For All Zodiac Signs Venus the planet of Relationships, Love, and often Money enters the deeper shadowy waters of passionate Scorpio today!
This is a time when we explore our love lives and financial matters on a deep soul level. We rather enjoy solving the little mysteries in these areas of our life. So we aren’t afraid or worried about our competition so much, as there’s an inner drive to succeed and move ahead that motivates us even more.
Passions run deep and obsessions are strong, especially in our intimate relationships, but this energy can affect our friendships and family relationships as well. Superficial flirtations or anything false doesn’t work in this energy, as we crave deep authentic soulful connections in love and friendship. The yearning we feel for a connection to both body and soul needs to be special and intense to satisfy our deepest desires.
This influence has our emotions running high, as passion takes over our love lives. We can become quite obsessive and consumed by projects and pleasure, so things like sex, money, and food just to name a few are felt more in a deeper more satisfying way and are at the forefront of our minds.
Trust issues tend to be extremely strong while Venus is in Scorpio! We enjoy knowing more, so we love to investigate and find what is hidden, repressed, denied, or ignored. There can be feelings of jealousy that get triggered, which ignites our insecurities. Issues around betrayal always seem to come up and are brought out in the open during this cycle. It’s important not to possess your sweetheart or lover, as that approach may backfire on you.
Any deeper fears or concerns about control and powerlessness can be much stronger than usual at this time. This can lead to paranoid and obsessive behavior, which usually is related to a relationship or partner, and sometimes our finances. It’s a good time to have those hard conversations or discussions about how you are feeling with your partners and lovers! The truth might just pour out of you, if you allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to open up, so be prepared.
The good news is we definitely can strengthen bonds with our partners during this time, by being honest! It’s important to be mindful of coming to conclusions or being too possessive with those we love, or we can push them away. Try to control yourself and know when enough is enough, and stop yourself if you go overboard. Boundaries folks! And remember too much of a good thing is very real, as you can probe too deeply into someone’s mind and cause some sort of psychological trauma. Don’t disturb yourself or the ones you love.
Enjoy this sultry, sexy time and strengthen your bonds and soul connections with the ones you love.
On 21st of June Neptune turns Retrograde. Discover your inner-muse?
This fog rolls in and casts a veil over our normal practical lives. This influence causes us to temporarily lose our inspiration because we are re-working our dreams and wishes in regards to what’s happening emotionally within ourselves. This Retrograde cycle itself lasts until Nov 27th, which means this will be a period of confusion and indecisiveness. You may feel stuck or like you are in limbo, but it is a great time to work on discovering your inner-self.
This is an excellent time to strengthen your spiritual game folks, start a journal and record your dreams as well, make a vision board, and tune into what people are not saying rather than their words. Your intuition and psychic hunches are strong as this mystical planet changes direction. However, your logical mind is taking a vacay for the next 5 months! So trying to figure out where other folks are coming from, or finding information can be difficult, (especially while Mercury is in Retrograde as well!)
During this cycle you will be required to pay extra careful attention to the details as they will be elusive. And since we can be vulnerable now, and way more into the fantasies that play in our heads, assume if something sounds too good to be true, that it probably is! Don’t be a victim during this time which is the Shadow side of Neptune, we can be suckers and get taken if we don’t pay attention! It’s also all about the escape during this Neptune’s Retro period, it might be all to easy to leave your responsibilities behind and not deal with the reality of what is happening in the here and now on planet Earth!
This influence can get some of you into trouble if you choose to delve into things like alcohol, or drugs just to escape. It’s important to have a support system if you feel weak. So make sure and talk about how you are feeling to someone, during this time, let those pent up emotions out and be motivated by the fact that Neptune’s Retrograde cycle can indeed be a time to heal the spirit. This is a time to discover what helps inspire you, and find your own inner-muse!
Stay creative and tap into the best part of this energy! ~Ruby
Saturn Goes Retrograde April 29 – Sept 18 By Rubys Readings
Nowadays, it’s become common knowledge to understand what Mercury in Retrograde is all about, but what you might not know is all the planets have a Retrograde cycle, which is when the planets appear to be moving backward in the sky! And these Cosmic shifts do cause significant changes and effects on all of us if we are aware of it or not! Saturn in Retrograde is considered to be a very powerful energy and marks a turning point in our lives.
Starting April 29 the ringed-planet Saturn starts its five-month-long trip in its Retrograde cycle, through Sept 18. This astrological event occurs just over every twelve months, lasting for nearly 4 and 1/2 months. Saturn Retrograde is not rare and lots of folks are born under one as well. This is a time of restrictions, blocks, limitations, and some anxiety and fear. The skills we learn during this Retrograde phase will prove essential to our growth for the long-term. In the coming days, you may feel off, weighed down, and disoriented, as once again our perspective shifts. But this is how we are affected by Retrograde planets at first anyway, at least until we have a chance to adjust to the shift in energy.
Often it’s the very beginning and the end of these cycles (or commonly called Shadow Periods) that are the toughest or most challenging time. Just remember Retrograde cycles are always about perspective, so as these planets appear to be moving backward through the Cosmos, we too can feel like we’re going backward in our own lives, but it is a time to at least slow-down!
