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.
"The outer marriage is a human marriage. The inner marriage is divine." M. Woodman
The Libra New Moon peaks around midnight tonight on the East Coast, as Venus (Libra's ruler in Astrology) embarks on a six week retrograde journey. Libra rules "the Other" in Astrology. Known as The Scales, Libra seeks balance and justice between "Us" and "Them" - "I" and "We." But Venus is currently in the sign of Scorpio where fairness and equality can quickly morph into control and manipulation.
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ~Rumi
“Jupiter in Scorpio will drudge up the muck that resides beneath the surface of who we are, and in a big way. Skeletons in closets will be revealed. Lies will be unearthed. Wounds will be triggered. This is a necessary process that Scorpio does well. What follows will be a grand release that helps us to heal and evolve.”
I wrote this almost a year ago. The week we just had is a testament to the above truth.
I was working in the field of international education (and loving every minute of it) before I became a professional astrologer and a certified life coach. This was never something I planned; if you had told me seven years ago that I would be doing astrology and life coaching for a living, I would have thought you were crazy. I was on a completely different career path and expected to continue working in my field, maybe even relocating overseas to Morocco, or Jordan. Apparently, that was not where I was meant to be.
Events that transpired last week have inspired a rather dense reflection on life. I am more aware than ever before of the things that are out of my control. I am also more starkly aware that life changes in an instant. I am sure you, dear reader, can relate. So many people end up in places they never thought they’d be, while so many others attempt to manipulate life so that it works in their favor.
Change is inevitable, assumed in your Soul’s contract.
Our cosmic taskmaster wakes up this week. Saturn, the ringed planet, will station direct on Thursday, September 6th, reminding us of important Karmic lessons that remain unresolved.
Action planet Mars stations direct in the sign of Capricorn today, and in the coming weeks, it will finish its transit of Aquarius. The pace of life will soon pick up; what's been suspended in air, or kept on pause, will soon see forward momentum.
But first, we must get our bearings.
“I believe, and therefore everything is possible.” ~Unknown
Mercury stationed direct this week, and Mars will soon follow suit. This is the start to a long journey home, an invitation to come to yourself.
“I am here to enjoy, discover, and develop my inner life, as well as my external one.” C. Nicholas
Eclipse season is over and it has been quite the whirlwind, as foretold. Important themes were emphasized with all three cosmic events: nurture your roots, surrender to your obstacles, and find another way to shine. I don’t doubt that we all will come out the other side of this period changed in some way. Going forward, we can collect ourselves. We can begin to apply lessons learned and insights revealed. We can start anew. Look to the month of September for significant gains.
The grand finale in a triage of eclipses happens this Saturday, August 11th, in the gregarious sign of Leo the Lion. This is it, folks. The showstopper! The main attraction! The suspenseful cliffhanger! This cosmic event finishes up what has been an eventful summer, and honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet!