Astrology of the Week
Tuesday, October 24th
Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, both at 11°
Thursday, October 26th
Sun conjunct Jupiter at 3° of Scorpio
Friday, October 27th
Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, both at 17°
Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn, both at 17°
Depth isn’t acquired in a day. It can’t be purchased. It can’t be feigned. It is the gift we receive over time. Over heartbreak. Over earthquakes. Over the accumulations of all acts of love that we allow in.
Depth requires that we learn what to release and what to stay with. What to take responsibility for and what to give back to its rightful owner. What to hold and what to act on.
Depth requires that we move through cycles. Allowing our leaves to fall away like the trees teach us. Allowing our energy drop down into the roots like the plants teach us. Allowing ourselves to move into the healing dark like this season teaches us.
It is impossible to deepen when we don’t give ourselves time to recall. Reflect. Respond to the lessons.
As the sun, Mercury and Jupiter move through Scorpio, we are being asked to drop our awareness down. Just below the surface of our lives. And deeper when we can. To the underlying root systems of our feelings. To the abandonment issues that threaten to tear down what we are trying to build. To the fear of rejection that impedes us from trying to connect to what is good in our lives.
With Jupiter there, our work is rewarded.
As Jupiter and the sun make a conjunction in Scorpio for the first time in 12 years, a bright spot appears in the dark. This conjunction confirms the inklings that we have about what Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio will bring us. Over the next 13 months, we are asked to grapple with our deepest fears in order to find a new kind of confidence. A sun/Jupiter conjunction is generally incredibly affirming, positive and optimistic. But Scorpio’s optimism isn’t the fairytale kind. It is the kind that stems from the understanding that the best we can do is address things with as much honesty as possible, hoping for nothing but the truth to be upheld.
This week’s subterranean soul-searching is made all the more intense by Venus’s square to Pluto. Pluto drags us into underworld initiations. Venus teaches us the fine art of partnership. Any good relationship will help us do our deepest work. Love teaches us what is important, what is necessary, and what needs to be protected at all costs. This week’s love lessons aim to take us deep into our intimacy issues so that we might aim higher with our relationship goals.
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Your ability to stretch your understanding to the other side of an argument, point, or person’s pain is being tested this week. Developed. Encouraged.
Your ability to hold your emotional reactions to life’s ups and downs will help this process along. It will help you develop an inner strength. It will help you develop and fine-tune your ability to witness yourself. It will help you to develop a deeper trust of yourself.
Your ability to honor the feelings that are being unearthed in your partnerships will help you to distinguish which issues you need to address, and which are just a part of your process. Hold your emotional reactions until you have clarity.
This week teaches you about the power of tenderness. It seeks to explore the importance of boundaries in relationship to vulnerability. When personal boundaries are crossed in our relationships, an unwavering gentle touch needs to be applied to the broken barrier. As a way to rebuild. As a way to heal. As a way to work with the issues that get stirred up.
Be tender with all involved. Yourself included.
This week also wants to illuminate the treasure trove of possibilities that exist within your collaborations. The interpersonal work that you are doing is nothing if not informing you about how and where to share your talents. How to hone your skill at doing so. How to keep the boundaries needed so that everyone involved feels the healing potential of the union.
This week’s astrology seeks to magnify all manner of the relationship material you are working with. Made obvious, this information helps you to understand what fears of rejection lay just beneath the surface of your actions. Exaggerated, this information can supply you with an incredibly important component of your partnership dynamic. Made impossible to ignore, this information becomes so much easier to explore. Address. Make sense of.
As the sun and Jupiter meet each other, they introduce you to the interpersonal dynamics that get in the way of you experiencing intimacy. They introduce you to the gifts that you unconsciously give away. They introduce you to the blessings that you receive from those that you have chosen to grow with.
What does it take for you to take in those gifts?
Notice what acts of love repulse you. Which terrify you. Which entice you into opening up. Sometimes we need to sit with all of our reactions before we can parse out which are real and which are just byproducts of our healing. Sorting through our trauma responses is hard work but is necessary if we want to welcome in folks that know how to hold their own pain and love us in the process.
Quite often our struggle becomes our creative goldmine. Our ability to tend to our wounds affords us a deeper understanding of the wisdom that they hold. Our willingness to sit with the places within that have been transgressed, trampled, and tossed aside can teach us of the importance of not doing that to ourselves.
Do what you can to not recreate the pains of your past. Do what you can to not become that source of pain for anyone else. Do what you can to channel your energy into creative projects that can help you make sense of the feelings that emerge this week.
As Venus squares Pluto, you will bear witness to the parts of you that aren’t yet sure how to express themselves. The parts that don’t quite know what to do with your creative talent. The parts that want to obsess over imperfections and imbalances.
Equal out any desires to control life (or anyone in yours) with actions that are a positive distraction for you. Most of us try to control a person, place or thing because we feel unsafe. If you notice the desire arising, ask yourself what you need. Make sure you feel fed. Witnessed. Rewarded.
