It’s time to bravely confront our fears and learn to manage uncertainty. If you can keep your mind focused on the positive that is.
Which do you want first? The good news or the bad?
The Bad News
Let’s get the hard stuff out of the way. That way, you’ve got something to look forward to.
The month begins with a a heavy emphasis on watery Scorpio. The Sun enters Scorpio on Oct 22, Mercury on Oct. 24. The New Moon in Scorpio follows on Oct. 30.
Planets in Scorpio are usually a whiz at understanding the dark undercurrents of any situation. But what they’ve seen has been so intense, it may have left them feeling more paranoid than purged.
Scorpio’s certainly taken a walloping this year. It’s ruler, Mars, spent many months retrograde — some of it in Scorpio. And now that bellicose Mars has moved on, he’s landed in the original plutocrat’s living room; it’s got to make him wonder how his actions have gotten him in this situation.
And so once again, we’re dredging up the same sludge.
It’s all of our broken bits — the things we’re ashamed of or don’t want to see. So we push them off to the shadows. Assign them to others so we don’t have to own the issues ourselves.
As soon as you start blaming someone else, you’re no longer speaking with them. You’re trying to cope with the shadow bits of yourself. It creates an echo-chamber or microphone-feedback effect — where no one can hear each other, only the reverberations from one’s own fears.
Until the blame game stops, there’s no way out. Your best solution may be a time out, at least until you can own up to your own fears. Quiet time isn’t such a bad idea.
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it? Now let’s get to the good news.
The Good News
For the next few weeks until Nov. 8, Scorpio’s ruler Mars is in Capricorn, where he can be effective at doing his business. That means, he’s more likely than when he’s in other signs to take the high road. To recognize the need to slow down and take responsibility for his actions.
Yes, it may mean some tough clean-up work, but Mars has the fortitude to do it.
But there’s even better news. From Oct. 18 through Nov. 11, the “benefic” planets Venus and Jupiter are in what’s called a “mutual reception.” They are trading spaces, so to speak. Venus is in Jupiter’s sign Sagittarius, while Jupiter is in Venus’ sign Libra.
That’s going to make it easier for both of them to express themselves. Venus wants to make peace, and Jupiter wants integrity and right-relationship with oneself. Together, they can hold hands and encourage “cooler heads to prevail.”
But that can’t happen if folks keep self deluding. You have to look in the reality mirror first, and learn to love what you see without flinching.
And the Winner Is…
Energies reshuffle mid November. In the days following the US Election Day, we see Mars moving into Aquarius on Nov. 8, Venus entering Capricorn on Nov. 11, Mercury entering Sagittarius on Nov. 12.
All in the run-up to the Taurus Full Moon in Nov. 14, and Neptune slowing to a crawl in preparation for turning direct on Nep. 19.
So, what does this mean for the non-astrologers? Well, don’t expect the election jitters to calm down immediately. With the extra emotional juice of the Full Moon, and the planet of illusion (and delusion) Neptune just lurking, there’s going to be a hold-your-breath-are-we-still-okay? feeling.
Hopefully the sigh of relief will come from the Venus, Jupiter and Saturn energetic triumvirate holding steady the following weeks. That means if our pragmatism and self-discipline (Saturn), our sense of forgiveness and fair-play (Jupiter) and our desire to “make love not war” (Venus), all coincide, we’ll find a way even through the darkest moments.
The Sun enters fiery Sagittarius on Nov. 21. No matter what’s happening, that usually brightens the mood. Or at least allows us to be distracted by something else.