Full Moon: 9 Scorpio 38

Urania: But it’s also my face. You see. Sometimes I have to look normal, and then I grow faces. But they dry up, and fall off, but I couldn’t throw them away. They’re part of me. So I hang on to them. I . . . I’m probably not making much sense.
Death: No. You’re making sense. You people always hold onto your old identities, old faces and masks, long after they’ve served their purpose. But you’ve got to learn to throw things away eventually.
– From Facade, 4th tale in Sandman, Vol 3, by Neil Gaiman

 

Proving Your Worth
When I think about a full moon in Scorpio, I think intensity. I think potency, revelation cypFMscorp0418with above average impact-factor; I think the cup runneth over at least a little bit. I expect the same from this lunation but with two lovely features on tap for all of us, in a kind of one-two hug, if we are keeping our inner eye on the prize.

You might be detoxing the body, cleaning out long disused space in your home, learning a new skill/job or hiring integral layers of your business out on contract. Perhaps you’re developing a relationship and investigating clarity and equality levels. In whatever life zone you are investing the most focus, it’s for a reality defined by evolution and prosperity. You’re venturing down your interactivity path and reach a moment…a moment that brings content that must be acknowledged, absorbed…appreciated for what it is.

Once you are sitting down, look for two basic truths to emerge from the state of affairs:

1. the necessity of learning about/communicating these missing pieces in order to FMscorp4_18continue with integrity and confidence and

2. the grace of timing on the grand scale of this life chapter.

Mars has surged ahead of Pluto: even as you take appropriately independent or agreed-upon-next steps, stay close in your mind’s eye to the lessons of recent weeks and have faith that your vision will continue filling out. Measured and steady continues to win this race.
– weaver

 

Further reading on cycles within cycles:

Jupiter and Pluto 2018

2018 Lunar Advice

 

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New Moon: 26 Aries 2

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Accept Your New Year’s Invitation!
The annual great ‘for me’ wish-seeding time is here.
There’s a whole lot of ME-shakin’ goin’ on, that’s for sure! Collectively, hearts and minds are funneling universal vulnerability-and-recovery truths into personal circumstances. There is a quickening and vivifying atmosphere; unless blocked by natal placements (and that would have to be a rather large block!), we each sense that we’re somehow plugged into a radical game changing current… what’s been endured has grown and transformed us into next generation warriors. We can better absorb the ‘battle field’ before us and strategize accordingly. If there is anything the last ten years have taught awakening sheeple, it is the interconnectivity of individuals/groups/entities. Let’s keep that in mind as we consider and articulate a heartfelt goal.

A flash in the pan will be instantly recognised and dismissed. Every new moon is different and this year’s in Aries must contend with the restrictions and constraintsariesNM18 of our local System. If we are wise, we will channel our fire power into working with it in order to gain the trust of those co-involved or adjacent and therefore affected. Once trust is established, progressive upgrades can be implemented.
The advice in the sky tells us that this goal will need time. Yes, yes, Uranus indicates a rocket booster start is on tap for ALL of us and that is extremely exciting! But in most cases for now, this is a personal revelation, insight, energy boost, connection made. I think of it like a super fertilizer or like lush rains after a drought. In good time, an efficient pace must be set.

You can happily expect a long haul and set mini-summits for regroup and assessment at regular intervals. Know that it will take some time to adjust your unique spices to the pot and that flavours change the longer they simmer together. What you start off with now will be radically different than what you end up with later and that will be an excellent sign you were and are on the right path. (You can also expect that not everyone will like your dish and that’s ok. Best to make peace with that now.)

All considered, the ruler of the New Energy Year is in an outstanding position and blessed with an increasing flow of support from Venus in Taurus. This Venus is a magnet for beauty, for highest form/function design, for intelligent pacing. She abhors drama, wasted or short-sighted effort and false celebrity. If your personal vital Force (Mars) commits to seeking the harmonic tug of best chemistry (Venus), I expect this next goal-work on your hero’s journey to be abundantly fertile.

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A Note about Here and Now: the reading above is about the ‘lay of the land’ from here to as far as the proverbial horizon. Since the parade of archetypes began their march through House Capricorn, the energy report has emphasized endurance, hard work and a repulsion to instant or cheap gratification. Yet there are many of us dealing with a Here and Now that makes it difficult to imagine a long haul with any sense of anticipation.
The square between the Capricorn stellium and the Aries stellium will greatly tax the mind/body/spirit cycle-integrations for everyone. You may be experiencing insomnia, unsettling dreamscapes, brain overload; skin rashes, outbreaks, excessive dryness; increased allergy issues; electrolyte imbalances causing muscle cramping, spasms; intestinal and bowel inflammation, irregularity; you may be seeking noticeably excessive food, excessive sex/together time; you may be quite grouchy/irritable/snappy about issues that surprise not only others but yourself. It can be a startling and upsetting time…

Some squares are exponentially worse than others! But they are also how we get a message, increase our conscious understanding and grow towards our goals. These weeks shall pass; try to think of them as the lab work of life. Experiment and adjust your theories/practice according to results.

