Finally Mercury goes direct Saturday, now in Libra. This weekend should be rather quiet mentally as we are recovering from this crazy month. Your intelligence will return. Tons of mail will show up at the door. Plans will move forward. Confusion fades. Stupid mistakes come to an end. Yeah!
Sunday Mars moves into Capricorn. I've always considered this a strange place for Mars. It's the sign of business and the entrepreneur, but its also earth, which puts out fire, so its a steady Mars, vs a big action Mars. There will be progress, but slower than you might like. 10th house matters, career, take center stage. Business can finally move forward. Enact those plans you've had.
Thurs Oct 23rd is a partial solar eclipse. This is also the day the Sun moves into Scorpio, which means the eclipse is happening at 0 degree Scorpio. When any planet makes it just over the line into a new sign, its like finishing a race. There is a sense of urgency, breathlessness, even excitement. You made it to the next stage. You're here. Whew. It's a time when breakthroughs can be made more easily.
Eclipses are about CHANGE. I know you're sick of me saying this word, but hey, I am just the messenger, take your complaints up with the big gal right now, cause the Feminine side of the Universe is on fire and coming for us. CHANGE she screams. The status quo has to go, and go NOW! And this eclipse is just another seed in her master plan for shifting EVERYTHING.
Aiding the eclipse are several planets in Scorpio. Today the Sun went into Scorpio. Venus moved into Scorpio (relationships, and how we relate in same, come up for major review). The moon moved into Scorpio - and its a New Moon. Buckle up everyone, its gonna be an energy burst like a rocket taking off. And the energy lasts for six months. And all this is energy is happening during the final two squares of Pluto and Uranus in their battle over the new world. Will we keep the world as it is, so unfair and unhelpful to so many? Or will we shift our world to a place of fairness and kindness and sharing, making it good for everyone? That is the big question, which can only be answered with spiritual growth. Nothing else will do it. New attitudes, allowing our Higher Selves to dominate instead of our lower state, allowing our higher Chakra's to dominate, not our primal Chakras. Open our hearts to Universal love. Open our voices to speaking out to power with truth. Open our spirit connection via our 3rd eye and be more group encompassing vs individual focus. And finally our Crown Chakra to become one with the Universe, to WILLINGLY allow ourselves to work with the God's and their plans, which are far more exciting that we could imagine. Great things are out there for us to embrace....as long as we can cut away from the past and embrace the new.
Relationships will undergo a lot during the next 6 months...relationships end or become more solid and spiritual based for permanent connection and companionship. It's also about releasing. Drop that busload of baggage you carry around and just let it float away. Maybe they were right, maybe you were. But who gives a bleep in the greater scheme of things. Time for fresh starts. LET IT GO! And in terms of personal development, its a time to be a living spiritual being. Your psychic abilities can bloom; your hunches and intuition expand and become a tool in decisions making. Embrace your gut, even when your head says no. Give your instincts and emotions an equal shot. BALANCE your instincts and learn to use them all. Your mind or logic is NOT everything. Each gift is of equal value, and all must be in harmony to create the perfect harmony required to live a rich life in tune with your Higher Self and the goals of the Universe. This is the first step to changing, because once the connection is made to the Universe, it will take over and guide us. We will grow universal wings and fly into a new dynamic.
Meditate. Pray. Walk in Nature. Ask for guidance and assistance. Be open to change, it will come.
While all this Scorpio energy is bombarding the world, Saturn is ending its stay in Scorpio, and it too is on a mission to get as much done as possible in the remaining time available. This time is like ground zero to launch. The planets are BUSY the next few month, stirring the energy pot, and we are the particles of the soup so we will feel that energy like an electric mixer stirring the pot, not a spoon.
You've had a lot of time to think about change, to make some small steps toward it, to do self examination.....but the games are about to commence. No more planning, Scorpio energy will make us do it. Go with the flow. Please don't resist or fight it. Take the leap of faith required now and become a butterfly, soaring to spiritual heights and existence in the physical plane...something "she" has been trying to do for a long time. From now until 2020, the world will experience major change...some bad, but with our efforts a lot good. Your mission is before you. It's time.
