Mercury officially starts its Retrograde cycle in the sign of Libra today, and it will go back into Virgo during this cycle through October 2. So the signs Libra & Virgo might be presented with some extra challenges during this Retrograde time. But all the Zodiac Signs are already feeling this backward energy!
Mercury rules over communication, so “anything” to do with communicating tends to break down during the Retrograde cycle. It’s a time to stop advancing and review progress. Also, there are often travel delays during Mercury in Rx because we won’t stop moving and doing things. During Mercury Retrograde, we ideally are supposed to sit still and disconnect from our plugged-in world.
Heads Up! So frustrations are normal during Mercury Rx, but this particular cycle seems to have some good news attached to it as well. There is a period of time when we receive information that can be quite positive and just out of the blue!
Pay attention to any A-ha moments, epiphanies, news, or signs you get from the Universe! They can occur anywhere, so you may see a movie or read something online that seems to be just for you. Pay attention! This energy is especially strong for the Cardinal Signs; Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. But it can and will affect all of you.
It all depends on where Mercury travels during its Retrograde; this time around, Mercury in Libra will return to oppose Jupiter. This indicates unfinished negotiations that must be figured out in much more detail. As Mercury goes back into Virgo, it also makes an aspect to mysterious Pluto, and there can be some issues from the past that need to be dealt with and eliminated before any further progress can be made.
Dates of interest during the Mercury Retrograde cycle. September 9 September 18 October 11 (during the after-shadow period)
Mark the days listed above on your calendar to help remind you to be aware. The truth will often be revealed about something or someone during these dates. Anyone who has been deceptive, lying, or hiding things can suddenly be found out. So it should prove to be an interesting time.
With Mercury in Libra, our minds are active, and we can have strong problem-solving skills. But with Mercury in Retrograde, we can have difficulty making decisions, so we often will keep our problems to ourselves to analyze.
Take it easy, and make sure to go over the details again and again if need be. Be patient with yourself and others, as the confusion is real for everyone! Be grown and try to be understanding with mistakes and mishaps. Since we’re all in this together, we can get through this Retrograde cycle unscathed if we are patient and understanding. ~Ruby
If you’re feeling like something big or life-changing is coming soon, you’re probably sensing the energies of the Eclipses forming throughout April & May!
New Moons bring beginnings, and Full Moons bring endings, while Eclipses are more like Cosmic Breaks! An Eclipse dramatically illuminates our Karmic Path and helps us see where we are headed and what we should be focusing on to get ahead.
Eclipses bring in two totally different energies, some bring opportunities, and others close doors, but usually, what ends is something that’s already been broken down. Many of you will experience sudden and unexpected events during Eclipse Season.
Eclipses also push us to take action and make important and sometimes life-altering decisions. It’s inevitable for life to move forward, if we like it or not. New Moons and Solar Eclipses illuminate what we need to get on the right path towards our goals and align with our Soul Journey.
Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses shed their light on existing situations so we can view them from a new or different perspective. And secrets are often revealed! So if you’ve got any skeletons in your closet, you might want to tidy things up! It’s important to experience this shift, even if a sudden realization is tough to handle. The truth shall set you free!
During Eclipse Season, you might be able to let go of something you’ve been holding on to that is no longer serving your highest good. It’s a time to release and let go. And work towards creating a new plan or setting new goals that align more with your true destiny.
*April 30 – Solar Eclipse in Taurus *May 16 – Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio *October 25 – Solar Eclipse in Scorpio *November 8 – Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
The 2022 Eclipses in Taurus-Scorpio impact all of us, so all the Signs of the Zodiac. These Cosmic Lunations will impact everyone differently based on their individual Birth Charts.
These Eclipses will bring events that unfold over the following 6-12 months after the Eclipses occur, so we may not understand their full impact until they’re over. They can bring endings that affect different parts of our lives, usually relating to our jobs, relationships, friendships, and attitudes. They can also bring in new energies that affect our careers, homes, habits, and people in our lives.
In the end, it’s believed that whatever happens during Eclipse Season is for our highest good, but as we move through this time, the endings and beginnings the Eclipses bring may not make sense or be understood right away, or at least until their over.
Last Fall’s Eclipse on November 19, 2021, was a game-changer, as it marked the first chapter of a new Karmic path for all of us. Because Eclipses work in conjunction with one occurring after the other, and they are connected to the Lunar Nodes (Moon’s North & South Points), they activate these points of our Karmic Path in this life. Please read up on the Lunar Nodes; they are quite accurate about our lives.
If we think back to what happened in our lives last November of 2021 and what presented conflicts and opportunities, it can help us understand better how their energy played out in our lives over time.
The fixed signs of the Zodiac, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, are particularly affected by the upcoming Taurus-Scorpio Eclipses. These eclipses will impact us all, but they can hit these Signs hard. But by 2023, some aspects of our life may be quite different. But don’t worry; ideally, these fated events will make our lives better in one way or another, even if it’s uncomfortable for now.