During Saturn’s Retrograde cycle, it is a good time to revisit our relationships and work on any long-term goals we may have, as this is a time to pay close attention to our responsibilities and duties. It’s a time to restructure the way we manifest our reality and find new ways of thinking, and perhaps, adopt a different attitude about how to remove what is blocking us, or how to get through the obstacles that are in our way.
Saturn is known as the “Lord of Karma,” and while Retrograde it is a time when Karma is sorted out. Therefore, Saturn Retrograde can be a double dose of Karma handed-out. Karma is actually a form of energy that is very real, and like Saturn, it is very closely bound to time.
Over the next week, during the beginning of Saturn’s Retro phase, as it turns completely Retrograde, we may begin to feel the weight of it in certain situations quite heavily, especially around our responsibilities. Many of you will actually let go of certain commitments including relationships, jobs, or business deals, which can leave you wondering why you even bothered with them in the first place. We may feel somewhat disconnected and lose our motivation. It might be difficult to make important decisions during these influences, as our energy levels can be low. All of this is due to a change in perspective. We will learn how to find our footing and regain some sort of balance into next week, (into the first week of May), as we grow more accustomed to these shifts. Then we can turn Saturn’s Retrograde cycle into an opportunity, which is the most powerful way to see any Retrograde planet! Make this a time to go over and review your responsibilities, so you can figure out what’s working and what’s not. Take on any challenges you are dealing with and face your reality with gumption and make things happen, Saturn always rewards us for our hard work by the way.
It’s important to slow down now and reconnect with what makes you feel useful, like your work, relationships, and duties. This, in fact, is not a good time to add anything to your existing responsibilities or duties, as the extra projects will just stress you out even more. We should be cutting back and reducing what we normally take on right now, it’s a time to make things simple folks! Any delays you happen to run in to now are just a kind reminder from the Universe that its time to make adjustments. This is a chance to make edits and corrections that are necessary for your success. This is a major time out from the Cosmos.
This influence has us take a look back at what we have already done or taken care of, so it can make you feel like you are moving backward and like you’re not moving forward. Actually, this is happening so you can review or go back over something that normally otherwise you wouldn’t have. Everything ruled by Saturn is under the microscope now and it’s a good idea to review these kinds of things. Like any rules or regulations you should be following, structures at work or in business, and traditions and foundations. Making changes to our ongoing projects or going over old ones can be successful, however, taking on new projects or responsibilities or commitments is probably not a great idea, it’s a time to simplify and restructure our lives first.
During Saturn’s Retrograde phase we will be dealing with particularly strong issues. Just remember as we take care of our unfinished business, Saturn is teaching us to be more patient and disciplined. Any skills we acquire during the retrograde phase will prove essential in the long-run to our success.
Saturn’s lessons for all of us during its Retro phase is to take on certain responsibilities that we have already been developing or that are more important in our lives, so extra time is needed to take stock and to make sure everything is in order before we can continue. Saturn will present us with challenges and tests to make sure we are ready to take on these extra, but necessary responsibilities. The lessons we learn and that are taught by the Teacher of the Zodiac, Saturn, are often rough but they are valuable, and we are always rewarded by Saturn for our hard work and a job well done!
The shadow side to Saturn’s Retrograde is you may become sad or depressed, and not speak up for yourself, or act overly shy. If these behaviors get out of control during this time, then you’ll be offered a chance to recognize and admit you’ve got a problem. If this goes too far you can end up needed some help, so you can come out of your depression or isolation. Make sure and talk to someone if you start to feel down or too depressed, no matter what the planets are doing, there is always someone ready to listen and care more than you believe.
This is an excellent time for schooling or training, but we may question it. There’s also going to be questions about our life, faith, and belief systems, as some folks will return to a Spiritual Path they started back in their past. We may need to tweak or edit a project that we plan on publishing or do something related to writing. Whatever you do during Saturn’s Retrograde, remember it’s a time to ride life straight and follow the rules, if you can do that you may learn a lot about life and gain some much needed and valuable insight that you can use for the long-term, and your future success.
Pluto Turns Retrograde (Backward) in the sign of Capricorn
April 24 – Oct 3rd For All Zodiac Signs:
Welcome to the dark side of our human existence, the cosmic detective, powerful Pluto is starting it’s challenging Retrograde cycle today.
This energy can bring things out of the shadows into the light, so whatever is exposed might be a total shock to our system. Usually, this is regarding how we use and gain our own personal power when Pluto goes backward or Retrograde. But by the end of this Retrograde cycle, the truth will hopefully set you free!
The beginning of this shift brings with it confusion, as it seems to intensify the problem areas of our life. At first there is a heaviness in the air with this energy, however, this is an excellent time for research, and for discovering new insights into our own issues about how to keep or gain control and use our own personal power! This transit helps us discover our own motives. We can be enlightened by the information we receive about our own self-destruction, as well as the planets, but this is also about our personal transformation and the path we are heading down.
Has someone been dishonest with you? Or have you been dishonest with yourself in some way or just in total denial? With the right attitude, whatever you discover during this cycle could take you from a breakdown to a breakthrough, and perhaps a major ah-ha discovery!
