Samhain’s coming…hunh?!?!

It is said that the veil between worlds is the thinnest on Samhain/Halloween. That is not entirely true. The veil is the thinnest around what many folks celebrated as one of the four cross quarters. This particular midpoint happens between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. In Western tropical astrology, that translates into the sun residing at 15° Scorpio. This puts the thinning of the veil typically between November 7th and 8th each year instead of October 31st.

This is largely due to a change in calendars. The Julian calendar was a week slower than the current Gregorian one we use. This fact combined with the Christian church’s decision to mix non christian holidays with their own gave rise to All Saint’s Eve and All Hallow’s Eve meshing into what we now know as Halloween.

This year’s midpoint is 11/7 (some divine comedy there for those get it) so it’s not too late at all to peer beyond the veil, if you choose to. If nothing else, celebrate with deeply discounted candy and a libation for those who have gone before us. A very Scorpio thing to do if I do say so.

Happy Mercury Is Out Of Retrograde Day- October 2015

Hey there! Put the hammer down. Mercury is out of retrograde so now you have to blame your issues on something else lol.

This morning, Mercury turned direct at Libra. Along with some of the usual tech troubles people complain about, this retrograde very well could have highlighted some issues we may have had with how we make and handle relationship connections. Balancing our needs with our need to connect to others in all types of pairings could have been a repetitive theme. Just how much is too much…or too little.

Now is the time to apply those lessons that we hopefully should have learned about what we need to do to best connect to others. We are currently in the second shadow phase, the time when a planet moves forward thru the space that it just “traveled backwards” thru. So those relationship issues, hiccups, or musings that we dealt with before the retrograde and probably saw amplified during it, now is the time to be mindful of how to fix/implement them. Now is some action time.

Get to work folks. Cause the next Mercury retrograde happens in just less than three months in Aquarius.

That book won't help but this site could

That book won’t help but this site could

Back to Basics and Social Graces- Mercury Retrograde September 2015

Mercury will go retrograde tomorrow in the sign of Libra. Time to get back to basics of social graces, especially considering that a lunar eclipse in Aries will be happening soon. Don’t cry and scream bloody murder. Just take your time and allow for flubs and delays.

Mercury– lower consciousness, how we filter information, how we process the world around us into usable pieces

Libra– cardinal air, enterprising, forward thinking, leader and connector, fresh ideas with a concentration on relationship/partnership

Mercury retrograde in Libra– time to reassess and reevaluate relationships/partnerships and their quality, time to see just how shallow we may have been and what we have overlooked  in a quest to connect, time to explore and explain how we desire to connect and share our creative endeavors

** Not necessarily a good time to start a new partnership or relationship. Best to figure out what isn’t working within what you already have or get clear on the qualities you want to seek out**

God Is In The Detail/Hello Virgo

The phrase “God is in the detail” is a old saying that asks us to be careful and thorough in execution because details matter. If a Virgo-3-Virgo sun didn’t think of this then someone with heavy Virgo energy must have figured this out. Unlike Capricorn which deals in practical advancement (cardinal earth) and Taurus which deals with practical sustainment (fixed earth), Virgo engages in practical refinement (mutable earth).

Virgo season is upon us. Here is a run down of the current planetary postions

  • Sun- 0 degrees Virgo
  • Moon – 15 degrees Sagittarius
  • Mercury- 25 degrees Virgo
  • Venus- 17 degrees Leo (retrograde)
  • Mars- 9 degrees Leo
  • Jupiter- 2 degrees Virgo
  • Saturn- 28 degrees Scorpio
  • Uranus- 20 degrees Aries (retrograde)
  • Neptune- 8 degrees Pisces (retrograde)
  • Pluto- 13 degrees Capricorn (retrograde)

The way information is processed on a larger scale is colored by Virgo energy so precision is a necessity, however a certain amount of grace is allotted in our relationships due to Venus moving backwards thru Leo. The sun is moving away from a square aspect to Saturn and moving closer to an exact conjunct aspect with Jupiter. At large, we are feeling our ability to be optimistic grow. Looking at the small pieces may not make us so frustrated and emotionally heavy anymore. Faith goes a long way in giving us the energy and push we need to do another double check.

Virgo energy is not for the faint of heart. It begins a process of refinement that requires precision and stamina to endure. After the party and the pomp and circumstance of Leo exits stage left someone needs to be there to clean the mess, mend the curtains,virgo_knight___at_with_stolvezen_by_dameodessa-d6w24bz and freshen up. We all should take steps to ensure that  the virgin’s energy does not get out of hand. It is one thing to try and fine tune things but we need to remember that perfection is unattainable. Nervous energy needs an outlet and redirecting Virgo’s energy away from that quest for perfection is sometimes needed. The house that Virgo rules can let you know about the area of your life that could benefit from more scrutiny and detail work. Enact a bit of “get right” and let the virgin work their magic in your life.

**Interestingly, the “proverb” is most often attributed to two men whom both have Mars in Virgo although no one knows the exact source**

Capricorn Full Moon July 2015

I’ll keep this relatively short and sweet
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Full moon (peak of short-term plans and emotional fulfillment) tonight in Capricorn (sign of cardinal earth- enterprising, respect driven, authoritative) at 10:20. Sun (consciousness and hero self) is opposite it in Cancer (sign of cardinal water- nurturing, domestic, emotionally driven) of course. The Moon forms a conjunction with retrograde Pluto (body of unearthing and rending for transformation) in Capricorn. Mars (body of ego and survival) sits near the Sun in Cancer.

  • Do you continue to search for what emotionally gives you comfort or do you move towards what give you fulfillment on a practical level?
  • How do you find balance between your traditional roles and new relationships that challenge you?
  • Is the draw of changing public roles and fame more important than your drive to set down roots at home?

It’s a battle of the traditional mother and father. Who will win? The child who loves and opens themselves to the best of both figures