Since the April 30 Solar Eclipse occurs with the New Moon, it’s a great time to Set Big Intentions! Just like you do with any New Moon energy. Think of this potent Eclipse as having the energy of several New Moons! It can be some serious life-changing energy! With the Eclipse in the sign of Taurus, you should make wishes that involve abundance, security, and finances, in true Taurus fashion. So write a to-do list about what you want to happen in your life! What are your goals and dreams? Manifest it!
Catching a Lucky Break! There’s still some seriously lucky energy going around throughout April with the current Astrological lineup at play. As a matter of fact, the last Monday of April and the days leading up to the Solar Eclipse/New Moon on April 30 are extremely lucky and strong for random positive events to take place. It’s time to do all the things that help connect you to the Universe and call some of this “lucky” energy in for yourself. Do some energy work and lift yourself up to a better frequency and vibration, so you are in a higher state of awareness that will attract good luck and abundance.
Amazing things can happen when you focus on bringing in money and prosperity. Even the smaller wins matter and are important. Many of my clients have already received job offers, promotions, and other lucky breaks. Being grateful for all that comes our way and paying it forward helps.
Let me help guide you through this Eclipse Season, especially if you feel confused or need assistance navigating this intense Cosmic time. Continue Reading my Astrology Blogs, and message me if you would like to schedule a Reading.
A special astrological event between the Cosmic Lovers, (Venus and Mars) occurs during the magical time of Love on Valentine’s Day. But we’re feeling this energy now!
In my personal opinion, celebrating Love is a positive thing all around! Coming from the heart is important in all that we do, and we need to be reminded, especially now, as the world is scary! A special day to show our love and appreciation for each other is what Valentine’s Day is all about, no matter if it’s a lover, friend, or family member.
Venus & Mars are the planets of desire and love, and they are growing closer together for an extended amount of time in a Cosmic embrace that runs through March 15! It’s a time of the Yin and Yang, love and passion, and the merging of the divine masculine and feminine energies, which is in all of our Astrology Birth Charts.
The good news is this alignment brings in the actual energies for Love, passion, romance, and creativity. So if someone gives you a gift for Valentine’s Day, they probably really do care. There’s no faking it under this influence, and it’s an emotional time as these planets inch closer to connecting with soulful Pluto at the end of February, bringing forth the truth in all matters of Love and soul connections.
This special Cosmic alignment can light up some part of your life, so many of you will experience something to do with love or relationships during this time. All the Zodiac Signs will be touched in some way by this influence since its lasts for so long.
It’s an excellent time for new beginnings in relationships of all kinds, so romantic relationships, partnerships, and friendships are formed. And since Venus often rules over money, it can be a new start for all you business owners and entrepreneurs. This meeting brings in the right energy for creativity and drive to create something long-term.
It’s a special time for true soul connections to be made. However, we need to remember that Venus and Mars are meeting up with powerful and honest Pluto at the end of February, serving as a reminder that it can be lonely being on your own. Still, it can be just as hard to be married or in a long-term relationship, and that might need to be fixed or let go! Depending on your current situation, you can find happiness and empowerment either way. Two souls that merge under these energies can have quite a powerful experience. As we move through February, the intensity of these meetings will increase to a peak during the last weekend of the month.
Also, the planet Mercury enters the sign of Aquarius on February 14th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. All matters relating to how we process information, like communicating, learning, and traveling, are affected. Our mundane worlds shift, as our thinking turns towards creating a future that aligns with our plans and goals. Even though we like to keep these things practical, we tend to go into a much richer fantasy world regarding relationships and matters of the heart. Just make sure you keep things real! As the Cosmic Lovers move closer to their Conjunction with Pluto at the end of February, being honest about your lovers or partners and your expectations with them is extremely important!
Since this blog is about love and relationships, ask yourself what you want in your relationships, love life, and friendships next?
If you are a Leo, Virgo, and Cancer Rising or Ascendant (NOT SUN SIGNS), this alignment goes through your romantic zone in your Birth Charts. And it can run even deeper for many with it transiting your soul, sex, and intimacy zones which really can heat things up! Enjoy!
There’s a New Moon occurring soon, which makes this the best time of the Lunar Month to set some powerful intentions. These Wish ListsIntentions can be about your future goals. Learning how to work with the cycles of the Moon can be a life-changing experience.
During a New Moon cycle, we should be asking the Universe for new beginnings, by planting seeds of intention from our heart and getting in touch with our higher-self. It’s a good time to be grateful for what we have, so we can work on manifesting what energy we want to come into our lives next. We can create whatever it is we desire, such as a better life, more money, happiness, or even love! It really doesn’t matter, but we have to take an action, both, physically and spiritually, together, to make it really happen and stick! And no, not everything you want is going to just magically appear. But you will more than likely get put on the path towards your wishes, even if you don’t realize it and that sometimes take time, so be patient. But it’s nice to know at least we are headed in the right direction.
Also, just sometimes when you Set Intentions with the New Moon energy amazing things happen and you get what you want very quickly!
At least by “Setting Intentions” with the energy of the New Moon, you’ve made it clear to the Universe what path you’d like to begin heading down and that’s a start. Then the energies will begin to line up to get you there, and if you continue to stay persistent and connected, and keep doing this work it truly can change your life circumstances for the better. This work, just works! It’s that simple.
