The Proper One
Years in the past, on our 10th marriage ceremony anniversary, we stopped by the animal shelter to select a companion kitten for Bodhi, a latest feline addition to our family. I had in thoughts a marmalade-colored kitten named Max; throughout the hour, we got here dwelling with a straggly brown tabby whom Jonny instantly dubbed Spike.
I had a really specific kitten in thoughts, however the coronary heart was wiser and acknowledged the proper one.
When Venus is trine Uranus (Oct. 31, 2023, 5:51 am PDT), one thing you’ve been wanting might present up in a shocking approach. The timing may very well be sudden, or it could arrive in a bundle that’s completely different than you’d imagined.
When Venus trines Uranus, let your coronary heart shock you.
The Solar opposes Jupiter this week (Nov. 2, 2023, 10:02 pm PDT, 10º30’ Scorpio and Taurus) on the Sabian symbols 11 Scorpio: A drowning man rescued, and 11 Taurus: A girl sprinkling flowers. Each symbols are about caretaking – a person being rescued from drowning, flowers being gently maintained by a girl sprinkling them with water.
The Solar in Scorpio, dominated by Mars, is a wonderful first responder. The extra perilous the emergency, the extra chaotic the mess, the extra irresistible Scorpio finds the decision to motion. However the Solar’s opposition to Jupiter in Taurus, on a logo that depicts the peaceable great thing about preserving issues wholesome and delightful, is a reminder that common care and a spotlight to on a regular basis issues may also help us keep away from the necessity for such heroic measures altogether.
By way of a Stained-Glass Window
Falling in love with somebody – love, not simply obsession or lust – brings us into an exalted state, one by which one’s finest self meets the best qualities of one other. We see the easiest on this particular person, and we turn into higher variations of ourselves.
However there’s a draw back of taking a look at somebody by a magical stained-glass window, and that’s the disillusionment that may come when at some point, they step into full daylight. In a single second, the item of 1’s rapture will be uncovered as all too human, with toes of clay.
Nobody is ideal, nonetheless a lot we love them, not more than we’re ourselves. And this week’s Venus opposition to Neptune (Nov. 3, 2023, 3:06 pm PDT) prompts us to think about whether or not we are able to nonetheless love these closest to us even after we see what isn’t so beautiful about them.
Even when your relationships are doing simply fantastic, this facet can reveal uncomfortable truths about your primary values. Our politics, figures of inspiration, our strategy to incomes and managing cash… any of those can all of the sudden be revealed as naïve or wrong-headed.
Venus strikes shortly, so this affect lasts not more than a few days. Nevertheless it may set off a bigger shift in how and whom you cherish.
When Saturn is retrograde in a beginning chart, it usually symbolizes rising up with comparatively little exterior authority. Typically dad was actually lacking from the image, or else emotionally distant, receding into the background. The Saturn retrograde particular person may need been a latch-key child, or charged with taking over accountability for his or her siblings from a younger age.
When Saturn is retrograde by transit – as it’s for nearly half of every yr – it’s a time we’re left to comply with our personal management and authority, to delineate our personal boundaries and set our personal guidelines. We’ve been working the present ourselves since Saturn final turned retrograde on June 17.
This week, as Saturn turns direct (Nov. 4, 2023, 00:03 am PDT), I think about we’ll see the leaders and authorities round us start to flex their muscle mass and begin making an attempt to set guidelines for us. However they’re in for a shock. The authority we internalized throughout these months of Saturn’s retrograde will make us a lot much less prepared to take directions from anybody else.
Telling the story
There’s a narrative we inform about ourselves, starting with our earliest experiences and encompassing all of the milestones as much as the current day. The experiences we select to spotlight in that story – and most significantly, the way in which we body ourselves as hero, sufferer, victor, or loser – are as much as us. As Mercury, the storyteller, strikes into an opposition with Uranus (Nov. 4, 2023, 9:07 am PDT), it’s time to vary the way in which we inform that story.
Mercury in Scorpio tends to maintain issues near its chest, however because it connects with Uranus, possibly it’s time to experiment with being a bit extra open. Uranus prefers to put all playing cards on the desk, so we might as effectively reveal data deliberately as an alternative of blurting one thing out, or having our secrets and techniques uncovered, at an inopportune second.
The White Whale
The Sabian image for this Leo Final Quarter Moon (Nov. 5, 2023, 1:37 pm PDT), An previous sea captain rocking, is in distinction to the Solar’s Sabian image, An inventor experimenting. The Final Quarter Moon is a time of reflection, and I image the proud previous Leo sea captain on the porch in his rocking chair, searching to sea and pondering of occasions passed by.
However the Final Quarter Moon received’t depart us alone with our ideas indefinitely. It challenges us to take motion based mostly on our hard-won expertise and knowledge. There’s stress, now, for that previous sea captain to come back out of retirement and make one remaining try at capturing his white whale. And he can nonetheless succeed, however not if he makes use of his usual strategies and methods.
That is the final crucial level in a Lunar Part cycle that started with the Aug. 8, 2021 New Moon at 16º36’ Leo. What home of your chart accommodates that diploma? Did you provoke a undertaking then, particularly a artistic undertaking, that’s coming to fruition? That is the time to mirror on how effectively it’s turned out so far – and the adjustments you may need to make with the intention to lastly succeed.
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