September 14 – 20, 2009

The Winds Are Changing

Saturn now begins to move away from its current opposition with Uranus, and what was going to happen has happened. We can all see the stresses on the world stage, the weird signals coming through and the feeling of general malcontent, many of them seeming to come from nowhere.

This week’s news is retrograde Mercury in the sign of Libra backing into an energetic and potentially conflictive aspect with mighty Pluto the Transformer who is recently in direct motion in the sign of authoritative Capricorn. Faulty strategy meets with inescapable paradigm shift. Not nice.

Last week I had reports from all over of people feeling strange, not able to sleep, distressed for no reason and overly stressed. That was the height of the Saturn/Uranus opposition combined with Mercury newly retrograde and a full moon in Pisces all in concert, disturbing the air. It should be a bit calmer now…our frequencies are changing and we are all enduring growing pains of an order unprecedented. We have to just go with it. It is very helpful to do a reality check by talking to each other, for example: “Is it just me feeling this???” You will find out it is not. It is not personal. It is collective. It is worldwide. And it is profound. And ultimately, it is good. Let’s just hold on together, okay?

Aries (March 21- April 19): Easy does it, Aries…especially those of your born in the third week of March…the retrograde Mercury backs into a confrontational aspect with powerful Pluto, who is now in direct motion. Pluto may be grumpy after a very long sleep, and if you try to push your point too far you might get a smack upside the head. Mars in your sector of home may bring intensity that you really don’t want to deal with. There are ways around everything though, and if you have clarity of mind you will find them.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Mercury in your sector of work/health backs into an argument with powerful Pluto. This is an issue of protocol and strategy. Pluto is in direct motion in your sector of travel/spirituality. If you are engaged in a spiritual pursuit with others, try to go with the flow and not buck the system. Also indicated is a potential health issue; if you haven’t done a lifestyle change in terms of diet and exercise, this is the time to do it.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): You really don’t like it when your ruling planet is retrograde, especially when it’s retrograde in a way that affects mental strategies. This week, Mercury backs into an argument with powerful Pluto; how you handle a conflict now will affect the next two years around whatever issue it is. Think carefully before you speak, sleep on it and be calm and certain when you state your case.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Pluto is now in direct motion in your sector of relationships. Retrograde Mercury backs into a stressful aspect with this transformative force at the end of the week; those of you born on or within five days of June 21 will feel this the most. This takes place in your sector of Home, which is your haven. While it will have an upsetting influence, you will need to maintain a clear head and see the true dynamics of what is going on. You may have to just let the cards fall where they may.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Transformative Pluto is now in direct motion in your sector of work-health, and retrograde Mercury backs into an energetic and possibly stressful position to it in your sector of communication. You may have a misfire at work that needs immediate attention. Maintain your reserve and your calm demeanor and get through it. This aspect has a two-year effect, so don’t take it lightly. You don’t need to walk on eggshells, just be sure you have all facts and figures correct should something go wonky.

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): As Saturn in your sign begins to move away from its opposition with Uranus, you may find yourself on the other side of a crisis (barely). As a feeling of compression continues, remember to breathe and have a firm idea of what you can and can’t do right now. Do what you can and let the rest go. Retrograde Mercury backs into a tense aspect with Pluto in your sectors of money and creative expression/children, so one of the kids may need a leg up.

Libra (September 22 – October 23): Retrograde Mercury in your sign backs into an antagonistic aspect with powerful Pluto. This could trigger something very deep in you that you had ignored, forgotten about, or weren’t aware of. Now you will have to really contemplate what is going on inside of you, and discern whether or not a radical change is in order in the way you think. This is especially true if you were born within five days of September 21/22. Your revelations will have long reaching effects.

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Retrograde Mercury in your sector of Endings backs into a powerful aspect with transformative Pluto in your sector of communicating/thinking. If you have hung onto a paradigm, prepare for a big change in thinking. This is a very powerful time for you, now that your Ruler (Pluto) has gone direct and is looking around to see where the weaknesses are. You are the fearless one, but you do have intense reactions and feelings. Move your body around to dispel the immense energy.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): You are so not having fun right now. The passing Saturn/Uranus opposition combined with retrograde Mercury blew holes through you, but if you are reading this, you lived through it! Pluto has gone direct in your sector of money (yay) but this week, retrograde Mercury in your sector of goals backs into a confrontation with it (boo). You may be faced with expenses you weren’t expecting, but hopefully you have your Plans B and C in place. You’ll make it…you always do.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 21): Transformative Pluto is now in direct motion in your sign. That is a relief! However, the silly point this week is retrograde Mercury backing into an argumentative aspect with it in your sector of career. This aspect will have an effect for the next two years with its results showing up in 2011, so think carefully before you react. In fact, don’t be reactive at all. Just observe and record, respond and be patient. This will be to your ultimate advantage.

Aquarius (January 22 – February 20): Transformative Pluto in direct motion in your sector of New Beginnings gets and antagonistic signal from retrograde Mercury in your sector of travel/expansion. This can mean different things for different age groups and interests. If you are newly in college, you may have trouble adapting to your new environment. If you are abroad, you may miss the train. At any rate, watch where the wind is blowing. Don’t insist that things go the way you think they should or you will miss the point.

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Now that Saturn is moving past its opposition with Uranus (currently sleeping in your sign), you have some breathing space and can come up for air. The breaking news this week is retrograde Mercury in your sector of intimacy/shared assets backing into an argumentative aspect with transformative Pluto, now in direct motion in your sector of goals/friendships. This will have a two-year effect, so don’t do a knee-jerk reaction. If something is awry, investigate, get advice, think carefully and consider consequences. That’s wisdom, my friend!