Sun enters Scorpio: 07:46 PM EDT
Every year around this time, the Sun goes into Scorpio just the way it goes into every sign. And every year it’s the same but different. If you are looking for magic in this world it might originate from that very thought; same, but different. Last year there was a lot of stuff going on in the Scorpio part of the sky. Mars was there doing its retrograde thing, asking us to face the places, people and things that scare us and Saturn had recently left Scorpio. But what is Scorpio when nothing is troubling it? It is the sign of transformation pure and simple. If you don’t let go you cannot receive. If you never get hungry it’s not so much fun to eat. We could think of it as the sign of necessary losses. Not such a comfortable place to be but very powerful; requiring a great deal of courage if you want to access it’s potential. Halloween is a Scorpio event when we are meant to celebrate the dead and acknowledge the ancestors. We are all here because someone came before us. None of us is here because we created our self, alone. Not one.
Mercury enters Scorpio
More fuel for the Scorpio fire or should we say cooking pot? Mercury always travels close to the Sun so it’s common to find it in the same sign. Mercury in Scorpio wants us to think with our feelings. To know what we know because we just know it. If you’re the brooding, negative kind of person it might encourage these traits but it can be very good for digging deep into some kind of research even if the search is quite personal. If you’re predisposed to these kinds of things you will like this transit. The contrary is also true.
Venus square Neptune
We all have dreams. And some of us believe that dreams come true. But, some days, it’s important to remember that dreams are symbolic and what is real isn’t always true. You might also consider the old saw: If it’s too good to be true, it is.’
Venus sextile Jupiter
Despite the real vs. true debate, there are many possibilities that are not too good, are deeply optimistic and grounded in visionary intuition. Art and social justice need this kind of inspiration to flourish. Look for it everywhere today.
Sun conjunct Mercury
This happens six times a year: Three when Mercury is retrograde and three when it is not. Mercury is not retrograde at the moment. When a planet conjuncts the Sun it is said to sit at the center of the heart of our solar system. Deeply symbolic, I take it as a reminder to listen with the whole self. Given that we are talking Scorpio here it’s about listening to the cosmos with your own, your very own, ears. Without distraction.
Mars square Uranus
Venus conjunct Saturn
The mind seeks meaning. It makes order out of hole cloth. We are happiest when nothing seems random. In many ways this is an incredibly useful trick. It leads us to many valuable discoveries. But, as many great sages have suggested, we are afloat on a sea of groundlessness. There is nothing really to hold onto. When we see that, we are free and all the meaning we ascribe to life can be used and appreciated but not believed in.
New Moon: 7 degrees Scorpio: 01:38 PM EDT
Mercury trine Neptune
New Moon says, ‘Start again’. What is your intention for the next 29 days? Set your compass for the journey. What does the word ‘soul’ mean to you? Do you have one? Be careful not to devour that which you think will fill you up. We inevitably get hungry again.
Sun trine Neptune
Imagination is something that seems to originate in the mind but its roots are connected to something much deeper down and farther in. It’s like an underground spring of pure water. Let it bubble up and moisten your thoughts, even if it makes a bit of a mess.
Mercury sextile Pluto
Did you ever wonder what’s really at the bottom? Quite possibly it is the nature of a real mystery to have no solution but to keep inviting us to dig deeper, open more doors and overcome our resistance. The challenge isn’t to solve it so much as to participate in it. That’s one of the reasons I love astrology.
Venus trine Uranus
Wave your flag! Believe in your vision! Share your enthusiasm for all the right things! Which is not the same as shoving it down the throats of the uninitiated. There are many roads that lead to wisdom.
Sun sextile Pluto
We say we believe or want to believe anyway, in miracles. But sometimes the greatest miracle is simply that we are here and it is now. No sane person can deny the power and preciousness of life itself.
November 9, 10, 12
Three planets changing sign over the next four days suggests a shift in awareness. One cannot help but consider how the US election is prompting that shift.
Mars enters Aquarius
Mars in Aquarius asks us to be confident on behalf of others. To be socially aware and willing to see our actions as others might see us. Some (particularly the air signs) are better suited to this placement than others.
Venus enters Capricorn
Another shift. How real is our commitment to sustainable living when it encroaches, even a little, on our personal comfort? There is no answer. It’s a process.
Mercury enters Sagittarius
It’s easy to scatter attention in too many directions. We are challenged to focus on something that might help guide us further on. The horizon is not a constant. It moves with you.
Full Moon: 22 degrees Taurus 08:52 AM EST
Even though some of us accept the fact that the manifest world is tragically impermanent, we still desire to experience life through the senses. Is this ignorance or wisdom itself?
Mercury sextile Mars
Even if and when we don’t shoot off our mouth in the moment it does seem to be true that our ‘inner mouth’ is a nonstop shooter: Constantly commenting, analyzing, defending our situations; real and imagined. Sometimes we try to quiet it with distraction; a good book, a movie, music. All good. Other times we turn and face it; offer it our attention, no judgment, no agenda. That’s when the real magic happens.
Mercury square Neptune
Easily distracted, we are drawn to the domain of unrequited longings. They call to us like mermaids singing, just out of reach. Appreciate their beauty but don’t forget you are human
Venus sextile Neptune
Neptune stationery direct
Having grappled with longing now some of us are ready to turn longing into vision; to express the soul with respectful awareness of the tender, powerful gift it has for us, if we can just let it be.