As we enter into the second week of October, the astrological forecast signifies the necessity for objectivity. With Mercury in Scorpio creeping nearer to a retrograde station (Mercury stations retrograde on October 13th), our thoughts and our nervous system require downtime. That is very true, given retrograde Mars conjoined Eris, the dwarf planet of discord, on Sunday, October 4, and continues to type a tense sq. to Pluto all week.
Whereas the week forward is laced with raucous transits, my recommendation stays unoriginal: keep discerning. Although simple, this recommendation isn’t essentially the best to enact in our information-saturated world the place the reality can really feel elusive and, at occasions, indiscernible. It’s important to remain conscious of each propaganda and disinformation—and that’s the place Neptune is available in.
Neptune is the planet carefully related to goals, illusions, and delusions. He’s the ruler of Pisces, the signal he at present travels in, and his magic works in mysterious methods: It’s the voice of the instinct, the sound of fact coming by means of our goals, the soothing drugs that music and artwork usually carry. He’s additionally the ocean’s thriller, romancing us right into a extra profound love with nature. Neptune’s steering makes itself obtainable by means of a religious, quiet, inside realizing in its highest essence; nevertheless, the planet additionally represents fog, mist, and confusion. And since we stay in extraordinarily complicated occasions, we have to handle Neptune’s spellbinding nature.
Neptune stationed retrograde on June 23rd and doesn’t station direct till November 29, and this week, he travels slowly at 18 levels. Neptune sometimes goes retrograde yearly for roughly 5 months, so this transit is normal fare. He’s now fantastically positioned to Jupiter, forming a harmonious sextile to the planet of excellent luck and abundance. However on this case, the Jupiter sextile Neptune transit isn’t essentially a very good factor.
The Jupiter sextile Neptune transit can exaggerate confusion proper now: Conflicting information continues, conspiracy theories abound, and disinformation is extra prevalent than ever.
The Jupiter sextile Neptune transit can exaggerate confusion much more proper now, as a result of Jupiter makes issues develop: Conflicting information continues to be tossed round, conspiracy theories proceed to infiltrate the well being and wellness world, and disinformation is extra prevalent than ever. This turns into much more paramount as Jupiter guidelines Sagittarius, the signal the south node travels in, whereas Neptune types a mutable T-square with the nodes of destiny.
The nodes of fate usually are not planets; they symbolize the place the moon’s airplane of movement intersects with the ecliptic. They’re notably essential as a result of they symbolize the indicators wherein eclipses occur. (The subsequent eclipse is a lunar eclipse in Gemini on November 30, a number of weeks from now.) With Neptune squaring the north node in Gemini and the south node in Sagittarius, we stand at a complicated crossroads polluted with an excessive amount of noise and never sufficient objectivity. Since on Wednesday, Mercury opposes Uranus, placing further strain on us to “know” our fact, it’s crucial to deal with each of those points.
Mars’s ongoing sq. to Pluto and Saturn signifies that energy dynamics change into much more intense, as data continues to be distorted as a option to manipulate agendas through propaganda and political foul play. Add to this the over-saturation of knowledge that’s competing for our emotional buy-in and a focus, and it’s sufficient for a nervous breakdown.
So, as you undergo your week forward, be each cautious and discerning. Get your information from respected sources, don’t belief algorithmic suggestions, and query the motivations of these feeding you data. Ask your self this: What spells am I beneath? Are you consuming data as a option to pacify ache or to place a constructive spin on modern-day atrocity? Title your compulsions, take a break, and see what emerges.
Neptune additionally signifies a necessity for literal sleep, so get to mattress early and provides your self screen-free time to calm down. Relaxation additionally crucially helps essential pondering.
On Saturday, Uranus in Taurus trines Venus in Virgo, which suggests you’ll possible expertise an embodied sense of knowledge. This side additionally signifies a breakthrough (which can come after a breakdown earlier within the week). Keep dedicated to the journey, and be prepared to be improper. The week forward proves to be fairly promising should you take a step again and permit knowledge to seek out its option to you with out forcing it to reach.
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep knowledge of each science and spirituality, and blends her experience in astrology, constructive psychology, and girls’s well being—which she makes use of to teach high-achieving feminine entrepreneurs to succeed in their subsequent stage of success. Pre-order her ebook, Cosmic Health (January 2021), right here.
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