Vesta in Taurus – Opus

Originally Published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

 

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek”  – Joseph Cambell

Vesta ingress to Taurus? Get your shit together. Like, seriously, get your shit together. All of the planets, minor and major, are preparing us for the catastrophe that is the Grand Cross. It’s only a few months away, people, and Vesta is whipping us into shape.

You need to dedicate yourself to putting the pieces together and getting your weapons in line for the coming storm. The reason you are not seeing the message, seeing what you need to do next, is because you aren’t disciplining your craft. You need to funnel this Saggo energy (thanks Mars). Yeah, it’s kinda hard because Saggo makes us erratic and all over the fucking place. I get it. But if you can put the Taurus blinders on and charge full speed ahead – dedicated as a motherfucker to hit X marks the spot – you will be duly rewarded. You will get the seed planted that you need before the spring hits.

Sometimes, when we are talented at getting through life on little else but our wits, we forget that we could climb so much higher if we just practiced our craft more often. Look, we’ve got this insane energy coming in from Mars, so channel that shit. Yeah, sorry to say, THIS IS A TEST. This is a sort of “initiatory rite.” Yeah, you might have the talent to actually settle yourself into a plan – and even a good plan – but do you have the guts to actually carry it out?

For those of you who work ritual: If you are working with Vesta, make sure that she is the final energy invoked in your ritual as she represents the highest ideal. She needs us to keep our divine fire pure – “the purity of heart.” Keep what you believe is your highest duty as just that. Don’t muddle it with bullshit. Keep your integrity. Priestesses of Vesta who dirtied their purity were buried alive… Morbid as it may sound, this is a direct metaphor for your life right now. Keep your inner flame pure. Don’t let it burn out. Now is NOT the time. Seriously, are you afraid of your dreams? Stop being a coward. Get out there. Your greatest fear is also your greatest desire. Imagine that nugget of love inside of you, that thing you call you biggest passion, being taken away by the eroding waters of time. You do not want that. Poise your intentions toward what really matters to you – what you find to be your DUTY in this lifetime, and you will get through this like the fucking warrior you are.

 

Juno Retrograde in Scorpio – Forlorn

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

 

“Only when we know our solitude to be different from our loneliness
can we be whole enough to honor another’s place.” 
– Tyriel of Rune Secrets

What do I know about Juno?  Mostly that she had to deal with Jupiter’s drunk ass (sorry, celestial daddy, please send money, k thanks xD).  So what’s the lesson, Juno?  What are you trying to say to us in this retrograde you are making through lustful Scorpio?

We’re holding ourselves back from happiness.  It’s true.  You may try and fight me on that one, but that simple statement is the truth.  The lesson continues, and the stars seem to be expressing an urgent message to REALIZE what resources you have been given.  Please see what you have before it is taken or leaves.  Are you afraid that it wont be perfect?  Unfortunately, the idea of perfection is exactly what is holding us back from the REAL GOOD stuff.

What makes us great, what sets us a part from the pack, is the ability to utilize the world as a tool to get what we want.  Scorpio asks us – what do you DESIRE?  And once Scorpio desires something, she doesn’t let go until she has it.  Internalize.  Retrogrades are retreats within.  Knowing what you want is as simple as meditating, listening to the expressions of your heart.

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.”  – Nietzsche

Shut your brain off.  What does that bastard beating in the center of your chest have to say – in it’s own language?  Now make a plan.  You’re going to get exactly what you want, you just need to get rid of all of the bullshit you pretend to want.  Yes, all the things that are really meaningless to you.  Yes, all the people who you pretend to have a good time with.  Yes, all of the career milestones you are doing for everyone else’s sake.  Dig deep, and don’t you dare lie to yourself.