Chiron Direct in Pisces – Medicine Man

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

“Men have healed me. Men have wounded me. One man healed me by wounding me.” – Kate McGahan

Effective date:  December 1st, 2016- July 1st 2017

Ugh, all this muck.  How deep did you bury it?  Your dread, that is.  Dig dig dig, but it’ll still come up and the punishments will continue until you learn.  The only reason these situations keep growing is because you let them.  We must act with bravery.  When we lack trust in our body, it begins to fail us.   When we stomp on our chi and give up, making a scratch into a mortal wound, we essentially hand our environment our life.  “I do not want to take care of this” is analogous to “I do not want to be here.”  Just like if we ignore our physical wounds, they will lead to our death, if we ignore our psychological wounds, they will lead to the death of passion (fire suit).

We all have them, these fissures in our reflection that we attempt to mask with various glamouring techniques.  We run away from any chance we receive to directly look at our wounds and examine them, which would naturally lead to our understanding of them.  We fear to look at that which we do not understand, because, well, we have been burnt pretty fucking badly in the past.  Do we not realize what we have learned from the experience of being burnt? We fear acting because it may lead to more hurt and pain; trading progress for temporary comfort.  We fear asking for help because that would leave us vulnerable and exposed.  How will we come back from the “shame” of having someone see us like that?  We do not realize that shame comes from the false idea that perfection comes without trials and that there can be no understanding between two individuals about pain.  So we trust no one to go past a certain point.  We block people who could help us heal because we fear they will take that chance to hurt us even deeper than we have already been hurt.  We end up handing out our own sentence to a prison cell of mind.  Unfortunately for us, our non-action will lead to our demise anyway.  The bravery of making a decision to trust is the decision that may save you.

The cards are telling me that the fire element is the way out of the current karmic wounds you may be dealing with.  Fire cleanses; nothing can escape it.  It strips everything down to ash, and all you need to ignite it is a bit of friction and a continuous flow of air.  Breathe and go.  It is the only way out – unbridled passion galloping toward an expansive vision.  Yes, you may get burnt again, but remember that fire is in turn cleansing false beliefs inside of you if you are brave enough to continue looking at the thing that has “damaged” you.  There is a lesson there…  Look for it closely, as that which creates the wound also creates the salve.

During this transit we will be forced to act upon the very wounds we fear the most.  I know, it’s demoralizing to realize that we have just cleared off the first layer of grime.  But if you want to try to find peace, you must know how to find it in the midst of war.  We will always be meeting a force of opposition in a world that manifests in the plural.  Our challenge is to learn the necessity of the pain.  Why was it necessary for you to be inflicted the way you were inflicted?  How has it propelled you to heal the way you heal others?  Retrograde Chiron season allowed you to see the patterns of your poisonous cycles.  It’s now time to act on what you have learned with confidence.  Don’t let a ghost called fear take away your solid ground because, in the end, it cannot do a damn thing to you.  Everything moves in cycles.  Everything has seasons, and we must learn that joy comes again.   Even to places we thought would forever be shrouded in darkness.  Root yourself so that you may emerge as a perennial.


Juno in Sagittarius – Unleashed

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

“Life is a journey, Frannie darling,” Feagan had once told me. “Choose well those with whom you travel.” – Lorraine Heath, Surrender to the Devil

Effective Date- November 6th 2016- February 3rd, 2017

Phew, time to make our way out of the fucking underworld when it comes to relationships.  
7 of Wands right off the bat.  Scorpio really did a number on our Queen Bee (not to be confused with Queen Beyonce, although “Lemonade” was definitely Juno inspired).  In the sign of the Scorpion for the majority of 2016, she forced us to see the unmasked face of our relationships (in the most manipulative of ways, of course – she loves a mind game).  We found out how important it is to share deep values, and we learned how tremendous of an alchemical transformation love and partnership bring to us.  Juno has now clawed her way out of Scorpio; fallen Queen no more and ready to tackle her destiny.  In Saggo, she is adventurous and daring, and she is ready to be reckless in order to go the distance for love.

For those of you who might not be aware, Juno, the “soulmate” asteroid, rules over commitment, our idea of the “perfect partner,” how we deal with jealousy, marriage, how we choose partners, manipulation and sacrifice.  During this particular transit, Juno will conjunct the New Moon in Sagittarius and eventually run into Daddy Saturn, who is instrumental with karmic cycles (and who is currently hovering at around 17 degrees Sagittarius).

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, who is king of expansion and opportunity.  Has a door opened for you?  Have the pieces all lined up, and you’re finally able to leave the place that has had you chained for so long?  So there’s another thing – Juno will be mixing energies with her husband, Jupiter.  Ace of Wands.  That means there is alchemy in the air, darlings, and they sky is the limit.  This is a very sexy placement for Juno because she gets to learn a very important lesson; freedom and commitment can go hand in hand.  We are ready to be with those that give us passion – vision – fire, and essentially make serious musings on our personal philosophies on partnership.  It seems this transit has a lot of heavy karma attached to it, and as Juno gets closer to Saturn – our relationship choices we made in it’s earlier degrees will receive the scrutiny of Saturn.  With Uranus in Aries, this transit begs for you to make a radical choice in love and relationships – something powered by your highest ideals.  So yeah, either fucking do the thing or get beat down by Saturn pretty soon after.  Essentially Juno is demanding some bravery right now.  Can you muster it?

Oh but she’ll reward you so sweetly!  For those of us who follow our intuition (The Moon), we will be blessed with a sexy breath of fresh air coming into our love lives.  She will ignite passion.  If you can work with this energy instead of working against it, it will give you the right arrangements for an adventurous, exhilarating romantic life.  Spontenuity will become quite the thing during this transit.  Expect grand romantic gestures (mmm).  This transit also suggests a lot of getting up and going out and actually doing shit together.  Long distance trips?  I also see a lot of positive energy for those of you in long distance relationships.

Funny that this minor planet will conjunct the New Moon and I also pulled The Moon card in this reading.  This must mean pay very close attention to the events surrounding that New Moon that pertain to Juno related energy.  She is an indication of a lot of unconscious forces at work – things ancient and out of our control.  It is also a sign of extreme transformation, and the Ace of Wands appearing like a match in the middle of the reading sets everything into a glorious blaze.  Aces mean YES, which gives us another degree of affirmation and urgency to this energy.  We just can’t wait.  It’s so fucking exciting.  Are we there yet?  Whatever has come for us, it will light things on fire if we are willing – brave enough – to give of ourselves, wholly, as the fuel.  Get out there, make your moves, and trust your intuition, says The Moon, you are receiving ripples from the future.