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Wow! This first week of Jupiter moving into Scorpio has been a real doosey! Last week I explained that Jupiter loves to grow things, make them bigger, or increase the amount of something. Hopefully, this increase is all good but Jupiter can increase anything, good, bad, or ugly.
Scorpio, is a strategist, loves to examine things to see how they work. I have a Scorpio ascendant which I believe gives me my great love of human development and science. One of my childhood friends loved to joke about how I studied things and would get distracted by soap bubbles while washing the dishes. It is true. I loved to watch the swirl of colors on the surface of a bubble and see that surface slowly deteriorate, then burst.
Scorpio is also known for having a strong desire for intimacy. This does not mean they constantly have sex on the brain or anything like that. True, sex and passion are strong with Scorpios but intimacy to them means closeness, rapport, familiarity, deep friendships, and yes, affection. Scorpios want to know what makes a person tick and tends to act as their own psychologist. They offer the same service to their friends, whether they want it or not. This can turn into a shadow aspect if the Scorpio is not careful.
Jupiter’s role in all this Scorpio-ness over the next year or so is going to mean that lots of secrets and information that has been kept secret will be brought to light. True to the Jupiter in Scorpio energy, we have seen some interesting things come to light already in the form of sex scandals.
First, it was news that Cardinal Pell was in court for child sex crimes and drugs. Then more information about the Hollywood movie producer takes center stage in the news. I am not sure we have seen the end of his trail of victims come forward. Regardless, there will be more this hidden secrets come to light in the weeks to come. Wonder what will turn up?
Looking forward to what is coming this week, things are moving. The days of there being much down or quiet time seem to be over. The planets seem to be a very active cycle of late. I am not sure this will let up anytime soon either. But we will see, won’t we? The one thing I am certain of is that whatever is going on the heavens, it is perfectly moving us to our divine evolution, and that is a good thing.
This is the last week of Sun in Libra. Our last chance to work out those relationship kinks and for finding balance in them, or letting go of those that no longer serve us. Some of us may have noticed some of the Libra Sun’s shadow side. I think we have definitely seen this playing out in the news the past few weeks. The shadow side of those transit is selfishness, superficiality, passive-aggressiveness, and being unable to make a rational decision. By the end of this week, we should begin to feel this energy shift as the Sun transits the last degrees of Libra before moving into Scorpio next Monday.
This Monday is not very active. There is just one aspect of note. The Sun will sextile Saturn. This is good for feeling and being well grounded with a healthy side of discipline. Getting things done is easier only because we are more stabilized have more focus. Progress will be rather slow, however.
Tuesday Mercury moves into Scorpio. This is an aspect for deep thinkers and deep thinking. Mercury will help us find the hidden truths and uncover secrets. Notice if you find yourself looking more intently into things than you might usually. Many of us will feel almost driven to deep inspection during the next few weeks. This transit takes to our intellectual and analytical depts and it feels good. The shadow side is that some of us can become hyper-focused and single-minded, even obsessive about finding answers. Try not to go this far, OK? Few folks enjoy being around people who are obsessive.
Tuesday Mars is inconjunct Uranus. This will no doubt cause some restless feelings among the masses, especially those who have strong Uranus in their charts like I do. Don’t let impatience cause problems. Just be aware of the possibility and prepare for it.
Wednesday brings us a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter. This could help many of us see the “big picture”. This is also a good day to travel and we will probably view the glass as half full too. This positive attitude could help some manifest good things. Keep your eyes and your heart on the positive as much as possible. It is a good thing no matter what you apply it too!
If you are looking for new job, new school, a way to present a new plan or idea, get those applications and thoughts out today. Verbal communications are a breeze today. This is a great day to formulate any long-term plans and evaluating what is really important to us.
Thursday the Sun is opposing Uranus. This will cause some doubt about how effective we are. Be careful not to allow doubt to cloud your thinking or make you feel guilty. This is our the Sun, our ego dealing with Uranus, the planet of change. Expect anything and be open to new paths but at the same time, don’t move too fast with the decisions. One thing is for sure, you probably won’t get bored today.
The second aspect for Thursday is the Sun sesquiquadrate Neptune. By now you probably know that Neptune represents illusion. Today it will be difficult to see our goals clearly. Instead, try something more creative and artistic. This will be a good day for following our spiritual side. Try to avoid things that take a great deal of concentration or focus. These include surgery, job interviews, and launching new projects.
Lastly, but very importantly, there is a New Moon today, October 19, 2017. This Moon is in Libra. New Moon’s are always times of new beginnings. When the New Moon is in Libra we have the opportunity to change our lives in valuable ways. Libra asks us to find harmony with others. I know this is not always possible or even desired sometimes. But as long as we are able to find peace and harmony within ourselves, I think we are doing pretty well. Regardless, this Moon is about finding harmony in all things and with all people. Do your best and don’t beat yourself up for what you can’t accomplish.