Hades Moon III: When our darknesses meet
30 May 2009 11 Comments
One of the characteristics of natives with the Hades Moon, Judy Hall notes, is the karmic link to other people with Hades Moons. She provides numerous examples in her book, which point to individual and familial karma.
After I put the book down, I logged in to my astrology software and looked at the charts of my family and close friends, including those with whom the closeness was only short-lived. Should I be surprised that every single one has a Hades Moon? Either with Moon in Scorpio, or with Pluto in (Ptolemic) aspect to the Moon. I didn’t look up the more minor aspects because I didn’t need to. Everyone who is, or was at one time, important to me had a Hades Moon. Given that the moon changes signs every two and a half days or so, this doesn’t feel like simply a series of random coincidences.
As Judy Hall writes in her chapter on the ‘Karmic Moon':
There may be a great deal of ‘between-life’ (or interlife) planning behind an apparently random meeting and the drawing together of a group, or indeed behind an intractable or conflict-prone situation. We draw towards ourselves exactly the people and situations we need in order to both overcome our difficulties in the past and to find ways of maximizing our potential by integrating the lessons of the past into our present life. (198)
My father, who has one of the most painful charts I’ve seen, has a Moon conjunct Pluto, and Sun conjunct Chiron. My mother, like me, has Moon trine Pluto. My brother, whose chart sometimes feels like a mirror image of mine (his Ascendant is my Descendant to the exact degree), has Moon trine Pluto, but in a wider orb. (Judy Hall writes that the power of Pluto in aspect to the Moon is such that its influence may be felt in orbs as wide as 12 degrees.) Needless to say, ‘frivolity’ isn’t a family trait. Even when we love and laugh, we do so with immense intensity. When life gets to us, it gets us in the gut. Every major life experience for each of us individually or as a family feels like a psychic disembowelling.
Does the Hades Moon explain all? Of course not, but it offers a very useful beginning.
Image: Eight of Cups, Rider-Waite tarot deck.