I’m dealing with it and sometimes how I deal with it isn’t attractive or skillful. Still, I’m dealing with it in ways I wouldn’t be able to had I not done the work and come through what I’ve already come through. This is how an awakened life is … we learn as we go and sometimes shit happens. We pay attention and understand more and more and we see both the beautiful and the ugly because that is the way life is…Healing happens in every area of life and not always in even or clearly straightforward fashion. Healing has many detours most of the time. – Monaca Cassani (source)

 

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Jupiter and Pluto 2018

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Applied Chemistry
Around the 26th/27th of December 2017, Jupiter (in Scorpio) moved within the influence of Pluto (in Capricorn) at 16’ and 18’ respectively and a tango of sorts began. They are engaging one another. They want the same or similar things; this means that with just a few upticks of applied effort, you can  participate in evolving these two life zones during 2018. If you know this upfront, you can observe and learn. You can strategize, direct, receive and integrate these (quite different) archetypes with an expectation of results in your concrete world. You can go forth and meet the universe, accept the invitation to dance and do your best to learn the steps. I can tell you that this – an open attitude – is the only requirement for at least some measure of success and usually the measure is a lot more than ‘some’.

Let’s start by running through a sample list of descriptors for the archetypes.

Jupiter: the beneficent king, one able to bestow blessings/good fortune, ruler of philosophy, religion, law , the expander of boundaries of the mind and physical reality, the broadcaster, the indulgent one, carefree, spontaneous. Jupiter symbolizes confidence, faith and courage in the face of the unknown.
He’s transiting Scorpio, the land below land, the underworld. Here there be pirates, rats and manipulators and here there be hermits, faithful lovers and friends and the enlightened ones. Scorpio rules the pairing of any two persons bonded by blood, chemistry, love, money. Scorpio rules matters of life and death and matters that feel like life and death, of what’s seen and unseen.
Even before you check the life zone that Scorpio rules for you, can you recognize any of the these effects happening? Jupiterian influences are lighting up your Scorpio zone. There are issues and happenings that you are supposed TO SEE, to learn about and integrate into your fixed emotional parts.

Pluto: this generational soul-churner symbolizes the true state of affairs beyond our mortal application of Time. Everything is either in the process of birthing out or expiring in even as we are caught up in the fixation of the moment, the season, the decade. To be caught up in the fixation of someone or something is to forget or misjudge the importance of all else. In the birthing of new relationships, the exchange consumes us. At some point we might become (finally!) comfortable, secure. We want to feel we know where we stand. We take comfort in knowing all is ‘the same’ as long as ‘X’ continues to treat us with (care/consideration/indifference/contempt). We feel secure in knowing all is ‘the same’ as long as we continue to see a paycheck show up in our bank balance each month, even as yet another tax is deducted. Fact is, ‘the same’ is always some version of what’s expiring and what’s birthing. Successful forecasters learn to take the eagle’s perspective in evaluating matters that may be invisible at ground level.
Capricorn is the systems and hierarchies that are your life; it’s the traditions and culture you come from and those that you join into; it’s duty, responsibilities, capabilities, that which is expected of you and pride in attainment; fear of disappointing the tribe, fear of existing outside the tribe weighs heavily. It’s awfully hard for Pluto’s message to get through Capricorn’s barricades – but you can be certain that Pluto always gets through. From these descriptors, can you identify your Capricorn life zone? Hint: it’s the one zone where you would most likely never admit to reading about astrology!

Ok, that’s the two basic scenery, props and characters templates for you to overlay. We’re looking at two seemingly unrelated areas – one more intimate/confidential/having a lot of feeling-value at stake for you and the other most likely quite public/concerning modes by which you are known within your community.
So…as we were saying, these two archetypes nodded and bowed to one another around the turning of the year; in other words, matters in one zone held the potential to assist and aid matters in the other zone. You may or may not have welcomed this – who wants to discover their laundry displayed in the front garden or feel they are the butt of another’s joke? How about a secret admirer that comes out and won’t go back in?!
There was a lot going on at the time and you may not have noted the correlation or may have misconstrued its highest potential. Have a think on that…

By end of February, Jupiter’s contact ‘gets in front of’ Pluto’s grinding machine work but then hovers stationary as March begins, reversing course on the 9th at 23 scorp 13.
By March 31st, Jupiter is at 23’, Pluto is at 21’. It feels as though we are now in the part of the story of how glowing, pulsating Jupiter cannot escape the transformer’s magnetic tug. I imagine the Beneficent whirling in flowing golden robes, lighting up the dark lord’s dimmed space. He glides out for some solo moves that might appear unseemly or too poorly choreographed for Pluto’s liking and prudently reels himself in. No one with brains messes with the dark lord. However, the more you dance, the more you learn. If you are paying attention, you can see so much more: the weaknesses, strengths and favorite go-to moves – in yourself and in others. You begin to develop the legitimacy to make judgements concerning how these two life sectors can facilitate mutual growth.

