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.
Next Sunday places the lights of Sun in Leo and Full Moon in Aquarius either side of Saturn – in psychological terms we’re talking karmic outcomes, intense decisions and long term futures. On top of this, the visual of the Moon will be exceptionally bright as it’s so close to the earth at this time, making it a Supermoon. We often get shooting stars also during this period of the year – all ancient symbols of wishes to be made.
If you like drama then there’s plenty to see around you, or to get involved with if you choose. Choosing is important. Perspective equally so. Are things really such a big deal or is Jupiter making them see super-size on a temporary basis? The valuable lesson of Venus, Uranus and Pluto is to be able to see deep inside the issues that are going on. The surface is where it all happens, but the truth lies underneath….
This week sees a prime planetary movement. A game-changer in the cosmos. Jupiter ends its year long sojourn in Cancer and moves to Leo for the next 12 months. Put together the positive, abundant qualities of Jupiter and the super-bling, super-charged sign of Leo and we get a major upgrade all round. Especially for the royal sign itself, for anyone with personal planets in Leo or in the other fire signs there’s going to be a revival of fortunes.