High diddle diddle,
The Cat and the Fiddle,
The Cow jump’d over the Moon,
The little dog laugh’d to see such Craft,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
Looking over the aspects of Friday’s New Moon in Scorpio, with a stellium of planets below the horizon, one is reminded of this ancient nursery rhyme.
Nursery rhymes have a checkered past, containing a mix of whimsy, sly innuendos of the scandals past, and political satire. In the case of the above verse, while many have tried to peg a meaning on it, no one explanation fits the bill.
In the spirit of whimsy one might see a lost quatrain of Nostradamus, with obscure references and veiled astrological clues that fits the positions of the planets in the sky on November 5.
Venus in retrograde motion has certainly jumped over the moon as the moon slid into its present position. Venus in her past lives spent a good deal of time as the goddess Astarte, who wore the headdress of a bull to demonstrate her authority over civilization. So here the image of the cow jumping over the moon holds up as an astrological symbol.
Well then, where is the little dog? Maybe it is Sirius, the dog star, the brightest “fixed star” which at 14 degrees Cancer, is trine the Sun and the Moon at 11 to 13 degrees of Scorpio. At 9:14 EDT the dog star briefly touches the Part of Fortune. With this easy exchange of energy, it can be said the dog star is “laughing” at the situation.
What then is the cat and the fiddle? We’ll have to stretch an analogy here, but this might fit Saturn in Libra. One can imagine the glyph of Saturn as a cat with its tail straight up and her back arched. The glyph of Libra one can imagine as a lyre.
The great disc, the Sun appears to be “running away” following Mercury, which does have a curious spoon like appearance.
Who is say then that this nursery rhyme wasn’t one astrologer’s attempt to describe the sky as she or he looked up and while musing softly sang “Hey diddle, diddle.” With all that Scorpio there, we might never know.
For the week ahead:
Aries—Full speed ahead, Ram as Mars fuels your activities. There is no stopping you now.
Taurus—It seems like other people have what you want. Rather than dwell on this, form your own plans for fulfillment.
Gemini—Strange as it seems, your work or career provides a great sense of accomplishment. Don’t take your work relationship for granted.
Cancer—If you peel back enough layers you’ll find the reason for your recent sense of dissatisfaction. Are you read for such introspection?
Leo—Gear up to move full speed on an important project. The window of opportunity is short. Do not be distracted by the machinations of others.
Virgo—A little alone time wouldn’t hurt you right now. In fact it just might help you sort through some issues.
Libra—You think your lover’s quirks are adorable. Other people think they are annoying. (They are.) You’ll have to use your consider diplomatic skills to smooth over the situation.
Scorpio—The new moon in your sign signals new opportunities in just about every area of your life. However, to take advantage of them you’ll have to let go of some old ideas.
Sagittarius—You are all dressed up and have nowhere to go. Worse yet, no one is taking your calls. Maybe there is stuff you should be doing at home.
Capricorn—Nagging but minor health issues are a sign that you are unhappy about a certain situation. Deal with the situation and you’ll feel better. Promise.
Aquarius—The opens with a some new opportunities, but you need to move quick at the beginning of the week to take advantage of them.
Pisces—A Friday night tryst or gathering brings you in contact with some important or interesting people, so don’t stay home, even if you are feeling a little punky! The rest of the week get as much sleep as you can.
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