*From the Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 78, week of October 5th. Sign up below.*
It really feels pretty fantastic to have all three planets in Capricorn (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) now direct. However, from now until the upcoming Libra new moon, prepare for a bit of a bumpy stretch.
Mostly this is due to Mars retrograde challenging a freshly direct Pluto in Capricorn, at the same degree of January's Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12th, exact on Friday the 9th. (Friday is also the last quarter square moon. Squares are challenges and forced growth, so that will be a lot of tension.) With Pluto and Mars retrograde at odds on Friday (and strong really now through the new moon) double down on the Mars retrograde protocol and pull away from anything that even has a whiff of a power dynamic. Think of the astrological energies as able to easily play through the people around you if they aren't fully aware - sometimes this happens even when we are aware! Pluto energy comes through as a hunger, an instinct, a strong compulsion or desire. Mars energy always needs an outlet and active management. You may be staying in your lane like a pro, just to have someone swerve right into it bringing this Mars-Pluto energy with them. Fall back on Mars protocol - don't let this energy push you around.
There are also other factors. Mercury (the mind) is already deep diving in Scorpio, preparing to go deeper with its retrograde from October 13th to November 3rd. The moon is waning from the October 1st full moon in Aries, that was on the heels of Saturn stationing direct in square to Mars retrograde and a precursor to Pluto direct in Capricorn. Full moons are illumination, and waning moons are for release. The October 1st full moon was the culmination of a cycle that begin March 24th with the Aries new moon - this is a good thing, but there's a lot of material here to work with that has been stirred up over the summer and is now emerging, especially with the Capricorn retrogrades.
Typically new Libra moons are lovely Venus-ruled resets of all things to do with being in relationship - cooperation, harmony, balance - but this one coming on 10/16 is no picnic, as it is right in the crosshairs of the challenging set up still happening between Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and Mars retrograde in Aries.
This new moon at 23 degrees Libra puts another leg on the square, turning it into a T-square (three-way tension instead of just two-way).
I will say, with the Capricorn planets now direct, and it being at 23 degrees rather than 22, where Pluto has been camped out and the degree that links back to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January, we are dealing with the same issues, but the situation is evolving. This new moon is under pressure to embody the Libra energy, but it is a new moon and a fresh start under the sign of Venus. Squares are challenges and forced growth, but there is a way forward. Keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde in Aries. The warrior, pioneer, and leader stations direct on November 13th, the same day Jupiter and Pluto meet up for the third time in Capricorn (the first was April 5th, and second was June 30th). Also by then Mercury will have completed its retrograde that begins in Scorpio and ends in Libra. This is still working itself out and still unfolding.
Keep going, keep up the Mars retrograde protocol, and keep the faith.
This week also has a couple of interesting aspects that aren't quite so heavy.
On Wednesday the 7th, Mercury in Scorpio makes an opposition to Uranus in Taurus. The opposition is still an aspect that brings tension, (in the form of a stand-off - they are opposing, not congruent) but Mercury is the mind, and Uranus is the planet of the future, and change brought about through sudden insight and/or upheaval. Expect the unexpected always when Uranus is involved. This could be some information that changes your perception and therefore your direction, from the outside, or even a revelation from within - Mercury is in Scorpio, the psyche.
On Saturday, the 10th, we wrap up the week with the sun in Libra squaring Jupiter, planet of faith and belief, now direct in Capricorn. Yes, its a square, but this is the sun and Jupiter! Think: some little something that brings renewed faith, hope, optimism, even if there is some tension or challenge happening.
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P.S. Stay tuned for the upcoming mini-class on harnessing Venus energy in your life, the Five Petals of Venus. Venus is the goddess of love, money, and abundance, so you won't want to miss this!
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