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Friday, September 21, 2018

Mercury and the Sun Enter Libra and an Illuminating Full Moon in Aries

Get ready for a major shift in energy.  I know that many of us are still reeling from the Mars/Uranus square on September 18, 2018, when I tweeted:
We are about to enter a hopefully more peaceful and loving time as Mercury and then the sun enters Libra, the sign renowned for its love of peace and the seeker of balance.  On September 21, 2018, Mercury enters Libra until October 9, 2018. That’s right, it’s a quick sojourn because Mercury is in direct motion and moving at a breakneck speed.

Mercury in Libra will deliver communications that are charming, tactful, diplomatic and maddeningly indecisive.  Don’t be surprise if you hear the phrase “What do you think?” muttered frequently between now and October 9, 2018.  When Mercury is transiting the sign of Libra, we tend to be more accommodating towards others because we are more inclined to consider the points of views of others.  And that can have a nice payoff in terms of arriving at fair conclusions.

The sun will enter the sign of Libra on the following day, September 22, 2018.  That is also the official end of the fixed T-square involving Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus that has been active since approximately September 11, 2018.  If any of you have planets in the early degrees (0-4 degrees) of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, you have been feeling this tense energy.  A T-square stimulates drive and courage while simultaneously generating tension and conflict.  A fixed T-square can be persevering, but the shadow side is stubborn, unyielding and holds on to frustrations for far too long.  My Mercury in Scorpio has been in the crossfire of this one.

But the sun in Libra ushers in a time of generally feeling nicer as we seek to balance the energy, which is a welcome respite after the turbulence of the Mars Uranus square and recent fixed T-square. When the sun is in Libra, we are more inclined to compromise and negotiate in our relationships, sometimes to the point of giving in too much.  We need to learn to receive as well as give and we may find it difficult to make decisions.  That will be exacerbated this year by the fact that Mercury is in Libra during most of the same time the sun is.  But the sun in Libra is a delightful time to be sociable, tactful, and diplomatic.  Just be mindful of the shadow side of Libra to be passive-aggressive and superficial.
On September 23, 2018, Mercury in Libra will be trining Mars in Aquarius and this aspect augurs well for energetic and rational communications. Having the sun in Libra setting off this aspect makes it all the sweeter because it will have a tendency to bring more peace and love after a turbulent week astrologically.

But we do have full moon in 2 degrees of Aries on September 24, 2018.  And this one is no shrinking violet.  It will be conjunct Chiron in 0 degrees of Aries, so it has the potential to shine some light on much of the suffering that has been going on in the world, both personally and globally.  Mars in Aquarius has been conjunct the south node in Aquarius, so there is the distinct possibility that unresolved issues could resurface for some healing.  This full moon has a strong relationship theme in terms of restoring balance and equality.  And there could be even more disturbing weather events in addition to Hurricane Florence.

Saturn in Capricorn also factors in heavily in this full moon.  Both the sun in Libra and moon in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn.  Saturn will be testing our relationships.  The weak ones may not survive, but a fundamentally strong relationship will be consolidated as a result of this full moon.  Saturn in Capricorn is demanding that we accept responsibility in our relationships.  Issues of inequality and a lack of fairness will be addressed.  Saturn in Capricorn may even have a stabilizing effect on world leaders with this full moon.  This full moon will have far-reaching effects both personally and globally.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, 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. I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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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