Mercury in Scorpio: Deepening Psychological Awareness

On October 29, 3:22 PM ET, Mercury leaves Libra and enters Scorpio after an extended stay in the sign of the Scales due to its retrograde cycle. 

Mercury in Scorpio reflects an inclination to research, observe carefully, and deepen into how things function before we speak or share what we think and feel. This transit promotes and supports a deepening in our psychological awareness, emotional nature, hidden intentions and motivations, as well as a more profound understanding of how other people function.

Mercury remains in Scorpio until November 17, increasing the emphasis on the sign, where the Sun, Venus, and the Lunar South Node are already transiting. 

 

Mercury in Scorpio: Empowerment through Changes in Mindset

 

Scorpio is a Yin, Fixed, Water sign, and like all Water signs is connected with the emotional body. It correlates to transformational processes that require us to let something die in order to create space for something else, more aligned with our path’s unfolding. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and Virgo, has to do with the mind, the intellect, and rationality. The Messenger correlates to how we learn, solve problems, organize, communicate, and deal with daily tasks and obligations.

 The transit of Mercury through Scorpio has the potential to clearly show us how we can empower or disempower ourselves through our thinking, and how thoughts and emotions are intertwined and feed each other all the time. Mercury’s journey through the sign can be an opportunity to explore what needs to shift in our relationship with our emotions to establish solid changes in our mindset, and vice versa, what needs to change in our mindset to establish lasting changes in how we deal with emotions.

 

Mercury has a Prominent Role during the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

 

Mercury is going to be prominently placed during the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, taking place on November 8. The Messenger will be in the heart of the Sun and close to the Lunar South Node, opposite Uranus and the Moon. We will experience a potent Sun-Mercury cazimi in Scorpio together with a tight Moon-Uranus conjunction, all on a Lunar Eclipse conjunct the North Node. Revelations, downloads, sudden insights, and new information becoming available at this time could be key for us to move forward, opening new doors, providing opportunities, and quickening the pace of our growth. 

A strong sense of restlessness, erratic energy, nervous tension, and need for speed are also likely. While, on the one hand, the Sun-Mercury cazimi in Scorpio indicates an incredible capacity to focus and concentrates our intellectual powers, the involvement of Uranus and the Moon reflects a more scatter-brained quality as well as a tendency to dissociate, detach from our bodies, and lose ourselves in the realms of the mind, future visions, and possibilities. Technological breakdowns, breakthroughs, and new discoveries are likely around this time. This configuration supports our attunement to future trends and currents, indicating higher chances for sudden revelations and ideas that can bring forth significant innovation.

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The Mercury-South Node conjunction can be an opportunity to recycle old ideas or transform projects we began in the past into something new, more attuned to the direction we are going toward. The Moon-Mercury opposition invites reflection on our relationship with memory, how memory can be distorted by emotions, and how emotions affect our perception of reality. It highlights the challenges of communicating our inner experiences and sensations in a way that gives to others a clear picture of them, without being either excessively rational or excessively emotional.

 

Mercury in Aspect to Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, and Pluto

 

During its journey through Scorpio, Mercury is going to square Saturn, trine Neptune, trine Jupiter, and sextile Pluto. The square between Mercury and Saturn in Aquarius goes exact on November 10 and will be already active on the Eclipse. Mercury activates the Saturn-Uranus square, emphasizing the tension between our desire to break free from obsolete outdated thinking patterns and the pull of internalized conditioning holding us back from doing so. This is a good time to ponder and reflect upon how we may unconsciously contribute to silencing or censoring ourselves, and how our relationship with our voice and speaking our truth has been changing.

 The Mercury-Neptune trine involving the signs of Scorpio and Pisces, exact on November 12, facilitates artistic inspiration and creativity and increases our imagination. Storytelling and writing may be particularly inspired these days. Our intuition will be strengthened, and so will our capacity to translate into language the information we receive through sensations, psychic sensitivity, and energetic awareness.

Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn on November 15. Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio and this symbolism maximizes the Scorpionic powers of Mercury. Mercury sextile Pluto is an aspect motivating us and facilitating productive action aimed at penetrating into the depths of our subconscious minds and finding out the root cause of our patterns and habits, to gain a more complete understanding of our psychology, desires, and motivations. Finally, on November 16, we experience a Mercury-Jupiter trine, also in Scorpio and Pisces, a tremendous influence for all learning pursuits, teaching, and sharing of information and ideas through different channels. 

 

Mercury in Scorpio: Power of Persuasion

 

Mercury’s journey through Scorpio increases our powers of persuasion, our intuitive skills, and our desire for depth of connection and conversation. It reflects an inclination to expose the truth and be transparent even when it’s extremely uncomfortable. This transit offers us an invitation to reflect upon how other people’s values influence our thinking, how our intimate connections and bonds contribute to shaping our perception of reality, and how the way we think and perceive sexuality affects our experience of it. During the upcoming weeks, we may ponder upon our relationship to trust, question what trust means to us, and what contributes to building a foundation of trust in our connections. 

Our way to relate with and make sense of experiences of betrayal and abandonment may also be in the spotlight. Mercury’s journey through Scorpio offers us chances to reframe the way we perceive feelings of betrayal and abandonment by integrating a deeper understanding of ours and others’ psychology, facilitating opportunities to see our inner and outer experiences in a different light.

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Jupiter back to Pisces: Intuition as Primary Compass

On October 28, 01:10 AM ET, retrograde Jupiter comes back to its traditional domicile of Pisces after transiting Aries since May 10, 2022. This is a time to acknowledge how our beliefs are changing and align with the truth that has been emerging, trusting our intuition as our primary compass instead of relying on external ideologies, philosophies, or systems of knowledge.

Jupiter stations direct on November 23 and is going to remain in Pisces until December 20, when it completes its journey through the sign of the Fish. Jupiter first entered Pisces in May 2021, remained there until July 2021, and entered the sign again in December 2021. We are now experiencing the last transit of Jupiter through Pisces until 2033.

 

Jupiter in Pisces: Exploring the Transcendental Dimension of Life

 

Jupiter, the Lord of Abundance, the largest planet of the Solar System, is associated with our quest for truth and for the meaning of life, with our desire to see and experience things from a higher perspective. The traditional ruler of both Sagittarius and Pisces, Jupiter correlates to our system of beliefs, to knowledge coming from direct and intuitive experience, to generosity and optimism, and to our ability to find the lesson in each and every situation we encounter. This planet expands whatever it touches, and always aims for more.

Pisces, the last archetype of the Zodiac, has to do with the dissolution of the sense of separate self that formed through the previous eleven signs. When planets transit here, there is a feeling of closure and culmination, as well as a release of energy and information that can now be used in favor of the collective. Pisces correlates to mass phenomena, to the collective emotional body, and to our connection to it. For this reason, what happens in the world and around us impacts us more powerfully when this sign is prominent. Both Pisces and its modern ruler Neptune remind us of the link between us all, of the unity of all that exists, as from a higher, universal perspective there is no duality, no separation.

Jupiter is comfortable in Pisces, where it expresses its most transcendental qualities. While Jupiter travels through its ancient domicile, it supports our desire to deepen our relationship to our intuition and explore a variety of philosophies, cosmologies, traditions, and belief systems that acknowledge the spiritual dimension of life.

