If you are finding your relationships heavy and difficult at the moment, it might be because a change needs to happen from the depths.
If this is the case the planets and luminaries are on your side today and over the next few days.
Mercury has just gone direct, which will open communication lines, which might have become more subliminal in the last few weeks while it was retrograde (see previous article) With the help of the full moon coming up , which is actually a Lunar Eclipse, big things can start to shift.
Venus is making a conjunction to Saturn in Scorpio for the first time in thirty years, so things that are buried and have been around for a long time can be unearthed. What better time to be be going deep into your relationships and transforming old patterns using new structures?
The Mars conjunction of Pluto in Capricorn will help you to support the changes in your bodies using physical actions, (no, don't throw thing! lol) Dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi, running, walking etc will help in the releasing of old belief systems and programming from a cellular level.
The energy of these transits can be harnessed to make big changes. Just keep your focus on your heart (Venus), so that compassion is where you are coming from, and this can be an amazing time to make overdue changes within your relationships, and bring better communication and a deeper clearer connection.
~ November is a big month this year as it contains two eclipses, the first one is a total solar eclipse and the only total eclipse this year, on November 13th. This eclipse will only be visible in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Solar eclipses are mostly associated with disruptions. This one falls into the profound Scorpio waters where with the help of retrograde Mercury it signifies a deep shift in the collective subconscious. Mercury went retrograde (6th November), and travels backwards into Scorpio after its brief sojourn in Sagittarius, bringing our thoughts and perspectives into the depths of our current transformational processes. Mercury then goes forward again on 26th November, allowing us to integrate and understand our innermost self with more clarity and perspective, as we then become able to share and reflect upon shift we’ve made with others again.
For more information about the eclipses go to Nasa's site.
Going against the grain of the widely broadcast warnings about retrograde Mercury, I believe that in these times of information overload, Mercury going retrograde is a blessing. We need to bring more of our awareness inside ourselves, enquiring into our thoughts, belief systems and ideals. We are constantly under pressure to take in more and more external information, so that getting time to go inside and investigate our own deeper truths is a time for us to empower ourselves with more self-knowledge, and rest deeply (Scorpio) in our own nature’s.
Because of this more internally centered focus, its true that external communications can suffer from the kind of vagueness which makes for miscommunications. And because the technology we use to communicate to each other with is virtually symbiotic with our energy fields, things can go askew when the focus is not on the external passage of information.
The second eclipse in November is the penumbral Lunar eclipse which happens on the 28th November, which will mostly not be visible in Australia. This is the full moon in Gemini, and important for all the mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces) as they let go of old memories and thought patterns no longer needed. Sometime deep emotional issues surface to be accepted (owned) and released. It can be a great time for processing the emotional baggage no longer needed on the journey, which will create a space for new life and vision to come in.
All of this going in while Saturn in the early degrees of Scorpio makes a watery trine to Neptune in Pisces means that this process could be about easing your deepest core ideals into manifestation, so I recommend doing a vision board or affirmations lists, only draw not from the outer side of your mind, take your awareness into the depths with honesty and commitment and this is a great month for moving forward into the new world.
Candida van Rood, aka Candy vR, (or Candy Spender).