Give yourself some time tonight or tomorrow to really go deep and visit the inner you. Ask for guidance. Beg for it if you need to. There is no shame in that. These are transformative times, but ask any mother and she'll tell you giving birth is painful. We are growing. Life feels hard. We feel stuck. We don't know where to go. How to get there. ASK for guidance every night before you go to sleep, and ask to REMEMBER that guidance. You will find your way. Really you will. And these next 6 months, when you look back in the spring, will astonish you how much you and the world has changed.
It's a fairly quiet week until the weekend, as Sun approaching its move into Scorpio will begin to change our moods and our thoughts. Saturn, who is winding up its 2.5 year stay in Scorpio is feeling the pressure to wrap up as much as it can before it vacates Scorpio, and won't return for 28 years, so it's in urgent mode. It's quite likely from the 22nd of Oct to the 21st of Nov we will be doing some very deep internal purging, more intense than we have experienced so far, because time is of the essence. I cannot stress enough how important this last sweep of Saturn through Scorpio is and its mission of making us clear out our darkness, look at it, embrace it, love it and release it, so we can be ready for the adventures of Saturn in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter and the guardian of Higher Education, Long Distance Travel and Spirituality, the latter being the key here.
I went to a lecture this week by an Astrologer who spoke about "coming trends". It was quite dark. It spoke of monetary collapse, global war, downed power grids and more. I don't want to go into the details because it makes manifest what I write here. I tell you this for the mundane view of our potential. We can reach for the stars, change our vibrations by being seekers and practitioners of the Light, by caring for others, by being kind and generous, and by being an example for others. The World Is Changing, like it or not. And it can be changed by higher vibrations and purpose, or it can be changed by complete destruction followed by rebirth. Mankind is a teenager, embarking on adulthood. We are changing out immaturity for maturity, impulsive behavior by planned action, tantrums by reason and diplomacy, and recklessness by certainty.
Imagine a world where each nation has its own valued resources and trades those resources with each other for not only the resource itself, but for creating community and friendships. The USA could be the food basket and the coal resource, which, with research, could be turned into a clean fuel. The Middle East would be the trader of oil. Central and South America another food basket at different seasons assuring fruits and vegetables year round for the world consumption, etc.
Imagine people working 20 hours a week in community service if you don't choose a full time career - farming, water maintenance, house building, policing and fire departments, social workers, government clerks, street sweeping, pet control and adoption, garbage collection, etc. - while the rest of the time we do what we want. Art, Science, Medicine, Travel, Invention, Music, Dance, Song, Writing, Story Telling/Acting, etc. but not for money. We all get a "stipend" of some sort in the form of credits, from the collective and an equal amount for everyone, and everyone has food, housing and health care so there are no homeless, or hungry or sick people without recourse. Want a bigger house than your neighbor? Then spend your stipend on that. But you are not better than, richer than, or more important than anyone else. Society is a safety net for everyone. Life is about growing, learning, becoming more useful, wise and enlightened while enjoying the bounty for this amazing planet.
It's about relationships, and family and friends and community and lots and lots of love an happiness.
Some might say pipe dream, but its NOT. I remember there was a Star Trek episode where they found cryogenic pods of people from our day and thawed them out and cured them. One was a wealthy businessman who was acting like a child the moment he woke up, spouting his importance, his needs, his wants. In the end, when he found out his money had long been dissolved, that his company was long gone, and he had nothing he asked, "whats the point?" then? "A lot has changed in three hundred years. People are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of 'things'. We have eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions." (TNG: "The Neutral Zone") To become a better person - to improve and enrich ourselves is true evolution, to become better tomorrow than you are today. So what does "better" mean?
Better is ultimately more loving, caring, sympathetic, empathetic, but it also includes smarter (keep learning no matter your age, what you learn in this life is FOREVER with you. Geniuses are just people who studied the craft they excel now at in other lives too, and bring all that knowledge to this one. Listen to others when they tell their stories and learn how different we all are and embrace that difference. A garden only with roses become dull. Add a Lilly, an iris, a poppy, a marigold, a carnation...and you have a garden of beauty and color and interest. And work on your spiritual self. Keep connected to your higher self, your spirit. When you are having bad times, reach out to your guides, angels, etc and ASK for help. Embrace the Universe and your life will be on a path to true riches. There is magic out there!
