This is not really about the ongoing story of Jian Ghomeshi and his sexual proclivities. That story seems to be telling itself. All i can say about him is he should have contacted an astrologer before contacted the P.R. firm. Given what’s going on in his chart penance might be more appropriate than self defense.
Algol is a star way up in the heavens. It has long been considered by astrologers to be the most malefic fixed star in the sky. Algol is the head of the Medusa. That horrendously ugly femal who turns men to stone when they look into her eyes.
When I unpack the story of Medusa what I find is a once powerful, beautiful queen who was defeated and because she is a woman and patriarchy hates powerful women, it was not enough to defeat her. She also was reviled for her so-called unspeakable ugliness and her ability to turn men to stone.
My version of the story says that over time and after much repetition Medusa forgot that she had ever been beautiful. She began to believe in her ugliness which of course increased her malefic qualities. We call this internalized oppression. And so she became the personification of a particular kind of rage – feminine rage: Blind inarticulate rage, powered by fear: Not only fear of the other but also fear that a rage so strong could destroy her as well. And so she didn’t speak or tell the story of how she came to be the kind of woman who turns men to stone.
At the moment, up in the sky, Saturn is opposing Algol. Planets as they journey through the heavens are considered to be the lords of time. They are the heavenly indicators in the ‘As Above’ that suggest what we might learn about the things that are happening for us down here in the ‘So Below’. Saturn’s job is to define; to show the limits. Each and every woman who speaks out about her experience at the hands of a violent, deceitful man has the power to turn the perpetrator to stone. Even better is that speaking out may be the only way to restore the beauty and power to women everywhere who have had this experience.
This is the real story here.
May we keep on speaking Her name until rage becomes justifiable, righteous anger and men and women on this planet find ways to restore love and beauty to all who live here.