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Last week I mentioned that planets are strong at the end degrees of a sign. The same goes for the early degrees. Last week you were probably aware of a lot of volatile energy. If you missed the news last week, good for you. I doubt the energy we are seeing is going to let up anytime soon.
Last week was quite intense for many of us. There was a great deal of relationship review triggered by Venus, a Full Moon, and the Sun moving into Scorpio. Many of us felt like were dunked head first into our 3-D humanness. I said a lot of Ho’oponopono’s which helped me shift energy. If you don’t know what this is or how it works, I won’t explain it now but invite you to do a search and learn more.
One reason for this is Uranus, which turned retrograde almost 3 months ago on August 8, is right at the cusp of Taurus and Aries and slowly moving back into Aries. He will turn direct on January 7, 2019, but the energy won’t calm down again until after he is back in Taurus on March 7th. I can hardly wait to see what unfolds in the meantime. These next few months will certainly provide many opportunities to shift energy both on a personal level and in the collective.
This week is full of interesting stuff that will lead us into even more interesting stuff the following week. But I don’t want to get ahead of things and create confusion so I am sticking with the cosmic events for this week only and let next week unfold in its own time.
I expect women to be in the news this week. Venus will probably be the catalyst here because she is retrograde and traveling back into Libra at the end of this week. If I were to venture a guess as to what this could be about, I would say that the women who are running for currently running for office are going to take quite hit in this last week before the elections. On the other hand, any feminine related thing could be about something entirely different. We will have to wait this out to see.
Monday Mars is semi-square Saturn. Our plans could meet some resistance with this aspect. The same could happen with our assertive efforts. While frustrations might be high, it will be important to be patient with ourselves and others.
Mercury will conjunct Jupiter on Monday and help us see things from a broader perspective. This is good traveling energy and could help us manifest some good things in our lives. Think big today and during the early part of the week and use this energy on any long-term plans. This is good energy for submitting ideas or applications. You can expect them to be well received.
The shadow side of this is that details can slip by us. Verbal expression will be Excitement will be high and we might tend to exaggerate. Saying what is on our mind will be easy but in our excitement, we might be prone to exaggerate the facts.
Lastly, on Monday, Mercury will trine Chiron. Aspects with Chiron usually make me cringe but this one is actually good for communications. This aids our sensitivity and willingness to listen. Use this energy to heal and see problems in a new light.
Wednesday, Mercury enters Sagittarius and Venus retrogrades back into Libra. But the big news of the day is Venus’s opposition to Uranus. If you suddenly find yourself attracted to someone or something new, you will want to be aware that this could be a very short-lived thing. Have fun but don’t expect an impulsive attraction to people or things to last. And, be cautious about spending.
Uranus and Venus opposed is unstable and restless energy. Don’t expect folks to understand your position now but do expect the unexpected. Uranus is all about things unexpected. Venus is about relationships, beauty, creativity, and money so we would be well advised not to expect smooth sailing in any of these areas. In other words, don’t try to dye your hair or do a make-over today.
The flip side of this combo is that the rebellion that Uranus can bring, can also stimulate positive change. Allow yourself to be open. You just might discover a new way to deal with a difficult person or situation.
The last aspect for Wednesday is Mercury inconjunct Uranus. Again we are dealing with rebelliousness, change, uncertainty, and difficult situations in general. Again, avoid making quick, impulsive decisions, or submitting any new ideas. They will probably not be very well-received. But, if you have to, then you have to give it your best shot.
Thursday, Jupiter trines Chiron. This is good. This energy is freeing and non-restrictive. Allow the mind-opening opportunities that this can bring us and learn all you can from others today, and share what you know.
Friday, Venus aspects Neptune. This is happy energy, just in time for the weekend. Details and reality will probably be fuzzy too. This is another day to avoid impulse spending. Neptune tends to place a fog on things so hang on and wait for a more appropriate time to take care of legal and financial contracts or social issues. Relax and enjoy the dreamy energy today. Take a walk and meditate.
The week ends with more Mercury and Venus energy. Mercury will semi-square Pluto and cause us to be suspicious. It can also help us get the root of a problem or situation too. The shadow side of this brings a lack of trust and mental stress. So, it might be wise to chill out and not take things personally today.
The last aspect for this week is Venus inconjunct Chiron. Money and relationships are what this is about. This aspect can cause some insecurity in some people. If you are one of them, you might notice that you have trouble expressing your feelings. Again, chill out. You will need to prepare for what is to come next week.
Ever since the storm called Michael passed this way, I have noticed the most amazing skies and clouds. A small front passed through yesterday and the day before. While I was out driving yesterday, the clouds were awesome. I took some photos and want to share them with you now.
But first, don’t forget to do your best to make others smile this week. Be kind to everyone and don’t judge. We don’t need to know why people do things they do. We do need to accept and do our best to allow them to be who they are, where they are.