I submit this astrological report a little early to prepare us for November 1st, or most of November for that matter.
Uranus, the planet of change and chaos, is battling Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, power and secrets. Galactic giants are waging war, a battle of change for the planet and its inhabitants. Which side are you on? How do you protect yourself from deeply disturbing energy and go with the flow? What do you hold onto for stability, certainty and safety? You don't. Remember in the Indiana Jones movie with Sean Connery where he went to get the Chalice but had to step into a void that looked like a thousand foot drop? Turns out that was just an illusion and the path was solid and firm and there all the time. He took a leap of faith to save his Father. You have to take a leap of faith too. Faith that the future is better; that the chaos is opening doors, that the fear is just the darkness before the dawn. There are Seven battles like this happening till March 2015, and this is the 4th one, dead center, and therefore the most potent. You probably already feel it if you're attuned to the energy out there. You can smell the change, feel the energy swirling invisibly around you, and wonder what the heck you're supposed to do in the midst of the great quake?
BE SPIRITUAL. BE OPEN TO CHANGE. BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOU HAVE. BE THANKFUL EVERYDAY. ASK TO BE CONNECTED TO YOUR HIGHER SELF. BE HAPPY. STAY CLOSE TO YOUR FRIENDS. LAUGH, THEN LAUGH SOME MORE.
There is a lot going on this month. There is a solar eclipse in Scorpio on Nov 3rd (even more Scorpio energy let loose on us). Mercury retrograde till Nov 10th. Sun conjunct Saturn Nov 6th, be aware of dark moods. Dig deep and find answers. Venus square Pluto and Uranus on the 14th/15th is not a good time for decision making. Finally on November 24-28 the dust settles and we have a dreamy, optimistic mood set in. Think deep thoughts and let love into your hearts. All I can say is go inward, take time to KNOW yourself. Meditate. Pray. Go to Church, et al. Connect with the Universe, it is speaking to us now. We have had whispers of the change coming. Now its here. We are feeling changed or changing. We are restless and looking for "more", and its within that we will find what we seek. The Universe is asking us to GROW, to shed old skins, to rethink our lives, our world and our future. It's a magical time, but no one said it would be all roses and sunshine. One day at a time, one step at a time. Take the leap into the unknown, its gonna be great!
So I segue into a word about Mercury, ruler of the mind, communication, short distance travel, and cousins/aunts/uncles. It's retrograde now, and this gets a lot of bad press, even from me, a triple Gemini who is ruled by Mercury. Mail gets lost, messages go undelivered, words stumble out of your mouth, your mind is foggy and you don't really see things too clearly. Retrogrades are about finishing up our To Do's.
The Universe runs a tidy ship, all things in order, no stone unturned, etc.
But lets take a spiritual look at retrograde mercury, because we have to start looking at everything from a spiritual focus from now on, this is the new era we are entering, we are acknowledging the Universe in everything.
Our minds never stop. buzz. buzz. buzz. I wake in the night and my head is busy with stuff. They say our unconscious never sleeps and I believe it. But what else goes on like this around the clock non-stop. You sleep everyday, you put your feet up and take a break, so when does the mind get a break? During a retrograde Mercury, or it should.
It's a time to take it easy. Don't tax your mind, it's pooped. It's time to stop looping, its time to clear away the debris that does not work for you and toss it out of the loop. Its mental cleansing time. Is your brain full of useless facts? Dump it, don't store it. Sit on the porch and rock in your rocking chair. Relax and observe. Don't talk so fast, don't care if the mail is slow in coming, just slow down and give your brain, a respite from chaos, and over thinking and over analyzing and criticizing, etc.
In Scorpio, Mercury is swimming the depths. Let go and forgive is the theme here. Chuck the past. You can't change it so why not stop looping on it. It's trine Jupiter while it slows down, giving it a sense of optimism and maybe even joy, helping the visit with Saturn take a chill pill to some extent.
Restore your mind. Read poetry that takes you some place dreamy. Watch old movies without 50 murders and car chases in every scene. Read a fanciful novel and float a while. Listen to that still inner voice, by shutting down the buzz so it can be heard. What secrets is it telling you? What mysteries do you know the answers to? Welcome epiphany's. Ask for insight now. And be honest. Tales told now will come back to haunt you. Integrity rules. If there is something you've been putting off, now's the time to do it. It's a time of second chances to make things right. So ENJOY the slowdown. It's a brain break. And if you have to push yourself now, be sure to stop the pushing when you feel yourself really rebelling. Your amazing, complex mind is asking for time out. This wish should be granted and can give you subtle, spiritual rewards.
Till next month, which is much lighter and it should be a really nice holiday season.
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