by Robert Wilkinson
These are crosscurrents, but can be used productively!
After dominating affairs the entire month of September, the squares between Leo and Scorpio are about to end! This is the last of the lot, and culminates tomorrow (Saturday) with Venus at 20 Scorpio and Mars at 20 Leo. All in all, as long as we don’t get distracted and see a way to coordinate things despite the cross currents, it should be good.
Some will see which way “the winds of destiny” are blowing, while others will receive a concrete signal and/or reward from Spirit for getting in gear in the recent past. It represents an entrance into an unknown zone, so connect with the Source and you’ll do fine.
It will most dramatically affect those with planets or angles near 18-22 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, as well as those born around the second week of February, May, August, and November. Keep fitting things into a long range perspective, learn how to keep several things in motion and not get thrown off balance, and show as much friendly detachment and a genuinely friendly manner as possible. It does mark the emergence of a new way of doing “Mars in Leo.”
On Sunday, early in the US, afternoon in Europe, Mercury leaves Libra and enters Scorpio, where it will go stationary retrograde on October 21 at 19 Scorpio. Start getting your ducks lined up, take care of paperwork and purchases you should not postpone, and get everything ready since Mercury will be slowing down for the next few weeks.
Of course, this will bring a greater intensity and scrutiny to the houses where we have Gemini and Virgo, as well as any planetary functions we may have represented by planets in those signs. In my own case, with Saturn in Virgo, it means my Saturn has been in a Libra phase of experience, and is about to go into a Scorpio phase of experience. I suppose that now that my Saturn has confronted a new archetype of expression these past few weeks, now it gets to go deeper.
It’s a great thing that we have Moon trine Venus on Saturday, harmonizing Venus so it can express through Mars. It opens 20 Pisces, so many will find what they need at the end of some phase of activity. Sunday’s Moon in Leo will use the air of Sun in Libra to flame on through the trine to Uranus, go use the inspiration to see a bigger view, a greater adventure, or simply a way to “travel,” whether literally or figuratively.
So the Moon is favorable to Venus on Saturday, while it is favorable to the Sun and Uranus on Sunday. Enjoy the closeness and the energy. This can help us regenerate through enjoying our ties with those who are close to us. Still, pay attention, since the Moon conjunct Mars square Venus in the Western Hemisphere on Monday , September 30, and in the Eastern Hemisphere on Tuesday, October 1, will show what the square is really all about.
Keep it simple, keep it pleasant, keep it friendly, keep it detached. Be direct and straightforward while keeping the focus on higher and broader things. See the ideal, and find a way to ground it, without emotional discontent and/or pride jamming the gears. There is great power in parting the veil and entering the unknown, with courage and willingness to put aside separateness and journey to Isis to find what She holds of answers to your Mysteries.
Copyright © 2013 Robert Wilkinson