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Friday, October 19, 2018

Transformation Continues as the Sun Enters Scorpio and a Full Moon in Taurus

The transformation train shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.  Pluto in Capricorn has been taking some heavy hits lately, especially with its recent square from the sun in Libra on October 12, 2018 and the Capricorn moon conjuncting it and squaring the Libra sun on October 16, 2018. That kind of energy screams transformation and evokes the intensity of Scorpio.  On October 12, 2018, I tweeted:

And on October 16, 2018, I tweeted:
But on October 23, 2018 the sun enters Scorpio, joining Mercury, retrograde Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio.  Mercury and Venus leave Scorpio on October 31, 2018 and Jupiter enters Sagittarius on November 8, 2018.  Venus will return to Scorpio on December 2, 2018.

As a Scorpio, I tend to love the transit of the sun in Scorpio because it is my birthday season and birthdays always tend to infuse us with a boost of energy. Scorpio is not a sign for lightweights, though. When the sun is in Scorpio, we tend to experience depth, intimacy and extremes of feeling.  We desire (a key word for Scorpio) getting to the bottom of matters and crave anything that is hidden, taboo or secret.  The vibe is passionate and intense.  Scorpio energy is strong-willed because it is fixed water but it can be incredibly healing and transformative.  But watch out for a tendency to be jealous, obsessive, vindictive and manipulative when the sun is in Scorpio (until November 22, 2018, which is Thanksgiving in the United States).  That is the dark, shadow side of Scorpio.

On the following day, October 24, 2018, we have a powerhouse full moon in 1 degree of Taurus.  This full moon is bound to affect relationships because it is ruled by Venus and the sun conjuncts retrograde Venus in Scorpio while the moon opposes it.  The real heavy hitter in this full moon is retrograde Uranus in 0 degrees of Taurus.  The full moon is conjunct Uranus while the sun and Venus in Scorpio oppose it.  This could also play out in feelings of isolation and detachment in our relationships.   A full moon conjunct Uranus tends to manifest in feelings of rebelliousness and very disruptive energy. Surprises and changes could definitely be coming in relationships, finances and values.  Impulsive reactions and sudden events are key themes with this full moon.

There is a tremendous amount of fixed energy present with this full moon in Taurus.  We have seven planets in fixed signs: the sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius and the moon and Uranus in Taurus. This creates a planetary configuration called a Fixed Grand Cross with all of these oppositions and squares. Stubbornness is a given but the fixed energy does give us the determination and tenacity to achieve our goals. It reinforces the T-square of Uranus in Taurus to the north node in Leo and the south node in Aquarius.  The full moon squares the south node in Aquarius, forcing us to move on from detachment and rebellion to the future of the north node in Leo, which entails finding what makes you proud.  And the nodes will be changing signs on November 7, 2018 into Cancer and Capricorn. So this really is our last shot at letting go of what no longer serves us before the first week in November when retrograde Uranus re-enters Aries, Jupiter enters Sagittarius and the north node enters Cancer while the south node enters Capricorn.

Retrograde Venus in Scorpio opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus will trigger issues of control versus independence in relationships.  It could get messy and complicated.  Uranus in Taurus is known for its association with extreme weather and earth events. When Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, a volcano erupted in Hawaii.  I hope that we don’t have any more catastrophes during this full moon, but it wouldn’t surprise me if something happened.   Uranus does re-enter Aries on November 6, 2018 (Election Day in the United States) until March 6, 2019, when it resumes its transit in Taurus until 2026.

I know that this full moon sounds like it is a tale of gloom and doom, but we do have some positive aspects going for us once we get past the Uranus factor.  I am definitely in the crossfire with my Mercury in 0 degrees of Scorpio taking a major hit.  But I have been undergoing the transit of Uranus opposing my natal Mercury for some time now.

The good news with this full moon is that Saturn in 4 degrees of Capricorn is forming a flowing, beneficial trine to the Taurus moon can help turn those unexpected changes that Uranus brings into unexpected opportunities and guide us into reassurance with all of this relationship uncertainty.  It is a mitigating factor for the upheaval that Uranus in Taurus delivers. And it can give us the patience and emotional strength to handle difficulties in our relationships.  For once, Saturn is not playing the bad guy by lending a note of stability to all of this upheaval.

Venus in Scorpio is forming a supportive sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, which gives Saturn more help in mitigating any damage caused by the impulsive and Uranus in Taurus.  That is nothing to laugh at either.  We also have Mercury and Jupiter conjunct in Scorpio which favors thinking big and fosters the ability to see the big picture and brighter horizons.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, 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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