November 2014 Scopes Archive

NOVEMBER 2014 Cosmic Wave Scopes

Dear ARIES, “Wheew, what just happened? Where am I? WHO am I?” you may find yourself asking in the wake of last month’s cosmic storms. The October 8th Lunar Eclipse aided by rebellious Uranus blew your Self Image to smithereens – all in the name of liberation, of course:)   Then, as you stood there dazed and amazed, the Solar Eclipse of October 23rd beamed a faint glimmer of light through the ruins of your former shell. This light, instead of showing you a clear “way out”, guided you deeper and deeper IN.   Unfamiliar direction, perhaps, you impetuous explorer of external horizons! But, if you gather up your courage and follow this subtle thread into the heart of your inner Labyrinth, you’re on track to unearth deep authentic potency like you’ve never felt before. The path will not be straight or quick – months or even years of exploration lay ahead, so patience and perseverance are required. Luckily, your cosmic patron Mars is your ally here, as he transits the sturdy and committed Earth sign of Capricorn, allowing you access to a different, more deliberate mode of action. Use the first week of November to set off on this fearless quest to your personal “underworld”, and LISTEN every step of the way for guidance from powerful supporters from this world and beyond. Most of all, listen to the voice of your own soulful passion and deep curiosity. Make it an adventure, although outwardly you might be sitting still! And, as fitting for a quest, there’s treasure to be found – previously hidden resources and support, both material and spiritual, is on offer, if you commit to navigate the authentic path.

Not everything you find on this journey will be fit to keep, however, and the Full Moon on November 6th in earthy Taurus will help you compost the garbage and sort through the piles of possessions. A revision of values is called for, on all levels – are you holding on to “stuff” (and, oh yes, this means all that “inner stuff” as well, all your precious ideas and notions!) out of habit, out of fear of some potential future scarcity? After you’ve emerged fresh and raw and still very much alive from October’s wild cosmic weather, is there anything really worth being afraid of? Take an honest look at what’s truly valuable to you and what you value IN you.   As you pick up and OWN your own precious qualities, the world will take notice – Mars and Pluto, a potent team of cosmic powerbrokers, are waiting to give you a “leg up the ladder” in your chosen field of worldly endeavors on this Full Moon.   The only thing you’ve got to lose are the dusty old rags you’ve used to cleverly hide your brilliance. Not a hard choice, is it?:)

If all this meticulous inner work is starting to bore your adventurous soul, you’re going to like the shift of winds that’s on the way later in the month: Venus emerges from the underworld first, dancing into the bright and spacious quarters of Sagittarius on November 16th, sparking your desire to stretch your wings once again and soar to lofty heights. A bouncy New Moon in Sag follows on November 22nd, igniting your wanderlust big time. Mercury joins the cosmic Archer’s party on November 27th , offering you chances to spread your words and inspire us all with your indomitable spirit. You’ve gone through a lot lately, emerging into this warm glow of fiery light with swashbuckling tales to tell and soulful wisdom to share.   We’re all ears, don’t keep us waiting! Your inner quest is ready to crack open far and wide!

Dear TAURUS, last month’s fiery Lunar Eclipse on October 8th torched the cobwebs and cleared out the ghouls from the deepest chambers of your soul . The effects of this powerful subterranean blast will continue to reverberate for months, perhaps even years to come – your whole “psychic DNA” is irrevocably changed, harmful and limiting patterns of behavior rooted out through generations and lifetimes of lineage. Allow this potent medicine to run its course, and bring the light of your conscious awareness to witness the unfolding of the new YOU . Into the fertile space created by this clearing a beautiful seed of soulful relating was planted by the New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 23rd. Venus, your lovely cosmic patron was the fairy godmother at this birth, offering you blessings of ever-deepening intimacy with those you hold near and dear. The potential here is for a sacred union and communion on all levels, body and soul! But, there are risks and trials on this journey, dear sensuous Bull – in order to truly merge in ecstasy with another, you have to bare way more than your body – you have to be ready to expose the deepest, softest, most vulnerable chambers of your heart, and that takes COURAGE of the most original, authentic kind. Did you know, the word “Courage” itself comes from the Latin word for heart, “cor”? So, the gifts of this soulfully passionate Scorpio Eclipse hinge on the gate of your heart. Do you dare to open it, a little more, a little more, and let the light of Love in?

You may run, but you can’t really hide, as the Full Moon in your own sign on November 6th follows you with a spotlight, insisting on revealing the authentic you. This light may feel a bit harsh, it has no use for flattery, but its purpose is not to expose your wrinkles, dear Venusian creature!   In fact, this Moon is your ally, showing you plainly and clearly where you’ve outgrown your rather safe and comfy image of yourself. Your shell must crack now and again, like the bark of a tree cracks as it grows. Remember the budding seeds of intimacy that got planted in you in October? If you allow yourself to “crack” even a little, these seeds will grow. Intimacy with yourself, the deep peace of truly seeing, being and knowing YOU is the sweetest reward of all.

If all this intense inner focus is starting to wear out your emotional muscles, you’ll like the lighter and brighter planetary weather that’s in store for the latter part of the month, as the cosmic party shifts from the deep waters of Scorpio to expansive horizons of Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge from the underworld on November 16th, giving a lift to your spirits and a healthy boost to your finances. New Moon in Sag follows on November 22nd, expanding your base of support and helping you see your future in a more optimistic light. Mercury joins the cosmic Archer’s party on November 27th, weaving connections that carry the potential to bring powerful backing to your projects (any modern day Medicis out there?:)   The soulful seeds of authentic relating and deep intimacy you’ve nourished earlier in the month are starting to flower and bear fruit, and the harvest multiplies as if by magic, the more you share it – the more you share of your true SELF. Having the courage to be you catalyses cosmic alchemy where the result is way more than the sum of its parts. Enjoy being the magician of earthly manifestation you know you are!

Dear GEMINI, Mercury, your quick-witted cosmic patron is happily hop-skipping forward again with his winged sandals ready for flight. You’re feeling a sense of restlessness as well , eager to put the creative insights you’ve harvested during last month’s retrograde into action. And, if getting something done is your goal, you’ve got powerful backers waiting to lend you a hand: Mars, the planet of action is teaming up with Pluto, the planet of power and transformation in the ambitious Earth sign of Capricorn, offering a direct line of cosmic support which may translate to finally getting your idea funded, or in other ways green-lighted to come into earthly form. This exciting possibility is strongest from November 16-20, so you’ve got time to “get your ducks in a row”. And, there is work to do indeed, to lay a solid foundation for this next round of expansion: the Eclipses of last month continue to call your attention to letting go of any old hopes and dreams that are too small for these bright new possibilities, and urging you to set up a sustainable schedule that supports your whirlwind of creativity. There’s a need to focus and set priorities, to choose the projects and tasks that truly touch your deepest aspirations and let go of the rest, no matter how temptingly shiny these ideas may be:). If the word “focus” feels a bit forceful, there’s a cosmic clue in this puzzle that will make finding your true course more natural: consider what you’d most like to GIFT to the world? What is your highest and most soulful SERVICE? You know you’re so good at so many things, but what’s actually good for you, and good for the community at large?

The Full Moon on November 6th in the grounded Earth sign of Taurus comes to your aid as well in this search for clarity by illuminating the most hidden recesses of your mind – your deep subconscious chambers that contain “stuff” you didn’t even realize you had. Use this practical Earth energy to sort through your inner inheritance and compost what no longer serves you here and now. There’s a lot of “psychic DNA” we all carry that is long past it’s “expiration date”, waiting to be recycled. The reward for getting your hands dirty with sorting through your inner muck is a sense of lightness and clarity – you may feel like you’ve lost a ton of weight after you’re done! A lot easier to take flight with your winged sandals, when you’ve dropped centuries of baggage you’ve unwittingly carried along:)

If you’ve exceeded the limits of your patience with this slow slog through your personal underworld, you’re going to like the latter part of the month when the energy gets a lot lighter and brighter as the cosmic party shifts from the deep waters of Scorpio to expansive horizons of Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the bouncy New Moon on November 22nd. Together they shine a fresh beam of optimism, adventure and fun on your relationships. Take a spontaneous jaunt with your special someone, enjoy looking at the starry sky and sharing the “big dreams”. Let your partner show you the larger canvas of life, inspire you to seek wider horizons. Mercury joins the cosmic Archer’s party on November 27th as well, helping you stretch your mind to previously unthought-of dimensions. All this expansive “cosmic juice” spills over to your business partnerships as well – the powerful potentials that emerged mid-month will find fresh wind in their sails. Dare to dream big and keep your course steady by your newly-calibrated inner compass. The whole world is your playground, enjoy the excitement of expansive co-creation!

