posted October 25, 2009 01:49 PM
Weekly Weather October 26, 2009
This week Saturn leaves Virgo for a few months journey in Libra. Saturn will return to Virgo from April 7, 2010 to July 22, 2010 to revise the projects that you THOUGHT were off and running since October 10, 2009. By and large, except for those 20 days of Virgo projects begun in October, we are entering a whole new world!
Saturn in Libra is “exalted”. When asked why, my first astrology teacher said “Because relationships are WORK! And Saturn loves WORK!” As Saturn enters any new sign, he puts down the tasks of the old sign to assume the roles and responsibilities of the new sign. Libra is all about relationships ~ face to face, balanced partners, open enemy, love, equals, (or trying to be equals), relationships, partnerships, connections that are balanced, even and peaceful in nature.
When Saturn enters the sign of relationships, he immediately puts pressure on ALL of the existing relationships in our lives. Saturn asks us to work with those relationships to make sure we are “in balance and harmony” as Libra desires. Where relationships are perceived by the other to be out of kilter, we’ll hear “You used me!” or “You are not grateful for all I did for you!” or “You are being so selfish!” or “You never do anything for me!”
Note the complete lack of ownership in those statements by the speaker! Note the “YOU” statements and the lack of “I” as having a role in the matter. It is as if you tied the other person up and forced them to do what they did. Now, they are raging at the results, outcome and perhaps at you. Normally Libra doesn’t rage and acts out their anger more indirectly, in kind of a passive aggressive manner. However, the square from Pluto in Capricorn to the Libra Saturn is adding oomph to the energy and producing the extreme anger that seems to be flying around the room.
You could have been experiencing the energy over the past few weeks too as Saturn is approaching his jump into the airy detachment of Libra. I have a friend whose sister is calling her up and screaming at her. She keeps hanging up on her sister, saying she doesn’t want to be screamed at. It started with a minor skirmish over who took an embroidered table cloth. But the screaming and shouting, which has been going on for a few weeks now, is COMPLETELY out of proportion to the minor situation that appeared to trigger it.
Think of it as Saturn asking you to define the boundaries of the relationship. My friend, setting a boundary by hanging up, yet answering the phone to preserve the relationship with her sister is taking a different approach than another client who is distancing herself from the raging of a friend. De-face booking. Nasty emails. Yelling on the phone. You get the idea. Diplomats really earn their money! Saturn in Libra can be hard.
The problem is Saturn in Virgo COUNTS and keeps track. Saturn in Libra says we both have to give a bit, share, take turns and no one gets everything they want. So counting Saturn is running up against sharing Saturn that says we all get SOME but not ALL of what we want. And counting Saturn, Virgo Saturn, is having a hissy fit, stomping and yelling over there in the corner.
Virgo Saturn has worked SO HARD! Libra Saturn, well things just seem to come easy to it! Libra Saturn gets what ever it wants! Libra Saturn waltzes in and the world seems to smile at it. Libra Saturn is so detached and seemingly above things! (Not really but to counting Virgo Saturn that is the appearance as he sits on earth and gathers up all the stuff that he‘s kept track of into a list.)
So watch for some profound relationship shifts as Saturn enters Libra and moves towards his square with Pluto in Capricorn in mid-November. Imbalances need to be addressed either directly or via a third party. Try to make Pluto a positive force ~ open up those triangles, enter therapy, get a lawyer in the mix, or encourage yourself towards introspection and journaling.
If you find yourself feeling “taken advantage of”, examine YOUR motives. Why did you do it? Were you offering one thing with the hope of some thing more? Where does all that anger that is rolling around inside you come from? The sense of loss or betrayal ties back to who from your childhood? Go dig it out and get clear on it. Own your **** . Take responsibility for your side of the deal. It does take two to tango. You weren’t a slave after all. No one made you do what you did. Own your side.
It also is a profound time to ENTER new partnerships or initiate relationships that will be very powerful and important in your life. Transformative even. The agreements or relationships that begin now will be exceptionally important down the road apiece. Marriage partners appear. Business deals get done. It will be a big month for conception ~ those baby souls just want to jump into uteruses all around the globe for a 10 month journey to life.
I’ll have a whole newsletter dedicated to what we can expect with Saturn in Libra so make sure to sign up for it using the join my mailing list tab at the left.
Also in the week ahead, Mercury enters Scorpio and gets much more intense in his energy. He looks for the bones of the story, and is not so interested in all the frilly details. Just the facts ma’am, as Joe Friday would say. Mercury in Scorpio sees the underlying story. Even if YOU don’t want to see it, you will. Mercury outs secret affairs when he is in this sign. If you lied last week (when I told you not to), you will get caught this week as Mercury shifts signs. You may not HEAR about you got caught until next summer but the catching trigger happens when Mercury’s in Scorpio and telling tales. Make sure to tell the truth, even if you don‘t want to.
