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The Week Ahead: Oct 30-Nov 5

[pic: jarek kubicki]
Here we go, and bravely so this week to all of you who travel cautiously through the precariously vulnerable realms of the wounded/abused communities – either as victims, recovered victims turned healers, or professional practitioners in some remedial therapy….

Here are the main transits this week:

☿ □ ☊
Mon Oct 30
06:28 pm GMT
Mercury
21°♏03′
Square
Node
21°♌03′
♀ ∗ ☊
Tue Oct 31
07:10 am GMT
Venus
21°♎01′
Sextile
Node
21°♌01′
  ∠ ☊
Tue Oct 31
04:20 pm GMT
Mars
05°♎38′
Semisquare
Node
20°♌38′
♃ ☍ Pa
Wed Nov 01
04:20 am GMT
Jupiter
04°♏42′
Opposition
Pallas
04°♉42’℞
♀ ☌ Vs
Wed Nov 01
10:34 am GMT
Venus
22°♎26′
Conjunction
Vesta
22°♎26′
☉ ∠ ♄
Wed Nov 01
10:38 pm GMT
Sun
09°♏42′
Semisquare
Saturn
24°♐42′
☉ Sqq Ch
Thu Nov 02
01:24 am GMT
Sun
09°♏49′
Sesquiquadrate
Chiron
24°♓49’℞
☿ △ Ch
Thu Nov 02
06:37 am GMT
Mercury
24°♏48′
Trine
Chiron
24°♓48’℞
♄ □ Ch
Thu Nov 02
09:49 pm GMT
Saturn
24°♐47′
Square
Chiron
24°♓47’℞
☿ ⊼ ♅
Fri Nov 03
01:03 am GMT
Mercury
25°♏57′
Quincunx
Uranus
25°♈57’℞
♀ ⊼ Ch
Fri Nov 03
07:30 am GMT
Venus
24°♎47′
Quincunx
Chiron
24°♓47’℞
♀ ∗ ♄
Fri Nov 03
08:32 am GMT
Venus
24°♎50′
Sextile
Saturn
24°♐50′
☉ △ ♆
Fri Nov 03
07:23 pm GMT
Sun
11°♏34′
Trine
Neptune
11°♓34’℞
♀ ☍ ♅
Sat Nov 04
05:03 am GMT
Venus
25°♎54′
Opposition
Uranus
25°♈54’℞
☽ ☍ ☉
Sat Nov 04
05:23 am GMT
Moon
11°♉59′
Opposition
Sun
11°♏59′
♀ Sqq ♆
Sat Nov 04
05:36 pm GMT
Venus
26°♎33′
Sesquiquadrate
Neptune
11°♓33’℞
☿ enters ♐
Sun Nov 05
07:19 pm GMT
Mercury
00°♐00′

…Yes, the big transit this week is the third (and final) instalment of the third-quarter square between Chiron and Saturn (Thu, Nov 2). This has been a big astrological feature in our 2017 skies, applying strongly since Dec 2016, then again on April 30, 2017. However, it is this final bite of this badly beaten cherry that brings it all home tis week, since (coincidentally) this particular square activates the degree where it all began 51 years ago (23°52′).

Both the mainstream/conservative healing/teaching practices, or through some holistic/alternative approach, dealing with the effects of physical/psychological trauma and its subsequent shame/blame/guilt dynamics is indeed a theme that is strongly prevalent in our modern patriarchal society.

Such a theme is represented by the Saturn/Chiron cycle, whose ultimate aim (simply described) is  to get humanity to better understand the harsh limitations of form and crystallized patterns in all life. Through gaining a mature grasp of our conditional limitations we hope to find the key to therapeutically release/heal/transform these patterns, thus unlocking our maximum potential to move forward and evolve from our condition (heal).

see more on the Saturn/Chiron squares here

Of course, where Saturn is involved, there is the patriarchal structure, and Chiron always suggests that that we have some waking up to do about what’s eating us. The patriarchy is indeed in a sick state and it’s manifestly evident this year that it needs healing. So much confusion, refusal to cease the denials, secrets, lies about its patent inadequacy only perpetuates the suffering.

[image: Odilon Redon]
Of course, the patriarchy (father’s rule) is not entirely ignorant. It just plays it that way because it fears any alternative. It doesn’t trust. It prefers to go by the traditional rule of enforcing duality, division and separation. Between the sexes; the races; the colours of skin; age; religion; economic status; language; verified experience in this or that; whatever it can judge you on – you name it, it’s a matter. The patriarchy will seek to define you and classify you, which is fair in any old age where credentials are important, ensuring every individual has equal rights to claim the desired status. But they do not. Still, they do not. We are still at an age where equality is not a reality for all.

