Happy Samhain and Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio!
On October 27th, the New Moon at 4 degrees of Scorpio is exactly opposite of Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. Expect the unexpected if you haven’t already been barraged with surprises this weekend! This could be fun, liberating, stressful or a little bit of everything. There is a deep intensity in all undertakings and emotional exchanges. It’s okay to pause for awhile a few deep breaths…even to take a day off from normal routines to assimilate what is occurring could be beneficial. New beginnings now revolve around emotional ties and emotionally charged endeavors.
With Venus, Pallas Athene and Mercury are clustered together in the later degrees of Scorpio, we are brimming with creative ideas and the urge to break out of old paradigms and limitations whether self-imposed or coming from outside forces. This is very passionate energy that may seek expression with another or through some artistic medium. It may also be directed toward spiritual pursuits.
Mars in Libra forms a square to Saturn which adds to the edginess of this New Moon. Conflicts with authority, elders or family could be issues. For those un-flustered by this influence, the tension between Mars and Saturn may be channeled in more productive ways that help to operate with full awareness and work through obstacles.
Keynotes over the next couple of days include:
- Emotional and physical purification
- Themes around giving and receiving
- Money suddenly going out or coming in
- Importance of establishing boundaries
- The deep urge to transform self and environment
- Need to trust and follow intuitive hunches which are very sharp
The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is
“A Massive Rocky Shore Resist The Pounding Of The Sea”
We are reminded that resistance to change has both positive and negative manifestations. There are those who are shaped by their environment and others who make an impact upon it. Perhaps the best we can do with this period is to seek for stability while the world around us seems to be going crazy. Uranus is the unpredictable element involved and the sweeping changes it brings can help us to break free from ruts.
Jupiter in the late degrees of Sagittarius is drawing closer to the Galactic Center, which will become even more powerful in its influence by mid-November. On December 2nd it will ingress into the sign of Capricorn where it will be transiting for just over a year until December 21st 2020, coinciding with the Solstice.
This long article/short eBook describes in depth the social and political implications of this transit of Jupiter in relation to the South Node, Saturn, Pluto, asteroids Ceres and Pallas, dwarf planet Eris, upcoming eclipses and much more. It also includes major aspects to Jupiter, suggested crystals and flower essences to use during this transit and some fun Jupiter-focused horoscopes through the signs and houses (where your good fortune is found!)
Due to its potent interactions with other planets and celestial bodies, this upcoming transit of Jupiter through Capricorn emphasizes the End of an Epoch and Turning Point to a New Life.
In today’s world we are met with different obstacles than our distant ancestors dealt with. Instead of foraging for our food, looking up at the stars for guidance and learning how to read weather signs we have become increasingly divorced from nature, at the mercy of tightly organized programs and structures. They are supposedly designed for our safety but keep us in slavery.
The sum total of these structures is called bureaucracy. It involves all the internet passwords, piles of paperwork, legal requirements and other red tape targeted at and wrapped around our very consciousness – ultimately to confuse and control us on deeply intrinsic levels.
Reclaim the power of choice that is your birth right. This is the power to choose where to place your focus and what is allowed to permeate your mental and emotional space. It does not necessarily come easily and in most cases must be earned, fought for and defended. But it is your right nonetheless. It is your sovereignty as a being of nature, and of the Divine.
The moon is full at 20 degrees of Aries on October 13th. This is one hell of a fiery, No-b.s. influence, kicking things into high gear. There is a spiritual quality to this Full Moon that is so subtle some may completely miss it. Those who notice have entered what may be termed the cusp of a cosmic rebirth. It involves a call deeper into our souls to access the whole truth of who and what we are, what we value, what we stand for, as well as what we would defend with our very lives.