By April 15th, Pluto has secured the frequency lock. Way past nodding, bowing and showing off, pirouette 2 is in motion. If we are willing, we’re learning about which root lines are crumbling up the flooring of our public square. At this point, Jupiter has some reversed momentum but Pluto digs in heels and intensifies, hovering stationary for reversal along its deep-wave baseline course on April 23rd at 21 cap 17….I’m going to break with my dancing metaphor for a bit here… 😉

Collectively speaking, when outer planets reverse and no key points are contacted, the shift is too subtle to register. But over the long haul, it can’t help but become apparent. This is Titanic-turning stuff: whatever Pluto has been busy at transforming in your Capricorn life zone, he’s been at it for ten years now. At this point in the timeline, it seems we should be downright eager to take advantage of even the tiniest avenue of assistance on offer. Now Pluto is saying to Jupiter, ‘Keep pressing on, illuminating the hidden truths and lies over there (in that life zone) while I focus on backwashing and checking trench retention here (in this life zone) for its rightful ruler (Saturn).’ [between 18 cap and 21 cap 1] Yes, it is true that further mudslides can occur with every backwash…some ways and means are expiring and some ways and means are birthing. But here’s the point: the more you learn and apply in authentic power-bonding, the less mess there will be in your public square/on your rung of the ladder.

Eagle Eye Note: The ruler of Earthly Matters (Saturn) will be arriving at this – his – Capricorn space by mid-March of 2019 and by the first week in May 2019, the master builder (Saturn) reverses course at 20’cap 30 giving us clear indication that these degrees mark issues requiring extra efforts this year to insure secure foundations, free of worm and rot; there are no construction shortcuts for genuine and lasting fortress and reputation building. Thinking ahead we can see that in just over a year’s time, the job boss (Saturn) will build and then double check for integrity over the excavator’s (Pluto’s) purge through this space. What story lines in your world come to mind when you consider this?

By the 7th of May 2018, Jupiter begins to enjoy his singular trine of the year with cohort Neptune in Pisces. At this point, I’m thinking ‘Whew! Let’s take a break!’ and we should definitely be scheduling some R&R. Of course, we’re still still receiving and sending, so we can mention the potential here is about the softening of hypocritical judgement, about the releasing of false power positions, about the revelation of dark ops, about the need to live one’s life by the Golden Rule no matter what everybody else seems to be doing. The spectrum of channels that may tempt us include fudging the evidence, investing in clique-ish groups mushrooming up – only to wilt in short course from the scene, an inability to accept/act upon the facts, egoic tension-overload/dramatics and exhaustion.

By the first week in July, Jupiter is slowing its reversal and by the 11th, we can measure forward motion from 13’scorp 21.

Eagle Eye Note: whadaya know…saturn also halts his 2019 retrograde course at 13’ Capricorn on the 18th of September. It seems that in order to get the building site stabilized and in optimum condition for upgrading next autumn, some calendar time in 2018 must be devoted to exploring the depths of your scorpio life zone. And there is truly no shortage of light on matters here; just keep an eye on Neptune. Not all that glitters is gold. Not all mistakes are lost steps.

By the 3rd week in August, Jupiter is recovering ground and applying in sextile to a retrograde Pluto at 19’. The momentum here is great and we return to the dance floor as Jupiter glides into the leading arms of a stable partner about to station just one step back. I imagine the sense of gravitational pull in these matters will be palpable as the golden robes begin rising and illuminating again around the dark and tireless transformer. With renewed confidence and faith, we begin to dance in orbit again. Everyone’s toes are much safer and that’s because everyone’s toes are more likely to be just about where they should be. 🙂

By the 10th of September, and for the 3rd time this year, Pluto secures a lock on Jupiter’s fullest potential as rhythmic partner and guides him in a mutually enriching spin that lasts for the rest of the month. Finally, Jupiter bids Pluto adieu and sails off the dance floor and into the comfy recliner next to the moon in Cancer; she’s ready with some well-earned refreshment. (Oct 3rd/4th)

Remember that while this may seem complicated upon the first reading or two, we are talking about 2 basic life zones and the complimentary ways in which you can channel Jupiter and Pluto descriptors in each of them. Yes, this is tough going for bright and sunny Jupiter, having to slog it out inspecting the sewers. But there are going to be moments of pure joy upon unexpected discoveries made along the way. And there are going to be riches and rewards for such a long time to come for those who stuck to learning the moves. Remember, also, that perfection is an ideal and ideals aren’t reality.

There will be many transits over the year that will further enhance and guide your dancing lessons, so believe that you can do this and do it well. One try at a time. I saw a work-out shirt that said, ‘It doesn’t get easier. I get stronger.’ and I comfort myself with the logic that it must then get to a point where it feels easier day by day.

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