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We are heading out of the deeply transformative waters of Scorpio and into Sagittarius where we have an opportunity to look at things from an aerial perspective. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter offering us an opportunity to set goals with optimism, to not expect negative outcomes just because we may have experienced a negative outcome in the past. Saturn will remain in Scorpio into December which means that Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn are still in mutual reception (a housing swap) supporting changes and transformations around power and empowerment. Now is a good time to emphasize structures which support our growth and evolution and to make changes to structures, situations, jobs, relationships where we feel trapped or are preventative of growth and evolution.
Stay tuned! <3
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black lives matter, all lives matter, certain structures must shatter, plates clatter, lots of chatter, feet patter, clothes tatter, climbing of the ladder, getting madder, sagittarius season, rhyme and reason, parts of the country are freezing, an emotional season, acts of treason, lots of sneezing, know the history of the nation, jupiter soon will station, winter vacation, peace among your relations, lots of love, hearts, and astrology charts,
The Judgement card has a slightly different meaning depending on which tarot deck you are consulting. I’ve mentioned this before when this card has come up at other times, but traditionally this card refers to “Judgement Day” when souls who have passed will be judged by their “Creator.” Christians add to this interpretation that the “wicked” will be punished and the “good” rewarded. In the Motherpeace deck this card is representative of a “moment of truth” when we are presented with an opportunity to look at ourselves with love and the courage to acknowledge everything we see. In the Tantric Dakini Oracle deck, this card is called “Transformation” and suggests a spiritual awakening. And in Aleister Crowley’s deck the card is called the Aeon and signals a return.
We are once again approaching the Uranus-Pluto square, exact on December 15. There has been lots of talk among astrologers about the Uranus-Pluto Square since it began in June of 2012. This Uranus-Pluto cycle actually began in the mid 60s. At that time Pluto and Uranus were in Virgo, now Pluto is in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. This aspect, in these signs is very much about transforming authority, changing power structures, who holds and wields power, by taking action, by demonstrating our anger and outrage when power is abused. Most of the time in astrology you are given a choice, to work with the planets and stars or to ignore them. The Uranus-Pluto Square is a tool we can use. It supports the power of the individual (Aries) to hold accountable structures of power when and where those systems fail.
When the verdict in the trial of officer Darren Wilson was announced I watched from Colombia. Social media was my only window to how people in the U.S. were responding to and experiencing this event. I’ve noticed on more than one occasion that when injustices occur many people in a position of power or privilege feel it is their duty to determine whether the arguments of those who are being treated unfairly are valid. They think it is their job to judge the situation from their own perspective, which we know is privileged. In high school during a heated discussion about abortion, my friend’s brother, a white, straight man, said, “I don’t still don’t know how I feel about abortion.” I replied, “No one’s asking you how you feel about it, we are asking you to support our right to choose.” I noticed a similar response following the trial of Wilson. There were white people who seemed to think it was important to say things like, “I still don’t know about this particular case, but I do think there is a problem with racism in our criminal justice system…” as if they were being asked to judge the case themselves. Another tactic I’ve observed is a tendency to want to “other” people like Wilson, to emphasize that he is a racist as a way to make it clear that other white people are not racists. I think it is important as a white person not to retreat into the safety of thinking, “Well, I’m not a racist.” Racism is embedded in this country and we have an opportunity not only to work towards dismantling the racism inherent in our judicial system, but also within ourselves. Recent events have served as “a moment of truth” where we can really look at ourselves, as a country and as individuals and have the courage to admit we’ve been wrong. Janee Woods wrote the following piece, “Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder,” which is helpful for white people interested in constructive ways of supporting people of color. Please feel free to post other articles you have found particularly insightful in the comments section Tarotscopes.
(Mississippi Goddamn- Nina Simone)