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We’re currently in the midst of Scorpio season. Nature reflects the cyclical and timely death of what has previously flourished. The Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and an upcoming Scorpio new Moon powerfully intensify the current cycle.
This week Venus and Jupiter transit through the treacherous, transformative sign of Scorpio – moving into an exact conjunction by the weekend. That should be interesting. Astrologically it’s difficult to predict how it will manifest.
Venus isn’t comfortable in the sign of Scorpio. It requires personal risk and determination to manifest the best of Venus under Scorpios influence. Jupiter may magnify the difficulties involved – and expand the benefits. A willingness to choose something more courageous may be the determining factor.
In any sign Venus is a “relax into the flow” influence. But in the sign of Scorpio relaxation and releasing control feels especially risky. It generates tension. Issues of trust and suspicion rise to the surface telling you the truth about where you stand – in relation to others and in relation to yourself.
Anything standing in the way of trust needs to be brought into awareness – transformed, detoxed, destroyed, or eliminated – in order to allow for a release of underlying tension.
Venus in Scorpio gifts you with an opportunity to delve beneath the surface of awareness to discover something ripe for transformation. Hidden inner states of disruption block intimacy and a path to the deep satisfaction Scorpio craves. Anxiety unresolved keeps us scratching the surface of life – for Scorpio a state synonymous with spiritual starvation and chronic frustration.
A willingness to delve into the scarier aspects of the healing/integrating process offers an opportunity to make you more receptive to Venus in Scorpio’s life changing gifts.
Mars currently rules Venus. But like Venus he’s transiting through the sign of his detriment – Libra. It’s tricky for Mars to express his true nature in Libra. Simply stated he isn’t thrilled with the need to negotiate, compromise, and find some middle ground in order to allow relationships to work. For him the process generates tension that needs an outlet.
Fortunately Venus and Mars are in mutual reception – the ruler of Venus in Scorpio is Mars and the ruler of Mars in Libra is Venus. Actions that benefit one benefit the other. Its simplifying.
The Sun in Scorpio this week highlights the need for a pivotal decision as it squares the nodes. A necessary choice moves you forward into adventurous territory or backward in the direction of repeating yourself.
Saturn and Uranus align in an exact trine (120 degree) configuration. Your work and ultimate success benefits from a unique and different approach. Unusual methods and techniques can be easily focused in the direction of advancing your goals. Welcomed breakthroughs occur unexpectedly.
Juno, the marriage and commitment asteroid, is exerting her influence over the transformative power of Pluto in Capricorn. Can you sustain your commitment to personal integrity while massive breakdown and uncertainty challenges you to lose focus?
Mercury moves toward a tense alignment with Neptune this week making it likely you will have to sift through lies, misleading information, and shameless distortions of the truth. What else is new?
Fortifying your ability to trust yourself by resisting temptations to betray what’s most important seems especially necessary this week – from every angle.
Thanks for reading and have a great week.
RN., MS., NMH., RYT., C.A.P.
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
This week within the realm of relationships there is a rare opportunity to make significant progress. Deep seeded distortions that have moved relationships in painful directions can be uprooted if you remember an old astrological truth – in life (from the astrological point of view) there is no “other.” There’s only you attracting information through your perception of another about what needs to be transformed within you. Notice if you find yourself wishing that a partner or family member would be different – more patient, less insecure, more sociable, successful, fair, honest, communicative, adventurous, etc. Then consider the possibility that what you see in another is a reflection of a part of yourself. This week expect to be presented with an opportunity to transform from within the nature of your relationships.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
This week Taurus benefits from any efforts she exerts in the direction of uncovering the truth about a relationship. A new sense of freedom may result from a willingness to risk hearing or accepting the truth of a situation – or a powerful partner that seems to hold your fate in his hands. You may suspect that a relationship is not what it seems. Beneath the surface lies something you’re missing – something that’s not being said, something potentially threatening. Old habits and patterns may challenge your sense of balance. A more enlightened approach to the unknown that moves you past a reliance on relationships for your survival seems necessary and possible this week. The issues involve an unraveling of an old belief about not being unable to trust yourself with your own survival. That belief is on its last legs. Paradoxically once you let it go all your relationships improve.
Mercury in your 7th house may focus you on the need for a more balanced, relaxed, receptive mindset – particularly as it relates to your overall approach to life and your relationship with your work. You may consider integrating something more enjoyable, creative, authentic, and truthful within the context of the belief that joy enhances the effectiveness of your work. A degree of caution is required. Assume that your thinking may be clouded or distorted by some old abuse that interfered with your success or final sense of authority over the direction of your life. Ask for honest feedback on any changes you make in your approach to life and your work. You may be spot on. Or you may be very close to that elusive sweet spot. But it pays to go the extra mile to keep yourself grounded in reality this week.
