Is it seriously that time again?
First, close your eyes and breathe. Repeat until sufficiently relaxed. With the events of Scorpio Black Ops, Act I and Act II still fresh and raw (Act II is going into effect just as I write this) not to mention that being just the prelude of what is still headed our way, we get a Full Moon to round us out, before we head back into the ring of the Cardinal Crisis. Aren't we lucky?
And after that? Well, that's when the real fun starts....
But back to the matter in hand. Ladies and Gentlemen, listen very carefully, because this is important. This is going to be hard, but I know you can do it. Right now, we are walking a very fine line between salvation and destruction, and the path you take is wholly your own. No-one can walk it but you. The choices you make at every moment define where your reality takes you. Choose very wisely.
Now, I have said all that before, but if you notice the warning is a bit more desperate and there is definitely some fear in my words. That's because you are going to need to draw on every bit of strength you have and everything you have learned since the Disaster Astro started. Why? Because making the right choices, now, when it couldn't be more crucial, is going to be damn difficult.
You see, this is a Pisces Moon. This is not known for the clarity it lends (although it is possible, usually through some religious epiphany) or for its honesty. No, this Moon is more known for its ability to leave you blind. It will trick you and leave you in the dark, wallowing in self-pity. And its very involved with Neptune, so whatever I said previous goes double.
Next factor: Chiron. Very important this time around, Chiron is going to play the cruelest torturer. Your deepest fears will be thrown at you and you will be expected to handle them- all of them, all at once. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the master class.
Mars and Pluto are also involved, known for making you stand up and be strong enough to make very hard decisions (usually because of some impetus that they themselves plant!) and WILL help you grow, for the better.
So, while you are stumbling around in the dark, your greatest fears are walking right along with you and they can get you at any time. It is open season on you. And you will have to walk straight on, head held high, as though you are completely aware of everything around you and are not chuffed by it in the slightest. Even though on the inside you are having a nervous breakdown and are paralyzed by your fear. Oh, and dont even think about stopping to rest, not even for a second. You have to keep moving. You have to stare your fear dead in the face until fear is afraid of you.
The good news? Well, you have the tools you need already in hand. Two super-long transits this year gave us permanent gifts, and they will see you through if you call on them- The Mars in Virgo transit and The Venus Transit in Gemini. What you learned during these times will be key to getting through this moment. And it is just that- A moment. It wont last forever.
The other good news? Pisces moons are pure dead magic. Seriously. You can tap into them and they can help you do just about anything. The more impossible the challenge, so much the better. Which is good, because we are going to need it...
The other other good news? Think about it for a second. If you make it through, what on earth will be able to stop you then?
The Sun and Moon- Well, we touched on Chiron a bit up there, but know that you will grow so much from the experience of facing your fears. This will help provide that much needed impetus for you to take charge of your life. Keep your head high. A quincunx from Uranus supports this, and challenges you to make bold choices that you had never even considered possible before. A sextile/trine to Mars walks with you through the darkness and inspires you to be strong and keep fighting. A trine/sextile to Pluto will challenge you, torture you and kick you when you're down, but the end result is to make you absolutely untouchable and unbeatable. This is the type Astro that makes for heroes. A square to Chariklo stresses the need for you to keep healthy boundaries in your life, it will help you stay sane if you focus on finding balance. Don't overcommit yourself. A trine to Crantor shows that if you involve yourself in the business of those around you right now, you will find yourself caught in the crossfire when it (inevitably) goes to shit. A sextile to Kronos asks you to take a look at what action you are taking to move forward. Re-assess your situation and adjust your trajectory accordingly. A sextile to Poseidon does nothing to lift the confusion, only exacerbating it. A trine to Kassandra helps to pierce the veil somewhat, however there is a very probable potential that what you see isn't really the whole story. A square to Hidalgo tests the boundaries of your patience and ability to stay zen in the midst of this chaos. A sextile to Siva helps with this, but only as much as you are willing to let go of your attachments so that something better can take form in the absence. A square to Phaethon warns against the dangers of rash action and taking on too much, too soon. Take it one step at a time.