Dear CANCER, the cosmic fireworks of October conspired to rocket your creativity into the limelight, ready or not. If you managed to stubbornly resist the inner urges and outer nudges to “shine out” in the world, you haven’t missed the train. There’s no way to really escape your destiny – the Eclipses take a long view of time, the changes they initiate in your inner wiring will become more and more apparent as months go by. No matter how cozy you’ve gotten in your cave, the light will trickle in eventually, waking up your own authentic desire to share your magical imagination with the world. For now, trust the unfolding, the demolition of the old and the emerging blueprints of the new YOU.   Use your impeccable intuition to help the process along – any time you find your mind straying down the old familiar path of “I can’t… what if…what will happen, etc, etc”, take a breath, stand up, stretch yourself and MOVE. Move your body and mind to a new place, a new shape, bit by bit. Before you realize it, you’ll be well along the way to creating the life of your dreams in your everyday. Mars, the cosmic motivator in methodical and ambitious Capricorn is ready to be your coach (or a drill sergeant, if you need one:) in this step-by-step approach. This potent planet is traveling through the partnership sector of your chart, where he’ll run into the most powerful change-maker of all, Pluto. So, yes, your special someone may well give you that “kick in the pants” you need to step out of your comfort zone. Be aware and listen to the deeper message, don’t be quick to take offense! A friendly nudge may turn into a tug-of-war, if you choose to see it from a defensive perspective. Be open to receiving a healthy dose of motivation, irritating though it may taste at times:)

The Full Moon on November 6th in the sensual Earth sign of Taurus will grant you a welcome break from all the action. Its soft glow will illuminate your lovely circle of friends, and your partner will be in the mood for a party as well. Enjoy some good food for your body and soul, celebrate life in all its earthly glory. Allow yourself be inspired by nature’s effortless abundance, as you savor the wine and cheese. Let the mellow glow of this Taurus moon melt away any memories of lack you harbor in your sensitive soul. Take a look around your tribe and see who makes you feel truly blessed, and who drags you down. Caring as you are, it’s not your job to be the blood donor to the Halloween ghouls – if you feel drained after an encounter with a friend, don’t hesitate to take a break from that relationship. There are plenty of people in your life who love to light you up. Let them!

In fact, the whole world will get involved in the project of lightening and brightening your days, as the cosmic party shifts from the deep waters of Scorpio to expansive horizons of Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the bouncy New Moon on November 22nd. Together they inject a healthy dose of optimism, adventure and fun into your day-to-day doings. You will feel that certain “spring in your step” again, as you whistle while you work:)   This is a signal that some of the creative seeds planted during October’s potent Scorpio Solar Eclipse are ready to burst through the ground. Which ones to cultivate and water? You’ve got an abundance of ideas, no doubt… but, the choice is easy: simply pick the projects that make you most happy! Mercury, the magical messenger of divine inspiration comes to your aid here as he rushes to join the Sagittarius party on November 27th, attuning your mind to the most expansive frequency. Do at least one thing every day that makes your heart sing, and you can’t go wrong! The whole world has been waiting patiently for your beautiful song:)

Dear LEO, last month’s potent Eclipses had you digging deep into your roots and reaching high through the clouds: without quite realizing it, you had outgrown the plot you’ve been planted in, and cracked open the glass ceiling of your life’s potential. Expansive Jupiter’s entry into your sign around your Birthday may have been the cosmic catalyst for this growth spurt – somehow, you just don’t seem to fit into your old world anymore! Remember, as a child, when you found your last winter’s boots ridiculously small, and wondered who was that little elf who could have possibly worn these? When in disbelief you stubbornly insisted on squeezing your toes into them and tried to walk, you nearly toppled over, right?:) Well, it’s that kind of time again – time to accept you need a wider and deeper foundation for your life, both inside and out. Eclipses take a long view: this spreading of roots and sprouting of new shoots will go on for months, even years to come. But the point of most power is right here and now. The time is ripe to explore the legends of your earthy origin in search of stronger, more resilient roots: if you can, look up your ancestors, listen to their stories while they’re still around. The approaching holiday season provides the perfect “excuse” to take grandma out to lunch and ask her some soulful questions you’ve never asked before. You may find the fabric of your life enriched by strong and vibrant threads of history. And if some of the threads turn out to be musty or broken, the conditions are ripe for healing and transmuting your “psychic DNA” – this Scorpio cycle is prime alchemy time. Whether it’s stories, old photos, dreams or memories – take a moment to dig a bit, and treasure will be yours – the rich yummy soil you’ll unearth is worth more than all the glitter and gold:)

Full Moon in earthy Taurus on November 6th continues this terrestrial theme – its light will illuminate your “fruits” that spring forth from your newly nourished roots. If you discover a few rotten apples, a few projects that went awry, all the better: you’ll be able to pluck them off and stop the drain on your time and resources, turning them into compost for your future growth. This Taurus Moon invites you to look at your work in the world in a very practical, grounded light: is what you spend your time on truly sustaining? Do your abundant creations nourish both you and the world? Follow these threads, and you’ll be able to adjust your course towards most authentic and abundant flowering.

If you’re getting a bit bored with all this “mucking about in the mud”, you’ll like the shift that’s on its way later in the month as the cosmic party moves from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the bouncy New Moon on November 22nd. Together they light a fire under your creative cauldron, sparking your natural desire to “show and tell”. All the energy that’s gone into your roots is ready to burst out in a kaleidoscope of vibrant color. Creation is your natural element, your love and JOY. Enjoy this adventurous, optimistic wave as it carries you towards playful delights! If you heart’s been yearning for your very own little “bundle of joy”, the time is ripe for this most mysterious and intimate kind of creation as well:). What a lovely time to be a Leo!

 Dear VIRGO, last month’s dynamic Aries Lunar Eclipse urged you to find the “fire in your belly” – to dare to access your true potency that’s been bubbling under the surface like hot lava under Earth’s seemingly tranquil crust. And if that wasn’t enough of a cosmic task, the Solar Eclipse in passionate Scorpio on October 23rd insisted that you stop hiding from the formidable power of your thoughts and words – you can heal or harm with incredible acuity, and often the sharp end of the stick is pointed at your own heart. Scorpio is after the truth, nothing more and nothing less, but this doesn’t have to mean a stinging form of “brutal honesty” (isn’t it time to dismantle this whole concept anyway, and find a way to be simply honest?) This brings to mind a story I heard of a Benedictine nun’s daily prayer: “Dear God, show me the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is”. You might consider adopting your own version of this prayer, dear Virgo, and see what shows up:). Authentic, soulful communication and meticulous examination of your whole mental wiring is going to be on your agenda for months, if not years to come – integrating the Eclipses is a “long term project”, one that’s meant to guide you towards the most challenging and rewarding path in life: the evolution and revelation of your soul, your essence – who you really are when you’re not trying to be anything or anybody:)

November 6th Full Moon in your fellow Earth sign of Taurus lifts your sights from the intricacies of your inner wiring to the “big picture” of your life. What if your whole worldview could use a good stretch, in order to accommodate the possibility of a more beautiful and abundant version of Life on Earth? You may enjoy an educational excursion to an eco-village, or take a permaculture course at a retreat center that also happens to have a lovely spa. What would it take to create a truly sustainable, healthy and enjoyable life for all of us on this precious planet? You have some crucial pieces of the puzzle, dear Virgo! Use this friendly Full Moon to explore, learn and access your most creative thinking on all our behalf.

The mood gets even lighter and brighter towards the end of the month, as the cosmic party shifts from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the bouncy New Moon on November 22nd. Together they conspire to spruce up your home for the holidays and whip up a warmhearted gathering, inviting all your nearest and dearest to partake in the cheer. You prefer entertaining in your own castle to arduous holiday travel anyway, right? Enjoy the spirited conversations that get sparked around the abundant table, and see if some of seeds of authentic communication planted at last month’s Solar Eclipse are starting to sprout in the form of deeper, more genuinely heart-to-heart exchanges that go way beyond the usual pleasantries. Nourishment for both body and soul are your gifts this holiday season, enjoy!

Dear LIBRA, hope you enjoyed unwrapping the cosmic Birthday present brought to you by the magical messenger-planet Mercury’s backward dance through your sign last month. An unexpected and all the more refreshing shift of perspective, a new way to see and BE you, inside and out – that’s what Birthdays are all about, don’t you think? Of course, a rebirth in yourself has a way of reconfiguring your whole reality –and it’s too late to send this Birthday present back!:) The Eclipses of last month provided a cosmic catalyst to getting you on track to direct the most authentic version of “the movie of your life”. Sounds good in theory, but not always easy in practice, since change inevitably involves rocking some boats. First, your relationships came under scrutiny, as the fiery Aries Lunar Eclipse illuminated all the ways you’ve imprisoned yourself (or your “significant other”!) in the name of Love. Ouch!:) But, the temporary discomfort is easier to bear if you start to see the healing inherent in these shifts and changes: what if everything in life happened FOR you, not TO you, as is the common perspective? What’s right about this I’m not getting? These lines of inquiry will lead you to discover the gift, no matter how strange the wrapping. And, speaking of presents, a quest to reveal the true gifts of YOU became your cosmic mission for the next months and years, as the Scorpio Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd sent a searing shaft of light to the deepest well of your power and potential. What’s right about ME I’m not getting, you may ask yourself as you go about your daily doings. A simple and strange clue for your inner treasure hunt: what’s ridiculously easy for you, so easy in fact that it seems almost worthless? Got it? Now, look around, is it easy for others too? Perhaps not… herein lies the path to your hidden treasure, dear Libra, enjoy the excavation! The inner gifts you’ll discover will easily turn to outer gold – this Scorpio Eclipse activates the magician and the alchemist in you.

