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!
We all know Libra is the sign of relating and relationship. Yet even Librans themselves sometimes find the human puzzle of interaction a dangerous game to play. Now the North Node is in the mix with the Libra Sun and Venus we need to look at the art of gracefulness. How to be with someone even when they press our buttons, how to co-exist with others in our karma with them. How you do it counts, even how you end it matters ……
At eclipse time the atmosphere heats up – especially at a totally eclipsed Full Moon in the fire sign Aries. This eclipse is also plugged into the Uranus/Pluto configuration making it super-powerful. As always the impact is not always felt entirely on the day itself but unloads over the coming weeks and months – but you have only to look at the world stage right now to feel the intensity. For the cardinal signs – Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn this eclipse is a portent of closure on the past. Quite abruptly in some cases…..
As we approach a more chaotic cosmic pattern we are entering the realm of non-linear, complex dynamics that influence the atmosphere. Perhaps when Mercury slows down and a butterly flaps its wings in New Mexico it causes a hurricane in China. This kind of thinking is reflected in the intial slo-mo of Mercury this week which means we start to see things frame-by-frame. It skews our perception of the stories in our lives – which is a good thing as we begin to question our personal reality. On Saturday October 4th, Mercury will stand still before moving retrograde and this is followed by early October’s dramatic total lunar eclipse with volatile Uranus at its centre and powerful Pluto locked into the pattern. It’s certainly a time when the science of surprises takes precedence.
When the Sun enters Libra it’s the Autumn Equinox: day and night are equal and this has been considered a hugely significant time in the calendar for thousands of years. Of course, this balance only lasts for a day – it is a tipping point and then the planets move onto their winter track in the Northern hemisphere. We feel moved to focus on the remaining months of the year and how to be most productive. It’s not just the equinox that heralds a change of gear – the New Moon in Libra on Wednesday kickstarts fresh energy and all of this is followed by the stunning alliance between Jupiter and Uranus which the ancients considered a truly lucky stroke of fortune!
Every so often we get a little gap in the cosmic weather patterns. After such high energy through the Summer and early September this is a week which gives breathing space. It gives us a chance to re-align, re-constellate, re-calibrate – to process everything we have been going through. Once we’ve got everything uploaded then we’re ready for the Autumn Equinox, the Libra New Moon, the stunning Jupiter/Uranus alliance and all the new energy which will take us through the rest of 2014.
Here we are on planet Earth, quite close to a place called the Cosmic Void and another called Coma…. who knew! We may feel like this whilst the Full Moon in Pisces liquifies our real world into something resembling the Milky Way. We don’t know where we are. There are no signposts or directions and we either feel like slumbering, denying everything, yearning for something, anything to take us away from all this or if we are aiming for a more evolved state opening up to some insights, creativity and transcendence. Yes, you do have a choice …
As Pluto is the God of the Underworld, the one who took Persephone down into the darkest place, he has a difficult reputation. Yet this week’s stunning alignment between the Sun and Pluto redeems the feeling that even in this ancient myth, Persephone reached transformation through living with ‘the demon’. It’s only when we get to experience the difficult times in our lives that we realise how resilient, powerful and strong we are. That we come through with so much wisdom.
The dynamic energy of the early part of this week is tense to say the least with people holding positions that make others mad and competitive. The glitz of the Venus Jupiter conjunction in Leo means it’s always possible to see something heart-warming but the more war-like people get the more the only solution is peace.
Sunday night is the perigee Supermoon in Aquarius – when the Moon is closest to earth and appears 30 per cent bigger than usual. July and September Full Moons are also enhanced but August is the Big Daddy of them all. In addition we have the Perseid meteor showers that deliver wishes to earth.