Sun in Scorpio: October 23 to November 21


“My heart is not captured easily. I am
disinterested in small talk,
disillusioned with love, and too focused
on my dreams and aspirations to
lend anybody my attention for long.
But if we make that connection,
if you find your way into my heart,
God, I will fall for you like gravity has
let go of the earth.”

 

 

Painting by Enki Bilal

Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury just entered the sign of Scorpio early this morning and will conjunct Jupiter on Wednesday October 18, 2017.

You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen

If you are the dealer
I’m out of the game
If you are the healer
I’m broken and lame
If thine is the glory
Then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Magnified and sanctified
Be Thy Holy Name
Vilified and crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the help that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

There’s a lover in the story
But the story is still the same
There’s an lullaby for suffering
And a paradox to blame
But it’s written in the scriptures
And it’s not some idle claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame

They’re lining up the prisoners now
The guards are taking aim
I struggled with some demons
They were middle-class and tame
Didn’t know I had permission
To murder and to maim
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

Magnified and sanctified
Be Thy Holy Name
Vilified and crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

If you are the dealer
I’m out of the game
If you are the healer
I’m broken and lame
If thine is the glory
Then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

Jupiter in Scorpio

 Here it goes!

Jupiter just entered the deep and dark waters of Scorpio for 13 months. Last time Jupiter was here was in 2005-06. We will see what will come out of this transit in the next several months.

Scorpio is a Fixed-Water sign.
Emotions and instinct run deep and are enduring here.

Jupiter’s transit in these bad lands will obviously be significant for anyone who has their Sun, Moon or rising in Scorpio.

Jupiter being the traditional ruler of Pisces and the ruler of Sagittarius also means that these guys will receive an extra dose of Scorpion juice in the next year.

Finally, if you have your Sun or Moon in any of the other Fixed sign (Aquarius, Taurus, Leo) you will also get acquainted with Guru Jupiter preaching out of these waters.

Thank Goddess it’s Venus Day!

Because of the more Cardinal and Mutable elements at work in the astrology of the moment, I haven’t spent much time talking about Venus in Scorpio. Faithful to herself, she has remained present and powerful but only to those who want to access her.

Friday is the day of the Goddess Venus so let’s spend a few minutes looking at Venus in Scorpio.

VENUS ♀

In astrology, Venus symbolizes pleasure, beauty and what we value. What brings us pleasure can vary greatly depending on the person.  For some its money or a beautiful home while others will find joy in a table full of food and good company. She rules over relationships and desires, commitments and marriage.

Venus’s domain is usually a comfortable and harmonious one. The contours are soft and pleasing to the eyes. The air feels good on the skin and there is a faint aroma of flowers in bloom like the breeze on a warm summer night. Venus is irresistibly attractive and confident.

On our quest for pleasure, we must not overlook the fierceness of Venus. The cautionary tale of Paris and the Golden Apple is perhaps a great example of her treacherous qualities. The strategic use of beauty and intelligent charm can be a great assets in social gatherings and even politics but the choices we make under her spell can also be disastrous.

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VENUS IN SCORPIO ♏︎-December 4th to December 30th

If you want to know passion, you have to be willing to pass through the fires of hell

Venus in Scorpio craves intimacy. She is not looking for a superficial encounter.  She wants to merge and devour. There is a fatality here that we do not find in the rest of the zodiac. Venus in Scorpio will not be content with a walk in the garden.  She needs to own and transform herself through her encounters. Even though Venus in Scorpio might be extremely secretive her power to seduce runs deep.

Questionable means might be employed to get the object of desire as Venus in Scorpio leave her good manners at the door. This can be an extremely charismatic placement that endows the native with the power to draw to themselves what they want.

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Takato Yamamoto

December 18 and onward…

Tomorrow on December 19, Venus in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces while Pluto the modern ruler of Scorpio conjunct Mercury.  This can be an opportunity to bring healing to our more personal relationships and a desire to connect and relate deeply and truthfully to another . We could feel vulnerable so making sure that conversations happens in a safe space is extremely important.

Venus in Scorpio and Pluto’s territory have to be approach with as much awareness as possible.  This is the instinctual realm. There could be an urge to dominate a situation, a conversation or at its worst a person. Paying attention to power struggles, manipulation and jealousy might prevent the more unpleasant symptoms of these powerful aspects.

With Venus in Scorpio for the rest of the month we are invited to step into the transformational waters of intimacy. In our quest for love, let’s embrace the deep and complex mysteries of others.

Safe journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercury in Scorpio: Uncovering the Truth

Today, Mercury arrives in the sign of Scorpio until November 20th.

When Mercury (curiosity and intelligence) is in the sign of Scorpio it becomes extremely interested in uncovering the truth. When you combine the mind (Mercury) and the desire nature (Scorpio), you get a potent mixture of visceral curiosity.

Some image to get you thinking:

Sex on the mind/Mind sex
Dark and taboo subjects coming to the surface
The need to get to the bottom of a problem
Sustaining focus
Obsession
Psychology-Seeing other people’s intention

1940s FRONT PAGE DETECTIVE Vintage Crime Magazine

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

Sun in Scorpio ★ Moon in Pisces

The Sun will be leaving the sign of Libra and entering the baptismal waters of Scorpio this afternoon. Meanwhile, the Moon is in early Pisces doubling the water signature.

In astrology, the water element symbolises deep emotions and the realm of intuition. The water signs are known for their sensitive disposition. Being in tune with the deeper dimensions of life also means picking up the subtleties and nuances that many others don’t notice. And with that knowledge, comes vulnerability. There is a secretive quality to the water signs and most have deep emotional undercurrents that are not visible. The need to protect themselves is very strong. The feeling responses can go from compulsive passions to overwhelming sadness.

Pay attention to your dreams.  The power of the unconscious mind is like water.

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What is lurking beneath the surface?

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ― Rumi

The Moon is in Scorpio.
Pluto, the modern ruler of Scorpio is in a trine with Jupiter and Mars (traditional ruler of Scorpio) who are both in the Earth sign of Virgo at the moment. This is fantastic astrology, if you can direct the martial power at your disposal.

Use your fears and hidden complex to ground you, use them to propel you. There is tremendous power running just under the surface if you can notice what has control over you.  Acknowledging your anxiety loosens up the hold they have over you. By being aware of what controls us, we can have a better understanding of our hidden motivations and direct our power with mindful intention.

”You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

Here is Bruce Lee showing you how it’s done. Bruce Lee was born with Mercury,Venus, Mars and the Moon in the Water sign of Scorpio.

*Note the intensity of purpose