There are those who support spiritual truth and authenticity and those who would fight against it and try to tear it and us down. Those who would oppose the righteous use their ignorance against them, so it would behoove such folks to recognize that tolerance, like ignorance, is not bliss but the cause of terrible suffering. Sadly, the blind lead the blind, and the ignorant perpetuate their ignorance far and wide until some random trouble-maker, like a bolt of lightning shakes the status quo of stupidity and meaningless violence. If you are sick and tired of lies do not tolerate them. If you despise crime, then expose it. Do not tolerate abuse. Do not tolerate evil in this world. What good does tolerance in this instance do? To inform ourselves and others in compassionate ways is one way to show love and take responsibility for what is being created in our lives.
The Sabian symbol for this moon is “A pugilist enters the ring”. Leading up to this weekend fires have raged (they literally have in California) and battles have been initiated. The Arian warrior theme is full on and aggression is more than just an undertone, it’s a blatant overtone. Every undertaking has had extra force, even urgency behind it. Impatience is at an all-time peak. Remember to breathe. There is so much potency in every thought that it would amaze us to know the extent of the power that just one can wield. Meditation can help to purify the thoughts that do run amok in our minds and so direct them more carefully. Desire and willpower combine in strength and therefore goals stand a much greater chance of being fulfilled than usual. This can be hugely positive or negative depending on who is willing what into manifestation.
The Moon forms an exact square to Pluto and also to Saturn which is 14 degrees of Capricorn. The tension is real. There is some previously hidden business coming to light, and words that long went unspoken now being unleashed. But be careful for those who seem to be seething inside. They are like volcanos who could be ready to explode at any moment, most likely when it is least expected. Mercury in Scorpio goes Retrograde on October 31st but has already entered the pre-shadow phase. Many people are less likely to hold their tongues and what they have to say will be deep and impactful.
The Moon’s opposition involves the Sun in relationship-oriented Libra. It would do well to choose wisely how to engage with others or whether or not they should even be part of the picture anymore. It could be that some ties must be severed because they have become infested for both parties.
Aries’ ruling planet Mars is inconjunct Uranus in Taurus. Nobody wants to take advice or a back seat. Fewer will be willing to wait around for someone else’s help during this period so they are more likely to help themselves. In some cases that is perfect and just what’s needed.
An exact trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius is the precious saving grace, expanding both perceptions and possibilities where none were visible before. This is the time to trust your own instincts above all. They may have been creeping up as those odd hunches you have about so-and-so next door or maybe as the solution to a problem that’s been tumbling around in the back of you head for several weeks. Your intuition may steer you clear of danger or guide you to the situation you have been hoping for. You gotta do what you gotta do, and chances are you’ll do a better job than you or anyone thought you would.
You may wish to revisit the Psychic Self Defense and the Zodiac series or check it out if you haven’t already, beginning with the episode on Aries.
Pluto goes Direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn on October 2nd after being Retrograde since April 24th. This is not necessarily earth-shattering news in and of itself because Pluto goes Retrograde for almost half a year every year. There’s more to the story.
Since April, we have experienced the effects of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto going Retrograde. Now Jupiter and Saturn are Direct while Pluto and the outer planets Uranus and Neptune are Retrograde. However, the key players this year have been Saturn and Pluto, leading up to an exact conjunction that takes place in January of 2020.
Themes currently highlighted:
- The final purge of something unhealthy or troublesome
- Explosive and strong energy that needs the right outlets
- Regaining a sense of power, purpose and momentum
- A radical transformation of some aspect of life (relative to both Saturn and Pluto’s position in a natal chart)
What the Saturn and Pluto conjunction has been indicating is the need for hard work, but not done for its own sake. The demands are for soulful, honest work that holds importance for long range goals and not just immediate results. It has pointed out deep-set problems that need solving before significant progress can be made. In certain individuals it has exposed negligence or the abuse of power. In others it has offered the push to break free from limiting conditions and follow their dreams.
This building conjunction between Saturn and Pluto has been bringing about a metamorphosis where stagnancy once reigned. Like a rocket launched into space, we are now being prepared to move full steam ahead into the great new chapter of life that awaits. Ready, set….go!!!