Take as many deep breaths as necessary to feel aligned and grounded within yourself and you’ll be ready for this week’s shift in frequency. The routines of daily life settle into a reasonably manageable pace for the next couple of weeks. While I’m not suggesting that upset and upheaval are behind us, this week there’s a little break in the astral weather, which will give some of us a chance to rest, regroup, and reconnoiter. Consider it the equivalent of your psychic GPS recalculating.
And even though some systems can’t always distinguish between the right and left side of the road, you can, which is why it’s important to get centered, pay attention to where you’re going, and keep your internal directional system in tip-top shape. Don’t misunderstand…the coming weeks are still busy. The same Mars/Jupiter/Pluto bundle that fueled mighty ambitions last week continues to stoke the fires of accomplishment this week. But this week there’s an absence of dramatic interference from sudden and startling reversals of fortune, which means nervous systems finally have a chance to relax and replenish their reserves.
Venus participates in the ambitious configuration of the week, as she joins the Mars/Jupiter conjunction, in Virgo, and as part of that conjunction, Venus also trines Pluto, in Capricorn. This is a deeply industrious aggregation of planets in deeply industrious Signs. Venus, in addition to being the goddess of love and beauty, also represents money. Mars symbolizes muscle. Jupiter signifies expansion. All three are in Virgo, which is an Earth Sign that thrives on the awareness of the many details of daily life, particularly the interconnectedness of varied ecological systems holding planet Earth together. Mars/Jupiter alliances feed the need to succeed. Venus softens the harder edges of that blind ambition, and her guidance is needed because Pluto often employs ruthless methods to accomplish its goals and get what it wants. Pluto is in Capricorn, the Sign of structure, a placement that ensures thoughtful strategies for success. There’s no need to push under the influence of this combination. It has its own momentum and the best way to handle it is figuring out how to gracefully ride, and perhaps guide, its current.
A Mercury/Pluto square is also a part of this week’s picture. Mercury represents all mental processes. Pluto represents the process of transformation. And when these two are engaged at a fractious angle, minds often struggle with the process of transforming old ways of thinking about old situations. This square isn’t quite the lightning bolt of realization that Mercury/Uranus can deliver. But it is nonetheless potent. Use it to break through old mental habits keeping you mired in a perspective that has outlived its usefulness and no longer serves.
The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23, shifting us into the element of Water, which symbolizes emotions and their many layers of nuance and depth. Allow this shift to move you into your emotional body. See what occupies your attention. Work on transforming negative patterns, as you simultaneously build emotional strength and stamina. And, as always, try to be kind to your fellow travelers. It’s been a rough ride for many, and most of us could use a kind gesture and a helping hand.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Yes, it is all work and no play, but in this instance, because the energy is moving so well at work, it has the potential to be fun. It’s certainly not without effort, but you can harness the ambitious energy of the week and aim it directly at what you want to accomplish, and feel confident that your time and energy will yield positive results.
Taurus April 20-May 20
There’s no need to let minor interruptions interfere with your positive path. Have confidence in your efforts and in the combined efforts and intentions of others. Try not to allow anxiety about the ultimate outcome hamper your efforts. There are very few obstacles with the power to impede your progress.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Until now, you may not have been able to identify all the internal and external changes taking place. But this week, clarity is restored, making it much easier to name precisely what’s shifting. Use this phase to prioritize your plans and projects. It’s much easier to get organized when you have clarity.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Those important conversations with significant others continue. Only this week, it’s a little easier to dialogue about sensitive issues without the fear of irritating a sore spot. That’s no excuse to throw caution to the wind. Handle certain themes delicately so no one feels judged or blamed.
Leo July 23-August 22
Continue to make the most of positive financial opportunities, and if money matters aren’t an issue—and for some of us, they aren’t–focus your attention on issues of value. And as you do, remember that money is never an accurate assessment of ultimate value.
Virgo August 23-September 22
A powerful light illuminates your creative gifts, revealing many talents. While you may be aware of these skills, you might not realize how potent they are. And you certainly will astonish others. Allow yourself to sparkle and shine, and as you do, enjoy the attention.
Libra September 23-October 22
You’re standing on solid internal ground, and although this probably isn’t the perfect still point you’re longing for—the one you hope will last forever—it is an extended moment of deeply rooted balance. Enjoy this profound equilibrium and remember it.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
You’re convivial, gregarious mood persists, making you good company and a witty conversationalist. This week, however, you also have a desire to engage significant others in serious conversation. Have fun, but also acknowledge your hunger for meaningful exchanges that feed the soul.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
You’re in a prolonged state of grace, which allows you to be recognized for all your efforts to help others. This recognition could manifest as an award, a raise, or a heartfelt handshake from someone who has experienced your generosity. Take a deep breath, and allow yourself to be seen for all you do.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Keep allowing curiosity to motivate personal exploration, but don’t stop asking the more mundane questions about finances, health, or romance. If you explore a wide variety of belief systems, culture, and ideas, your search will eventually enrich your day-to-day perspective.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Listen carefully: Your dreams are speaking to you, but they are conversing in a language of symbol and metaphor. Don’t let that stop you. Symbolic language has the multidimensional capacity to speak to several layers of the psyche simultaneously. And that power will quicken your efforts to transform.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Intimate relationships with significant others deepen, especially those based on altruistic alliance. Some of that depth is the result of hard work, but even more of what solidifies your connection is a recognition of the many facets of communication that make it possible to share ideas as well as feelings.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-212-222-3232, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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