Venus- Guys, I wish I could tell you that the one bright spot is going to be relative ease when it comes to relationships, but that would be a glaring lie. We start out with a square to Saturn, setting the tone for events to come. Expect ultimatums, serious conversations, endings of what has run its course, and lots and lots of facing facts. Thankfully, drama is at a minimum. A quincunx to the Nodes allows for some challenge to this, and it is possible to weather storms of this nature. Turn it to your advantage and grow stronger together. A sextile to Sedna indicates that no matter how it turns out, you cannot let it stop you. You need to keep living your life, no matter what. Stay strong, and keep singing your song even in the halls of Hell. Shit, especially when you find yourself in Hell. A square to Minerva shows that it is hard to make the smart choice, but it is worth it in the end. A trine to Eros indicates that when in doubt, listen to your passions. Follow what makes you come alive, and it wont steer you wrong (insert clever dowsing rod joke here). A trine to Panacea warns against settling for a temporary fix over routing out the issues now. It will only get tougher as time goes on.
Mars- Freshly in Scorpio (one of his favorite signs) Our Boy dispenses with the diplomatic approach and starts readying for a full-scale assault on all who have wronged him. A sextile to Pluto and a quincunx to Uranus tell you to be prepared for anything. Things will change much more rapidly for you now. A trine to Chiron allows you the freedom to be vulnerable. Own it, and use it to gain more awareness and a fresh insight about your situation. Other than that, not much to speak of, just a sextile to Icarus, telling you to take action towards obtaining your personal freedom; and a conjunction to Hopi, telling you to go outside and get out of your headspace by connecting to the world around you. Go walk in the woods, it'll do wonders for you.
Jupiter- Taking great care not to miss this section, after what happened last time. An opposition to Ixion warns you to make your choices wisely, and don't allow your baser desires to lead you astray, because an embarrassing downfall will be in your future if you do. A conjunction to Vesta makes it a little easier to stay on the up-and-up, as long as you have a little faith. A square to Borasisi warns you to be painfully honest about all you do, no falsehoods allowed. Seriously, don't lie to save your own skin this go around- It will not end well for you. Own up to your mistakes and it will go much better for you. A trine to Zeus (Seriously? Now you're just messing with me, cosmos) makes it very easy for that darker part of you to present itself HOWEVER if you play it right, it will bring out the best in you instead. Stay honest and upright, remember who you are and what you stand for, and most of all, allow yourself to have faith in yourself and those around you. A conjunction to Itokawa warns against taking unnecessary risks, and recommends careful action in order to win the day.
Saturn- The time is almost upon us, Ladies and Gentlemen, not long now. A trine to Ceres shows that the focus has rapidly shifted from issues of long-term scope to day-to-day matters. A bit of perspective shows these are actually the same thing. Focus on the here and now, and let the big picture take form by itself (yet always keep a general idea of where you're headed!). An opposition to Bienor suggests that pragmatism is at odds with your desire to help others out of their situation. Help yourself first, but not at the expense of your fellow man; Raise up instead of step on. A conjunction to Astraea and a sextile to Urania recommend that you judge the situation from the outside, with the practiced eye that has aided you during this transit, and involve yourself only when the time is right to do so. A sextile to Hera helps you make it work, smoothing over ruffled feathers and encouraging everyone to get along until this is all over, and basically just being the glue that holds your little crew together. Make an effort to be more accommodating of others.
Uranus- Bingle bongle dingle dangle, yickedy doo, yickedy da ping pong, lippy-tappy-too-ta. Dont ask, I'm extremely sleep-deprived. Seriously though, nothing new here that we didnt go over up above. On to Neptune!
Neptune- Aaaand back to Uranus. No, but seriously, the ruler of this lunation (because Mercury cant be trusted for a second) is acting innocent at the first degree of his sign, trying desperately not to get caught associating with any of the other miscreants. A square to Asbolus turns the focus to matters of a more... well, material nature. Trust your instincts here. A square to Hybris can be an indicator of your pride tripping you up when it can make the most impact. Stay humble. A trine to Isis definitely ups the chance for magic to happen, as long as you put the work in to clear the way. A trine to Hades confirms this. Miracles happen when you stay dedicated and work your ass off while those around you are wishing on a star.
Pluto- Ahh, Stormageddon. We've missed you around here. And you brought along your dangerous little friend Typhon with you, oh how nice. Well, its a square between the Ultimate Destroyer and the Lord of Death. What could possibly go wrong there? Total chaos, you say? Noooo, im sure it will be fine. And with Siva opposing and Teharonhiawako sextiling, trust that there will be a lot of breakdown in your life, starting now. Echoing my prior advice, dont hang on desperately, this is all about the new way forward. Let it go and move on. An opposition to Kronos confirms this, although he suggests that you may have to give up on some things that you thought you wanted but were actually completely wrong for you. These things happen, trust in the process.
Now go check out Starzina Starfish-Browne's return in her Time of the Month Horoscope for Virgo!
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