We move into Libra Weather this week. Do you have a stellium in Libra? (More than three factors, in your natal chart). If so, you’ll want to read this, as the astrological climate from this point forward is about all the duets and duels in your life.
Virgo weather ends on Wednesday September 22nd, but there is still time to look at lifestyle, health and workload issues. If you work full-time or part-time, this cycle will still affect your job. You’ll need a proper daily routine which keeps you healthy. Of course, doctors will tell you that this is essential anyway, especially during a pandemic – but for the few days, it’s really vital. You are coming off the back of a Full Moon in Pisces, opposite the Sun in Virgo, and that latter sign rules your mind, body and spirit. A Full Moon is always crunch time, no matter if this is a sleep issue, or a question about a Pfizer injection.
The realities of your particular professional, unpaid work or academic role in life, will demand more than you imagined now. You’ll often be stretched. Your body is a machine now. Look after it because this week is crucial. More on your body in a moment. But let’s look at your job, or role, again, too.
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You are stuck with what you’re stuck with, in this cycle (with work, unpaid work or study) – so get second, third and fourth opinions. Saturn only comes this way once every 29 years. But above all, Taurus, devote a certain number of hours every week to slogging away at what the experts tell you must be done. Whatever your chosen profession is doing, now, you need to get real (and you will), but you also need to work, work, work at it. The cycle sustains in 2022 so whatever you are doing has to be about next year too. You know that. Yet, solutions are here, with Jupiter also in your sector of ambition, position and mission – if you need to resign or switch professions – get a move on. The cycle ends at Christmas, Taurus, so if you did want to step down or pull back, be quick.
This Venus in Scorpio cycle now will affect your marriage, partnership, dating chances, and the state of play with any rivals or enemies. It’s the cycle of duets and duels. So, your wife may have a huge say over your job (for example) or you may find an old opponent in your career gets his/her boxing gloves back on. You will have to live in the real world at this time, as the unavoidable facts about yourself and your situation will need to be dealt with, in the most practical way. As an earth sign, you can do that.
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It’s really important to be clear about the sort of relationship with the children, or the kind of single life, which you are now building. Equally, if you are trying to structure your world a certain way in order to deal with a marriage or relationship with no children at all, you need to be fully conscious of what you’re creating. What do you think you’re doing, here? We are now rolling into Libra weather. That means both sectors of your chart devoted to important relationships and partnerships are busy.
Your ruler Mercury is retrograde. Give this time. It may not be until November that you can finally say you’ve made lasting decisions, especially about a son or daughter.
Stand back and take an objective look at what you are putting together for yourself now with the other person. If all goes well now, you will end up with something which is karmically built to last. That something may be a marriage, a relationship, a divorce, or a legal victory. It may be a fixed approach to a partner or enemy, or a new emotional or sexual set-up. The South Node in Sagittarius cycle ends in January but until then you are locked into a karmic loop with this man or woman. Whatever you are putting so much work into could very well stand the test of time, so it’s crucial that you know the nature of the bed you are hammering together before you decide to go and lie in it. As I said, children may well be the story this week, but give yourself time for stop-starts.
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Well, the Sun is about to leave the Third House, but not before he is opposed by the Moon. The Moon is your ruler, and this is important, so let’s take a closer look at the Third House. The Third House rules your cousins, brothers and sisters. It rules the written and spoken word, and how you communicate in other ways – through symbols or images, for example. Finally, it rules short journeys, so cars, trains, airplanes, ships, boats, bicycles, motorbikes and public transport are a big focus now too.
Here we have a departure point for the year. What you conclude, what you compromise over, what you sort out (in terms of inner conflicts or differences with others) will have a lasting impact. So, take your time in the first day or two of this new week. Then sign off.
This lunar cycle is offering a strange combination of decisive endings, and new beginnings, all at the same time. Perhaps you are about to decide to never fly again, given how easy it is to pick up Covid at the airport or on the plane, and then unwittingly pass it on to other people – even if you have been injected! This cycle with the Sun and Moon, passing out of Virgo and Pisces delivers critical moments, also with the internet, publishing or education – with an overload of thought. At this time in your life, you will experience all the aspects of the Third House – your cousins, brothers and sisters; the plans, projects and ideas which use your communication skills, and finally, through the journeys you take, or the commuting. They may weave in and out of each other or be separate, but decisions are calling you.