 

Jupiter retrograde in Pisces: Time of Revision and Resolution

 

When Jupiter is retrograde, it promotes a process of revision and reassessment of our beliefs and worldviews. It inspires us to question what authenticity means to us, whether we are being fully transparent, what our truth is, and how we are honoring it. During this time, there may be relevant changes in our perspectives, perceptions, and overall beliefs. If we have been ungrounded or excessively relying on fantasy or illusions, the fog may dissolve and clear out, leaving space for Truth to emerge and manifest.

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The last months of Jupiter’s transit through Pisces give us a chance to review, reassess, find closure and resolution for issues that presented themselves around April and May 2022, while Jupiter transited over the last few degrees of the sign for the first time. This is a good moment to reflect on what we were going through, revisit what we wrote in our journals back then, and pay attention to any repeating patterns and situations that come up these upcoming days and weeks.

Jupiter is going to station direct at 28º of Pisces on November 23, simultaneously with the upcoming New Moon in Sagittarius, which it rules. At that time, Neptune is going to be at 22º of Pisces, and still in retrograde motion. Their conjunction won’t be exact again, however, the two planets will be close enough for their alignment to be felt. Themes that first emerged in April, when the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction took place, are likely to resurface during the entire time Jupiter remains in Pisces. A clearer understanding of what took place back then could emerge, as when Piscean energy is strong it can generate feelings of confusion and disorientation, and the process we go through is often much easier to understand in hindsight.

 

Jupiter back to Pisces: Intuition as Primary Compass

 

While Jupiter is in Pisces, our idealism is maximized and so are our generosity, our willingness to serve, and our desire to do something good for other people and the world at large. Our dreams and visions become enriched and expanded by this transit, which inspires us to dream big, believe in positive outcomes, and trust Life more. Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses and lacking discernment can be risks associated with Jupiter’s journey through Pisces, which could deliver some of its lessons through experiences of disenchantment and disillusionment.

This transit inspires us to ponder on how we can serve the collective, what is needed from us at this time, and what we are able to give and offer. Jupiter coming back to its ancient domicile represents an invitation to pursue experiences that support our connection to the whole creation, allowing us to expand our perceptive capacities and transcend the limitations of the human experience.

Jupiter in Pisces supports our capacity to surrender and be open to what we encounter on our path, trusting that it is exactly what we need to learn at this particular time. It is an opportunity to release our attachment to beliefs, philosophies, and cosmologies that don’t serve us any longer, deepen our relationship with our intuition, and trust it as our primary guidance system.

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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio: Endings are Beginnings

On October 25, we experience a potent New Moon Solar Eclipse at 2°07’ of Scorpio, a transformative and intense lunation that will remind us that all endings are beginnings in disguise. This cosmic event is going to last for approximately four hours, and peak at 7:01 AM ET.

The Eclipse will be most strongly felt in Europe, the Middle East, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. This cosmic event, which should not be watched with the naked eye, is going to be visible from some of these areas, particularly from the North-East of Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and the Middle East.

 

Solar Eclipses: Omens of Impending Changes

 

Since the beginning of times, Eclipses have been considered omens of impending change and have been equally feared and respected. Humans have always been aware of the fact that the light of the Sun is what makes life on Earth possible: for this reason, Solar Eclipses in particular were not considered a fortunate event, as the sunlight is prevented from reaching us. Nonetheless, we know this is just temporary, and darkness does not have to be negative or scary. Sometimes, when the lights go out, we are drawn to turn inwards and we can see more clearly.

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Solar Eclipses occur when a New Moon happens close to the Lunar Nodes, the points marking the intersection between the orbit of the Moon and the Ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun from our perspective on Earth. From our perspective, the Moon and the Sun are conjunct. Astronomically speaking, the Moon is placed between the Sun and the Earth and, on Solar Eclipses, the shadow of the Moon temporarily prevents the light of the Sun from reaching the Earth. Even if the Moon’s dimensions are smaller than the Sun’s, since the Moon is closer to us from our perspective, they appear of the same size due to their particular alignment on Eclipses.

The current Eclipse is going to be partial, as the alignment to the Lunar Nodes is not tight, so the Sun is only going to be partially covered by the Moon.

 

New Moon Solar Eclipse conjunct the South Node: Purging the Past

 

As Solar Eclipses always coincide with New Moons, they represent potent new beginnings. However, as this Eclipse is connected to the Lunar South Node, it comes with a flavor or a feeling of an ending. The South Node is the point of the Moon’s orbit associated with our past and old emotional attachments: it represents where we come from, what we already know, and what we are familiar with. The South Node is always opposed to the North Node, describing something unfamiliar, unknown, and unexplored, a path that offers us the key to balance existing tendencies.

When Eclipses happen on the South Node, they stimulate a purging process. The proximity to the Descending Node, also referred to as the Dragon’s tail, is an indicator of the fact that old stories, old emotions, and old attachments are going to come up to be processed, released, or integrated. The past will resurface these days, and we have an opportunity to fully let go of something we used to identify with, something we have been attached to, something that has been holding us back, maybe without us even noticing it. Releasing the past will create the space for something new to come in. In hindsight, we will see clearly that what looked like the end of a cycle was the beginning of a new one.

All these themes are emphasized by the fact that the Eclipse is happening in the sign of Scorpio and is squaring Scorpio’s modern ruler, Pluto, both of them having to do with death and rebirth cycles, with all transformational processes that require us to shed skin or become the butterfly.

 

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio: Honoring the Cyclicity of Life

 

The Sun, the Moon, and the South Node are in the sign of Scorpio, conjunct Venus, and square Pluto.

Our emotional world is more complex when the Moon is in Scorpio, our intuition is powerfully strengthened, and our capacity for emotional and psychological transformation is maximized. This placement is associated with intense magnetism, as well as with instinctual reactions that have the potential to be very destructive, both for ourselves and for others. A risk correlated with the Moon in Scorpio is allowing the intensity of our emotional states to keep us trapped, stagnant, disempowered, and oppressed. Through this combination of energies, we learn that it is necessary to feel the whole range of our emotions, yet we have to take care of not identifying with them or with the story that we associate with them.

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Interestingly, Scorpio is the archetype that correlates with Soul evolution and metamorphic processes, nonetheless, it is also one that can express a powerful resistance to change and transformation, due to the strength of its attachments and its emotions. The Taurus-Scorpio polarity is the axis of finances, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, our values versus others’ values, and our personal resources versus the resources we share. These are the signs where the Nodes currently are and, consequently, where Eclipses are happening. The activation of the Taurus-Scorpio axis teaches us to embrace the dance of holding on and letting go, building and destroying, and to accept that nothing is permanent in the world of form. 

 

Solar Eclipse conjunct Venus: Transforming Relationships and Through Relationships

 

Venus in Scorpio is passionate and devouring, and her presence in Scorpio, very close to Sun and Moon, emphasizes the role of transforming our relationships and allowing our relationships to transform us during this Eclipse season. This configuration underlines the imperative to restructure and revolutionize the way we connect with both ourselves and others. Our connections and our relating style, as well as our value system, and the way we value ourselves, will undoubtedly change as a result of the inner and outer transformations that are going to take place these days.

The presence of the Moon and Venus in Scorpio suggests that our need to generate conditions that allow us to feel safe and secure is tied up with our desire to establish intimacy and depth of relating with others. This may lead to, consciously or unconsciously, engaging in power games, push-pull dynamics, trying to manipulate others to keep them hooked to us, or attracting someone who tries to do so to us. If these patterns show up for us, it would be valuable to ask ourselves what is the need or the perceived lack underneath the surface-level desire that we are trying to meet or fill vicariously.

