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The Astrology of The Week
Tuesday, October 3rd
Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn, both at 16°
Thursday, October 5th
Venus conjunct Mars at 19° of Virgo
Full Harvest Moon at 12° of Aries
Sunday, October 8th
Venus in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius, both at 22°
Mercury conjunct the sun (superior conjunction) at 15° of Libra
Most of us have been trained to look for signs of our wealth in the outside world. Falling prey to the parasitic ideology that there is something special about those that climb to great capitalistic heights, many of us get spirituality and personal power mixed up with material means.
But Pluto knows that real wealth is not what you put on display.
The planet of the underworld knows that all riches have roots underground. Nothing can be harvested without first being planted. Deep down into the earth.
Striking gold requires that we get dirty.
Pluto demands that we get into the mud of our unconscious material. Demands that we deal with the psychological behaviors that keep us replaying old hurts and betrayals. Demands that we let go of the very things that we think we cannot do without. Pluto reminds us that, in the end, it will win.
Death comes for us all.
The more attached we are to our ego’s needs, the harder our eventual death, and every symbolic death we experience on the way to it, will be. The more willing we are to cooperate with life’s cycles of death and rebirth, the more seamlessly we can align ourselves with the creative power that they unleash.
This week’s main event is Thursday’s harvest moon. This full moon squares Pluto. Having just stationed direct, Pluto still pulls focus in the skies.
Thursday’s full moon asks us to harvest the wealth that comes from being aligned with the processes of release and regeneration.
On the same day as the full moon, Venus and Mars come together in Virgo. Together these two are a potent mix of erotic and creative energy. Venus magnetizes. Mars seeks out what it desires. Together in Virgo, their passion is put to good use. This combination is driven to perform a task and to do so with incredible urgency. Both planets are on their way to squaring Saturn, however, so the work needs to be done well as it will be tested. Thoroughly.
The last aspect of the week in Mercury’s superior conjunction with the sun. This is the point in Mercury’s cycle where it is furthest from the earth. Here, Mercury gathers information from a greater perspective. One that can help us to cull the insights that we might otherwise miss out on. We can make use of this transit by running into the information that is trying to make itself known to us. Ask for help with the questions you wrestle most with and listen intently for the answers as they are sure to come.
With a full moon in Aries on Thursday, this week is one that builds towards a dramatic finish for you. The full moon honors the personal changes that you are grappling with. It magnifies the importance of developing the professional powers that you posses. It shines a spotlight on you. Giving you attention. Giving you a boost. Giving you a moment of recognition.
This up-leveling of your situation doesn’t come free of charge, however. There is an exchange required. The full moon seeks payment in the form of your own personal transformation.
Shed the layers of identity that you know you are done with. Sacrifice the self-perceptions that get in the way of experiencing your life’s potential. Be accountable for your personality’s short-comings so that they don’t unconsciously stunt your growth. Perfect is a myth, but self-awareness need not be.
This full moon’s transformation may leave you a little raw at times, so be tender with your fierce heart. Let this week remind you of what you are capable of manifesting when you align yourself with life’s ebbs and flows. That way you can remember that you are not waiting for something great to happen. You are allowing greatness to move through you, agreeing to the transformations that that kind of energy requires.
Thursday’s full moon wants you to find some time for reflection, introspection and recuperation. It illuminates the hidden aspects of your life and self. Notice what comes up for you in the in-between moments of your day. Notice the information that your body brings you. Try to make peace with the fact that you need what you need when you need it.
Now is the time to give it to yourself.
Transform your relationship to these needs by understanding them as invitations rather than impositions. Let answering their call ground you. Anchor you. Show you how to be present.
On the other side of the full moon lies the sun/Mercury conjunction which brings you important information. The insights can help you work out issues in your work-life. The conversations that you have about your professional projects will be particularly important right now so pay attention to the ideas that get sparked in the process.
As Mars and Venus come together, they create an interesting creative and/or romantic charge for you to work with. This energy might help you to remember the power that you possess in either domain of your life and encourage you to take it more seriously. Doing so will only increase your odds of being able to put it to good use.
Thursday’s full moon encourages an important exchange between you and your people. It brings about a culmination of energy that has been swirling through your social circles. It maximizes the importance of not letting things go too long without clearing them up.
Certain friends will be encouraging you to work through interpersonal issues. This encouragement might be in a form that feels supportive, transformative or a little testy. This full moon reveals who amongst your peers is encouraging solutions, and who is encouraging drama and distortion.
Go with the more grounded option.
Because this full moon also stirs up issues from your childhood, be on the look out for patterns between the present and the past. Notice the familiar internal triggers that get set off and see if witnessing them helps to put things somewhat in perspective.
