Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Celestial Events and Human Potential

Thank you for arriving at my blog's doorstep on this blustery November day! My name is Carole, and I've been studying Astrology since the early 80's. I have discovered amazing things regarding astrology's validity and its usefulness in gathering insight into life situations and human potential. We each have within us the makings of greatness, and astrology is one of many powerful tools available to help us find our own personal gifts, exemplify our highest potential, and remain faithful to our soul purpose.

It's easy to get lost in the expectations of others, mundane circumstances, and the stories that we tell ourselves. Astrology brings us back home to who we truly are and what we have to offer ourselves and the world. It is so much more than a fortune-telling device, as some perceive it, and can be instrumental in raising our awareness of the truths within us and around us. Let's explore how current celestial events can indicate the opportunities present for creating positive change in our lives, and in the world.

For November 2006,

Strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride! The Sun has been transiting intense and deeply passionate Scorpio since October 23rd, and will continue its trek through this sign until November 22, when it moves into the more adventurous, fun-loving Sagittarius. The key phrase to think about when regarding Sun in Scorpio is "still waters run deep," and while this sign is intense, it is a deep, smoldering intensity that lends itself to getting to the heart of matters, whether they be romantic or practical, mundane or spiritual. Sexual energies are intensified, and lend themselves to interesting explorations into our own potentials for pleasure at this time. Now is the time to probe deeply into every activity, compelling our energies toward finding the core directive of our work and our play.

As if things weren't intense enough, we're also being graced with Mercury retrograde in Scorpio from Oct. 28th thru Nov. 17th — still affecting us until the 22nd — and inspiring us to think deeply about serious matters and the deeper meaning of life. When Mercury is retrograde, we find great benefit in utilizing the opportunity to go within, seeking our inner wisdom and learning from our recent and past experiences, rather than making decisions, signing contracts and committing ourselves to agreements. A retrograde Mercury demands that we put off external activities such as these and focus upon inner reflection. It also reminds us to remain in the present while we're driving and traveling, because our thoughts can wander and make us a bit absent-minded. A suggested choice at this time is to release the need for contractual commitments and finalizing plans and welcome the unexpected!

Full Moon in Taurus on the 5th brings to focus our emotional attachments to money, comfort and security. Decisions can be made at this time, and with the influence of Scorpio, Sun and Mercury, our objectives toward this end can be forceful, strong-willed and deeply determined. Choose to use this energy to its fullest potential by setting the intention for creating positive change for the highest good of all. New Moon in Scorpio on the 20th inspires us to transform and transcend our emotional understanding of any present situations, providing the way for anything new that we want to bring into our lives.

Venus and Jupiter move into Sagittarius on the 17th and 23rd respectively, inspiring fun, adventure, pleasure-seeking, and social enjoyment, while fostering optimism about our futures and encouraging us to gain a better understanding of our own philosophical beliefs and education. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, so its transit through its own sign for the rest of this year and most of next gives us a sense of homecoming as we expand our knowledge and deeper understandings with ease.

With Uranus in Pisces going direct on the 20th, the key phrase for all of us is "Go with the flow." As powerful co-creators, we are capable of practicing deep acceptance and remaining flexible, which is the attitude we would do well to be mindful of during the two months of exciting turbulence that is created when Uranus turns direct. Just remember to relax and enjoy the romp!