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A Harvest Desk and a Load of Laundry – Massive Sky Astrology

A Harvest Desk and a Load of Laundry – Massive Sky Astrology



We enter Scorpio season week, with the Solar getting into this shadowy signal (Oct. 23, 2023, 9:21 am PDT, by Nov. 22). Throughout Scorpio’s season within the Northern Hemisphere, the flat, autumn mild is unforgiving, and if we glance within the mirror, we see each imperfection. The nights are longer, and within the darkness it’s one way or the other simpler to find our faults and weaknesses, worry and grief. But it surely’s just a little tougher to share them, as a result of meaning admitting them to ourselves first.

I don’t suppose we alter as we age. I believe we simply turn out to be extra comfy being who we’ve all the time been. We don’t really feel the must be false—extra cheerful, extra accommodating than we really feel—with a purpose to make others extra comfy round us. We turn out to be our Scorpionic selves, stripped of artifice and the comforting fictions of youth.

The Scorpio journey is about stripping off layers, yr after yr, and attending to know the essence of who we’re. We could not be capable to rely on good genes or good luck, and a few unhealthy choices can’t be undone. We could lose family members. We’ll in all probability lose a few of our well being. However we by no means lose the individual we’re beneath our garments, beneath our pores and skin.

The Wind at Your Again

Have you ever been working laborious on some artistic challenge since Aug. 27, when the Solar opposed Saturn and your eyes have been opened to new alternatives? This week, because the Solar trines Saturn (Oct. 24, 2023, 00:13 am PDT), your efforts start to repay. Not solely do you’re feeling the satisfaction of a job effectively achieved, however somebody ready of affect, maybe somebody you knew or labored with prior to now, affords reward, otherwise you obtain a suggestion to do extra however on a bigger scale. There’ll nonetheless be loads of laborious work concerned– that’s Saturn for you! – however that’s rather a lot simpler to do while you really feel the wind is at your again.

Stepping Out Onto the Ice

This can be a week when even the smallest step within the path of a cherished want will likely be rewarded, if solely in private satisfaction, as Mars opposes Jupiter (Oct. 28, 2023, 9:03 am PDT). Begin with a single step towards one thing you’ve lengthy needed to do, and count on to really feel nervous.

Even in case you’re enthusiastic about attempting one thing new, step one out onto an icy pond is each exhilarating and scary. Will you fall by some weak ice? Will you land in your posterior? There aren’t any ensures… however when Jupiter is concerned, that’s precisely what’s so thrilling! The end result is much less vital than the joys of attempting one thing new, one thing you’re not completely positive will succeed.

Palms on the Wheel, Eyes on the Future

As a child, I used to be puzzled by the message that appeared on our automotive’s rear-view mirrors: Objects in mirror are nearer than they seem. It nonetheless takes my mind a second or two to regulate to what I’m being informed, there, which I suppose is… issues look distant however they’re really nearer? I believe?

It’s a Mercury-opposed-Jupiter sort of dichotomy, this idea of close to vs. far, detailed vs. summary. “You possibly can’t see the forest for the bushes,” we would inform a Mercury-oriented individual, who focuses completely on particulars and misses the massive image. Like getting too near a Monet panorama and complaining that it’s a bunch of little paint daubs. Or, “Your optimism is writing checks that your revenue degree can’t money,” to an incurable optimist who tends to get monetary overextended.

Mercury is journeying by Scorpio because it opposes Jupiter in Taurus (Oct. 28, 2023, 8:44 pm PDT). Scorpio’s an indication that retains its playing cards near its chest, the higher to guage others’ motives and affords. However Jupiter’s imaginative and prescient is long-range, and in Taurus, it symbolizes a future that’s comfortingly acquainted, like that view of earth taken by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders. Jupiter has a means of placing the restrictions of our information, and our cautious Mercury in Scorpio myopia, into perspective. The problem this week is to maintain your fingers on the wheel, however your eyes on the longer term.

A Harvest Dinner and a Load of Laundry

The work of Scorpio is transcendence; however generally, within the strategy of going through and overcoming worry and weak spot, we lose monitor of the straightforward human connections, joys, and frailties that tether us to life on earth. In different phrases, the Taurus expertise.

Annually whereas the Solar strikes by Scorpio, the scene is about for going through fearsome realities and prospects that we’d relatively keep away from. The times are brief and the shadows lengthy, the bushes are shedding their leaves, and melancholy simply positive factors a toe-hold. However at this season’s Full Moon in Taurus (Oct. 28, 2023, 1:24 pm PDT), life regains a few of its taste and coloration. We’re reminded of life’s blessings, not simply its perils. We discover ourselves opening a window to easy, comfortable pleasures, letting go of obsessive angst and permitting the world to easily be what it’s.

Nurturing and caring for dwelling issues, an unshakable, unshockable stability within the face of life’s challenges, are Taurus’ birthright. The Taurus souls amongst us assist us settle for the world as it’s and to decide to being a part of it – to have fun experiences and information that may solely be gained by being embodied. Transcendence is all effectively and good, Taurus would possibly say, however you continue to need to get meals on the desk and ensure everybody has clear socks for the subsequent day.

Instances are tough, and what was revealed across the Oct. 14 Photo voltaic Eclipse has left many people reeling. This Taurus Full Moon is an eclipse, too, and Lunar Eclipses are by nature revelatory about {our relationships} with others.

However with the Full Moon conjoined easy-going Jupiter, this eclipse is much less scary. That is the final of the collection of Taurus and Scorpio eclipses we’ve been working by since late 2021; we’ve achieved our homework, and this Full Moon affords alternatives for inspiration and joyful launch, for neighborhood by music, artwork, and fellowship.

So set your harvest desk for pricey family and friends, share easy foods and drinks, and snigger collectively – as a result of the place there’s laughter, worry is unattainable. The Full Moon in Taurus invitations us to get out of our heads and to decide to being and dwelling within the second; to get pleasure from every part we now have, and possibly wash a load of laundry.

Work Disguised as a Get together

Scorpio, symbolized by the Scorpion, is known as one of many “mute” indicators; it’s a secretive signal, and a deep, perceptive one. If you wish to clear up a puzzle or resolve a thriller, right here’s your Mercury signal for it.

But it surely’s a water signal, way more inclined to harm emotions than it would wish to admit. When Mercury comes along with Mars right here (Oct. 29, 2023, 7:22 am PDT, at 11º53′ Scorpio ), all of us are just a little extra apt than standard to take offense – and rather a lot much less more likely to flip the opposite cheek.

This, in fact, is an eventuality to be scrupulously prevented.

This conjunction takes place on the Sabian image 12 Scorpio: An embassy ball. An embassy ball is a critical work occasion disguised as a celebration, an event when each gesture, phrase, and element of gown carries messages. This image is a reminder that, as in diplomacy, phrases are extraordinarily highly effective tactical weapons that should be deployed. At a second when the world appears to be having a number of meltdowns at any given second, this fleeting little conjunction asks us to pause, regroup, and select our phrases rigorously.

Writing and pictures © 2017-23 by April Elliott Kent

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