Herbal Tarot Reading: December 2017
We're closing out the year with some heavy hitting and heavily hit masculine energy. We've got Sagittarius, Jupiter/Zeus and Saturn/Cronus. Some energy is of integrity, but much of it is not. December will clean house for the New Year and you'll be surprised at all the ways Existence will clean you up that you have yet to manage for yourself!
Additionally, I make the mistake of thinking that Saturn in the Roman Pantheon is Hades in the Greek Pantheon. Saturn is actually Cronus, the sun/son of Uranus and Gaea. Saturn/Cronus led his brothers and sisters, the Titans, in a revolt against their father and he became the King of the Gods. Saturn/Cronus is, appropriately then, the father of Jupiter/Zeus. THE disciplinarian. So when I am speaking about Hades, I should really be speaking about how Saturn/Cronus is looked at as the overbearing, mean and task making father of Jupiter/Zeus.
Saturn/Cronus has never been well loved in mythology or astrology, probably the regicide meets patricide is a reason for that (King-slayer), but obviously this archetype plays a very important role in the idea of humxns, leadership, humxnity, power, violence, responsibility and the dominant or domineering masculine.
(Concern/Obstacle or Opportunity/Advantage or Aversion)