Transiting North Node in Virgo 2015-2017

The North Node enters Virgo on November 12th, crossing paths with Mars exiting Virgo and entering Libra that same day. The South Node joins Retrograde Vesta in Pisces, deepening the emotional introspection that has lately caused so many to feel alienated, cut-off, and confined to their own worlds and imaginings.

Until May 9th of 2017, the focus will be on taking care of business, getting things squared away, finishing what has already started, and clearing the messes that have been made. The True Nodes are approaching their exit of the Aries/Libra axis, temporarily releasing us from the concentrated themes of war and peace, hate and love, give and take, unity and separation. After a bloody war, somebody has to clean up the dead bodies. That’s where Virgo comes in…

Since the North Node entered Libra on February 14th of 2014, relationships both great and small, collective and personal have collapsed, turned inside out, and undergone major reconstructions and revisions. In general, many already married or seriously involved couples divorced, companies crumbled and financial deals went sour. Many of these relationships were based on falsehoods or superficiality and their structures have not stood the tests of time.

Aries’ ruling planet Mars was Retrograde in Libra in the early phase of the North Node in Libra’s transit in 2014. The South Node, also known as the Dragon’s Tail with its Martian emphasis made combative tendencies very difficult to overcome. The South Node conjunct Uranus in Aries heightened the backlash of passive-aggressiveness on a massive scale.

Libra is concerned with justice and equality while Aries wants freedom to act on its own terms. During the North Node’s transit through Libra gay marriage rights shifted dynamically, the reality of widespread brutalities by police officers were brought to the eyes of the public, and the Canadian extramarital affair dating website Ashley Madison was hacked and faced with a class-action lawsuit, exposing the infidelity of thousands of customers.

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With the South Node in Pisces transiting Chiron early 2016, there exists a challenge to heal very old wounds in the self and collective psyche, whether these wounds stem simply from times past, childhood, or miasmic levels. Transiting Neptune later in 2016, long-standing addictions surface, and how they are handled will vary according to each person and situation. Some will experience breakthrough and others will fall deeper into their rabbit hole.

With this nodal influence martyrdom must come to an end and confidence in one’s inner divinity and guiding light reclaimed. Along with Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius we are ready to break free from the shackles of illusion and delusion and to recover a true sense selfhood that has been lost, largely to governmental and religious abuse. The harder life gets, the more we tend to seek out distractions, tranquilizers, and anything to numb us down from the pain. The many ways that we have been persecuted – in this and past lifetimes is to be reckoned with and finally released. Out of the Piscean whirlpool of confusion we are struggling to rise.

Throughout this transit it will become paramount to take the initiative in solving problems and healing ourselves instead of hoping that someone else will come along and fix them and us. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be a proper time and place to ask for help, but that the change comes from within, and external actions to match inner knowing are required for desired results. While Pisces has a lofty dream, it is often the task of Virgo to actualize that dream on the physical plane.

The North Node’s conjunction to Jupiter for a bulk of this transit gives a boost of energy and much-needed optimism to all of our endeavors. The main downside to this pairing is that it could make us more busy than we’d like to be. However, there is so much to do, so little “time” that Jupiter in the picture is a blessing to help us become more effective in our work. It may be very helpful to begin writing a list of goals and intentions for this period and to keep a log of key experiences.

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Lunar Eclipse in Libra 2015

On April 4th, a Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon strikes at 14 degrees of Venus-ruled, beauty loving, and graceful Libra. But we must remember that the seventh sign holds of the scales of justice, and is only ready to take decisive action when all things considered have been carefully weighed. Here we are met with the karmic meter of the zodiac, in opposition to unpredictable Uranus edging out of its last recent full-on square with Pluto in Capricorn. The aftermath of the final exact square between these two that occurred in March might actually be more intense than its seven hits during the past three years. Those who have misbehaved had better hope that the Cosmic Mother, as represented by the “empty” space in Cancer has some mercy on them. It’s that special, if not compromising moment when a person should straighten their act or might as well sell their soul to the devil.

This eclipse takes place amid a fire trine between the Sun in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius, provoking and evoking all forms of passionate expression. As always during eclipses, emotions are running high and currently the expression of anger seems especially taboo and difficult to channel. Contradictions and some degree of confusion is also probable with Retrograde Saturn’s square to Neptune. The feelings coming up strongly are seeking our attention for a reason, and it wouldn’t hurt to sit down and listen to what they’re saying. If anxiety and anger are allowed to fester inside the adrenals can become exhausted, so it might be not only helpful but necessary to find appropriate outlets for them now. This Eclipse conjuncts the lunar nodes that have been moving through the Aries/Libra polarity since February 18th of 2014. Other people definitely need to be taken into consideration because even certain personal acts and decisions will take on obvious consequences for many.

iron fistWishy-washy as Libra may often cause us to be, the Iron Fist In the Velvet Glove is as dangerous now as Edward Scissorhands and is finally ready to call the shots. On the other hand, it may become easier for many of us to cleanse both our bodies and minds from toxicity and experience renewal where we need it most now and in the weeks and months to come. There were significant endings with the Solar Eclipse in Pisces during the Spring Equinox, and if there are lingering contracts that need to be broken, burned, completed, or otherwise altered this is the time. If there was any doubt as to where one stood before, the answer is being made clear.

Not feeling romantic yet, seeing hearts and flowers or bubbling over with joy? Don’t worry…you’re in good company. If you’re lucky enough to be in love, well, wonderful. We’re all being put on alert as to who our allies are as much as becoming aware of our enemies, for those who have remained hidden are now exposed or willingly stepping into view. Accordingly, Libra can be as much of a shit-disturber as peace-maker, for as much as conflict is abhorred sometimes it must be faced and engaged in before clarity, truth, and agreement comes. And when that agreement does not come, the proper balancing action must be decided upon and taken without further delay or hesitation. Negotiations and new agreements might need to replace the old ones.

When it comes to the backward ideas of peace, Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, for example, has come to mean nothing to some people but a twisted glorification for the bombing of the Middle East. So, we can hate our politicians till we’re blue in the face and cry about our victimhood, but we – those of us who still have the so-called privilege of choice are the ones who have forgotten that it’s up to us to stop playing their games. The Libran words we and us seem so attractive and widely misused, and the concept of an autonomous self has become utterly terrifying to many. The irony of our relationship oriented eclipse is pushing us into this greater awareness of selfhood, and what it will take to achieve and preserve its integrity, especially in the face of betrayal.

full-moon-kissThe evolving self must meet the world and engage without losing itself. It must learn proper discernment, and a lot of our social media severely bars its progress. Having a cell phone in hand 24-7 competes with genuine human interaction which is so critical to our ultimate survival and enlightenment at this point.

What are you doing and with who, and why? Do you have a partner in marriage or a partner in crime? How do you relate to yourself? The Universe is both asking and telling. Surprising revelations with regard to who’s in the relationship for thrills, kills, or a sincere desire to share, give and love is off the charts this week and during this full moon eclipse. Be ready for Truth or Dare. At the very least let’s recognize whether we’re acting from a place of love or fear. Yes, much easier said than done.