The intentions that are set during a New Moon will set you on the right path towards your desires. The New Moon is a magical time of New Beginnings when you can recharge your goals with new energy. During the New Moon, we often experience some sort of major “energy shift.”
Here are some ideas on just how to Manifest under a New Moon:
1. Get clear about something you want and write it down.
2. Share your Intentions with someone in a supportive way, who will be encouraging.
3. Do something to demonstrate your commitment to your intention. For example, taking even a small action around what it is your asking to create! Send an email, move something in your house, or make a phone call perhaps.
4. Acknowledge that you did what you said you would, and then take the next step.
So have a conversation with the Universe (meaning your higher power, God, Source Energy, higher-self, Guides, Angels, etc), and work with the New Moons energy to help illuminate the path that will lead you toward your deepest desires. Simply ask to be led to what you’re choosing to manifest. Remember to be patient and simply allow the time needed, things don’t always happen right away, as we can get taken down certain paths to find our way to what it is we’re looking for. And sometimes magic just happens, you just never know!
What if you don’t know how to “Set Intentions” under the New Moon?
Follow the Steps below to learn how:
Step One: Clear Your Sacred Space
Clear the energy of the area or room you’re using to do any New Moon work. Think about where you are going to do this work, because we create an energy vortex wherever we sit or sleep. This is mainly why you feel so good in your favorite chair, because it’s comfortable and feels safe and secure, but also because you have created an energy vortex in that spot or space.
You are simply calling in some positive energy to work with. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies! Maybe say a blessing or a special prayer that helps you feel cleared and protected. Next, close your eyes and breathe deeply and call upon your Guides, Angels, or higher power and ask to have your sacred space cleared, and then to fill up the special space you are working in with the energy of light, love, and protection. Never leave energy empty, always fill it with something once you’ve cleared it. Never leave a VOID when working with energy.
Step Two: Set the atmosphere
Set the mood for your New Moon Ritual and burn some special incense, light some candles (colors of candles do have different energies and meanings), and play some music that helps you feel spirituality connected. This can be a very different experience for everyone, just make sure to use whatever colors, music, and tools that make you feel calm, centered, and peaceful.
Step Three: Setting Intentions
You’re going to need a notebook, paper, or a journal and something to write with.
Now write what energy you’d like the Universe to bring in. Simply write your deepest desires, wishes, and questions. Think about what energy you’re trying to manifest or create. Write a letter, like as if you are talking to an old friend. Think about what energy you’re trying to bring into your life, and be detailed about what you want to see happen next in your life, and what energies you’re willing to work with.
As you’re doing this work and Setting your Intentions, here are some helpful questions you can think about. For example; ask for what you’re choosing or what changes you would like to see in your life? What are you or should you be calling in? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now? What do you want to change and create?
Think about your long-term goals and future. Be careful about focusing too much on the how, why, and when’s around how you will get what you want! Instead, focus more on what it is you are choosing and how you want to FEEL. See the end result! Only see the ultimate ending and again what it feels like when you receive what it is you are choosing! What you see in your mind’s eye, so don’t focus on how you get it, or the hurdles you have to jump, or sacrifices you may have to make. Just allow the Universe to shoulder the burden for you once you have requested what you want and let them take care of the rest. Have some faith in something. Rule # One is always energy follows thought, it will come to you in one way or another, or you’ll be put at least on a path towards your goals.
Step Four: Visualize
It’s time to visualize what you have written. Close your eyes and take some long deep breaths, so in your nose and out your mouth. Repeat this about 4 or 5 times. See the energy of your heart center, that’s in the middle of your chest, not over your pumping heart but your spiritual heart or commonly referred to as the “Heart Chakra.” Visualize yourself in what you are actually trying to create or manifest. For example: see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with that Soul-Mate, or driving that new car. Just don’t think it folks, make sure and FEEL IT, as if you were really experiencing what you’re visualizing!
Allow the Universe to show you which paths to follow over the next month, and look for any signs or symbols that will help you along your journey, so you may bring in what you truly desire and let go of what you don’t want! Don’t forget to show gratitude in some way and tell the Universe or Moon thank you in advance.
You also might gain some clarity around something or someone that is not serving your higher good, and they actually could be blocking you from your desires. So, in other words, pay attention after you’re done doing this work so you can clearly understand what the Universe is trying to show you!
Mercury, the planet of communication, has been burning through Sagittarius, the most upbeat, extra sign in the Zodiac for the past three and half weeks. You might have felt more optimistic, open-minded, and outspoken over the last month with Mercury in Sagittarius. But this has made it more difficult to focus on the details or use our words as carefully.
Mercury moved into Capricorn on December 13th, giving you a stronger sense of mental fortitude, confidence, and a hardworking attitude. Mercury, is the planet that rules over our way of thinking, and thought processes. It’s that time again, to be practical about what works or doesn’t. Since our thinking slows way down, we can be more serious during this cycle, but really we are just more focused.
It’s a great period to seek out people you know who are experienced or wise, especially if they’ve accomplished something you want to achieve. These mentors or teachers can give out some valuable advice, and even may connect you with the right people who can help you achieve your goals in the long run.