 

Sun, Moon, and Venus square Pluto: Potential for Substantial Transformation

 

The Sun, the Moon, and Venus in the first degrees of Scorpio are all squaring Pluto in the last degrees of Capricorn. The alignment to Pluto intensifies the Scorpionic undertone of the Eclipse and motivates us to dig deeper to uncover the motivations and intentions behind the desires and cravings that drive ourselves and others. 

Issues around intimacy, trust, and vulnerability are likely to come into the spotlight during the upcoming lunar cycle, and especially during the Eclipse Window. We may have opportunities to notice how we are dealing with feelings of loss, betrayal, and abandonment, and pay attention to what is triggered from our past when challenging, uncomfortable, or unexpected experiences present themselves.

There is a high potential for a substantial transformation of our sense of identity, our purpose, our values, our relationships, and our way to process emotions around this time. The tension generated by these three squares to Pluto has the potential to motivate us to empower and transform ourselves, it may generate irrational fears leading to a need to remain in control at all costs, or it may contribute to feelings of disempowerment and helplessness. Despite what may be happening these days, what matters the most is what we are learning about ourselves in the journey, and how aware we can remain amid intense change.

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Entering the Eclipse Window: Time of Agitation

 

Throughout the upcoming weeks, being intentional in creating moments dedicated to grounding, slowing down, nourishing ourselves, spending time in nature, and simply winding down is going to be highly beneficial for our nervous system and emotional health. The lunar cycle that is starting now culminates in a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus tightly conjunct Uranus, likely to feel quite restless and electric.

During the time leading up to this event, we may feel that everything is happening too quickly and unexpectedly for us to fully grasp its meaning or purpose. We may have the feeling we are losing control over our lives and that chaos is taking over. These transitions can be uncomfortable, and the discomfort we feel is directly correlated with our level of resistance to change. The Eclipse Window is a time of agitation, meant to shake up our reality to allow new paths and directions to emerge out of chaos.

This New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio represents an invitation to honor the cyclicity of life. This cosmic event reminds us that in all periods of loss, transition, and endings the seeds of new life are already being planted.

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New Moon in Libra September 2022: New Ways of Relating

On September 25, 5:54 PM ET, we experience a New Moon at 2º48’ of Libra that invites us to discover new ways of relating, with both others and ourselves. 

New Moons are all about beginnings and they inaugurate the start of a new cycle of growth. The Moon is still invisible from our perspective, emphasizing the importance of turning inward to be able to set intentions and plant seeds from an aligned and conscious place. This month, the Moon meets the Sun in the sign of the Scales, beginning a cycle centered around mastery of the realm of relationships. 

 

New Moon in Libra: Karmic Encounters & Synchronicities

 

Libra is the seventh Zodiac sign and the first one through which we enter the social sphere as equals, beginning the process of integration into the collective that unfolds as we progress through the second half of the Zodiac. At the Libra stage of our evolutionary journey, we learn that relationships are an essential part of life: we gain awareness of the way we participate in connections and, by exploring that, we learn more about ourselves through a process of comparison. We objectively recognize what is fair and we establish adjustments that increase harmony, equality, and balance, exploring how to achieve win-win solutions that enhance everyone’s reality and experience.

New Moon in Libra September 2022

The Libra New Moon could be a time of karmic encounters and fated meetings: connections that begin now may come with a feeling of destiny and synchronicity. This cosmic event is likely to correspond to the start of new relationships, collaborations, and partnerships that have the potential to be different from what we experienced before if we navigate them consciously. Around this time, existing relationships could change their form and our social circles may expand or shift. We may realize that our current boundaries are no longer serving us or the health of our connections and decide to explore new ones.

 

New Moon conjunct Venus & Mercury: Need for Harmony & Safe Relationships

 

Venus and retrograde Mercury are in the last degrees of Virgo and they are conjunct the Sun and the Moon in the early degrees of Libra. Venus is also the planetary ruler of Libra and rules the New Moon: her condition gives us more information about the quality of this lunation, hence it is particularly important to consider.

The conjunction of Venus and the Moon emphasizes our need to generate a sense of security, safety, comfort, and nurturance through relationships, which is already strong when the Moon is in Libra. Our desires for intimacy, belonging, sharing, and open-hearted connections are maximized with this configuration, and so is our need to be surrounded by harmony, keep the peace, and prevent conflict. We are likely to feel a desire to slow down, indulge in pleasurable pursuits, and connect with our bodies, our senses, Nature, and the beauty all around us.

The activation of retrograde Mercury and its conjunction with Venus may indicate a desire to reach out to people from our past and increase the potential of receiving messages from them. We may notice an urge to find clarity and closure in old relationships and say unspoken words so that we are able to fully release the past and move forward. 

The retrograde Mercury-Venus-New Moon conjunction underlines the importance of gaining awareness of our communication patterns in relationships and invites us to reassess, redefine, and rewire them. As Mercury and Venus are in the sign of Virgo, it points to the necessity of being appropriately discerning to introduce adjustments and refine existing communication habits in order to promote healthy and authentic harmony in our relationships.

 

Sun, Moon, Venus & Mercury opposite Neptune and trine Pluto

 

The Sun, the Moon, Venus, and Mercury are all opposite Neptune in Pisces, now retrograde. These alignments indicate that our perceptions may be clouded by fantasy and it may be hard to see situations and people clearly right now, as we are particularly sensitive to the emotions and feelings of others and our idealism is increased. We could find it more challenging than usual to distinguish between wishful thinking or projection and reality, and have hard times relating to people according to where they are at, rather than according to their potential. 

As Mercury is currently in retrograde motion, it points to a need to redefine our values, our ideals, or our spiritual philosophy, and this could be particularly the case if we often end up feeling deceived or disillusioned by others. These aspects indicate great compassion and empathy, the potential for heart-opening experiences, and the maximization of our creative and artistic abilities, as it will be easier to tap into the collective unconscious and convey collective experiences and emotions through our creative expression.

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Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus are also trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This configuration suggests a need to deepen our connections, our conversations, and our awareness of the emotional and psychological patterns playing out at a subconscious level, to relate with both ourselves and others in a more profound way. Pluto’s need for radical honesty may clash with the idealism and the need for idyllic perfection sought by Neptune. Finding a way to balance the two without getting to the extremes of total cynicism or total self-delusion could be a challenge that arises around the time of this New Moon.

 

New Moon opposite Jupiter: Harmonizing Imbalances

 

The Sun, the Moon, Venus, and Mercury are opposing retrograde Jupiter in Aries, another very active planet at the time of this lunation. The Sun opposite Jupiter can reflect a tendency to overestimate our energetic capacities and gravitate towards overdoing and overexpansion. This alignment is energizing and motivating: it is supporting our self-confidence, our enthusiasm, our generosity, our willingness to take risks, and our capacity to see the bright side of life.

These days, however, we may find it challenging to harmonize our emotional needs and our desire to expand and make new experiences. The Moon-Jupiter opposition on the Aries-Libra axis, together with the involvement of Venus, can indicate feeling conflicted relative to our need to cultivate our relationships with others and our desire to explore life independently on our own terms. This is likely to be a theme of the upcoming lunar cycle and will emerge very clearly around the time of the intense Aries Full Moon conjunct Chiron, coming up on October 9.

