The big event here is a Retrograde Station of asteroid Lachesis (Lak’-e-sis) on 28 April. The Mythological Lachesis was one of the three Fates, the one who measured the span of a Life. I’m guessing you’ve recently been busy revising your estimates of how long you may Live.
In this Shadow Period (the span of a Retrogradation) between 22 Sagittarius and 4 Capricorn that lasts until early August, Lachesis backs over Quaoar (Law-Giver), Pholus (Responsibility), the Galactic Center (Headquarters) and Ixion (Abandoned Genius). It’s already crossed them once, and it will cross them thrice before we’re done. The first crossing is called a “Can-Opener” because it often opens a Can of Worms you hadn’t been thinking about.
- The Lachesis-Ixion Can-Opener occurred on 27 February. We were probably looking at Limitations in our Lives and Wondering how to Overcome them.
- The Lachesis-Pholus Can-Opener happened on 11 March, and was probably about Realizations that we can no longer ignore certain Self-Sabotaging elements in our approach to Life.
- The Lachesis-Quaoar Can-Opener was 18 March. That was probably about revising our estimations of how long we can Survive on this Planet – collectively and individually – without extreme Changes to our Lifestyle and to our basic attitude toward the Soul of the Planet,
Check your journals. The involvement of the Galactic Center makes these reconsiderations a great deal more consequential than they otherwise would be. This section of the Zodiac – the end of Sagittarius – has been lit up strongly for several years, and not by accident. This is the Scorpio zone (“Duad” in astrologuese) of Sagittarius, and the message is very clearly
What is it that I need to Let Go of, but which I’m clinging to so tightly?
It’s past time, Change is afoot, and your old approach won’t work any more, no matter how well it’s served you over the years. Ask yourself that question, and reconsider the answer you’ve already rejected. Or, if that’s not clear as a bell, omit the question mark and make it a Wondering, surrendering the question to your Intuition. That’s a better approach anyway.
The Bottom Line is that it IS possible for us to reboot our Civilizations. But we have to Listen to what’s really going on instead of gripping our Denial, we need to be Proactive about the Changes we need to make, and we need to Respect one another’s Unique Contributions, Trusting that their Intuition is correct for them, no matter how dumb it looks to us. We look just as dumb to them, and ALL Contributions are necessary.
We could easily encounter major Ego Deaths here. Remember to translate “It feels like I’m DYING!” to “It feels like I’M dying.” We cannot differentiate between “us” and our Ego – Ego Are Us. So of course an Ego Death feels like a Physical Death. But you’ll have thousands of Ego Deaths for every Physical Death, and the faster you can recognize that happening, the sooner you can begin constructively building a new Ego. They aren’t optional.
When we talk about Ego we aren’t talking about being Selfish or Self-Absorbed. We’re talking about our basic Survival Instinct. We need enough Selfishness and Self-Absorption to keep ourself Safe, and to make sure that we always see ourselves as Worthy of Safety and Survival. Those are critical distinctions; whenever you sense any Unworthiness in yourself around Safety and Survival, it’s a red flag to get Selfish and Self-Absorbed. It’s not optional.
Lachesis has been within one Degree of its Station – in other words, basically Standing Still and therefore Strong – since 10 April. If you aren’t a different person now than you were on 9 April, you will be soon. Take it as an Opportunity.
Mercury is also turning Retrograde on 28 April. It backs over asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs), giving us the opportunity to become Aware of our Limiting Beliefs. Awareness is a prerequisite to Change. Mercury’s Shadow Period is 15-24 Taurus and 28 April-22 May. This section of Taurus (Scorpio through Aquarius Duads) is about re-examining what we’ve been Creating, and adapting it to the Good of All. We can no longer afford Competition, lest we All go down fighting with one another. Everything we do must now be Collaborative, and directed toward Sustainability.