It may be time to consider an overhaul of your inherited approach to success. A challenge to old habits and patterns – especially regarding social niceties and superficiality – may be thrown in your direction. Keeping it simple, superficial, and unruffled may have nothing to do with what it is you crave from life. Despite what was role modeled for you, it may be time to make everyone in your immediate and non-immediate environment uncomfortable with the unvarnished truth. More to the point, it may be time to make yourself uncomfortable by admitting that playing it safe may not be in your creative best interest. What you really crave is something raw, edgy, unnerving, and truthful. The foundation of your ability to create beauty rests on the unvarnished truth. Knowing what lies beneath the surface of a polished exterior gives you the power to create beauty that is timeless.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
This week it seems you have a lot to say. Your opinions seem important. In a way you’re creating a work of art with your words or maybe with an explanation of one of your new ideas. Those ideas may be profound and timeless or changing minute by minute. Chances are you may be telling yourself some important truth about yourself as you express a point of view. Your purpose is to create with whatever you have available. Words work as well as anything. You don’t have to be held to account based on some final statement that’s never really final. It’s not the point. You are a dynamic work of art in progress no matter what you’re doing. Creating is your purpose. Creating with flair and drama is your choice. You don’t have to justify it. You just have to do it and have fun in the process.
You may be entertaining some interesting ideas this week that have great potential for increasing your income and improving your financial future. There is the suggestion that working with a partner could be beneficial but not necessarily. Beliefs about what it takes to be financially successful may be undergoing a transformative process. For best results you may need to let go of something you previously believed about the financial realm of life. You can succeed through effectively managing your resources and talents. A breakthrough and some new freedom from old financial psychological conditioning is possible this week. A creative plan, self-discipline, focus, consistency and hard work moves you into the the future financial place you want to be.
This week it may be time to practice the art of being more assertive and insistent upon acting in your own behalf. It seems you’ve mastered the art of putting your own needs on hold so that others can thrive – or become spoiled brats. But chances are it’s taken a toll. It may be the perfect time as Venus settles into her trek through the sign of Scorpio, to tell yourself the truth about why you can so easily fall into the trap of being long suffering and self-sacrificial. You may be a saint. But if you’re closer to your human nature the truth may revolve around the fact that you simply have a low tolerance to confrontation. You desperately need peace and to be free of tension. You need it so badly that you may be willing to take a few short cuts around the essential rules of creating balanced relationships. Now may be the time when you can make a clean break in the direction of something more balanced – even if you’ve never tried it before. Expect some push back and press on. The opportunity is now.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Your physical body may feel cramped, confined, exhausted, or stressed by old patterns and habits that insist it’s your job to maintain peace within the realm of relationships. A high degree of sensitivity to cues that indicate the “relationship balance” may be in jeopardy keep you hyper-vigilant and ready to adjust in an instant. Restoring the “balance” within the realm of relationships may not seem optional. But it seems you need a break, time away from your usual routine, free time to rethink your priorities and to reconnect with your life purpose. Letting go of the chaos of the past seems important as you strive to harness and align your imagination with some creative, heart felt aspiration. A period of extended travel seems like a good idea if you can manage it.
Information churning and processing just beneath the surface of awareness since October 19th has been transformed into a recognizable form you can now use and understand. Previously inaccessible information is now surfacing for your consideration. A new and different light may be illuminating the meaning of recent experiences. A roadmap for the future may be coming into view. What’s most important may be clarified. Your relationship to a significant other or some distant realm or memory may be up for review. A structured or well planned approach to travel or some adventurous but physically taxing undertaking may connect you with an unconventional option or future way of life you could truly love. Everything may hinge on the nature of your most significant relationship and a closer connection. Communication is key. Speak the truth and be an especially sensitive listener. Missing information is now being provided. You are on the verge of a surge and something that seems right for you.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Issues of justice and fairness may be your focus at the moment. Taking on a leadership role in a vigorous fight against some blatant disregard for the welfare of others may in some way define your current mission. Setting the record straight, clarifying the ugly truth, predicting future outcomes, and enthusiastically promoting the better, fairer option may be igniting your true passion. It seems you are always a force to be reckoned with once you direct your focus into a fight for the underdog. In some way the opportunities coming your way allow you to discover who you are – talents you didn’t know you had, desires you didn’t know you had, and a connection with something elusive or spiritual that seems in need of your protection. Your current mission may have existential meaning and wider ranging positive influence than you realize.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
You may be getting the message that moving away from an impersonal, intellectual, or “professional distance” approach to others may work better for you as you devise a plan to achieve something big. A warm hearted, personal approach to others seems more effective in getting you where you want to be – and more aligned with your true nature. You may need to reach out as opposed to waiting for others to come to you. If you think you would like to be better acquainted with someone take the initiative. Building a warm, friendly, personal network seems to be a critical piece of what you’ll need to achieve your ultimate goal. Foreign connections with professional healers may be especially important.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
Pisces has been seriously challenged for the past couple years to overcome physical limitations, illness, past abuse, and maybe a tendency to feel victimized. There have been any number of ways you could have dodged the challenge life through in your direction. But it seems you did not. Saturn encouraged you to step up professionally and to accomplish something personally significant and meaningful. The evidence is coming in and it seems that you have. A look back for the purpose of appreciating how much you accomplished against significant odds may be encouraging. The first of the year has you standing on new ground as you face a new challenge. If you’ve proven anything it’s that you can and will come through for yourself. That must feel good to know.