"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, October 9, 2011

From Restfulness To Restlessness At The Full Moon In Aries

  We are in the midst of Columbus Day weekend, representing an opportunity for many to just unwind while the weather is still enjoyable. Here in the Northeast, the cooler temperatures of Fall bring out the leaf-peepers and the soup recipes. Pisces Moon on Friday night interacted with Neptune for a good dose of nostalgia, after which Venus came along to join in with the whole theme of relaxation and self-indulgence.

  Today, Venus, goddess of beauty and attraction, enters the smoldering water sign Scorpio for the next four weeks, bringing an emphasis to sexuality, procreation and creativity. This planetary energy expressing itself through the responsive sign of desire can be very potent, however subtle; watch for signs of sensuality and proceed with caution! Now, before you decide whether to run off to the drugstore for supplies, or not... consider that "creativity" has many meanings. Scorpio is the sign of joint productivity and promotes combining your energy with another to make something really meaningful.Working together now increases the likelihood of achieving your desired outcome.

  Getting to the bottom of a mystery or delving into deeper feelings that have lurked beneath the surface will also be supported by Mercury, (intellect, communication and gathering of information)  as it joins Venus in Scorpio on Thursday. Perhaps you have wanted to get to know someone better, study another language, or explore your own feelings - the next several weeks are good for becoming like a diver and entering deeper waters. This is a great time for applied concentration and increased productivity!

  The Full Moon culminates Tuesday night at 19 degrees of Aries, the cardinal Fire sign of the zodiac. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is "The Magic Carpet" of Oriental Imagery, which speaks to the use of creative imagination in maintaining an unattached outlook at man's everyday reality. The suggestion of rest and flights of fancy promote the ability to transcend normality through a dreamlike ability to see the whole picture. Where do you need to rise above a present day situation for insight, clarity or understanding? Wherever you find Aries in your birth chart is the area of life where this Full Moon energy can transform your viewpoint!

  The monthly union of the Sun and Saturn takes place in Libra on Thursday, drawing attention to the necessity and responsibility of harmonizing in relationships. We have another week and a half of solar energy focused on balance before the sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd. This conjunction speaks to the power of tradition, the acceptance of limitation and the wisdom of constructive use of resources. Governments and authority figures will definitely be feeling the constraints of their obligations and how to meet the needs of the populace! Once past the Full Moon it is time to work with what we have in as responsible a manner as possible. Where do your reponse-abilities lie and what can you do about them?

  Wishing you all a week of steadfast gain towards finding balance in your lives~
  Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


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