Chiron stations to go direct at 21 Aquarius. Now two of the Gang of Three will be moving forward again. Neptune stations direct next month, on November 4th.
The Gang of Three going forward kick up the revolutions and revisions to the dream and want to put them into place. Chiron direct in fixed air suggests the wound will come from air ~ words, sounds, sneezes (see H1N1 in the mundane section below!), etc. Words can deeply hurt us. So if you hear hurting words such as “You are acting as if we had some kind of relationship!” as they go slamming out the door, cry for a bit. Then MAKE SURE TO line up 10 of your friends or talk to your shrink. Ask them if that statement is true. It is not. But you so don’t have the perspective on it right now. There are lots of defensive and hurtful words flying around. People are feeling quite defensive and under attack, so they’ll talk back and say hurting words to you or to others. Again the balanced boundaries of Saturn in Libra replace the counting crazies of Saturn in Virgo. Balance and Boundaries.
Juno and Uranus are forming a strange partnership in the heavens so say yes to any strange partnerships that you might not normally give a go to. The heavens are asking you to learn partnering in a different way and the strange way is the way to go. Strange for YOU that is. Not strange for someone else.
Monday, Saturn has a brilliant idea that is exceptionally profound. Make sure to follow up on it. Take Saturn’s advice and take care of it. Mercury has a great idea about how to partner with a beloved dream you have. Again, give it room to grow. As Saturn goes into Libra we are all going to partner in new ways in the Capricorn and Aquarius areas of our lives as well as he moves through our Libra house. Moon in Aquarius has lovely closing aspects today and Tuesday so get things, particularly papers and documents, out the door. If you get asked on a date for tonight, say yes, or say yes to ideas about how to make money. It is a go!
Tuesday Mercury has a brilliant aspect to Uranus which companions that aspect he has yesterday to Juno. Move forward with the dream. Weird it may be but the messenger before you is trust worthy. Uranus asks you to adjust your understanding of what you want to live with or like to live with. Housing situations can be problematic. Juno argues with Ceres so the mothering principle needs action to relieve the stress. Time to mother in a different manner. Virgo is the caretaker, the servant, the peasant. Saturn is shifting signs. You are so over being the caretaker, servant or peasant in the Virgo area of your chart. Moon in Aquarius lets you see things with a clear, concise eye. Look! Get papers and projects out the door and into the next set of hands.
Wednesday Moon in Pisces makes the energy squishy and much more emotional. It is a rocking and rolling kind of day. Mercury enters Scorpio and sextiles Pluto so traces of the affair that you left in your cell phone, computer, hotel receipt or desk drawer will be found. It will be a paper trail of some sort or involve paper. Mercury is in a blind spot to Saturn as they both are at the last degree of the sign. It looks so innocent! However, Pluto connects the dots as he’s been down this road before. While it might be okay for HIM to do it, it is NOT okay for the mother of his children or his mother or for the creative person to go off and do it without him! Pluto does have a double standard. Yes he does! And he can have a double standard. It is okay for him but not so okay for you. You have to open up the triangle if approached. Be honest. No fibbing. Pluto joins with Ceres to discuss the matter ~ Remember Ceres was able to get him to give her back her daughter. She‘s Pluto‘s sister. Take a sisterly or brotherly approach to the matter. Venus has a cooperative aspect to Jupiter indicating pleasure or the opportunity for financial abundance. If there is not an affair disclosed, some secret matter will be revealed. Again, believe what you see or hear or find. The universe WANTS YOU TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION! Don’t ignore it. In fact, you should take advantage of the information (provided it is not insider trading). If caught, don’t lie, even if everything in your being is telling you to fib. The energy needs to be worked out in a positive way. It will involve a triangle as Pluto is in the story.
Thursday Sun squares Mars so you can wake up with a whopper of a nightmare or dream. Pay attention to the symbolism in it. You need to take action. Saturn goes into Libra. No more suffering Virgo counting. Time for a balanced partnership that works for you. Moon in Pisces suggests you want to pull the covers over your head and hide. No such luck. Saturn enters Libra so initially, the emotional and sacrificial nature of partnerships will be all the rage with the Moon in Pisces. After Saturn goes back into Libra for the second time, next July, the Moon is in action taking Sagittarius so people will be more likely to speak their truth. It takes us a while to get the hang of any new planet in a sign. Venus has a gift of brilliance with Mars so she wants to create and harmonize with him. He’s feeling pretty proud of himself so creation partnerships are moving forward. Clean out the water or fluid in the house to create space for new things.
Friday Moon in Aries in the afternoon has a nice closing aspect to the dream on Sunday. Moon in Aries takes action, kicks butt and gets things done so Friday afternoon and Saturday are action oriented days. Venus and Pluto are chatting about what Pluto found or revealed earlier in the week. It is a gift even if you don’t think it is right this second. Mercury wants to end things as he argues with Uranus. Or perhaps Mercury wants to explode. He LIKES the drama right now. He’s in Scorpio so he’s carrying the story and stirring the pot. Or he’s sharing what he found out. Some story about unusual nurturing will capture your attention. Mercury, as the only god who can travel to the underworld will be asking you to delve a bit deeper into understanding the story. Delve. All the water energy can make it a bit hard to see but delve any way.
