Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Neptune Stations Direct | make a wish and open your eyes, drifting closer to solid ground, intuition, compassion, escape routes, truth, lies, the man/woman in the mirror

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Neptune stations direct today at 11 degrees Pisces. Pisces people and anyone with a strong Neptune or planets from 11-14 degrees of the water (Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces) and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will feel this change of direction, although maybe not immediately.

Neptune rules our imagination, dreams, spirituality, escape, addiction, art, illusion, delusion, intuition, healing, hospitals, connection, compassion, sacrifice, the things put away, the ocean, the things we do last, the 12th house, the sign of Pisces. Like steam from a hot shower forming on a clean mirror he fogs up whatever he contacts, doubly so when he is moving backward (from our perception here on Earth) which he has been doing since June.

For people touched by this, and for everyone to some degree, especially since he has been very strong in his home sign of Pisces since 2012 (continues through 2025), this retrograde has been a process of something dissolving; fading away. Or maybe we have been what is fading away as we drifted farther and farther from solid land. Loss and gain through Neptune happen over time. The way water erodes rock or slowly creeps higher upon a shoreline. Now that he is direct we could feel rather unstable and uncertain as we regain our sea legs or more intuitively sure about something that isn't totally logical.

His last aspect before his station being a sextile (opportunity) to our Capricorn Moon is a good sign for practical, solid and lasting growth (well, as solid and stable as anything can be involving Neptune!) for our spiritual understanding/collective compassion for the next 6 months (until his next retrograde). Our dreams can become actual solid things. What are you dreaming about?

If you have planets or points near 11 degrees Pisces (Neptune's stationing degree) or a water or mutable sign you might want to take note of what is happening now and make yourself a post-it for the Full Moon in Gemini on December 3rd which will square this degree. Gemini rules information/communication/learning so something could come to light during that Full Moon that reveals something happening now is not quite what it seems.

Now that Jupiter is in Scorpio he will be trining Neptune in Pisces. The first trine (brakes off) will be on December 2nd, 2017, then on May 25th, 2018 and finally on August 19, 2018. This is wonderful energy for healing and compassion and making amazing art; for dissolving barriers and expanding connection. We feel empathy and compassion when the barrier between us and other people is dissolved. We heal when the barrier between us and wholeness dissolves. Our art and imagination come alive when the barriers between us and our muses dissolves. These time periods could also see us obsessed, manipulative and in water "over our head". Addiction, escape tendencies could expand. Truth gets stretched. It's not that we have to take the bad with the good so much as the bad is part of the good.

Remember with transits sometimes all we have to do is survive them. We just have to absorb the energy shifts. We evolve through that. We just have to be still standing or sitting or laying down (just not in a big, old wooden box) when the transit is over.

And with Jupiter in Scorpio for the next year our shadows will keep expanding until we are standing inside them in the dark groping for a light switch.

When I meditated on Jupiter in Scorpio and my own situation I kept seeing those giant fractal mirrors. At first I thought I was seeing broken mirrors, but later realized I was seeing a mirror made up of intentionally placed pieces.

It made me think about how our reality mirrors us very precisely. We all make each other feel exactly the way we feel. So however we make someone feel, whether consciously or unconsciously, will eventually become the way they make us feel. Instead of blindly groping around in the dark (although sometimes groping in the dark can be a good thing) we can choose to see what is really happening.

We can use this knowledge (you are mirroring me) to understand other people, to see/feel our impact on them, to resolve struggles quickly. 

So if someone makes us feel a certain way, we can know that we are either making them feel that way or we have made them feel that way. Or someone/something else has - there is only one of us here. 

With that knowledge we can consciously choose language and take actions with them that supports how we want to feel.

For example, Jupiter in Scorpio is alot about power and control within relationships.

So if someone is making us feel our own lack of power and control we can be certain they are feeling a lack of power and control. If we say and do things to make the other person feel more empowered and in control of themselves - the same will be mirrored back to us over time. It can't not be because we have changed, so what is reflected back to us (us!) through other people has to change, too.

This isn't New Age mumbo jumbo. Try it and see what happens. Think about the way someone makes you feel, conjecture they are feeling the same way and actively choose to make them feel differently via your words and actions - make them feel the way you want to feel. See what happens.

xo all

(Of course let's not do this at our own expense - Neptune rules martyrs, too - but we CAN help other people feel empowered without dis-empowering ourselves - if the action/words we are using dis-empowers us, these are the wrong words/actions. Do it/say it differently.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sun into Sagittarius, Venus Sextile Pluto | investing for the long term, taking inventory, making money, love deepens, when bigger is better, avoid overspending/over committing, exploring, having FAITH

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Today, we have Venus (in Scorpio) sextiling (opportunity) Pluto (in Capricorn) at 17 degrees.

Our ambitions and our values can work together now. This could produce a powerful desire (Pluto) to make/spend money (Venus) or have what we want.

(Caution flag out - with the Sun's move into Sag today we could overspend or over-invest ourselves in something - if you are like me and feeling these energies the week before, you might have done this last week!)

We could be dealing with women, finances, love, birth/death or third party issues. Honest interactions are a prerequisite to getting the most from this transit.

We have been down a long and winding road with Venus this year, mostly reconstructed by and noticing what we didn't get/don't have. This shortage/lack of what we thought we needed changed/set our course or we might still feel we are hanging out in limbo land (we aren't).

This sextile creates a portal for a smooth, cosmic course correction.

Take a real inventory of what you have (money, relationships, self-esteem, values, resources) and a "get real with yourself" look at what you want and why you want it.

What is working here and what needs to shift? Mars is in Libra answering to Venus - take some kind of action. The waxing Moon is in ambitious and structure-building Capricorn now. This helps, too.

