Sun in Libra through October 23 ((7:23am) highlights the desire to regain footing in close relationships in order to maintain balance and harmony. We can all agree that it is impossible to truly know another which is an important thing to recognize when we are trying to figure out our relationships in these times of turmoil. Perceptions are different based on experiences, many of which we know nothing about, even in our most intimate partnerships. The impending Venus retrograde will remind us of what we deem important and to what extent we are willing to protect our position or valuables.
Venus, the ruler of Libra, turns retrograde on October 5 (Scorpio 10˚) until November 16 (Libra 25˚). Although it does not officially begin until 10/5, we have been under the influence of it's shadow most of September - in other words, the area it will be retrograding back over for almost six weeks. This emphasizes the contrast between our inner and outer worlds and how well balanced the relationship between the two is as we live our daily lives based on our values. It will be necessary to work on restraint and integration over this retrograde period in order to RE evaluate relationships on their core merit and not the way we want them to be. Scorpio (when operating from a lower vibration) desires control and has the tendency towards manipulating circumstances or information in order to get it. (We all have Scorpio somewhere in our natal chart.) This is a cautionary period reminding us not to try to push others into something they may not be ready to do or, ourselves, for that matter.
Venus rules over love, relationships, financial situations and the things we value. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto representing intensity and the urge for transformation and rebirth. It also presides over the darker realms of what is suppressed, secrets, obsessions, addictions, sexuality and Kundalini energy. Memories and unfinished agreements may come back to haunt you!
Jupiter has been transiting the sign of Scorpio since October 2017 and is completing its journey the first week of November (right near US elections). It will be ingressing into Sagittarius, the sign it rules, on November 9. It will remain there for a year inviting us to open new doorways to opportunities through higher education, travel, and philosophical visions. It can call into question long held beliefs and stretch our minds to think outside the proverbial box. Imagination will be a key force to expansion and blessings.
As we come to the completion of our lessions around Jupiter in Scorpio this month, the mantra below may help us in moving forward. These simple words of surrender will help us to to let go of what no longer serves our highest good - primarily pain, anger and resentment around that pain and those that we feel caused it.
is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as correction, with the synonyms manage or supervise, and the antonym careless. "To put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up make orderly or neat, administer, superintend, supervise, manage, edit, work carefully or neatly; to make ready, as canoemen preparing to catch a wave."
Please forgive me
I love you
Pluto and Saturn, both in the sign of Capricorn, have been working on a very deep level to restructure humanity. We have all been going through some process of dismantling "structures" in our personal life especially in those areas that have been neglected or no longer serve our highest good. It is important when we are knee deep in the middle of it, to remind ourselves that change is inevitible and necessary in order to evolve. Globally, nationally and personally, the current process has been an arduous and painful process of uncovering patriarchial suppression and the trauma we carry in our souls. We all share in these deeply wounded parts of humanity that must be brought out into the open so that we can begin to repair some of the damage and heal.
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac making up a lunar month. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time right after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign in sequential order. These periods can last for seconds, minutes or even a day or two. During the periods when there is a Void of Course Moon, we can feel scattered, disconnected and without direction. It is generally best to avoid important decisions, signing documents or beginning new projects and better to stick to routine.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.