Look at the animals, plants, water ways, land, mountains, sky and revel in the creation of this amazing place we call home. Think of the known galaxies and ponder the unknown, and revel in the wonder of the Creator and all s/he can do. Then remind yourself that YOU are a piece of that Creator, like a leaf on a tree, you are still part of the tree, and you have magical abilities too. You can manifest things, if you believe, and if the timing is right. These abilities come from your Higher Chakras, they come from Love. Love really is the answer. How can we bomb people if we love them. How can we steal away pensions if we love them. How can we let sick people die when we have cures, if we love them? We can't. And by caring, and being FAIR, we change the world, one block at a time. Be your block leader and just sit on your front porch and pray for everyone on your block. Stand in your window with a view and send out love to everyone you can see for miles and miles. Spread the love around. It's free. There's lots more where that came from. Bathe in it. Drink it. Spread it around and there will always be more to give. And this month is Libra's month, the sign ruled by Venus. Use that energy to enable a better life.
Pray for us, the planet and the stars. Hard times are coming, but with courage and a connection to spirit, we can make way for a new world....the fun way, the magical way, the way of love and peace, or the hard way. It's up to you to be a Light Worker and do your part.
Much love to you all.
Well I wrote most of my blog Saturday, tweaked it last night and this morning it was just gone! Yes its retrograde Mercury in full force making things frustrating or slow or just annoying. Ugh.
Mercury is in Scorpio, but on Friday it moves back into Libra, which will makes things less contentious but don't expect to excel on your Lumosity tests right now, because your brain is begging you for a vacation.
My plate is full of "to do's" as I am sure everyone's is....but you have to pace yourself or your brain will just crash on you and you won't bounce back after a nights sleep, and will let you down until the 25th until it goes direct again. Get rest. Sleep. Naps (I can tell you as a person who NEVER napped, but as an old Lady now, I am getting naps in now and again and they are great. No guilt allowed. If you're tired your body is telling you something, so listen!). Clean up, clear up, rest, but don't start anything big right now. It's for finishing up, not for starting. it's also the perfect time to do inward work. Be still and listen. Turn off the TV, the radio, the CD's and DVD and go about your day or evening in blessed silence. It is SOOTHING. Cut out all the noise and find your inner voice. It's sitting there waiting for you to acknowledge it.
October 8th is a Lunar eclipse, in Full Moon Aries. Eclipses are triggers and full moons are full of emotion and Aries represents NEW. So here we go again with new popping up, and the eclipse is gonna shoot the moon out of a cannon and spread moonlight, and the desire for new, and an emotional determination to do something that involves changing your life. If things fall away, its to make room for new. I know loss is a bitch, but now its all about filling in the blanks with NEW. So release, and know something better is coming if you allow it.
Last April I spoke of the 4 blood moons coming. These 4 full blood moons foretell of amazing change in the world, and within ourselves if we have a clue about changing. there is a lot going on out there, and its only the beginning. This day its also trining Jupiter in Leo and Mars in Sagittarius.....a grand fire trine. If you are a fire sign, expect to be flying by the seat of your pants from one adventure to another, and the rest of us, espectially air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius will be flying high too with amazing ideas and the desire to bring them to fruition. Water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces will be 'FEELING IT" and should go deep into their emotions and review, experience, revel and release these feelings out into the universal pool for us all. Our earthy signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn may be the hardest hit, because they are not so good at embracing change. Be sure to walk slowly vs not walking at all. It's time for things to shift. Go with the flow and you'll be happier about it in the long run. All these energies are in full play for about 2 weeks, and the effect of the eclipse carries on until next April when the 3rd eclipse emerges. I'm telling you now, that if you think 2014 has been mind boggling, just remember it's a preview for the astonishing changes coming next year.
Meanwhile the desire to go forth into the world will be powerful, and just as quickly you can be pulled back into yourself with the need to look within and learn from this grand fire trine, to absorb its message of action on BOTH WORLDS of the inner spirit and the outer realm.
Like always these days its another crazy week. enjoy!