The Full Moon in earthy Taurus on November 6th echoes the gifting theme by illuminating the reverse angle – how willing are you to receive practical support and backing from others? Are you embarrassed to ask for help? Especially if the aid would be of material kind? And, are you willing to generously share your earthy resources without succumbing to jitters of lack? An adjustment of course towards a healthier, more interdependent and mutually supportive path leads you to beautiful, powerful co-creation in the garden of earthly abundance, dear caring and cooperative Libra.

If all this deep digging has worn out your emotional muscles, you’ll enjoy the lighter and brighter mood that develops towards the end of the month as the cosmic party shifts from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the adventurous New Moon on November 22nd. Together they conspire to get your communication capacities to joyful overdrive, as you make arrangements for happy holiday get-togethers with friends and family. You might have some fun chances to mix business with pleasure as well, since some of the hidden talents you uncovered earlier in the month are quickly catching the eyes of expansive collaborators. Mix and mingle, enjoy being the social butterfly – the hopeful messages you sprinkle into your conversations like fairydust make life brighter and lighter for everyone. (Could this be one of the “hidden gifts” you take for granted, dear Lovable Libra? Well, you’ve been found out!:)

Dear SCORPIO, Happy Birthday! The universe delivered quite a potent present to your doorstep on October 23rd – a Solar Eclipse heralding a total rebirth in the way you see yourself and BE yourself. What a perfect gift for the master magician and most tireless transformer of the zodiac! You are uniquely qualified to take full advantage of the massive metamorphosis that’s set to unfold, cell by cell, breath by breath over the coming months and years. Integrating the Eclipses is a long-term project, one that’s meant to guide you towards the most challenging and rewarding path in life: the evolution and revelation of your soul, your essence – who you really are when you’re not trying to be anything or anybody:) Venus was the midwife at the birth of this butterfly, making sure the new you is soulfully sexy and magnetically beautiful. Watch out world, as you begin to test your wings, rising from the ashes yet again, dear magical Phoenix of the zodiac! You’ve gone through a ruthless restructuring of your inner (and sometimes “outer”) life under the stark and demanding tutelage of Saturn over the last two years. Now you’re nearing the graduation date, as Saturn prepares to take leave of your sign in December. This Birthday Solar Eclipse is the key to your next cycle – one of rebuilding a better, stronger, more honestly and unapologetically authentic life. Enjoy the emergence, and thank the old curmudgeon Saturn for his gifts on his way out! Really, no irony here – as you look back on your life you’ll see the cosmic weed- whacking he accomplished was essential for clearing the ground for the new seeds that got planted on your Birthday this year.

Big shifts inside of you inevitably shake up your relations with those nearest and dearest – just when they think they’ve got you finally “figured out”, you peel off “yesterday’s skin” and reveal a mysterious stranger. It’s almost funny to see the puzzled (and irritated) look in their eyes! But if you desire a genuine connection, the revelation will have to be mutual, guided by gentle curiosity and heartfelt vulnerability. If you scare or manipulate someone into showing you their truth, you may get a moment of gleeful satisfaction, followed by a definitive slam of the door in your face. The Full Moon in earthy Taurus on November 6th shines its light on the ways you seek intimacy, urging you to re-connect with your heart’s true desires. Mars and Pluto, your ancient and modern cosmic patrons, extend their support to this endeavor by amping up the power your words and thoughts, lending you the courage to speak from your heart. Be mindful of what you say or leave unsaid! With a word or two, you can build a beautiful bridge of authentic connection, or send it crumbling down. The choice is yours to make.

If all this interior excavation is starting to take a toll on your emotional muscles, you’ll enjoy a welcome break towards the end of the month as the cosmic crew shifts from your own interior castle to the expansive estate of Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the adventurous New Moon on November 22nd. Together they conspire to get you out of your cave and into the world of joyful productive work. Haven’t you noticed that being utterly engaged in a project you love can be a more of a “vacation” than sitting at idle contemplating your vastly complex psyche? Yes, all this inner work is hugely rewarding and necessary, but at some point you need a break, lest you implode on yourself from all this “gravity”. “Let me out, let’s DO something, please!” – your wish is generously granted, if you put on something fresh and fun and proceed to mix business with pleasure, as the invites to holiday gatherings roll in. Keep an eye out for opportunities and offers, and enjoy this breezy atmosphere of possibilities. You deserve it, after the cosmic workout you’ve just been through!:)

Dear SAGITTARIUS, are you feeling the tingles of restlessness, as the sparks of creativity liberated by last month’s fiery Aries Lunar Eclipse work their way through your system, igniting multitudes of ideas that seem to burst out all at once? “Look at me! Pick me! What about me?”, they buzz around like excited third graders at the “show and tell”. No wonder it’s feeling a bit crowded in your head! Instead of inspiration, you may end up with a splitting headache if you don’t create the SPACE for all this fresh creative juice to flow. Luckily, the October 23rd Solar Eclipse in Scorpio knew just where to point you to find the extra acreage you didn’t even knew you had – it pushed open the squeaky door to the most hidden chambers of your soul, illuminating inner landscapes shrouded in the mists of time. Venus volunteered to be your guide on this journey into your personal “unknown”, helping you unearth long-forgotten treasures of soulful beauty. This being Halloween time, you’re bound to rustle up some spooks and ghouls too on your inner rambles. Don’t be too quick to slam the door in their faces – they’ve got stories to tell that could fuel your newly excited engine of creation with plots of startling originality. Everything old is new again – recycling is in vogue:)   There’s also a deeper, more personal benefit to digging through the vaults of memory, hearing out the old stories – a subtle yet profound healing is on offer here, a mending of the frayed and faded threads of your psyche. The Eclipses take a long view on time, so have patience as this journey unfolds over months, perhaps even years. Pay attention to your dreams, let your mind roam free across this mysterious terrain. This subtle inner integration is the perfect preparation for your next cycle of emergence.

Health is the focus of the November 6th Full Moon in Taurus as well, but the spotlight shifts to the physical, tangible realms – how you nourish and care for your body, how you plan your daily doings to ensure enough energy for your myriad tasks. Are you managing your earthy resources in a way that sustains you and our beautiful planet? Any attention to achieving a healthier balance here is handsomely rewarded and powerfully supported by Pluto and Mars teaming up in your world of work. The universe is keeping you busy, and it’s your task to take care you don’t spread yourself too thin. In fact, some healthy indulgences might just be the medicine you require to keep going strong – a scrumptious dinner, and a marvelous massage to melt away the knots in your shoulders… mmm… who knew staying well can be this much fun?:)

After you’ve passed all the physical and mental health checks, you’re ready to re-join the race again as your Birthday season beckons. Venus is the first to emerge from the subterranean Scorpio territory on November 16th, ushering in a brighter and lighter mood and igniting the wanderlust in your restless heart. A bright New Moon follows on November 22nd, wishing you a very Happy Birthday:)   Mercury catches up with your celebrations on November 27th, making sure the whole world attunes to your expansive and hopeful wavelength. It’s no accident the busiest holiday festivities are held under your cosmic guidance – besides filling our bellies, we have a deeper hunger to satisfy this time of the year- we long to feel HOPE again, a sense of LIGHT returning. You are the cosmic torch-bearer, inspiring us all to explore bright new horizons inside and out. Let it shine, dear Sag, let it shine!

Dear CAPRICORN, last month’s potent Eclipses made you question the solidity of your existing root system, pointing you towards new friends and communities with ideals more aligned with your deepest core. You may have discovered an urge to transplant yourself completely from the present soil and find a more nourishing place to grow. The purpose of this rather uncharacteristic restlessness was not just to peer through the real estate ads, however – the seismic shifts at your foundation went deeper, asking you to find your own unique way to connect with “life on Earth as we know it”:)   Am I living someone else’s dreams, you may ask yourself. As we grow up, we all install some version of our family’s and society’s “operating system”, but at some point the lightning strikes our roots and we begin to question the validity of the instructions handed to us. The October 8th Lunar Eclipse was just this kind of a flash, illuminating your path toward building a more authentically satisfying life from the ground up. And, don’t fret, you can still hold a lot of love and loyalty for your “folks” in your heart, while quietly, steadfastly laying the foundation for your own castle. Mars, the planet of action and motivation is your ally here, as he marches through your sign from October 26th – December 4th, giving you the energy and confidence you need to take the first steps. And, supremely capable though you may be, especially with Mars on your side, you don’t have to go it alone.   The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd opened the way for more and more solid and soulful support from your chosen “peeps” – together, you’ll accomplish with ease what would have taken you years of effort before. Enjoy reaching out, it’s not a sign of weakness! Quite the contrary – knowing how to effectively collaborate in service of a larger ideal is a sign of maturing wisdom and authentic leadership. What a potent cosmic gift indeed!

