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The Week Ahead: November 13-19

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[pic: thomas david]
The third phenomenal exact trine between Saturn and Uranus this last weekend, met by the expressive Moon in Leo has come with all the exciting fanfare, tumult and irreverent shake-up to all our holy cows and sacred institutions one can expect. It’s only the beginning though. The joint rulers of Aquarius have finally shaken hands, and at the Last Quarter Leo Moon have now officially cut the ribbon to inaugurate us into the New Age of Aquarius.

Of course, the whole “disruption to the establishment” deal is currently being sponsored and promoted by Jupiter, who is Scorpio is insistent that there be no limitations on how much dirt we can conjure. Here, we all feel encouraged to dig deep within our own experiences to see how best we can assist Jupiter with what is already shaping up to be quite a comprehensive investigation into the underlying mechanics of sexuality, power, emotional destructiveness, inheritance, taxes, espionage, loss and abandonment, death, and other juicy, taboo-ish subjects pertinent to the realms of Scorpio.

This week, a conjunction to Jupiter from Venus♏ (in detriment) only insatiates our appetite for intense inter-personal truths and laws. Meanwhile the intrigue deepens as we head into a Scorpio New Moon, replete with its two joint rulers (♂ and ♇) engaging in a fierce Last Quarter Square.

Here are the main transits for this week…

☿ Sqq ♅
Mon Nov 13
06:30 am GMT
Mercury
10°♐34′
Sesquiquadrate
Uranus
25°♈34’℞
♀ ☌ ♃
Mon Nov 13
08:16 am GMT
Venus
07°♏21′
Conjunction
Jupiter
07°♏21′
☿ □ ♆
Mon Nov 13
10:48 pm GMT
Mercury
11°♐29′
Square
Neptune
11°♓29’℞
♀ Sqq Ch
Wed Nov 15
01:41 am GMT
Venus
09°♏30′
Sesquiquadrate
Chiron
24°♓30’℞
Pa enters ♈
Thu Nov 16
03:23 am GMT
Pallas
00°♉00’℞
Pa ☍ Vs
Thu Nov 16
03:57 am GMT
Pallas
00°♉00’℞
Opposition
Vesta
00°♏00′
Vs enters ♏
Thu Nov 16
04:16 am GMT
Vesta
00°♏00′
♀ ∠ ♄
Thu Nov 16
09:07 am GMT
Venus
11°♏09′
Semisquare
Saturn
26°♐09′
♀ △ ♆
Thu Nov 16
03:21 pm GMT
Venus
11°♏29′
Trine
Neptune
11°♓29’℞
☉ △ Ch
Thu Nov 16
03:48 pm GMT
Sun
24°♏29′
Trine
Chiron
24°♓29’℞
☉ ⊼ ♅
Fri Nov 17
02:04 pm GMT
Sun
25°♏25′
Quincunx
Uranus
25°♈25’℞
☿ ∗ ♂
Fri Nov 17
02:25 pm GMT
Mercury
16°♐18′
Sextile
Mars
16°♎18′
☽ ☌ ☉
Sat Nov 18
11:43 am GMT
Moon
26°♏19′
Conjunction
Sun
26°♏19′
☿ △ ☊
Sun Nov 19
09:57 am GMT
Mercury
18°♐34′
Trine
Node
18°♌34′
  □ ♇
Sun Nov 19
12:09 pm GMT
Mars
17°♎30′
Square
Pluto
17°♑30′

Perhaps one of the most intensely pivotal weeks in transit activity this year, since we are still effectively in the fallout period of the Saturn/Chiron square, and its bedraggling patriarchal wound-issues. Also still in lagging are the soul-fragmenting effects of the Uranus/Neptune semi-square, both being activated by Mercury and Venus this week – two planets who, in their detriment are not going to function with any true authority since neither is allowed to function in ways that are true to their intent, or nature.

Therefore, expect a scorned, embittered Venus to not be much in helping heal the frustrations of the patriarchy’s woes, nor to lovingly embrace the establishment to help it overcome its inherent limitations.

Instead, Venus will exact a mean, tough-love approach, and encouraged by her conjunction to Jupiter may go all out to “bury the old man” who dared mess with her. This, coupled with a grandiose-minded Mercury in Sadge, who without all (or any) of the facts chooses to postulate ‘cosmic truths’ that are more fraught with strange confusions and speculative tarradiddle, old bilgewater and conspiratorial tommyrot. It’s easy to fudge over details, even brag or mumble through the fiddly bits we can’t account.

However, this is a time when a well-grounded, socially-responsible attitude must be adopted here, especially when we might have to seriously account upon what basis important decisions are based now – especially ones that are going to affect our overall credibility in society.

