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
Sun in Libra opposition Mars rx in Aries 4:26 pm
Moon sextile Mercury in Scorpio 5:19 pm
Mercury stations retrograde 6:05 pm
Moon conjunct Venus in Virgo 7:55 pm
The dreaded Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is finally here! We also have a hard transit between the Sun and Mars. Communication over the next three weeks may be challenging. Feelings or resentments that have been stuffed down may begin to leak out in ways that are unavoidable. We could feel on edge, irritable, frustrated, heated with things in our lives that are out of our control. On a global scale we may see things come out in the media during this time that are hard to believe. Discernment with information is more important now than ever. Trust your gut and be suspicious of anything that sounds too good to be true. In true Mercury rx fashion, back up any files, don’t sign any contracts or make any serious decisions if you can help it, and try to be mindful with how you communicate during this time.
Moon in Virgo
Moon opposition Neptune in Pisces rx 4:47 am
Moon trine Jupiter in Capricorn 5:12 am
Moon inconjunct Mars rx in Aries 8:16 am
Moon trine Pluto in Capricorn 10:55 am
Moon void of course trine Saturn in Capricorn 3:47 pm
Moon enters Libra 10:54 pm
With our Moon in Virgo we benefit from chipping away at any work we have to do and not getting too wrapped up in how we feel about it. We may feel some irritability throughout the day at various times, but sitting around and procrastinating will just make matters worse. We could feel some anxiety if we do not stay productive and task oriented. This is also a good day to get outside and do some grounding exercises if we find ourselves needing a break from the task list we have in front of us.
Moon in Libra
Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn 3:15 am
Moon opposition Chiron rx in Aries 9:08 am
Moon inconjunct Uranus rx in Taurus 1:39 pm
We are currently in the Balsamic Moon phase and also have a hard aspect between the Sun and Pluto today. This energy can have us feeling moody and sensitive. We do best taking time out from social media, focusing on our inner world, and finding ways to lean into the need to slow down and retreat within. We could feel tired and unmotivated. Don’t judge this need to slow down. Find a way to honor yourself by finding some quiet time today. Meditate, take a bath, slow down. The Balsamic phase of the Moon is a great time for rituals centered around energy clearing. If your energy has been in a rough spot, prioritize doing a house clearing ritual. Selenite and Smokey Quartz are great crystals to work with during this time as well.
Moon in Libra
Moon inconjunct Neptune rx in Pisces 4:20 am
Moon square Jupiter in Capricorn 5:06 am
Moon opposition Mars rx in Aries 6:49 am
Moon square Pluto in Capricorn 10:22 am
New Moon 23 degrees of Libra 12:31 pm
Moon void of course square Saturn in Capricorn 3:11 pm
Moon enters Scorpio 10:05 pm
With our New Moon in Libra hitting in the early afternoon, we may feel a shift happening within our perceptions of reality. The 2 of Swords in the Tarot is ruled by the Moon in Libra and represents a need to reflect on where we feel defensive and indigent on maintaining our perceptions or view of the world. When we receive the 2 of Swords in a reading we are often being asked to reflect on where we fear vulnerability, and where we are unwilling to see things from another perspective. We do well letting our guard down enough to try and see things from a new point of view. While this can be hard at times, it is beneficial to our growth when we get out of our own limited perception of how we think things are based on our own filter of experiences. While we may feel a need to protect who we are, it can make us cold, stagnant, and rigid in life. This is a positive time to set intentions towards growth and possibility for a new perception to enter into our minds eye. Maybe we need to envision a world that does not exist yet, rather than feeling victimized or frightened by the current state of things. New Moons are a time for setting intentions. With the New Moon in Libra on a Friday, setting intentions around where we can cultivate more peace and harmony in our lives is great. This is a great day for rituals focused on love, money, and health.
Moon in Scorpio
Moon inconjunct Chiron rx in Aries 8:06 am
Moon opposition Uranus rx in Taurus 12:37 pm
Moon conjunct Mercury in Scorpio 2:52 pm
The Moon has its fall in the sign of Scorpio and can sometimes give a frequency that makes us want to crawl under a rock and never come out. We can feel moody and secretive about what we are feeling. Resentments or feelings that we have been suppressing can come out in ways we are not anticipating. This is a time when working on our shadow is positive. We benefit form asking ourselves what we can do to face these feelings in a constructive way. With the Moon making a conjunction with Mercury retrograde in the afternoon, it is possible for us to have some difficult communication dynamics today and for us to emotionally respond in not the most ideal way. Slow down and try to cool off. Don't be combative if you can help it.