The opposition between the New Moon, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter invites us to harmonize imbalances and gain awareness of any tendency to gravitate towards extremes, in particular regarding our energetic investments in ourselves and in others. This lunation invites us to discover how we can restore a sense of harmony and balance in our lives, to set appropriate boundaries to avoid participating in relationship dynamics that feel one-sided, and ask ourselves why we tend to co-create specific relational experiences and what is our role in them.

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New Moon in Libra: New Ways of Relating

 

This Libra New Moon is inviting us to evaluate how the relationship we have established with ourselves is being reflected in our relationships with other people, and vice versa. We may discover that, if we adjust the way we are showing up for ourselves, the dynamics and patterns of our external relationships shift accordingly. It is a good time to reflect and journal upon what type of change would be required, on our part, to attract and maintain the kind of connections we desire, and see what happens if we work on that.

The presence of Venus in the sign of Virgo represents an invitation to be more self-contained and discerning relative to the type of relationships we participate in, the social settings we choose, and the amount of time and attention we invest into our connections. This configuration reminds us to consider the broader energetic impact of our decisions and our participation in certain situations, relationships, and dynamics. We have an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on whether or not our choices are nourishing us, are in alignment with our values, and are enhancing our overall health and well-being.

The Libra New Moon invites us to deepen our awareness of how we relate with others and how that affects us, calling for deeper discernment regarding how we connect and with whom, what boundaries are in place, and how communication is set up. This lunation is an opportunity to explore new ways of relating and connecting, and to align our relationship choices with the changes that have been taking place within ourselves.

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Libra Season 2022: Relationships as Evolutionary Catalysts

On September 22, 9:04 PM ET, Libra season 2022 begins as the Equinox takes place and the Sun enters the sign of the Scales.

Wherever the Sun is traveling, the light of our awareness goes: his yearly journey through Libra brings our attention to all relationship dynamics in our lives. This season invites us to get to know ourselves through the mirror of others, explore relationships as evolutionary catalysts, and discover how we can create more equality in our exchanges, more harmony between giving and receiving.

 

Libra: Integration of the Individual into the Collective

 

Libra is a Cardinal, Air, Yang archetype. As a Cardinal sign, it marks a new beginning and the start of a new season, Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Zodiac, Libra inaugurates the second half of our evolutionary progression, all about the integration of the individual into the collective, and it is the first sign through which we learn to establish connections based on equality and reciprocity.

Libra Season 2022

Through Virgo, the previous archetype, we familiarize ourselves with the work environment and with contexts characterized by a need to participate in unequal relationships, mostly centered around service and healing, such as the one between boss and employee or the one between health professional and patient. Through Libra instead, we learn about ourselves through comparison with our peers: we recognize the importance of integrating into a social setting as equals and we discover where we are out of balance in our relationships. 

We are dealing with an Air sign: for this reason, connections are formed on an intellectual level and involve a refinement of communication. This is the necessary preparation for the emotional deepening that happens through the following Water sign, Scorpio. The Libra stage of evolution lays the foundation for a clear understanding of which relationships we desire to deepen and which ones we don’t, and it continues the discernment process that started with Virgo.

 

Libra season 2022: Aspects and Lunations

 

During Libra season 2022, the Sun joins retrograde Mercury, trines Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius, opposes Jupiter and Chiron in Aries, and squares Pluto in Capricorn. We are also going to experience a New Moon in Libra and a Full Moon in Aries.

The New Moon in Libra of September 25 marks a fresh start in our relationship life, encouraging us to reflect upon how we are required to show up in life to manifest the kind of connections we want to attract. Sun and Moon are both going to be in opposition to Jupiter in Aries, an energizing and motivating influence that will support our optimism, our generosity, and our self-confidence. This New Moon invites us to deepen our awareness of how we relate with others and invites us to explore new ways to do so.

The Aries Full Moon coming up on October 16 brings our attention to refining the balance between energy invested towards ourselves and energy invested towards others, and could mark moments of revelation or clarity surrounding patterns and dynamics that keep coming up in our relationships. The Moon is going to be opposite Venus and conjunct retrograde Chiron, which is likely to significantly increase the emotional intensity of this lunation. These days, we may question our ability to initiate and lead independently, feel left out and isolated, and find it hard to trust our strength or the power of our desires. We will have opportunities to alchemize feelings of rejection, abandonment, and not fitting in and discover the medicine contained in our wounds.

 

Sun conjunct Mercury, Sun trine Mars & Saturn, Sun square Pluto

 

A few hours after the Sun enters Libra, we experience a Sun-Mercury retrograde cazimi, an exact conjunction. This aspect begins a new Sun-Mercury cycle, in a similar way that a New Moon does. It could catalyze intuitive messages, insights, and revelations that help us see something from an entirely different perspective and inspire us to shift our communication patterns.

Libra Season 2022

The Sun-Saturn trine, exact on October 12, is a supportive aspect that increases our productivity, our efficiency, and our capacity to get things done optimally. This alignment increases our willingness to work hard on something meaningful to us and make progress towards our goals and dreams, maybe by establishing collaborations and alliances that can support us.

The Sun in Libra is going to trine Mars in Gemini on October 17. This harmonic alignment supports our vitality and energy levels, infusing a fiery, physical quality to the intellectual atmosphere of Libra season. The Sun-Mars trine will energize and motivate us, inspiring us to intelligently channel our life force in pursuits we are passionate about, yet without overdoing or overextending ourselves.

Towards the end of his transit through Libra, the Sun is going to square Pluto in Capricorn. Their exact alignment is on October 19, however, we will feel this aspect for a few days before and after this date. The Sun-Pluto square indicates the potential for power struggles, a need to feel in control of the environment, inner conflict between wanting to create and wanting to hide, and a feeling that circumstances are preventing us from expressing ourselves. This alignment has the potential to catalyze a renewal of our desires and sense of purpose, a transformation of our creative expression, and a deeper awareness of the core motivations and intentions that are moving us.

 

Libra Season 2022: Relationships as Evolutionary Catalysts

 

The Sun’s transit through Libra shines a light on those places where we need to establish a better balance. Libra season is inviting us to reflect on whether we are gravitating towards extremes, we are participating in one-sided dynamics, we are giving too much and receiving too little, or vice versa. It is an opportunity to reflect on what peace means to us and to attune to a dynamic balance that allows us to navigate life optimally.

Libra season is the time of the year in which we have an opportunity to explore the difference between codependency and interdependence and recognize that absolute independence is simply not possible. We are connected with others, we are part of something bigger than ourselves, we are part of a bigger network: nobody can exist in isolation. Libra season encourages us to acknowledge the necessity of cooperation and collaboration, improve our capacity to share, and recognize the role of relationships as evolutionary catalysts.

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Harvest Full Moon in Pisces: Faith in Life’s Unfolding

On Sep 10, 05:58 AM ET, we experience a Full Moon in Pisces, happening while Mercury is stationary retrograde in Libra. The Full Moon is conjunct Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces: this lunation invites us to open our hearts to Life and cultivate full trust and faith in its unfolding.

The current Full Moon is the closest one to the Fall Equinox and, for this reason, it is popularly referred to as the Harvest Moon. For millennia, this lunation has represented a time of celebration of our efforts and communion with the land. In the past, in the Northern Hemisphere of the globe, this Full Moon marked the culmination of a season of work and was an indicator of the time of harvest, as it allowed people to have additional hours of light at night to reap the crops. 

