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Here we are at the end of October! Another year will soon end and a new one begins. Halloween is Tuesday and the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. There is still a lot of astrology left in this year so let’s see what is ahead this week besides beautifully colored leaves and cooler temperatures.
Recently there has been so much to talk about that I have skipped discussing the aspect pattern that is influencing us right now. A Thor’s Hammer pattern has been with us since October 10th. This pattern was at its perfection last week, on the 24th and will remain an influence to the end of 11/13, 2017.
This pattern involves Ceres, Saturn, and Chiron. This pattern could not come a more interesting time I don’t think because it deals with our shadow side. We also have three planets transiting Scorpio, a sign that is all about the shadows in our personal and collective lives.
Individually these three heavenly bodies each deal with tough issues. Together, they are something else!
Ceres sometimes represents regrets, grief, or disappointments that we have not gotten over.
Saturn is the stern authority that pushes us to gather up our courage, find our nerve, and get on with the even the most difficult work.
Chiron is the wounded healer and an expert at shadow work.
In the past, I have mentioned human evolution, awakening, and transformation. These are all part of our shift up the dimensional ladder and living in a higher vibration. This summer and early fall have been full of cosmic energy that is assisting this evolution. You could say that since Summer Solstice we have gotten a steady stream of incoming energy designed to help us shift. Many have known about this for a long time while others are just learning or still unaware. A person’s level of awareness is arbitrary. This shift is beyond our control and obviously our complete, collective awareness.
I would bet that if you take a moment to examine what is going on in your life right now, you might notice that you are indeed working on or with your shadow side. What deeply hidden thoughts are coming to the surface for you to look at? For some, it is thinking about what comes next or the end of life. Others are ending relationships, changing jobs, moving to new places. All these acts leave a lot unknown; a lot in the shadows.
The collective is currently dealing with the hidden sex scandals, lies and cover-ups of all sorts. There is something new popping up nearly every day it seems. Friday we were told that on Monday we would see arrests of top officials. While there was no mention of who, this is dealing with the skeletons in the closet. Hidden secrets are coming out.
Uranus has been adding his chaotic, swift changing, impulsivity to things as he opposed the Sun and Jupiter a few days ago and is now opposing Venus. Even the weather is topsy-turvy lately. Last Monday, in my home state of North Carolina, there was a ¾ mile-wide tornado that ripped its way through 23 miles of the foothills of the western Piedmont. The fall leaf color peaked this week and today, just 6 days later, we have our first snowfall. A destructive tornado, beautiful color, and snow all in a week. Amazing!
photo from Brad Panovich, Charlotte, NC
With regards to Thor’s Hammer, if we allow it to work for us, this can really help us progress. If we allow it to help us with heal our deep psychological wounds (like it or not, we all have them), our spiritual awakening will surely get a positive boost. About now, I am thinking of my friend Ruth Hanna and how she is always using the words ease and grace. If we allow this Thor’s Hammer to work its magic for us, we will find that we are living with ease and grace. We will feel more in harmony with the world and more in the flow of things rather than like we are going against the grain all the time. If you are a healer yourself who works with others, this aspect pattern could be a benefit to that healing work.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a recently formed T-Square peaks. This aspect has Uranus opposed Vesta, and square to Pluto. The past year or so there has been little discussion of the influence or Uranus and Pluto square. These two have been at odds since 2008 and will continue to be at odds until next year when they finally move out of the orb of influence and move on. They have no doubt stirred things up and left their mark on the world in revolutionary transformational ways. This pattern ends on 11/10 also.
This coming week a few transit aspects that need to be mentioned.
Wednesday the Sun is semi-square Saturn. Saturn is good at blocking things and this is not the exception. Satisfying our ego will be difficult today. If you find yourself feeling discouraged blame this transit. Sit back and wait this one out. It will pass quickly because it involves the fast-moving Sun.
Also on Wednesday, our ego’s planet, the Sun, is sesquiquadrate to the wounded healer, Chiron. This transit can affect our confidence level. On the other hand, we might feel the pull to learn from others or through our own experiences. A fear of being different could cause us problems.
Thursday, Saturn will square Chiron. I’ve said before that Chiron always makes me squirm a little bit. This is no exception mainly because authoritative Saturn is involved. Chiron brings up all sorts of fear and insecurities. He makes us question if we have enough experience to do our job and be effective doing it. We might want to take a look at where we are susceptible and take steps to close this gap.
Friday Venus is inconjunct Chiron. This could bring some relationship problems to the surface and we might fumble a bit in our expressions of our feeling toward others. A feeling of overall discontent or some problem with money or personal possessions is also possible.
Friday also brings Venus to a sextile aspect with Saturn. This aspect with somewhat balance the inconjunct with Chiron. With this aspect, our relationships and affections are stabilized and more grown up. Older people and those in positions of authority could provide us with some good advise or help. An old friend might show up.
Venus is in the spotlight again on Saturday when she opposes Uranus. This is not a good transit for lasting relationships. Uranus is quite impulsive so any attraction today probably is just a flash in the pan or a one night stand. Avoid impulse buying, something I have to watch constantly since Uranus is my ruling planet.
Venus also aspects Neptune on Saturday. Happiness abounds but so does illusion. Details get lost in Neptune’s fog. Treat this aspect as if it were a veil over us. Like the Venus-Uranus opposition, avoid impulse buying. Also, avoid contracts or any formal agreement.
This weekends with the Full Moon in Taurus. This Moon is peaceful and earthy but the Sun in Scorpio is full of chaos and transformation. The opposition between Venus and Uranus is near perfection at the same time as the Full Moon. Since Venus rules Taurus, this lends additional influence around creativity and passion to the Full Moon.
This week will surely be another interesting one. It seems to be the way things go these days. I plan to make the best of whatever comes my way. I’m almost sure it will all be good and I hope it will be for you too.
Remember to be kind and give a smile to everyone. A smile doesn’t cost a thing.