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Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Has Some Astrological Tricks and Treats in Store for Us

Scorpio season is officially here, as I noted in my tweet of October 23, 2018:
The season of Scorpio has only one holiday and that is Halloween on October 31st.  This year features a plethora of aspects that are quite the bag of tricks and treats astrologically.

Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius at 12:38 a.m. on the east coast of the United States.  This will definitely cause a shift from plumbing those Scorpionic depths to learning more about a wide range of topics as our thinking becomes more idealistic, optimistic and we experience an increase in faith. Faith is something that we could all use more of in light of recent events in the world.  When Mercury is in Sagittarius, facts are less important and details can be overlooked as the truth becomes an issue. Mercury in Sagittarius is prone to speaking without thinking, however, so beware of foot in mouth disease and being too blunt, especially with Mercury retrograde approaching on November 16, 2018.  Mercury will station retrograde in 13 degrees of Sagittarius on that day, slip back into Scorpio on December 1, 2018 and station direct in Scorpio on December 6, 2018 in 27 degrees of Scorpio.  But then Mercury will move back into Sagittarius until January 5, 2019. 

Mercury retrograde’s shadow will officially begin on October 29, 2018 in 27 degrees of Scorpio and it will leave its shadow period on December 24, 2018 in 13 degrees of Sagittarius.  Merry Christmas!

On Halloween, the newly minted Mercury in Sagittarius will form an irritating inconjunct with retrograde Uranus in Taurus.  This aspect can bring an overload of upheaval related to communications and adjustments in ideas may be necessary to implement any changes we need to make in our lives.  Adjustment is always a key theme with inconjuncts, no two days about it.

The moon is in Leo on Halloween and it also forms a couple of irritating inconjunct aspects.  It inconjuncts Saturn in Capricorn, which can bring up issues of discipline, responsibility and organization.  I have a natal moon/Saturn inconjunct and I can attest that is an aspect that forces you to grow up early due to a parent not being present either on a physical or emotional level.  So if you are feeling like you are forced to take responsibility on Halloween, this is the reason.

The Leo moon also inconjuncts Neptune in Pisces.  This aspect can manifest in extreme emotional sensitivity in terms of picking up others’ feelings.  Once again, there is an aura of emotional overload and we may feel confused, question our instincts or engage in escapism, such as drugs, alcohol, movies or music.  This is exacerbated by Neptune’s placement in its ruling sign of Pisces, which takes the art of escapism to a whole new level.  The key to adjustment here may lie in finding a way to filter the psychic information that is being received.

The Leo moon is also busy forming a challenging square to the sun in Scorpio on Halloween.  This will undoubtedly bring to the surface any relationship tensions that have been simmering.  Obstacles may manifest through attracting challenging situations as an unconscious attempt to recreate some unresolved conflicts from childhood.

Venus is also a key player in the Halloween drama of trick or treat.  Retrograde Venus in Scorpio starts the day off by opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus. How is this going to play out?  It can indicate changes in our love life, finances or values and bring tension to existing relationships.  Or we could find ourselves attracted to unusual people. Financial windfalls are also possible, but there is also the potential to feel like gambling.  You never quite know with Uranus, as it has a wild card vibe and is retrograde to boot.

But the real astrological treat of Halloween is that retrograde Venus slips back into the more harmonious and friendly sign of Libra at 3:42 p.m. on the east coast of the United States.  Venus in Libra is very comfortable and it lends a peacemaking vibe to relationships.  Venus will station direct in 25 degrees of Libra on November 16, 2018 and will remain in Libra until December 2, 2018.  When Venus is in Libra, we find that cooperation is easier as we are naturally more polite, charming and diplomatic.  Make the most of this lighter Venusian energy as it is truly a do-over for any events that transpired in early September 2018.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot and we only have another couple of weeks of Jupiter in Scorpio. 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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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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Happy Halloween!

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