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Friday, October 13, 2017

Venus Enters Libra, Mercury in Scorpio and a New Moon in Libra

The Libra/Scorpio astrological party is gaining momentum as more planets join the roster of guests. The Sun and Mercury are in Libra, Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th, Venus enters Libra, its home sign on October 14, 2017 and Mercury enters Scorpio on October 17, 2017.  Then we have a new moon in 26 degrees of Libra on October 19, 2017.  The pace is definitely picking up.

Venus is eminently more comfortable in the sign of Libra than it was in Virgo, the sign of its fall.  Venus rules Libra, so it will be in its element until November 7, 2017.  Venus in Virgo demonstrated love through service to others but Venus in Libra is much more romantic.  Venus in Libra is charming, diplomatic, amenable to compromise, and idealistic.  Appearances matter when Venus is in Libra, so don’t be surprised if you are tempted to engage in a makeover or at least purchase some new fall clothes.  The only downside with Venus in Libra is that it can be indecisive and prone to excessive people pleasing.  Don’t fall into the trap of excessive dependency or martyrdom, which can cross the line into codependency.  If we are mindful of these potential pitfalls, Venus in Libra should be a thoroughly enjoyable transit.

Retrograde Uranus in Aries is not sitting idly by with all of these changes, however.  On October 11, 2017, only one day after Jupiter entered Scorpio, Uranus in Aries formed an annoying, irritating inconjunct aspect with Venus in Virgo.  This inspired me to tweet:
I am mentioning this because Uranus in Aries is very active astrologically these days.  On October 14, 2017, Mercury in 26 degrees of Libra opposes Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Both Venus and Mercury make challenging aspects to Uranus before they enter new signs.  Mercury opposing Uranus will be stressful and we may feel like we are in a state of mental overload.  Computers and electronics may give us trouble.  Probably the best way of coping with this energy is to think outside of the box.

Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio on October 17, 2017 and we will find our communication taking on a more intense tone as our mental focus becomes more sharp, profound and analytical.  It will be a time of seeking deeper meanings.  Trust me on this one because I have my natal Mercury in Scorpio. Of course the flip side of Mercury in Scorpio is that communication can get downright sarcastic with that Scorpio stinger, so be mindful on that score.  But Mercury in Scorpio will conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio on October 18, 2017 and this aspect will amplify our optimism and enthusiasm.

We have an action packed new moon on October 19, 2017 in 26 degrees of Libra.  Once again, Uranus in Aries is front and center.  It is opposing both the sun and moon in Libra, which can make us feel restless and lead to unpredictability and volatility in relationships.  Mars in 27 degrees of Virgo will be inconjunct retrograde Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries, which can increase the impulsive nature of the new moon.  Risk-taking will be more dangerous.  Do you see what I mean about a pattern here with planets forming challenging aspects to Uranus before they change signs?

The general rule of thumb with a new moon is that it is a time to plant new seeds for future endeavors. This is definitely a transition phase for making positive changes.  We have Saturn in 23 degrees of Sagittarius sextiling this new moon.  This is a really pleasant aspect and Saturn is bringing patience and perseverance to the mix as it improves relationships with authority figures. Saturn will moderate the unexpected changes brought by Uranus (that good old Saturn/Uranus trine in play) as it helps us find new ways of doing things without rocking the boat. 

I am excited about this new moon in Libra because it forms an exact conjunction with my Neptune in the first house.  I will probably be very sensitive on that day but that should be beneficial for my work.

If you are curious as to how Jupiter and now Mercury in Scorpio will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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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 and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

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