|Hold On by Shan Sheehan, CCL|
'If I cannot bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell' -Virgil
Fair warning y'all- It's a dredge moon. Anything and everything that you thought that you were done with and over is fair game right now- It all can rise to the top, just like cream or pond scum. No, you will not have control over what comes up and when, but you are in control of how you react to it. You can choose to surf the waves or let them drag you down- And im sorry to say that more often than not, they will pull you under. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as you will in fact resurface- In the underworld. That's right heroes and heretics, we're heading back to Hell!
At least we know the territory. That is very much the feel of this- we've become almost jaded to this trip, with how often we have gone in and out of it in the last few years. This trip would have killed us not two years ago, but now? Now we look forward to it, a chance to learn new lessons and catch up with old friends (or enemies, depending on your friends!). I'd also like to note that Pluto is nearly done with his sojourn in Cap (and so is Uranus, with Aries! When they connect in late Taurus-Cap, moving into Gemini-Aqua? LORDT IT WILL BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD), sure he still has a few years to go, but we have definitely hit our stride with it, and it is on the downswing. That's not to say that our biggest fight isn't ahead of us, however... (more on that when we hit Aries season!)
SUN- Knight of pentacles
MOON- 7 of pentacles
MERCURY- 4 of Swords
VENUS- Ace of Wands
MARS- 4 of Pentacles
JUPITER- Queen of Cups
SATURN- Page of Wands
URANUS- 4 of Cups
NEPTUNE- The StarPLUTO- 2 of Cups
The past few days have been a dream. We are hearing a sort of rumbling ahead, like a waterfall, calling us into the gaping maw of a larger body of water. The tributaries of Aquarius are leading us into the collective will of Pisces. The gods have turned away. Either something has a hold of their attention, or they are waiting to see what we can do without their guidance. I get a sense of an opening in the sky overhead, reminding us that we are the manifesters of everything around us. We have chosen this. We have manifested this destiny that is throttling our way. Piscean Neptunian energy is here, and Virgo's Mercurial energy is making this a time of many messages (the fish themselves are a symbol of the messenger). Pay attention. People will say things at just the perfect moment. Don’t hesitate to act on their insights. This is dream time. We are all connected to each other – just like the two Piscean fishes are forever connected to one another.
The Sun and Moon- Alright, so this is a terrible configuration. I loathe it, this entire chart. None of the planets are speaking to each other, and nothing is getting done. Each is serving their own interests instead of uniting towards a common goal. However, there really isn't any enmity in this chart- They are all just off doing their own thing, preoccupied with their own goals and motivations. Gamers will recognize it as a grand trading quest- where each NPC has something that another NPC wants, and fulfilling all of their separate desires gives you what you need to progress to the next step, and the next, and so on until you reach your goal; whether that be the end of a quest, an amazing endgame weapon, or something of that nature. No matter what, its worth it in the end, even if its a pain and involves a lot of backtracking.
Morrigan Says: For the Sun in Pisces, I pulled the Knight of Pentacles. This isn't a very happy card for Pisces, but it is a steadfast card for the sun. You have to get to work right now, but you also have to meld this work with the dreams of Pisces or else you will become bored and stagnant. This knight gives us the energy and determination to accomplish our goals, but learn his lesson and whistle while you work. Thank our lucky stars for this influence or all of this zany creative fire would get lost without some sort of structure to move us along. What we can count on is the constant vision, THE SUN, the thing we aspire to become, to lead the way. This knight also represents restlessness and accidental overlookings. Let yourself be restless with your lot in life. Flow like a river into your dreams. You honestly have all of the abilities you need so quit wasting them on working for bullshit. If you MUST work for bullshit in order to manifest your dreams, find a way to bring that Pisces creativity into your work. Each task, no matter how repetitive it may seem, is actually a brand new opportunity. Don’t overlook inspiration because of repetition. Look at things a little differently. Inspiration can come in the weirdest ways - even just using an object in a slightly different way while doing the same task. This card tells us to work, but don't be so rigid that you kill your dreams while working. Work FOR something. Manifest destiny. For the full moon in Virgo, I pulled the 7 of pentacles. I heard some weird stuff about butterflies recently. Apparently caterpillars become absolute goo within their cocoon before they turn into beautiful, majestic insects. It may seem like you’re buried - unmoving - at the moment, with only darkness on the periphery, but you are about to come into your destiny. The moon is in Virgo, the harvester, and the 7 of pentacles card is represented by Taurus in Saturn. The wyrm caterpillar has no friggin clue that it's about to transform. Nor do we. The phoenix must face its fears and become totally consumed by the fire, settled to ashes, before it rises again. This is a time of manifestation. Your garden is about to bloom, and the moment that it blooms will bring a strange sort of confusion to you. What am I to do with this now? Do I have the strength to actually harvest this opportunity or will I panic and let the fruit rot? You CANNOT fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death. Do you want your opportunities (and in turn you) to live, or to die? Let's fucking do this (as the goddess of victory, Nike, so swiftly put it haha). This card urges us to fight our way through the cocoon. Without the birthing struggle – without this forceful action training it’s body – the butterfly does not have the strength to fly. There is no victory without DO.
