Happy Moon-day everyone! Scorpio season has been full of trials, tribulations and lessons for the majority of the people I've talked to, the people close to me and myself. I do think that there's been one or more big plunges into the depths of the unknown where we have to face something we're up against. I do think that we're mostly out of the woods, especially because Sagittarius season starts next week, so in this last week of Scorpio I would love if everyone reading this would make big efforts to release, release, release anything that is not of our highest good. Whether it's thought patterns, behaviors, addictions, unhealthy coping mechanisms- key into your intuition to see what needs to be let go of and let GO. Once Sagittarius season comes on, we're all going on a journey, curiously in search of the new, trying to expand and explore with wanderlust in our eyes and in our heart. We don't want to go on our journey with a whole lot of baggage weighing us down.
This week, Saturn in Sagittarius is moving from the 25th to the 26th degree. The following degree change is from my all-time favorite book by Ellias Lonsdale called "Inside Degrees" -
"SAGITTARIUS 25 A small boat with no one in it. It is gradually drifting out to sea. When life is a dream, not too much of selfhood is asked for or welcome. Ancestors, previous lifetimes, collective currents feed the dream, keep it alive. The self hugs a secretive outpost of neither being with nor being against. One of the remarkable things that happens is that spirit can speak and reveal much. One of the habits which easily proliferates here is to take no responsibility for anything. And one of the primal paths through is to drift deeper down in and to let all ego go, yet move with the soul as it is guided to each and every place it is meant to travel.
SAGITTARIUS 26 Climbing the steps of the pyramid of the sun. Classical Maya civilization reenacted in fresh forms. Always having the Greater Sun beating down, always aware of the vaster picture. You tap a sensibility that is profound and extraordinary, the greater Gods and the human scene juxtaposed mightily. In tune with progressive evolutionary currents, you work very hard to reinstate the sacred upon the next spiral. Tuned in to what is really happening here. An expanded space for dreaming, remembering, conceiving, visualizing, and creating. Absolutely knowing that the galactic forces are integral to every breath, and moving toward true galactic citizenship with a passion."
- The 26th degree interpretation of Sagittarius is very much keying in that part of us that takes a moment away from our busy lives in favor of zoning out to dream and create. This degree of Sagittarius makes it possible for important realizations and intuitions to come through when we allow it to- and it's not going to come to us when we are going about our very mundane daily life. The thing is- we may have insight into what to DO with our daily lives. It's important to allow the space to just breathe deeply and be this week. Not only is it critical for the final push of releasing Scorpio is asking of us, but it's critical that we know what we want to create during Sagittarius season.
On Monday, Venus is connecting to Jupiter in Scorpio. Venus is the planet of love, relationships, play, creativity, money and our value system. Jupiter represents expansion, hope, optimism, luck and a piece of our source of spiritualism. In astrology, there are "malefics" like Mars and Saturn which are generally interpreted in the negative direction (much to my dismay) - Mars poses as the agitator and Saturn poses as the constrictor. Venus and Jupiter in astrology are termed "benefics" or planets that bring good luck and good fortune, blessing whatever they come into contact with. I suspect that for everyone who has been working on themselves, learning the lessons that Scorpio season has posited and moving through the discomfort with some semblance of grace, taking their issues to their spiritual source, that Monday will be blessed. This is a big love day, so we are encouraged by the universe to let all of those we love know that we love them and most importantly, to hold ourselves in a space of deep love and compassion. This is a good day for manifesting.
On Tuesday, the moon moves into Libra. This is the dark moon phase, when we are called to go inward and to conjure up our intention for the new moon in Scorpio, exact on Saturday. The dark side of Libra endlessly seeks harmony and balance in their life and in their environment. Sometimes, life is out of whack and to seek this balance can actually throw things even more out of balance rather than allowing things to be how they are, however chaotic and out of control. It is at this time we should optimally surrender our need to control the situation, surrender our need for balance and just observe from a place of nonjudgment how things actually are, keying into the over-arching objectivity that Libra provides.
On Thursday, the still, deep waters of Scorpio come into contact with the moving stream of Pisces while the dark moon in Libra prevails. The Sun will reach out to hug Chiron in Pisces while Venus in Scorpio reaches out to embrace Neptune in Pisces. The Sun-Chiron aspect will allow for some movement and healing in our emotions surrounding some core wounding that has been blocking us. The Venus-Neptune aspect will key in some amount of radical compassion and healing towards some part of ourselves that needs light, especially surrounding our sense of love of self and others. The moon will move into Scorpio into that deep, still water, remaining dark until the new moon becomes exact on Saturday, amplifying some of the lessons found in the darkness we are all collectively moving through.
On Friday, the Sun in Scorpio will be hiding from Uranus in Aries, which will potentially make us reticent to some changes that have been rapidly coming our way. It's no secret that this whole month has been a whole lot of adjusting and changing, and Scorpio deals with this by holding on to what is known. A good way to deal with this transit is by allowing the change and the new to wash over us.
Also on Friday, Mercury in Sagittarius will be positively aspecting Mars in Libra, allowing our truths to flow. Air fans the flame of fire, so it's important to watch our tendency to snap in communication with others. For the most part, this will allow for the dam of communication to be broken and the truths will spill out.
On Saturday is the new moon in Scorpio! Honor yourself by going inside and holding space for whatever comes up. Set the intention to release whatever has been holding you back through whatever healthy outlet calls out for you, be it creative or meditative.
On Sunday, Mars in Libra will be squaring Pluto in Capricorn, causing our efforts to feel thwarted by our darkness. Everything that comes up comes up for a reason and on Sunday in particular it's important to keep this in mind. Our self-saboteur could reel its ugly head, our shadow may come up and a good way to deal with that is to honor what is, feel it for what it is and then let it go. This may not be the most productive day we've ever had, but it's important to have compassion for ourselves through that. The moon moves into Sagittarius which is good because it will shine the light over the humor in the situation.
Find the light, find the humor and let go of all of the bullsh*t.
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Love and light, Meredith