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This post represents a milestone for me. My first post on ‘Indigo 2 Crystal’ was on July 9, 2011. The first astrology post was not until September 27, 2012. It became a weekly blog beginning a few weeks later and exactly six years ago today on October 21, 2012. I’ve taken a week or two off almost every year to get a break and recharge.
Recently, I missed two weeks in a row due to traveling and a bad storm. While I did manage to squeak out a partial report last week, I am pleased this week to begin my sixth year with a regular full week report. Of course, I owe you, my readers, a huge amount of gratitude for sticking with me each week. I would have probably given up a long time ago without you. I appreciate you more than you know.
This week’s report begins with Sun at 28 degrees Libra and Venus at 5 degrees Scorpio, both opposing Uranus in Taurus. Libra is an air sign, Scorpio is a water sign and Taurus is an earth sign. A planet’s energy is very strong in the end degrees of a sign. This may or may not be a recipe for some interesting weather.
The Sun’s energy, our identity, and ego is giving us its last hoorah of peace, harmony, and balance. It is also asking us to look at our relationships again. Venus in Scorpio is also asking us to look at relationships but with more of a transformative flare. Some relationships won’t last, others will shift in some way or even grow. Overall, this energy is taking us to the depths to examine what we really want from them.
Let’s not forget that Venus also deals with finances. I would advise against impulse buying this week. Instead, our time and money might be better spent taking a hard look at the budget and paying off debt. Money is definitely a major theme this week.
The upcoming Full Moon takes place in the 2nd house of money and personal possessions, and the 8th house of other people’s money. The opens the door for not only personal financial challenges but I will not be surprised if there are global changes also. This is the sort of energy that makes or breaks fortunes. But don’t get in a twist about it. Instead, imagine what you want your finances to look like and go with that. You might not manifest the piles of cash you might like but you certainly will manifest all that you need.
Perhaps the important thing is to come to terms with what you really, truly need. We all want more and better things, but it that what the Universe wants for you? If you are beating your head against the wall trying to make money on a project that is costing more than it is making, perhaps this is a message from the universe that you already have what you need, or that you are not doing what you are destined to do. Wealth and fame may not be in the plan for you. Finding happiness with what you have (even if that is nothing) is.
Sun energy is strong this week and Tuesday he enters Scorpio. People born under this sign have a mind of their own. This energy is intense and even those born under other signs might feel as if we have to go full throttle into our life’s work for the next four weeks. We are also at the end of a Mercury-Neptune trine that began about the 14th. It might cause some misunderstandings in our communications today but will be over tomorrow and just in time for the Full Moon energy to take prominence.
Most of us will want to use this Sun in Scorpio energy in the best way possible. I know it might sound intimidating but this energy actually offers us a chance to embrace the transformation that is trying to burst forth, do some good shadow work, and ultimately move forward in life. Again, I want to say that relationships of all kinds are going to be a big part of this. Pay attention to what you hook your wagon too, both personally and professionally.
This will be a very powerful Full Moon in Taurus with an additional double Sun-Venus and Moon-Uranus conjunction.
Taurus is an earth sign and usually considered to be both stable and grounding This Full Moon is anything but. The Moon will conjunct Uranus and the Sun will oppose Uranus beginning the day before. The addition of the Uranus in Capricorn energy to both Sun and Moon can and will cause quite a stir with the powers that be. If there is some aspect of your life you want to change fast, this might be an excellent time to make your move.
Expect restlessness, lots of nervous energy, and of course the sort of change the Uranus is famous for. If change is your thing then this Moon is for you but it also could be pretty disruptive for many of us. How much this might affects an individual depends on a person’s natal chart. For me, this puts Uranus in square aspect to my natal Sun. Oh. Boy! I will do well to keep my thoughts to myself this week.
The brightest side of this Uranus-Moon conjunction is that it will provide us with insights into the themes of change. Pay attention to your gut instincts and don’t second guess. If you are like me, you have found that the first gut instinct is usually the right one. This will be a time where we will want to be radical and act fast. We will be well advised to not allow discouraging words or disapproval from others get in our way. Just go with your gut.
Again, relationships are a large part of this week, but when Venus or Uranus is involved, you really have little choice but to examine them closely. Uranus is about our relationship to the larger community and the world, and Venus is about our personal relationships and finances. This will be a great time to put our important relationships under a microscope and decide if they are tying us down or keeping us stuck, or helping us and leading us through our personal evolution.
If you feel torn between social tradition and a new, compassionate way of being, it could be time to cut ties with whatever is holding you back. We are on the edge of a new paradigm and a shift in consciousness is leading our way into 5-D.
This week is probably going to be intense news-wise. Besides the strong themes of relationships, finances, and change, we must keep in mind that Uranus will also be a prominent energetic player. Beside fast change, he rules weather-related events, airplanes, satellites, explosions, group actions such as coups, and all things of an unexpected nature in the world.
This is all part of the evolution of man, the shift in conscientiousness, and the new paradigm. You are free to rebel and fight against. You have free choice. But if you choose the path of Love and compassion, you choose the universal path.
This week has a lot of challenges but we can make it a good one if we know what to expect. Remember to be kind, smile, and lend a hand to someone in need when you can. Winter is coming or already here in many places. If you knit, crochet, or sew, there are plenty of kids and adults that could use a warm hat, scarf, or gloves. If you aren’t skilled this way, why not buy some warm items to donate to the homeless shelter or a church drive. Acts of kindness toward others make your heart sing.
Items made by Rick Sigler, Kernersville, NC, for some chilly kids.