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Friday, October 27, 2017

Venus Square Pluto Intensifies the Scorpio Energy as We Approach Halloween


What a difference a day makes!  On October 26, 2017 the sun and Jupiter conjuncted in 2 degrees of Scorpio, inspiring me to tweet:

But on October 27, 2017 Venus in Libra will be forming a very challenging square with Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect is a whole different ballgame, trust me.  I have it natally with my Venus in Scorpio squaring Pluto in Leo.  Venus squaring Pluto can produce an intensity of feelings that lead to obsession and stalking.  These actions can arise from feelings of wanting to control a relationship or from insecurities that the relationship will end.  Either way, this aspect can lead to manipulative and controlling actions.

These are extreme feelings that can lead to deep transformation but the changes can manifest as revenge sex, jealousy or downright manipulation.  Power and control issues can surface in relationships, so watch out for jealousy and extreme possessiveness.  And this is where this aspect ties into the Scorpio energy of intensity, passion and obsession.  There is never a middle ground with a Scorpio and they tend to inspire feelings of love or hate. Scorpio can be the most loyal friend, but the most lethal enemy if they have been crossed (or if they feel that they have been betrayed).

The second image in this post is from the movie Duel in the Sun made in 1946.  I am including it in this post because I remember my astrologer teacher describing a Venus Pluto square as the type of relationship that this movie portrayed.  This image is from the end of the movie when the two protagonists, Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck, die in each other’s arms.  I know that it is a very old western movie and somewhat melodramatic, but the gist of the theme was that Gregory Peck’s character Lewt Bell was sexually obsessed with Jennifer Jones’ character, Pearl Chavez, who was half American Indian.  He refused to marry her but when she became engaged to another man, he killed him, insisting that Pearl could only belong to him. Lewt’s brother Jesse, portrayed by Joseph Cotton, was also attracted to Pearl but he treated her respectfully and eventually married another woman.  However, when Jesse tried to help Pearl, he was shot by Lewt but survived. Pearl discovered that Lewt would try again to kill Jesse, so she arms herself and engages in a shootout with Lewt in the desert and they die in each other’s arms.  Sounds pretty sick and twisted, doesn’t it?  Hardly what you would call a healthy relationship. But I have to agree with my astrology teacher that it does illustrate the damage that can occur as a result of jealousy, obsession and possessiveness.  I never forgot that description of the Venus square Pluto aspect and the damage it can wreak. The point I am trying to make is that under the influence of this aspect, unhealthy or unstable relationships could break down. 

Venus may be in its home sign of Libra, considered to be sweet and accommodating, but Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, is in Capricorn, a sign that loves to be in control.  I am just warning everyone that relationships can get pretty intense with this aspect as issues of control and power rear their ugly heads.  We do have one ace in the hole on this day, however.  Mercury in Scorpio is sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, so there is potential for deeper truths to be revealed without involving all of that drama if we are mindful.

Halloween, the unofficial Scorpio holiday, features a Pisces moon this year. Moon in Pisces is perfect for Halloween, as it is dreamy, mysterious and escapist.  It should fuel some pretty creative costumes.  The Pisces moon also conjuncts Chiron, which should help us heal old wounds and it sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, which can feel very empowering.  All in all, there are no really tough aspects on Halloween, so it should be an enjoyable holiday.

If you are curious as to how Jupiter, Mercury and the sun 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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As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:

I was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:

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