Working harder becomes our motto again, especially with the Sun’s shift into Capricorn as well on December 21st. Just remember you’ll reap the rewards later from the energy you put into getting things done now.
With Mercury in Capricorn, our thinking is much more systematic, and our focus is more practical and sober. Under this influence, it’s much easier to concentrate on the task at hand. But our conversations can bring up reality checks, as we focus more on business and practical matters. Our thought processes and patterns of communication are more logical, orderly, and organized now. It’s easier to sort out what is relevant and essential, which helps us KEEP THINGS REAL, as we speak in a no-nonsense manner. Being precise and cautious comes more naturally. However, we need to be wary of becoming too rigid with our thoughts and words, as we can appear cold, cut-off, or harsh to others, and there is a fine line between being real and pessimistic.
The Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn can thrive under this influence, but the Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, and Libra might struggle to keep up until Mercury enters Aquarius on January 2, 2021.
Now that Mercury is in Capricorn, Mercury is asking you to take life a little more seriously. We’ve learned so much while Mercury was in Sagittarius, and now you’re able to use that information and knowledge under this Mercury in Capricorn cycle.
December 2021 Astro Forecast For All Zodiac Signs 🌟
🌟The Cosmos kicks off December 2021 with a New Moon/Solar Eclipse on December 4. This energy starts to build up on Dec 1, and it can be intense feeling starting now!
A Solar Eclipse occurs at the time of the New Moon, which brings new beginnings, so this cycle often brings some lucky energies, which might have already started for some. And its influence runs through January of 2022.
🌟 Mark December 15 on your calendar as one of the most intense days of the month. For the next few weeks, we should take it easy and practice some self-care. Eclipse Season is always very hard on people.
🌟 Attention: if you are a sensitive type, Healer, Psychic, or Empath, you will probably feel this Eclipse energy even more, so make sure to work ahead to keep your energy fields protected.
The Solar Eclipse is potent, especially with the other cosmic transits occurring at the same time. It can make you feel like things are out of your control or even chaotic. Finding definite answers to questions may prove difficult, and making important decisions can be confusing, especially with foggy Neptune casting its veil over us as it goes out of its Retrograde phase and back to its normal cycle. Allow life to flow and try not to put up a fight or work against these energies, as it will only backfire on you!
On a side note, the days leading to New Year’s Eve can be a time to be extra careful. It’s best to stick to close family and friends and celebrate. It is not a good night for a large party.
December seems to be a time for subtle changes, and there may even be an event that changes the way we see the world over the next few months! This month will bring some serious revelations, both big and small.
🌟 December Important Dates
🌟 December 1 – Neptune Stations or stops to go direct from its Retrograde phase. With Neptune finally moving forward again since last June, secrets tend to be revealed. And for the next week or so, things can seem extra confusing, but we’ll start to feel inspired once again. As our inner muse randomly shows back up.
🌟 December 18 – the Full Moon in Gemini is opposing the Galactic Center at 27 degrees Sagittarius. This energy can be strange or unusual, so make sure and remember that things may not go as planned—more info to follow.
🌟 December 18 – Venus goes Retrograde (backward) while in the sign of Capricorn through the end of January. If you’re reading this at the beginning of December, you could already be dealing with the side effects, as Venus has entered its Retrograde shadow period.
This energy causes tensions in intimate relationships and with lovers. Still, it can affect your professional and personal relationships, both. It’s a time to let go of the things that aren’t of value to you anymore. It can be a difficult time financially, or we can see issues around what we value. Also, old lovers often come back around, and some may even want to get back together. Rarely do lovers who reunite during the Venus Retrograde cycle stay together after it’s over.
🌟 December 21, 2021 The Winter Solstice occurs, and the days start to grow longer. A time of endings that sets us up for new beginnings in Spring. It’s a very powerful day to Set Intentions with the Universe, so do some energy work or rituals like you would with a New or Full Moon. Take the time to write down your plans, goals, and wishes for the next three months and what you want to manifest in your life.
🌟Extra Astro Notes Starting in mid-December, we can feel the energies shift as the Karmic North and South Node points of Destiny shift into the sign of Taurus and Scorpio. These influences are big and can change how we handle what we value and our finances on a very large scale.
The North Nodes shifts into Taurus, and over the next year and a half, this energy will affect our financial affairs as it goes through a major overhaul. There’s a stronger desire to change jobs or start up some sort of side hustle to keep things secure for many of you. Other people will feel strongly about getting married or making long-term commitments in relationships. We want to create something stable and comfortable in our lives. Those who are unhappy with their work or relationships may finally have had enough and decide to cut their losses and walk away from their current situations. This influence officially starts on January 22 and runs through July 2023
The Karmic North Node point in Astrology while in Taurus affects what we value. This shift can bring conflict, worry, and confusion regarding our security. The good news is over the next year, this influence can help us make important much-needed changes. Even if we don’t like these changes, the outcome is usually more positive.
🌟And then the South Node Destiny Point shifts into Scorpio. This energy pushes us to release something that’s been holding us back, like obligations or something burdening. We must let go of something that no longer serves our lives or blocks us from following our true soul journey. Some of you will end something; it could be a job or relationship; whatever happens, it’s time to evolve and grow. This influence brings big transformations as some things must end, but not all endings are bad. Even though it may be difficult at the time, these changes are for our highest good.
