Sun in Libra: Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio/Libra and October Eclipses
Mercury moved into Scorpio on Sunday Sept 28th and since then I have found it difficult to concentrate to write or record the week’s astrology.
Last week we had a trine between Jupiter and Uranus in fire signs-that’s high octane energy for change!
Have you felt incredibly restless all week?
This morning in my meditation on the 5th chakra and creativity (with Deepak Chopra-I love him!) I knew I had to focus on the Shadow. I cancelled a workshop I had planned for October and instead have committed to focusing on this theme for the weekend of Nov 1st/2nd.
I am a Scorpio and almost 65 years old.
Having lived through the intense transit of Pluto in Scorpio from 1985-1995, I know I need to show up as a woman who has faced the dark side and come through to the other side.
Scorpio is the sign of transformation. However that isn’t an easy process!
Getting the balance right in our lives
Greg Bogart writes that Shakti is the yoga in the zodiac that rules Scorpio. This yoga is to be powerful. Bhakti is the yoga for Libra- to be loving and open- hearted.
Scorpio is sexuality, mortality (life and death) and intensity. Libra is beauty and harmony.
This month we are being asked to unite these two combinations as Mercury travels from the emotional depths of Scorpio, back into the diplomatic sign of Libra.
We are also invited to look at Libra’s shadow- indecision and passive aggression, and Scorpio’s – vengeance and the proverbial sting in the tail.
Today I have read 2 articles today about the love/hate relationship. That expression sums up these 2 energies.
Mercury goes retrograde on Oct 4th in Scorpio- The Guide to the Underworld
Mercury is a major player this month as it also becomes a key planet involved in the partial Solar Eclipse on October 23rd.
The Messenger can reveal the truths that lie hidden in Scorpio’s sometime murky waters.
Sexual abuse scandals have been rife this year In the UK. Dark secrets and taboos need to be brought into the open for cleansing and healing.
However I believe that forgiveness- not blame and revenge- is the only way to heal.
The Messenger planet will retrograde on 4th October until 28th October. The advise is to back up your computer, don’t buy electrical goods, mobile phone or tablet during this time. Read contracts carefully and make sure there’s a get out clause.
However it is a really good month to re-envision your life.
It’s an ideal for an astrology consultation.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign, known for its intensity. Scorpio loves to dive deep into the unconscious-the realm of Pluto. Scorpio is also co-ruled by Mars.
Mercury is the only planet that can go in and out of the Underworld at will. It’s the Guide to the Unconscious- the Psychotherapist, or Soul Astrologer.
The Underworld is an area of the mind that I love as it holds our buried treasure-our soul level gifts. It is accessed through metaphor, image and myths.
If you want to find out more and live in the UK, then I recommend that you come on my November workshop entitled Healing the Shadow-Embracing Your True Power.
Or if you live outside the UK, you can attend my MasterClass Mercury Retrograde webinar. I have also timed it for my subscribers in the US.
Plus take a free 3 Card Reading to ask your Higher Mind for the answers to a pressing problem. (See link at the end of this newsletter)
Mercury Retrograde and October Eclipses: Facing the Shadow
FREE WEBINAR Wednesday October 8th at 8pm – 9.15pm BST (3pm EDT, 8am PDT)
Eclipses are times of change. This webinar is timed on the day of the full lunar eclipse to facilitate positive change.
Mercury retrograde gets a bad press, but it can offer us a shift in perspective.
On this webinar discover:-
- What does this Mercury retrograde cycle mean for you?
- What are the questions to ask of Mercury?
- Key dates: Mercury joins the North Node at the Partial Solar Eclipse 23rd Oct
- Understanding and healing the shadow in relationships
This webinar will be recorded. However the last 30 mins will be devoted to answering questions to those on the call and will not be recorded. REGISTER NOW
Workshop Nov 1st/2nd Hammersmith London
‘Healing Your Shadow’ Embracing Your True Power
Healing your shadow is the most powerful work you can do.
This is an Invitation to participate in a very special weekend of healing.
Timed just after Halloween and a week after the Scorpio eclipse, we are tuned into the energy of Mars and Pluto, giving us the courage to dive deep into our emotional depths.
Both planets are now joined in Capricorn. Mars is exalted in this sign, so becomes the Spiritual Warrior with the strength and power to help us transform.
This workshop focuses on:-
- Healing the negative self concepts which we project out onto others as shadow figures.
- Healing the key time in our lives where we lost power and disconnected from our purpose.
- Letting Go Ritual
Our true power is the 3rd chakra, our centre and connection to Source, to faith, trust and to strength. Astrologically it is ruled by the Sun. Events in our lives can knock us off this centre, we lose confidence and start to doubt ourselves.
Once we are grounded and connected to our core we can align with our true self as a spiritual being.
How are you feeling right now?
- Are you stuck? Feel you can’t move forward however hard you try?
- Is your relationship, or career, just treading water?
- Is there someone in your life who has become a shadow figure for you?
- Are you feeling like giving up? Burnt out and exhausted?
- Are you sabotaging yourself?
These are all signs that you are caught in the ‘dead zone’. This is a stage we all go through many times on our spiritual journey.
The temptation is to give everything up, throw in the job, ditch the relationship, move house.
However the problem remains, and will resurface after a short period of time because its not an external problem but an inner one.
The underlying principle is that there’s a fear of the next step which is a birth into co-creativity and a whole new level of success and happiness.
This workshop focuses on discovering the underlying pattern, on healing the time when we gave up and lost our power.