How do you deal with power and control? Some folks can’t simply get enough power, and others get nervous when they have too much control, and then there are a those who refuse to take control of anything in their lives when they should. When Pluto goes Retrograde, it brings about power struggles around things such as power and who has control. People rise and fall from power during this time, as there are lots of plays made for power and control. This is a good time to do some soul searching around your own personal relationship with power. What are your goals? What do you want to achieve in life? Do you feel like you have power over someone else’s life, or is someone making the decisions for you? This can affect any part of our lives, but for the next several months we will be figuring out just how to move forward in ways that can make us feel more in control. Just be careful about who’s toes you step on, or how many folks you use your power over to get there! Remember Karmic balance always comes into play with these sort of things, and if you abuse or just use folks to get what you want, it will eventually catch up with you in one way or another. Pluto will be in its Retrograde cycle until October 3rd.
Do the work the Cosmos is showing you, and you can transform parts of your life during Pluto’s Retrograde cycle. ~Ruby
The Sun is in the sign of Taurus from April 19 – May 20
Happy Birthday to all my Bulls! But now understand when the Sun is in any Zodiac Sign, it actually affects all of us no matter what are Sun Sign maybe.
The Sun in Taurus is a time when we feel more sensual, receptive and determined. The energy of the sign of Taurus is more practical, grounded, and stable which definitely overall can be a great help with so many other Cosmic connections happening during this time speeding things way up. This helps us take a deeper look at the events unfolding around us, so we can look at any complicated situation with some good old-fashioned common sense. This sign teaches all of us how to defend ourselves and resist things, but also how to love in a deeper, sensual, and more intimate way, and appreciate the physical world and all its beauty.
This will be a month of relying on what’s always worked in the past but also moving forward with the times, it’s about integrating tradition with evolution in our lives. You will want to be more comfortable during this time as well, so set up a place to zen out and get all comfy and cozy for the next month to make sure you have somewhere safe to hang out while the Sun is in Taurus. This cycle shows us what stability and substance look like. We seem to be drawn to more practical matters now, so there’s not as much risk-taking happening usual in this energy. (However, mental Mercury is in the sign of Aries which does tend to give us some get up and go even under this energy.) With the Sun in Taurus, we have an opportunity to really value things in the material world and on a spiritual level both.
As the Sun moves through this sign, we get to see what it is to manifest our world here in this physical reality, as the seeds we have planted take root. Our determination and need for security can become quite strong. Taurus energy is about loyalty, being comfortable, using what’s been tried and true in the past, and sticking to what’s familiar. We value those who have stayed by our side in good and bad times and will honor them more so during this time.
We see the beauty in life and are more focused on what pleases the senses, as they are aroused and highly activated, so we have more appreciation for things like food, music, sex, entertainment, and just anything that feels pleasurable. Because we’re more receptive in this way we should make the time to stop and “smell the roses”, rather than be in a hurry and pass things by. Enjoy all the beautiful things life has to offer and learn to find something beautiful about your life and yourself while the Sun is in Taurus.
The shadow side of Taurus energy is we can be more possessive, especially with our children and partners, and we can act extremely stubborn and bullheaded. We must learn how to get out of our own way long enough at times and be willing to hear others ideas and opinions.
While the Sun is in Taurus we should be making plans and setting goals that will be built to last. Put away some money for a rainy day and for your future endeavors. This isn’t a good time to make some kind of life-altering decision, however. Just plan for now, and maybe give it until the end of May to make your next big move.
The Sun has shifted into imaginative and compassionate Pisces today, February 18, 2019, and remains there through March 20, 2019. So it’s officially season. This energy is about connecting to your spiritual/highest-self. It’s a sensitive, wistful, compassionate time. We are strongly in tune with our powers of intuition and emotions. Making decisions or commitments may not be easy under the influence, but tapping into our intuition is.
While the Sun is in Pisces our inner muse must be nurtured and connected too, this helps us heal and move forward. The veils between this world and other realms come down now and boundaries dissolve so we can feel energetically connected to other people and their energies. It’s important to be kind to yourself and others during this time, and surround yourself with loving positive energy.
We’re plugged into everything around us because the veils between this physical world and other spiritual realms have dissolved. As these boundaries come down we must make sure to “shield” ourselves spiritually and physically. so if you consider yourself to already be a sensitive, Psychic, or Empath, might I suggest putting up some sort of spiritual shields to block out outside energies.
Pay attention to when you sense someone else’s feelings rather than your own and don’t attach to them. We’re more aware of the energies around us and are like sponges absorbing all of what we experience. We’re more sensitive and emotional during this time, so we tend to express ourselves in more creative spiritual ways.
It’s a good time to dissolve any fears or doubts you’ve been holding on to, so let go of illusions and daydreams that have no real way of ever coming true. Instead, practice connecting to our higher-self through spiritual practices and getting involved in creative endeavors. Allow this energy to flow and just be. So being involved in things like music and energy healing can help us feel more vital, and raises our personal vibration. It’s important to take time-outs and listen to our intuition now, but if we choose to ignore these feelings or messages we get from the Universe, we can become anxiety-ridden and easily frustrated.
Our bodies and minds sync deeply together now, trying to stay with the beat of the Universe, as Pisces energy is more ethereal and dreamy feeling. Our dream world awake and asleep can be very strong, and those who have crossed often show up to visit during this time, (especially, since we are just about to start the shadow period of Mercury’s Retrograde phase, also in the sign of Pisces!), these energies tend to bring back things from the past.