🌟Lastly, the United States enters its Shadow phase of its Pluto Return. Pluto is the planet that shakes things down and often destroys foundations so that we can rebuild and transform them.
Pluto was Conjunct the Moon on its birthday, July 4, 1776. As Pluto moves closer to the Anaetic degree of Capricorn or the “Karmic Degree,” our country will see some major changes. Our nation’s Pluto Return will bring both rewards and difficulties. This energy runs from 2022-2024.
This energy, in the end, is for our own good and creates a better way of life and ways of living. But if we want to reach that point, this country needs to deal with its demons first! As we’ve already been experiencing. Pluto brings our dark history back around to heal. If you can imagine, these strong energies are returning to their exact point for the first time since July 4, 1776! So the United States Pluto Return energy has already started and will peak within months. Things are getting real!
Welcome to Sagittarius Season. Over the last month, we’ve been navigating through our daily routines while feeling our emotions more deeply than usual, with the Scorpio Stellium (3 or more planets in the same sign) with the Sun, Mercury, and Mars all in the shadowy sign of Scorpio. We’ve been observing, researching, and secretly dealing with our emotional baggage.
But the November Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Taurus just last week exposed our vulnerabilities, and it has tested our patience, as it brought many of our insecurities to light. This energy continues to encourage us to grow and evolve, even if we do it kicking and screaming.
These last few weeks have been intense, but you’ll notice a shift starting November 21 – 22, when the Sun shifts from the deeper waters of Scorpio into the lighter energy of Sagittarius.
Over the next month, we come out of the shadows and into the light a little bit at a time. This cycle pushes us to seek adventures as we feel freer. It also restores our hope and often faith in ourselves and others. It’s a time when we can visualize our possibilities, and can work on expanding our lives.
During Sagittarius Season, we tend to take on a more carefree attitude and rid ourselves of what holds us down. If you remain attached to emotional, mental, physical, or material burdens, it’s going to drag you down, so let go of all that junk during this transit, or you’ll get frustrated and angry. It’s a time to free yourself of problems and live in the present moment. That’s the motto during Sagittarius Season.
Sagittarius’s lessons for all of us are about the future, making things simple and honest, and not taking our emotions out on others. If you lose your cool, you could miss out. Staying positive can help you activate this larger-than-life energy.
The Sagittarius energy tends to make us feel more curious, bold, and daring enough to wander through unfamiliar territory and go after what we want. Feeling free of our fears helps us escape illusions that the Sun in Scorpio had us believing over the last month.
The Good News In about a week’s time, at the beginning of the Sagittarius Season, you might notice some of your fears have melted away because you realize there’s nothing real supporting their existence. Perspective is everything, and this energy definitely can change how we see our lives and problems, as it shines a giant spotlight on our progress.
But just a word of caution, we can be overly optimistic and have very high expectations during this time. And COVID is surging in many nearby countries, and it looks like we may have restrictions put upon us once again as it rises here in the United States. No matter what you believe, be safe because we can feel strongly about celebrating the Holidays with our friends and family.
The Sun in Sagittarius time can help us better understand our true meaning in this life and answer some questions about our existence. Which gives us a sense of purpose. This influence helps us have more trust and faith in the Universe again, creating a space to believe in something that’s not logical but more spiritual.
We become the light that guides us towards a happier life for ourselves and others. This influence brings our inner light to shine, but we can be quite aggressive if provoked. But our overall happy-go-lucky attitude helps us get through. New ideas and philosophies tend to pop up, which helps us learn and grow. Knowledge is extremely important during this time, so take the opportunities that come to learn about anything you can.
Since we feel more social, we tend to get out more and explore life. Our confidence gives us the courage and conviction to take the lead. And we take new paths and discover new journeys, which can open doors to amazing opportunities!
We can do well if we sync with the current cosmic energies and try new activities that are Sagittarius themed. The following things are strong during this time, travel, higher learning, spiritual journeys, school, books and reading, foreign places, religion, etc., philosophy, dreams, and Ah-ha moments.
Some of you will take new journeys that focus more on the true meaning of life so that you can gain more knowledge and a stronger sense of purpose.
Of course, it’s time to celebrate and be faithful, all very Sagittarian themes and symbolic of the Holiday season, no matter what path you believe or follow.
So enjoy this time because starting around December 22, we’ll have to get focused and take life much more seriously when Capricorn Season begins, a time to focus on taking care of business and getting to work. But we’ll discuss that later. Until then, enjoy the time we have in Sagittarius Season and try to have fun and go on an adventure. You deserve it!
The day before Halloween, on October 30th, Mars creeps into the sign of Scorpio. People will be much more direct and to the point! In fact, after holding back for so long, there might be some outbursts. Even though some feelings might get hurt, it’s good for releasing all those pent-up feelings you might have held back while Mars was in Libra, as we’ve been held back from expressing ourselves authentically.
In Scorpio, the Mars influence can bring out our passions, but we can be obsessive in anything we do physically or sexually. Our focus shifts to getting what we want. With Mars in Scorpio, it’s easier to assert yourself in the actions you take, so you can feel more driven and focused on getting things done. During this period, you can be more strong-willed and resilient.
