"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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Venus Joins the Sun & New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sc...

Pathways Astrology: Venus Joins the Sun & New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sc...:    Today, October 23rd, the Sun, Venus and the Moon all enter passionate, watery Scorpio, in that order, within hours of each other. Then th...

Venus Joins the Sun & New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio

   Today, October 23rd, the Sun, Venus and the Moon all enter passionate, watery Scorpio, in that order, within hours of each other. Then the New Moon Solar Eclipse takes place at 5:57pm amplifying the inner urge of persistent desire to create something with another. Hold your horses though, because we're still on the dark side of the Moon most of today. Also, even a day or two after a New Moon we are usually still operating in the dark. Write your wish list for the coming lunar cycle, plant your seeds and hold off until after Mercury goes Direct Saturday to actually agree to anything new, especially as it involves your precious resources.

   Scorpio starts it's process underground, slogging through the detritus hidden within to release fears, suspicions and jealousy. Once we have identified our shadow side and worked through it, we can truly claim our inner talents and what we have to offer. It is ourselves that holds us back, not others. Projecting our inadequacies, instead of acknowledging them and seeking to transcend the limitations we set for ourselves is the next step, after awareness, to actualizing what we want. Sometimes it takes professional help to get through this process; beginning it under a Scorpio New Moon and working through it in the lunar phase ahead is a wonderful time to begin this journey to uncover our hidden strengths and move toward our desires.

   Libra has pushed us to achieve harmony and balance during the past month. A review of your progress in regard to your relationships and keeping your own personal boat afloat on a daily basis, is a good idea today in preparation for upcoming projects, commitments or agreements. Find some quiet time today to make that New Moon wish list as you get ready to identify your deepest desires. Scorpio is a Fixed water sign with complex emotions and a passionate desire to create something meaningful. Once a scorpion stops stinging itself through jealousy or suspicion, they are free to forgive and forget. When the Moon is in Scorpio, it is best not to take things personally and to remember that emotions are at a fever pitch. Avoid social complications and scandalous intrigue of any kind.

   Let's look at Venus entering Scorpio today for the next three weeks. As Venus has a natural tendency for acceptance and creating beauty and harmony around her, her travels through Scorpio can be a bit mysterious, if not downright exciting! This fixed and watery sign can bring up an intense need for relationships, being secretive and/or forging new financial partnerships... all of which may appear obsessive to outside viewers!
  
   Mercury goes Direct on Saturday, the 25th, at 16 degrees of Libra and will be back to 2 degrees of Scorpio on November 10th, where he/she began backtracking. What have you learned about yourself and your relationships during the last three weeks? Hopefully you're feeling like you're on more of an even keel and ready to invest in new and more productive pursuits, as there could be a whirlwind of change, discussion and excitement in the coming weeks!

   Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pathways Astrology: "Days of Distribution" Of The Full Moon's Illumina...

Pathways Astrology: "Days of Distribution" Of The Full Moon's Illumina...:    Yes, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse was the day before yesterday and I couldn't finish writing my Blog due to a painful injury to my rig...

"Days of Distribution" Of The Full Moon's Illumination

   Yes, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse was the day before yesterday and I couldn't finish writing my Blog due to a painful injury to my right index finger. So, I am now modifying the post I started, to discuss what is called "the days of distribution" while trying not to type with the splinted finger! Hopefully, you got to read someone else take on the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, but I will paraphrase my thoughts on how these energies can affect us as while under the influence of the days of distribution.

   As you are no doubt aware, this was a powerful Full Moon with some very positive, as well as challenging, aspects still playing out on planet Earth! The enlightenment on the Aries/Libra access is about balance, fairness and harmony, especially in our significant relationships. Whether you are in a one-on-one personal partnership or not, you still have others in your daily life... family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. So, what realizations have you come to regarding the need for compromise or diplomacy in your key partnerships?

   With the Aries Full Moon in close proximity to unstable and surprising Uranus, and both opposite the Sun (life force) conjunct Venus (values, needs, money, love) in Libra, it is hard not to jump into action over what we perceive as necessities to right the ship in the area of imbalances. While indecision or inaction is often a Libran characteristic, the ability to weigh out the pros and cons is a good thing before taking action, especially when feeling pressed to do something while Mercury (communication, agreements, etc.) is in retrograde motion!

    The chart of the Full Moon held a Grand Trine in Fire between ebullient Jupiter in Leo, action-oriented Mars in Sagittarius and the Moon/Uranus conjunction in Aries. That's a lot of inspiration, hope and desire to flow with positive and forward-moving conviction in the direction of our goals! This Grand Trine also included the polarity of the Sun/Moon opposition, making another favorable aspect called a kite, with the apex of the kite being the Libra Sun. Look for your opportunity to make headway in relationships that are supportive and balanced.

    The other planetary aspects of the Full Moon chart still sending out underlying vibrations and cause for concern are four stressful squares from transformative Pluto to the Sun, Moon, Venus and Uranus, denoting the obstacles to our growth and where we need to focus our efforts to make positive changes to help bring these disparaging forces together! Let the Moon's light illuminate what is most important to you and who or what you need to either let go of, or bring along, as you move in the direction you choose to go. Just make sure you're not hitting your head against an old wall, as you look for the doorway to your renewed harmony. Trying to make something happen or control the actions, thoughts or feelings of another is strictly off-limits!

    A reminder here that we are just in the first week of Mercury retrograde, which doesn't go Direct until the 25th. That means, do your research, finish up old projects and don't start important new things for several weeks. This is the time to slow our thoughts down for introspection, not to go hurrying off in a new direction!

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground! 

  

   
   

  

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