 

Harvest Full Moon in Pisces: Order & Chaos, Structure & Flow

 

The current Full Moon culminates a chapter that began six months ago, on March 2, with the New Moon in Pisces conjunct with her ancient ruler, Jupiter. We are also at the maturation point of the lunar cycle that started two weeks ago, with the New Moon in Virgo. From now on, the Moon is going to receive less and less light each night, inviting us to slowly let go of our original intentions as the lunar month comes to an end.

Full Moons are times of release, conclusion, and closure. Since Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, the feeling of closure and culmination is even stronger. Full Moons take place when the Moon aligns with the Sun at a 180º angle, technically known as opposition, and the Earth is between them. The Sun and the Moon are transiting in opposite Zodiac signs, emphasizing the need to find a balance between two complementary polarities. 

Right now, the spotlight is on the Virgo-Pisces axis, the axis of service, healing, devotion, and mindfulness. The Virgo-Pisces polarity invites us to find order in chaos and balance structure and flow. While Virgo is about fully honoring our humanness, inhabiting our bodies and the mundane reality we are experiencing daily, Pisces corresponds to the impulse to transcend our human experience and connect with something beyond our separate selves. The activation of the Virgo-Pisces axis invites us to remain mindful and respect the inherent sacredness of everything.

 

Full Moon conjunct Neptune: Mystical, Transcendental, & Otherworldly

 

The Harvest Full Moon is conjunct Neptune, the modern planetary ruler of Pisces. This adds a strong transcendental, mystical, and otherworldly feeling to this lunation. Neptune and Pisces are connected to the last evolutionary stage of the Zodiac, which is about the dissolution of boundaries and of the separate sense of self that was formed during the previous eleven signs. Neptune is currently in retrograde motion, which increases the introspective, reflective, and contemplative qualities of this Full Moon.

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While our inclination to fantasize and daydream is likely to increase, this Full Moon may also mark a time to release our attachment to something that isn’t True. It could offer us opportunities to become aware of Truth and uncover illusions we have been relying upon. These days, we may have chances to let go of naivety and get to access a deeper level of awareness, acceptance, and trust in Life. 

 

Letting Go of the Need to Define Ourselves

 

The conjunction of Neptune and the Full Moon in Pisces magnifies our empathy, our intuition, and our sensitivity. Neptune and Pisces rule dreams, sleep, and circadian rhythms, linked to the production of melatonin by the pineal gland. For this reason, this lunation is likely to enhance our dream life, which could be especially vivid and full of symbolism, while increasing our capacity to access meditative and flow states.

The Sun-Neptune opposition is going to be exact on September 16, and we will keep feeling it for the entire week ahead. This aspect could bring a feeling of dissolution of an old identity, sense of self, or sense of purpose. On the one hand, we could feel a bit lost, as we may feel emptiness, lack of motivation, and an unexplainable urge to let go of something without knowing what comes next. On the other hand, we could experience a sense of freedom and joy, as we let go of the need to define ourselves or know our path in detail and simply allow ourselves to be and walk the path that unfolds in front of us.

 

Full Moon sextile Uranus & square Mars: Need for Excitement

 

Both Uranus and Mars are in aspect to the Full Moon, adding a more proactive and action-oriented quality to the receptive, sensitive, and empathic Piscean and Neptunian energy. These alignments increase our need for change, stimulation, experimentation, and movement.

Uranus is in Taurus, in a trine to the Sun, and in a sextile to the Moon. These are both harmonic aspects that are facilitating change, giving us the courage to make different choices, to choose differently, stand out from the crowd, and explore beyond our habitual social networks. The activation of Uranus will catalyze innovation and creativity, indicating a desire to embrace new ways of being and honor our individuality.

Mars is in Gemini, squaring both the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces. These alignments add a passionate quality to this lunation, increasing our determination and our willingness to fight for what we desire. Taking time to notice our triggers without immediately reacting to them is advised, as impulsivity is likely to be present these days.

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Mercury retrograde in Libra: Reassessing Communications in Relationships 

 

Just a few hours before the Full Moon, Mercury has stationed retrograde at 8º55’ Libra, beginning its third retrograde cycle of 2022. This transit, lasting until October 2, is an opportunity to reevaluate, renew, review, and reassess our way to communicate with others, as well as our way of thinking and perceiving relationships. Mercury retrograde in Libra invites us to refine our awareness of communication dynamics, reflect on how we habitually approach confrontations, discussions, and conflicts, and question our way to show up in relationships, our values, our needs, and the expectations we may place on others.

Mercury comes back to Virgo on September 23. This shift represents a chance for us to establish adjustments in our daily life and work, reorganize our routines, and reassess our standards and priorities. Mercury retrograde in Virgo invites us to reflect on our healing journey, rethink our concept of wellness, and redefine the way we perceive and care for our health. It will give us chances to self-correct, if needed, and come back to alignment, with deeper discernment and awareness.

Mercury is stationary while in opposition to retrograde Jupiter in Aries, the ancient ruler of Pisces, and in a trine to Mars in Gemini. The Mercury-Jupiter opposition invites us to be mindful of the difference between opinions and truth, facts and beliefs. It increases our capacity to communicate in a charismatic manner, but also the tendency to exaggerate and misrepresent facts. The Mercury-Mars trine supports assertiveness and clarity in our communications, it inspires us to speak our truth confidently and directly and offers us chances to empower ourselves through written and spoken word.

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Harvest Full Moon in Pisces: Building Bridges Between Physical and Spiritual

 

This Full Moon magnifies our sensitivity, our empathy, and our awareness of what is taking place around us, as both Neptune and Pisces correlate with the invisible threads that link us all, with the collective emotional body, with the collective unconscious, and with all mass phenomena. For this reason, what is happening to other people and in the world may affect us particularly intensely, and we may not even realize it. These days, distinguishing our feelings from other people’s feelings or the collective frequency may be challenging, and we may experience sensations and emotions that seemingly have no clear cause. A sense of confusion could arise and disorientation may result from it.

The activation of the Virgo-Pisces axis encourages us to build bridges between the physical and the spiritual. The Full Harvest Moon in Pisces is an invitation to remember how our physical body represents a doorway to a deeper sensitivity and an expanded awareness, when we ground ourselves firmly and honor our body’s needs. This lunation invites us to find harmony between flow and organization, surrender and discipline, intuition and logic. The Pisces Full Moon conjunct Neptune inspires us to focus on being and not only on doing, represents an opportunity to integrate more awareness into our daily lives, and reminds us to make time for more conscious moments of stillness.

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New Moon in Virgo: Living Mindfully

On August 27, 04:16 AM ET, a New Moon at 4º03’ of Virgo invites us to choose to live more mindfully, become more conscious of how we show up in our daily lives, and explore tools and practices that facilitate functionality and self-awareness.

Virgo season has recently begun and the Moon now joins the Sun in the sign of the Maiden, starting a new lunar cycle. New Moons are new beginnings, they invite us to plant seeds and set fresh intentions for the month ahead. The Moon is still dark from our perspective: this invites us to turn inwards and reflect on how we would like to move forward. The Virgo New Moon is a very favorable lunation to begin new projects, adopt new habits, and explore our relationship with all the different dimensions of health.

 

New Moon in Virgo: Mindfulness in the Mundane

 

Virgo is a Yin, Earth, Mutable sign, ruled by Mercury. This sign correlates to discernment, critical thinking, self-analysis, problem-solving, as well as the process of practically applying the knowledge we have accumulated. Virgo is connected with our daily work, daily habits, daily routines, and daily choices. In its conscious expression, this sign reminds us of the sacredness that can be experienced in the mundane, when we decide to live mindfully.