The more shadow side to this energy is we can feel more like escaping our reality, so this can be done with drugs or substances that only harm us in the end. We are more vulnerable to the world’s harsh reality and energies, which can make us feel emotionally down and out, and some folks may start feeling down or depressed by this influence. It’s important to connect to your spiritual self as I mentioned to keep your vibrational energy higher and avoid these pitfalls.
To do well in this energy you should allow things to just be, and stay aware of your surroundings, ask yourself what your resisting and stop or it will persist.
The Cosmos illuminates the night sky on Jan. 21, as the beautiful Super Moon, Lunar Eclipse makes its appearance in a very powerful way!
The year 2019 started off with a New Moon, Solar Eclipse on Jan. 5, so we are now more than ready for the second part of the Eclipse phase to come together. Look for special signs and symbols from the Cosmos as to what your Eclipse messages may be. Something in your life is probably ending so you can create something new to come into your life. Eclipses bring with them very powerful cosmic energy to planet Earth and often trigger unexpected changes and surprises, so they bring important messages with them.
The Full Moon will be very close to the Earth this month, so this means the energies will feel quite intense compared to a normal Full Moon. This Super Full Moon as it’s called is also an Eclipse so you can feel this sucker in a big and very powerful way.
This Lunar Eclipse is at 0 degrees in the sign of Leo, and is the first Full Moon of the New Year! There will be two more Eclipses in July, back to back, so something profound is developing.
The Moon’s Karmic Nodes are points that are also linked to this Eclipse and are already known for bringing in more Karmic situations, so the truth is coming out, secrets are being revealed as information comes to light. So it’s a time of decisions if you are ready or not!
These kinds of Astrological connections haven’t come together like this for over 700 years! Even though we have Eclipses every year, it’s just the way they are connecting to other planets that are so rare.
We are all being affected by this energy be it in small or big ways, but something is happening in your “Astrological Birth Chart” regardless how it’s affecting your life, which started during the first Eclipse at the beginning of January. Now there is more to come and more information to be revealed as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse comes together. As we get closer to this energy peaking you may just gain some sort of preview as to just what your personal transformation may be about.
To learn more about this energy and how it affects you why not get an “Eclipse Report” by Ruby, these energies are very interesting and can have long-lasting effects, so email or message me and ask, “How are the Eclipses personally affecting me?” and I will get a detailed report to you via email. (All professional Astrology Reports do have a few, so get with me for more info.)
Eclipse energy is often far-reaching, and can affect us for weeks, months, and even years after it occurs. This Eclipse gives us a chance to connect to something you might feel passionately about. The energy is potent and heightened and some folks will feel like they are on an emotional roller coaster. But just as new doors swing wide open with the Jan Eclipses, this next one on Jan 21 also can close some old doors as well. Jobs and relationships, for example, are often lost or quit, and new ones started during this time. Many of you will let go of something that has been holding you back.
There is something that’s part of our destiny that we are supposed to be doing and the Universe wants us to experience it, therefore, they will push us into some sort of new energy. So look for new people and situations to randomly come into your life during this Eclipse Season, they are coming in to help guide and protect you, so you can get on a better path and experience something new and improved that aligns with your destiny. The Universe is offering little subtle clues now as to what the Eclipse energy is bringing in for you. Here’s a hint, this all has to do with the old energies, behaviors, and ways of doing things is no longer working for us, and how the new energies are being laid out in front of us to live by and follow, this can help us thrive and be happier.
Think back to what was happening in your life last summer? What was the theme or situation back in July and August? This is a glimpse as to what energy the 2019 Eclipse is bringing in for you, the story is about to end so a new one can be written.
This is an amazing time to MANIFEST something, so get out a notebook and write down your INTENTIONS, and then FEEL them, based on what you would like to see happen next in your life and put emphasis on what you would like to let go of, what is no longer working for you. This higher energy is perfect to tap into and make things just happen. But also the very next day on the 22nd, there is an interesting connection between lucky Jupiter and beautiful Venus, this conjunction as it’s called is also Trining Mars, again good stuff! So bottom line this energy is at an unbelievably high point and it can help us create something positive in our lives.
Jan 22nd is a Lucky Day folks! So do something proactive, and be out and among other people, so the Universe can hopefully cross your path and bring something good to you. Don’t allow this day to pass you by without doing something! Many Astrologers are calling this the “great shift” just because of its energy alone, but also there is a major conjunction or connection between Saturn and powerful Pluto underway, and this energy is slowly building up now and will transform the world as we know it, as well as our own lives! The Jan 5th Solar Eclipse kicked this energy up into high gear and will continue to lead us to it peaks through Jan.12, 2020
Good luck and have a safe and happy Full Moon.
There are lots of changes going down this month to discuss. On Tuesday, January 8th, mental Mercury gets into a tense Square connection with heated up Mars! It may feel like people just want to argue or be mad, so they don’t know how to hold back and shut up! Lots of you might feel like getting something off your chest, but I warn you if you do lose your cool it can get heated up in ways you didn’t even imagine and even out of control!
If you were born during any of the times below, arguments are very possible! Avoid important or controversial conversations on this day if you know someone born during these times.
