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#131 October 10-16: Mercury in Libra

Greetings,


We can’t lie, there’s a lot of crunchiness this week, but hopefully by week’s end you are feeling lighter through the work you do prior.


The madness of Saturn Squaring Uranus is joined by Mars, the God of War, Squaring Neptune, the God of the Sea, creating some rough waters for your thoughts to flow through.


Mercury returns to Libra, joining Venus, the planetary ruler, and the Sun, supporting you in having the grace to listen to those you are in relationship with in order to bridge the gap and find peace.


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#131 Mercury in Libra



The themes this week are…


1. Compassion

2. Curiosity

3. Courage


According to the dictionary, bigotry is an obstinate or unreasonable attachment to a belief, opinion, or fraction, in particular, prejudice against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.


From some perspectives this could be seen as a frequency that plagues our Earth.


With Mercury joining the Sun and Venus in Libra, the Sign of Equanimity and Peace, you are being called to see things from the other side.


Mars in Gemini Squaring off with Neptune in Pisces is pushing you into an uncomfortable area of sensitivity, forcing you to face your fears of feeling what it is like to be someone other than yourself.


Saturn continues its Squaring with Uranus, as we have discussed the last two weeks, breaking the tension to restructure how you relate to the community with respect for your personal values.


This could be a tense week, but the more you show the courage to be compassionate through your curiosity, the more fluid you will be able to navigate the course of the challenges ahead.


If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.


Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!



MONDAY, October 10


Mercury in Libra


The Planet of Communication begins transit through the Sign of Relationships from now until October 29.


How can you be more graceful in your communicative approach?


How can you be more eloquent in your relationship conversations?


Are the words you are speaking bringing balance to your relationships?


Are you fair in your verbal expressions?


Use this transit as an opportunity to balance the Scales of all of your relationships.


The key is creating space for all sides to be heard in a conversation, to listen to the vocal tones spoken, and words being chosen.


When:


This Time: October 10 - 29, 2022

Last Time: August 29 - November 5, 2021 and August 25 - September 23, 2022


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Venus in Libra Opposite Chiron Retrograde in Aries


What are you afraid to address in your relationships?


Is there an area of your relationships that is feeling tense?


How can you be more authentic in your relationships?


Where can you show greater courage in bringing balance to your relationships?


When: October 8 – 12


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Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces


For the next few days we’ll be highlighting another difficult alignment, just as we’ve highlighted the challenging alignment between Saturn and Uranus, the past couple of weeks.


Mars, the God of War, the Planet of Action, Aggression, and Conflict is Squaring off with Neptune, the God of Freshwater and the Sea, the Planet of Illusion, Deception, Compassion, and Intuition.


The simple way to think of this alignment is a jet flying into a dense cloud. It could be dangerous to navigate something so quickly when you are having trouble seeing where you are going.


Where are you feeling confusion about direction in life?


Slow down.

Take your time.

Refrain from rushing.

More on this in the days to come…


When: October 7 – 17


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Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius Square Uranus Retrograde in Taurus


Adding to the intensity of Mars and Neptune is Saturn, the God of Wealth and Time, Squaring off with Uranus, the Planet of Revolution.


This alignment emphasizes the strain between restriction and rebellion. One side is urging society to hold back and be restrained, while the side that represents your senses and self-worth is clamoring for independence.


How can you break out of the shackles and claim your independence?


When: September 30 – October 12


The last time Saturn and Uranus Squared off was February 6 – 26, 2021 and December 23 – 29, 2021. Think back to these days to recant the energy at hand to offer clarity for what could be in store for you this time around.



TUESDAY, October 11



Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces


Though the Planet of Action charging into the Cloudy Planet, Neptune, presents an obvious challenge, it also brings about the possibility for growth.


The growth stems from strengthening your intuition, as your intuition is being strengthened through uncovering the facts.


Mars is transiting the Sign of Communication, urging you to act towards improving your conversational skills.


Are you listening?

Are you asking questions?

Are you making assumptions and acting upon those assumptions?


Neptune in Pisces is opening up your awareness and deepening your ability to follow your intuitive nature.


However, Mars is encouraging you to harness your intuition by asking the questions that support you to back up your intuition with facts.


When: October 7 – 17


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The Sun Trine Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius Square the Moon Conjunct Uranus Retrograde in Taurus


The Sun vitalizes the authoritative energy of Saturn, while also invigorating the rebellious nature of Uranus.


Meanwhile, for a brief, but impactful period, the Moon brings an emotional sensitivity to your sense of individualism. At the same time the Moon taps into the responsibilities that weigh you down emotionally.


Are your values reflected in your relationships?


Do your partners hold you accountable to the level of your standards?


Are your relationships supporting you in claiming your responsibility, so you can achieve your desires?


When: September 30 – October 12


The last time Saturn and Uranus Squared off was February 6 – 26, 2021 and December 23 – 29, 2021. Think back to these days to recant the energy at hand to offer clarity for what could be in store for you this time around.