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Virgo is associated with digestion, and this Virgo New Moon invites us to be aware of how what we consume, what we surround ourselves with, and how we invest our energy and attention affects our energy, encouraging us to discern more carefully what we take in and to align our daily choices with our priorities and long-term goals. We begin a lunar cycle centered around deepening our relationship with health and healing as well as our awareness of how our daily actions impact our wellbeing.

The archetype of Virgo is associated with those crises linked to feelings of not being ready, good enough, or perfect enough to take action and make the changes we would like to make. While New Moons are a great time to begin new projects, endeavors, and experiments, these days we might hold ourselves back from initiating because we feel inadequate, we spend too much time overthinking details, or we are excessively focused on what can go wrong. Nonetheless, the square between Mars, the Sun, and the Moon will ignite our desire to take action and our urge to generate change in our lives.

 

New Moon square Mars: Being Conscious of how we Respond

 

The Sun and the Moon are in an exact square to Mars in Gemini. The upcoming lunar cycle will give us opportunities to consciously combine the efficient, down-to-earth, pragmatic style of Virgo with the intellectual power, courage, and assertiveness of Mars in Gemini. We will have chances to explore how to direct constructively the energy of Mars and find practical applications of the ideas and insights that come up in our minds.

The current planetary configuration underlines the importance of being mindful of how we respond to what takes place in our reality, inviting us to make sure we take time to self-regulate before reacting, yet without suppressing our anger. The Sun, Moon, and Mars alignment indicates a high degree of impulsivity and reactivity: our inner frustrations, tensions, and anger need a voice, they ask to be clearly expressed. These days, we will have chances to deepen our emotional self-awareness, our understanding of the link between emotions, body, mind, and Spirit, and of the way energies such as anger and frustration, when unexpressed, can somatize in the physical body.

Impulsively speaking or acting provocatively, without forethought and consideration, or even feeling the urge to break free from routines and habits that aren’t stimulating or exciting any longer could bring up guilt and shame. This can be an invitation to explore our relationship with these feelings and notice whether they arise as conditioned responses, a result of beliefs and ways of being that were imposed on us as part of our programming yet do not align with natural laws.

 

Mercury trine Mars, trine Pluto, & opposing Jupiter

 

Mercury, the ruler of the Virgo New Moon, is very active these days. The Messenger is in the early degrees of Libra, approaching an opposition to Jupiter in Aries, separating from a trine to Pluto in Capricorn, and approaching a trine to Mars in Gemini. Mercury in Libra, together with the activation of Venus, highlights the importance of working on communication dynamics in relationships during the upcoming lunar cycle. We will have opportunities to refine our way to express our thoughts and feelings while becoming more aware of all the non-verbal exchanges that are always going on in the background.

The Mercury-Mars trine supports our capacity to assert ourselves clearly, yet politely and respectfully. This aspect inspires us to speak our mind directly, without being rude or aggressive, counterbalancing the Sun-Moon-Mars square. The Mercury-Pluto trine has been already active for a few days: it indicates a deep, investigative focus, an inclination to uncover secrets and mysteries, and a desire to understand the psychology of everything, digging beneath the surface of the obvious.

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The Mercury-Jupiter opposition brings the spotlight on the need to bridge the left and the right brain hemispheres, and avoid the extremes of relying exclusively on facts or relying exclusively on intuition. This alignment invites us to question our habitual learning style, explore both deductive and inductive processes, be mindful of the dangers of exaggeration and overconfidence, and evaluate our attachment to our existing beliefs.

 

Venus square Uranus, square the Nodes, and opposite Saturn

 

As the New Moon takes place, Venus in Leo squares retrograde Uranus, the Lunar Nodes, and opposes Saturn. This configuration could bring up contrasting drives, needs, and desires in relationships as well as sudden shifts in values and disruptions in the global economy. In particular, Venus squaring the Nodes indicates a karmic time in relationships and financial matters and increases the possibilities of turning points, shifts of fate, unexpected encounters, and sudden changes in our connections.

The Venus-Uranus square magnifies our need for freedom and independence, lowers our tolerance for boredom and routine, and intensifies our desire for new experiences, stimulation, and excitement. However, the Venus-Saturn opposition brings up a conflict between our desire to do what we enjoy and what feels good and the obligations and duties we have to take care of.

These days, we may realize that, sometimes, blindly honoring existing commitments may lead us to compromise our integrity or our values. Alternatively, we may notice that we may be running away from commitment due to an irrational fear of being trapped or limited by it. Venus’ activation of the Saturn-Uranus square underlines invites us to explore new relationship paradigms, new value systems, and new ways of perceiving wealth and abundance. This is a good time to redefine boundaries in our connections, work on improving our self-worth, overcome scarcity mindset, cultivate receptivity, and allow spaciousness in our relationships yet without escaping from challenges.

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New Moon in Virgo: Conscious Practice & Beginners’ Mindset

 

The activation of Mutable signs Gemini and Virgo, together with the presence of Neptune in Pisces, that will be conjunct the upcoming Full Moon, highlights the importance of being adaptable, versatile, and open to change and exploration. Meanwhile, the abundance of retrograde planets inspires an introspective and contemplative focus, which may make it challenging to take action, initiate, move forward, or begin new endeavors.

The Virgo New Moon reminds us of the power of small, consistent steps, of the value of keeping our daily lives functional and organized, of the weight of details, and of the importance of taking care of ourselves by committing to practices and routines that nourish both our body and our spirit, supporting the different dimensions of our health.

The New Moon in the sign of the Maiden is an opportunity to set practical intentions, reorganize our routines, and begin to structure our days in a way that improves our overall health and wellness. This lunation reminds us of the value of daily practice, of embracing a beginner’s mindset, of making sure we are always honing and refining our skillset. Instead of aiming for perfection as an end goal, we are being encouraged to focus on keep practicing and to embrace a devotional, mindful attitude towards those daily chores and tasks we tend to perform automatically and unconsciously.

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Uranus Retrograde 2022: Questioning Certainties

On August 24, 2022, 09:53 AM ET, Uranus stations retrograde at 18º55’ of Taurus, once again taking the spotlight and joining Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto, already in an apparent backward motion. This transit will encourage us to question our certainties and break free from ways of living that don’t feel authentic any longer. Uranus remains retrograde until January 22, 2023, when it stations direct at 14º56’ of the sign of the Bull.

This shift is likely to inspire us to redefine our value system, reflect on our relationship with our bodies, and rethink our concept of abundance, wealth, and security. It will be felt more strongly by those of us who have personal planets or angles between 10º and 20º of Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio.

 

The evolutionary significance of Retrogrades

 

Retrogrades consist of the apparent backward motion of a celestial body from our perspective on Earth. The retrograde phase of any planet is a time for revision, reset, reconstruction, and readjustment of our relationship with the archetype involved. The shift in motion inspires us to withdraw and direct our attention and focus inwardly, offering us an opportunity to review, reassess, and reconsider what happened when the planet was in direct motion, establishing adjustments if necessary.

When many planets are in retrograde motion, the pace of our lives seems to slow down: there seems to be little action happening externally, and things don’t move forward as quickly as we would like to. However, retrogrades are said to accelerate the pace of our evolution as they intensify the impulse to decondition, increasing our desire to question the status quo and liberate ourselves from limitations and restrictions.

