October is a spiritually and emotionally deep month with some intense transits and transformations. Be prepared to face your Shadow as we head into November! We have a powerful New Moon at 7°44′ Scorpio on October 30, 2016 (11:38:08 AM PDT / 1:30:08 PM EDT / 7:38:08 PM CEST in Central Europe) as we head into All Hallows Eve (Remember Tarot and The Twilight Zone!). The Sun and Moon are in close conjunct with Mercury 9° 41′ Scorpio. Neptune (9°21′ Pisces Rx) and the South Node (11°15′ Pisces Rx) are trine this stellium. The North node is sextile it at 11°15′ Virgo Rx. The energy is about using self-discipline and organization in facing and eliminating old and hidden emotional patterns, addictions and obsessions. You can examine your shadow, find and eliminate your weaknesses and strengthen yourself. With this trine and sextile in place, it’s all good! There is opportunity here for transformation (Scorpio) and healing (Mercury, co-ruler with Chiron, of Virgo) on many levels. …
It is summertime and quite beautiful inside, However, sitting inside typing, reflecting, and typing some more, as well as measuring, laying out and then doing it all again has been my daily activity for the last two months. I am finishing a book, a children’s books, that has been some 30 years in the making. For some time it was stalled out and then after some fuzzy, dark and at times, painful revelations and events it is now on the way to being published soon. the turning point has arrived. This is Saturn in Scorpio, stationing direct. …
“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find…
You just might find… You get what you need ” — The Rolling Stones
What are your financial patterns and habits? How do you handle love relationships and of what quality are the ones you currently have? Diligent hard work in love relationships and finances will finally pay off, especially for natives with Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Virgo, or a Sun in Leo (and therefore a Virgo 2nd house). It is overdue!
Discerning and Getting what We Need
The Sun entered the fire sign of Leo on July 22, 2015, giving us a joyful, playful and buoyant energy. It was joined on July 23, 2015 by Mercury, brightening our hopes, thoughts and communication and easing our transportation and mechanical/electronic issues. There is an all around easy flow with Mercury and Jupiter in Leo. Venus entered Virgo on July 18 giving us the ability to refine and critique love and money in our lives.
But now there will be some challenges and some more ending as Venus, the planet of relationships, beauty, money and whatever we value, stations retrograde in Virgo on July 25, 2015 at 0º Virgo. Venus retrogrades every 18 months. It will remain there through July 31, 2015, giving us a taste of what we we will experience after October 8, 2015 when Venus re-enters Virgo — and where it remain through November 8, 2015.
Venus in Virgo has been making a challenging square to Saturn, which is revisiting the last two degrees of Scorpio before re-entering Sagittarius on September 17, 2015. Saturn will continue to break down and break off anything that is not good for us, that is not mature, that is not worthy of us!
Venus in Virgo is about discernment in money, love relationships and whatever we value. It demands that we take a practical look at financial patterns and habit as well as love and relationships. It is about getting what we NEED, not what we want — and that in itself can be deeply satisfying.
This Venus in Virgo retrograde is about the karmic expansion of true heartfelt love and abundance. With Venus stationing retrograde on the first degree of Virgo, it is clear that Jupiter and Venus in Leo are marking their final dance with one another. There is a connection in your life over love or money that has a deep lesson and meaning for you. We have had Jupiter in Leo since July 16, 2014. Venus and Leo were conjunct in the beginning of July and will be so again the first week of August. In August, Saturn in Scorpio will square Venus and Jupiter, presenting in your very real life some very really challenges and demand for changes in whatever you value, in finances, in sex, in emotional intimacy and in love relationships. This is the final call on these Saturn in Scorpio issues. Whatever will be lasting will come out of this. Whatever is of no value to you will finally break off and die. Then you can heal. Virgo is all about healing!
Leo is represented by the heart chakra. Leo is about all forms of love — self, platonic, familial, brotherly and romantic. Leo is about the spotlight and where we shine. Leo is about the core of our happiness. Leo is about expansion. Leo is about fulfillment. This Venus retrograde will bring old lovers for us to re-evaluate whether they are worthy of us and whether we will get true love out of the connection or simply be used. Do not be surprised if a loved one, especially a loved one who was a Sun in Leo, comes to you in your dreams or other spiritual forms. Listen to their message.
Because this retrograde begins in Virgo, it will reinforce the need for truth, right actions and true pure intimacy in your love relationships and business partnerships. Saturn in Scorpio will provide the energy to ensure that the pains and wounds in these tow areas of life are acutely felt, but also now, healed. Do the hard work, as Virgo demands. Get into the nitty-gritty and do not resist giving up what must be released and holding onto and expanding what must be increased and maintained. Do these things and although there will be breakups, there will also finally be healing in your relationships and finances. You have been waiting a long time for this!
In fact — you will start seeing breakups, separations and divorces among celebrities begin now (or even a few days before between July 18-25) and it will be quite heavy through August. We will likely lose some big Leo celebrities to accidental and natural death.
Venus in Virgo will also call for truth in finances. Stop the bad practices that leave you without money to pay for the basics of life. Stop the practices that leave you open to people cheating you. stop accepting less than your true value. You will be forced deal with your issues and blocks around money, debts, taxes and income. Saturn in Scorpio is will support this right action and empower you in analyzing things so you can have the facts before you and make good decisions about your finances. Saturn leaves Scorpio on September 17, 2015 and will not return for nearly 30 years. Do the work now — you have had since autumn 2012 to get it right. Saturn wants to reward you. Once you do the hard work, Saturn will surprise you with a reward that will be lasting and of high value, in love relationships, sexual intimacy and finances/money.
Get A Clue
Venus stations retrograde on July 25, 2015 at where it will remain through July 31, 2015. Here is how you can get a clue about how these Jupiter movements will affect you and what your personalized message is from the planet of love and money: Ask yourself what happened in this last week between July 18 – 25. What went well in love and money, even if it was only a small gain? Did you suddenly make money? Did you business profits go well after years of lowered income? Did you get some attention from potential or current love partners that you have not had in a very long time? What expanded in your life? Who or what was shown to be of little value and maybe even detrimental to you? Expect that old lovers, exes, old financial issues and patterns will resurface during the Venus retrograde. This is to rest you and show you what is/isn’t of value. There will be more endings in love and money by the end of the retrograde on September 6, 2015.
The keys to any retrograde are to review, reflect, reassess, re-think, reconsider, revise, re-evaluate, redo and repair.
If you do the hard work (Virgo) you will, in love and money, get what you want, because you will get what you need!