Once upon a time in Ancient Egypt when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris‘s death, Set gouged out Horus’s left eye. The majority of the eye was restored by either Hathor or Thoth (with the last portion possibly being supplied magically). When Horus’s eye was recovered, he offered it to his father, Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life. Hence, the eye of Horus was often used to symbolise sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection. In Ancient Egypt, the right eye was associated with Ra (the Sun), while the left eye was associated with the Moon and Thoth.
Did you know that Jupiter contains an Eye of Horus on its surface? Ok, so the NASA images are probably CGI because we all know they’re a sketchy organization, but the symbolism with this is major.
Jupiter is the planet of spirituality. It traditionally ruled over Pisces & Sagittarius. Sagittarius spiritualizes our life, and rest assured that the house Jupiter rules is where your greatest lessons in life will be learned. Jupiter is the planet of belief, philosophy, luck, and abundance.
When Horus only had his right eye, he was weak and powerless. His left eye was ruled by the Moon & Mercury- both planets ruling over the mind. It was not until his left eye was restored that he regained full power and sight.
Set was the god of chaos and him stealing the left eye of Horus- god of the sky, was symbolic of recklessness and passion superseding spirit. This is an important lesson. When we are too logical (Sun) and rational, we harden and lack empathy. It’s only when we bring in the Moon (emotions and thoughts) that we can “see” things beyond their facade.
This lunation illuminates the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. The Full Moon is culminating in the final fire sign of the zodiac. We are ready to get going but we need the intellectual power of Gemini in order for us to know where we need to go. Remember, the Eye of Horus ws ruled by both the Moon & Mercury.
The Eye sees only what the mind is ready to comprehend.- Henri Bergson
In the myth, it was Hathor who able to restore most of Horus’ eye. Hathor is the Egyptian version of Venus. The Moon is conjunct the star Antares which is the heart of the Scorpion. Venus is in Cancer during this lunation suggesting that we need to love the journey we are on even if we don’t know where we are going to end up.
Jupiter is the ruler of this Full Moon and is retrograde in Scorpio which is all about accepting our shortcomings, failures, and shadows as lessons to be learned.
Jupiter and Neptune are trine Venus in Cancer suggesting that love is what will help us to trust the journey we are on.
Moon is sextile Mars in Aquarius which helps us to walk our own individual journey without feeling guilty.
Moon trine the North Node in Leo is giving us a push to pursue our love.
Sun sextile the North Node in Leo shows that we know what is waiting for us but we are trying to rationalize it.
Open Your Eyes
Envision what it is you most need in your life. Are you an injured Horus, looking at your life in an overly harsh and critical way? Or are you looking at your life in an overly emotional and distorted way? Or perhaps you are blind, refusing to look at your situation. If you find yourself in either extreme, use the loving magic of Hathor to heal your life. Get out of the Gemini-Sun polarity by talking about what you want to do, and go ahead and envision it and pursue it. As Aleister Crowley once said
“Oh how superior is the one eye of Horus to the mouth of Isis.”