The transit between the Sun, Saturn and Uranus lasts from October 9 – 13.


The transit between the Moon, Saturn and Uranus lasts from 8:00pm (10/11) – 2:00am (10/12) PDT



WEDNESDAY, October 12

Mercury in Libra Opposite Jupiter Retrograde in Aries


Mercury is the Planet of Consciousness.

Libra is the Sign of Relationships.


Jupiter is the Planet of Expansion.

Aries is the Sign of Courage.


The alignment between these two heavenly bodies in these two astral locations is encouraging you to expand your view in your relationships, so you have the courage to plan for the future.


What have you been wanting to share in your relationships, that you have been fearful to bring up?


Can you see the big picture of the purpose of your relationship?


Are you willing to be authentic, as well as eloquent in sharing your thoughts with your partners?


When: October 11 – 13


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Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces


Neptune’s transit through Pisces, the Sign it Rules, has brought a level of confusion into our conscious awareness over the last ten plus years.


Are you willing to think differently?


Do you have compassion for ideas that are different than yours?


Are you courageous in asking questions that will push you to find empathy for those who have different ideas than you?


When: October 7 – 17


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Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius Square Uranus Retrograde in Taurus


Though Saturn and Uranus will continue to align over the next few weeks the strength of their aspect with each other wains.


What have been the biggest struggles or challenges you’ve faced since September 30?


Have you leveled up in claiming your material independence while also honoring your responsibilities within the greater social construct?


Are you, or those around you pushing you, or others to squeeze into a box of which they do not fit?


How would you like to stretch your wings and continue to grow?


What about your relationships within the group context would you like to continue to restructure?


When: September 30 – October 12


The last time Saturn and Uranus Squared off was February 6 – 26, 2021 and December 23 – 29, 2021. Think back to these days to recant the energy at hand to offer clarity for what could be in store for you this time around.



THURSDAY, October 13

Venus in Libra Trine Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius


How can you take greater responsibility for your relationships?


Are you holding your partners accountable?


Are your partners holding you accountable?


How are you and your partners lifting each other towards your collective goals?


In what ways would you like to commit further to those you are in a relationship with?


Have you achieved through partnering with others, or are your partners holding you back?


Are you holding back your partners, or are you lifting them to achieve?


When: October 11 – 15


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Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces


This is an alignment that will return again in from November 18-21, and in the dates surrounding those dates, as well again from March 14-16, 2023, and in the dates surrounding those dates.


The longest period of this alignment occurs now, and will perhaps be the toughest, not only for its length of time, but also due to the fact that it is the first of the three times it is occurring.


This alignment also occurred for short periods in June 2011, June 2013, May 2015, May 2017, April 2019, and April 2021. Think back to these dates to perhaps connect the dots with what is occurring for you now.


Right now is the longest period of time that Mars in Gemini has Squared Neptune in Pisces since Neptune began its latest cycle through Pisces in 2011-2012.


What that means is now is the time to wake up.


Release any feelings of bigotry that you may have towards another, and replace those feelings with empathy.


Ask the questions necessary to understand what you are missing.


Every woman and man has a story that is valid to them. By discounting their story, you clutter the path toward being understood by others.


If you wish to be understood, you must create the space to understand that which you do not know.


Step forward courageously, curiously, and compassionately.


When: October 7 – 17



FRIDAY, October 14

The Moon Conjunct Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces


The Moon arrives on this final day that we will be highlighting Mars in Gemini Squaring Neptune in Pisces, bringing with it the emotional sensitivity necessary to learn something new.


What would you like to learn?


Are you willing to be compassionate in your curiosity?


Do you have the courage to be empathic, to feel something that is different from you?


When: October 7 – 17


The transit between the Moon, Mars and Neptune lasts from 5:00pm – 11:00pm PDT



SATURDAY, October 15


The Moon in Cancer Square Jupiter Retrograde in Aries


Do you have the courage to nurture others?


Do you have the courage to be kind?


Do you have the courage to expand your point of view, so you can be more caring to those around you?


When: 9:00am – 3:00pm PDT



SUNDAY, October 16

Mercury Exits Its Retrograde Shadow in Libra


Hopefully, if you have been working with the energy, whatever was on your plate on August 20 has been cleared, and you are ready to start anew.


How have you evolved, grown, or changed since August 20?


What new projects would you like to start?


What new directions would you like to head towards?


You are in the final quarter of 2022. Mercury will be in the midst of its next retrograde cycle when we ring in 2023. What would you like to be clearing off your plate then?


What will you be working towards in 2023?


Now is the time to put those plans into motion, so you can ascend towards your goals.


When:


Retrograde Shadow: August 20 at 24°11’ Virgo

Retrograde: September 9 at 8°55’ Libra

End of Retrograde: October 2 at 24°11’ Virgo

Retrograde Shadow: October 16 at 8°55’ Libra


If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then I wish you all the best as you riding the planetary waves.


Sincerely,


Scott