Hello and Welcome to Maya’s Star Cast, where I bring you the weekly update on what’s happening in the world of astrology – and how you can apply the wisdom of astrology to enrich your life here on earth.
We begin this week with the moon in Sagittarius – the sign of the wanderer.
Sagittarius is also a sign of philosophy, and even alchemy – turning the lead of everyday life into the gold of discovery. And, that is a great way to begin this week. When you can see every glass as half full instead of half empty you have activated the Good Luck zone of Sagittarius.
Mercury Retrograde October 4 – 25
October is a master opportunity month in the big picture, but this week is pretty quiet astrologically. There is one major event this week however– Mercury, the planet of daily movement turns retrograde on Saturday, October 4th.
What’s happening this week is that Mercury is slowing down and by Saturday, it ‘stations’ – or stands still, before resuming apparent backward motion. So, if things feel like they’re moving slowly, or not at all – be patient. Think of this as a time when your seeds have been planted into fertile soil. They’re sprouting, but have not yet shown their heads above ground. Just try not to keep digging those seeds up again and again to see how they’re doing.
You probably know the standard caveats for Mercury Retrograde time periods:
1) Not the best time to purchase electronics or transportation related items such as an automobile or a new mobile device.
2) Not the best time to sign contracts, because when Mercury again goes direct, you may have changed your mind.
3) It’s a good time to review agreements, catch up with old friends, re-define existing projects; clean up and catch up your life in general.
4) One of the major benefits of Mercury retrograde is that your logical mind is a bit confused, but your intuition can shift into high gear!
A True Mercury Retrograde Story
Real life experiences related to astrology are where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. I’ve always been adamant that it’s important to carry on with your daily life, even when Mercury is retrograde. However, one of my dearest friends had some dramatic experiences when Mercury was retrograde earlier this year that have given me a new respect for this time period.
Last June, simultaneously, my friend received an unsolicited offer from a couple who wanted to purchase her home, and her husband got an offer on a new job. Both offers were interesting to them, and they did take steps in both directions.
However, shortly after moving forward on these two major life changes, with Mercury retrograde BOTH situations fell through. My friend’s husband was not at all happy with his new position, (he’s already started another one) and they are still – 4 months later – in the throes of finding a new home and selling their old one.
And, the Icing on the Cake
During this Mercury retrograde time period we have a Full Moon lunar eclipse on October 8th and a New Moon solar eclipse on October 23rd. Eclipses can be a bit troubling because they are unpredictable and they reveal issues and truths which have been previously unseen.
Often pertaining to world events, eclipses have been traditionally associated with national tragedies such as death of a leader or events such as earthquakes.
In your personal chart, eclipses can expose a hidden problem, but are most impactful only when they are specific to certain degrees of your chart. Because of the presence of the moon’s nodes at the time of an eclipse, you can regard eclipses as triggering ‘fated’ events. For these reasons, eclipse season is a great time to schedule your Astrological Tune*Up!
The nodes serve as guiding lights, with the North Node illuminating your path to soul growth, and the South Node showing you where your soul has already been fulfilled. The Full Moon eclipse of October 8th is in the sign of Aries activates the South Node, as well as the planet Uranus, the Great Awakener.
So, we’ve got a bit of a double dose situation this month – eclipse season which occurs during Mercury retrograde; fated events, rewinding of your past. Uranus often triggers sudden endings, and, with the Sun in Libra, it’s likely to be a loss of affections; the energy of the relationship is just over, and the soul contract has ended.
Hopefully, as a part of the Uranus effect, we’ll also see the endings of ancestral geopolitical antagonisms. I’ll talk more about the eclipses next week, and know that they also influence world events – and it’s my hope and prayer that this will bring about positive change for us all..
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I’ll be back next week with Maya’s Star Cast, and in the meantime – this week, as always – let your Light shine.
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