across the blue ball of Gaia, will we wake up in time?

And where is Jupiter/Zeus retrograde?  He is in Cancer which is ruled by the moon, so this square is potent, and the grand cross in Cardinal signs of: Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries are like flint-stones ready to start fires, instigate and they will burn down the house that Cancer rules if you don’t watch the tempers or fuel the flames with ‘the spirits’ of sorts.

Questions such as ‘what is home’ and being as it is the wanderlust Jupiter/Zeus, ‘where is home’ will also be tugging at the heart-strings.

 ~Because if we aren’t grounded and rested, we won’t have the energy necessary to deal with the onslaught that keeps coming and coming.  And we will need plenty of Breathing Easy © to help us keep breathing and fight off the nasty bugs floating around, that will surely overtake us if we let our systems run down too far, trying to keep up with the hectic pace that is spinning in all directions.

Now, the new moon on January 1, 2014 at 5:15AM has the royal wedding of the sun and la Luna hitching their lights to Hades with Mercury the Messenger (one of the few God’s that Hades will entertain) all having a party in the cave of the underworld, we can expect some depraved thoughts and worse to swallow and entice us, should we ‘break’ our own moral compass and step out of the safety zone of the heart.  Expect some of the most unusual stories to emerge on the big screen, as the theme of what is perverted permeates the celluloid world and begs us to have the conversation about right and wrong and what is LOVE?

With Venus/Aphrodite leading the line- up, as if she is running away, being chased by daemons at 26* of Capricorn, what Pandemonium may ensue or Plutocratic blanket will cover us, perhaps sympathy for Persephone as Hades drags her down for company will lap over our darkened spirits and heart, as our own hearts break under pressure and we all commiserate, there but for the grace of God go I.

Saturn/El, the Lord of the Rings, (structure/hierarchy/establishment) now at 20* of Scorpio, is no longer ready to assist Hades, as their mutual reception has widened we will no longer feel the firm ground beneath us, and floor may seem as it has fallen out from under our feet.  Watch your step, your knees as they buckle under the immense weight of the watery depths of Scorpio, look to the firm anchor you may have created (hopefully) in the home, as only Jupiter/Zeus will support his disloyal father in a trine, yet even he is moving away, as he seems to move backward, stepping deeper into the crab’s clutches, and not wanting to let go of the treasures he has buried there.

And to think, all of this is only the foothills of what is to come, when the end of Janus turning her head like Medusa on January 27th, we can only hope and pray that we are on the right side when she turns her head towards us…

The energy is like pop rocks inside, bursting and buzzing with both anticipation and trepidation…something very big is about to happen…Fasten your seatbelts!

Better take some nice baths with ArcAncient’s ‘Inner Glow’ for the heart:

Happy HolyDays.

 "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pulling Back the Arrow and the Veil

Happy New Moon  eclipse in Sagittarius at 11* on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:23PM EST.

This new moon is in the 5th house, home of Leo the Lion and a Solar house.  Leo is on the cusp of the 2nd house, so we will see a lot about being creative and possessions, and consideration perhaps a generosity regarding how much work/labor must be done, in order to purchase gifts this year.

Leo is a generous sign, he likes to make sure others know he is benevolent, and is flush, so he has the means; however…the new moon is always the occultation of the sun, she stands before him in their marriage, the union of the male and the female, but SHE stands before him.

On the dark side of the moon, our shadow is being illuminated…as the archer sun comes out, he will want to shoot straight to the point.  And he knows the shadow, still he adoringly enlightens and guides.

The sun and the moon form a lovely trine to UR-ANUS (genius/computer savvy/individuality within the group) even as Uranus in Aries is still forming that square from a wider orb to Pluto in Capricorn (Hades/Death/Rebirth/Taxes) so what will be reborn from this formation? What will end?

They are locked in their own epic battle, Pluto/Hades ruling power and the treasures from the deep and OURANOS the Lord over the sky now in Aries, the martial change agent of force, who shares his ruler Mars the planet of war and action with Scorpio now ruled by Pluto.  While UR-Anus perhaps has been content to own the skies even as he was usurped by his son Saturn/EL the Lord of the Rings who locked him out of the inner sanctum, he is still exposing the energy of their opposition that started in 2008.

Change is the order of the day, and in restless Sagittarius, the two major lights are more than happy to energize the new order of things. 

What is it you want to leave behind?  We look to Black Moon Lilith at 4* of Cancer to see we have a T-square in wide formation on this Cardinal axis, and she is who helps to cut away…to leave the old paradigm behind and not play nice within the establishment.

So, even as the moon is planetary body connection to Cancer, we see that Lilith is asking us to make changes regarding the mother and home.  What can you do without?  Can you give something you have to someone who may find something you rarely use as an everyday treasure?

She is supporting Neptune/Poseidon the dissolver and dreamer, as she supports the head of the dragon (the north node) in Scorpio, shaking off the confinements of his recent encounter with Saturn/EL.

It would be good to take in the support of Saturn (Structure and the old establishment/man/father time) in Scorpio (sex/mystery) as he is now in a nice sextile to Venus/Aphrodite in Capricorn, so women you might want to tap into this generosity that can be bestowed upon you, especially if you are willing to give up some sexual magic and mystery…oh and this is also completely ripe for affairs…staying late at the office?  Hubby might just be playing daddy at work, bestowing his power and might…and uh…a few baubles to his little worker…but I am not letting women off the hook either…that little kind word and attention from ‘the other’ might become a bit more than just something that makes you feel attractive…because you just might want to FEEL ATTRACTIVE…WORLDLY…DESIRABLE…SO…what is in the stars is a power-packed love story with all the intrigue and even a little espionage on the world stage.
Prepare now, get that loving in because Venus will be preparing to go retrograde on the 21st of December (yes, just before we all want love on the Holy Days) at 28* of Capricorn...what will she be ashamed of?  Hmmmm?

Especially as Mars/Ares is pushing fast towards his turning the handle to a T-square with Uranus and Pluto (Opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto) we can count our blessings that Jupiter retrograde in Cancer won’t have travelled quite far back enough to form a grand cross for the party, but the energy is all there…Jupiter is expansive and he is opposing Venus right now in Capricorn…expect major events to erupt on the world stage as we near Christmas, the Winter Solstice as a preview of things to come in February and March of next year.  Take notes…

Pulling back the arrow at 11 degrees of Libra, Mars will square this point on New Year’s Eve and Jupiter will be in opposition the first week of February, so we see the time capsule that Neptune will  illuminate on our silver screens and with something heating up the screens as Venus almost makes her way back to the Plutonian degree to kiss and tell.

The sun will move over the Galactic Center (27/28* of Sagittarius) and then proceed to energize the party in Capricorn when he pairs up with Pluto/Hades as we enter the new year…Oh yes, a change is going to come.

For now, enjoy the holiday spirits, the magic that is being poured through the universe in glimpses and shards of truth, as the layers peel back and we get a glimmer of the only thing we need to really know…we all have a shiny bright uniqueness to turn on and light the world.
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