December 23 – 26
March 22 – 26
June 22 – June 26
September 21- 25
This is a very powerful time for transformation on Friday, and this weekend can be a strong time for endings and major transitions. This is also “Eclipse Season”, so those folks who have been waiting to crossover, might be ready to leave now, so say your final goodbyes now if you can. Some of you may feel a little depressed, but this too shall pass. Use this time instead to dig deeper and do some inner work on yourself!
Venus shifted into the sign of Sagittarius, so all you Sagittarius folks can have a rather good three weeks. If you were born between Nov 22nd and Dec 21st, you’ll notice people are sort of drawn to you and are more kind. Sudden good things can happen randomly.
Venus is also in a nice trine with Mars in Aries and this helps all of us, no matter what sign you are, this can help you move forward with your plans and goals. Many of you will see some sort of increase in your life during this time, as money and love are expanding for many of you. Also, lucky Jupiter the planet of expansion is in Sagittarius, it’s home sign, Venus meets up with Jupiter on January 22nd. This is a big deal and it’s a very lucky time for many of us. So hopefully look forward to some good fortune coming your way soon!
If you know your Astrology Birth Chart look for something good to happen in whatever part of your chart, the 16 degrees of Sagittarius falls in. If you’re not sure then order a One Question Reading and get a Mini Reading about this lucky and lovely aspect. Just email or message me, “Where’s my luck this month?” and I will send you an answer back via email after I receive your payment. This energy will be strong and around for several days and maybe even a week or so. To learn where these influences fall in your personal “Astrology Birth Chart” or how this time is best spent for you.
Another good piece of news is that Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are all now in their home signs. And all these planets are moving forward and are Not I’m Retrograde! Woo-hoo! In fact, there are no Retrograde planets until March, so it’s time to move forward with plans and goals. This is a lucky time folks, make the most of it and take advantage of these energies and make something happen. Don’t miss this time, it’s an opportunity for us all!
If you forgot to write out your New Years Resolution or just want to add some more energy to the work you’ve already done, there’s another day coming up that is great to start your resolutions, but this is only if you want to release or rid of something, someone, or a situation in your life. For example, if you want to release some sort of bad habit then mark your calendars folks for January 21st! It’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse with some serious extra energy, and it can help you with your resolutions if you do some energy release work. And don’t look at this as a time of losing something, see it as a time that you are releasing something instead!
Wondering what happened to the Holidays? Now that Jupiter is in the fire sign of Sagittarius, and all the planets are moving forward, life is moving rather quickly. The good news is you can get an awful lot done this year, as the calendar moves fast. So it’s a good time to be prepared and set yourself up for success.
Write out some resolutions around what you want to release starting now, as the FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE comes together on January 21st or 22nd, (depending on what time zone you live in) in the sign of Leo! This is a going to be a fast-moving month with all the planets mainly in Fire Signs! So get moving and start manifesting!
The last Mercury Retrograde of 2018 will be in effect from November 16th through December 3rd, 2018.
Sometimes the Universe gives us a break even though it doesn’t always feel that way. One thing the Cosmos always does is create balance. So the energies get slowed down a bit so we can have the opportunity to catch up. Mercury in Retrograde (Rx for short) is that time out, it’s an opportunity to get caught up with life, and a time to unplug and take a long deep breath. It’s also a great time to take off from work if at all possible, maybe taking a little vacay and focus on reworking anything that needs to be done, or finishing projects that were never done to completion, while Mercury rules over our minds and thoughts. When this fast moving planet goes into Retrograde we start to perceive things in a very different and unique way. Mercury in Rx like all Retrograde plants is happening for a reason, this isn’t some new Astrological fad! Planets have always gone into Retrograde cycles and will continue to. So every once in a while we get a chance to pause or stop and get some rest. This is the time to review your life and the paths you’re on. What this Mercury in Rx cycle does is help us to breathe, be still, relax, and review. The main thing to understand as this cycle takes a hold that it’s a time to review your life and redo anything that needs to be done. It is time to re-search, re-think, re-visit, re-connect, and to get re-organized.
What Not To Do during Mercury in Retrograde:
Don’t start brand new projects
Do not get into arguments, avoid critical folks and tense people or situations.
Do Not Sign Contracts or New Agreements
Avoid Travel- Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our communication is foggy and cloudy.
What To do during Mercury in Retrograde:
Redo, Rework, Review, Research, so basically go over things again and wrap up old business and projects.
Double Check the Facts and any info gathered.
Revisit what you need to, like your work.
Reconnect with the folks that matter if you’ve had issues or not.- Backup Computers and any data you want to keep saved, usually start this process two weeks prior to the actual Retro Cycle.
Reorganize your daily life routines.
Declutter.- Reflect and practice spiritual work.
Release what’s been holding you back or blocking you, let go of what no longer is working especially in your intimate relationships.
There can be positive things that come from a Mercury in Retrograde cycle that you just didn’t think about before. Like throwing out old stuff you no longer need or use, and organizing your life. Stay focused on any past opportunities and reconsider them now, see if they’re still an option, and try to let go of any computer glitches or electronic snafus you might be experiencing.
Mercury is currently in the sign of Sagittarius and this is strong wild energy. Therefore we will be in for some wild twists and turns along the way as our big ideas come out in the open. The sign of Sagittarius, after all, is the sign that shoots for the stars and thinks anything is possible. If we take this cycle to plan and strategize we can make things happen once it’s over! As we go back to revisit and revise our plans we can make some interesting new discoveries.