The Sun moves into "bigger is better" Sagittarius today.

We have been down a long road with Sagittarius, too, and now Saturn is preparing to leave this sign - hang in there Sagittarians! How many times over the past couple years have I written on this blog the words - travel, places outside our comfort zones, foreign issues or people, education (higher than what we have now), anything we are taking to a higher level, politics, religion, legal issues, weddings, the media and marketing -this is Sagittarius territory, Jupiter territory, our 9th house.

What we believe becomes much more important than what we know now. There is a reason the season belongs to Santa Claus!

With Saturn in Sagittarius our beliefs/faith have been held to the fire the last couple years. What does our truth look like now? What do we really believe? So much has happened on the planet to show us that anything is possible. But is that what we are seeing? Or are we seeing everything falling apart?

Remember so much inside us has changed since 2012 and the outer world has been struggling to catch up with us (yes, I know it looks like it is the other way around, but looks are deceiving here). With the Sun in Sagittarius we will all be needing a little freedom to wander and explore beyond our comfort zones and known places and spaces. The path we find ourselves on during these travels could be inhabited by unicorns and rainbows or stone throwing orks - either way we will need the faith to know that no matter what happens we will be OK. The Sun in Sagittarius (we are all burning Sagittarius fuel now) makes that possible.

xo all

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mars Sextile the North Node | taking action toward our heart's desire, releasing detachment, cooperation, authenticity, our words are our fortune

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It seems that the weekly was not wanting to be written this week. Something came up every time I sat down with the charts. We'll do dailies!

Today, we have an optimistic, enthusiastic Sagittarius Moon.

She conjuncts Mercury, squares Chiron and then goes on to trine Uranus. All in a day's work!

This is a good time to share an original message. A healing message - remember that square to Chiron. Our words are our fortune here. A Sagittarian Moon could see us focused on Sagittarius themes - travel, places outside our comfort zones, foreign issues or people, education (higher than what we have now), anything we are taking to a higher level, politics, religion (of course politics and religion share a house, right!), legal issues, weddings, the media and marketing.

The Moon goes void at 7:26PM EST.

Mars (in Libra) sextiles the North Node (in Leo) and trines the South Node (in Aquarius) at 18 degrees.

Opportunities (sextile) to take action, likely through cooperative ventures with other people (Mars in Libra), are created as we move toward the North Node

(LEO - our heart, the way we are meant to shine in the world, the theme of the house ruled by Leo in our natal chart and/or the house that holds the Sun in our natal chart).

What we are releasing (South Node) slips out of focus smoothly (trine - brakes off) now.

With the North Node in brave Leo the steps that require a courageous heart will likely be the most correct steps. With Mars in balanced Libra there will be a need to take the needs of other people into consideration here. Whatever the next step is there will be a certain ease involved now. The bottom line with Leo is creating something we can be proud of whether it be a home, baby, business, relationship, product, body, etc.

Working with today's Mars themes and our busy Sag Moon - this is good energy to combine a need for independence or an independent project or an independent way of thinking - into an opportunity with other people. We don't have to give up our freedom/individuality to play well with others. Our original way of being, our authenticity, needs to be part of the process.

It's what we came here to give/share.

Think you don't know what you came here to give/ how you came here to SHINE? You do. What house holds the Sun in your natal chart? What is the theme of that house? What house has Leo on the cusp? What is the theme of that house? If you don't know, ask me. When you find out I can guarantee you will say "oh, I knew that." ♡

Remember the Mars/Pluto square is still in play (Danger Will Robinson). Avoid confrontations. Drive safely. Don't wander down any dark alleys looking for your lost kitty. The kitty will be fine, nine lives and all, you on the other hand ....

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Writing about relationships and the things we are taking to the next level is making me think about Jupiter in Scorpio. 

Before Jupiter ingressed into Scorpio (October 10, 2017) he had been in Libra for 13 months. Libra/Scorpio are our 'relationship signs' ruling our relationship houses - 7th and 8th.

Scorpio comes after Libra. Scorpio corrects the inhibitions/imbalances/excesses of Libra. Not the other way around. To go from Scorpio to Libra we need to go all the way around the zodiac. We can see why it is easier to go from friends to lovers than from lovers to friends. Lovers to friends is a much longer journey!

If we have been 'nice' (Libra) to keep the peace (Libra), for example - we will find we are no longer able to do this. Our real feelings are bubbling to the surface and there won't be anything we, or anyone else, can do about it. 

Next year Jupiter will come home to Sagittarius - we will be able to view our relationships (the ones that are still standing and the ones that have not survived) from a higher space. And, yes, this absolutely includes our relationship with ourselves. We will recognize the gifts THEN. 

For now, we just have to feel (Scorpio is a water sign!) what is being dredged up. There might not always seem like there is a resolution. And there might not be. Just work the process. 

The process is what changes us, not the outcome. 

Jupiter in Scorpio will expand the Plutonic themes of sex, power, death, rebirth, taxes, other people's resources, inheritance, debt, gains/losses, atomic energy/war, sexuality, the ways we merge with other people, issues with the parts of our body used to merge - you get the idea.

We can see this happening in the news. In the United States the media (ruled by Jupiter) moved from healthcare coverage to tax coverage like a switch was flipped. Sexual wrongdoings/crimes, issues of power and control - all very Scorpian/Plutonic. 

Whatever is pulling down/weakening the collective here will be yanked out like weeds.

All that is happening in the collective is happening in our own lives and within our own bodies, too. Situations/relationships with unbalanced power structures are not doing so well right now. 

Again, this is a process. Jupiter will be in Scorpio until November 8, 2018.