Saturn’s day Chiron stations direct. It is going to be a hopping Halloween! Mars in Leo rules that Aries Moon. Ah ha! Lots of Ah ha! Up, up, up Goes the energy. Evolution is a process. Chiron in the sign of the collective or community that you call your own, is indicating it is wounded and not functioning at its best. Sun fights with Uranus so there can be unexpected explosions as Scorpio Sun does keep track in a different way than Virgo Saturn. Do you owe something? Can you pay it back? Sun joins with Ceres so this is a great day to begin a diet or nutrition program to regenerate cells in your being. Or to undertake a system cleanse. It is a great day to tackle long standing undone projects as the Moon in Aries is fueled by that Mars in Leo of attack and conquer. Venus and Mars are happy so love partners and relationships are in a good place if you are clear about what you want. Venus trines Chiron offering understanding. While you might not fit in with your old group or clan any more, you are about to find NEW folks that are more to your liking and who will support your soul’s growth.
Sunday finds a long void moon as Day light Savings comes to an end. Fall back, we gain an hour of sleep and the day offers a void energy that is delightful for dallying. Moon enters Taurus as evening falls. Mercury is in the mood to have an argument in the later part of the day as he squares Mars in Scorpio. Perhaps it is a conversation about what he found earlier in the week. Perhaps it is about who took out the garbage or didn’t scoop the cat litter. Watch for silly fights about stupid things that actually are cover ups for the bigger issues. Void moon doesn’t let you get to them. But hold the energy and trust it. Mercury has stress and irritation. He’s in the mood to pick, pick, pick. Better to do something more productive like organize the shelves in the basement with that Scorpio energy. But you will probably fight. Taurus moon is building to full energy tomorrow pushing emotions a bit higher than usual. It is the day when the veil between the worlds of life and death are the thinnest. Perhaps a better use of that Scorpio energy is to talk to some of your dead relatives and or meditate on your mortality. Is it really helpful to live in such a state of anger all the time? It will make you sick.
Mundane: Last spring when the Gang of Three first met in Air, we had all the craziness of the new H1N1 swine flue virus getting discovered. We’ve since decided it will be ‘mild‘. Various thoughts seem to swirl around it being a media hoax or a drug company scam or some such.
If H1N1 is GOING to mutate into something more dangerous, it will do so this week, when Chiron stations direct, OR on December 21 when Jupiter joins up with Neptune for the third and final time. I am voting for the December 21 date as the mutation date.
I predict this baby will shift and be a lot nastier than it currently is predicted to be. I have a few reasons. Mars in Leo will be retrograde from Mid-December to early-March so our “Life force”, the Sun, ruled by Leo, will be under attack by the warrior red fellow in the sky. Mars rules sudden fevers as well as epidemics attacking the public.
Saturn in Libra will be retrograde, square to Pluto in Capricorn, so we’ll have an opportunity to work on our relationships by being stuck at home with our partners and family. Chiron in Air suggests wounding by air ~ air born flu viruses certainly fit the image. Jupiter in Air expands them. Neptune in Air removes the boundaries. Aquarius is the collective or tribe being wounded by lots and lots of boundary free viruses. We’ll lose our tribal members (Chiron in Aquarius)who will dissolve with lots of (Jupiter) fluid (Neptune) in their lungs and immune system (Jupiter/Neptune).
In 1918, the last very deadly H1N1 flu was initially mild in the spring and returned as a much nastier version in the fall and winter. That one, like this one, attacked the younger people rather than the old folks. In fact, a robust immune response was exactly what caused so many problems and deaths. The viruses were able to multiply faster as the body rose up to attack them. The virus cells burst in the lungs so folks literally drowned in their beds.
Me, I am getting a H1N1 flu shot.
Lorraine wrote: Wanted to give you heads up on your astute perceptions, particularly with Saturn entering Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Relationship dynamics are already changing. Pluto in Cappy wants to break the rules of patriarchy, expose and tear them down because not working for most people.
True story: While sitting in a courtroom with my attorney post divorce, in the day when we were permitted to listen to others cases as spectators, my lawyer out of nowhere points to a woman and says, "Do you see that woman over there on the stand? THAT is a "wife", you're not a wife." I was appalled and quickly replied that I was a very good wife and went on to justify all the ways I WAS a good wife!! (how dare she!)...she added, "that isn't what I mean, I'm sure you did all those things." She simply stated that I have more important things to do with my life than cater to the whims of a man and be a "wife".
Thank you for sharing and validating changing relationship dynamics :-)
Anne answers: Thanks for sharing your story! We will all be working on our relationships for two years!