Asperitus Casting Runes...
Salutations, you devious stings-in-the-tail! We left you last time with much of the past put behind you, a dwindling but nonetheless distinctive trail of body bags, embezzlements, bankruptcies and reckless pleasures that makes us think a scorpion has passed this way before. You were preparing to ascend the pulpit to begin a new life in the ministry.
Your conversion to the paths of devotion was due, of course, to the relentless suffering inflicted by odious and inexorable Saturn as he moved into insufferable Cancer and your solar ninth house. For you, a predictable gravitation to a place of power where you can cast your influence upon the lives of others! For the rest of us, alas! And on that doom-laden note, here are the vile and bitter prognostications for jittery July.
Unspeakable is the gathering of planets in wretched Cancer as the month begins. Thus your career is on the rise. You preach your first sermon and your glittering mesmeric powers bring the lesser beings of the world to fawn around you, fall at your feet and offer the usual services to win favour. You take a consort to make you just that little bit more unattainable and thus assure yourself of being even more desirable.
By the Full Moon in Capricorn, you have your own shows on radio and television and several of the greater publishing houses are engaged in a serious bidding war for the rights to your first book. You have several talented underlings confined in your cellar and writing it as we speak. Venus the goddess clashes with Chiron the wounded healer and the mass of ignorant men and women (the entire human race really) flocks to your services for the miraculous healings you alone can give. Mercury the messenger clashes with nasty Neptune and you style yourself a saviour and mother/father of your flock to the great acclaim of all.
Of course, the adulation goes to your head (as it normally does) and, as the great Sol Invicti moves into Leo and your solar tenth house, you found a spiritual movement and expand the scale of your operations. Come the New Moon in Leo while Venus the goddess resides there as well, you form a charitable organization and employ sweetly spoken, well-dressed folk to collect money for a worthy cause. This will be 'three-legged llamas' or 'save the baboon' or 'singing classes for third world dolphins' or something of the inane ilk that generally salves the conscience of a complacent and overpaid middle class. In reality, the cause will be none other than you, little stings-in-the-tail.
As mighty Mars turns retrograde in Pisces, you begin secretly harvesting your flock for sexual partners, spending money wildly and drinking to excess. Mercury the messenger enters Virgo and you gather acolytes for the inner sanctum of your church. You begin by teaching them some interesting postures that will excite their ability to prophesy, eventually.
If all this is beginning to sound sickeningly familiar (as everything does to me), remember that it is an alarming tendency of the fixed sign (you) to repeat the actions of the past in the belief you will get a different result in the future. Will you? You'll have to click here next month and see.
Aries, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Scales
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Aquarius, the Water Bearer
Pisces, the Fishes