Full Moon in your fellow Earth sign of Taurus on November 6th shines a bright light on your practical creativity. Ideas on how to improve just about anything pop into your head like the proverbial lightbulbs going off. Allow yourself some leisure time to PLAY with them – it doesn’t all have to makes sense or prove to be useful. Enjoy the pleasure of creation just for the fun of it, even for an hour here and there. Dare I suggest “flirting” with some of these ideas? Taurus has it’s whimsical, sensual side, you know:)   Notice any internal censorship or negative mind-loops (like: “this is a big fat waste of time”: )that don’t allow you this unfettered playtime in the sandbox of life. You could believe all the stuff your mind is saying, why not. But, you’d miss out on growing some crucial new connections in your brain that support just the kind of grand ambitions you’re harboring deep inside.

Speaking of things vast and grand, the mood is about to get a lot lighter and more spacious towards the end of the month as the cosmic crew shifts from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the adventurous New Moon on November 22nd. Together they conspire to take you on a journey like none you’ve been on before – a guided tour of your interior landscapes so unexpectedly vast you could lose yourself in them. Don’t worry, the purpose of this ramble through your inner worlds is not to confuse you, but to help you find your way to that inner compass we spoke of before – one that points toward living YOUR life. Mercury the magical messenger joins your crew of cosmic guides on November 27th, reminding you that not all who wander are lost:)  Pay attention to your dreams, let your mind roam free across this mysterious terrain. This inner integration is the perfect preparation for your next cycle of emergence, as your Birthday season beacons next month.

Dear AQUARIUS, the dynamic month of October gave your mind quite a workout as you stretched high and wide to incorporate new knowledge, making space on your “interior bookshelves” for this fresh intellectual influx by tossing out some old, outdated mental manuscripts. Just the kind of work you’re made for, dear eternally curious Aquarius! The Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio opened a path for putting all this learning and expansion to work. Eclipses take a long view on time, so don’t be too impatient if you don’t see immediate offers for advancement in your inbox – allow this new level of potency to gradually come to light. Think of it more as the cosmos speaking through you, delivering a whole new blueprint for a more holistic, harmonious humanity. You might have heard of the utopian “Age of Aquarius” that the hippie generation excitedly crooned about in 1969? Well, they were a bit early in their proclamations, but by now, almost half a century later, we are actually tiptoeing across this paradigmatic threshold, mostly without a clue as to what to do next:)   Here’s where you come in, with your mental circuits freshly cleared by last month’s Eclipses – your thoughts and words are directly plugged into the power-sockets of the universe now, and some of us are finally ready to receive your innovative wisdom. So, look for practical opportunities to share and implement your “far out” ideas! You may hold the seeds for the next brilliant startup or a social change that turns our current mess of a “world order” on its head in just the right way. Don’t keep these clues to yourself, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what transpires over the months and years to come.

The Full Moon in the mellow Earth sign of Taurus on November 6th turns your attention to your home base, highlighting a need for some well-deserved R-n-R in your cozy nest. All this learning and career expansion is exciting, but if you’re not nourishing your roots, your precious fruits may dry up before they get to fully ripen. Unplug yourself from “the grid” for a few days and attend to your body and soul. If you find yourself sleeping for 20 hours straight, so be it – Lion, the crowning beast of the animal kingdom does so on a regular basis. Allow yourself some scrumptious “cave time”, and you’ll emerge refreshed and ready for the busy weeks to follow.

Indeed, the pace picks up considerably and the mood brightens by several shades when the cosmic crew shifts from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius towards the end of the month. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the hopeful New Moon on November 22nd. Together they get your social life buzzing, as the invites to holiday gatherings pour in. Make the time to circulate, and don’t hide your light – the conversations you’ll spark will reach way beyond the usual social niceties, igniting far-reaching collaborations with bright-eyed visionaries who share your dreams of a better tomorrow. Some of the “peeps” you’ll meet will jolt you into inspired action and expand your life in unexpected ways for years to come. Enjoy your wild and wonderful community!

Dear PISCES, last month’s potent set of cosmic waves conspired to push you out of your quiet little cove into the wide and wonderful ocean. Hope you managed to ride some of these powerful currents to juicy new destinations in work and learning, as the Eclipses stimulated your desire to expand your knowledge and skills, helping you cut any dead-weight anchors to past troubles that had been dragging you down. If you managed to stubbornly resist the inner urges and outer nudges to explore the wider the world, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the train. There’s no way to really escape your destiny – the Eclipses take a long view of time, the changes they initiate in your inner wiring will become more and more apparent as months go by. Allow that yearning for higher learning to take you on a journey, whether it’s to a far-off country or to your local library. The seeds of wisdom you plant this fall will bear many wonderful fruits, as the magic of the Eclipses unfolds over the coming months and years. Perhaps you’ve already gathered some gems to share? Don’t hide your light, dear compassionate Pisces – write, blog, speak and publish to your heart’s delight – the world is hungry for your intuitive insights into the deeper workings of these strange and dynamic times. Your words (and art!) will find receptive eyes and hearts, if you allow life’s currents to carry them out beyond the familiar shores.

Your way with words will be the focus on the Full Moon too, which shines beautiful and bright in the mellow sensual Earth sign of Taurus on November 6th. This calls for a temporary disengagement from the busyness of e-mails and calls in order to sink into the nourishing beauty that reading and writing can offer you. You need some genuine soul-food, and you know where to find it. A good book and a glass of wine can do wonders to get your creative juices flowing again:)  However, your sleepy indulgent time may not last so long: if a friend tracks you down, inviting you to a gathering, you’d be wise to get out of your cozy nest and go – a potent collaboration is brewing that could lay a solid foundation for the next stage of your creative expansion, courtesy of Mars and Pluto, the dynamic duo of cosmic movers and shakers. So, this might not be such a mellow moon after all:)

Hope you managed to recharge your batteries a bit, because the pace picks up considerably and the mood brightens by several shades when the cosmic crew shifts from subterranean Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius towards the end of the month. Venus is the first to emerge on November 16th, followed by the hopeful New Moon on November 22nd. Together they shine a bright spotlight on your work in the world, helping you expand your mission and put all your newly-acquired knowledge and skills to good use. Mercury dashes into the planetary meeting in your career-sector on November 27th, bearing invites to holiday parties that help you graciously mix business with pleasure:)  Enjoy the new connections, communicate with gusto and you’ll have plenty in the bank for a joyously abundant celebration of the season.

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October 2014 Scopes Archive – Eclipses!

OCTOBER 2014 Cosmic Wave Scopes

Dear ARIES,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th invited you to try out some fresh new steps in the dance of relationships.  Hope you enjoyed the exploration, because there’s more in store:  Mercury the cosmic messenger is going to retrace its path right through your most intimate patterns of thoughts by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh dear, I can hear the collective groans!:)  Please don’t buy this uneasy-queasy mental junk food, dear brave and fearless Ram!  This retrograde is well supported by the rest of the cosmos, offering you glimpses of your own uncommon brilliance, creativity and originality in the ways you relate to others.  Your intuition will be extra sharp, allowing you to “cut the crap” in your own thinking about the eternal dance of ME and YOU.  What else is possible here that I haven’t ever considered, you may ask yourself.  And, be ready to be surprised by the treasures you find!

Your life gets even more exciting as the month progresses with the October 6th delivery of a fresh shipment of cosmic rocketfuel in the form of a beautifully electrifying Grand Trine in Fire signs.  Expansive Jupiter, motivating Mars and wildly original Uranus team up to set fire to your yearning for travel and higher learning, spark up your creativity and lust for life, and fuel the dream of wild freedom that glows deep in your adventurous heart.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  I suggest you jump on this wild ride of a cosmic wave, you know you want it!!  Anything in your life that needs a boost, a shot of adrenaline – the universe is telling you “You’ve got it, GO, GO, GO!”

The only thing that can possibly stop you is… strangely enough, YOU!:)  Well, what I mean here is not the true you, the intrepid cosmic explorer, but a cardboard cutout image of you that you have cobbled together over the years of trying to make a go at “this reality”.  It’s  a common process, this construction of a “Self Image”, we all do it, mostly unconsciously – but, sadly, what we don’t often realize is that we begin to believe that this is who we actually are.  We unwittingly imprison ourselves into inner jails of our own making.  But, thankfully, every once in a while the universe offers us a cosmic key (or, in this case, a cosmic stick of dynamite!:) to blow this jail to smithereens and break free into the true unknown adventure of living.  This month is your lucky break, in the form of a Full Moon Eclipse aided by the cosmic rebel Uranus in your own sign – an Inner Revolution, a Revelation of the authentic, fearless, boundless YOU. Wow!   Yeah, it can feel a bit dizzying, this rush of freedom.  Take a deep breath, or two:)  Allow the bricks of your inner jail to crumble around you (you can’t stop them anyway:).   This kind of a cosmic wildcard doesn’t come around too often.  Embrace the change, feel your cells tingle with excitement, even though it may feel like fear!  Deep in your heart you know this IS the change you’ve been asking for.

