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Friday, November 20, 2015

Neptune Direct and Farewell Scorpio Season

Neptune stationed direct in 7 degrees of Pisces on November 18th at 11:31 a.m.and we are still feeling the repercussions of that station.   In addition to being a Scorpio, I am also very much a Neptunian with Neptune in the first house conjunct my ascendant.  I tried to inject a positive spin on this astrological event when I tweeted the following on November 18th:

“There is more potential for dreams to become a reality today as Neptune in Pisces stations direct after 5 month retrograde.”

I also loved the way fellow astrologer Kristin Fontana described Neptune going direct:

“The emotional fog will dissipate and you can see the truth for what it is no matter how bitter the taste at times.”

Neptune’s station has the unnerving quality of making you wonder if you’re blessed with divine insight or losing your mind.  Self-deception can prevail when Neptune is about to make a station as we question reality.  It’s a common theme that I have heard from my clients recently—why is this happening to me and is it real?  But Neptune can also generate compassion, and I am trying to rely on that to get me through the adjustment period of Neptune stationing direct.  We all know that when a planet stations direct or retrograde, the energy of that planet will be intensified for a few days until it settles into its new direction.  Neptune has been retrograde since June 12, 2015 and I know that it has been an intense time for a lot of people.

On November 19th the moon moved into Pisces, inspiring me to tweet a sentiment that seemed to resonate for many of my followers:

“Moon enters Pisces today and conjuncts Neptune tonight.  Expect to feel either inspired or delusional.  Still adjusting to #NeptuneStation.” 

The theme of a reality check emerges big-time on November 26th when Saturn in Sagittarius forms an exact square Neptune in Pisces in 7 degrees of both signs.  This is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and it is also a full moon.  It should be an interesting day and time will tell if that 7 degrees is lucky or not.

In the meantime, the Sun is preparing to exit the sign of Scorpio.  It will enter the sign of Sagittarius on November 22nd.  The Scorpio Sun conjuncted Mercury in Scorpio in 24 degrees on November 17th, inspiring me to tweet:

“Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio bodes well for in-depth communication.  Last call to get to the root of the matter.”

That aspect conjuncted my natal Venus in Scorpio in the second house.  I did find myself engaged in conversations about my values and had an interesting telephone consultation with a new astrology client which proved to be very illuminating for both of us. It was definitely a day when mental adjustment about our reality was in order.  But Mercury will leave Scorpio on November 20th at 2:43 p.m. and enter the more open, free-wheeling sign of Sagittarius.  I sense that the Scorpionic energy will still dominate that day because we also have Venus in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn in 12 degrees at 9:02 p.m.  Relationships may very well experience a lot of obsessive energy, which is Scorpio at its core.

Scorpio is an extremely complicated sign and experiencing it at its fullest can be exhausting because of the depth and intensity that it entails.  It is the only sign in the zodiac that has three animal symbols: the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Phoenix.  The Scorpion dwells in the darkness and holds onto negativity and resentments.  It is renowned (or reviled) for its venomous verbal sting.  Yet the Eagle soars higher in the sky and closer to the light by trying to attain a higher perspective.  It is a balancing act between the light and the shadow, which is not always comfortable or easy.

And then there is the Phoenix, which is all about embracing the process of transformation, which is an integral part of the Scorpio persona.  The Phoenix sets it nest on fire and is consumed by the flames in order to be reborn.

Personally, I can attest to the fact that I have had the full blown Scorpio experience in the past few weeks.  I have been forced to confront my own negativity and feelings of resentment recently while trying to heal and make peace with these shadow sides of myself.  It doesn’t help matters that I also have Mercury in Scorpio, so I am definitely not immune to the tendency towards lashing out verbally.  So I have been down and dirty with the Scorpion, attempted to soar like an eagle to rise above the fray, and am also embracing the concept of transformation and rebirth embodied by the Phoenix because deep down I know that rebirth is necessary. But as I have often said, rebirth ain’t pretty.  Letting go is hard work.  I am very grateful that my astrology, Reiki and psychic work is a constructive outlet for me because I tend to attract clients with similar issues who help heal me as much I help heal them.  It never ceases to amaze me what I can learn about myself from my clients. Like most people, I struggle with the ego trying to rule my life, when the bottom line is that sometimes you have to let go of that ego and face your shadow side

I think that facing our shadow side so that we can transform our lives into something more positive and healthy is the mission of the Sun in Scorpio.  But it is an intense ride, so most of us tend to welcome its departure.  Sagittarius has a much lighter, open vibe and is just what we need to usher us into the holiday season.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers in the United States!

The nodes of the moon changed signs last week with the north node entering Virgo and the south node entering Pisces.  I am channeling that north node and Jupiter in Virgo energy by offering my Reiki services. If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off.  Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body. 

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I am also offering my holiday Reiki special again this year of three Reiki treatments for $50.  It will run through December 2015 and makes a great gift for your loved ones.  Who couldn’t use a little calm, relaxation and sense of peacefulness?  If you are in the Boston area and interested in purchasing a package, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 617-304-2205.

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