Full Moon in Pisces: Hos and Housewives

My meditations on the Full Moon this week led me to the book of Hosea in the Bible. Hosea was the prophet who was led to go out, find a prostitute, and marry her. His marriage was to serve as a metaphor for the relationship between Israel and Jehovah. Gomer (a truly unfortunate name) was the lucky (unlucky) woman. There were three children born while they were married. The oldest one was definitely Hosea's, the second one was questionable, and the third was definitely not his (that was the poor child's name: Not Mine). The whole entire book of Hosea is a screed against unfaithful Israel who did Jehovah wrong and how sorry she will be. Especially after Jehovah takes away everything that brings joy and prosperity to her life, forcing her to crawl back to him for forgiveness.

To me, the entire book is summed up in Hosea 8:7. "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. It hath no stalk. The bud shall yield no meal, if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up." That's the King James Version for the Full Dramatic Version of the Law of Cause and Effect.

But what if the book of Hosea was instead the book of Gomer? How would that look from her point of view?

We don't know about Gomer's life because apparently that wasn't important but one thing we know for sure, he knew she was a whore when he married her. Then how realistic was it for him to believe that she would change? Maybe he was the one who sowed the wind and reaped the whirlwind.

Uranus in Taurus can be conceptualized as the free-spirited hippie who finds herself being expected to be a domesticated housewife. Uranus is part of the trine with conservative Saturn and proper Virgo.  The trine seems to indicate that, like Samantha who married Darrin (Bewitched), she's in love. She's making it work but she simply cannot be like the other wives. It's impossible.

The Full Moon is along the Virgo/Pisces axis and one theme of that axis is Perfection. On the Virgo end, there is the search for perfection in the mundane, material world. On the Pisces end, there is the search for perfect alignment with the spiritual, universal realm. The ethereal Pisces Moon seeks to find balance with the grounded Virgo Sun. The question is how it's done.

It is so easy right now to attempt to force others to fit into our preconceived notions of what is right and beautiful and perfect. We believe they are suffering because they don't know how to conform. All they have to do is listen to us. We know what's best for them. When they fail to conform, it would be so easy for us right now to get angry and use every manipulative tactic we know to make them fall in line. And then blame them because they made us do it. We might turn abusive like Hosea and Jehovah or simply take on the role of helping them be "normal" like Darrin. Or we might be trying to "educate" or "improve" them like Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (My Fair Lady). Or we might be completely duplicitous and dangerous like Walter Eberhart, the husband in the Stepford Wives. If we choose to take this road, we're doomed to destroy the very thing we say we love.

However, there is another way. In the spirit of the Pisces Moon, we can just allow. Allow the other to grow and develop and find their own way, in their own way, at their own pace. Allow our perceptions of what is right and proper to expand. That choice may not be as obvious but once it is seen, it's easier to allow and accept right now than to try to force change on the other.

As we integrate all of the changes and upsets of the past eclipse season, let's allow ourselves to be changed by the other. Let's grow together in harmony and joy.


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