I came home last night to horrific news from Ferguson, Missouri. Although the news from there has been bad for several days, since the police shot an unarmed African American teen, last night seemed particularly horrific. Finally, I turned off the computer and walked out onto my tiny Bit of Earth, grounded in my Landbase, called the Powers, and Spirits, and Beings of this Place, cast a circle, lit incense, and petitioned Hecate for a change. Hecate is the Goddess of the Crossroads and so much of the injustice and senseless violence in Ferguson was happening at the literal crossroads of that town. And Hecate is the Goddess whose presence brings the conditions that establish the possibility of change. And Ferguson needed a change.
Diotima Mantineia earlier today noted:
the ongoing Uranus in Aries (revolution)- Pluto in Capricorn (entrenched power) square, with Mars (violence) and Saturn (government and authority) in Mars-ruled Scorpio, and how it blew up last night as these aspects were triggered by the Moon moving through Mars’ sign of Aries towards its conjunction with Uranus today. I don’t think we will see resolution until after Mars has moved past its conjunction with Saturn toward the end of the month. In fact,we may well see more violent clashes between police and protesters — and not just in Ferguson.*
Tonight, at least so far, things seem calmer in Ferguson. A different set of police officers have been placed in control and they seem, again, so far, to be working with residents rather than against them. But I take Diotima’s warning to heart and, tonight, I will again light incense to Hecate.
You come, too.