Privately, we can believe whatever we want to believe in order to justify our (sometimes extremely radical) choices. However, we must remember that Saturn is nearly in Capricorn (Dec 21), and it will soon be time to get our story straight. And…. as far as ‘society’ is concerned, we are going to be asked to stand by whatever we come to believe. In the most grounded sense, if our overall philosophy is based on weird concepts and unverifiable data, then the first few months of next year (2018) are going to be extremely uncomfortable, if not excruciatingly ‘earth-thumping’ (♃ ∠ ♄).

Noting of course that nearly everything we do these days is being tracked by the super-intelligence running in the algorithms of technology.

Another planet in detriment at this point is our little fighter Mars – the lower ruler of Scorpio. Whilst in Libra, Mars is currently too worried about what might be the negative effect of its actions to actually take any. He is afraid that any direction he takes will unsettle his political position. So he sits on the fence as he slowly coasts into a full-blown closing square with Pluto, the higher ruler of Scorpio.

Here, against the lord of the underworld, a weakened Mars has little chance of staying in the game. Since all his masculine defences are immobilised due to his indecisiveness and what is becoming an obsession about preserving his public image. Any forced reactions come too little, too late and usually driven by a potentially vindictive temper and/or a sexual aggressiveness. All this immediately destroys precisely what Mars in Libra was trying to avoid all along – upsets and disharmony in his reputation and business interests.

Both Venus and Mars are in mutual reception here, or, as they are both in detriment, better termed as being in ‘mutual deception’ since neither is acting out of true dignity, so neither helping to do each other any good in the long run. Damned shame… but cannot be helped.

It’s been a tough slog for both sexes lately (see “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and they’re pissed”).

The knives truly come out by the weekend. At the Scorpio New Moon we are interested in only one intention: Executing drastic, single-purposed, thorough, unmitigated, relentless-effort-till-it-happens CHANGE. For this to occur, we roll out whatever cuts, stings, stabs, bruises, bites feel necessary to do the job. This may not sound like a terribly pleasant business, but remembering that the Scorpio death & rebirth phase is a crucial and often serious part of our evolutionary journey.

Thus, let’s be familiar with our early instinctual self, with its extreme displays of rage, greed, destructive envy, lust and shameful depressions, as well as its tenacious capacity to survive, to thrive and in the most positive sense to truly emotionally connect with others.

Given all this: and that with Uranus prevalent in many of our key exchanges throughout all this year, we are by now used to all kinds of shocks and jolts to our system. However, these now frequent disruptions to our world – whether they be through the technology, innovations or the introduction of some sudden new method or idea, are not the change per se. Uranus has only served to accelerate our minds to the point where be are capable of accepting that some things are shifting, and the regularity of jarring events that support this has only primed us for what is about to unfold.

Real change feel like a death. When we discover that things have changed; something has gone from us forever, we sense a deep loss in our heart. Grief soon sets in, and we go through the stages of denial, anger, etc. until we can finally accept that we/things are never going to be the same again. That’s change.

[pic: alexander yakovlev]
[pic: alexander yakovlev]
This year it’s happening on a whole different level. ‘Change’ is happening – but with Uranus involved we’re inclined to go our own way without necessarily realising it. The underlying cause is deeply emotional, feeling totally vulnerable about our maintaining our sense of personal individuality, reacting negatively to any external commands or instructions just because they are not ours. Our irritability is such that anything that threatens to thwart our independence instantly provokes tremendous resistance.

In this, we must be mindful not to fight the very things that would soon prove helpful. Acting in contrary ways without knowing why, we ruin our best chances to get across the bridge to a much higher, easier ‘tomorrow’. Simply because we reject the mere thought of the awkward, uncomfortable or bewildering, even painful period of transition that awaits us, we make things even more difficult.

We best accept the change and innovation is here, in many disruptive forms. No, we did not expect it, nor did it come at a convenient time for us. Change doesn’t work that way. Its effects are going to revolutionise our world in ways that we can scarcely imagine. To what degree this will disturb us, for how long and what will the end result be like… this may be impossible to tell at this point. It all depends on how quickly we can come to accept that what is happening is a blessing and start to work with it in ways that show our ability to adjust to the new way.

More discussion on the effects of this Saturdays New Moon, the Aquarian Space Age, Artificial Intelligence and the Supersession of “the Man” on the Cosmic Bus – Streaming Live soon:  6PM PDT ✦ 9PM EDT  SUNDAY ✦ 1AM GMT ✦12PM AEDT MONDAY✦ See you soon.

Blessings, and have an amazing week xx

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