Keep cultivating a inner witness to your experience so that you maintain clarity. Anger is intoxicating until it exacerbates our systems causing an emotional internal combustion.
No matter what goes down in your community this week, ask yourself what the most honorable way to handle it would be, and then do that to the best of your ability. Repeatedly.
Pursuing your professional passion puts you in line with the gifts that want to move through you. It puts you in line with the success that wants to accompany you. It puts you in line with those that are on that path with you.
Thursday’s full moon says it’s time to get aligned.
Pursuing your professional passion means that you have to put yourself out there. That you have to tell the world you intentions. That you make yourself vulnerable to failure and success. Constructive and destructive feedback. Love and envy. Appreciation and condemnation.
Thursday’s full moon is telling you to protect your heart from the haters.
Pursuing your professional passion requires that you get as grounded as you possibly can. So that you don’t live one-sided. So that you don’t get hooked on the applause and forget about the after-party at home.
Thursday’s full moon reminds you of all that keeps you connected, returning you to your center.
Thursday’s full moon magnifies the parts of your career that are most important for you to address. It speaks to your energy for it. Your drive for it. The growth of it. The full moon wants you to ponder the internal changes that you are experiencing and take note of the ways in which they are influencing your professional approach. This full moon brings with it an opportunity to transform something. To be transformed by something. To be willing to have some part of your professional life never be the same again.
Take any insecurities that are coming up for you, any fears of failure, any notions of unworthiness as invitations to deepen your understanding of your process. Notice how and when you shut down in response to your growth. This full moon wants something in exchange for its powers of magnification. Sacrifice your self-sabotaging tricks so you can cash in on this full moon’s transformational ones.
This week wants to help you reignite your passion for your work. Without caring about what we do for a living, work becomes too much of a burden. Try to find out more about what you care about. Try to find the things about your work that make you want to do better. Sharpen your skills so you can serve with a greater strength. Hone your talent and your artful expression of it. Take seriously what is being conceived within you.
It’s time to hatch a plan for your future prosperity.
Thursday’s full moon sheds light on your current and future path. It speaks to the plans that are pressing. Plans that are a little on the urgent side. Plans that have changed due to recent events.
Make moves towards what is most important to you. There’s no need to waste time mapping out routes to what only partially interests you. Life is too short for that. Take a look at your date book and stake out the journeys that you know you need to go on. For your mental, emotional, physical and energetic well-being. You deserve it. Don’t delay it. Mark this full moon with it.
For you, much of this astrological moment points to the balance between the energy that you have put into supporting yourself and the professional partnerships that have been important to that development.
How you have learned to get along with those you work with is more important than ever to understand. Thursday’s full moon is interested in pointing out the ways in which you have shown up for your end of the bargain. It highlights how you have learned to deal with conflict, endings and all the intricacies of being in human relationships. It makes clear what you need out of those partnerships.
The balance of both these areas of life is incredibly important to pay attention to over the next couple of weeks. There are breakthroughs awaiting you. Financial rewards and repercussions. Insights into the nature of your trust, intimacy and interpersonal issues.
With Venus and Mars forming a conjunction in Virgo this week, there will be a potent urgency for you to work with. This creative surge of energy wants to find its way through you. It’s the kind of astrology that can help you to fulfill many a task. Make sure you get to the most important on your list as the energy can also be used in ways that might be fun momentarily, but wasteful overall. Considering that both Venus and Mars will go onto square Saturn, you don’t want to squander any opportunities to grow yourself in ways that will lead to major leaps forward.
The full moon pulls focus on the push and pull of important relationship dynamics in your life. It impacts those that you couple with, partner with, and do business with. Since this time of year has a heavy emphasis on your development and growth, the full moon nods to your ability to work with the challenges that come to you through your unions.
These are tests that want to help you transform your trust issues.
How you confront your intimacy issues is no small situation. It has a lasting impact. It carries with it important ramifications. It has the potential to put you in a different paradigm altogether.
We all have healing to do in this area of our life. We all have wounds that need our attention. We all have heartbreak that has threatened to break us completely.
We all have the choice to move towards healing.
Use this full moon to do so. Not for anyone else. Not for any amount of acceptance. Not for any promise of happily ever after. Just for your own relationship to yourself. Just for your own sense of balance. Just for your own understanding of justice. Your healing is your birth right. No relationship, good, bad or otherwise, can give that to you or take it away. It’s yours to claim. Use this full moon to do so.
Thursday’s full moon highlights your recent professional accomplishments. Like a review of your performance, the full moon helps you to understand what has worked in this area of your life and what has not. Make sure you take this feedback to heart. Trying to make something work that won’t is a sure way to miss out on the opportunity to work on something that will.
