A lot is going on, so here we go.
Mars. For nearly 11 months poor Mars has been trapped, first in Libra forever, which in turn made you feel like you were trapped and couldn't get much traction on forward movement. Then it moved into Scorpio where Saturn pulled it down into the depths and sat on it for a few weeks, which made you feel like you were stuck...one step forward, two back, pause, one step forward.... But on Saturday the 13th Mars moved into Sagittarius, another Fire sign like it's home, Aries (till 10/26). So energy is moving again, you are making progress....but not the kind you expect. It's forward movement and dragging one foot. Its progress but its not going as fast as you'd like. Because...
All the other planets are busy too, with their own issues, and this new Mars in Sagittarius begins with being in harmony with Uranus..the unexpected one, who likes to move first, think later. They're soooo ready to go go go. But Saturn is in Scorpio, adding a dragging our feet feel. Scorpio is inconjunct Uranus, which means they are adjusting. Think of it as being unable to fall asleep and tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable place to relax and rest. It's annoying and frustrating, just like we feel now.
Saturn is winding up 2.5 years in Scorpio and about to move into Sagittarius. It's major clean up time. What lessons haven't you learned during this Saturn transit of Scorpio? Heavy, deep, hard to look or deal with stuff, but Saturn won't let you turn away or think about it later...it is forcing you to DEAL WITH THE DARK STUFF. And when a transit is about to end, they pull out all the stops to get as much done as possible so the pressure is on even more from Saturn now. Pressure is on you to GROW UP, to change and as you change the world changes. Stay stuck or don't face your demons, and the world remains stuck.
On the 22nd Pluto goes direct, giving some momentum to flow. But it's at war with Uranus, so its rested and its ready to start the fight again. Like I said abut Saturn's final transit of Scorpio being more intense because its ending, so it is true of Pluto and Uranus.The end game is near. March 2015 their battle will be over...and so for the next 5 months, the turmoil in the world will escalate to very high levels. And so our tensions will escalate along with that energy. Get out there and protest something, and meditate every day to keep you grounded and centered in the storm.
These are hard times right now. I don't know a soul who is having a fun time with no cares. People are dealing with a lot, me included. I long for lounge chairs on the beach and Mai Tai's, but alas its not the time for that. Its time to work hard, dig deep, change our ways so we can create a new world. A new energy in the world. You ignore your spiritual life now at your peril and ours. We are in this together whether you like it or not. Talk to your higher guidance for help, for inspiration, for paths to take. It's all about connecting the bridge between the Universal Mind and Energy to this world of Ayn Rand selfishness.
My heart is heavy with the sadness of the state of the world. So much unfairness, cruelty, brutality and general insanity. Up is down and down is up for sure. This dynamic is unsustainable. We either consciously change it, or the world will blow up and change it for us...and it won't be pretty.
On a happier note, The Sun just moved into Libra, a more uplifting energy about love and art and harmony vs the details. Use these flashes of happiness to encourage your growth and change. Fall in love, smile at the stars, revel at the ocean, and give thanks for all you have, no matter how little that may be.
Libra is about partnership, the balanced scales. People with strong Libra planet placements strive for harmony and balance, hate to be alone and need partnership to feel completed. Mate, befriend, participate during these weeks - its a great time to socialize and share.
Tues the 23rd, is a New Moon in LIbra. By now you know new moons mean new beginnings. Its a great day to make decisions, meet people, make plans. It's new. It should inspire you with enthusiasms.
On 9/29 Venus moves into Libra, its home and its shouting love is all around you...take advantage. Play.
Stop being so darn serious and let your heart float...as much as it can while all this other stuff is going on. Think of it as a chance to have happy moments amid the storms around us. Emulate your pets and PLAY a little. It's a tension breaker, its fun. You remember fun don't you....well sort of anyhow.
Mercury going retro Oct 4th, and moves into Scorpio on 9/27 so we're in deep thought, helping Saturn do his job, when pow, it goes retrograde and takes us back through Libra from the 10th to 25th, when it goes direct. October is pretty much shot brain-wise. Get stuff done in a hurry now, because retrogrades always bring back things unfinished to deal with, things forgotten return, and things get mixed up in our minds.
Hang in there. You chose to be alive now. You chose this time to live and work out your karma and be part of the big change. Find the strength, mainly by making sure you and spirit are bonding. The pains, the loss, the change will be easier if you connect to your higher self. How is that tribe building going?