The end of the month offers you a much needed chance to catch your breath, to dream, to receive and integrate all the electric charge you’ve taken in.   As the Sun and Venus drift into the deep and passionate waters of Scorpio, a magical doorway opens  in your soul on the New Moon Solar Eclipse of Oct 23rd.  All the reconfiguring of Self and relationships you’ve engaged in earlier in the month gets rewarded with a subtle yet powerful emergence of a whole new quality of intimacy and support.   An inner wellspring of potency and power starts bubbling deep down as well.   What it brings may not be outwardly apparent yet, but deep inside you can feel it – it’s like lava in the belly of Mother Earth, gathering power to create new land.  Over the next six months, this new territory will reveal itself to you as you follow your ever clearer inner compass.  Don’t be too impatient, dear impetuous Ram – enjoy the mystery of emergence!   As the dust settles from the crumbling of your inner prison walls, you will catch a glimpse of a new expansive horizon.  How exciting!

Dear TAURUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th invited you to find the beauty in your “everyday” and explore lovely new ways to stay well.  If you haven’t quite found the time to implement these positive changes, don’t worry, the universe is giving you another chance:  Mercury the cosmic messenger  is going to retrace its steps right through your daily doings by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Now, hold the grumbling, dear stubborn Bull!  Refrain from gulping down the uneasy-queasy mental junk food the collective is serving up regarding this very timely and normal development.  In fact, Mercury is well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so the inner journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one:  a chance to reconsider, retrace and reprogram your thoughts around what is healthy, what is working in your daily life, and what kind of service you can most joyfully offer the world.  Very practical considerations indeed!    You may discover brilliant insights and fresh new (or, recycled-repurposed old:) solutions that help your days flow with ease.   Ease… mmm… sounds scrumptious, doesn’t it?;)

If you need extra motivation, you’ve got heaps of it coming your way in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  Generous Jupiter energizes your roots and expands your home, active and adventurous Mars stirs up powerful financial support, while wildly original Uranus gets to work on clearing the cobwebs from your subconscious nooks and crannies.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!   For you, this activates your powerful earthly manifestation potential.  The only gremlins tripping you up are the nagging old insecurities about your own inherent originality and gumption.   Most of that stuff is not even yours; it’s been heaped like mounds of trash into the hidden corners of your inner castle by generations gone by.   It’s that invisible “blah” that weighs you down with inexplicable excuses.   Aren’t you tired of lugging it around?  If the answer is “Yes”, you’ve got a potent cosmic crew coming to clear out the crap: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Oct 8th, aided by Uranus, the lord of liberation!  This energy is dynamite, and that might be just what you need to blast through the long-accumulated layers of limitation.  If the process rattles your foundation a bit, don’t fret – the space and lightness that gets generated by this deep shift is well worth the price of any temporary discomfort.  The fresh energy that gets liberated is like a second Spring, enjoy the tingles of adrenaline!

The cosmic dance quiets down a bit near the end of the month, allowing you to dust yourself off and enjoy a well-deserved nap.   The dreams that arise from this repose point towards a subtle but potent rebirth: the New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 23rd plants seeds of deep communion into the fertile soil of your most intimate inner garden, opening up the potential for sexy and sacred kinds of co-creation with those you hold near and dear.   All the grace, flow and ease you created in your daily life earlier in the month provide these seeds a beautiful place to grow.  And the “ghost busting” of the fiery Lunar Eclipse ensures your inner compass will be much-much clearer – you will KNOW how to bring your authentic presence to the sacred Other, and how to receive deep soul-nourishing joy.  This is no sugar-coated fantasy of fairytale love – quite the contrary, these seeds will not thrive on the thin mists of illusion – they require TRUTH, and the breakthroughs you’ve experienced this dynamic month will ensure you will be able to BE it, with yourself and others.  Deep stuff indeed, a new more authentically powerful way of BEING YOU!  You asked for it, don’t shy away from receiving this magnificent GIFT!

Dear GEMINI,

A fresh breeze of creativity and joy blew through your life on last month’s Libra New Moon on Sept 24th.  If you loved the plans and projects it sparked, you’re in luck – there’s more quirky creative explorations in store as Mercury, your cosmic patron and the fun-loving trickster of our solar system gets ready to go forward while appearing to go backward from Oct 4th – Oct 25th, hop-skipping along the most juicy and fun part of your chart.  “Oh no, another Mercury retrograde, better back up my hard drive!” you may hear some panicked whispers around you.  I hope you’re smart enough not to buy the hype!  (Although, backing up your data is never a bad idea:)   This retrograde in particular, in your fellow Air sign of Libra, is so well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra that you might as well relax and enjoy it.  Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   A change of perspective changes everything, and this is precisely the insight many of your creative projects need right now.   You may even stumble upon a (previously discarded?) idea of uncommon brilliance, as you practice the backward dance.  An added bonus of this course in mental gymnastics is the chance to discover and delete any nasty little thought viruses that clog the free flow of your creative juices.  Not such a bad deal, is it?  A few missed appointments hardly outweigh the treasure trove of creative insights this retrograde can gift you.

And if you thought life was still a bit boring, you don’t have to wait long to see some real action – a crackling Grand Trine forms in Fire signs on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Generous Jupiter has already been amping up your amazing communication abilities, and the cosmic rebel Uranus keeps bringing you more wild & original collaborators.  Now, Mars the action hero joins the party, firing up the passion & possibilities in your relationships and giving a boost of confidence to your business partnerships.   Wow, you could really ride this potent wave to some fabulous and somehow “larger than life” destinations: a brilliant business deal, a book contract, an unexpected way for your ideas to “go viral”.  The possibilities are so vast here, and with Uranus the “wild card” in the mix, don’t even try to figure this all out in your head.  Trust your lightning fast instincts; be light on your feet and OPEN to receive all that the universe can pour into your world.

You may suddenly find that some of your hopes and dreams are actually too small to contain this wave of cosmic creativity.  As luck would have it, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to pop these too tight thought-balloons on the dynamic Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Oct 8th.  Yes, this could feel rather disorienting –your whole worldview is shifting and expanding – but, the space and possibilities this fiery whirlwind creates is well worth any temporary discomfort.  On the “outer” level, this energy can point out where you’ve outgrown your community and friends.  Sometimes, communal ties can form a kind of subtle prison of expectations that keeps us playing small & safe.  If you notice some of your “peeps” suddenly dropping out of your life, don’t worry – let them flutter away like autumn leaves!   Have faith that new, more empowering co-creators are on their way.  And, watch yourself – are YOU the kind of friend that truly lets your friends soar?  It goes both ways, you know:)

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, digest and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd shifts your focus to your day-to-day doings, opening the door for deeper wisdom and maturity to emerge.  Saturn has been haranguing you to get your “ducks in a row” and get your body in a shape for the past two years.  This Eclipse supports Saturn’s message by bringing you practical insights on how to actually LIVE in a way that sustains and supports your whirlwind creativity.  There’s a potential for genuine healing as well!  Embrace this chance to slow down a bit and re-group.   You (and all your loved ones!) will be glad you did, as the fruits of this Eclipse start to mature, bit by bit, over the next months in the form of a healthier, genuinely happier you.  Don’t worry; this won’t put a lid on your bubbling creative cauldron!  Quite the contrary – this Eclipse will show you practical ways you can harness your incredible creative flow to serve the whole world.  This too will emerge bit by bit, so be patient, and most of all, be CURIOUS!:)

Dear CANCER,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th inspired you to get to work on beautifying and expanding your nest.   If you’re not quite done with the renovation or fully settled after a move, don’t worry – these things always seem to take longer than we think or hope:).  This month the universe is giving you a break in rushing about in the form of a Mercury retrograde right in the home sector of your chart from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a break, really?  Yes, if you manage to steer clear of the worrisome hype the media tends to spin about this very normal and timely development, and focus instead on the rather enjoyable (and sometimes meandering) creative process of re-making your home into a truly soul-nourishing nest.   So what if you change your mind about the living room color three times!  A beautiful home is so crucial for your well-being, dear comfy Cancer, allow yourself the time to play, to re-think and re-do until you get it just right.   Mercury is well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so the journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one.  And, if you pay close attention to your inner dialogue throughout the practical steps of shoring up your base, you may discover a way to weed out some worrisome thoughts and constricting concepts – an internal house cleaning as well.   By the end of the month you’ll have more clarity and space inside and out, if you take Mercury up on its offer.

If you need a bit of extra  motivation, you’ve got heaps of it coming your way in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   For you, this is giving you a very practical boost:  Mars the cosmic action hero is delivering extra juice to your day-to-day doings, helping you feel more energetic and healthy, while generous Jupiter is buoying up your confidence about your ability to sustain your life financially.  And, there’s a wild card in the mix as well in the form of Uranus, the cosmic rebel and liberator.  If you’ve been feeling stuck and stymied in your career lately, feeling the urge to break out of “the box” but nervous about what changes this may bring, you’re in luck this month: this dynamic trio of cosmic movers and shakers have stepped up as your intrepid coaches to give you the nudge, the push or the “kick in your pants” you need to finally go for it.   All this fire energy may make you feel quite edgy, but deep down you know you’ve been ready for this change for a LONG time.  Now is your chance to jump on this supportive, although a bit wild (and wonderful!) cosmic wave, and let it take you for a ride of your life.  With Jupiter in your house of income and self-worth for the next 10 months, you’ll land in more abundant shores for sure.  The only definite “no-no” is to ignore these sparks of potent possibility, dear comfort-seeking Crab!

