Forecast for Wednesday, December 2nd
Cancer Disseminating Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—everything is perspective, and perspective is everything…

Sparknotes.com writes, that “poison is not intrinsically evil, but is instead a natural substance made lethal by human hands… poison symbolizes society’s humanly tendency to poison good things and make them fatal…”

Poison is everywhere. As is pain, darkness, and shadow… and collateral beauty.

❝In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I’ve told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.❞
——Janet Fitch

It was from the mouth of Mithridates VI, the king of Pontus and Armenia Minor, born in 134 BCE, who uttered a phrase which has evolved into what we would modernly understand as: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… his kingly pride inspired him to consume poison on a daily basis to prevent his own assassination.

His royal home was stocked, it has been stated, “with stingray spines, toxic mushrooms, scorpions, mineral poisons, and a poisonous plant–filled garden… he was so unpoisonable that after his son took over his kingdom and he faced execution, he couldn’t even commit suicide by poison!—he begged a guard to stab him to death.”

Further, “the king’s actual recipe for the antidote is nowhere to be found, [though] versions began to circulate after his death, and they became synonymous with the king himself… compounds with lengthy and expensive ingredient lists prevailed, including iris, cardamom, anise, frankincense, myrrh, ginger, and saffron…” if anything, those concocting their own versions of this antidote were at the very least endowed with luxuriously smelling breath.

❝I mean, I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else.❞
——Vladimir Nabokov

Poisons are everywhere…

Once again, it’s that time of month when the thoughts and ideas turn into feelings and emotions, that time of month when the lunarly energies shift from Gemini to Cancer, that time of month when logic leaves us to the provocations of preference, or projection, or poisonous pangs of personal precision… a touch of sentimentality—or memories long gone—these may leave you a bit chilly or otherwise defensive…

Or seemingly defenseless.

Today’s lunarly square to Chiron at 5° Aries could provoke a need to protect yourself in some capacity, particularly emotionally, however a trine to Venus could imply that spiritual salve or an actual antidote would be available to you within whatever provocation is being endured or experienced; that whatever pain you’re preparing for or processing could be necessary for the growth you’re needing to embrace, or are currently learning to embrace.

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera speaks of this moon being a moon when we protect ourselves, a moon when we reexamine the thickness and necessary guarding of our internal walls… or, in other words, today may offer you the most brutally gentle reminder toward your own efforts in personal accountability—as Kaldera suggests, “to check and see [if these walls are] really still needed… and if they are not, determine whether they’re in good working order and not full of holes.”

❝For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself.❞
——Henry David Thoreau

A lunarly connection to Uranus at 7° Taurus, however, could inspire necessary assimilations toward your walls of defense, and offer feelings of blessing, and universalist compassions… as Carl Jung has offered, “your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart…” however bruised or tender it may feel.

Poison is everywhere. As is pain, darkness, and shadow… and collateral beauty.

Yet poison is made lethal by human hands, much like how the heart weighs heavily upon the directions of pulled strings—it is how you decide to harbor these poisons that is essential, and imperative—it is what you decide to do with these poisonous feelings and emotions within yourself that matters.

Even if you aren’t willing, or working toward making logical sense of your feelings at this point, it is necessary that you confront the emotional logic of that which does not kill you… and contend yourself to that which benefits you, rewards you, or supports you over that which poisons you, hurts you, or threatens you.

Opportunity is literally everywhere, if your awareness is prepared for it… Nature assures us daily that there is a solution for everything—if you’re willing to allow for it.

❝Live or die, but don’t poison everything.❞
——Anne Sexton

Kang MD, L. and Nate Pedersen. “Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything.” Workmen Publishing; ©2017.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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