This week in Astrology: Sorting out the essential from your heart

Monday opens with the Moon in the last degrees of Taurus on the Fixed star Algol or the Head of Medusa; don’t lose your mind. We are building towards the Jupiter/Uranus opposition that will be exact on the 27/28 of September. This is a revolutionary aspect which is excellent for visionaries and artists and for people who have the ability to see the silver lining in chaotic  circumstances but also have the guts to do things differently. On a mundane level it can feel destabilizing if you are holding to the status quo at all cost or need predictable outcomes. Small and large shifts are happening in our awareness and in the world at large and intuition is at an all time high. Flashes of insights and new bold ideas are available if you adjust your vision. With Uranus in Aries closing in on its opposition to Jupiter in Libra there is an urge to liberate ourselves while also searching for ”the other” to reflect us. It can feel polarizing to oscillate between our need for freedom and liberation versus our need for feedback, fairness and equilibrium.

The Moon enters Gemini at 15:30 EDT on Monday which will accentuate the current Mercury/Mars conjunction building up in Virgo. The next 2 days are excellent for analyzing, editing, and cutting through the superfluous. The mind can have a tendency to race and anxiety will be higher than usual. Finding the right measure of applied diligence and focus is possible as long as we don’t scatter ourselves. Mindfulness and disconnecting from the media, the internet and the constant chatter is one of the best remedies for this kind of astrological weather. Difficulties with communication, getting our message across, misunderstandings and harsh words are possible with the Mercury/Mars conjunction building up and, so are fried phones and electronics.

With the last quarter Moon in Gemini we can feel stimulated, talkative, and curious but there is also the tendency to get lost in chatter instead of being productive. Basically, don’t fry your brain with coffee and stress and find the right balance of intellectual work and simple manual or physical work. We could have the urge to communicate in many directions at once but essentially we can only do one thing at a time. Give your brain the right intellectual food and remember that words and symbols can be very powerful in shaping our experience of reality; use them wisely.

The last quarter Moon in Gemini supports finalizing the details of a project or idea that began at the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st.

Venus in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius on Tuesday and this is a supportive but also sobering aspect in regards to relationship. We could feel serious and more realistic about our desires. Long-term commitments and maturity could feel more important at the moment and feelings could be reserved and controlled. Venus trine Saturn is beneficial for artist and creators who are looking to structure and give shape to their muse. This can be a productive time for creative work, social engagements, and public relations.

On Wednesday night the Moon enters her own sign of Cancer and this should help ease the mental tension creating a fluid and intuitive rhythm until Friday night.

Even though we are in the darkest of the Moon (before the New Moon in Virgo on September 20th) the weekend will feel quite dynamic with the Moon entering the Fire sign of Leo late on Friday night and Mercury and Mars perfecting their conjunction in Virgo on Saturday, September 16. Conversation around pride, identity, the need for acknowledgement and having  the courage to express oneself truthfully and courageously will all be aroused.

Take the high road

With the fast approaching square between Saturn and Jupiter there is a pressure to stand up for what we believe in. But what do we believe in? We are defining our convictions as we debate in the public arenas. The need to classify good and evil, enlightenment versus ignorance, tradition and conservatism versus the new and the uncharted. We feel limited by others judgments and philosophies. We clash and point fingers. Everyone is confident in their system of beliefs and ready to stand up to prove it. We want to have faith in the good of others but we mistrust and doubt them. This helps us refine our thinking and what we are willing to invest time and energy into. But it can also be very draining. During this ongoing process, we can decide to walk the high road. There is space for everyone here. Hatred is a potent poison but love is much sweeter and effective.

Believe it.

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Mind over Matter

The Sun is in it the last degrees of Aquarius, the Moon just moved into the sign of Gemini and Mercury left its shadow after his recent retrograde to enter the sign of Aquarius.

We can now lift our spirit off the ground and soar high into the cool and objective landscapes of the Air signs for the next few days.

Let your mind break free from the confines of the well-known and the stereotypes that saturates our pop-culture. Let your curiosity guide you into discovering unconventional ways or innovative methods of doing things.  Stay receptive to the unusual and see if you can learn something in the process. Flex your brain muscles by opening your mind.

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Cleverness vs Wisdom

The Moon is in Gemini for a few days and she is ruled by Mercury which is still retrograde in Capricorn. Lots of busy mental power available to us. Using discrimination between the essential and the superfluous will save a lot of time. Do not get fooled by your own cleverness and take time to ponder your decisions.

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WORDS

The Moon is in Gemini again today ruled by Mercury in Libra.

Words hold the tremendous power to create or destroy. You can use words to build bridges between you and others. Or you can use words to break an agreement. Words are one of the most powerful tool we have. By defining something with a word, we give it contours and ultimately, it takes on a life of its own. A tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart.

From The Four Agreements:

”Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.”

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Active surrendering when night takes over

The Sun is in Scorpio and the Moon is in Gemini favouring research and technical knowledge. Gemini is connected to the polarities that comes from navigating opposite truths, seeing that we are both masculine and feminine in essence. Witnessing the dualities of what the mind knows and what the heart desires and the versatility that comes from holding opposites perspectives. Accepting that there are many answers and even more questions.

The revelations of Tuesday’s Full Moon around our bodies and what is required of us to maintain maximum health are slowly sinking in. Diseases and a the need to heal is a big theme at the moment.

The end of October highlights the fight between light and darkness as we prepare to enter the winter season.

The truth is we know that our bodies are not eternal and that we are slowly moving towards a final destination. But we also want to maximize our experience while we are here by making sure our container is functioning to its full capacity. Knowing that we are mortal makes us want to indulge and find pleasure while we also know that bad habits brings sickness. We can feel overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge that still needs to be grasped or anxiety around not knowing.

We might be aware of both our mortality and the desire for continuity that motivates our actions. The need to accept or heal, the need for both light and darkness. Embracing our femininity while honoring our masculine side and surrendering actively to life and her process.

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Mercury Inventing the Caduceus