Moon waning (dark half) and transiting Taurus, Gemini, and into Cancer this week. Moon is exalted in Taurus on 10.21 until the morning of 10.23 and in its own sign of Cancer from 10.26 until the morning of 10.28.
Mercury is now retrograde and in Vishaka nakshatra. Mercury will be retracing its steps through Libra over the next few weeks where it will cross over Rahu, exalted Saturn and debilitated Sun. Work on building alliances and support systems this week. Re-work, re-configure, re-connect in order to find something more sustainable with work and personal relationships.
Mercury is retrograde until 11.10. Use this time to clean up and reorganize business and personal relationships, transactions and communications. Be mindful with arguments and convictions. This can be a time of expansion and proliferation for those who are building on top of a solid foundation.
We are now in the two week period between lunar and solar eclipses. As per last week's transit report:
This two week period between eclipses is a good time to "clean things up" internally and externally and will culminate on Diwali, the Vedic celebration of light where we honor goddess Maha Lakshmi. Think of the next few weeks as creating space for more light to enter, more wealth to flow, more creative abundance to course through you. Clear, clean, purge, and cut out all that is not working in your favor. This will be happening for you on a conscious and unconscious level as well as on multiple levels of existence. Surrender to the uprooting process.
Utilize the creative arts and art as therapy practice through my Jyoti/Expressive Art Therapy Creative Engagement Activity for the week of 10.21 :::
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your “Western Sign” as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Aries: Clean, clear, restructure and reform relationships and contracts with others. This can be a time of getting clear on your boundaries and what works/doesn't work for you. Make adjustments that better suit your needs. You are working through past relationship fears, concerns and irritations right now. Take some steps in a different direction this week. Remember to ask for help, seek comfort in sustainable ways and trust that this restructuring coming right now is in your best interest.
Taurus: Digest, clean, clear and gently detoxify your gut. Use strategy and compassion for dealing with enemies. Likely you will be repairing, re-confronting and restructuring some misalignment with another. Find courage to say and do the right thing in order to heal the situation. This is a powerful time for you as a healer in general. Find ways to strengthen and clarify your offerings, services and the way you do business with your gifts. Pay special attention to pets, mother and father right now.
Gemini: Expansion doesn't come without clearing, cleaning and cutting on some other levels- whether it's through re-prioritizing our desires and goals or literally cleaning out the closet. This is a time of "cleaning out all your closets" so that you can expand into a more efficient being; So that you can trust your Self and your inner guidance more innately. Get rid of distractions, the relations who are not serving your highest purpose, the toxic and the energetic vampire energy in your life. Be radical with your fall cleaning from the inside out. This is your time for a new life, but you have to make room for it.
Cancer: Clean up, clearing out, restructuring and recommitting is happening for you right now with home and heart, land and mother, emotions and moksha. Find the intersection of these areas of life in order to maximize your liberation. Use the weekend for some introspection and restoration if possible. Watch for anger and irritations (these emotions bring great insights!) then make necessary changes if you have been misaligned with your long term needs for support and sustainability.
Leo: Charging forward or charging back? It may feel like one step forward, one step back right now, but the good news is you are full of zest to keep dancing. Watch where you put that energy and to what capacity you use it. Your creativity is at an all time high, so using it in very concentrated ways is key right now. Are you aligned with others and are others aligned with your ferocity? Courage and effort can only do so much. Work it Leo, then surrender to the changes and fluctuations that come. Remember to make room for surprise and spontaneity.
Virgo: There's energy hiding in your closets. Emotion is building and your pot is beginning to boil. Where will you direct all of this energy? There is good reason for it to be channeled into creative and career oriented pursuits, but it requires your focused courage. Your feelings of discomforts, fears and family attachments are adding to the pressure and likely creating issues with comfort, sustainability and your true desires. So many old messages are coming and telling you what you should do. If you can silence them, you will get the real answers.
Libra: Finding comfort and security is so essential for you right now- especially with what may feel like chaos and calamity in most areas of your life. Especially be mindful of what you are ingesting- sweets, alcohol and intoxicants are very tempting right now. But what is the need for maintaining blindness towards your emotional fragility and life's inevitable fluctuation? Is it possible to meet and greet life head on with no excuses, exceptions, apologies, deceptions or pretending? Be bold with your shadows.
Scorpio: Feeling like you can't seem to get ahead? The losses keep coming and a sense of overwhelm may be keeping you from feeling the expansion of this time completely. It's ok to feel the depression, the disappointments and the miseries. These old demons are from the past and can be valuable tools. Just don't let them keep you from maximizing this time or continuing to take action steps. Your efforts will pay off eventually so keep your career focus and energy. Remember, cutting and clearing, purging and removal are necessary to make space for the spectacular and the sustainable.
Sagittarius: It is who you know that can lift or lower you. Friends can be great allies or turn out to be great disappointments. Right now, you are navigating these relationships and these terms and conditions. There is clean up, restructuring and re-organizing with friendships, career and your achievements. Remember that endings are not always bad, they create openings and portals for new life, new options, new awareness and possibilities to arrive at your doorstep. Let go of what is not working or in your best interest. It's ok to be afraid of uncharted territory.
Capricorn: Things fall a part, thing come back together. Crumble and build, crumble and build. Right now you are probably seeing and feeling these patterns in your career and are trying to learn to surf the waves of up and down and the impact this has on your emotions and security. As Pema Chodron says: “Things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” Can you make room for all of this?! Extra credit for channeling this into an offering to others.
Aquarius: New creativity is creeping into your career and offerings. Building new relations and alliances can be supportive right now. Be aware of your approach: are you pushing too hard with excess aggression or just being direct and clear? Lessons are coming at full speed and from teachers, guides and mystics- many of whom are in disguise or perhaps from your past. Your only job is to be awake enough to greet these tasks with eyes wide open, to learn your lessons, and to see where you can open to new possibilities. Awakening and dharma are available for you with courage and restructuring of your old patterns of behavior.
Pisces: Great vulnerability is in fact great strength. You are in the midst of big changes, upheaval and reorganization which is bringing the discomfort to a maximum. This is a time of cleaning and clearing the past and it is a very powerful and poignant time if you use it as such. Your best use of time is retreating and returning to the Self- in a radical way. This is a time of restructuring, digesting, elimination and removal. What kind of cleaning supplies are you using?