Venus, the planet that rules what we value, stations retrograde on the 5th of October, where it will backtrack through Scorpio, and into Libra, until mid-November. This marks a period of reconsidering what we value, and how to align more fully with that. In Scorpio, themes around intimacy and transformation are highlighted, and we may be working to differentiate interdependence from codependence, through visiting issues such as sharing, possession, jealousy, commitment, trust, and betrayal, as we seek to untangle the knots of entanglement, and retie them with greater intention and care in ways that bind without deception or manipulation.
Venus rules the Libra New Moon on October 8th, bringing all these themes to bear on partnership and whatever house the New Moon falls within for each of us. The Taurus Full Moon on the 24th is conjunct Uranus and opposite Venus retrograde. As we seek to find balance between self and other, as we seek to sort through the knots of entanglement, Uranus may bring shocks and sudden shifts to our physical life, and may challenge our values. At the same time, with the Full Moon square to the North Node in Leo, there is opportunity to make a decision that will serve our future evolution.
I believe astrology offers the medicine of a worldview in which Earth and Universe are understood as sacred, magical, and symbolic, and gestures to how we might live in harmony.
From this perspective, I hope to offer practical guidance, and practices for working with and balancing the energy at hand. My intention is to foster self-knowledge & self-care. Read more.