A Black astrologer based in Ohio reached out to me to connect. She is in the process of completing her astrology coursework and wanted to chat because, “there aren’t that many of us out there,” she said. “Us,” meaning Black astrologers.
The planet Jupiter is retrograde now through August 2019, asking each of us to curb our enthusiasm when it comes to those areas of life where we seek to stretch and grow. Consider this a giant pause as momentum slows and strategies are revisited.
Cramer purchased his first astrology reading back in 2014. Since then, he gets an annual forecast every year, refers me to family and friends, and his partner, Sam, is now one of my life coach clients.
The Spring Equinox occurs on the same day as a super charged Super (Full) Moon. We can bid adieu to winter in the northern hemisphere and plant new seeds for growth and replenishment. This is all quite timely; potent energy is on tap for purging and renewal.
We are in between eclipses, folks! The two-week period where life can change on an instant. All one must do is pay attention to events that are unfolding – the obvious and the not so obvious – to get a sense of what’s in store. Eclipses always come in pairs; the solar eclipse brings new chapter beginnings and the lunar eclipse brings completions. They feed one another. Something in life must shift or end (lunar eclipse) so we can take advantage of an important fresh start (solar eclipse).
2018 has been a year of trials and tribulations on a global scale, a national scale, and in our own personal lives. We have all endured challenges that felt more challenging than usual, difficulties that felt more difficult than usual, and frustrations that felt more frustrating than usual. However, even with the density of this year, we have become more resilient, we have cultivated a stronger will to overcome, and we have put forth the work that was necessary. Congrats, you made it!
Notable shifts continue to develop in the cosmos. The Nodes are now on the Cancer/Capricorn axis, focusing our destined collective path toward more nurturing, and less obstructing. Jupiter has left the sign of Scorpio for Sagittarius, inspiring new motivations, and less burdening.
Venus stations direct in the signs of Libra and Scorpio this week, while Mercury stations retrograde in the truth-seeking sign of Sagittarius. Finally, Mars exits the sign of Aquarius where it has been for the last seven months, and will soon ingress Pisces.
Ring the alarm - Jupiter leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius this week!
Jupiter transits last for about a year, and we have been feeling its movement through the sign of the Scorpion since last October. As I said in this blog post, Jupiter’s exit comes with the parting gift of rebirth. We have been laboring through the year folks, purging, shedding, releasing, and pruning, all for the sake of being born anew.
Venus dips back in to the sign of Libra this week, as we approach All Hallows Eve on Wednesday, October 31. Relationship matters will continue to be under review, as we each work a bit harder to identify our true relationship needs and values. Financial affairs are also up for consideration, as we assess what gives us a sense of security.
The reason why we are all being poked, prodded, tested and triggered, is because we are all giving birth to something new – a new career, a new relationship, a new life, a new you. We are laboring through, friends. Where there is pain, there will be light.