While I consider myself a student of archetypal astrology, I am not an astrologer and employ a trusted professional for my own needs. I do however experience planetary energies quite viscerally. When I tap into this transit, it feels like peeling back some pretty thick layers of scar tissue over the course of the next six weeks. Whatever is arising, if you're able to greet it with the intention to foster self love through the pain and trauma emerging from your cellular memory, you may find it a bit gentler experience. It can be incredibly challenging to meet the deep shards of painful memories from this lifetime and those past during this season lending the energy ripe for discovering new ways of managing ancient stories and pain.
We'll be moving through Scorpio's old ground unmasking the skeletal remains of relationship issues, to expose our understanding of that which destroys also creates. To me it feels as though unhealed ancestral wounds are primed to rise within us for a deep cleaning and healing. Scorpio, an intense fixed water sign energy, is determined to get to the blood and guts of situations -- he wants to look at the energetic decay and really take it all in and doesn't flinch in the process. In the extreme, the desire for sexual exploits or to possess a lover wholly -- getting a partner to surrender body and soul -- may be on the rise. Be cautious of vampiric energy and attempt to look beyond the immediacy of fulfilling reckless desire as it can derail the available healing energies.
Retrograde in Libra, beginning November 1st, Venus can slip into excessive emotionality and old temptations troubled with impulsive purchases and casual sex. Makeovers and investments in material things are best left until Venus moves direct on the 16th, as what we perceived as an amazing idea or investment during her retrograde may look very different when she turns direct. Ideas about romance, love and sex are likely to be unearthed and require a tender touch throughout the duration of the season to facilitate healing without reinjury. Libra desires to unite and become one, entwining itself around external partnership and pursuits to feel complete. Be especially cautious about making irrational relationships commitments at this time, as it is easy to get carried away with these energies in the mix.
Venus moves direct November 16th and all the hard work we've done during her rare retrograde transit will be at the fore of integration as we move through Libra and Scorpio for a third time lasting until December 17th. As wounds surface, let us remember we are all on this beautifully abundant and providing planet together. Mother Earth holds us close to Her heartbeat while Father Sky lights our way; neither asking the other (or us) anything in return. Each relationship we enter brings abundant opportunities for growth, healing and learning about love -- sometimes discovering we are our own deepest love is the greatest lesson we can hope to receive. We can also never know the lens in which another wears, the role we have played or been cast. In that, honoring ourselves for enduring the difficult relationships in our lives by seeking to understand the teaching offered is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give ourselves in the pursuit of healing our human hearts and clearing karmic chords and debris.
Yoni Oracle Reading
How can women collectively nourish wholeness of Self
as our personal values and self-worth increases?
Sister, hold a mirror to see your face each night during this retrograde season with the intention to embrace the lines of grief and joy equally in gratitude. I loved watching my grandmother put night cream on her face and hands when we prepared for bed at night. There was something about the way she touched her skin that always stood out to me as something special; witnessing the reverence she carried in honoring herself as a woman and cherishing the subtle pleasures of a life well lived in each one of those sacred lines.
The emotional body speaks as Sedna, reminding us that we can either choose to take the perspective of victim, or move into this space and time with our power intact. According to the Inuit, Sedna found herself dissatisfied with her suitors and took up with a Seagull who made promises he could not keep. Dissatisfied with her choice, she escaped with her father, only to be tossed overboard and later, her fingers cut off, as he ultimately desired to save his own life. From her dismembered fingers, sea creatures emerged. Sedna encourages us to see at some point we have all been victimized and must take responsibility for our choices. We can either choose to remain in victim stance (seeking rescue from her father because that is a skill she had developed), an energy ushered in through the period Chiron transited through Pisces (April 2010 - 2018) or create abundance from the experience life has on offer (creation grew from her dismembered fingers ). Chiron in Aries (April 2018 - 2027) awakens our inner resolve and shakes the proverbial foundation of our wounds in order to bathe in the first light of a new era. It can be frustrating, in some cases immobilizing, to reach a layer of understanding and feeling freed or healed of an old injury only to have it reopen. The truth is, if it's deep and continues to visit, as though via a fated cycle, it is likely lifetimes old and professional counselor to assist, support and guide your process over time is an ideal expenditure of time and resources.
To nourish our sexuality, the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, Herself comes to invite you, Sister, to remember the importance of self care, love and nurturance. It is easy to lose the time it takes to remain ourselves when other (something outside of us) becomes a higher priority. Many of the women I work with have found themselves lost after having achieved their greatest goal (i.e. married, baby, career, etc.). Women who have grasped onto familiar things that once allowed them to feel content, happy, sensual, sexual and desired or simply connected to life. Disconnections between the body, mind, soul and will can cause, in the extreme, anxiety, depression or an existential crisis. The way back to center is a unique path for each of us.
Venus in her retrograde state accentuates self evaluation and worth. The Goddess advises, we view our natural gifts and tendencies as skills we have honed over many lifetimes that are now ready to come forth into the world. As we cultivate a nourishing, self accepting and luxuriously loving relationship with ourselves (the energy also available to us now), we begin to value the unique Soul expression we are and set the energetic frequency to attract others ready to enter into healthy partnerships where individual and relationship needs count and matter.
Opportunities to Nourish Our Radically Wild and Tenderhearted Souls
The key is to do something with the energies available to us when they are cosmically aligned and they are so deliciously aligned right now. It simply makes sense to me to surf the cosmic tides of this great human adventure as co-creator with Universe by tapping into the available energies as they cycle through. I perceive these energies as literal gifts offered to us by the Gods and Goddesses that rule the Heavens offering their teachings, wisdom, support and love through each energetic cycle. They truly desire for us to do and become our best, lending their energies to awaken codes as we are ready to integrate them into our physical lives.
Jessica Snake Maiden