"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

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~

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