Mercury and Neptune- Good, finally a bit of cohesion- and who better to collaborate than the two rulers of this lunation? So... why doesn't this make me feel any better? Why does it feel like its almost more detrimental to have them working in sync? Well, for starters, they couldn't be more different- Night and day is an understatement to the amount that these two do not get along. One represents clarity, the other confusion; one sees the forest while the other gets lost in the trees. This play of opposites will need to be rectified within you, as you are going to feel like you are being pulled apart by the constant distractions continually vying for your attention. Ignore the side quests and stick to the main story for now- You need to get through this quagmire. Besides, you've been playing for weeks and your roommates are starting to get concerned with your hygiene habits. Bust out those Taurus tunnel vision goggles and plow through your objectives- keep a list that you can cross things off of (Virgo has a fetish for lists) and just get to work!
Morrigan Says: For Mercury in Aquarius, I pulled the 4 of Swords. The god Mercury carries with him the caduceus; a rod with two snakes entwined around it. This is the same symbol that we see representing the field of medicine in modern day. With the caduceus, Mercury could heal the sick, bring the dead to life, and, in turn, kill the living. The 4 of Swords is about healing, and it's about focus. In this card, a man lies sleeping with 3 swords above him and one sword below him. He is concentrated on only one thing in particular, and putting the other items to rest. Put away your distractions and funnel your energy into that one thing that is going to heal you - what you're passionate about. If you do this, you will be blessed with the strength and fortitude to continue this fight. A focused Mercury is a happy Mercury, and with it positioned so closely to Venus, we know it craving to get to work on something we actually value. Be still, let things flow like water, and flashes of insight will come faster than you can even keep up with them. The man sleeping in this card also gives me a flash of insight – you will receive messages in your dreams. Also, your words may not be your own. Like the sleeping man in this card, our linguistic world is tied up in the collective right now. This means that anything you create, with this meditative state in mind, will resonate at a heart level with all of those around you. Holy crap, for Neptune in Pisces I pulled the Star Card. A strange thing happened as I pulled this card. I saw it, for an instant, in my mind's eye before I flipped the card around. Shit is psychic right now, and perhaps, in turning away, the gods have graciously given us some of their powers. We were created in their image, and deep down, we all know how to use these strange, wyrd Piscean abilities. This card really is all about the wyrd - the threads that connect everything in the universe. The spider that pulls it all together, hour glass on her thorax, waiting patiently in time for us to finally see the big picture. This is the flickering of hope, brushing insight that we see out of the corner of our eye. It is the way out of the thick forest we have relentlessly been fighting through. Seriously, follow your insights. All of the cards are pretty much SCREAMING for you to get moving and DO something. You will be bestowed with the tools needed to accomplish your task if you can just start following the star dancing, waving her hands before you. There is Piscean inspiration like WOAH going on right now. Neptune is offering to quench our spiritual thirsts, and there is a fresh slate sort of renewal feeling going on. NOW GO! Give Venus and Neptune something beautiful to look at. They will grant you Victory for the gracious offering from this rare opportunity. You must have faith in the cosmos, and you must trust in your vision of your destiny. If you don't, it truly will never have the opportunity to manifest. How can you ever manifest your higher self if you remain stagnant in your current form? There is no TRY, only DO, as Yoda would say. Neptune gives us the ability to see beyond the illusion of the present with soft whisperings from the void. I have been telling you to pay attention to your dreams, and now that message is more urgent than ever. Communications are potent. Neptune is active and has us in her watery embrace, breathing life back into us when we thought we were left for dead by the absence of the other gods. She teaches us that everything is an eye-llusion (reality is merely Clay for us all to mold), so manifest the world that speaks to you. The fish are messengers, and they primarily whisper their ancient, collective insight in the one place we can all meet minds - the dream realm.
Venus- Ugh. With everything going on right now, the LAST thing you need distracting you is romance. Well, this is right about when Venus loves to fuck us over- and right on cue she comes in with a horde of undead loves, marching in to a cadence of Taylor Swift's greatest hits. You guys know what to do- Don't lose focus or get distracted. Do not engage any of them, bust out your machete and lop off the head of any one of them that dares to get too close (figuratively. The Astrogeek does not condone decapitation, however he does acknowledge that it would be an extremely effective and satisfying way to solve his relationship woes). Keep moving on from these hoes, you have nothing to gain by retreading this old ground.
