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

oil by Marta Syrko
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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

New Moon in Scorpio | total commitment, nothing half-assed will work now, sudden encounters, using our instincts, arguments, road-rage, our immediate response required, huge change portal

indiana jones by Marta Syrko

Late last night the Moon (in Scorpio) met up with the Sun (in Scorpio) at 26 degrees. The Moon is trining (brakes off) Chiron in Pisces and inconjunct (adjustment) Uranus in Aries.

At the same time we are building toward a very challenging square, exact on Sunday, between Mars and Pluto - Scorpio's ancient and modern rulers.

Scorpio is uber powerful, so be prepared to commit to what you start now.  Actually commit as if your life depends on it ... maybe it does.

We either do whatever it is we are doing 110% or we don't do it at all. There is no middle ground with this Moon.

The trine to healing Chiron will help us get past any anxiety/hurt now - there can be acceptance of something that doesn't feel good. The trine also suggests we will be OK with whatever hand we are dealt now.

The inconjunct to a retrograde Uranus in fiery Aries could push us to respond immediately to unexpected events.

There could be fateful encounters that we look back on later and realize were life-changing.

If we are intending to dip a toe in the water, know that we could very quickly be in over our head - we are carrying alot of weight now! 

If you are a Scorpio or have strong Scorpio/Pluto in your chart you will feel this one. If you were born in the mid-to-late 1950's (Pluto in late Leo) you will probably feel it and since it is triggering last August's eclipse point many more people will feel it.

The more we have buried - the more there is to explode when things get shaken up. Yes, we are like a milkshake being made without a cover on the blender these days. This is very liberating energy if we can avoid going to extremes. 

Our best bet - maybe a talent/skill/passion something long forgotten or left behind, will surge to the top of these restless waters. Our worst bet - maybe this stirs up something not so pretty. 

What will work for us now? Our instincts. Not our intuition. This is more primal than that.

Tomorrow's exact square between Mars and Pluto - see more details about this HERE - is especially treacherous and in play now. This can trigger road rage, arguments, violence. Some of us will feel the pressure. Some people will have difficult relationship encounters. Some people will see this energy just pass them by.

Some people will have a rip-roaring argument (you could have felt this last weekend, too).

As far as this intense square's connection to this New Moon - it will give whatever is seeded now (and something is ALWAYS seeded) a powerful ambition. Maybe this is just what we need to get our ass moving. Or maybe this kind of mostly 'unacknowledged/subconscious' drive creates and moves ahead through destruction/manipulation/obsession. So we need to be aware of why we are doing the thing we are doing now. We don't want to hurt other people to get what we want.

There is the potential for substantial change here. Just stay honest and above board. Keep grounded. Stay aware of where you are and who you are with.

Today's New Moon in Scorpio is an excellent time to commit (Scorpion energy is fixed and committed) to goals that express the positive use of Scorpio energy.

Plutonian Scorpio learns and grows through loss. We go down into the underworld, and in the end, it's not so much about what we have brought back with us as it is about what we have left behind ....

There is a "quality over quantity" depth to Scorpian energy. It rules the 8th house of intimacy - of other people's values, other people's money. Here is where we take the time to understand other people's motives.

It's through the constructive traits of Scorpio - focus, resourcefulness, passion, probing, deep perception - that we experience true intimacy. We merge with other people physically and materially.

Scorpio is our only fixed water sign. It's potent energy for making deep changes.

As always New Moons are excellent times to plant seeds with our intentions - everything starts life in the dark after all.

Setting intentions for "Scorpio stuff" (or the stuff ruled by the house that holds 26 degrees Scorpio in our natal chart) during a Scorpio New Moon can be very powerful. With this year's awkward connection to change-making Uranus the old adage "be careful what you wish for" seems appropriate to think about this year.

NEW MOON INTENTIONS

These intentions can include (list courtesy of astrologer Jan Spiller) - empowerment, change, crisis skills, self-mastery, sex, soul mates, financial partnerships, avoiding power struggles, secrets, psychology, charisma, restoration, forgiveness, obsessions, compulsions, strength, loans, debts, taxes, inheritances, contracts, revenge, jealousy and guilt.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a calm, centered frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive (meaning certain) space - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known.  

Know these things are already yours.

xo all

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mercury Sextile Mars, Vesta Sextile BML | say what you mean, walk your talk, work together, share your thoughts, tending to what we don't want to look at/tend to makes things more stable over time

246 by DarkGomo

Yesterday we had two supportive trines. Today we have two supportive sextiles!

We have Mercury (in Sagittarius) sextiling (opportunity) Mars (in Libra). There is an opportunity now for our words and our actions to work together. Especially in tandem with other people.

There is support here for saying what we mean and walking our talk. 

Mars in Libra gets ahead through diplomatic, socially acceptable action. But sometimes it is so polite it doesn't get ahead at all. Mercury in Sagittarius makes bold statements and has important things to say. But sometimes it is so bold, it is impolite and the other person tunes out what he/she/we are saying altogether.

We have the ability to benefit from the combination of these energies now. Other people could listen without being offended/overwhelmed. The sharing of ideas creates movement and motivation now. Big, bodacious concepts/thinking meets the people and processes necessary to make it all work. 

Now these planets are still in their detriment so not firing at 100% (housed in their polarity signs and not very comfortable), but we don't need to be comfortable and totally on target to get things moving/done here. With Uranus gearing up for a long transit through Taurus comfort is about to be highly over-rated anyway.

There is also a powerful sextile between Vesta (in Scorpio) and Black Moon Lilith (in Capricorn) - both in new signs within the last couple weeks - I need to do a post about that! BML is in Capricorn now! Look out patriarchy - she's baaaccckkkk!

I will do a full post about both of these females soon!

I have to make today's post a quickie because I have a big order that must ship today.

Just know the opportunity with this sextile comes from a devotion (Vesta) to success within rules/structure as an outsider (Lilith).

And absolutely refusing to feel crappy about ourselves/our dark spaces.

All the women's/outsider's issues blowing up in the news are blowing up in our own lives, too.

With Vesta and BML in signs that naturally support each other the stuff that gets dug up (Scorpio) will create opportunities for long-lasting shifts within societal structures (Capricorn).

For anyone who wishes all this sexual harrassment in the workplace, etc, stories to just go away. They ain't. And we will all be better because of it.

xo all