Jupiter in Capricorn trines Vesta in Taurus, Mars enters Libra, Ceres enters Leo

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“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” — Anais Nin

Tonight (its about 2AM as I write this) I’m not sure if I should sing or cry, I’m kind of doing both as I write this so I thought the quote was an appropriate one. The eclipse season was rather intense personally on an internal level, with a few breakthroughs and lot of “mental” letting go. But true to the astrology, as the Moon drifted through Pisces over the past couple of days the revelations have poured in and I’ve just been a big puddle of emotion, just like everyone I’ve talked to.

Astrology is what keeps me grounded in the awareness of a greater reality. Writing this blog is therapeutic because it forces me to live by my words and helps me connect with you. We are no different in our joy than we are in our grief and Saturn in my ninth house, is constant a reminder that I answer to a higher power and my faith in him is unshakable. Eric (Francis) once told me, “When you write, it should feel like you are bleeding on the page,” and I’ve taken that as solid advice. Every word I write is a word I live — usually you get my calm Taurus self, but tonight the Scorpio in me is feeling the light and darkness of the universe in just a little higher contrast than usual, so I hope you will bear with me.

On the one hand, I feel like I have more fun than anyone I know. But I could have probably been a millionaire by now if I had sold all bitter-sweet lemonade I’ve had to make in this lifetime. Then again I look at everyone around me and we all deal with our own demons. Pain is pain, no matter who feels it or why. It’s just as real to the person feeling it. With all my Taurus planets in my 6th house and the Sun on my descendant, it is natural for me to want to heal. Its easy for me to lose myself in another’s world, stand in another’s shoes and all that good stuff.

But I am learning (and this is my lesson) everyone heals in their own time, no matter how much we want it to happen now. It doesn’t matter if you turn on the lights if someone is hell bent on having their eyes shut or is just plain blind. Often the scariest movies are the ones where we can’t see the monster, leaving us to our overactive imagination. But now as the Sun-Neptune opposition wanes, the fog is lifting and we can expect a lot more clarity over the coming days if we are willing to open our eyes to the truth. Its not as scary as it “feels.”

The aspects feel as though we are being asked to walk on water, without being told how deep it is. But trust me when I say there are enough stabilizing aspects and as Jupiter trines Vesta today (completing the grand trine with Venus and Mercury in Virgo), there is earthy abundance in our core that can have us reaching a tangibly rewarding peak if we are willing to make the effort.

It is in our ability to give selflessly to our passion be it creatively in the work we do, or sexually in our relationships that has the power to give us solid proof of our efforts. Remind yourself of the bigger picture and then allow yourself to give knowing that hard work is always rewarded, but if we can do it with joy, indeed faith and patience maybe the only other crutches we need. In giving we can receive and that has never been more true than now.

Also today, Mars ingresses Libra and Ceres ingresses Leo. Libra (ruled by Venus) is the sign that rules the 7th house of the zodiac representing traditionally marriage and our most important one to one relationships. It is the sign opposite of the 1st house of self — Aries (ruled by Mars,) where we learn how to interact with another and in that learning evolve into a higher consciousness; discovering aspects of ourselves that we may have never seen before without a ‘mirror.’

Mars changing signs is always a noticeable transit because, well Mars likes to be noticed. It may be hard, if not impossible to turn a blind eye to in-equalities in relationships now. Libra ruled by Venus is a sign that needs deep balance, harmony and justice. Mars’ brash attitude is what we need to watch out for in our relationships; this could be a bit of a bull in a china shop effect if we are not careful. Everyone is feeling a little raw and what sounds like anger, may just be deep hurt. Over the next few weeks in all relationships, Mars suggests actions speak louder than words. Show rather than tell.

— Priya Kale, NYC

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