Since it’s the Holiday Season, it’s important to keep a paper trail of whatever you purchase. Mercury is known as the “trickster” of the Zodiac, so it likes to play tricks that make us change our minds suddenly and this causes confusion. Lots of people come back around from our past including ex-lovers and friends. Mercury’s influence seems to bring these chance meetings together! But that doesn’t mean it’s fated to be together.
So our focus should be on re-organizing and reflecting. We see the world a little differently during this time, and through these filters, we can have some very important inner revelations. It may not be as easy to communicate under this influence, but remember not to try and rationalize everything. Logic is out and intuition is in! Mercury Rx periods can be times of heightened inner-awareness, so doing things like meditation, keeping a journal, reworking old plans, reviewing, or reconnecting to your past can be quite helpful. Mercury Rx is also a powerful time to study, particularly for returning to old studies and re-learning or refreshing knowledge around a subject that’s already been taken.
This Mercury in Retrograde cycle can also help you think back to a part of your recent past, and reconnect you to an old dream or goal to follow through on once this cycle is over, but write it all down for now. Someone from your past might get a hold of you for a second chance or opportunity, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, usually, it doesn’t work out for the long-run. But it’s nice to reconnect and perhaps sort out any unresolved issues you might have.
Because we are perceiving things in a different way, the truth tends to come out, and you just might notice or find some kind of detail you overlooked or didn’t catch before, which can be very helpful. This cycle can bring clarity and help you move past any restrictions or blocks standing in your way. Mercury begins retracing its steps in direct motion from December 6 (its shadow ends on January).
The New Moon comes together on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
8:03 AM PT
9:03 AM MST
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The New Moon is in the sign of Scorpio and this is when a new cycle begins. This is a good time to follow the themes and express the energies of the sign of Scorpio. This lunation starts off a cycle of New Beginnings in the fixed sign of Scorpio and is especially powerful due to the Sun and Moon both being in this deep, mysterious sign. It’s a time of personal growth and evolution for all of us, no matter what Zodiac Sign you think you are, and actually, we have all the Signs in the Zodiac in our personal “Astrology Birth Charts,” just in different places that affect different parts of our lives.
What Should You Focus On Now?
This is a time when we should be focused on some of the more positive traits of the sign of Scorpio – so things like passion, focus, resourcefulness, deeper emotional connections, mysterious behavior, sexuality, and perception are all part of what this New Moon energy is trying to teach us about, and some of the main themes in our lives currently have something to do with these themes in one way or another! So think about how you can use these qualities in your own life or if there’s a situation already underway in your life that connects you to one of those issues. It’s a time for healing these issues in one way or another and that means you have to be honest with yourself and acknowledge something is going on, first.
When a New Moon comes together in the sign of Scorpio it’s a good time to work on our self-control skills. So think about the things in your life that make you feel out of control, such as addictions (of all kinds) and debt, and work on letting go of any emotional burdens or wounds you are deeply holding on to. There’s also an opportunity under this New Moon cycle to figure out what’s missing in our lives but this means we can get involved in some sort of self-destructive behaviors, again seeing there is a problem is the first step towards healing.
Under this cycle, we can get rid of the negative energy in our lives be it material or spiritual. So during the New Moon in Scorpio, we can make some important changes in our own world. One of the lessons that Scorpio teaches all of us is about going deeper into the mysteries or unknowns of this life instead of always being content with what everyone else is saying or doing and discovering the truth, even if it tears us down, that only means it will be a time to rebuild once you have torn through the rough stuff. If we take our time getting to know the people in our lives and try to understand their reasoning, it can help deepen our feelings of intimacy, forgiveness, and give our relationships (of all kinds) a sense of meaning.
Scorpio energy also teaches us that being dedicated to one meaningful relationship or commitment can be so much more satisfying and fulfilling than spreading ourselves around. It’s all about quality over quantity! Use this New Moon cycle to focus on and develop one special relationship or project, this can help you find a sense of purpose and add some growth and depth to your lives.
Under a Scorpio transit especially a New Moon, we can release our fears of being confronted and let go of heavy emotional burdens or situations. Even if you are being taken or perhaps dragged out of your comfort zone, and into certain situations that are making you feel uncomfortable to work through, this can lead you towards some sort of psychological breakthrough and healing. Which can make your life and relationships better in the long run.
New Moon Transits
This New Moon is also harmonizing with spiritual Neptune and powerful Pluto, so our intuition and perceptions are stronger than usual. Even so, Jupiter and Uranus both are just about to shift Zodiac Signs as they go around the Zodiac Wheel, and it’s just common sense to watch for jumping into or out of something too hastily, in other words, don’t be impulsive as I have been mentioning and burn bridges and cause some kind of permanent damage until you really work through the issues you may be having. Allow this energy to flow and see how you feel on the other end of it first before making any major decisions or drawing conclusions.
Every 18 months, Venus the planet of love, relationships, and money appears to go backward. Let’s start off with the good news, Venus transiting in Retrograde can help you take a break from your love life, so you can take a step back and maybe gain a better perspective about how you are really feeling about your relationships, and maybe your financial situation. You can take this time to ask yourself if your romantic world is really making you happy, and if there’s something you need to change.
