“The giving of love is an education in itself.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
With the Sun in Libra this month the spotlight is on relationships, and in particular that very fine balance of give and take. The fact that Saturn is also in Libra tells us that we are likely to get a karmic whollop if we don’t manage to perfect that balance. If this happens to you just remember that that whallop is about helping you to maintain your balance. Saturn is known as the hard taskmaster, but also the lord of dreams if we put the work in. So there is no shirking off or cutting corners this month, particularly in the areas of communication, legality, relationships and decision making. But most of all in the relationship with yourself. We can only be right and true in all our actions if we are being right and true with ourselves, so lets get this the right way round. Put in time to yourself, to know truthfully where your head is at and why, and then make sure you are conscious with all your interactions.
This theme is echoed by the full moon in Aries on 12th. Aries being the opposite sign of Libra the emphasis is on the self and not relationships so if you havent mastered the art of empowering yourself so you can then empower others you may find your emotions get the better of you around this time. Aim to work on the above paragraph but if you get caught by the Aries fullmoon try to listen to what your emotions are telling you rather than impulsively reacting and getting a big saturanian boot up the backside!
Mercury is also in Libra until after the full moon on 12th, the third confirmation that the theme is on communication and relationships. The need to perfect our communictaion with others really is paramount this month. From 13th Mercury moves into Scorpio, signifying a deeper analysis or layer of subconscious communication being entered. The new moon dances with this by bursting into Scorpio on 26th when revelations may suddenly surface and surprises may be in store, it may be yourself that surprises you, or others.
Guess what? Libra’s ruler Venus is in Libra and transits into Scorpio (on the 9th) too! So here we are seeing the theme once more. The desire for harmony in relationships is strong right now, but be careful of papering over the cracks as they are sure to be revealed as the month goes on. Avoiding confrontation will not wash. Instead work on opening and improving channels of communication.
Mars is in Leo all through the month is giving us courage of heart and a lot of passion to see through our desires with, this is a good sign for being able to bounce back up again with any setbacks that may occour this month.
So all in all a very personal theme this month. There is a lot of retrogrades going on in the outer planets so it seems like the themes of community and collective consciousness have the pause button on whilst we concentrate on bringing our attention closer to home. Give yourself permission to use this energy wisely. There is no point arranging a carnival on christmas day if all are at home with the turkey! I was told once, if you want to know how you are doing with your spiritual practice then look at how your relationship is with your family, and I have never forgot it.
And of course lets not forget Halloween/Samhain on 31st, the day when the veil of the unconscious/subconscious is at its thinest. With so many planets in Scorpio at that time and the Scorpio new moon a few days before it really feels like we may just access our darkest deepest truths this month, it is there that we access the treasure trove of transformation. Wow! What an amazing month of self discovery – if we can own the work……
As also seen in the Tarot this month…
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