And, you may not be able to hide from these cosmic fireworks, even if you try – a brilliant Full Moon Lunar Eclipse teaming up with freedom-seeking Uranus on October 8th will shine an inescapable spotlight on your worldly potential, showing you in clear light where you’ve been playing small and “hiding under the rocks”.  You’ve got such unique gifts, creativity and insights to offer, and this Eclipse is coming to your aid by blasting through the seemingly comfortable shelter of limitations you’ve constructed around your worldly potential.  Let the walls crumble, and you’ll sense by the tingle of exhilaration that this seeming shelter had long turned into a prison of your own making.  This Eclipse is your “get out of jail card”, use it!

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, journey inward, dream and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in your deep and mysterious soul-sister sign of Scorpio opens up a magical wellspring of creativity.  Ideas of profound beauty start to bubble up little by little, and then more and more, over the next six months.  This is a powerful doorway to your cosmic creativity and joy – a beautiful gift from the universe!  And, now you’ve got the space in your life to welcome it in: all renewal and renovation of your root system earlier in the month prepared  the supportive soil, and the cosmic fireworks mid-month cleared away the inner and outer structures that were too small for your creative ideas to grow in.  Enjoy nurturing these precious seeds!   And, have patience – the fresh new sprouts may be imperceptible at first, others may not see them yet, but you KNOW they’re there, spreading strong and healthy roots that draw from the deepest of wells.

Dear LEO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you a flurry of opportunities to communicate and connect.  If you’re still digging out your inbox from this influx, you’re about to get a welcome break and a deadline extension:  Mercury the cosmic messenger is going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a break, really?  Yes, if you manage to steer clear of the negative pop-culture hype about this very normal and timely development, and focus instead on the opportunity on offer: a chance to review, rewrite and see your ideas from a different perspective.  Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   Kind of fun, isn’t it?  Mercury is inviting you to do the same backward dance in your mental realm.  If you feel a bit of a groan of frustration rising, consider this: the universe is not suggesting your thoughts and ideas don’t pass muster.  Rather, it’s an invitation to look for treasures left on the table in your recent hurry.  Enjoy the meandering creativity and occasional trips down the memory lane this month, and you’ll be surprised by the quality, beauty and clarity of thought that emerges as this cycle plays itself out.

If you fear this retrograde business will slow your life to a crawl, you’re in for a pleasant surprise and a welcome shot of adrenaline, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!   With generous Jupiter in your sign, you’re in the perfect spot to jump on this exhilarating cosmic wave and get a real joyride.   Mars the cosmic action hero is firing up your creativity and lust for life, while the wildly original Uranus ignites your yearning for travel and higher learning.  You can feel the tingles of excitement run through your cells as your life expands in every direction.   You may even find it hard (or, more aptly, unnecessary!)  to sleep, as incredible ideas and insights rain down like New Year’s fireworks around you.  Enjoy this gift from the universe, and USE this cosmic rocketfuel!  Give yourself the chance to try something new you’ve always dreamed about, and do something “just for fun”.  This dynamic trio activates the adventurous wild child in you, let yourself explore and PLAY!

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th teams up with Uranus the cosmic rebel and awakener, adding fuel to the fire.  You may find your whole worldview has grown too small to contain the new you that’s boldly spreading its wings and setting its eagle eyes on distant horizons.  No philosophy, thought system or religion can contain all of who you really are.  While these structures can be very helpful in the process of learning, something in you is so ready to graduate.  Allow this eclipse to send a lightning bolt to your inner ivory tower, to incinerate your idols and liberate your wild (and wise!) soul.  A revolution into REVELATION is possible here, if you dare, dear courageous Leo!

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, shake off the cinders and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the mysterious water sign of Scorpio opens up a deep well at the very base of your being, nourishing your root system.   All the insights unearthed in the creative review of the Mercury retrograde and the jolts of expansion from the earlier cosmic fireworks are looking for a place to land.  You may feel inspired to put on some work gloves and transform your home into a place that can truly support and sustain your soaring soul.  If your present surroundings just don’t cut it anymore, a move might be brewing.   Be patient and follow your gut.  It takes time for all the pieces of the puzzle to rearrange themselves.  Enjoy the gradual emergence of the new YOU that draws from the deepest of roots and soars to the wildest of heights.  Remember, you’ve got Jupiter in your sign for another ten months; you’ve got plenty of time to let yourself GROW.

Dear VIRGO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th offered you a chance to see yourself in a new light, to get a glimpse of the beautiful, practical and healing contribution you are to our planet.  If you’re still not quite believing what your eyes are seeing reflected back in the grateful smiles of your friends and family, you have a chance to take a deeper look this month as Mercury, your cosmic patron, gets ready to retrace its steps by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh dear, not again, just as I got my work in order, you might fret.  I urge you not to fall for the worrisome hype – Mercury is so well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra during this retrograde, the journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one, sprinkled with valuable insights and fresh perspectives.  You will notice by gentle nudges where you’ve been selling yourself short or discounting your gifts and resources.  You playing small serves no one, not even yourself.  False modesty can veil an arrogance and bitterness that can poison the fruits of your life’s lovely garden.  Beware of this sneaky strangler-vine of thought, and use this retrograde to root it out for good.  Your life can blossom into a bountiful harvest that sustains you in style, with plenty left to share, if you use this chance to see yourself as the gift you really are.

Speaking of gifts, the universe has a dynamic one in store for you in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Motivating Mars gives you gusto to explore your roots and spruce up your nest, while generous Jupiter opens wide the gates of higher realms, connecting you to the “greater than” in mysterious, yet palpable ways.  And Uranus the cosmic wild card is thrown into the mix, hell-bent on empowering and emancipation you, no matter what it takes.  There’s no escaping this probe into your true potency, as Uranus gets a boost from the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in fiery Aries on Oct 8th.  If you’ve been tying up your personal potential in service of powerful partners, you might feel a sense of frustration starting to bubble like lava, with occasional flashes of red-hot anger breaking through your normally calm and collected surface.  Ask yourself, could this be the “fire in my belly”, my true potency poking through the strings and ties of obligations?  If so, welcome this rather surprising surge of energy and direct it into something constructive.  Mars is showing you a path to ground this lightning in a way that’s safe and sustainable – you can pour this passion into your base, into building an authentic foundation for YOUR life.  You have a chance to embrace the adventure of living your way.  And, if you still think that’s selfish, remember Mercury’s urge to re-consider and rewrite these old mental scripts.  True service is radically different from servitude, and deep down you KNOW this.

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the passionate water sign of Scorpio opens the way to deep and truthful communication with others and, most importantly, with yourself.  The gifts of clarity, true worth and empowerment gained earlier in the month settle in to your very core, redrawing your whole mental picture of who you are and how you are.  Your words and thoughts acquire more passion and power, bit by bit, as this Eclipse works its magic over the next six months.  Looking back next year, you may not even remember the worries and pains of the “old you”!   You’ll be too busy with plans and projects of your own, as Jupiter prepares to launch you into the limelight.  Think of this month’s cosmic fireworks as a prelude and a clearing of the ground.  You need SPACE in order to grow, and the planets are all pitching in this month with both inner & outer kinds of housecleaning.  Let them help you!  You’ll be glad you did.

Dear LIBRA,

The New Moon on Sept 24th ushered in your Birthday season with a breath of fresh air and energy.  All the weeding and composting in your inner garden, all the commitment and work you’ve put in throughout the past year is starting to bear beautiful fruit.  On September 29th Venus, your lovely cosmic patron joined your Birthday party, bringing along that gorgeous  glow you’re known for.   Now, you’re in for a special treat, as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to hop and skip backward through your sign from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a treat?  Yes, indeed, a fun and whimsical journey of self-discovery awaits you, if you don’t imbibe the gloom-and-doom hype the media tends to brew about this very normal and timely development.  Consider this: during the retrograde period, Mercury activates the creative, non-linear, intuitive side of our thinking.  It’s like seeing yourself from a whole new perspective!  Or, more likely, with playful Mercury at work, from a whole bunch of different perspectives.  Some of them may looks like faces from a fun-house mirror (it’s so healthy to crack yourself up once in a while!), but some of these unexpected angles will reveal flashes beauty and brilliance you didn’t even know you had.  Enjoy this inner treasure hunt!  And, with Venus by your side, you’re likely to have lots of luck with spotting physical gems as well, so, go for a romp through the vintage boutiques (or, your own forgotten closet:), you’ll be sure to come up with some fun new looks, playfully creating a new you for the new year  of your life.  Happy Birthday!

