Down and dirty

With this erotically charged Moon, her nightdress shimmers in the last vestiges of the waning cycle. It is just two nights before she is to restore herself and renew the waxing of his glory.  The New Moon awaits.  What went wrong with this scenario?

The Moon Goddess was distracted on 19 April, 2012.  She was quindecile Saturn. Obsessed by the Time Lord, she tilted her windmill and sent Pluto offside. Hell’s sulphuric odour indicates that something’s ‘on the nose’. Things were definitely askew in the heavens on this night.

Kore could feel the Mars energy propelling her towards destiny, even as she innocently frolicked in the fields of her family’s estate. Her mother Demeter and Aunt Athene were busy taking tea.

Meanwhile, Venus was feeling unloved. She sat filing her nails as Mars’ energy was focused elsewhere.  She felt her power of seduction had lost its appeal and looked around for a distraction to allay any possible fears in that regard.

The planets were in alignment for her it seems, or so she thought, as the God Pluto entered her line of sight.  This was a rare occurrence indeed, as Pluto’s realm was usually the Underworld and the flames of Hell – far removed from the celestial light of Mount Olympus.  Assuming that she was the object of his desire, Venus was extremely put-out when Pluto didn’t even give her a glance.  She must be slipping. Could Pluto be oblivious to her sexual appeal?

Our Love Goddess mused for a few moments before coming to the realisation that it wasn’t just Pluto. No one had been paying her much attention of late.  This just would not do, so she whistled up her son Cupid to gather his quiver and arrows. There was work to be done.

Venus’ intent may have been to bring desire back onto the agenda when she instructed Cupid to do her bidding, however shooting an arrow straight into the God’s heart was not the best choice Venus might have made.  She could have had a tad more consideration for the consequences, as it turned out.

Not only was it a bad choice, it was also poor timing for our Goddess Venus, as Pluto was not heading towards her when the arrow struck home.  Wounded in the heart, the son of Saturn momentarily lost control of his steeds, his chariot veered out into the fields and his sight fell upon Kore, our innocent maiden.

Love at first sight…

Smitten, Pluto (remember he is also known as Hades) swooped and stole the maiden, so swiftly that no one heard her cry. It mattered not to him that she was an innocent. Cupid’s arrow had done its job.

Hades stole Kore away to the Underworld, to Hell and there she remained in bondage until he made her his bride, renaming her Persephone, Queen of the Underworld.

Kore’s mother, foiled by the change of name, spent many long years grieving for her much loved daughter. The Earth suffered many, many seasons of drought and famine  before Demeter was to discover where her daughter was imprisoned.

Venus has a lot to answer for, in the realm of the gods.

When we refer to the astrology wheel of 11.55pm on 19 April, 2012, it is no surprise when we see the planet Venus is peregrine / un-aspected by any planets. She has wandered aimlessly in the heavens and certainly got into trouble that night.

Looking further into the unknown, we turn our attention to the astrological perspective, another realm of Pluto’s. In the heavens, the Moon square Pluto creates an environment where an evening could be truly, madly and deeply romantic, however the emotional fragility could also easily freeze-over in an instant if someone tries to dominate, manipulate or control the other. The Moon square Pluto is extremely sensitive to seething undercurrents in a domestic situation.

With a childhood history such as a Saturn retrograde, where a boy learned to bury these feelings, the environment is such that the man could explode volcano-like with an excess of childish emotions.  The tension generated by the square in this Hades Moon is fraught with danger and an individual could feel compelled to purge their long suppressed rage and emotions.

This purge could bring an individual an overwhelming jouissance, a sense of power, which would result in what only they could perceive, as a successful outcome.

How this purge is expressed is the question here.  I am certain there wasn’t a paintbrush and easel at hand for a creative therapeutic outcome. I wonder, did the bondage of the realm of Hades appeal?

Looking heavenwards, we also see that the Moon is quindecile Saturn (retrograde) in real-time, which can only reveal a compulsive, obsessive, totally out of control need to be in charge of the situation, to be Numero Uno. A mirror perhaps of a boy-child’s own Saturn retrograde experience.

The memories of that childhood frustration would be flooding into his mind and this is further compounded by the Sun backing up the Moon – both wants and needs focussed on Father Time.  This has got to be a double-edged sword, a double whammy if this childhood emotional wound has not been addressed.

The pressure cooker is building with the volcanic plug in danger of blowing.

Further afield Mars is opposite Neptune, which possibly indicates that sexual inadequacy fears also may come into the picture.  With all this rage going on, we would not be the least bit surprised if sexual tensions were being expressed as well. The frustration would be unbearable.

Mars is square the nodes and we know what that indicates on this occasion – mother is not there for the boy-child.

Not wanting to make matters worse, I am compelled to keep my eyes heavenwards and note that Jupiter is quindecile the midheaven.  Yet another obsessive, compulsive agenda is at hand.

When we see/hear Jupiter in this situation, this is nothing less than a reward being demanded – “I deserve this reward.  I must have it and it must be very, very big. Only the very best will do.”  There is a need for reward far greater than any realistic expectation (it’s a quindecile remember).  This could also be interpreted as a release of sexual energy in order to break the tension.

This is not going to eventuate given the Sun has the last word. The Sun is at the lowest point in the wheel at the Nadir and in opposition to this Jupiter quindecile.  There is no way this man is going to be rewarded, not by anyone outside of himself nor by himself.

The Sun is opposite Saturn retrograde.

He must explode or he will implode.

Saturn, as the grim reaper has entered the room. Metaphorically, Death is to be his companion, however coward that he is, he kills ‘the other’ instead of taking his own life by exiting stage left..