Tuesday Oct 6
Sun square Pluto
Power struggles. Tension between the hidden, taboo, repressed, and the seen, conscious, ego self. Coming to light of what had formerly been hidden. Notice your thoughts; you may glimpse parts of yourself that you’ve never seen before. Have compassion for what you see. Notice the power that lies hidden beneath.
Mercury sextile Saturn
Discipline, planning, organizing. Mercury is still retrograde, meaning that any plans set forth now may change. Nevertheless, this is a good moment for making plans, taking on commitments, agreeing to things. Just try to keep some flexibility.
Wednesday Oct 7
Mars opposite Neptune
Exhaustion, escapism, direct action stymied by diffuse energy, importance of acting from compassion. The refugee crisis is an example of this energy: Neptune symbolizes the blurring of boundaries, crossing borders, our interconnectedness and compassion. Mars symbolizes a warlike, assertive, sometimes aggressive energy. These two energies are coming face to face. There is an opposition, a confrontation.
If you feel tired or stalled, take the opportunity to go within, remember your connectedness to all beings, remember that your every action and every thought has a real effect in the world. See yourself clearly, and forgive yourself. Notice how your relationships are transformed.
Thursday Oct 8
Venus enters Virgo
Venus doesn’t love being here, but she is very productive here. Not glamourous. Great for organizing, cleaning out the house, decluttering, tackling to-do lists…
Friday Oct 9
Mercury (Hermes, the messenger) stations direct. Yay! This officially marks the end of Mercury retrograde. But hold your horses. The day on which a planet stations, the energy is often intensified. So it’s not yet time to charge ahead, but to glimpse the meaning of this Mercury retrograde through Libra. This has been an opportunity for us to review relationships, how we communicate, how we find harmony. Miscommunications are clues to what we have to learn. See if any insights around these themes come your way this weekend.
We are also approaching a New Moon on Monday, and generally the energies just before a New or Full moon are pretty intense, and not always the best time for moving ahead. Next week, after the New Moon, and once Mercury has picked up speed, will be a good time for new beginnings.
Saturday Oct 10
North node shifts into Virgo.
This shifts the story of our collective destiny from a focus on cooperation and collaboration over the past year and a half to a focus on health, discipline, and organization for the next year and a half.
Have a beautiful week, my friends.