A rebirth in you shifts your whole world, and this is especially true this month, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Motivating Mars gives a boost of confidence to your words and thoughts, setting  your curious mind loose on an adventure in learning.  You can be a beacon of optimism and a harbinger of hope, as Mars in happy-go-lucky Sagittarius gallops through the communication sector of your chart.   Generous Jupiter is the second player in this dynamic trio, buoying up your larger than life dreams and bringing you friends and collaborators who share these grander visions.  Your life is expanding in beautiful ways, as this fiery energy lights you up with enthusiasm.  Cosmic rebel and liberator Uranus is the wild card in the mix, teaming up with a brilliant Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th to cast a searing beam of light on your relationships.   Yes, loving and harmonious relations are so important for you, and you’re so graciously capable of making others feel good.  But, as you grow and change, you will not be able to keep everyone around you “happy”.  Uranus comes to show you where you’ve unwittingly imprisoned yourself in the golden cage of “love”.   Perhaps your whole notion of love is ready for a radical makeover?  Are expectations of fairytale romance blinding you from true, less than perfect but all the more soulful connections?  Allow Uranus’ lightning bolt to bring you the clarity you need!   And, if you realize that some “peeps”  just have to go, you’ll find the courage and motivation from Mars to get that message across.  You don’t have to raise your voice, but, having the cosmic firepower to back you up feels actually quite nice:)  Empowerment does not “just happen”, but it can be faster and easier that you’d ever think, if you choose to take the first courageous step.

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio opens a well of power and potential in you, allowing you to realize deep in your gut what a contribution and a gift you truly are.   This gradual increase in authentic self-worth is a direct result of the courageous choices you’ve made earlier in the month.  Externally, the fun and creative makeover that Venus and Mercury helped you with is showing the world a glimpse of the inner treasures you’ve discovered, as you navigated through the stormy and exciting journey of the month.  As this Eclipse works its magic over the next six months, be alert to juicy new opportunities to put your newfound potency to work.  The universe has jobs lined up for you, better get used to being busy!

Dear SCORPIO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th turned on the chandeliers in the deepest-darkest chambers of your inner castle, inviting you to discover long-forgotten treasures and draw soulful nourishment  from the beautiful “beyond”.  On September 29th Venus joined you on this journey into your mystery as well , making sure any spooky stuff you’ll find is hauntingly gorgeous, filling you with artistic inspiration instead of dread.   Now, you’re in for a special treat, as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to retrace its steps along your deepest inner pathways by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a treat?  Yes, indeed, a magical journey of self-discovery awaits you, if you don’t imbibe the gloom-and-doom hype the media tends to brew about this very normal and timely development.   Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   Kind of fun, isn’t it?  Even more magic is possible when you waltz backwards in the hidden hallways of your soul.   Enjoy this dreamy treasure hunt, and if you rustle up some spooks, all the better – Mercury can give them the marching orders to clear out, if you choose.  You may actually enjoy a chat with a friendly ghost or two… they’ve got stories to tell to fill the long autumn nights, you know:)

However much you enjoy Mercury’s guided tour of your personal underworld, you can’t snooze through the entire month, dreaming of ghosts and castles –  a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, waking you up with a bang.  The universe is conspiring to put you to work!  Motivating Mars gives your self-esteem a  boost, inspiring you to expand your financial horizons, while jovial Jupiter is busy tooting your horn (so you don’t have to:)), attracting applause and generous offers.  If you’ve felt a bit bored or stuck at work lately, now is the time to put out your feelers and scope out your next post.   Uranus the wild card is completing this dynamic trio, so you could be in for some exciting news and expansive developments in how you earn your daily bread.  It’s impossible to nail this fiery energy down, with  Uranus the cosmic rebel stirring up the pot –  don’t stress yourself with trying to figure this all out in your head.  Instead, trust your gut and be prepared to make a move, as the winds shift and change around you.  Your life is going to be anything but routine this month, and deep down you’re relishing this sudden surge of spine-tingling adrenaline.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th adds to the excitement, amplifying Uranus’ call for liberation.  You may find yourself feeling a bit on edge with so much electricity in the air, so, please, watch your health and notice when you need to take a break.  You’re being internally re-wired, and forming all these new exciting neural pathways requires (and releases) energy.  If you’re too jittery to sleep, take a walk outside, or better, an adventurous run through the park – find a grounded physical outlet for these cosmic fireworks.  This fiery Eclipse is also a golden opportunity to shake off any annoying unhealthy habits or addictions that hold you in their grip.  Uranus can blast something out of your life for good, so choose a target and watch it crumble with glee!

 Your birthday season dawns with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in your own sign on October 23rd, signaling a total rebirth.  Happy Birthday, dear Scorpio!  What a potent cosmic present indeed, especially if your birthday is near this New Moon.   Venus joins your birthday party as well, making sure the butterfly that emerges from your cocoon is beautiful.  All the cosmic ghost-busting and re-wiring you’ve boldly taken on this month is rewarded with a new quality that starts to gradually emerge in the “belly” of your being, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months – a deep appreciation of the beauty of life, and an undeniable awareness of the beauty of YOU.  Enjoy spreading your wings, as you raise from the ashes yet again, dear magical Phoenix of the zodiac!

Dear SAGITTARIUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you chances to mix and mingle with fabulous friends and co-creators, shoot the breeze and dream up visions of utopian beauty.  You felt the urge to be amongst your tribe and, if your current community felt a bit cramped, to look for new more dynamic collaborators.   If you didn’t quite satisfy your longing for belonging, you’ll have more chances this month,  as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to dig through your old address books and associations by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.   A journey of discovery sprinkled with inspiring insights and magical connections awaits you, if you don’t buy the collective hype about this very normal and timely development.  Mercury is inviting you to look up your old friends, re-visit communities you’ve belonged to before, and re-send some e-mails.  Chances are you’ve left some treasures behind on your relentless forward gallop!  Perhaps some people weren’t quite ready to hear your message the first time around, so don’t be shy or hide behind your pride – throw out another pitch, and you’ll find the time may be just right for your expansive ideas and input to be warmly received.

Speaking of warmth, you’re likely already feeling the glow of the crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th and contains enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  The world feels a lot friendlier and fitting for your own adventurous nature.  With Mars, the cosmic action hero happily romping through your sign, you’ve got an extra delivery of cosmic rocketfuel this month.  You can use this “juice” for just about anything, but you’ve got extra help from your generous planetary patron Jupiter  if you choose to focus on what thrills you most –  journeys (both physical and internal!) that expand your horizons.  Indulge your yearning for higher learning in the University of Life!  Plan a trip, embark on a course of discovery, whether it’s to distant shores  across the ocean or across the street to your local library.  You can feel the tingles of excitement run through your cells as your life expands in every direction.  Uranus, the cosmic rebel in pioneering Aries is the wild card completing this dynamic fiery trio.  He’s on a mission to liberate your wild and wonderful creativity from any stifling structures or cumbersome conventions you’ve picked up along your path.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th adds fuel to Uranus’ fire, handing you a stick of cosmic dynamite to obliterate your inner prison.  Yes, this is highly volatile energy, but deep down you know you thrive on adrenaline.  Allow this eclipse to send a lightning bolt to your creative core and enjoy the explosion of incredible ideas and insights that rain down like New Year’s fireworks around you – these sparks will light you up for years to come!

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath, to dream, receive and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the mysterious water sign of Scorpio opens the door to the most hidden chambers of your soul.  All the inner and outer action you’ve courageously engaged in is trickling down into your core, unlocking deep truths about yourself and your place in the universe.   Be patient, allow the mystery to reveal itself, bit by bit, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months.  Venus volunteers to be your guide on this journey into your personal “unknown”, helping you unearth long-forgotten treasures of soulful beauty.  Pay attention to your dreams, let your mind roam free across this mysterious terrain.  This subtle inner integration is the perfect preparation for your next cycle of emergence, as your Birthday season beacons next month.

Dear CAPRICORN,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you opportunities to share your practical wisdom and make progress in your chosen field of worldly endeavors.  Venus volunteered for the post of your career coach starting Sept 29th, smoothing the way to that long-awaited promotion.  If you didn’t quite get your ducks in row in time to apply for that fabulous new position, you’ll get a second chance this month, as Mercury the messenger gets ready to revisit your career sector by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  This does not look good, you might fret, fearing the common-place communication meltdown that’s become the pop-culture’s stock take on this very normal and timely development.  Yes, communication and thinking indeed veers off the traditional relentlessly  linear “onward and upward” track for this three week period, but this can be a welcome break in the rush and, more importantly, a chance for a creative re-think on any obstacle or intractable “issue” that’s blocking you from pouring your maximum potency into your work.  Have you hit a wall on an important project?  If so, Mercury is tugging at your sleeve, urging you to turn around and spot the open door behind you.  Sometimes you’ve got to go backwards in order to go forwards.  Mercury is well-supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so this creative re-direction is likely to be quite enjoyable and insightful.  You may happen upon a brilliant solution or discover an astounding connection as you review and revise your work.  Looking back, you can spot a treasure you missed before.  You know you’re not satisfied until you’ve got it “just right”.  If you use Mercury’s gift of extra time and fresh perspective wisely, your work can shine even brighter than before by the month’s end, attracting support and admiration near and far.

