Planetary patterns expand and contract with increasing strength this week, and their undulating rhythm transforms the mundane routines of daily life into a wild rollercoaster ride. Be prepared for emotional swells, yours or others’, as most of us struggle to maintain our cool. Staying calm requires extra effort because most of these astral waves ripple through relationship waters, stirring poignant and often unresolved themes with significant others.
Unfortunately, emotional bodies are already over-stimulated by the continuing release phase of the second Uranus/Pluto square, which was exact only a week ago. As the tension of that interaction continues to unwind, the urge to unload increases. So don’t be surprised if you’re bombarded by attitudes and opinions, yours or others’, about how everything should be done. And while some of these outbursts are justified, try not to indulge in mean-spirited discharges. Be determined to be kind to yourself and others. It isn’t possible to overestimate the power of compassion, especially during times of trouble.
We’re in the last ten days of Saturn’s transit through Libra, the Sign of relating; this transit began at the end of October 2009 and ends on October 5, 2012; Saturn won’t enter Libra again until 2039. As Saturn puts a period at the end of its journey through Libra, many of us are sure to experience a condensed intensive on partnership issues, especially the ones that seem to persist no matter how much consciousness we try to apply. For some, this emphasis could manifest as magical moments of penetrating insight that break through the limitations of negative habits. For others, these next ten days are likely to be a reminder not so much about all the work that still needs doing, but of all the work that’s been done – and the benefits of staying on the field and working through the tough stuff. For even more, Saturn’s transit through the last degree of Libra provides opportunities to once again contemplate the importance of relating to those who matter most. Keep in mind as you move through this phase: It doesn’t matter whether you are partnered; what matters is looking at where and how you stand in relation to intimate relationships of every variety – friends, lovers, spouses, pets, plants, passions – and how well you are able to negotiate those bonds, especially when it comes to your relationship with yourself.
The Sun entered Libra on September 22, immediately joining the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square, as it opposes Uranus, in Aries, and squares Pluto in Capricorn. This potent T-Square is exact on September 28. Sun/Uranus/Pluto contacts are always about sudden and startling shifts of power, and whether those changes are individual or collective, they are sure to stir even greater upset and upheaval – if that is possible. But that’s not the worst of it: On September 29, the Moon exacerbates the tension of this T-square, when it forms a conjunction with Uranus, opposes the Sun, and squares Pluto, all of which is likely to manifest as rash or nervous behavior and a desire to break free from whatever enslaves.
YesŠit’s intense. But these astral interactions also carry strong creative impulses that facilitate transformation. Accessing that positive power requires an unflinching determination to grow and an equally strong intention to cause no harm.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Yes, life is uncertain, but that doesn’t necessarily mean can’t feel safe. Take a good deep breath, and then keep breathing until you feel your feet firmly on the ground and your heart and soul firmly planted in trust.
Taurus April 20-May 20
The challenge is figuring out how to articulate your needs without being afraid of losing your strength. Stay true to yourself, and that integrity will speak for itself and inspire confidence.
Gemini May 21-June 21
You love to gather data and share the information, but what you sometimes don’t realize is what the facts set in motion. Notice the consequence of your sharing and another puzzle piece will fall into place.
Cancer June 22-July 22
It feels like you must choose between home and work, but if you focus on creating synthesis, you’ll find a way to unite the seemingly polarized priorities in your life.
Leo July 23-August 22
It’s all about your internal dialogue: You can succumb to a negative monologue. Or you can build and maintain a positive attitude that will sustain your mental health.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Refuse to allow the opinions of others to corrupt your sense of self worth. True value – the value of the soul – can never be measured by material means.
Libra September 23-October 22
Of course there will be a crisis of some sort involving significant others, but that doesn’t mean you have to respond to it in the same old way. Be the change you want in your life.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
It would be wise to make patience your constant companion. It will help you to find the stamina to handle any tension that arises, especially in the workplace.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
You could characterize it as a financial challenge, or you can look at it as an opportunity to improve your sense of self worth. Value yourself, and others will value your contribution.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Read Cancer, above, and add this: If you make an effort to include others in your decisions, you’ll have an easier time creating a team based on cooperation and shared support.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Once again, communication is the key, and there’s no need for negative conversation. Choose your words wisely, and you’ll encourage others to do the same.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Forget about trying to find answers to specific questions. Instead, trust in the truth of your own heart, and allow your intuition to guide your way through this maze.
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