Some thoughts on Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio (until November 10th):
Adorabella quotes the poet, in her own charming way, ‘My friend ee cummings says: Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward’. She is so wise.
October 23, 2013
Sun enters Scorpio 2:10 AM EDT
Whatever is your want is sure to be lost one day even if you get it. Are we cursed or blessed with the awareness of endings? All things pass away just as the Sun sets every evening in the west. For this reason the ancients saw the west as the gate of death; precisely through the star Antares at the heart of the Scorpion. All mysteries pass through this gate. We are all touched by loss. Scorpio is where we carry knowledge of the inevitable losses of life. How have you been touched by this?
Sun trine Neptune
How is it to trust this life with all it’s joys and sorrows and let yourself love and be loved anyway?
Mercury (retrograde) conjunct Saturn
Beware the slippery slope of nostalgia that feeds regret. Reflection upon the past is useful but not if you endlessly wish it was different. That is a futile way to spend time.
If you’re looking to figure out whodunit the clues are everywhere.
Mars trine Pluto
The perfect aspect for Halloween which is actually a celebration of the dead; a time to remember the ancestors: not a celebration of sugar, horror and terror.
Honor the ancestors; take care what you wear for all clothing is costume.
Mostly, work hard for change. Transformation for the better is possible.
Uranus square Pluto
Sun sextile Pluto
Mercury Rx sextile Pluto
Mercury Rx sextile Mars
Mercury Rx conjunct the Sun
On the surface it appears that a lot is happening today, astrologically speaking. The square is the big news on the planet and has been since June of 2012. The forces of revolution and revelation are in conflict with the forces of entrenchment and necessity. We want our rights, and we want them now but we are up to our eyeballs in karma, in entanglements created by things our ancestors did starting at least 7 generations prior to this one. The conjunction says there is a need for deep reflection. If we have ears to hear there is much wisdom running beneath our surface awareness. The sextiles promise that we are surrounded by possibilities. The slightest effort on behalf of transformation could bring change. Annie Dillard says,”There is no one but us. There is no one to send‘.
New Moon Eclipse: 11 degrees Scorpio. 7:50AM EDT
Sun sextile Mars
Renewal. The present exists like the head of the pin: the ones where all the angels dance. It is eternal: The present: Perfectly poised between past and future. Like the moment after the exhale but before the inhale. The new Moon Eclipse reminds us to be present. To bear witness to what is rather than what was or will be. In this way Scorpio hones our intentions and helps align us with our greatest truth. Today offers us an opportunity to be real – for a change.
For poetic inspiration regarding this new moon try this poem: Truth Has Come
Saturday November 3th
TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK 2AM
Venus enters Capricorn
Venus will go retrograde in Capricorn on the Solstice day (December 21st); reminding us to reevaluate hierarchies. Who do you put above and below you? ‘ You could prepare for the retrograde by observing the hierarchy of values in your life. How would you answer the following question? If i were a carpenter, and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway? The answer is not easy and it’s not obvious.
Jupiter stationery Retrograde
Sun conjunct Saturn
Take the need for personal transformation seriously. We can all learn from the snake who sheds her skin and the trees who shed their leaves. And remember: ‘If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him‘.
Venus sextile Neptune
Picture your life the way it could be if only you had a working magic wand. Once you get that out of your system ask yourself one thing you could do that would help you realize you dream. Just one thing.
Mercury Rx sextile Venus
Where is your treasure stored? Inside the mattress? In your heart or your mind? And what is this treasure? Gold? Gems? Stories? Casks of oil? What protects your treasure? A fierce dragon? A locked box? Time to visit with our treasure and see if there isn’t possibly a time coming when it would be good to bring some of it up to the light of day.
November 9th – 11th
Mars sextile Saturn
Mercury trine Neptune
Mercury stationery direct
These are days of wonder. Days of conjuring. Days when there is easy access between soul and mind. Whatever that means. Days when things float to the surface like a fish that swallowed a treasure. Go back over the last 3 weeks and consider what you have been diving for. Don’t be afraid to cut open that fish you caught.
Sun Trine Jupiter
Turn one way, see sorrow. Turn another way, see joy. Whichever you see, keep your heart open to the moment and good will happen. A day for boons.
Neptune stationery direct
We have had a lot of water to contend with since Neptune came to it’s own sign of Pisces and was joined by Jupiter and Saturn. There have been floods. Today Neptune steps into its next phase which takes us through 2014. Jupiter and Saturn are no longer in Neptune’s picture. Possibly there will be less water. Neptune’s most important gift is spiritual connection. No one knows how our world will come through it’s trials and tribulations. Or even if it ever can come through them. Neptune is extreme offering great, hallucinogenic escapes and the accompanying stupor or truly expanded consciousness. Be mindful of the choices. Only you can tell if you are awake or asleep. And it’s a challenge.
Venus square Uranus
Look out for the upturned apple carts! We clamber for secure and responsible management based on solid values but the outlaws are messing with the system. You can’t really trust either side. Hopefully you can and do trust yourself.
Venus conjunct Pluto
The gate to the underworld opens and we understand that descent is inevitable and treacherous. Be the hero/hera of your own fairy tale. Wander in the dark forest, meet the witch to wants to eat you, leave your safe home to find the cure. We were never meant to live solely on the surface.
Full Moon at 25 degrees of Taurus: 10:17 AM EST
Some say that most all our pain is caused by unconscious rage; inadmissible reactions, deeply buried, generated by past events. This is true for individuals as well as the collective. We act out in all sorts of ways as individuals and in groups causing pain because we are afraid to feel. Celebrate the body’s ability to store feelings, to point to them through physical pain. Let them surface but only if you know the difference between being the witness and acting out.
Mars sextile Jupiter
A day to get everything done with a cheerful attitude. Energy rising up from below seeks a proper channel for release.
Mercury sextile Pluto
We all love a good mystery. We marvel at the detective’s ability to follow clues and discern who did what to whom. Solving mysteries makes us feel good. Order is restored. Take every opportunity to restore order to your life. The mystery seeks to reveal itself.