ASTROLOGY ENCOMPASSES PSYCHOLOGY, MEDICINE AND EVOLUTION. IT IS THE LANGUAGE OF ENERGY (COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS ‘THE VIBE’). IT’S ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN A THREE LINE DAILY HOROSCOPE IN THE PAPER- IT’S BUILT ON HEFTY PHILOSOPHICAL STRUCTURE (ARISTOTLE, PLATO AND HIPPOCRATES WERE ALL DEDICATED ASTROLOGERS). PERSONAL THEOLOGY COMES TO THE FOREFRONT THIS MONTH AS WE TRANSITION FROM THE TRANSFORMER SCORPIO TO THE PHILOSOPHER SAGITTARIUS (theology is not inherently religious and refers instead to the study of the nature of the divine).
Every sign is a reaction to the sign before it, so where scorpio wants us to mine the depths of the ocean floor, sagittarius wants us to loosen up and ride the breeze. Watery Scorpio goes deep within, and as a result airy sagittarius goes far beyond. The foot of a winding staircase appears in the dungeon, leading to a table on the mezzanine where only your favourite thinkers are seated. Salty breeze blows through the window, your preferred libations are served and perfect ambient caresses your ears. The roundtable of your dreams. Enter November.
This scorpio season has had several amplifying factors making it feel even longer and more intense than usual. Venus’ retrograde here has forced us to come face to face with how we value- our things, our relationships and our self-worth- heavy stuff indeed. as october ends she retrogrades from scorpio back into libra, lightening the mood somewhat but compounding the need for balance (she’ll turn direct here on the 16th). For now the focus is still internal, particularly on our inner responses to outer interactions. pay careful attention to your intuitive thoughts and feelings and be willing to examine them a little closer (while they are not always accurate, they are never pointless). watch what you do, or have the urge to do, with your money- Venus also rules the dollar. Add mercury (mind), Jupiter (expansion) and the sun (consciousness) to the pile and we have had FOUR planets in scorpio.
Scorpio represents the forces beyond our control, and wants us to be aware of the ways in which we are subconsciously disempowering ourselves. hard lessons have been dealt and people have been flipping all over the place. buried truths have reared their often ugly heads. Remember, scorpio transforms. it sees the inherent diamond in ALL circumstances, particularly the painful. This quote about blessings in disguise could’ve been written by a scorpio, and is a good one to keep in mind for the remainder of the season:
“A camouflaged blessing. A blessing that’s changed appearance. At first glance it seems unfortunate, but it turns out to bring you happiness. There are things that should be the opposite, too, of course. In theory.” (From Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami) (tip).
COLLECTIVELY WE’RE MOVING OUT OF THE SPIRITUAL UNDERWORLD AND INTO THE EXPERIENTIAL, ACTION-ORIENTATED WORLD AS THE SUN SLIDES INTO SAGITTARIUS ON THE 21ST. FREEDOM, WISDOM, TRAVEL, OPTIMISM, SPONTANEITY, LEARNING, EXPANSION AND A LACK OF BULLSHIT- ALL OF THIS IS PARTICULARLY FAVOURED WHEN SAGITTARIUS IS IN TOWN. THE ARCHER DRAWS ITS BOW AND AIMS ALWAYS FOR TRUTH ABOVE ALL, NOT CARING WHERE ON EARTH THAT MAY BE.
SAGITTARIUS IS RULED BY JUPITER, WHO TRAVELS IN YEARLY CYCLES, AND WHO THIS MONTH IS COMING HOME, MOVING FROM SCORPIO ON THE 8TH- DEFINITELY A REASON TO CELEBRATE, WHICH SAGITTARIUS DEARLY LOVES TO DO. JUPITER MAKES EVERYTHING BIGGER- IT’S THE ENERGY OF MORE, AND THE ENERGY INSIDE US THAT IMPELS US TO GO AFTER THAT WHICH BRINGS THE MOST HAPPINESS. GEOGRAPHICAL BORDERS BECOME LESS SIGNIFICANT IN CONNECTING PEOPLE AND IDEAS (ALTHOUGH THE AGE OF AQUARIUS IS ALREADY WELL INTO MAKING THIS OUR REALITY). WITH ALL THAT BIG ENERGY, SAGITTARIUS HAS A TENDENCY TO OVERDO IT, WHICH IS WHY JUPITER SHOULD BE VIEWED ALONGSIDE SATURN- THE DISCIPLINARIAN. FIGURATIVELY, JUPITER IS THE WEEKEND AND SATURN IS THE WORKWEEK. THEY NEED AND FEED EACH OTHER. JUPITER’S TRANSITION MEANS THESE TWO SLOW-MOVING OUTER PLANETS ARE NOW BOTH IN THEIR HOME SIGNS. THIS IS A VERY GOOD THING AND INDICATES WE ARE HEADED FOR A BIT MORE STABILITY THAN WE’VE HAD OVER RECENT YEARS. THE COMPLEMENTARY NATURE OF THESE PLACEMENTS WILL BE FELT BY ALL.
IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO POUR EXTRA ENERGY INTO A PASSION PURSUIT- APPLYING DISCIPLINE TO JOY AND VICE VERSA IS PERHAPS THE MOST MAGNETIC THING WE CAN DO AS HUMANS. DO WHAT YOU LOVE WITH FEROCITY AND LET WHAT YOU WANT COME TO YOU, BECAUSE IT REALLY WANTS TO. LIKE THE OLD SAYING GOES, WHAT YOU SEEK IS SEEKING YOU (RUMI). with that, mercury has just switched to Sag, and will be spending its last retrograde of the year here from the 11th. Once again we’re being asked to examine our thinking in the light of the archer. Liberation is the driving force. What would happen if you were to obliterate certain outdated, unhelpful thought patterns? What are you placing between yourself and your true desires? In other words, what bullshit stories have you been telling yourself?
THE NEED FOR PURE INTENTION AMONGST ALL THIS ACTION SWELLS AS FIRE STARTER MARS SLIPS INTO PISCES ON THE 15TH, REMAINING THERE UNTIL NYE (SO BEAUTIFUL IMO… THE LAST SIGN OF THE ZODIAC ENERGISING US TIL THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR). MARS IS OUR MOTIVATION, AND PISCES IS MOTIVATED BY THE WHOLE. PISCES SEES TOGETHERNESS, AND SOFTENS THE HARSH LINES OF REALITY. PISCES WORKS AS OUR CHANNEL TO TRANSCENDENT REALMS, AND SHE KNOWS HOW TO HAVE FUN WHILE DOING IT. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE MOTIVATED BY ONENESS, TO SEE HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN UNIQUELY AID THE COLLECTIVE, HOW EXPANDING YOUR REALITY (SAGITTARIUS) CAN EXPAND SOMEBODY ELSE’S (PISCES). EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. MOVE BEYOND THE MUNDANE. BELIEVE. BELIEVE. BELIEVE.
xx mystic tiffin xx
P.S. HERE’S WHAT I WOULD PLAY IF SOMEONE HANDED ME THE AUX CORD ON THE AFOREMENTIONED SAGITTARIAN MEZZANINE AT SUNSET (HOT SYSTEM UP THERE OFC)