By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week is rather slow, astrologically speaking. There are no major planetary movements or motivators.
Nevertheless, the pull downward and inward is powerful this week. The vast majority of planets are in yin signs: Water and Earth.
The 4th and last quarter of the current lunar cycle begins on Wednesday October 31st, adding to the downward theme. Of course this means that the Moon is dimming in light more every day, until the turning point back to increasing light at the New Moon in Scorpio next week on November 7.
When the 4th quarter begins on October 31, we will be into Halloween that day.
More meaningfully October 31 is Samhain, a day honored as sacred by humans for many decades before our current time period.
Samhain is approximately half way between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice so is a yearly turning point to greater darkness and inward turning.
It is also recognized as a time when the veils between worlds is the thinnest.
To some that means that souls “on the other side” of the veil, are more easily contacted. Spirits of the deceased are said to be more available to connect with then.
So Halloween’s ghosts and goblins and scary costumes are the modern answer to the sacred time of Samhain.
This is Sun in Scorpio time of year too, and Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto, known as the Guardian of the Underworld.
So the pull inward and yin-ward is strong this week, further enhanced by the Moon dimming its light as it passes through the last quarter of its cycle.
The Moon has a 28-29 day cycle, similar to a woman’s menstrual cycle, giving women an intimate connection with the Moon.
And Venus, another planetary representative of the Feminine, is still Retrograde in Scorpio, keeping it in the spotlight of our consciousness.
Overall this week, it is not a good time for goal orientation, or for focus on agenda or outer success.
It is much more a time for soul care, for deep feelings, inner healing, relationship care, inner insights, and nurturing for those in need.
Next week, after November 7, is the time for new beginnings at the New Moon in Scorpio. And on November 8 Jupiter leaves its year long journey in primal Scorpio. It enters light inducing Sagittarius that day, where it will stay for a year
Interestingly, the day before the New Moon in Scorpio and two days before Jupiter enters Sagittarius, we have an important Election Day on November 6.
As we get closer to that Election Day, the current American civil war brought us mailings of pipe bombs this last week.
These mailings were sent to Democrats who have shown their opposition to President Trump. As of this writing, a Trump supporting Florida man has been captured as a prime suspect in these crimes.
Election Day next week will bring a climax to recent confrontations between opposing political factions in the USA.
The New Moon in Scorpio the next day will show us whether Trump and the Republicans will keep the power structure as is, or whether Democrats can gain more power in the House and/or Senate.
The direction of the country will be more clear by the New Moon next week.
And of course the stock market and economy have been travelling downward lately. We let you know in earlier writings that the Saturn transit to the USA natal Venus and Jupiter (which is happening now) would bring a downfall of stocks and the economy as a whole.
There is no escaping the dark part of the country’s transformation now. Everything is being set up for America’s fall before its rise again as a more equal member of the world community.
We are moving toward an Age of Aquarius, which will open its portal in December 2020. Of course the world and country will not be all filled with love and light all of a sudden, but nevertheless the turning point will have been experienced. Signs of the new world will be more evident.
And of course the next Presidential Election is a month before – in November 2020, so its results will show us some evidence that we are headed in the right direction forward.
So many people lately are showing signs of depression concerning Climate Change, feeling no hope of a good result.
No savior is coming to change direction for us.
We do have the ability I believe to come together as a human community to bring hope back into our minds, hearts, and souls.
And not just about Climate Change. We also will bring back hope for our world in so many ways.
Love and Truth are waiting at the door for us as a collective to open to them. That will bring us to where we need to be in our evolution as a species. That will also bring us to healing our Earth and its environment.
Spiritually speaking it is not as important to know how all will happen. It is of paramount importance to find the connections; to connect to Source; to connect to the knowing of how we are all one family, no matter what skin, nation, sexual agenda, religion, etc.
All the dots are connected in the Universe, not randomly placed. Only our ignorance of that fact will separate us from the connections.
Allow yourself to surrender to the Oneness, including the Oneness inside of you. That is what will bring us to where we belong, to what will heal us and help us to evolve.
Resist the temptation to complicate everything or make it all too difficult. Love will bring us and All together. Truth will keep us sane and sound and real. All needed will come from there.
This week we have the Yin-ward journey down into the Earth and Soul, into deeper connection with our lower chakras and middle eye. That happens with the Scorpio influence; almost all planets in Earth and Water; and the light dimming from the last quarter Moon.
Some light of inspiration will emerge, however, as Mercury goes into Sagittarius on the 30th.
Then on the 31st with sacred soul insightful Samhain, we also experience Retrograde Venus opposing Uranus.
That will bring some kind of shift or turning point in relationships mid week. We are working on changing relationship patterns with Venus being Retrograde, and this week will bring some awakening on the matter.
Till next week,
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