Weekly insights into the stars
In traditional astrology Mars is known as “the lesser malefic” while Saturn is known as “the greater malefic”. Scary titles but we don’t have to associate them with the stuff of nightmares. Their job is either to screw things up or to show us where the work is needed. Here are the challenges and effort of life.
At a universal or personal level look out for turning points that carry the hallmarks of Jupiter, such as rethinks or replanning anything in connection to travel, overseas or at a distance, moving, education or legal concerns.
Also don’t bite off more than you can chew, especially as “over the top” Jupiter is making the semi square to sensible Saturn.
Calvin Coolidge (b 4 July 1872) was a staunch supporter of racial equality and women’s rights. Maybe someone should remind The Supreme Court of this fact. I nominate Amanda Gorman for the job … in her powerful poem delivered in her now trademark punchy, “listen to me” style she echoes everything I said last week about power, control and patriarchy. She is Lilith and Pallas come to life, with her 1st House Lilith and Pallas conjunct her Descendant.
The relevance of Lilith at the moment is that she’s in Cancer and will be conjunct this week’s New Moon. In terms of meaning what we need to know is that Lilith is the she-demon, Adam’s first wife, banished from the Garden of Eden for not complying with and obeying her husband. In astrology Dark Moon Lilith symbolizes feminine rebellion, unrepressed sexuality and the refusal to take the subservient role.
So the Summer Solstice is the Longest Day and the turning point to start the journey towards the Winter Solstice, the Shortest Day. This is possibly the closest the Sun ever gets to any kind of retrograde symbolism. In terms of the as above, so below principle pay close attention to any kind of turning point of your own and also find some stillness.