With the Sun and mental Mercury about to shift into Scorpio, we can get caught up in our feelings deeply. If you’re not focused on taking care of business, you may need more space to think and process the depths of your emotions. There are experiences and lessons to be learned during this time about claiming your own personal power. Since Mars is involved, it can be a strong cycle to transform something in your life around your physical well-being and sex life.
As I mentioned, you can be too focused on getting what you want and become obsessive. Once you’re on a mission, it may be difficult to stop and know when enough is enough. It may be more important to get to the bottom of a problem, especially if you’re already frustrated or angry, and you might be more interested in revenge, and that’s never a good idea, Karma folks! Just saying!
It’s a time when we are fascinated by all that’s hidden, kept secret, denied, or repressed. And it can be more mysterious and interesting to get caught up in other people’s experiences or drama to understand them better. The truth often comes out and is exposed, especially in the actions you take or if you’re provoked or irritated. Watch that temper and be mindful about how you communicate with others, or you can come off a bit too honest and hurt someone’s feelings. This Scorpio energy makes you more assertive and unapologetically direct! So try to think before you speak unless something needs to be said, then go for it!
It’s a good time for getting organized, as this energy can give you the drive to declutter your office and home. During the Mars in Scorpio cycle, you can do the necessary work and dig deeper emotionally, so then you can enjoy getting rid of anything old or outdated. It’s a great time to clean out those closets. We’re simply clearing the energies out to bring in something new, which can be healing. So throw out those old photo albums of your ex-lover or pictures of old friends you no longer hang with and get rid of anything that holds the energy from your past negative experiences. Throw it out! It’s time to let go and move forward.
You don’t want to avoid important issues because you can be attracted to chaos and crisis, which go hand in hand with Mars in Scorpio. Any problem areas in your life can be transformed, which is exciting psychologically and emotionally.
This influence can feel intense and extreme, but you’d rather go through it than be numb and feel nothing at all. Your normal everyday life and routines can be unsatisfying during this time. We need to feel alive, which means we often have to feel some sort of pain, and with Mars involved, that usually means psychically. But Scorpio energy teaches us to move through it as it’s an important part of our growth.
The Full Moon occursat 10:56 AM Eastern time on October 20th. And Mars conjuncts the Sun at this time, which can help us in some ways, but it also opposes the emotional Moon and tensely squares powerful Pluto. This energy is all rather intense, on top of an impulsive Full Moon in fiery Aries! So it’s important to pay attention and take a breath if you start to feel frustrated.
Full Moon’s our harbingers of truth, so if you’re looking for closure, you can actively release things during this Full Moon. It’s a good time to work on Setting Intentions, with the theme of letting go. You can ask the Universe questions through activities like journal-writing, meditations, or energy work. Just simply ask however you do it!
As I mentioned, the emotional Full Moon is squaring off with powerful Pluto, which creates some pretty intense energies. This energy can be an explosive time as our emotions have to be expressed one way or another under the Full Moon’s pressure, and add this transit, and we can feel extreme psychological pressure to be in control. It’s important to be willing to compromise to avoid conflict. Choose your battles wisely! Seriously! Which can turn into war-like energy, folks. Tempers can flare up, and rage can be an issue.
Don’t over-schedule yourself, as these transits produce mental pressure, on top of Mercury going direct from its Retrograde phase, which causes confusion. So you don’t need to add stress to these influences by pushing yourself even harder. It’s not a time for things like legal matters, negotiations, or important discussions. At least until this energy starts to break apart in a few days when the Full Moon loses its oomph, and its effects decrease. It’s a time to get away from challenges and stressful people, or you can have serious problems. Ego battles can occur, so avoid the mess.
The Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all in the sign of Libra, so many of you might be feeling somewhat dissatisfied or even disappointed in your current relationships. And with so many planets, especially mental Mercury screwing with our minds in Libra and Retrograde, relationships have been under the spotlight!
The shadow side of this particular Full Moon is strong, with darker Pluto hanging out. No wonder, so many of you have been ghosted, as people are leaving suddenly without any explanations, just poof, and nothing! There’s been a lot of lying and backstabbing going around. Unfortunately, these influences cause relationships to end abruptly, without little to no closure. Some of you have already been involved in a situation that made you feel victimized, which can be heart-wrenching. So pay attention to how you react to others.
With Mars and Mercury both in Libra, we’re dealing with major passive-aggressive behavior. Some folks aren’t stepping up and being honest about what they’re doing wrong, so they’re not taking responsibility for their actions and how they’re making their loved ones feel. Instead, they would rather avoid you entirely or the situation, so they can stay in denial and not deal with the confrontations. But we must rise up like the story of the Phoenix and figure out how to deal with these situations independently.
There’s numerous ways to gain closure and clarity if you turn to your inner guidance or higher power and do some Setting Intentions healing energy work! Take it easy. Read over my media pages and stories on most Social Media outlets to learn more about how to Sett Intentions!