Pour your angst into what you can create. Your work-life will thank you for it a million fold.
You might notice that some old stories arrive this week. Old narratives about being neglected may appear on your doorstep. Messengers that proclaim you unwanted. Unworthy of what you have.
You might notice how different your lived reality is from those old tales. How far you have come. How much you have grown. How departing is never a one-time occasion. How you need to keep leaving loveless spaces. Especially when they are within yourself.
You might notice how odd it is to live with this juxtaposition. This energetic imposition. This incongruity in your energy.
This week the old and the new clash to get your attention.
You may want to ask yourself how long you’ll hold on. What value you get out of doing so. What impact it is having on your creativity. Your ingenuity. Your ability to rewrite the script of your life to better suit your evolving situation.
This week reminds you of the regenerative energy that is your creativity. It reminds you of the impact of believing in your right to heal. To change. The play outside the lines. To color outside of conventional standards. To be more than you thought you could be when you were 12. 24. 36. 82.
There is always room for growth. Right now yours comes through a mixture of healing the issues of the past while working through your creative potential in the present. To get a kick-start on this, your homework this week is to do something for the sheer sake of enjoying it. During business hours. Play hooky. Play for work. Play with the hours that you have during the day. Witness the quality of your work sky-rocket when you let a little more self-love in.
It can be difficult to reclaim the parts of ourselves that received negative feedback in our formative years. It can feel near impossible to make peace with the parts of ourselves that we believed threatened our ability to survive. It can feel like an insurmountable task to forgive ourselves for not being able to be a better accomplice to our own best interests.
This week wants you to explore your relationship with past selves. Past emotional patterns. Past fears of not feeling adequate enough.
What feelings weren’t allowed in your family? What emotions did you have to suppress in order to be in relationship with your parents? What part of yourself was necessary to reject in order to survive your childhood?
Find these parts and make sure they feel your love. Adoration. Make an effort to make them feel understood for their value, wisdom, and power. These are the parts of you that hold the keys to your present growth.
This next year promises such abundance to the foundations of your life. This week sheds light on the ways in which you can re-orient your thinking towards a greater self-acceptance in preparation for that growth. A greater understanding of family dynamics. A greater commitment to reclaiming the parts of yourself lost to shame, blame and being a victim to your surroundings. Use the light of this week’s astrology to help you burn through the cobwebs of your past. Connect with the energy of renewal that comes when you refuse to refuse yourself any longer.
This week reveals the power of your statements. It reveals the underlying motive for your declarations. It reveals your need to understand the impact of your sentiments.
You aren’t insignificant. Everything that you are communicating is being heard. Everything that you are expressing is being felt by the world around you. Everything that you say and do carries with it a consequence. Right now your words have extra weight. Extra power. Extra influence.
Speak what you want to magnify. Hold your tongue when you think it might cause undo damage. This is no time to set destructive patterns in motion. Uplift what you want more of. Put down what keeps you feeling too frustrated to find solutions.
Sometimes problems just need to rest.
Let yourself off the hook this week by remembering that you don’t have to solve your situations. You don’t have to work them out right away. You don’t have to know what to do to make it better in this moment. It’s impossible to know anyhow and it’s important that you don’t set yourself up for disappointment.
Focus on the power that is given to you each morning. Focus on the power that you have to shape your days. Focus on your ability to achieve one small task at a time with incredible depth and dedication as you do it. You aren’t supposed to understand the entirety of your life right now. Its unfolding is a beautiful mystery.
Remember to trust yourself. Remember to ask yourself what you need when life feels overwhelming. Remember that transformations require a molting period.
Growth is messy.
Getting to the core of our issues requires that we witness them with equal parts tenderness and an unwavering honesty. With thoughtfulness about how it is we got here. With curiosity for how it is we might move from here without skipping steps. With our long-term health and healing in mind.
This is no process to rush through.
With even the slightest attempt at self-love, we are likely to connect to the parts of ourselves that we long ago left behind. As much as you can this week, pick those parts up and carry them forth with you. With Mars now in Libra, a courage, a conviction, a necessary movement will make itself clear to you. Taking charge requires a kind of faith in our own ability to know what to do next. Allow yourself enough time to listen for the answers.
The sun/Jupiter conjunction wants to remind you of the tremendous wealth that you have within. The incredible reservoirs of emotional energy that you have to draw from. The undeniable talent that you posses for knowing when to wait and when to strike. The more you honor, acknowledge and tap into this resource, the more confident you’ll feel in your ability to take care of your needs. The more confident you’ll feel in your ability to make a success out of your story. The more confident you’ll be in your understanding that the time, energy and resources spent on your healing is priceless.
Love makes us realize how short life truly is. How fleeting. How extraordinarily precious. Love makes the pain of our past worth healing. Worth unveiling. Worth sorting through to make better sense of. Love makes life matter. Defines its purpose. Details its true beauty.
