Weekly Horoscopes - Week of february 19th, 2018
This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of an Aries Moon, in the after math of last week’s eclipse. I am writing this ahead of the curb, but I am willing to bet that many things have been shaken and stirred since the last time we spoke.
At the moment I am less concerned with minor transits, last week’s eclipse, the Chinese New Year, and/or the fact that it is “President’s Day” than I am with a conjunction between the centaur Chiron and the asteroid Apophis. In no time at all, both bodies with be hitting the Aries Point, and this is also a point of major interest.
Apophis, AKA Apep, is the known as the Great Serpent, and enemy of the sun god, Ra. In Egyptian mythology the sun was Ra’s royal barge, and it was the god himself who sailed it across the sky from dawn to dusk. At sundown it descended into the underworld. Making its way through the darkness this vessel, along with Ra and the various protector Gods who formed his crew, were continuously attacked by Apophis, whose sole aim was to keep the sun from ever rising again.
If we’ve never heard of such things it’s because Caesar burned down the Library at Alexandria in 48 BC – but, before the Common Era, there were books and texts (The Execration Texts) which contained spells and rituals designed to defeat and destroy the Great Serpent. From my perspective Apophis is the heart of darkness. It is the black hole, or the root of all evil, from which there is no return. Associated with chaos, disorder, death, genocide, and every abomination known to man, both the God, and the asteroid are the enemies of light (Ra), and truth (Ma’at) with no redeeming qualities.
To understand the conjunction between Apophis and Chiron, we need to look at Chiron for a bit. Chiron is the guy who shows up whenever it’s time to confront the primary wound. He is the one who teaches us how to draw the wisdom of the past up through our loins and channel those stories through our hearts, to our minds in ways that allow us to see that the pain that is still stored in our cellular memory is in fact the remedy for the forces that assail us now. In this case, it is the extent to which we can come to terms with the ways in which Apophis has wounded us that we can call upon to get us through the night. Another way of putting it would be to say, “Before we can face the truth, we have to see the light”.
My take on all of this tells me that the sun began to rise, after 13,000 years of darkness, back at the 2012 Winter Solstice. Out of the woods for about six years, truth and light are just beginning to dawn upon us. If what we are facing at the moment appears to be too intense for words, all I can say is this is what happens when the patterns of the past, and what we were led to believe, are exchanged for the truth: waking up to it is no easy chore. If we thought our entrance into the Age of Light would be all rainbows and unicorns we were being naïve. Now that Chiron is here to transmute the darkness, it’s our turn to vanquish Apophis by addressing it in ourselves.
This is bound to be an intense week for all of us, inwardly and outwardly. With Apophis ready to sail over the Aries point, all of mankind will be impacted by an awakening wave that could easily surface as a shock to the entire system. However this goes, I get the feeling that the magic wand of truth and awareness is touching all of us with a level of understanding that, for better or worse, will change things forever.
If you think you need something to get you through the night, rely upon images of Ra, and Ma’at, and Bastet. Ra, and Ma’at are the archetypes of light and truth. As far as Bastet goes? Bastet was the Egyptian cat goddess who used her knife to sever the head of Apophis. Cats have long been known to be the ultimate transmuters of negative energy. If you are a cat person, your cat is the one who will conquer the serpent who lies coiled around the root of all evil and eats away at the Tree of Life. Keep that in mind, if you don’t have a cat, consider taking a trip to the animal shelter, and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.
ARIES: March 21 – April 20
Dealing with ‘the lowest common denominator’ could be a theme. This will show up on any number of levels. It can mean that you’re hanging out with low life’s and scum bags whose ways and means of getting by are impacting your attitude and behavior. It can also indicate that you are interested in ancient history: either academic research, and/or a desire to penetrate your primary issues. Basic physical issues could be part of the scenery as well. Is it time to visit the Dentist? One way or another, the 8-Ball says, it’s time to get to the bottom of things and clean up your act.
TAURUS: April 21 – May 20
In spite of all appearances, you’ve got it made. The efforts of the last few years have turned a corner and readied you for what is to come. I suspect that there will be a changing of the guard. Many of the players who have been there for you are about to be replaced with newcomers who are more suited to the spirit who has had to live through a major personality shift. As the dead wood falls off the wagon, there are bound to be reproaches and accusations of unfairness. Be as kind as you can, but don’t let it get to you. Whether they know it or not, they need this more than you do.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
This is one of those times when whoever, or whatever is messing with your head needs to be put in its place. If it’s about specific individuals, coming out on top will require you to know more about their issues than they do. From the looks of things this won’t be too hard because you are way out in front when it comes to brains, and much more aware all the way around. Being savvy enough to realize that you can’t approach this directly is vital to your success. If this is about being hogtied by other forms of restriction, get centered, hold steady, knowing that this too shall pass.