 

The transit of Uranus through Taurus

 

Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, correlates with the impulse to innovate, attune to the future, break the rules, and revolutionize our lives. It is the planet of liberation and individuation and has to do with the process of breaking free from stagnation, comfort, and illusions of security. The sign of Taurus has to do with our value system, with our relationship with abundance and wealth, with our receptivity, with our relationship to ourselves, our sensuality, and our body. It is connected to survival issues, to how we make sure our basic needs are met, and to the development of our talents, skills, and resources. Uranus has been here since 2018 and remains in the sign until 2026.

Uranus’ journey through Taurus emphasizes the importance of embodiment, of reconnecting with our primal nature, with the Earth, and with our inherent resourcefulness. By destabilizing the foundations on which we have built our lives, disrupting the economic paradigms, and threatening our stability, this transit is inspiring us to revolutionize our values and our way of living.

Uranus Retrograde 2022

This retrograde cycle points to the necessity to redefine our relationship with the Earth, our physical bodies, our senses, and our relationship with our sensuality. It will inspire us to reflect on how our values have been changing and remind us that our priorities must change accordingly. It is an opportunity to embrace slower, more organic rhythms, rooted in a conscious connection with our bodies and with Nature.

 

The Uranus-North Node conjunction

 

The North Node of the Moon is also in Taurus, and Uranus crossed it at the beginning of the month. The Nodes mainly move retrograde, so Uranus will remain within the orb of a conjunction with the North Node for a few more months. The North Node indicates the path we are being encouraged to take as the way to balance existing tendencies that keep us stuck in stagnation and repetition. When planets join this point in space, their role becomes key to our personal and collective evolution.

The Uranus-North Node conjunction and the simultaneous Uranus-South Node opposition highlight the importance of breaking free from situations of emotional dependency, enmeshment, and financial arrangements that don’t support the development of self-reliance and self-trust and hold us back from individuating.

Uranus is ultimately about liberation from conditioning, stagnation, and limitation. Uranus together with the North Node in the sign of Taurus inform us of the necessity of developing authentic self-reliance through our unique talents and skills, of believing in ourselves and in the value we have to offer to the world. Collectively, it points to the need of reconnecting with the land, establishing self-sufficient systems for food and energy production, and sustainably restructuring the global economy.

 

The Saturn-Uranus square will continue to be active

 

Saturn is also currently in retrograde motion and will station direct on October 23, at 18º35’ of Aquarius. At that time, Uranus will have reached 17º36’ of Taurus. Saturn and Uranus have been squaring each other for the entirety of 2021 and are going to remain in a square for the rest of the calendar year, which will be felt strongly, especially during September and October. Saturn will begin to separate from Uranus after stationing direct.

This type of square is a Last Quarter square, as it happens after the two planets have opposed each other, and is associated with a crisis in consciousness. For this reason, we may feel a sense of crisis linked with the need to restructure our lives in a completely new way, and not knowing what that is going to be and feel like, as it is different from everything that has come before. This aspect brings into the spotlight our resistance to change and the tension generated by our tendency to hold on to the known, to what we perceive as secure.

Uranus Retrograde 2022

The interplay between past and future, old and new, known and unknown, is going to be very present these days, and we will experience the friction between the desire to radically change and the need to feel secure and in control. Saturn is also squaring the Nodal Axis, which underlines the fear of taking full responsibility for our choices and the insecurity coming with claiming ourselves as the authority of our lives.

 

Uranus retrograde in Taurus: Reassessing Shifts in Values & Priorities

 

Uranus stationing retrograde invites us to rethink, reconsider, review, recalibrate, and reassess the shift in values, beliefs, and priorities that has been taking place both collectively and individually. It is an opportunity to reflect on how we are moving forward in our deconditioning process, and reorient according to the changes that have taken place, both internally and externally, throughout the last seven months, while Uranus was direct.

To deal with Uranus transits, it is crucial to know what helps us find our center again, and what tools we can use to regulate and rewire our nervous system in a way that helps us deal with uncertainty and stress from a grounded place. From this state, we can safely practice trusting ourselves and our inner compass as our guidance system instead of relying on the outside world, other people, and external authorities.

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Virgo Season 2022: in Service to Life

On August 22, 11:16 PM ET, the Sun leaves Leo, and Virgo season 2022 begins. This time of the year invites us to be in service to Life and teaches us lessons around discernment, healing, and self-improvement. 

In Astrology, the Sun has to do with our conscious awareness, and when the Sun transits through a sign, the spotlight goes there. Virgo season reminds us of the impact of our daily choices, and of the importance of aligning with routines and habits that support our health and wellbeing. The Sun remains in the sign of the Maiden until September 22.

 

From Leo to Virgo: a Key Transition

 

The Sun enters Virgo while in the Northern Hemisphere we approach the end of Summer and the season of harvest. Virgo season is the moment to reap the results of the work we have been doing, discern what is useful and what is not, separate the wheat from the chaff, and prepare ourselves for the months ahead. At this time of the year, many of us come back to school or to work after the holidays, and melancholic feelings tend to be present. We may have to reprioritize, make practical choices that support functionality, and direct our focus toward daily organization and mundane matters.

Virgo is considered to be a sign of transition, as it represents the bridge between a phase of evolution that is mostly subjective and focused on the self (from Aries to Leo) and a phase of evolution that involves the integration of the self into social contexts and the human collective (from Libra to Pisces). 

In the Zodiac Wheel, Virgo comes after Leo. Through Leo, we become fully aware of our identity as separate beings, we celebrate life, focus on what gives us joy, and express our creative potential. Through Virgo instead, we become conscious of what can be optimized and perfected. This archetype represents the moment in which we gain awareness of our flaws, of our imperfections, and of all the details that can be improved: as a result, we experience insecurity.

 

The Virgo Archetype & the Process of Learning to Serve Life

 

The insecurity correlated with the archetype of Virgo is associated with feelings of crisis that force us to direct our focus inwardly, engage in self-analysis, and deepen our humility. Through Virgo, we become aware of the importance of adopting an attitude of ongoing self-improvement. We develop a conscious relationship with our physical body and our health, and we gain awareness of what we have to do on a daily basis to preserve our health, wellbeing, and functionality. 

Virgo Season 2022

As an Earth sign, Virgo has inherently a strong connection to Nature, to the wisdom of the body, and to the awareness of the link between the mental, the emotional, and the physical. In particular, Virgo correlates to health and healing, to the awareness of how all parts are connected to the whole, and to the knowledge of how to prevent imbalances, or bring balance back after imbalance has occurred, through changes in lifestyle and holistic remedies. 

Virgo is connected to service, and to the process of becoming an instrument of Life. A distorted understanding of this sign is linked to associating the concept of service with self-sacrificial service to others, often to the detriment of personal needs and desires. Virgo invites us to commit to being of service to the energy that is asking to be expressed through us. Service to others comes as a result of being in service to Life, it doesn’t require self-abandonment, it is grounded in the ability to discern when to help and when not to help, and is rooted in the awareness that we can’t give from an empty cup.

 

Virgo Season 2022: New Moon in Virgo & Full Moon in Pisces

 

During Virgo season 2022, we are going to experience a New Moon in Virgo, coming up on August 27, and a Full Moon in Pisces, on September 10. 

The Virgo New Moon takes place while the Sun and the Moon square Mars in Gemini. This lunation is a favorable time to align with new habits and routines, begin new projects, and set the intention to take care of our health and our body more consciously. The square to Mars indicates a degree of impulsivity and reactivity, an urge to make changes, likely to offer us chances to deepen our awareness of how we deal with frustration and anger.

