The big news on Friday is Mercury’s change in direction. He stations, which means he comes to a still point, and then turns retrograde, meaning that his apparent direction in the sky is backward. For the next three weeks, Mercury will be retrograde, meaning that all things ruled by Mercury seem to go haywire. This is the time when communication is off, directions get confused, and there are more mechanical and electrical breakdowns than usual. Travel delays are more common and our phones, printers, and computers fail to do what we want them to do!
Our emotional reserves are down. Don’t tax yourself unnecessarily. Don’t take on any extra commitments at this time. Conserve your energy . On Monday it is helpful if you work in teams. Don’t attempt anything alone. You are better off working with a partner…. Tuesday is Election Day for those in the United States. Get out and vote. Make sure that your voice is heard. The Moon moves into emotional Scorpio on Tuesday morning, suggesting that there may be some underhanded business going on during election day. The energy is likely to go to extremes. There could be an explosion of outrage from all sides. Scorpio has to do with manipulation and power plays…
Yogi Bhajan said “love is love.” I love this quote, because unless you are willing to really give it some time and consideration, it could appear to be fairly silly self-evident circular logic. Love is Love, and pizza is pizza, and forks are forks. Yes, everything is indeed itself. It may not surprise you to know that humans are a far more complicated than pizza and forks though. And, very often, we are very much not ourselves, which causes us to search for love in all the wrong places… sometimes even in pizza.
Remember that the Sun has just entered the emotional water sign, Scorpio. Everyone’s a bit more prickly than usual. Do you see the stingers coming out? Scorpio has a tendency to hide the facts, keep secret and then suddenly unload them on you in a rage of emotion outpouring. This is the time to go deeply into taboo issues that we normally keep buried deep in the closet. Let go of old baggage.
The view is clear on Monday morning as the Aries Moon wakes us up telling us to get going. Get moving. Wear the suit of the ram today and charge straight ahead. Don’t worry if you don’t have the roadmap exactly set. Don’t worry if you are not entirely sure where your actions will take you. The key now is to just take action. People will be more assertive all around so keep your guard up. Remember also that the Moon is waxing. She is almost to her fullest point so emotions will be running high. It’s full speed ahead as this energetic week gets underway.
The big news on Tuesday is the Sun’s entrance into the fixed water sign, Scorpio. For the next four weeks, the Sun will be transiting this emotional, extreme sign, setting a backdrop of intensity that won’t quit. This is a time to go deep. This is a time to get to the root cause of issues that are creating difficulties on the surface. Tackle the challenges that lie way in the back of the closet. Scorpio is associated with the themes of life, death, transformation and rebirth. This is the time to truly transform. Do things with passion.
The theme now is balance. On Monday, the Moon and the Sun are both in the balanced sign of Libra. There is a call for justice – both on a global level and on an interpersonal level. What do you need to do in order to bring peace and justice into your world? Start with yourself. How can you cultivate more peace and harmony in your home? With your family? With your co-workers? Perhaps the scales are weighing heavily on one side. Something needs to shift. Be willing to commit to a long-lasting change.