Thursday’s full moon comments on the communities that you work alongside. The dreams, the issues, the beauty and the brokenness that is there. Notice whose struggle connects with you the most. Notice what issues you may have been getting overly entangled with. Notice what you might need to momentarily separate out from in order to collect and cleanse yourself.
Thursday’s full moon is an invitation to consider which professional habits need to be transformed, which work situations need an overhaul, and which health issues need to be addressed so that you can feel a little more free to create your life as you need it to be.
Thursday’s full moon also reminds you that not every problem is yours to solve. Not every solution will make itself known in your lifetime. Not everything needs to be figured out in the way that we think it does. There are solutions that have yet to reveal themselves. Solutions that still need time to figure themselves out. Solutions that still need things to take place that are totally out of your control.
Trust that as long as you look after yourself, your honest efforts will move you and your work towards the most effective solutions.
Thursday’s full moon pulls focus on your creative talents. Let them teach you about how they like to be treated. Take time to romance them. Appreciate them. Curate spaces for them to flourish.
Take note of the ways in which you unconsciously disrespect, hem in or talk down to your creative talents. Investigate the ways in which you’ve been trained to limit them, putting up walls were no borders should be, slamming on the breaks instead of letting yourself ride the waves. Question the ways in which you dismiss this drive instead of trusting it to set you on the right path.
Often times we wonder how folks might receive what we are making. This is a natural part of creating but, this week, make sure that you aren’t inhibiting yourself in the process. Make sure you aren’t contorting your creations into something just to have people accept you. Instead, place your attention on the process of what you are doing. Let its own unique energy reveal itself to you. Follow its lead and trust in its strange ways.
Give yourself the chance to experience its transformational impact. Give yourself the opportunity to learn as you go. Give yourself permission to be changed by what you are making.
Permission is an incredibly powerful agreement to make with yourself. It requires that you allow yourself to explore your power and own up to your own capacities. It is both an admission of your potential and a promise to put your efforts towards it. Permit this full moon to show you how to do so.
Thursday’s full moon connects you to your core issues. It illuminates the growth that has occurred in this area of your life. Growth that has come through upheaval. Growth that has challenged you to understand what it means to be grounded in the most uncertain of times. Growth that has asked you to trust its reasons, even when it seemed far from reasonable.
Thursday’s full moon speaks to what you have had to let go of in order to find a place to call your own. Notice what that gave room to grow. Notice what might need a little more space, freedom and permission in order to take root right now.
This week also brings with it a renewed sense of adventure. As you ground you are encouraged to expand into new areas of life. There is a potency here that you can tap into. Like a couple of wild work horses, Thursday’s Venus/Mars conjunction wants to help you understand how far you can go when you plan with both your conviction and your work ethic in mind.
As Mercury and the sun come together, you are granted access to information that is incredibly helpful professionally. Together, these astrological omens help you to plan for your career’s future with a greater understanding of your inner needs.
Thursday’s full moon sheds light on some of your closest friendships. It reveals the changing nature of your connections to others. It comes fully prepared to transform your communication dynamics, relationship agreements or expectations.
Whether you are or not.
Nothing but the truth will get past the intensity of this full moon. You may be the deliverer of it, or on its receiving end, but either way, it’s headed your way. Be prepared to be as honest as you can with yourself and as fair as you can with everyone else. It’s time to sort through the energy and intricacies of what you share and with whom. There’s no reason to go through such an intense process if you aren’t going to get what you truly want and need in the end.
If this week’s events get you caught in thoughts that drag your energy down, turn to the practices that help you to re-center. Use your rituals to help you clear the psychic, mental, emotional and physical debris. Refrain from obsessing about what you can’t change by getting busy doing something that helps you change your state of mind.
Thursday’s full moon pulls focus on both your resources and relationships. There has been much to sort through with your significant others lately. Consequences have and will continue to come swiftly when either party refuses to accept the reality of the situation. Problems under this kind of astrological weather can get muddled quickly. They can feel too illusive to pinpoint. Amorphous, ever-shifting, and hard to make sense of. But it’s important to refuse to remain confused. Stay with your feelings. Stay with whatever helps you to check your own bullshit. Trust that the truth will come to light if you stick to yours.
In fact, if you can keep diligently working through these issues, this week also brings with it great rewards. Relationships that are willing to work through the difficulties often do. Find the places where yours and your partner’s pain perfectly reflects one another. Being a “perfect match” means that we perfectly mirror our partner’s lessons and they do ours. We are always attracting people to us whose core issues are the other half of our own. That’s why when love hurts, it is excruciating. But when we understand our projections it is completely liberating to reclaim them.
Thursday’s full moon makes it a point to draw your attention to your financial life. What has transformed here? What have you been able to learn about yourself by being willing to work more diligently with your resources? What has changed in regards to your ability to take what you’ve been given and turn it into something that gives back to you?