Jacqueline Lasahn: Libra New Moon, Venus Retrograde

Libra New Moon, Venus Retrograde

“Effort is the unconstrained willingness to persevere
through difficulty.” Sharon Salzberg

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This tangled mess
and the effort in gaining equanimity.
As if Halloween came early this year.

Don’t shut down to love.
Don’t abandon yourself
to the addictions of escapism and denial.

Through complexity to wholeness,
dance in the labyrinth to heal,
to reveal your inner universe.

Allow your heart to be your compass
and mindful communication to be your ally
in the unknown territory ahead.

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Venus retrograde in Scorpio
October 5, 2018 News Headline:

Swedish girl, 8 years old Saga (yes, that is her name!) pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake. “She picked up the object, lifted it high above her head, and shouted…” her father said. She “stumbled upon something special in the muddy clay”.

(Further more: this happened in July, within days of of the new nomination to the United States Supreme Court. The news was released on the day of Venus retrograde and Kavanaugh’s confirmation.)

Mythic reality is alive now. Girls and women are drawing up powerful resources from deep, ancient waters. Yes, Venus Scorpio retrograde. We’re going deeper. What has been suppressed, rises up. Power, hidden motives, the undercurrents of relationships. Values and desire are up for reconsideration. Venus retrograde brings us to question worth and core values. We have the opportunity to build and empower integrity and justice when we consciously align desire and intention.

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October 8, 2018 8:46 pm

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NorthPoint Journal: Your guide to planetary energies for November 13 to 19, 2017 By Pam Younghans

Highlighted Aspects this Week
MON: Venus conjunct Jupiter, Mercury square Neptune
TUE: Venus sesquiquadrate Chiron
THU: Venus semisquare Saturn, Venus trine Neptune, Sun trine Chiron, Mercury trine Ceres
FRI: Sun quincunx Uranus, Mercury sextile Mars
SAT: New Moon 3:42am PST (11:42am GMT)
SUN: Mars square Pluto, Venus square Ceres


SCORPIO
is a profoundly complex sign. Perhaps that is why I’ve had a hard time finding the right words with which to begin today’s Journal. I’ve made five attempts at writing this opening paragraph, each one coming from a slightly different tack.

Here are the beginning phrases of my first five efforts:

“We look into the mirror this week …”
“The door to deep transformation opens before us …”
“We are truly in a Scorpionic time, with so many secrets being revealed …”
“It’s an interesting paradox, having a New Moon in Scorpio …”
“We often experience a healing crisis when we are transitioning from one state to another …”

Or perhaps I can blame the Mercury-Neptune square that perfects on Monday for my mind’s inability to get on board a single train of thought and ride it to its destination. But no matter what the reason, the truth of the matter is that we have another powerful week ahead of us, and I’m feeling some resistance about diving into its energies

THAT’S WHY the idea of a healing crisis came to mind — we rarely enjoy such an experience, but we accept it as a necessary step in the curative process. Our perception of such an event can change when we see it through the eyes of wisdom.

I received that message through two sources this morning — the first came as I read a few more paragraphs in John O’Donohue’s book Anam Cara, in which he wrote:

“To the fearful eye, all is threatening. When you look toward the world in a fearful way, all you see and concentrate on are things that can damage and threaten you. The fearful eye is always besieged by threat.

“The loving eye can look lovingly upon anything. If we could look at the world in a loving way, then the world would rise up before us full of invitation, possibility, and depth. The loving eye can even coax pain, hurt, and violence toward transfiguration and renewal.”

SYNCHRONISTICALLY, reinforcement of this theme arrived in my inbox this morning, through Shanta Gabriel’s “Inspiration for the Week” email. Her message for the coming week is:

“A disruption of energy serves to bring more clarity. Bless it.”

As Shanta explains, “Blessing the situation will cause it to vibrate at a higher frequency. To bless means to confer energy upon. When we bless something, it brings the Infinite Intelligence in Divine Light to the circumstance. It also gives us the opportunity to ask for a Creative Solution if it seems so dire that we can’t see our way through it.”

There is little, if any, difference between looking at the world in a loving way and blessing a situation. Whichever way we choose to verbalize the concept, this is our guiding directive for the coming week.

ON OUR WAY to the week’s main planetary events — both of which occur next weekend — we are first blessed by an alignment of Venus and Jupiter that perfects in the very early hours of Monday morning. This conjunction finds the two “benefic” planets joining forces, providing a helpful energy boost to our process of transformation.

We can feel more hopeful and optimistic with the assist of these planets, but since they are in Scorpio, they also require that we do some honest soul-searching as a part of our journey of renewal. And what do we need to ask our soul?

With Venus, we may want to ask: What do I really value? What does my heart need? Am I willing to reveal the truth of my being to loved ones, to myself? And with Jupiter, our questions may be: What do I believe in? What can I invest my energy into that will increase my joy and my sense of life’s meaning?