Speaking of support, you may have started to sense your base of power widening and deepening in both tangible and intangible ways already:  Jupiter has been building up your financial backing by attracting interested investors and potent partners since mid-July.  Now Mars and Uranus, the other two cosmic “movers and shakers” join hands with the generous Jove, forming a dynamic Grand Trine in Fire signs  on Oct 6th that contains enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  Mars is activating the widest possible level of support and insight for you by firing up your connection to your “higher power”.  It’s as if you’re plugged into the internet of the universe by invisible network of fibers, receiving exciting hints and clues on when and where to make your next potent move.  And, a literal move might be on your mind, as Uranus the liberator sends a lightning bolt of energy to your roots.  If your foundation is less than strong and sturdy, or you’re feeling a bit cramped by your current crib, it’s time to consider a move to surroundings more supportive of who you are and how you’re growing.   This idea acquires extra urgency as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8thamplifies Uranus’ message of emancipation.  If you’re quite happy with your physical home, you can channel this jolt of freedom into clearing some cobwebs of limiting concepts from your lineage – your psychic root system.   If you’ve inherited any long-held notions that don’t let you soar to the level of success you desire, let this dynamic Eclipse fry that sector of your internal hard drive.  Don’t worry, you won’t lose anything that’s truly YOU!   What you’ve got to gain is authentic, undeniable sense of support from above, below and all around you – a foundation strong enough to weather any storm:)

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio brings you tangible evidence of this newly shored up web of cosmic support by introducing you to powerful, trustworthy new friends and collaborators who share your passion and commitment to truth.  If the lightning bolt of Uranus inspired you to move house, you’ll find yourself connecting to a whole new community that’s more aligned with your values.  Have patience, as these new connections start to weave their way into your life – the gifts of this Eclipse will be revealed gradually over the next six months.  Enjoy being inspired by the new “peeps” popping into your life!

 Dear AQUARIUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th got your brain buzzing with excitement as you enrolled in fun new courses at the University of Life.  Curiosity is your middle name, dear infinitely inquisitive Aquarius, so you might be pleased to hear you’ll have another three weeks to dig deep into the vaults of higher knowledge as Mercury, the magical messenger of the mind gets ready to dance backwards through your hallowed halls of learning by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh-no, does this mean I flunked the test and have to re-take the course, you may wonder.  Well, not exactly:)  But you are guided to take another look  and see if there are treasures of insights and threads of connections you might have missed the first time around – a revision and re-write of your thesis, you might say.  With playful Mercury as your mischievous “shelf elf” who drops the pertinent book in your lap as you bump into a stranger at the bookstore, and lovely Venus as your academic adviser for the month, this intellectual journey is likely to be quite enjoyable and graceful.  The retrograde phenomenon activates the creative, non-linear side of our thinking.  You’ll have a chance to discover how beautiful your mind really is, if you skip the pop-culture hype and focus instead on the incredible creative potential this shift of perspective can offer you.

If you get stuck on a train of thought that runs out of fuel, don’t worry – there’s  a fresh delivery of fiery inspiration heading your way, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, containing enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky – take a deep breath and inhale the excitement!  Mars in adventurous Sagittarius fires up your friends, helping you draw the widest level of support from your chosen community.  I’d advise you to find the time for a spontaneous gathering or two, to accept an invite to a completely unknown event or check out a group you’ve been curious about: you’ll likely meet some truly dynamic “peeps” that will jolt you into action and expand your life in unexpected ways for years to come.  Jupiter is buoying up your relations with the nearest and dearest as well – you can count on your partner for warm acknowledgement of your brilliance, sprinkled with playful jokes at your befuddlement, as this whirlwind of exciting communications and ideas spins you around.  Indeed, incredible insights can flash into your brain like lightning bolts, as your wildly original cosmic patron Uranus completes this dynamic trio of cosmic “movers and shakers”.  You may even find it hard (or, more aptly, unnecessary!) to sleep, as this fiery current of creative juice pours into your circuits.  Make sure to take a break, a lovely walk to clear your head perhaps, since no one wants this brilliant breakthrough to lead to burnout and breakdown. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8thamplifies Uranus’ signal even further, bringing you a chance to swiftly delete any limiting thought programs and cognitive clutter.  Think of this as a welcome “reboot”, and you’ll be able to smile at the smoke coming out of your ears as your old mental circuits fry in the brilliant, exciting light of this Eclipse:)

A  fun side-note, if you’re single: all these fireworks in the sky and the exciting new “peeps” stirring up your life can spark a joyful  romance, if you’re open and ready for adventure!  Jupiter in sunny Leo is amping up your fortunes in the relationship department for the next ten months, and this glowing trine with Mars can be the fuse that lights your fire:)

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath a bit and integrate all these dynamic changes. You won’t be able to quite go to sleep, though, as the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio gets your career in gear by planting seeds of profound possibility that will sprout and gather strength over the next six months.  All this incredible learning and expanding you’ve courageously engaged in throughout the month is ready to be revealed to the world as renewed sense of authentic personal power and genuine depth of wisdom that you’ll bring to every interaction.  Be patient, allow this new level of potency to gradually come to light.  Your thoughts and words are directly plugged into the power-source of the universe now, as the mid-month Eclipse cleared your circuits.  Use this juice wisely, and you’ll grow a garden that can sustain the soul of the world!

 Dear PISCES,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th had you diving deeper into your relationships,  testing the strength of your support systems and rebalancing the power dynamics of your life.  Wow, that’s a rather tall order, so don’t feel like a failure if you haven’t got it all figure out!   In fact, Mercury the magical messenger is coming to your aid by offering you fresh perspectives and “out of the box” thinking in these deep and vital aspects of your life, as it goes retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  If you refrain from soaking up the collective hype and anxiety brewed by the fear-based media about this very timely and normal development, and focus instead on welcoming the insights this journey can offer, you’ll likely find previously unthought-of ways to harmoniously merge your personal power with the potency of (significant:)) others.  Mercury is also offering you an honest look at the “behind the scenes” motives of your own actions: you may recognize you’ve been engaging in some subtle power-plays or masterful manipulation out of fear of not being able to stand on your own.  Refrain from dipping into shame, dear sensitive Pisces!  Venus is gently guiding you, along with Mercury, to healing insights and beautiful balance as you re-negotiate your contract with your own idea of empowerment.  Truth will set you free, and the process of discovering what is authentically true for you can be more graceful than you can imagine, since Mercury is solidly supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra during this month’s backward dance.  Also, remember, this retrograde phenomenon activates the creative, non-linear, intuitive side of our thinking, so the rest of the world will be much closer to your wavelength for these coming three weeks!  More honest,  intimate and soulful communication with your beloved is one of the potential treasures of this dip into the deeper currents of life.  Some of this relating may not require words at all, as your courage to go deeper arouses the sensual side of your dance:)   Passionate empowerment is the prize in this game, and it’s not about sorting out winners and losers!

 Empowerment is on your agenda in the more public spheres of your life as well, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs lights up your career on Oct 6th.  This dynamic trio of cosmic “mover and shakers” – Uranus teaming up with Jupiter and Mars – contains enough fuel to heat up your worldly potential for week(s) before and after.  Mars is at the top of your chart, shining a bright spotlight on your accomplishments and rustling up opportunities for more exciting action and advancement.  Jupiter is buoying up your energy for everyday tasks, helping you get more done with playful ease.  Uranus the liberator is the wild card in the mix, offering to radically re-align your values regarding work and worth.  Have you been chronically selling yourself short, not seeing the true value and uniqueness of your contribution?  Uranus is willing to give you a wake-up call, or a good “kick in the pants” if necessary, to get you to finally ask for what you desire and require.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8th amplifies Uranus’ message, delivering a lightning bolt to incinerate your carefully constructed shelter of limitations and excuses.  All this fire energy may make you feel quite edgy, but deep down you know you’ve been ready for this change for a LONG time.  Now is your chance to jump on this supportive, although a bit wild (and wonderful!) cosmic wave, and let it take you for a ride of your life.  If you find yourself looking for a new position as a result of this re-alignment, have faith you’ll land in more supportive shores and greener pastures.  With motivating Mars as your career coach this month, the only option you don’t have is doing nothing:)

The end of the month brings a welcome chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  You feel like you’re ready for a vacation, as the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in your soul-sister water sign of Scorpio awakens your wanderlust.  If you can swing it, go for it!  This will be no ordinary getaway of sipping Margaritas on the beach, though:)  There are deeper currents at work with this Eclipse – it’s true agenda is awakening your yearning for higher learning, and travel is just one way to broaden your horizons.  If your schedule is too packed (no wonder, after all the action at work mid-month!), find the time for a soul-nourishing inward journey: curl up with your favorite book, take in a mind-expanding movie or lecture.  The seeds of wisdom you plant this fall will bear many wonderful fruits, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months.  Enjoy the journey, you’ve definitely earned it!

Wild October!

*** Happy WILD and Wonderful OCTOBER!  Wow, what an action-packed month ahead – a mind-bendingly creative Mercury retrograde, energizing Eclipses and the dynamic trio of “cosmic mover and shakers” (Uranus, Jupiter and Mars!) teaming up in a crackling Grand Trine in Fire.  Where do all these cosmic fireworks land for you, what inspiration they ignite? Find out by reading the OCTOBER SCOPES, and enjoy the wild ride!  Remember, excitement feels a lot like fear, but it’s WAY more fun!!   ***