Feel like 2018 had you running the gauntlet? You are far from alone. For most, it has been a savage year. The exceptional number of retrograde planets on top of multiple eclipses has left us betwixt and between. Focusing on your own goals and lives continues to be the best use of energy. While difficult, this year has also offered us several breaks from the intense celestial gear shifts: notably, May-June, September and now December. Thank Goddess!
November is rarely an easy month. We are full-on in the calendar year-end, with school and work functioning at its peak and gearing up for the holidays. As the Sun (our will) moved into Scorpio during the final week of October, we all certainly felt the Scorpion’s sting reverberating through every level of our lives. The intensity continues for the next four weeks, and November may very well outdo October…
You may know your astrology sign but do you know its element? No worries. Most people don’t. We are so much more than our Sun sign. Each of us is a composite of ALL the planets at the moment of our birth. And each of these planets, like our Sun, is in a particular sign which is influenced by a particular element. The missing element in our astrological chart is one of the biggest clues to our behavior. Knowing this is equally important as understanding a dominance of planets in a particular element.
After a bit of a planetary reprieve last month, gear shifts kick-in right at the outset of October. So rest for a bit on your accomplishments as October promises to be very revealing. Literally at the outset of the month, on Day 1, Pluto, planet of power and transformation turns direct motion in earthy Capricorn. As it digs up systems, traditions, and customs that no longer work individually or collectively, turning over pieces of our lives we’d rather not see, planet Venus prepares to turn retrograde motion in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto… VENUS will be retrograde for 40 days!
What a time we have had. WHEW! A most challenging summer. One for the record books really. Even if you didn’t experience a crisis or significant stress, you might have felt just “off”, mired in the sluggish and difficult mucky energy, spinning your wheels. For most of us, “normal” has been redefined. This September more than others is for releasing all that pent-up energy. Now is the time to move on all those dreams you harbor…
Feeling the Heat? Take a Soul Vacation. The intensity is on as August opens, whether by actual temperature or from life itself. For many, it feels like we’re living inside of a pressure cooker. Wow. Five out of ten planets are retrograde motion on August 1st, soon joined by Uranus turning retrograde at the end of the first week while we also prepare for the third and final eclipse of the summer on August 11.
June opens on the heels of the Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th still casting a glow over us. This is a generous, gentle and sensuous Full Moon underscored by a grand planetary formation in water signs. This grand water alignment takes some of the harsh edges off the jolt that many of us experienced in May when Radical Uranus and Motivating Mars sharply shifted gears, challenging each other.