In the blue corner, Uranus – activist, rebel and game-changer, consummate rug-puller, maverick and trail-blazer. In the scarlet corner – Venus and Pluto – what a passionate pair, locked in intense relationship which is scary, profound and emotionally charged. Can we keep a lid on this until Christmas is over or we are into the New Year? Perhaps – but you’d better have double padlocks!
On December 23 Saturn will move from Scorpio to Sagittarius having been resident there since October 2012. This means a lot of old karma is being flushed out – homeopathically known as ‘a clearing’. So whatever is leaving your life now is something you don’t need to take with you into the new phase.
Having spent the last six weeks in serious Capricorn, Mars now arrives in the people sign of Aquarius. This week releases us from a lot of tension and activates spontaneous and warm energy. The Gemini Full Moon is always about exchanges, discussions, plans and interests and can add a lot more to our perspective.
It’s sometimes known as being conflicted. Certainly the cosmos is creating two entirely different experiences or pulling us in two ways. Firstly, Mercury’s final connection with Saturn is all about having ‘the conversation’ which is our bottom line scenario. But we also feel a lot more open, fragile and sensitive than our words convey. Neptune’s energy means nothing is cut and dried. That we find ourselves floating in a realm of uncertainty. With this in mind, regard everything as tentative this week.
As the cosmos takes us through the final curtain of Scorpio and the meeting of the Sun and Saturn we get to see the truth about what’s been going on. This is the consequence of it all. Then we can move onto the Sagittarian fire energy which is bright, dynamic and enthusiastic. It all begins next Saturday when the Sun moves here with a New Moon kick-starting a new positive cycle and renewing our hope that it’s possible to begin again, start over and move into a greater state of happiness and abundance.
Next week’s stars will be up on Monday. The Persephone effect is still very alive and kicking…..
I have just returned from a week in New York where I met with an extraordinary number of Scorpio clients and others with Scorpio/Pluto strong in their charts who were all aware of the Persphone effect. We were exploring the nature of being abducted into the underworld. How we live as innocent maidens until we are forced to confront the darker elements in life and how it can be a rude awakening but ultimately enriches us. All those Scorpionic themes of death, sex, power, renaissance and re-birth are alive and kicking this week in the cosmos. Mars and Pluto connect in Capricorn on Monday – see the forces of will playing out there in the world with brutal power and how we engage with that dynamic in our own lives. This followed by the kicker from Mars/Uranus just in case anyone is feeling comfortable.
Then we get Venus meeting with Saturn for the final time in Scorpio – completing this karmic cycle for the next 28 years. Attachments, karma, relationship issues involving boundaries, commitments and separations …. ah yes, here we go…….
Soemtimes Eclipses brew up perfect storms and if you are feeling the turbulence of the recent solar eclipse you’ll now float through the next couple of weeks.
It really is a wonderful cosmos as we move into the early part of November.
All the Scorpionic themes are coming up as the Sun and Venus arrive in this sign on Thursday accompanied by a pivotal solar eclipse here too. This isn’t just an extreme case for Scorpios but for every sign. As the leaves fall off the trees, nature is laid bare, we are all asked to strip down to what lies underneath. It’s an opportunity to take a good look at ourselves and consider the most powerful, passionate, intense aspects of our lives. Eclipses are sometimes presented as a fait accompli – events happen that re-shape our lives. It is a force of destiny and as Scorpio is all about re-birth, transformation and renewal we get to see life after death in this life. The solar eclipse always triggers a new cycle which requires the end of the old one. We can choose whether we let go willingly or wrestle with it – but the universe always wins!