Today's Astrology Forecast | October 3, 2019 - going deep for the next two months, it's not only what we dig up but what we put into the ground that matters now

While we slept (EDT) Mercury slipped into Scorpio and Pluto (Scorpio's ruler) stationed direct after five months retrograde.

Pluto is now on his direct journey to Saturn - mid January- and Mercury (due to her/his upcoming retrograde) will be in Scorpio until December! Yes, that's two months in the underworld folks! Are we up to it? Or should I say 'down for it"?

The Moon in Sagittarius sextiled the Sun (12:41AM EDT - inspiration, optimism) and will square Neptune (1:14PM EDT - tension via imagination, spirituality, double check emails before hitting send, avoid over-doing it with any escape/avoidance tendencies, the effects of alcohol/drugs get amplified) and conjunct Jupiter (4:40PM EDT - this could bring up big emotions or inspiration or even weepiness around whatever reality Jupiter coming off illusory Neptune over the last week or so has brought up for us).

This is the last day of Mars in Virgo. He will move into Libra late tonight.

The day will likely be overshadowed by Pluto/Scorpio.

We talked about this stuff in the weekly:

Pluto stations direct - the death that was postponed/the mess that needed to be cleaned up - here we go. Pluto forges ahead again - bent on deconstructing the old order.

Pluto direct speaks of a loss (this could have already happened with Saturn's station a few days ago in the same sign), a total transformation or change of course of some part of our life and/or real empowerment.

Pluto stations direct on the degree Saturn stationed retrograde last April, so events now can again be connecting us back to that time (there is actually a reason I did an April monthly and left it on the bottom of the blog!).

If you have planets or points near 20-22 degrees of the cardinal signs (the middle degrees, too, are feeling something similar with Saturn on the South Node) - you are no doubt feeling this (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

Now that Pluto is direct - there is nothing stopping his fated meet up with Saturn on January 12, 2020 - their first meeting in Capricorn (our ambitions, goals, the patriarchy, government, structure, our careers) in 507 years. At the end of this year, Jupiter will join them in Capricorn and we will be in totally uncharted territory (one reason for all these endings/releases/karmic clean-ups and free-ups).

Pluto's direct station (as Mercury dives into Scorpio) is a time for truths to come out. a time for us to consider things we didn't want to have to deal with/think about - the stuff we shoved into closets and pushed under carpets. Situations that require authentic Plutonian power (a kind of fearlessness; a sense of being past-death) - from intimate and honest financial or sexual conversations to indomitable power moves in business are likely.

Mercury dives into Scorpio.

This is excellent energy for deep (Scorpio) investigation/research (Mercury). This would be an excellent time to go into therapy. A GOOD TIME TO FIND HIDDEN RESOURCES.

Instead of learning/thinking/communicating about a little of this and a little of that, now is the time to go "all in" with a subject we are passionate about. Our mind can focus. Multi-tasking will be harder because our intellect will want to sit with one thing for longer than we usually do.

I recommend the Netflix series Unbelievable for Mercury in Scorpio season. Good. With smart and complicated female characters.

We will be getting to the bottom of things and will not be satisfied with Libra's (Mercury's last stop) conversational civilities. We'll want to know, and think/talk about, what is really happening.

It won't always be comfortable.

The hard truths won't be blurted out spontaneously - we will have to dig for them. Decide first if you really want to know what is hiding underneath because Plutonian authenticity is not only transformational - it is permanent. There is no going back to "not knowing". Mysteries can be solved. The truth could come out. Secrets can be languaged and spoken out loud.

Difficult conversations will create deeper levels of intimacy now. If you are dating someone and you have sex (also Scorpio ruled) with them you can never go back to not having sex with them even if you never have sex with them again. The intimacy is still there. It will be like this with our words now. 

And once we know the information - we own it. It's our move (with Scorpio the move might be internal). 

It changes who we are and we ignore who we are at our own peril.

Careless language (disrespect for ourselves and others) and our careless treatment of other people's words (and their reaction to ours) will be karmic. Keep this in mind.

There could be battles for mental supremacy and mind games during this transit.

People prone to manipulation could be extremely effective (or someone will finally see right to the bottom of what we are doing - maybe that someone will be ourselves).

This is a time to take a good, long look at what we are really seeking when we are trying to make a situation/person behave in a way that pleases us. Think about it. There are gold nuggets to be mined now. Even tiny specks can be used to create great fortunes.

Scorpio rules our inheritance.

The fly in the jelly here is that we might think we are mining for gold when we are really just obsessing on the same old same old. Scorpio rules obsession and compulsion and our minds could easily go there now.

Notice it. Don't judge it. Think about - "what does it mean that I keep thinking about this?".

Scorpio rules death, too.

It's not only what we dig up, but what we put into the ground that matters now.

With Pluto stationing direct at the same time almost certainly some words/language/story needs to be put to rest now.

With Pluto stationing direct at the same time Mercury dives into Scorpio - we need to be alert about our personal safety. 

Take care driving. 

No dark alleys. Use caution as needed to feel safe. 

Mercury will get all the way to 27 degrees Scorpio on Halloween when she/he will station retrograde, reverse course (from our perspective on Earth) and get all the back to 11 degrees Scorpio on  November 20th and station direct. It will be early December before she (as us) will be covering completely new ground .

If you have planets/points in your natal (or progressed) chart from 11-27 degrees of Scorpio - or the other fixed signs Taurus, Leo and Aquarius - you will feel this retrograde period strongest. This retrograde will pass over my Ascendant and square my Sun/Saturn in Aquarius and my Mars in Leo - so I will be right there with you!

We are all getting to the bottom of something ...

Keep in mind that big-picture meeting of Pluto and Saturn in mid-January during a Cappy stellium and a Cancer eclipse. Mercury's long passage through Scorpio is preparing us for that. Hang on loosely.

xo all

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