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Well, with Venus in Scorpio, it’s all about the relationships which influence the direction of your house, apartment, garden or other residence (like a houseboat). Property will be an intense and complicated business in this cycle, no matter if you are renting or owning. Venus rules complete relationships in the property game and so what you choose by October, will have a far-reaching impact on other people’s emotions. Once the emotions have been processed, you need to promise yourself you will play a different game. Try an alternative property strategy that better suits who you actually are.
Where you live, and how you live, is your key to 2022 now. Next year is very important as the South Node of karma shifts into this same sector of your chart, ruled by Scorpio. Your lifestyle, your address, the look or feel of your home – it all adds up to old debts and credits in 2022, Leo, and those will be spiritual or karmic in nature. You’ll end up with the kind of home life now which shows you a glimpse of that. Quite apart from the bricks and mortar, though, this cycle is primarily about your relationship with your birth family (parents, siblings, relatives) as well as any family you have created (partner, children, in-laws.) It is very much about a shared household. It can be about your hometown or homeland, too, Leo. It is no exaggeration to state that this cycle will do more to change the state of play within your family, by 2023, than any other in your life. So, get ready. You’re about to be pulled out of the shallow end. Slowly, slowly. Yet, as you cast your eye at October and November, a decision is waiting, so take your time.
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Your relationship with the world of babies and children, teenagers and young adults, will go through a deep transformation during this long Pluto cycle which began in 2008 and ends in 2023. Your son or daughter may move from childhood to adolescence – or adolescence to adulthood – at this time, which is one obvious cause of big change. Another possibility? You will deal with the realities of abortion, adoption, miscarriage or IVF treatments (or have already done so) and find that your old attitudes and expectations fall away, to be replaced by a new outlook. This week your ruler Mercury aspects Pluto, more than once, so the time has come to talk about this again. Your connection to children, teenagers or Millennials may be less personal now – you may experience this cycle through your job (for example, if you nurse or teach or are involved in youth welfare) or through your interests outside work (like a charity). Virgo, the young people in question may be godchildren, nieces, nephews, stepchildren or grandchildren. Use willpower for empowering new beginnings now, and self-control to find the controls. This may take some time as Mercury Retrograde is with you, but it’s worth persisting.
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Welcome to the Nodes in your media, Internet, publishing, education, travel and foreign zones. The point at which you have endured enough of the same organisation or person, saying the same things – or behaving the same way – is the point at which you can escape. Well – you can certainly wake yourself up. That means accepting the inevitability of the situation which is now being played, replayed and replayed again. However, it also means consciously working hard to develop a point of view, and a coping strategy, which will make you feel calm – and content. The cycle ends in January. Of course, you are dealing with these repetitive issues about the internet, commuting, airlines, foreigners, tourism – in a pandemic – but they would repeat anyway.
There is usually a tremendous sense of Deja vu about any issue connected to all this now. There may also be wider karmic trends unfolding from the year 2002 which make you feel as if you’ve seen it all before – and you have – it’s all the same old thing, reheated! There are ways around this, before January, when the cycle ends.
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Financially, with the Nodes still in Gemini and Sagittarius (until January) you will be returning to a place, and a situation, which is familiar from other episodes in 2002 – but you may feel as if you were stuck in a time warp, or a chronic ‘loop’ of some kind. Scorpio, the laws of karma may dictate that you will be stuck in a groove left over from another chapter with the house, business, apartment, inheritance, possessions, shares, insurance, charity (and the rest) until you finally learn to see your situation differently. This cycle, until January, will now involve some kind of frustration. You are very nearly at the end of it, but as the Sun forms a fresh angle to this sector of your chart, some numbers may become obvious all over again.
That frustration at beating your head against a brick wall (to put it bluntly) is entirely natural, because nobody likes hearing the same stuff all the time or being stuck with the same set of circumstances – or watching the world go through the same predictable motions! This time is important, though, because the sheer repetition of what you are facing will teach you a great deal about how you should be reacting to it. You cannot buy a sense of humour; a philosophical outlook; acceptance; tolerance. In fact, just knowing something or someone is bound to come around again, could make you go away and research more; commit to extensive homework.
