The south node of the Moon is inching towards Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Dense, icy, deep in the otherworld, this is a time of knowing the eerie strangeness that exists in other realms of reality. This is the knowing that there is far deeper and bizarre thoughts buried in the human psyche than most will ever dare utter. This is the things taboo and unrequited. The desires left unspoken, except perhaps between bedsheets at twilight hours. The power of persistence along our path to structure and transformation is being activated- both on a grand social scale, and personally.
All of this colored by the energy of the Goat Queen, Queen of pentacles, the horned goddess- Capricorn. What are the unspoken yet painfully obvious ambitions of humanity at this time? What are those of government and the polytricksters? We have the ability to see these things materialize, and spiritualize before our eyes. To see deep into the true motivations of others actions. To spiritualize is to make un-manifest by extracting the core essence. This is not disempowering, but making that power a super power, a spiritual power. We must put in extra effort to bring awareness to these powers, as they can get out of control.
This alignment is signaling that old forms of traditions, rules, structures, power, control and shadow be released in the sign of Capricorn, and balanced in the archetype of Cancer. Shadows of Capricorn can be a cold and objective attitude towards change, prone to seek authority, criticize without sensitivity and seek perfection, hierarchy and command.
Right now we have the opportunity to transform the deep psychological underpinnings and underlying structures of our society that place goals, ambitions and maintaining the status-quo above family, emotional health and personal needs.
The nodes are always asking to find a middle point- the center here is balance between tribal culture and the larger structures that allow the very important responsible actions of society to provide a world where all of our needs can be met. If you think this is ridiculous, just know, it is already happening more fluidly in Europe and Scandinavian countries where the people have access to healthcare, childcare, paid vacation time and lower work hours. Studies show that people are much happier in these countries than in the US.
Gathering what is useful from the realms of Capricorn can mean digging deep into our traditions to find what is integritous and practical, honoring the wisdom that can only ripen with eldership. These energies are being married with a Cancerian image for the future. A world where children are honored as the future you. Armed with truth, guidance, positive examples and proper initiations to prepare them for the journey ahead.
Imagine society built on trust, emotional connection, sharing and gift-economy as a source of true social security and unconditional love? Imagine if you had been given such an opportunity for unity within your own being and with the tribe you were born into as a child?
How do we actively engage with these energies?
Luckily, we have the Sun in the sign of Aries to boost our courage and confidence to scout out these new ways that are available to us. If our society doesn’t run on rule-driving, authority power and hierarchy in an imbalanced way then what does it run on? Sink into the potential of the abundance available through egalitarian community and gift economy.
The North Node in Cancer is beckoning us towards our local communities in the form of our family- chosen and biological, our neighbors, our house-mates, tribal gathering around the dinner table, feasting together, giving and receiving emotional connection. This is where the sacred contracts are formed to support one another’s goals and dreams holistically. This is where we find the connections we need, both emotionally and practically to make the dream a reality.
At the center of community is the home. Is the role of the mother and home still disempowered in your current world-view? How do you feel in your home? How do others feel? Have we lost the home as a center for community gathers and respite for those seeking solace? The nurturing embrace of someone who is happy to just sit with you until you finish crying. Who is happy to see you and hear about your day. Who has an incredible meal and the time to share it with you. Maybe we can make more time for these things this month.
We can seek to honor plans to gather together to celebrate the great markers of the year like the Equinox, Full Moons, Solstices or other holidays. Open your home to others more and partake in the giving that others offer you. This is the heart of culture. Be a part of festivals, parties, celebrations and traditional events where we raise vibrations in joyful energy together, giving tremendous power to manifestations. We can harness these through conscious gatherings with clear intentions that feel good in our minds, bodies and spirits.
Power to the People,
Artwork: R.M. Kavanagh- Reflections