The Full Moon in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune, and the luminaries will form a T-square aspect with Mars in Gemini, once again activated. The Mutable signs will be in the spotlight for the entirety of Virgo season, suggesting high chances of experiencing a need for change, novelty, and variety. The activation of the Virgo-Pisces polarity will invite us to reflect on what we are in service to, and bring our attention to the balance between surrender and discipline, flow and organization, planning and improvisation.

 

Sun trine Uranus, Sun opposite Neptune, & Sun trine Pluto

 

Throughout the upcoming Virgo season, the Sun aligns with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Sun-Uranus trine, exact on September 11, will be already active during the Full Moon in Pisces, inspiring innovative and out-of-the-box problem-solving, fueling our creativity, and increasing our courage to be ourselves, to be weird, to experiment, and to express ourselves authentically.

On September 16, the Sun opposes Neptune in Pisces. This may be a time to let go of an existing identity or way of perceiving ourselves and allow our attachment to a purpose that isn’t true any longer to dissolve. Sun-Neptune aspects can correspond to feelings of lethargy and lack of motivation. These are an invitation to reflect on whether we are investing our energy and life force into something that isn’t true any longer, depleting and draining ourselves because we fear fully letting go and trusting what Life has in store for us. 

On September 19, the Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn, facilitating processes of personal and creative transformation, inspiring us to reinvent ourselves and believe in the power of our expression. This harmonic alignment supports our energy levels and our desire to build and create something tangible and of value with our life force.

 

Virgo season 2022: Deeper Self-Understanding

 

During Virgo season 2022, the activation of Mars, particularly around the time of the New Moon in Virgo, will enhance the urge to make changes and get out of stagnation. However, reacting on impulse is not likely to be the best choice. Later, after the Full Moon in Pisces takes place and the Sun perfects its opposition to Neptune, there may still be some confusion relative to the direction we want to move forward, and we may feel a need to reevaluate the decisions we have made.

At this time of the year, we have a chance to notice what doesn’t work optimally, establish adjustments, and find practical solutions that help us improve our inner and outer realities. Some existential dissatisfaction may come to light, inspiring us to engage in self-analysis to understand what we need to change, both inwardly and outwardly, so that we can feel fulfilled and satisfied with ourselves and our lives. 

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Mars enters Gemini: Power of the Mind

On August 20, 03:57 AM ET, Mars leaves Taurus and enters Gemini, energizing our minds and motivating us to act on our ideas. This year, Mars is going to be in Gemini longer than usual. The Red Planet stations retrograde in the sign of the Twins on October 30, and remains in the sign until March 2023, offering us a chance to deepen our connection with the power of our mind, words, and thoughts.

This combination of energies is versatile, experimental, and very changeable, as Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, meant to explore a variety of paths, while Mars is naturally driven to pioneer and try new endeavors.

 

Mars enters Gemini: Words can be Weapons

 

Mars, named after the God of War, is the planet of action, desire, instinct, assertion, and direction. Transits of Mars show us where action is taking place, and indicate changes in our approach to getting what we desire. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign that is connected to the process of gathering and classifying information in a way that allows us to gain a logical understanding of reality.

When the planet that rules our vitality, energy, power, and motivation enters an Air sign, his power is mostly channeled through the mind and the intellect. Mars entering the sign of the Twins increases our curiosity and our tendency to think independently, inspiring us to ask more questions and be more assertive.

While Mars is in Gemini, we are likely to notice increased mental restlessness, mental energy, and difficulties slowing down the pace of our thoughts. We may tend to speak more impulsively than usual and later regret what we said or how we said it. During this transit, words can be weapons and it’s our responsibility to use them wisely and consciously. As our minds will be energized, the upcoming months are a good time to take on new learning pursuits and improve our cognitive abilities by diving into new topics, subjects, and activities.

 

Mars’ Upcoming Retrograde in Gemini: Rediscovering our Desires

 

At the end of October, Mars begins its retrograde cycle in the sign of the Twins, inviting reflection and reevaluation around the motivations and intentions behind our actions, our choices, and our desires. Mars retrograde corresponds to a time of reconsideration and rediscovery of our desire nature and our relationship to instinct. It is an opportunity to rethink, reassess, and rediscover how to invest our life force, our energies, and our focus, question what direction we are moving towards and whether that is the path we really want to take.

In the sign of Gemini, Mars’ upcoming retrograde will inspire us to reflect on how we choose to apply our focus, our mental energy, and our intellectual power. Mars retrograde will invite us to question, redefine, and rethink what we desire to learn and why, why we communicate in a certain way, and how we assert ourselves and our ideas. This retrograde will inspire us to reevaluate our attachment to our opinions, perceptions, and thinking patterns. It will give us chances to change our mindset and the way we inwardly motivate ourselves. Mars will remain in retrograde motion until the end of the year, and station direct only on January 12, 2023.

 

Mars square Neptune: Responsibility for our Desires & Actions

 

During his transit through Gemini, Mars will form a series of squares to Neptune in Pisces. The first one takes place on October 12, while Mars is in direct motion, the second one is on November 19, while Mars is in retrograde motion, and the third and last one is on March 14, when Mars is again direct. These aspects will be felt the most by those of us who have personal planets or angles in the last ten degrees of Mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

Hard contacts between Mars and Neptune correspond to a sense of not knowing what we want, how to apply our will, difficulties being proactive and clear, challenges setting and holding healthy boundaries, and a tendency to waste our energy and life force. Patterns of avoidance and flight responses to challenges and confrontations are likely to come up.

The series of Mars-Neptune alignments may show us whether we avoid responsibility because we hope to be saved or rescued by others, whether we are afraid of expressing and owning our anger and our instinctual nature, and, as a result, we avoid taking conscious, direct action on our desires. This cycle of squares has the potential to teach us important lessons about ourselves and our relationship with desire and responsibility, particularly responsibility surrounding the impact of our actions, our words, our sexual expression, and our anger.

 

Mars in Gemini: Long Journey of Self-Exploration

 

The upcoming Mars in Gemini transit is going to be a long journey of self-exploration that has the potential to teach us a lot about ourselves, about how our minds work, and about the communication patterns and dynamics that keep showing up for us. The Mars-Neptune squares, in particular, will inspire us to deepen our understanding of our relationship to desire, action, sexuality, and responsibility.

Throughout his transit through Gemini, Mars is also going to trine Saturn in Aquarius three times, on September 28, November 28, and March 30. The Mars-Saturn trines will counterbalance the influence of the square to Neptune, helping us channel our energy more effectively and thoughtfully, and inspiring us to align our actions with our long-term goals and visions.

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As Gemini is a Mutable sign, while Mars is here we may have hard times choosing only one direction or area of focus. During the upcoming months, our interests and desires could shift quickly: we may find ourselves constantly changing our minds and dissipating our energy in too many directions, without committing to any of them fully.

During the next months, Mars’ journey through the sign of the Twins will encourage reflection and pondering around how our way of thinking and perceiving reality can either give us energy or deplete us. Mars’s long transit through Gemini will give us opportunities to make changes in our mindset and habitual thinking patterns that positively impact our energetic management.

On August 21, Mercury perfects its opposition to Neptune in Pisces. This alignment favors non-linear and intuitive processes and may complicate logical and analytical tasks, possibly generating a sense of confusion and difficulties focusing for long periods of time. The Mercury-Neptune alignment could come with some forgetfulness and brain fog, nonetheless, it will nurture and enhance our fantasy life and our imaginative skills.

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