Instruments and Trappings
On a latest journey to Los Angeles, I stumbled throughout an expansive store solely dedicated to tarot playing cards, stuffed wall-to-wall, pillar to put up, with tons of of distinctive and exquisite decks. It was all the things lovely, gracious, and scrumptious.
I’m not notably adept at tarot, however I couldn’t resist choosing up an attention-grabbing deck and needed to restrain myself from amassing extra. On the subject of tarot, I’m lots like a fledgling guitarist who hopes a brand new guitar will enhance their enjoying, or a nascent author who hopes brilliance is only one laptop computer improve away. I by some means at all times really feel that simply the suitable tarot deck with imbue me with powers of prognostication – when actually, I most likely simply must dedicate myself to truly studying tarot!
Venus, the planet of acquisition, trines Pluto (Nov. 6, 2023, 6:38 am PST) at 28º03’ Virgo and Capricorn on two intriguing Sabian symbols – 29 Virgo: Man gaining secret data and 29 Capricorn: Girl studying tea leaves. If we’ve been searching for the outward trappings that we expect will impart some secret, mystical data, right here’s a side that provides one thing higher: the love and fervour to immerse ourselves of their seductive secrets and techniques and earn some measure of their energy.
What should you might learn individuals’s minds? It’s a standard fantasy, typically cited when individuals are requested what superpower they’d like to possess. As Mercury trines Neptune (Nov. 6, 2023, 5:36 pm PST), you’ll be able to’t really learn individuals’s minds – however it’s possible you’ll discover that you simply’re extra intuitive than regular, extra perceptive to nonverbal cues.
This is a superb transit for delicate conversations, and specifically for articulating emotions which are troublesome to place into phrases, maybe by way of music, pictures, portray, poetry, or dance. And it’s custom-made for letting your rational thoughts take a nap when you bask in a little bit of daydreaming.
My husband, a beautiful prepare dinner, studied on the culinary college of “if slightly little bit of an ingredient is sweet, then definitely much more should be higher.” And normally, the outcomes are stupendous. However at times, issues go a bit sideways and the vegetable and rice dish has too little rice, or a pasta salad is so lemony that it’s troublesome to eat it by way of puckered lips.
Stability is greatest in cooking and in most issues. However is that additionally true of affection, dominated by Venus? And might one ever have an excessive amount of cash or magnificence, additionally the purview of Venus?
Properly, sure, really. And whereas Venus is in Libra (Nov. 8, 2023, 1:30 am PST by way of Dec. 4), it’s essential to hunt steadiness in even these issues. In any relationship, one individual might love extra deeply, be vastly extra lovely, or carry way more wealth to the desk than the opposite. But it surely’s not vital for 2 individuals to carry the identical qualities to a relationship, simply so long as the edges of the dimensions steadiness out ultimately.
Because it prepares to conclude its newest transit by way of Scorpio, Mercury makes a sextile facet to highly effective Pluto (Nov. 8, 2023, 4:17 pm PST, 28º05’ Scorpio/Capricorn). Mercury’s Sabian image at this facet is vivid and intense, 29 Scorpio, An Indian girl pleads to the chief for the lives of her youngsters. And in Pluto’s image, 29 Capricorn, A lady is studying tea leaves to intuit messages from unseen forces.
If there’s something that you really want very a lot or really feel very strongly about, this sextile affords the chance to enchantment to highly effective forces and persuade them to grant your want. It will virtually definitely not be one thing as intense as pleading to the chief of the tribe for the lives of your youngsters. However then once more, tragic issues are taking place to individuals’s youngsters everywhere in the world. This fleeting, seemingly mild facet finds Pluto on an emblem that’s about pleading, typically to forces past this realm, for intercession. Take this chance to ask for one thing, whether or not explicitly or by way of ritual.
At first look, Mercury coming into Sagittarius (Nov. 9, 2023, 10:25 pm PST by way of Dec. 1) doesn’t appear to be a nasty match. Each planet and signal are talkative, on this planet and in concepts and communication. So why is Mercury historically thought of to be in his detriment in Sagittarius?
As a result of it’s Mercury’s job to assemble data, which requires being open to new concepts, but it surely’s Sagittarius’ job to make sense of data and formulate opinions. The Masters candidate has to cease researching (Mercury) sooner or later and current her thesis (Sagittarius). The creator has to give up the manuscript to his writer. The employer, having interviewed the most effective candidates, has to determine which one is the suitable match.
Mercury is completely happy to undertake Sagittarius’ vivid, enthusiastic, jovial communication fashion for a couple of weeks. However secretly, he might really feel sidelined as a jester in Sagittarius’ court docket, the place the king has made up his thoughts and isn’t inviting recent enter.
Excitable Puppies and Gritty Dedication
Mercury, having simply entered enthusiastic Sagittarius, is as wriggly and excitable as an lively pet. So in case you have essential work to finish and want some focus and self-discipline, be pleased about Mercury’s sq. to Saturn (Nov. 10, 2023, 7:07 am PST). Nothing will focus a scattered Mercury fairly like a tough facet to Saturn, the planet that retains us on activity with our eyes on our personal work.
So, if there’s one thing you’ve been pushing aside for a very long time, possibly tackling some paperwork in your workplace, maybe a major writing challenge (NaNoWriMo?), these would all be wonderful to deal with this week. Should you ought to discover that inspiration isn’t flowing, regardless of; what the muse doesn’t ship, Saturn will accomplish by way of sheer grit and willpower. It is probably not straightforward, however don’t misread that as an indication that you simply’re on the unsuitable monitor.
Mars and Uranus are an explosive and unpredictable combo, notably when they’re in a difficult facet like an opposition (Nov. 11, 2023, 1:11 pm PST) and within the cussed, rigid indicators of Scorpio and Taurus. Mars’ Sabian image, 22 Scorpio: Hunters beginning out for geese, suggests we might have reached some extent once we really feel justified in utilizing power to get what we wish or to defend ourselves.
And but… Uranus is on the Sabian Image 22 Taurus, White dove over troubled waters. Even throughout the stress of highly effective, cussed planets in difficult facet, there’s the potential for a peaceable end result.
That is the midpoint in a Mars-Uranus cycle that started at their conjunction on Aug. 1, 2022 at 18º42′ Taurus, on the Sabian image, A newly fashioned continent. It takes an unlimited quantity of energy to boost a continent, a boundless provide of willpower to create one thing new, an inexhaustible wellspring of braveness to step outdoors the traditional and transfer in a daring, modern route. Right here is the place we stand again and survey the continent that’s risen, and calibrate the intuition to combat for extra towards the necessity to coexist peacefully with others.
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