Renewing Our Perceptions of Reality, Your Astrocast 10/12-10/18
Blessings mystics and seekers!
This week we have some very intense energy with Mercury stationing retrograde in Scorpio as well as a New Moon in Libra. We will be challenged with our perceptions and beliefs and asked to advocate for ourselves in ways that may feel uncomfortable to us, It is positive for us to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open to perceiving the opposing viewpoint of someone we may be in conflict with. Mercury in Scorpio is not an easy energy to deal with on its own, and having Mercury retrograde in the sign of Scorpio will add an intensity to how we communicate and perceive information. Scorpio is ruled by Mars, and Mars retrograde in Aries adds to the extreme energy of this time as well. We are in a period where things are coming to surface that are difficult to deal with. On a personal level we may have to face issues we have been having in relationships with others, and find ways to mediate problems that have been buried under the surface. We may feel that trying to achieve peace and harmony in our lives is challenging over the coming weeks,
We benefit from remaining open to the possibility that these challenges are helping us grow.
The cards that reflect this time period accurately can be embodied in the 2 of Swords and the 3 of Swords. We are learning how to confront issues and work them out constructively, even if it feels hard and frustrating in the moment. It is not a coincidence that our political debates and election period is happening over this time as well. We are all being asked to reflect on how we communicate our differences and advocate for our own personal beliefs, even if they conflict with others. We also may be finding that our beliefs or perception are evolving or changing during this time as well. What we felt was true for us months ago, may no longer resonate for us now. We are allowed to change our minds, but we also need to acknowledge when those things happen. Admitting where we have been wrong and where we are still learning is a signature of strength and something to regard as a sign of integrity, rather than letting pride or fear of judgement prevent us from growing.
Another main energy of the week is our New Moon in Libra hitting on Friday. Libra and Friday are both ruled by the planet Venus. Venus wants beauty, love, peace and good fortune to bestow upon life. It is a very different energy than Mars. With so much of this Mars/Venusian energy in the atmosphere, we really are fighting for whatever equality may mean to us.
Tarot Cards for the week:
The Emperor, Death, The Tower, Justice, The World, Ace of Swords, 2 of Swords, 3 of Swords, Knight of Swords, Queen of Swords, 5 of Wands, 6 of of Wands, Page of Wands, Knight of Wands, Queen of Wands, King of Wands, 4 of Cups, 5 of Cups, 6 of Cups, 4 of Pentacles, 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles.
Moon in Leo
Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune rx in Pisces 12:06 am
Moon inconjunct Neptune rx in Pisces 2:43 am
Moon inconjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 2:44 am
Moon sextile Sun in Libra 4:09 am
Moon void of course trine Mars rx in Aries 7:29 am
Moon inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn 9:11 am
Mercury in Scorpio sextile Venus in Virgo 9:39 am
Moon inconjunct Saturn in Capricorn 2:18 pm
Moon enters Virgo 9:56 pm
With a sextile between Jupiter and Neptune, as well as one between Mercury and Virgo, we may be feeling a frequency of optimism when it comes to our dreams and goals. We benefit from focusing on ways we can be productive today when it comes to how we influence our mundane responsibilities. This is also a great day for getting finances in order and creating a plan for the month ahead. Bouncing ideas off of another person, someone you respect and trust, and thinking big picture is positive. Putting strategies and plans in place to mitigate future problems is a great way to channel the energy of the day. While things may not go according to plan in the weeks ahead, we benefit from anything we preemptively did to help us avoid a potential problem we were unable to see. Ask yourself where in your life you need more order, and see what you can do to set yourself up well for the future.
Moon in Virgo
Moon inconjunct Chiron rx in Aries 8:52 am
Moon trine Uranus in Taurus 1:35 pm