Love is why we are here. Every effort to live this truth out supplies us with a reserve of energetic magic unparalleled by anything earthly.
This week reveals something about the nature and purpose of your power. Your impact. Your effect. It reveals the forcefield around you. It helps you to expand into spaces within yourself formerly unattainable. It encourages you to shine. Unapologetic of your intensity. Unapologetic of your generosity. Unapologetic of your love.
Let nothing shame you into submission. Let nothing seduce you into conformity. Let nothing curb your care for what means the most to you. Honor your nature and learn how to channel your energy into projects that help you move in the direction of love. Love of your life. Love of your boundaries. Love for all that is precious and worth protecting.
This week continues its focus on your growth, and all that is healing within you. Keep readjusting to these changes, knowing that right now you are moving at a fairly fast clip from day to day. Needing new things. Needing folks that can keep up with your pace. Needing to recalculate and reconfigure yourself as you go.
There is nothing like knowing that you have the support of many. That you can, when needed, tap into the great reserves of wealth that come to you via your communities, networks and friends. That you are not alone in the world. That you are not dreaming in a vacuum. That you are part of a larger effort, a collective need, a co-operative dream for justice.
It is the soul-food that we need to nourish ourselves with constantly.
This week points to the importance of these partnerships, and the maintenance that they are currently calling for. This week points to a transformation that you are personally going through in regards to your place amongst your people. Your connections with them. Your responsibilities to them.
Listen to the longings that arise within you.
It’s OK to shift your focus, your goals, your roles. It’s positive to allow times of readjustment. Recalibration. Reorienting yourself to a deeper connection to all that you love. With so much going on at an internal level, give yourself permission to dream different dreams. Entertain new ideas. Play out different roles in your imagination. It will eventually lead you somewhere, but that place is still a gleeful mystery.
Let the incubation of your next great growth cycle (starting one year from now) be a joyous one. Feeling full from the inside out will attract resonant matches for your work and talents. This week focus on believing in the power of your faith. In your ability to create the incredible from the inconceivable. In your ability to heal what once felt hopeless, but now feels ready for renewal.
Our work in the world is made more powerful when we give it the option to change. To be renewed. To reveal its ever morphing needs.
Our work in the world is made known to us when we are able to respect its process. When we are able to change with it. Because of it. As a benefit to it.
The relationship that we have with our career is the relationship that we have with our legacy. And that should never be taken lightly.
While we can’t always be engaged with the most meaningful work of our lives, we must be engaged with the idea of it. With the dream of it. With the sentiment and what it means to us.
This week encourages you to remember the deep desires that you have for your work. The obstacles to living them out. The solutions that you might try in order to overcome them.
This week reminds you of the power of your network. The resiliency that you can tap into when you remember that you aren’t alone. The importance of finding honest ways to partner and pair up with professionals that have similar work ethic and complimentary skill sets. This week reminds you of the power of your dreams for the future and how, when you find others with the same dreams, you amplify your message with greater chances for collective success and personal well-being.
It’ OK to part with old ideas when you realize they can’t hold the scope of your growth. It’s good to realize that there are aspects of your long-term plans that don’t allow for the entirety of your life-goals to be lived out. It’s positive to go through a time period of readjustment so that you can be better aligned with the dreams you hold dear.
Don’t leave any part of you out. The entirety of you deserves to grow. Expand. Open up.
As Jupiter and the sun come together in your 10th house of career this week, you’ll be given some specific insight into how this is wanting to work through you. As Jupiter and the sun become one, your career will be infused with the energy of abundance and insights into the importance of this time in your life.
The deep motivations that inspire you to develop your professional self are made clearer this week. The emotions that fuel your efforts become more important to understand, appreciate and acknowledge. Try not to take any aspect of this for granted. Every ounce of tenderness that you pour into your work has an impact. Make sure that you find ways to give yourself back what you put in, so that your work becomes healing, impactful and successful, both publicly and personally.
This week seeks to inspire you. To remind you of the ways in which you are free. To remind you to enjoy that luxury. To remind you to explore what life has put in front of you.
Take time to do so. Remind yourself that you are worthy of it. Remind yourself that there is no time like the present to grant yourself permission to enjoy it.
You have the right to experience your life. To experience yourself in it. To take time to appreciate all you are learning about it.
This week is encouraging you to review certain aspects of how you share yourself. Your time. Your heart. Your energy. This week is encouraging you to renegotiate the deals you’ve made with others. The deals you’ve made with yourself. What have you told yourself you don’t have the right to ask for? What have you convinced yourself you don’t have the right to want? What have you convinced yourself that you don’t have the right to need? Find out. You may not be able to ask for these things immediately. You may not feel you are worthy of them right away. You may not know how to move close to them, but understanding that they are there is the only way to find your way to them, eventually.