“Spotting” by Lyn Dalebout
This entire week is full of turning points. We enter the most major of events, the next exact Uranus square to Pluto, sure to trigger more historical events that have repercussions for decades to come. Note November 1 post. We are blessed to live in these times and help to manifest the shifts. No one is a bystander, all are participants. Yipee! And this week (and the coming New Moon cycle) belongs to Saturn. That means lingering depressions need to be dealt with, making decisions becomes imperative~be done with procrastination!~ birth is at hand. Saturn also manifests in the form of Saturnalia~an occasion of wild revelry. This fits well with celebrating All Hallow’s Eve~Halloween!
Mon Oct 28
The beloved nightlight of our Moon aligns with Pallas Athene~goddess of creativity and strategy~in the sign of Leo~ruler of the heart’s true calling. You can literally observe this alignment if you will awaken in the early morning hours and step outside. This signifies a portal of creativity and joy. Bath in this light and call it into your life. And as Juno in Capricorn~responsibilities in our key partnerships, marriage vows~makes a turning point square to the Lunar Nodes~the tug of your past and the beckoning of your future~it seems many are turning a corner in relationships. That may involve making new vows or releasing previous commitments. In my opinion, the phrase “to death do us part” should be banished forever. The entirety of Universal Creation is about change and evolution. We must love with all our hearts each and every moment. And honor when our hearts move in more expansive evolutionary directions. This is the key to health and healthy relations. For some, that will mean you remain and re-invent your relationship, for others, it will require departure.
Tue Oct 29
Wow! Today packs a punch on many levels. Two exact planetary alignments imply it will become clear what must be done. Mercury in retrograde/reflection/re-evaluation meets up with serious Saturn. This is the classic astrological alignment of the brilliant scientific thinker and also can manifest as family lineage issues linked to mental health. Our minds need to be very aware today of the thoughts we are choosing to think.What are you choosing to think? Are you letting old negative thoughts control you, tell you who you are? Meditation practices are designed to shift your thinking, so sign up today for a mediation class/retreat. It will transform your life in positive directions allowing you be get out of the old ruts of belief and negative self-talk. And this helps today: our playful inventive Leo Moon aligns with Mars and we are able to act with passion upon our core feelings and convictions. May you move beyond stubbornness and stagnation and begin anew.
Wed Oct 30
Once a year the light and enlightenment of our Sun aligns with the North Lunar Node. This means today is a day you are given a flashlight into your future. Things may dawn on you, the path may become suddenly clear, and new partners may arrive, as this alignment takes place in sidereal Libra, sign of working in conjunction harmoniously with others. This may even manifest as a healing with an old perceived enemy or adversary. And Venus enters sidereal~real star alignment~Sagittarius. We enter a several week portal in which we are granted galactic permission to follow our heart/art calling toward our higher truth, our largest knowing. Time to get really expansive in what you imagine is possible in your life going forward. And for our Earth. Don’t forget to pray, intend, invoke what you want to see happen at the global level. Sagittarius is international in scope and scale, visionary, and optimistic!
Thu Oct 31
Mars provides a helpful trigger to this weeks big news: the exact square of revolutionary Uranus to Pluto~old power structures are dying, but that might entail a bit of kicking and screaming as they sense their time is done. This can be an internal dynamic as well within your own psyche by the way. Part of you needs to, and wants to let go. The supportive trine of Mars in Leo~following your creative passion and being true to your authentic Self~to Pluto today can really help you make positive shifts. You may even feel a return of an underlying optimism. Mars also opposes Chiron, our wise Centaur that rules both healing our wounds and living in shamanic timing, which is really getting out of clock time. Magic is afoot today. A healing temper tantrum might also erupt. No judgment on that. Just experience the release of tension.
Fri Nov 1
Exciting, dynamic day today! Many aspects abound with an abundance of possibilities.
In the wee hours of this morning, we are greeted with the next exact square of Uranus to Pluto, the governing sky dynamic of 2012-2015. As these are very slow moving planets today is just another in a cascading series of squares between these two planets during that period. I like to think that this one might be the time when the tide turns from the more deconstructive aspects of this alignment to the hint of the beginning of what will be the more reconstructive effects in 2014-2015. Equally key is today’s exact alignment of retrograde Mercury to our Sun in sidereal Libra. Communications are extra focused and clear in regards to our key partnerships, but also any lack of past clarity will have to be addressed today. That’s because Mercury~communications~is making a tense square to Juno~key personal and professional relationships. This alignment, in wonderful cosmic synchronicity, is in a supportive sextile to Pluto and inconjunct Uranus. Both UP (UranusPluto) are change agents demanding we recycle our past patterns so fresh new options can enter our lives. Also creative loving Venus is in a flowing trine to Pallas Athene, ruler of your creative urges. You could be struck with inspiration if you will get to work on pursuing your art form, whatever that is. I am talking about the art of living the truth of what brings you joy. Creativity is everywhere and inside everyone. No exceptions.
Sat Nov 2
A sunny sextile is building today between Sun and Mars, both planetary Fields of energy, joy, action. Enjoy this celestial sunshine for the next two days. Be like a happy puppy or a fiery colt or a prancing fawn. Experience this joy in your body. Skip! And as today is the last day of the completing lunar cycle it is essential to make time for play, rest, pause, reflection. In the late late night the Moon aligns with Mercury and the North Node. This might manifest as an intimate time of conversation with a beloved or you may receive a profound inner revelation from your own Beloved who resides inside you. Keep that journal near your bedside to write down the insight flowing outward from your wise and always kind Self.
Sun Nov 3
It’s New Moon taking place in the early morning hours. Time to celebrate the birth of a new cycle within the heavens, within yourself, within the Earth and all her creatures. The very best use of this cosmic portal of birth would be to be in nature or to visit some place of sanctuary that nurtures self reflection. Both Sun, Moon and Saturn are all aligned in balancing, harmonizing, peacemaking, relational Libra, so chose to be with a partners that bring you a sense of peace. Because this particular New Moon is conjunct Saturn, all themes Saturnian will be up in the coming four weeks. As I already wrote above in the introduction to this week: that means lingering depressions need to be dealt with, making decisions becomes imperative. And I’ll mention three other Saturnian gifts: greater ability to focus your attention on creating what you want (not what you don’t want), making new commitments and discovering the discipline to follow through with your goals. And most importantly, being true to your authentic self. Become the authority you are meant to be in the realms you are designed to work within. Be the leader of your life so all society can benefit from your gifts. During this four week period, you might get closer to making your dreams come true. Patience though. Saturn also demands patience as we allow the natural events to unfold in right timing. I would like to mention this supportive tool. My friend DeeElle Bupp of Dragonlady Teas offers “Tea of the Month” Club in which she mixes an herbal healing yummy tea for each New Moon that assists people in using the energy of the lunar cycle to support awakening, upgrade, new possibilities emerging. Her teas literally help transform consciousness. It’s like receiving a teaching in a cup of tea that works specifically, uniquely to support you. Please check it out at this link and send her an email to sign up for the Tea of the Month Club: http://dragonladyteas.com
Mon Nov 4
Please re-read yesterday’s post.Use today to understand or simply cope with what may have posed a challenge with yesterday’s Saturn New Moon. This coming Lunar cycle will see very dynamic shifts happening within us and around us as Jupiter turns retrograde November 7, Mercury goes direct November 10, and Neptune heads back into direct motion November 13. Stay tuned and attuned!