The patriarchy is still telling us that some have greater rights than others. It uses all forms and conditions to justify that. To many, many people, this seems like a heavy burden to carry. It’s hurtful to feel excluded, especially since on some level (esp. in the digital format) we are starting to experience some level of ease of expression. When the patriarchy continues to deny that certain inequities even exist; that certain woundings never occurred, or at least were nothing serious and we should “just forget them, get over it and never discuss it again”, that hurts the most.

Humanity’s evolution and healing from past wounds rests greatly on how willing we are to accept certain truths about our harmful, toxic, traumatic past. Only then can we assist one another to experience true clarity and simplicity of life.

This ‘maturing into the light’ seems a complex process – one which began in April 1966 (Saturn/Chiron conjunction). It ignited us with blind rage against the establishment, where fringe elements of society starting to disengage from the greater community through use of psychedelic drugs, experimental music, alternative spiritualities, public protests, counter-cultural political discourse, etc. An emerging awareness in human consciousness began to rail desperately to celebrate its wild nature and to release itself from any involvements that seemed only to inhibit or frustrate the growth of the individual spirit.

Of course, the old-man machine struck back at these dissenters. In Eastern countries like Russia and China things tightened into a state of highly-mechanised conformity. It the West, efforts by these ‘hippies’ to express diversity in thought and style were initially chastised, ridiculed and marginalised by those holding conservative rule.

Today, the archetypal struggle continues.

In the last of these closing squares, the lesson becomes to introduce alternative views mindfully, maturely. Saturn requires us to show serious responsibility in order to overcome his nagging judgements. Chiron, wild deliverer of the christed-light, must do his best to meet Saturn on his own terms if any positive transformation can occur. There are no shortcuts to doing the healing work. No dropping of a pill is going to fix it. There are no loopholes in finding release from our tired, old wound-stories. We must be prepared to sober up and look at our karmic patterns seriously. Either we discipline ourselves to release them, purge them out of our systems, or continue to suffer/inflict the suffering onto others.

Early this week, transits to the Nodes from ☿,♀,♂ will alert many of us to tense situations where prevailing attitudes totally conflict with much of what needs to be done. Misunderstandings, confusion about who is right and wrong and outright rejection creates enormous dissent among us, especially the old guard. As intellectually stimulating and erudite as new solutions may be put across, they may fall in sharp contrast with the traditions and accepted beliefs of those in authority. 

By Saturday’s Taurus Full Moon, the world becomes split between those who exhibit a true awareness of the spiritual reasons behind the limitations and those who are simply blind and belligerently ignorant. It seems impossible to get through to those who may stubbornly refuse to see any value in acting responsibly, truthfully and honourably.

Much frustration occurs trying to teach someone to understand truth when they seem stuck in their ways. On some level, we are all prone to this – insisting on creating self-limitations, fears and restrictions by projecting blame and hurt onto others. It comes down to being able to look at the lower, perfunctory ways we have chosen to ensure our survival in the past. Using sex, power, status, money as things to secure our interests become not only wholly transparent but distasteful.

Our ability to show awareness of our tendencies to revert back to toxic, fixed, side-blinkered ways of behaviour, especially in marriage and relationship, has a profoundly awakening effect. If we choose to take action to avoid slipping back into these patterns, this week provides us with an automatically healing effect. Venus’ opposition to Uranus here decries that she would rather walk than suffer inequality and pressure to play along in a dynamic that denies her self-expression, particularly as an independent equal in any relationship. Expect big breakthrough or breakups.

We learn a great deal from watching ourselves. Our perception is quickening to the point where making those difficult decisions about those we are involved with are getting easier, not only to make, but to follow through with using decisive actions. We don’t necessarily need to behave in absurdly unstable, inconsistent way towards others in order to show our distaste or dissent. Somewhere this week is an opportunity to hold our powerful emotions from exploding when we fail to get the respect we feel we merit or deserve. 

Yes, we are all changing. Many of us are still holding on to a great deal of pain that stems all the way back to feelings of inadequacy and fears of abandonment and rejection. Rather than feed those, let us hold them. Rather than project those upon others, let us learn to hold others from feeling these fears themselves.

Have an amazing week xx

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