Astral winds shift direction this week, and while it’s not quite a lessening of intensity, it’s a big enough break in the weather to inspire a new perspective. Even as I write this, I can hear you thinking, “What? No gloom and doom forecast? Could this be real?” And the answer would be “Yes – just don’t expect miracle cures.”
The planets are providing chances to recalibrate attitudes, but making those adjustments, even the subtle or welcome ones, could be difficult, especially if you’re anxious about the future. But even in the face of uncertainty, significant shifts are possible. The best way through this process is to stay present in the moment, doing whatever it takes to maintain your center, and of course, whenever possible helping others to do the same.
The big news – and the unsettling news – continues to be Saturn’s entry into Scorpio. This transit began on October 5. The last time Saturn entered Scorpio was November 29, 1982. It’s often said that history repeats itself, something that can be seen through the repetition of planetary cycles that are based on the orbits of the planets around the Sun. It’s interesting to reflect on Saturn’s last entry into Scorpio. While much has changed in the last thirty years, a look at the events of that time reveals that much has also remained the same. For example, on December 3, 1982, the United States unemployment rate was 10.8 percent (some sources have it for the year at 9.7); Afghanistan was a war zone, but it was a war with the Russians; the climate issue then was El Niño and its influence on extreme weather; Time Magazine named the computer “Man of the Year” – could they have even been imagining Google or the iPhone?
Scorpio has a distinct rhythm; it’s textural, guided by a unique filtration system that calibrates nuance and inflection. YesŠScorpio can be rigid – it’s a Fixed Sign, after all, which means it’s not going to budge until it’s sure where it wants to go. But it is also a Water Sign, with the capacity to embody a wide range of identities from frozen ice to rushing waterfall to roaring river to constantly breaking waves to placid lake. Yet beneath all its guises, lie deep emotional currents that are active, even if they cannot be seen.
As Saturn transits Scorpio, many of us will experience those deep currents rise to the surface of daily life. Saturn is both the student and the teacher, and when it moves through a Sign, it educates us about that Sign by delving into its essence. Expect to feel called to previously unexplored emotional territory, internal as well as external. Because a Saturn/Neptune trine currently skews at least some of that exploration into the realms of consciousness, many of us are sure to increase self-awareness.
A Mars/Uranus trine also supports this week’s astral change of air. Mars is in Sagittarius. Uranus is in Aries. And when these two unite in a fiery, harmonious partnership, they inspire adventure of every variety. Use this passionate interaction to spark your enthusiasm.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
The old pattern is finally dissipating, and while it may take a little more time to assemble the new one, if you follow your intuition, you will discover positive options.
Taurus April 20-May 20
The I-Ching states: “Truth and strength must dwell in the heart” in order for there to be real joy. Contemplate what’s necessary to build your internal stamina, and relations with others will reflect that growth.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Embrace a gentle attitude toward yourself and your well-being. You are not in any danger, but pushing yourself too hard through this transition could exacerbate your weariness.
Cancer June 22-July 22
There is no reason to hold back your ambitions. If you stick to what you know you do well, your integrity will act like a lightning rod for opportunity and, ultimately, for success.
Leo July 23-August 22
It’s not an either or situation: Dedicate your accomplishments to the greater good, and an extreme lightness of being will illuminate your personal success.
Virgo August 23-September 22
There is no need to hold on to what’s no longer essential. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself letting go of old ties – family, friends, attitudes, activities, clothes, furniture, shoes or cars.
Libra September 23-October 22
One of the ways to handle loss is to invest in the future through the realization that everything is interdependent. The present creates the future, as the past created the present moment. The secret is staying open to the possibilities.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
What’s required is the dissolution of selfish concerns so that a genuine generosity of spirit can help to heal your interactions. This might sound stern, but it’s not meant to admonish. It’s simply to remind you of karma yoga: consciousness in action.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Try not to confuse overwhelm and overextension with failure. Rather, see these states as indications of what needs to happen next: Rest – lots and lots of it, so that you can return refreshed, renewed, and reinvigorated.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
The solution you’re seeking could appear as an encounter with someone wiser and more experienced. Accepting an offer of help will not be construed as an indication of weakness; you’ll be demonstrating strength.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Even though you are ready to go, there are certain “obstacles” to your forward momentum. Pay no attention to this interference, and instead, concentrate on building confidence in your inner guidance.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Yes, you’re at a turning point, but that isn’t necessarily negative. Be vigilant in envisioning your deepest truth, and you’ll find the support you’re looking for from friends and family, but also from within.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail Ralfee@AquariumAge.com. Copyright © 2012 by Ralfee Finn