Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Things are getting interesting around the world. Rainstorms and windy weather seem to be everywhere except in southern California. Volcanoes are erupting all over the globe. This is all in line with the expected uptick in activity since Pluto turned direct on the 23rd. In case you are interested, here is a site where you can see a map of active volcanoes around the world.

This week eclipses are coming, but not this week. The reason I mention this is that events associated with the eclipses can happen anytime from now until November 1. This week we will enter the last Mercury retrograde period for this year and there are a few other aspects that make this an “Oh Boy!” week!

If you read last week’s blog, you know Mercury went into his storm period, or began slowing down to stop and turn, on Friday the 26th. He will station or stop and begin his three-week trip backwards this coming Saturday, October 4th.

I am not someone who is usually affected or even notices much when Mercury is retrograde, but I have to tell you, this one is different! Take my word for it and back up your computers now! I have already seen the “Blue Screen of Death” once this week. I am extremely grateful for a laptop to move to when this old computer finally give up. I am very, very surprised it has hung on as long as it has.

It just might be time to take a communication break anyway, so why not follow Mercury’s lead and give things a rest. Don’t start new things right now but do go back over old ones that need some attention. Remember words that begin with “re” are what you want to be focusing on now. Re-doing, revisiting, re-creating, and relaxing. Remember to RELAX! Annoying communications, travel delays, missed connections and technical problems are an expected part of Mercury retrograde so relaxing will help you deal with what shows up in your life.change-the-only-constant-is-change-demotivational-poster-1287637066.jpg.scaled1000

There are so many things going on in the cosmos this week and you can be sure all of it will have something to add to the retrograde energy.

First up is Venus changing signs. She is leaving Virgo for Libra on Monday, September 29. While in Libra, Venus will use charm to get what she wants. She is very happy to be in a sign she rules. The next three to four weeks will be favorable for partnership, legal issues and all things social including social networking.
Venus is a real mover and shaker this week with quite a few aspects the could cause some difficulties for many of us. One of these is aspects is with Chiron, the wounded healer. This brings us lessons from others especially those we are emotionally close with. You will better be able to know where you are vulnerable.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Venus will square Jupiter. Pleasure is the word for these two days. We want fun, surprises and good things to stimulate and entertain us. Keep in mind that Venus can get carried away sometimes so don’t allow things to get out of hand or come to excess. Avoid any feeling to exaggerate your emotions or expect too much from your relationships.

On October 3, Venus will be quincunx Neptune. If you tend to be a idealist, you may want to pay extra attention to this one. Try staying clear about how things really are, rather than being idealistic. Sometimes our clarity can get distorted and lead to disappointment in our intimate relationships. Of course, our doubts could be real, or a cosmic aspect such as this one can influence them.

Venus will for a semi-square to Saturn on October 3-4. Our self-esteem can take a hit. You will know this one if you find yourself feeling unloved or not getting what you thing you want and deserve. Of course, sometimes what we want and deserve is rooted in ego and the resulting negative actions of others is warranted.

Lastly, on October 3-4, Venus will be parallel Chiron. This is a much easier aspect on our relationships than others might be this week . It could heal some of the damaging influence of Venus’ other aspects. This aspect favors commitment and allows Venus’ love to heal any hurts. Use these couple of days to repair or improve your relationships.

relationshipsFriday will be good day for Venus and any social events to shine. On this day, there will be a lovely trine between the Libra Sun and the Aquarian Moon. This will bring out our humanitarian side and our ability to see all sides of the issues at hand, rather than the opinions that stem from our own beliefs. Speaking of being a humanitarian, it is not too early to get started on your contributions to the many canned food drives that will take place this fall and winter.

This morning when I went to the grocery store Boy Scout troop was handing out a list of items one of our local food banks would like to have. I saved the list to carry in my wallet. When I have extra money, I will pick up a few things to donate.

The end of the week seems to be when most of the sparks fly this week. Not only will Mercury turn retrograde but also there will be a powerful trine aspect between Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries.

Trines are considered favorable, easy aspects. This one is not so easy. Mars is setting fire to Uranus. I would not be surprised if we see something big in the area of weather or earth changes around the end of this week or early next week.

I was about to wind this up when I got an email that tells about mass protests going on in Hong Kong. It seems the people want democracy. The police are responding aggressively but less so, that American police have recently. The article sited Ferguson Missouri in this comparison.

Transformation is in the air and in the cosmos. Roll with it. Embrace it. Relax with it. There is nothing else to do. Now go make this a great week ya’ll!