Rubys Astro Readings October Begins 2021 Update 🎃 For All Zodiac Signs 🎃
In October, four of the planets that have been Retrograde for quite some time finally move forward. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. And Mercury just started its Retrograde cycle, but it also ends at the end of October. This means we’ll slowly be able to start working on things again. It might take until the end of the month to see tangible results. But over the next few months, we will see intense movement, and finally, certain situations we’ve been stuck in will shift.
On October 1, Mars opposes Chiron while Mercury squares Pluto, and the Sun opposes Chiron on the 3rd. These influences create forceful energies that promote healing, but they can also be challenging. People can get easily upset and feel on edge and lose their cool fast! Feelings are going to get hurt. So if you see or feel things are about to get out of control, take a moment and walk away. You may feel like you want to argue or fight, especially if something seems unfair. Choose your battles wisely, my friends.
Luckily on October 3, Mercury Trines Jupiter. This brings in a more helpful energy where people and information can come in that helps us smooth things over. And we might need it after the first few days of October.
Pluto also moves forward this month. After five long months of being Retrograde, this shift restores hope, and things won’t seem so intense and personal. Agreements and negotiations can be made more easily. And more helpful people start to show up, and relationships that have been under pressure will feel a little better. But we must be careful about any commitments we make as Mercury Retrograde is still underway!
On October 4, Venus enters the sign of fiery Sagittarius. Our minds are open when it comes to our relationships and sexuality. Often boundaries are crossed in our intimate relationships and relations! Feeling extremely sexual, we can feel more flirtatious and open to experimenting with lovers and partners. Lust and love go hand in hand under these energies; we focus more on our desires and passions than usual. Also watch your money as Venus rules over our finances as well, we can spend impulsively and find retail therapy extremely therapeutic.
On October 6, the New moon in Libra occurs. It’s an important time to Set Intentions with the Universe. Ask the celestials to help you with your hopes, dreams, and desires! It’s a great time to focus your energies on partnerships and relationships. I will be posting a whole Blog on October’s New Moon next week.
October 8-10, the Sun, Mars, and Mercury are all in the sign of Libra. It can be easier to get along, we want to keep the peace, so we tend to be more kind and gentle. We’re more willing to compromise and work together with others. But deceptive behavior is still in the air strong, so pay attention!
🌟 October 11, Saturn turns direct from Retrograde. Then on Oct 18, Jupiter and Mercury move forward as well from their Retrograde cycles. Things will get easier than they’ve been, but don’t expect perfection. Here’s some helpful things you should have done and can still do with the Retrograde planets.
Pluto Retrograde April 27 – October 6 Over these last seven months hopefully you’ve chosen to do some deep internal shadow work, and released some inner demons along the way. A lot of folks ended relationships, quit jobs, changed careers, and did some major clearing of spaces at home and work.
Saturn Retrograde May 23 – October 11 Hopefully during this cycle you’ve made some changes in your life to make the energies flow more easily and feel less restricted. This was also a good time to work on letting go any old belief systems or worn out learned behaviors that no longer serve you.
Jupiter Retrograde June 20 – October 18 During this cycle we should be making room for spiritual and internal growth. This was a time to replace those beliefs and behaviors with more authentic ways of living and practicing your spirituality. This is a time for a second chances. And for getting more in touch with what you really truly believe in your heart.
Neptune Retrograde June 25- December 1 This cycle sends out clues and signs about how to connect strongly with your spirit. Secrets come out and we can see things for what they truly are. There also can be underlined health issues that crop up, so we can gain more insight and find better ways to fix and heal our spirit, mind, and body.
Chiron Retrograde July 15 – December 19 This is a strong time for emotional healing, especially from past childhood traumas, and past life healing. Triggers tend to pop up that serve as reminders about your past emotional trauma, so you can recognize what the source of your pain comes from and heal it!
Uranus Retrograde August 19 – January 18 This is a time when we can break free from what has held us back or has been restricting us. We can learn how to find our independence, by leaving bad situations that limit our growth and personal success personally and professionally.
Mercury Retrograde September 27 – October 18 A time to rethink, reassess, and redo things we haven’t finished. It’s not a time to start anything brand new. It’s an opportunity to go back over things and make necessary changes. But it can be extremely annoying and cause technical snafus and glitches along the way, simply because we’re supposed to be unplugged from our highly plugged in lifestyles and listen to our inner guidance.
The final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 begins on September 26 in the sign of Libra.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Mercury entered its Pre-Shadow phase on September 8, when it slows down to come to a stop, and then it appears to move backward during its actual Retrograde phase starting on the 26th.
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, and Cardinal signs initiate. They can be dynamic energy, so we should be working on starting something. But it’s best to wait and plan things out until Mercury is done with its Retrograde cycle in October, or you might get taking back once or even twice over the coals to make things work. Honestly, it can be a big mess of misunderstandings and mistakes. But if you feel like you have to start something during Mercury’s Retro phase, then go for it! But take your time and be cautious.
Each new season of the year begins with Cardinal sign energy. So the Sun entered into the sign of Libra on September 22 and ushered in the Fall or Autumn Season, which is called the Autumn Equinox. This year the Equinox occurred right before Mercury entered its Retrograde cycle on September 26. So will be under a whole lot of Libra air energy throughout October.