During Venus in Retrograde your love life may enter a fated time, where giving and receiving love and affection just doesn’t come as naturally and can actually be more difficult than usual. Old friends, lovers, partners (both intimate and business), and family members can come back around and may suddenly reappear, and you might even relive past life experiences to sort out some Karmic Issues. People often don’t realize Venus rules over our money situations as well. It’s traditionally believed that during a Venus Retrograde phase that you shouldn’t invest or buy luxury items.
Venus in Retrograde is a time to go inward and get in touch with your heart, it’s a time of introspection and to maybe reassess your love life and finances. You may become particularly interested in someone or something of value that would bring you pleasure. A soul mate might show up, as destined encounters are very possible during this period. But don’t be fooled, because you can experience feelings that a chance encounter with an old flame is inevitable. But it usually doesn’t last for long, instead they come back around for us to review our old relationship and maybe remember something and do some forgiving and healing. It’s just best to wait until Venus turns back direct and out of Retrograde to make a move forward in a relationship or financial endeavor.
During this particular Venus in Retrograde, if you happen to have the Sun, Moon, or your Rising (Ascendant) Sign in either the sign of Libra or Taurus, this can be a particularly strong cycle for you. So you may want to take some extra special precautions. This can be an important time in your life when you’re just rubbed the wrong way by a lover or friend, or even business partner, and you may feel like reconsidering if you want to be in your current relationship and if you’re happy or not.
Getting married under this energy is not recommended. So if someone asks you to marry them or vice versa it’s best to wait until after the Retrograde cycle is over. It is not a time for heavy financial or even personal commitments either. It’s just difficult for anyone in a new relationship to gain any kind of commitment or have longevity while Venus is moving backwards. Marriages and business relationships formed now probably won’t last. If you are going to make a commitment in love or around money might I suggest you wait until the Retrograde phase is over in mid-November. This goes for any ceremonies that are a re-commitment of some kind as well.
This Fall is one of the most important times of the year in regard to our Karmic connections, and October is going to be a most interesting month indeed. ~Ruby
Another planet is finally moving forward soon and is nearly the last outer-planet to finally come out of its Retrograde cycle from nearly six months of Retrogrades, it’s been, rough folks.
Starting October 1st Pluto moves out of its Retrograde cycle, where it’s been since the spring. This is a huge shift, as this Retrograde cycle has been life-changing for some folks. If you have any Planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn that are strong in your own personal “Astrology Birth Chart,” you’ve probably been dealing with some seriously major big challenges, changes, and transformations in your life. There might have been some endings that have left you feeling sad or gloomy under this transit. Some folks will actually start to see prosperity and a maybe a run of good luck that could change your whole entire life, especially if you are a Taurus or Virgo, or if your Natal Pluto Sign is in those signs at the time of your birth. But again no matter what your Sign maybe, look forward to moving at your own pace once again and for you to feel like you have some degree of control over your life and most importantly yourself.
October 2nd and 3rd – Is a time to get away from those folks who seem agitated or frustrated, the planet of communication Mercury is making a tense Square to the control freak of the Cosmos, Pluto, and it is not a good time for business dealings, and it can just be a testy time when it comes to negotiations or contracts, so avoid them if you can on these days.
Venus In Retrograde – Relationships & Money
Venus goes Retrograde in the sign of Scorpio. October 5th through November 15th
If you have the Sun, Moon or Rising Sign in either Libra or Taurus, you may need to take extra special precautions during this cycle. Tread carefully! Regardless this can be an important time in your life no matter what your Zodiac signs maybe, this aspect seems to push you to reconsider your relationships and it brings up the ongoing question if you are happy or not! The good thing about a Venus in Retrograde cycle is how it’s a time to review over our love life, affections (crushes), relationships, and finances. This can be a time when you decide to take charge of your relationships or finances and give them the attention they so desperately need, and question current projects and commitments. This gives you some time to play catch up with your own heart and explore the possibilities. Work on negotiations and partnerships both intimate and financial or business. It’s also a good time to work on solving conflicts, especially in our relationships.
Getting married while Venus is Retrograde is not recommended! I mean at all, no matter if you planned it out or not. So if someone asks you to marry them or vice versa, it’s best to wait until after this Retrograde cycle is over to actually have the wedding. It is not a time for heavy financial or even personal commitments either. It’s just difficult for anyone in a new relationship to gain any kind of commitment or have longevity while Venus is moving backward. But when Venus is in the sign of Scorpio, it’s even worse! Marriages and business relationships formed now probably won’t last. If you are going to make a commitment in love or around money, might I suggest you either get it done by October 5 or wait until the Retrograde phase is over in mid-November? This also goes for any ceremonies that are a re-commitment of some kind as well.
New Moon – October 9th
Look forward to the next New Moon, aka “Dark Moon” phase on October 9th, (when a New Moon is called a Dark Moon it is actually a good thing, just think of coming out of the Dark into the Light and what you are able to see or learn.) This New Moon will be in the sign of Libra, therefore our relationships are going to be of the utmost importance, as this influence offers us an opportunity for new starts in both ongoing relationships and former ones, which is going to be interesting considering relationship-ruled Venus is also in Retrograde. You might just return to an old flame during this time. Also, some folks will return to old jobs, or make some sort of amends with friends or family members they might have been estranged from. This is a time of forgiveness, which we need after such a rough summer of Retrograde Planets. This New Moon can be good for all types of new beginnings.