Morrigan Says: For Venus in Aquarius, I pulled the Ace of Wands. Aces always mean "YES," and there is no saying "NO" to this fiery inspiration coming from the goddess of love. There is a lot of newness and passion in this combination. Aquarius is all about innovation and progress, and the ace of wands is all about striking a new match - lighting new fires and going after your dreams. If you have been thinking about starting a new project, this is the time! A torch has been lit over our love life, and this could mean one of two things: you are seeing things you didn't want to see but now have to (and this will be painful and full of drinking, thanks Pisces), OR you are finally seeing things you couldn't see and it's WONDERFUL. Illumination of truth doesn’t guarantee truths you will like, but at least now you know and can act from that knowledge and move forward. So yeah, whatever was in the dark has now come out to play. There will be a love for all things creative and new - all things strange and exciting - so just go with it. This is the perfect time to pair up Venus and Mercury, as they are both in this bold sign of originality. Find YOUR OWN voice and SING YOUR SONG. Do it now before Aries comes along and leaves you in the dust. This is your time to prepare to grab the coming sun signs by the horns. Also, you might be presented with some kinky, out of the blue sexual offerings right now, and with this particular ace, I would say DEFINITELY go with it. Adventures ahead! After being in Debby Downer Capricorn for a bit, Venus is finally coming into a sexually fired position. Do what comes to mind, and you won’t be disappointed with the reaction.
Mars- I love Mars. I really do. The only time I have ever hated him was when he was busy saving my life during the epic retrograde in Virgo circa 09. He always has my back and is my ultimate cosmic bro. It seems the outer planets share in my love for him, as he is the nexus of just about all of the deep space activity right now. As such, he is getting a heavy boost, and is the driving force behind this lunation- The only one who is going to be able to get you out of this merde is YOU. Your effort, your ambition, and your desire to get out are the only ways to get to where you want to be. What you put in now is all you are getting back out, so fight on, young prince of Ayodhya!
Morrigan Says: For Mars in Scorpio, I pulled the 4 of Pentacles. Jesus, this is a possessive card, and in a possessive sign none the less. You’re hoarding your energy, hoarding what is yours, hoarding your sexuality even though Venus is giving you the big thumbs up “YAAAAS DO EET”. Maybe you're afraid to lose what “little energy” you imagine you have. You won’t be able to jump into this raging current if you are moping around the edge of the tributaries. Don't let this fear block your vision. Don't let the material, physical world keep you from what you know is your destiny. Once you get started, once you can bust out of that box, your energy will be like a locomotive. Honestly, the hardest part will be your first step. Strike while this iron is hot. There is a way out, and huddling with your things and chosen comforts in your den is not going to be that way. You need to get your energy out there. You need to mingle. You need to share ideas and share your material possessions, or you're just going to be stuck worshiping idols in your pillow fort until you are old and regretful. Take the risk. No one is ever sorry that they took a risk from the heart, only that they never made a move.
Jupiter- I'm almost growing bored with this one. I've never looked forward to a Libra transit so much in my life. Jupiter in Virgo has been surprisingly petty in action, and not for a greater reason- It's just so that he can be petty and show his dominance. It serves no purpose other than his own whims. There is a lot brewing under the surface, both for him and for you- Beware those you surround yourself with, betrayal could come from any angle. You could also just be jumping at shadows, and further alienate yourself from those who seek nothing but your best. Unfortunately until/unless it happens, there is no way to truly no for sure, and it is NOT always better to be safe than sorry under these stars.
Morrigan Says: For Jupiter in Virgo, I pulled the Queen of Cups. There is a lot of emotional transformation going on right now, and an overall emotional maturity is sweeping the collective. What are your dreams, baby? Where do you want to soar to? Our ideals are coming out to play big time right now. You may see people talking more and more about big picture ideas, destiny, fate, universal connection. This queen is a poet and a dreamer, and she will reflect your soul in your environment. With Jupiter and the Moon crossing paths (and this Pisces sun), our emotional life is exploding right now – this is truly a time of raging rivers taking us to places whether we like it or not. The feels are intense, and the expansion from Jupiter in the Queen of Cups will leave us tingling in the chest. Your emotions are funneling from the depths of your soul right now. What you feel is truly from the deepest parts of your unconscious. This is the perfect time to create art as your symbolic mind is craving for any method to express itself. The Queen of Cups is fair and honest, so pay extra attention to what others are trying to express to you right now. They can't help but speak to you from a place of no inhibitions - as hard as they try and fight this feeling, things will leak through. Intentions can’t be masked as well as we think they are. Grab these bits and pieces, and put them in your cup. Drink up the inspiration around you. This Queen is an empath, and she is lending us her powers this moon. For those of you who are already very empathic, prepare for some Bene Gesserit abilities. The emotional expansion is REAL.
