As you get in tune with nature, the cycles of the moon gives you a head’s up on timing. Today, October 15th, the moon enters her last quarter phase –a time of self-examination. It’s time to evaluate the success of what you have already going on, and not be pressured to begin new ones.
This week is a ‘good vibe’ week in general; Venus and Mercury are dancing together to steady your journey through the underworld of this Mercury retrograde time. But, the big news is the solar eclipse in of October 23rd. This eclipse takes place at the very beginning, ground zero of Scorpio.
This week, Mercury, now retrograde joins both the Sun and Venus– coming back to the theme of – ‘Do what you love, and love what you do’.
If you keep it simple, Mercury retrograde in Libra is about releasing old patterns and karmic agreements, and committing to your new decisions.
As an air sign, Libra relies on logic; yet it is incessant questioning that keeps Libra stuck. Beyond that lays the fear of making a wrong decision, and as you dig even deeper into Libra you come to the darkness of ‘fear of failure’. The gift of NOW is to recognize the shadow side of Libra and take steps to heal these places in your life.
Cures for the shadow of Libra are:
1) Free yourself to love unconditionally and with all you heart
2) Use your mind as a tool for self-protection, but not a weapon against taking action
3) Accept that there is not always a logical answer
4) When in doubt, find the truth inside your body
5) Make the decision; any decision, just commit
6) Bless the gift of the present, and trust in the blessing of tomorrow
Sunday the 12th was a dynamic and easy flowing day that set the tone for the entire week– did you feel that energy? For me, it was a day that I felt free to not be burdened by things on my ‘have to do’ list, and easily found myself working on my ‘want to do’ list – it was so pleasurable. This week has many days to fulfill the ‘want to do’ part of your life.
Wednesday, last quarter moon in Cancer- is the critical ‘hump’ day. You may find yourself feeling burdened by all that needs to be accomplished. So, the caveat is – you may feel like playing, but you’ll make great strides by keeping it productive.
Is Venus Happy Now?
Venus is not always peaceful or joyous. Throughout history, the goddess planet has been associated with both life and death. And, like the child in Sleeping Beauty, she must overcome enemies and even magical spells.
Now in Libra, Venus is in the sign of her rulership where she’s happy, yet silently bound by the shadows of Libra; obligation and uncertainty.
Venus enters Scorpio on the 23rd, the same day as the eclipse. So, the Sun, Moon, and Venus are in alignment. Venus this eclipse with vital energies, but, Venus is in her detriment and not really happy in Scorpio!
Therefore, this upcoming eclipse precipitates a turning point. Venus in Scorpio shifts from relationships of convenience to bonds of choice. People sometimes get into situations where they feel they must stay or fulfill a contract. In keeping with the theme of SHADOW that is a part of eclipses, the wisdom of a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio has to do with not beating yourself up.
For today: Do what you love, and love what you do.
Time to Wake Up!
Scorpio is a signature of relationships fulfilled by choice, but also brings about irrevocable endings. If you’ve been wrestling with a major decision, the upcoming eclipse can help you deal with the inevitable, make the right decision, and wake up from any Sleeping Beauty spell that may have consumed your vital energies.
I know that many people have major stressors going on in their lives right now – and I want to acknowledge that you’re not alone. You are, in fact, fulfilling your soul purpose.
Astrology gives insight on your health, wealth, and even timing. Have an amazing week, and a fantastically rich and rewarding life. If you want to light up your own life with astrology, this is a powerful time to align with your Soul Purpose through astrology.
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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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