And with Scorpio, the questions might be: What do I feel passionate about? What empowers me? And what fears do I need to release so that I might experience greater depth, intimacy, and commitment in my life?

THE THEME OF HEALING is very present this week, and especially strong on Thursday. On that day, we have three supportive trine aspects, all perfecting in the morning hours (Pacific Time).

A harmonious Venus-Neptune trine, building on the energies of Monday’s Venus-Jupiter alignment, opens our hearts to new levels of forgiveness and compassion. Also in effect, a Mercury-Ceres trine increases empathic communication and expands our ability to relate to animals and others in our care. In other words, this is a great day to sit down with your beloveds of any description, since emotional and telepathic bonds are more easily established.

The third trine on Thursday is between the Sun and Chiron. This influence is also woven into the energies of Saturday’s New Moon, at which time both the Sun and the Moon are in positive aspect with the Wounded Healer. This means that we carry the potential for deep spiritual and emotional healing into the new lunar cycle.

TWO TRANSFORMATIONAL EVENTS occur next weekend — the New Moon in Scorpio and a Mars-Pluto square.

The New Moon occurs on Saturday at 26°19″ Scorpio, at 3:42 a.m. PST (11:42 a.m. GMT). This lunation is notable for several reasons — the trine to Chiron and its therapeutic effect being one of them.

But there are also a total of five planetary beings in Scorpio at the time of the New Moon: the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Vesta. This line-up greatly increases the “Scorpionic” impact of the event, energy that is carried into the new lunar cycle. We can expect heightened emotions, more secrets and suspicions being revealed, deep transformations occurring, loyalties being questioned, and plays being made to gain power and control.

The New Moon is also in a strong quincunx aspect with Uranus, which can feel uncomfortable, but is actually a helpful catalyst for necessary change. As astrologer Emily Trinkaus writes in the current issue of The Mountain Astrologer, this quincunx “reinforces the theme of being shaken out of our comfort zone. To renew our own vitality, and to breathe life back into our relationships, we need to interrupt our habitual patterns of reacting and defending.”

MARS AND PLUTO form a square aspect about once a year, so Sunday’s event is not rare — but Pluto and Mars are the modern and traditional rulers of Scorpio, so their conflictive relationship at this time (with the New Moon and so many planets in Scorpio) could have particular impact.

What can we expect? Most likely, an increase in the “Scorpionic impacts” I listed above. With Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, we see at essence a struggle between the desire to collaborate and the need to wield unquestioned authority.

With this aspect, we are challenged to rise above co-dependent behaviors to more fully claim our personal power. Our test may come through encountering feelings of powerlessness and needing to find new ways of asserting ourselves. To pass this test, we must not devolve into anger and competitiveness, or resort to old “work-arounds” such as passive-aggressive behaviors that never address the problem directly.

THANKFULLY, some of the other planets are well positioned to help us utilize the most positive characteristics of Mars in Libra. These qualities include the courage to fight for what is fair and just, and the ability to manage conflict.

Throughout the weekend, Mars is at the midpoint of Mercury in Sagittarius and the North Node and Ceres in Leo. This means we have access to the best qualities of Mercury in Sag — intuitive wisdom, a positive perspective, and the ability to inspire through meaningful communication — and of Ceres and the North Node in Leo — creativity, confidence, and the ability to lead with heart.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You are in a healing cycle as you embark on your new year, with greater compassion and faith being incorporated into your sense of self. At the same time, your self-concept is shifting in ways that will ultimately allow you  greater freedom and autonomy. As you move beyond old emotional patterns, you will likely need to make adjustments in how you relate to others, and old contracts will need to be rewritten. This year requires you to explore themes of honesty and assertiveness, and to find new ways to express your desires.

In peace,

Pam


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2016 Scorpio New Moon by Kathy Biehl | OM Times


2016 Scorpio New Moon

by Kathy Biehl
October 26, 2016

2016 Scorpio New Moon – October 30, 2016

10:38 AM PDT / 1:38 PM EDT / 5:38 PM GMT

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To listen to Astrologer Kathy Biehl discuss the 2016 Scorpio New Moon, click the player below!

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Astrology Forecast for the 2016 Scorpio New Moon

The 2016 Scorpio New Moon delivers a Halloween vibe that’ll outlast the costumes, parties and stashes of candy. It is dark and mysterious, with an edge of danger. This Scorpio New Moon is stirring specters and demons, ghosts and other reminders of mortality, and non-rational impulses with the power to overtake sensibility.

The veil is thin, not just between life and death, but also between conscious and subconscious. Each side is effortlessly tapping into the other just now, and often sliding right across the border. Neptune the illusionist is greasing the way with a direct feed to the 2016 Scorpio New Moon that enhances the season’s otherworldly atmosphere.