CANCER: June 21 – July 20
You have finally landed in what appears to be the perfect spot. If you are pinching yourself to see if this is real I wouldn’t be surprised. Whatever it is that has answered your prayers will fulfill them for as long as it takes for the truth to reveal itself. In all situations, the one thing you need to pay attention to are your delusions. If it turns out that you wind up being led down the garden path you won’t wake up and smell the coffee for at least a year. That’s OK. In the meantime, throw your heart into whatever this is about and go whole hog until you get the lesson.
LEO: July 21 – August 20
Putting up with people and their problems is creating limitations that are starting to weigh on you. It’s for sure that you’ve just about had it. Holding your breath until something comes along to change things could be where it’s at right now. If you are well aware that it comes down to an attitude adjustment, you’re not there yet. This is the end result of things that were done out of love. If what you expected to happen, isn’t happening, keep your eye on the fact that somewhere along the way you overlooked the truth. Find your way back to it, and this will heal in a heartbeat.
VIRGO: August 21 – September 20
The idea that everything comes from within is really starting to hit home. At this point you are clear that you’re better off when you mind your own business. With many things weighing on your soul, keeping your focus on the inner planes will support a greater need to pull yourself together all the way around. The daily grind will always be there. Give the Devil his due and retain the better part of your spirit for things that are meaningful and true. As the next 6 months unfold what grows out of this will lay the groundwork for goals that will support you for a long time to come.
LIBRA: September 21 – October 20
The tables have turned on so many levels. If you’re too ‘busy’ to come to terms with this, it would be good if you could slow down long enough to figure out where you stand. When one thing changes, everything changes and the balance in your relationships, and/or your perspective could use a bit of adjustment. There’s no need to go to extremes, but the “Old You” has to catch up with the “New You” and shift enough to rearrange the scenery. Until this happens your current state of affairs will keep knocking its head against the past and the expectations of others.
SCORPIO: October 21 – November 20
You have many things to consider. There is a new course of events coming into play and whether you know it or not, it’s time to switch gears. For many of you, a new location may be in order. Changes in the lives of those closest to you may require this. In other instances this could be about picking up where you left off with goals that fell by the wayside while you got distracted by other people, places, and things. As the details begin to unfold, the bigger part of you needs to step into a bigger pair of shoes and be strong enough to make bold moves when the time is right.
SAGITTARIUS: November 21 – December 20
You need to take a good look at who you’re dealing with. You’re either giving people more credit than they deserve, or you’re totally clueless when it comes to recognizing their true worth. Waking up to the truth will require you to stop lying to yourself about what’s going on. On other fronts there’s a lot to say that you’d do well to take off your rose colored glasses and do some soul searching. It’s easy for you to gloss things over and see what you want to see. In some situations that ability is a gift. At the moment you’d do well to light a candle and pierce the darkness.
CAPRICORN: December 21 - January 20
After wringing your hands over things that were starting to make you wonder if it was time to throw in the towel, someone or something came through and you are out of the woods. At the point where it comes down to failing miserably, or winning the Olympics, the truth about who you are and where your heart lies is what’s on the line. Those of you who are breathing sighs of relief have learned a valuable lesson. What you take from this will be more precious than gold. If you happen to be on the other end of the stick, the lesson is just as valuable, but only if you learn from it.
AQUARIUS: January 21 – February 20
You could be hard pressed to know which way to go. There’s a lot to say that it’s time to fish or cut bait, and just as much pulling you to stick with the program. For the last year or so, things have shifted in ways that call you to reevaluate everything. Whether you know it or not all of your primary issues are up for review. At times like this, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. With that in mind, you’d do well to give every situation more time to simmer, and give people more time for their true colors to show. The tables are turning: this is no time to serve dinner.
PISCES: February 21 – March 20
Things are definitely coming to a head. Knowing how to ride the wave when it’s going over the top is what it comes down to. Dr. Phil can’t help you with this; neither can Oprah. There are no instructions in this neck of the woods, and it is definitely NOT a one size fits all prescription. How you get through the next few weeks will depend on the extent to which you can remain true to yourself in the face of more than one illusion. You can’t put your faith in people whose motives are tainted. This could wipe you out if you keep seeing what you want to see, instead of what’s there.