“Horoscope update. For so many people, one door is closing and another one is opening. This door is marked 2017-2018 and it’s huge.”
I know that I have long felt that 2017 would be a lighter, brighter more promising year and I strongly concur with Jessica Adams. By 2017 I believe that we will all be through processing the changes and, for many, accompanying turmoil, of the Uranus in Aries Pluto in Capricorn squares that ruled the astrological landscape from 2012 through 2015.
Venus is the ruler of Taurus and on October 27th it was in Virgo conjunct Jupiter and Mars in Virgo while simultaneously opposing Chiron in Pisces and inconjunct Uranus in Aries. Is it any wonder that many of us experienced sudden opportunities to heal old wounds as a result of this full moon? My tweets on October 27th reflected these aspects and themes:
“Venus in Virgo opposing Chiron in Pisces and inconjunct Uranus in Aries on #fullmoon can suddenly bring up old emotional wounds for healing.”
“This is going to be one intense full moon, but it may be ultimately be very cathartic.”
The healing energy that went down was probably more spiritual than physical due to Chiron’s presence in Pisces. Chiron in Pisces has a way of bringing up old issues regarding trust in a rather direct contrast to the Virgo energy of practical effort to resolve problems. The wounds that Chiron brought to light were undoubtedly deep-rooted in childhood traumas that were still unresolved. On October 28th that Taurus moon sextiled Chiron in Pisces, which continued the theme of deep emotional healing. When Chiron in Pisces is involved, you really can‘t escape deep emotional healing.
The Taurus full moon also activated a grand earth trine with Pluto in Capricorn on the 27th and then with Mars, Jupiter and Venus in Virgo in the wee hours of October 28th. All of this earth energy supports setting plans in motion and focusing on the big picture. It gave a stamp of approval for getting to work on something that was deeply meaningful. Jupiter in Virgo was a huge player in this configuration. I know, Jupiter is not exactly a barrel of laughs in the sign of Virgo the way it was in Leo, but I concurred with a reading client this past week that the true measure of the benefits derived from Jupiter in Virgo come from helping others.
Obviously this full moon was very intense for the signs of Taurus and Scorpio. If money issues arose during this full moon, chalk it up to the Taurus/Scorpio axis of personal finances versus joint finances. Taurus may have literally felt obsessed with income and scrutinized their investments due to the emphasis on belongings and values. Since Venus was so heavily involved in this full moon courtesy of that grand earth trine, Scorpio experienced it regarding the issues of the ability to love and be loved. A major lesson for Scorpio was to figure out how to assert oneself while affording a loved one the same opportunity. It literally felt like walking a tightrope in terms of trying to balance personal needs with relationship needs. Scorpios may also have felt compelled to transform a deeply complicated situation and examine their need for stability.
I have my moon in Gemini in the 8th house, which is Scorpio’s domain. I dealt with issues of stability and security thanks to the Venus in Virgo Chiron in Pisces opposition squaring that moon. It triggered some painful wounds that I thought had healed when transiting Chiron in Pisces was squaring that natal moon in early 2015. It felt like a sucker punch coming out of left field, but obviously these issues weren’t completely resolved or I wouldn’t have been so blown away or felt so vulnerable. Sometimes even astrologers don’t see it coming, but we have to roll with the punches and adjust, just like everyone else. As a bona fide recipient of an inconjunct to my moon from Saturn, I have experienced that lesson many times in my life.
The plot thickens and the Scorpio intensity ramps it up a notch on November 2nd when Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio. Mercury was retrograde this fall, so it has taken a little longer to cruise into Scorpio. Be prepared for a very different style of communicating than when Mercury was in the air sign of Libra that loves to socialize in a light, breezy manner. Mercury in Scorpio likes to observe from a distance, take its time processing information and communicate later. Deeper conversations that are intensely focused are favored. The time is ripe to probe the hidden and uncover it. Investigation rules and it’s an optimal time to play detective.
I am channeling that Jupiter, Mars and Venus 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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