Mercury in Retrograde takes us back to rethink, relearn, and re-assess our situations. And this often brings up memories from the past so that we can be quite emotional and scattered. Any pain or hurt feelings that has been suppressed or ignored may come back up! It’s important to acknowledge these feelings and work through the pain. Don’t be ashamed of your past. You’ve come a long way on your journey in life and have grown so much. The past experiences you experienced helped shape and form who you are now. So, even if they were painful, they were important lessons and should be honored. You are a powerful and wise person, so be proud of yourself!
As we prepare to move into this next phase of this Mercury in Retrograde, we can reflect and think about what we have learned. Ask yourself some important questions. Like what can you do better? What kind of life would make you more happy and free? What can you do to create a better life for yourself?
Mercury Retrograde turns our focus more inward on “self,” but in Libra, we are made to look at the people we have to choose to be in relationships with and why. Libra is an intellectual sign, and with both the Sun and Mercury under its influence, we tend to be social butterflies, so we like to mix and mingle and come out into the open again. But that’s because Libra energy is all about initiating new relationships.
It’s a time to socialize before winter comes and we are forced back indoors. This Libra energy loves connecting us to those who also seek harmony. It’s a good time to compromise and heal our relationships or find a way to walk away and let them go!
It’s a time of awakening as we have entered a New Era! Ask yourself who you want by your side? What kind of friends and partners do you want to share your life with? Libra is the psychologist of the Zodiac, and that energy can be helpful when learning how to listen and be more objective. This Libra influence helps us to be natural mediators and peacekeepers. So we’re invited to look at all sides of any given situation and work at creating balance.
The final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 would like us to take a moment to observe how we handle people in our friendships and relationships. All this Libra energy is about being fair and kind, which can help us get along and cooperate better. But we may appear fake and superficial, especially with the Sun in Libra until the 22 and Mercury in Retrograde in Libra starting up on the 26.
Rubys Astro Readings
For All Zodiac Signs🌟
September 22 marks the official beginning of the Autumn Equinox. We’re shifting into some different cosmic energies, so there’s nothing to fear. It’s already been another rough year! But this energetic shift can help ease some of the tensions and bring some calm into the mix.
This Equinox is the year’s turning point and is also when the Sun shifts into the balanced sign of Libra or what’s commonly called “Libra Season.”
Libra energy is all about finding balance and learning how to live in harmony with others, particularly in our relationships. This sign teaches us to look at life with more compassion, as we tend to be more accommodating. Generally speaking, this Libra influence helps us be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.
As the Sun shifts into Libra on the Equinox, we finally get the opportunity to experience something new or different. This energy shift can help us focus on working on goals and plans, helping them meet their fullest potential.
The Cosmic energies we’ve been dealing with have been rather difficult, and Mother Nature is still involved in a massive cleansing process initiated by the Eclipses over the summer. Not to make light of the devastation, we must look at all sides of any situation while under the Libra influence. So even though the wildfires are destructive, there is one good thing that comes out of these tragedies, a light at the end of the dark tunnel, and that is the Wild Fires are also cleansing and clearing away old energies. New life will submerge over time from the ashes, and new beginnings will happen physically and energetically!
As the Equinox occurs, you’re invited to work on balancing your life out and finding some stability along the way. However, as we work on getting our equilibrium back, we still have to take on some life lessons at first. Try to accept the challenges, and understand this is a process we must go through. The Universe will test and challenge us, but these lessons often help us evolve and grow in the process.
Starting September 22, the Cosmic energies slow down. As we enter this major shift, balance will finally start to happen. This influence gives us those moments where we can catch our breath and take a break from time to time. Our planet Earth has been going through a lot. Now is the time when the Universe starts its recovery process, and it may last longer than usual.
This shift serves as a reminder to deal with the things we’ve had to put off (probably due to the pandemic) or to get caught back up with the things we just couldn’t get done. The last quarter of 2021 will be a time to get caught up as much as you can, as there will be many planets coming in and out of Retrograde (backward).
As new paths open and important information is revealed, our perspective may shift. The Equinox energy can help smooth things over as we adjust. It is a very important time to embrace all that is happening now and not hide from our problems. So trust your intuition and inner voice to guide you through this time.
Many of you are already feeling drained or exhausted from being locked down or restricted. But once you get on the right path, things will start to calm down. Our creativity is sparked during this time by this strong and potent energy shift. So take some time to reflect on what you have been doing this year, so you can create what you want to happen during the last part of 2021.
Set Intentions as you do with the Moon Phases. Write down your wishes, hopes, and dreams. As the past is behind us now, don’t look back; instead, focus on creating a bright and amazing future. Visualize your future (Pandemic Free), and see what you want to happen next in your life. It can be about anything, from personal finances to love. The trick is to feel it before it happens and to be grateful. In other words, see yourself happy and experiencing the things you desire with your heart and soul, so just feel it!
The energy rolling in now should help us with the more difficult issues we’re facing. This shift kicks off the beginning stages of recovery for ourselves and our planet. Just give all of this new energy time to come together, and allow it to flow just where it needs to. Try to stay as positive as you can and focus on what is to come because it truly makes a difference, even if things don’t appear that way at first. Patience is key to our success now.