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Into the Third House go Saturn and Jupiter, this week with a new angle, as the Sun also begins to form new chart angles too.
Education (casual or formal) will involve you now, and you may play the role of teacher or student. Publishing, the media and the internet, too. Sagittarius, this is a strange mixed bag of necessary lessons, difficult realities and undeniable opportunities. You could be a pessimist about what has been going on, but something makes you optimistic. You saw the problem, but you have also seen a possible solution. Maybe two solutions. This is very much about your ‘voice’ across all mediums and media at the moment.
Take all the elements of the situation apart and turn them over, piece by piece. How can you spin things, next time, so that you don’t end up feeling so stuck? How can you take advantage of the fact that you can carefully create a response to life, which will leave you feeling happier? You have until December to come up with the solutions. After that it is just plain hard (be careful about what you commit to online in 2022) so try to pull off all the answers, and get them cast in stone, by Christmas.
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This two- or three-day period (the last of this particular solar/lunar cycle) will put education, travel, publishing, foreigners – or people from other cultures – on your agenda. As with all Moon cycles, you may come across a particularly obvious parent-child dynamic, in connection with these areas of your life. A teacher-student relationship which feels like mummy and baby is an obvious example! However, this cycle manifests, though, you have a lot to learn from that part of you which is feeling needy and dependent – or from that other person who relies on you, if he or she is playing the baby. It’s the small, vulnerable parts of ourselves which sometimes reveal the most.
The Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces are in opposite signs, so it may feel as if you are conflicted within, or you might be dealing with polar opposites. All things being equal, this is not a great week to book a flight, move to a new place, enroll in a course, or publish a paperback. Of course, the former is risky in a pandemic anyway! Yet, this Third House and Ninth House pattern does tend to block you, stretch you or stop you. The Ninth House rules everything we do, in order to expand our geographical and intellectual horizons. The Moon in Pisces now is about being absolutely sure of yourself, inside and out. If you are not, then you have excellent conditions for some kind of new voyage of discovery – even if it’s only on the internet. Just be aware that foreigners and foreign countries can be really hard work now.
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Venus in Scorpio is well and truly here. Your relationship with your boss, colleague or client will now show you a lot about the complicated games that people play, as somebody’s inner child (yours or theirs) is now operating at full force. Venus had a son called Cupid and their relationship was complex. If you don’t have a part-time or full-time job, but you have other important roles and goals, those will also be affected by this Venus cycle. Once again, you can expect some kind of parent-child dynamic, where you either get to play the infant, or take on the role of mummy, as someone else shows you, their vulnerability. Watch and learn. It’s an instructive time. If a career issue is looming large, though, it will also be quite an emotional week.
Venus is also notorious as an adulterer and thematically, you may hit issues about loyalty, or jealousy, with work, unpaid work or academia. What is your true calling in life, Aquarius, and what do you really mean, when you talk about success? This is a great time to find out. The Sun and Moon will soon be joining forces in Scorpio in your solar chart, on the midheaven (the highest spot of the horoscope, where you achieve your highest ambitions.) This, by full Autumn/Spring will give you incredible certainty and clarity, and the wheels you now set in motion in your career, or other mission in life, will truly reflect what you want, as well as what you need. For now, though, you need to sort out the Venusian relationships.
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Workplace karma could surround you now. Switch on your radar, ground yourself in the real world, and refuse to allow any gaps in your memory of your 2002 career (or with other projects and goals from that year) get in. If not, you could be picking up the karmic pieces with your boss, colleagues, staff or employers later. Very few astrologers would advise you to push ahead with appointments, job interviews, business transactions or important meetings as if you had a clear road, in 2021. You really don’t.
The South Node in your sector of work, unpaid work and academia is rotating and revolving, as it has done very 19 years. So, this is a life lived backwards to some extent. You can’t really drive forward unless you look back over your shoulder. Pisces, you are owed, or you owe. Likely, professionally. So that’s what this week is partly all about. You also have a complicated relationship showing up with Venus in Scorpio, in all Ninth House areas – long-haul air travel, emigration, people from multicultural and foreign backgrounds, publishing, the internet – you now need to be philosophical about the situations – and creative about the perspective you choose. Doing so can make you happier.
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