October, in general, is a good month for getting into Past Life Regression, especially if it’s around relationships of any kind. This time can help you connect to the emotional wounds of your Past Lives and the connections you had with certain people; like soul-mates, family members, and estranged friends. Working out the Karma you have with these people might be easier than usual. The best thing you can do is meditate on these people and allow yourself to let go of any emotional wounds you remember and don’t forget to forgive yourself while you are it.
However, there is a bit of an issue with the New Moon due to the “Cosmic Lovers” of the Zodiac having a lovers spat during this time when more masculine Mars makes a tense Square to feminine Venus, and Venus rules over this New Moon in the sign of Libra! This means any deeper issues with feeling dissatisfied in your relationship might be activated. Trying to take certain steps to move in a different direction can lead to aggressive behavior, and with Uranus in a Square as well making attempts to get our lives on track might be rudely interrupted by unforeseen forces of nature that we have no control over. Follow the ways of this New Moon in Libra and promote peace, harmony, and compromise when you can and you will do much better.
Venus in Retrograde in Scorpio is making some nicer connections to Neptune and Pluto, and this means if we stay practical than we can fix the mistakes we have made from the last few years, so this can make things much more pleasant. Shifted blame on others for the way things have not worked out in our own lives will just create chaos! It’s important more now than ever to forgive yourself and others, which allows us to start over again in most relationships.
Sun Enters Scorpio
The Sun enters the sign of mysterious Scorpio on October 23rd.
Scorpio’s key phrase is “I desire”, so with the Sun in Scorpio, we all can take on the traits of this deeply soulful, sexy, and mysterious sign. This is a time of depth, intimacy, and extreme feelings. Anything superficial, fake, or false won’t do under this sign. There’s a strong urge to merge with someone under this powerfully connected sign. In love, we can become obsessive and go overboard.
Stay busy working on solving the little mysteries in life while searching for ways to get to the bottom of problems. Especially, other people’s issues, because it helps us feel satisfied and can bring feelings of contentment. Fake or false anything won’t do, as we’re searching for what’s real and authentic. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us during this time.
Over the last month with the Sun in Libra, we worked toward keeping things peaceful and fair. However, under Scorpio, the vibe is more how life isn’t fair so deal with it! It’s that simple. Scorpio’s influence is more provocative, and usually kind of quiet or guarded. But we can feel strongly passionate, intense, and strong-willed. This can be a strong time for healing and transformation. But watch out folks for jealousy, vindictiveness, and manipulative behavior, which are just some of the more negative expressions of Scorpio’s influence.
At the same time, the Sun shifts into more powerful Scorpio, the Moon in Aries will make a nice connection to Mars and a tense Square to Pluto. This means a “Solar Month” of people feeling energized, but also we can feel highly agitated and frustrated. We are lead by our emotions during this time, but it’s important to think before speaking or you can say things that can hurt others, and end up having to do some serious damage control! This can be a volatile energy, so it’s important not to be so serious, and lighten up during this time! You just may have to remind yourself from time to time that you are taking things way to seriously and try to relax.
Full Moon in Taurus
The Full Moon comes together October 24th when the Sun in Scorpio makes a connection to the Moon in Taurus around 11:45 EDT, 10:45 CST, 12:45 PST, and 9:45 MDT. This is a time when we are reawakened to our interest in the physical world and our own sensual needs and desires. It’s ok to be focused on yourself a little during this time, but you should watch for being overly stubborn.
This will be a strong potent Full Moon my friends, as its energies will have built up for a while, and that pressure will be felt as the energy starts coming out. Many different Cosmic connections involve the Moon during this time, and this includes shocking Uranus, the willful Sun, and relationship-oriented Venus in Retrograde. There are certain situations that can make you feel torn between two different paths, one is going after what you want, and the other is a pull to escape and ignore reality in some ways. Karmic Saturn makes a nice connection to the Sun and Moon during this Full Moon, therefore the best way to gain your independence is through being honest and hard work, take care of your responsibilities and you’ll be rewarded. Since it’s easier to concentrate on reality our focus will be on doing what’s expected of us.
Full Moon’s are always about letting go, and this gives us a chance to complete unfinished or forgot about tasks and projects, and to get rid of things we no longer want or need. And with seven planets in fixed signs during this lunation, we should be working on releasing what’s been emotionally difficult to handle, which is necessary to move forward.
During the last week of October, a nice connection between influential Jupiter and wounded healer/teacher Chiron forms, and will peak on November 1st. This influence can lift our spirits a bit, as it brings us the opportunity to let go of negative attitudes that might have been undermining our progress. Being free from its restrictions can help us feel set free. We are especially open to learning from others, this helps us understand each other and respect each other’s opinions and points of view. This also exposes us to different ways of thinking and philosophies. We’re better able to share what we have learned from our past mistakes and experiences. Mentally curious Mercury hooks into this influence and aligns with Jupiter on the 29th, as well. This helps us to focus on our goals and not get caught up in details, so it can be a rewarding time. It also opens our minds to help us visualize in more expanded ways, and see the whole picture of any given situation. We can get our point across with a strong spirit and enthusiasm because we enjoy learning during this time.
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