Jupiter is in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto. So is Venus, which went retrograde on the 5th. Venus is love, she reminds us about the importance of Love, esp. the love of the Universe and all the gifts we have been given with life itself. She is by all rights the most important planet because she is the bridge between us and the spiritual, she reminds us where we came from and the inherent love in that realm. But like any planet, there is duality, and when Venus goes retrograde, the darker side of Venus emerges. Retrograde Venus in any sign is the dark side of relationships. In Scorpio it's dark and mysterious. Scorpio rules the Underworld, darkness, maggots and worms, secrets, and a strong, sometimes obsessive emotional vibe. Old lovers could return and hot and heavy reunions; Or you could look at your partner, who you've been thinking about leaving, and find the courage to do in a flash; Or a seemingly good relationship starts to sour. Just take everything slow and make decisions later, when your head/heart clears. It's also a time to look at your finances carefully and make changes where needed. Don't invest now, its not a good time.
Venus in Scorpio wants connection, but retrograde makes the need overwhelming, and complicated. It's time to soul search. Look within. Find your dark side and build bridges with same. What do you value about you, your friends, your love, your life? It's time to be real, get real. The energy lasts until Nov 16th - so you have about 6 weeks to learn to love yourself, forgive yourself, accept that you are not perfect (what is perfect anyhow, does Wall Street or TV define that for you - if so wake up to the propaganda designed to make you feel bad?) Be yourself, love yourself, break some "need to be broken" rules, and know that the dark cannot live without the light, and visa versa.
On Nov 1, Venus moves back into Libra but is still retrograde, taking away the darkness of Scorpio and the lightness of Libra rules her now. Venus is yet again the loving lady which will be fully realized on Nov 16th. It will also be more harmonious in the world in general, which bodes well for the Nov election, where hearts open again and are more loving and kind. Note that the Kavanaugh's approval happened during retrograde Venus. Things that happen during retrogrades are never lasting and when she goes direct, he might well find justice coming for him, but it could take up to two years to clinch the reckoning, when Venus goes retrograde again as she does every two years. Note that Oct 20th is the peak of the retrograde which can bring great upheaval and uncertainty - our insecurities on steroids. it is also a sign of a reckoning of the "ruler" or our national leaders.
Venus is in harmony with Neptune, creating a deeper mystical process before us. Our emotions are intense, deep, mysterious. Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal Scorpio. Dig deep for truth and learn from it. And Mars in Aquarius is looking forward, utilizing Uranus's energy of the new and fresh. Aquarius is Square to Venus, pushing the change thing harder. More energy for us to change. If you are changing your life, you are on the right path. As we change, so does the energy of our planet. And stress is not really bad, we just hate it when it happens. But as humans we only seem to find the courage to change when we are stressed.
So embrace the adventure, don't hate the change, it's always something better. Nearly every client I have coming my way these days is considering life altering changes. They are anxious, and I point out that if you are reinventing yourself, you are on the right path. We HAVE to change, so jump on board and embrace the new.
The New Moon is in Libra. Libra is a time of balance and gentleness. This is normally restart time, new beginnings, but not when Venus is retrograde. Venus and the moon rule emotions. Our emotions are going to be a little twisted, we are evaluating relationships and deciding if they serve us or are destined to end. It's also a time to look at your financial situation and make better choices and plans. Plan, but put it into motion when Venus is direct, don't forget she also rules money.
Mercury also goes into Scorpio on the 9th, which goes retrograde Nov 17th-Dec 7th. Oye what is a person to do!! Lots of inner work, delays, confusion. Forward progress will be hard to come by. Stay focused as much as you can, by looking within and getting to know yourself. On the 16-17 Mercury is conjunct Venus, a normally very positive aspect. Because of the retrograde Venus in Scorpio, finding bits and pieces of a puzzle may occur, but the whole truth of it may not happen until the Nov 16th when Venus goes direct. It is a great time for research, something Scorpio just adores.
So while the Libra month is usually filled with light hearted things, this month is going to be about going within, finding your truth, connecting to spirit and turning your life around in some way.
Next month the big deal is Jupiter moving home to Sagittarius, the sign of spirituality, higher learning and global perspectives. This happens Nov 9th and heralds a year of intelligence and spiritual connection and bodes well with Saturn and Pluto who are cleaning up the mess, while Jupiter will fill our hearts with the bigger picture and a stronger connection to our roots or link to God. It brings much light to the darkness, and should help us start to make changes and heal. This happens two days after the election and I think bodes well for good changes.
I hope you take the time for your self discovery this month, your will very happy with the results if you do. Best wishes for a great month. Much Love, Yvonne
I have to add it here while I remember. There is a show on the Discovery Channel called "Don't Blink" five 7 minute episodes. It's truly worth checking out. You can go online too. It's really worth it.