He is blurring edges, detail and reason, unhinging us from boring old everyday existence, and shrouding everything in a fantastical glow. With this tight Scorpio/Pisces combo, energetic connections have the power to transcend time/space. You may dream of the dead and wake up feeling like you had a conversation, and likely you did. Life may, at times. feel like an ongoing costume party, at other times like your personal sci-fi movie.

 

The 2016 Scorpio New Moon – Sensational Visuals

Whether that film is horror or fantasy or rated MA will vary. Fears and phobias are walking among us, in firmer, perhaps more threatening form than usual, perhaps more distorted. Desires and raw sexuality are also on the prowl, with a primal. compulsive force that defies closed doors. (Inspirational image: Spock succumbing to feral passion when he returns to his home planet for spawning season.)

When you feel any of these rising within you — or see them surfacing in another’s behavior — remember this: Being out in the open makes them easier to spot, and easier to recognize for what they are.

 

The 2016 Scorpio New Moon delivers the tools to do just that. With Mercury close by the New Moon, powers of perception are at our disposal bordering on X-ray vision. Information and messages pass wordlessly, with an unshakable knowing. Even people who claim to be not the least bit psychic are likely to experience bouts of telepathy.

 

The Lunar Toolbox Says Trust Your Intuition

Trust your gut, your instincts, your intuition, the still calm voice within you (as opposed to the chatter-box). It is finely tuned and at peak operating speed right now.

Also in this lunar toolbox: Willingness to confront these demons on the hoof, with fearlessness on tap as if an unseen hand is pumping an alleged natural power’s triple-action Spooks Be Gone! spray. Whether we intentionally target them or not, this 2016 Scorpio New Moon is shining a light under the bed and into the closet, dispelling the little men and other terrors from early childhood (as well as of more recent provenance).

Relationships stand to improve in honesty and depth of connection. That fearlessness, and those aforementioned desires, have the power to plow down defenses and lead to vulnerability, exposing our full beings before another, and moving into great and tender intimacy, emotional as well as physical.

This 2016 Scorpio New Moon has a time-slowing, time-stopping edge to boot. Life may feel more immediate, more in the moment, more intense and focused. The “get down to business” impulse is still with us from the mid-month meeting between Scorpio’s two rulers, Mars and Pluto.

 

Time of Astro-Clashing Resonance and Movement

Mars is still ringing with the effects of his clash two days ago with Uranus, cosmic agent of radical, unpredictable change. This has liberated us in some pertinent way, perhaps from a pattern or way of viewing life, perhaps from an agreement or circumstance. We are now able to move more nimbly.

That movement promises to be both inward and forward. You may find yourself in another round (or three) of clearing gunk out of your head and your psyche, of confronting more of your own personal demons and fears and defanging them, if not banishing them.

 

Every bit of load-lightening and baggage removal frees up energy for pursuing that down to business vibe — via sustained, deepened, streamlined, thorough action, step by tiny step, on long-term goals, structures and ways of being that have been undergoing fundamental revamping for years.

The time is ripe. Circumstances are ripe. We are ripe. Forward movement with far-reaching consequences is occurring now, in part through conscious effort, in part as if pulled by a tractor beam or other greater force. Point yourself in the direction of your dreams and see if you aren’t carried toward them.

 

2016 Scorpio New Moon – Best Time to Ask

Ask, too, for guidance and insight. Go ahead and ask to be led in the most beneficial direction. Ask for a gentle, loving journey toward your goals. Ask for magic. Everything is in reach, thanks to the easy flow of the trine between the New Moon and Neptune, ruler of transcendence and the link to all of life and to the divine.

Even with assistance from unseen forces, and visitations from ancestors, and downloads in dreams — all of which are on the rise this coming month — you are actively participating in everything that unrolls under this Scorpio New Moon. Don’t shy away from grabbing any opportunities you spy. They are coming off the cooperative sextile between the New Moon and the North Node of destiny.

When in doubt, say yes. If the opportunity doesn’t support the platform and path you’re building, it may not survive. Or may shape-shift into something that does.

Train your attention on what matters most to you and let everything else drop. (Except for those opportunities; they’ll sort themselves out.) Having trouble deciding? Does it matter in the long run? Do you want to be thinking about it on your deathbed? Yes: that level of matters most to you.

This is your moment to go deep, far and long. The reward is progress toward something precious, to you, and a rich experience of life on this side of the veil.

 

Design your own ritual for the new moon: get tips in Kathy’s Working with the Moon talk.

Learn more in Kathy’s Astro-Overview for Fall 2016: Welcome to the New Normal.

Eyes Open

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“Keeping your eyes open is easy. Catching those, sometimes, elusive moments of miracle may take some practice.  They are happening all around you, constantly moving through your Earth-plane, weaving a beautiful pattern into the fabric of your existence.” ~ Creator

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