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Many of my conversations lately seem to touch on the interesting amount of energy coming to us from a variety of sources.
Currently, one-half of our planets are transiting Virgo or Libra. Venus and Mars are both in the later degrees of Virgo. The Sun, of course, is in Libra and joined there by Mercury and Jupiter. Jupiter however, is about to make a significant shift into Scorpio. This will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Jupiter will remain in Scorpio through Nov. 8, 2018. Why am I calling this a significant shift? Let’s go over some the characteristics of Scorpio first.
The sign of Scorpio is represented by the scorpion. To me, this represents an easy going person who is slow to anger or blow off steam. But, look out then this pot boils. This is when you will see the scorpion come out and strike! Sounds like someone to avoid I know but actually, Scorpio energy is pretty cool for the most part.
Scorpio is a fixed sign, meaning its doesn’t waver. They are happy to work quietly until their goals are met. Scorpio and fixed sign people are both determined and stubborn. There is sometimes a my-way-or the highway aspect can lead to problems dealing with others or the outside world. If you also have Aquarius, Taurus, or Leo prominent in your chart, you get a double dose of stubborn like I do. This can be a challenge area we need to work on so we don’t end up in a funk all the time.
Scorpio rules the eighth house. This is an equal opportunity house. It puts mergers, sex, death, and rebirth on a level playing field. In this house death does not always mean a physical death, it can mean the death of self, as when two people join together. There is no real shadow-side to this house either. This house is about feeling everything with equal depth and intensity.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars. When we add the energy of these two planets to the energy of the eight house we begin to see the strong, wonderful patterns and energy they have to offer us. Pluto is in charge of transformation, death and rebirth, secrets and all things hidden. Pluto loves to push us down to our depths to discover our true selves and the truths of others. He is a bit like a psychologist.
Mars brings us the characteristic of Scorpio that is stubborn, stings, and fights back when pushed too far. He lends passion to the mix and makes Scorpio one of the sexiest signs of the zodiac. Mars is all action. He pushes us to do things. In this house, he pushes us into our own personal transformation through death and rebirth of self. He knows the only way we can be our authentic, self-actualized self is if we go beyond the veil of self and deep into what makes us really tick. There is that psychologist again.
Now that we are more familiar with Scorpio. . . enter Jupiter! Jupiter known as the great benefic, loves to give us more of everything, especially the energy of this sign he is transiting or any planet he is in aspect with. This past week we saw some of this energy even before Jupiter was in Scorpio. The sexual misconduct charges against a Vatican diplomat, Cardinal George Pell, was in the news last week. This is definitely going deep into hidden secrets and bringing them to the surface and into the light. In my spiritual circles, we say this is being brought into the light to be transmuted into light.
The areas of our lives that will be most affected by this 13-month transit will be our intimate relationships, investments, inheritance, death, and rebirth on all levels. This includes psychological, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. We also might notice an increased interest in astrology, numerology, and seeking the assistance of a trained practitioner. This is someone who specializes in one of the many methods of helping us recognize and work with our inner darkness or shadow-side.
We can also expect the characteristics of Jupiter to come into focus through the end of the year. Jupiter rules philosophy, adventure, higher learning, foreign travel, joy, and celebration. Remember energy goes where attention flows so dive right into any of these things that excite you. I’ll take joy and celebration for $1000, please! Gotta do something to allay my suspicions around this month.
This week’s aspects begin today with Mercury conjunct the Sun and Venus square Saturn. Mercury conjunct the Sun is aligning our thoughts what we say or write has a huge impact. That can be a good thing or bad thing. Communications are open and crisp. Some of us will talk a bit too much today.
Venus square Saturn is difficult aspect challenges our manifesting our desires. It also represents difficulty in socializing. Saturn puts the brakes on our affections and makes us sensitive to rejection. The next few days are not going to be good ones for any new financial ventures.
Monday brings us Mercury square Pluto and Sun square Pluto. Mercury square Pluto can throw shade onto our perspective and ability to read things clearly. Our suspicions tend to magnify little things out of proportion. Slow down and take another look and get a clearer perspective. This clearer perspective could, however, be a bit difficult because this aspect can bring about some emotional stress. Make every attempt not to force our thoughts on others. The best part of this aspect is that it will provide an opportunity to have deep conversations. My favorite kind!
The Sun square Pluto energy is quite impatient and compulsive. Allow things to unfold in their own time. Otherwise, you may find yourself beating your head against a wall. Real power comes from within not from what we can get from others or make others do. Trust the Universe to guide you.
Tuesday’s big aspect is Jupiter beginning to enter Scorpio which I have already discussed, and Venus opposing Chiron. Venus opposed Chiron means possible disappointments in our love life simply because we are aware of instability and unbalance. We could find ourselves wondering if our romantic feelings are mutually received.
Wednesday, Jupiter is in Scorpio, Mars is square Saturn, and Venus is inconjunct Uranus. Mars square Saturn slows us down in the action and aggression department. We will most likely feel like it is taking more effort to get things done than they should. And they probably are.
Venus inconjunct Uranus means impulsive spending. It also means we want more freedom and less commitment. Issues of intimacy can come up now too. Do we want exciting relationships, more time to ourselves, or more freedom? Any way you look at this, we hesitate to ruffle anyone’s feathers.
Thursday Mercury sextiles Saturn. This aspect will help us get organized and do any detailed work that needs to be attended to. We can always depend on Saturn to be a taskmaster. This aspect is sure to get some good results because our decisions have been carefully considered.
Saturday, Venus enters Libra, Mercury is inconjunct Chiron. I will discuss Venus in Libra next week and end this week’s forecast with Mercury inconjunct Chiron. Chiron is the wounded healer and is really trying to serve us right. He pushes us to deal with our demons and heal our wounds. This aspect can cause difficulties in our decision making. We might feel as if we are unable to be as effective as we would like because it is hard to read the real intention of our communications and lead to a few misunderstandings.
I hope all this helps you navigate your week ahead. I also hope this week is less stressful on the collective than the past week was. I have to hope at least. Whatever you do, do it with a smile and with love in your heart. Until next week, be safe!