The Week Ahead 8-14 November
Mars in Scorpio is currently in an applying square to Saturn in Aquarius at 7º and on Wednesday Mercury, also in Scorpio will join him. There’s a lot to break down here so let me start with Mercury square Saturn.
Whenever Mercury meets up with Saturn, the colour of our thinking deepens and the tone of conversation darkens as we turn to more practical concerns. Venus in Capricorn is also influencing this energetic mix. We recognize Venus in hard-working and responsible Capricorn when we find ourselves for example, compulsively checking our bank balance or mulling over our investments every few hours. This energy is good for methodical work and hard intellectual work or study.
Mars square Saturn can manifest in two ways: a pull towards silence and retreat (recommended). Or, depending on your own natal placements (the house governed by Scorpio or the planets sitting in Scorpio), this manifests as a supportive transit that is conducive to finishing or completing tasks. Don’t be surprised though if Mars-Saturn bring about frustrating encounters with higher-ups (authority figures). Your boss for example may come across as demanding and overly critical. At home and with loved ones, try to keep your conversations light because these two planets tend to reinforce the negative. You want to avoid negative feedback loops. This is not a good week for confrontations although you can bet that on the collective level this is going to be a deflating, tension-filled week.
Journal Work/Reflection for these transits:
Mercury-Saturn questions: Are you behaving in a conservative manner or are you trying to control a situation?
Is your cup half-empty or half-full?
It’s common for memories of violence or deep hurt to surface during these transits. Mars is an aggressive force that wants to lash out and Saturn immobilizes. If you start feeling intense feelings of anger or hate this week bring your palms together and feel this Mars-Saturn tension. Allow the feelings to move through you and into your hands and actively push the energy out through your hands as you deliberately exhale. Do not leave that energy bouncing around in your home. Open a window while doing this or after doing this and burn incense or smudge your space with sage. (Frankincense oil and incense btw has a warm and uplifting quality).
On the 12th, the Sun in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces.
A great day for prayer, dance and other routes of creative self-expression. Give life to a dream with paper and paintbrush or pen, run with a fantasy and surrender to Spirit!
Read poetry and/or the works of great mystics like Hildegard Of Bingen
"Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars. Gaze at the beauty of the Earth's greenings. Now, think."
-Hildegard of Bingen.
Mercury opposes Uranus on the 13th and you may receive surprising news or you may have a brilliant insight. This transit can also heighten anxiety or nervous feelings.