Saturn, Uranus and Pluto- Seriously? Out of all of the planets, the only ones to get together and work toward a common aim is these three? Fine, whatever: I'm not even shocked anymore. The least probable course of events is pretty much guaranteed in these times. Even more surprising is their aim (which is actually your aim, but hey)- the goal of everything that you are doing, the struggle you are in and the moves that you are making, is so that you are ready and in a position for true, real love; a real relationship and a fulfilling connection to another person, yourself, the universe, what have you. Since we are still going with the Super Sayian label for this energy, figure this as the fusion arc- Two immensely powerful warriors find that they are not enough on their own, and must put aside their considerable differences to combine their insane strength and become a single being, more powerful than either of them could ever become on their own. It is not an easy task, and there are many hurdles to clear before they get there. Ring any bells? However you package it, it is coming, and even if you aren't consciously aware of it, that is exactly your motivation. And the cold, unfeeling outer planets want to make it happen for you. Gods help us all.
Morrigan Says: For Saturn in Saggo, I pulled the Page of Wands. Saturn is at our creative service. This page takes control of his own creative destiny. It truly is manifest destiny time, and Saturn, the god of control, is giving us some leeway. As I said earlier, it seems that the gods have suspended their gaze and are allowing us to build fervently, with an unshakable momentum. Please take this open door chance and don't put it to waste. Punishments won’t be as severe. You may see a lot of showmanship right now. People will be running around like peacocks, fluttering their creative feathers and (sometimes, for most people, inflated and delusional) senses of destiny. This page of wands likes to have fun. She is playful, charming, free-spirited and ready for an adventure. Don't let her down. If you decide to play along, you will be duly rewarded. Saturn in a playful mood is truly a rare thing! Those who don't try will be the real pessimists during this time. Those who do try will see that Saturn is on their side - destiny is truly on their side - and that things WILL come into fruition. No. That things ARE coming into fruition. The signs are everywhere. We are truly on the precipice of a great waterfall, so follow your urges. Listen. Your instincts, your subconscious, are leading the way. Follow this Page of Wands even if she appears a little flighty. She is our true form – pure creative potential - and she has the keys to the fairy realm. For Uranus in Aries, I pulled the 4 of Cups. Uranus is restless and bored. What the hell are you doing, day in and day out, doing the same old fucking shit? You have been still and gestating long enough. The spring is coming, and this god of the sky is sick of sitting still. He is trine Saturn and sending us flashes of insight on our destiny. Yes. Those things you see are real and they are coming from the other side. Act on them. You are seeing through the looking glass that is the 4 of Cups. It is the perfect time to scry our futures. This card really urges you to start doing something or you will miss your opportunity. Unfortunately, because of over thinking, the majority of us are going to miss these rare opportunities presented to us right now. Don't be one of them. We are a rare breed and we rise to all occasions, so use that Aries in Uranus energy and act on your gut hunches. At first, because of the water-mirror like effect of this card, you won’t know where the hell it's all leading you to. It’s like a labyrinth of mirrors. Just keep running and feeling out ahead of yourself as you go. After a spontaneous turn based on these hunches somewhere along the line, it's all going to hit you like a pound of bricks. No species knows what the hell it is doing when it is evolving over the centuries, and in a less macro, more micro sense, your life evolves in a very similar fashion. Chaos, ironically, fuels evolution. And this giant god of Chaos is restless for some change. The man depicted in this card is unwilling to get up from his spot until he has figured it all out and has a solid plan. Fuck the plan. Think on your feet or you will be left with the scraps and crying over the fact that someone else has seized your idea. No one will be there to lift you out of the water when the flood comes. Get to higher ground now. For Pluto in Capricorn, I pulled the 2 of Cups. Relationships are transforming us, and we are transforming our relationships. In Pluto in Capricorn fashion, destroy the relationships in your life that are giving you shaky foundations. It may be painful at first. Hell, it WILL be painful at first, but you will come into a new-found, drunken freedom from doing so. There is a lot of dead weight around, but there are also inspiring people around (and intuitively, you KNOW who these people are) who are going to truly help us grow in this new creative endeavor we are taking on. Join with people. Work together with your tribe. This crazy inspiration we are getting - this destiny I keep talking about - it's about all of us, not just you. The people in your life are there for a reason. The Norse believed in a concept called the wyrd; there is no such thing as coincidence. We were all put together for a reason. Your tribe and you are alchemically changing each other right now, and truly, these friendships are a match made in heaven. Now GO, find out why the hell these people are in your life. Ask questions. Meld.