“Come away, O human child:
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping
Than you can understand.”
– William Butler Yeats
Many people stumble and fall when the Darkness comes, and yet the urge to reach out to someone who is suffering always remains. No matter how much pain we go through, like a mother cat pulling her kittens from a burning building, we will sacrifice ourselves for others. It’s called Universal Love, and it’s all around us.
Doing the right thing is one of the strongest desires in life. It’s why many of us came to this bedraggled planet on the edge of the galaxy in the first place: to assist Gaia in getting the lights back on. Sure it’s a challenge, but when times get tough, Spirit gets going.
It may feel like we’re trying to drain the ocean with a sieve, but the few drops we catch is an opportunity to help. Each act of kindness means that the world is a better place, that a forest is protected from devastation, that a local stray finds a free lunch, and that someone who is cutoff, scared, and lonely finds a friend.
Life’s an adventure and some things shouldn’t be missed. The chance to incarnate under a deep, blue sky on an incredibly diverse biosphere is one of them; to be of service to others is another. Besides, who can resist a quick, refreshing dip in the 3D gene pool?
We are a living presence of Light and Love, of The Grand Maker, of All That Is, and everything will work out as long as we hold true to each other. We came here to help and we will not go gently into that good night. Throughout any difficulty, keep in mind that not only can we make a difference, but we are the difference.
~ Mercury Dives into the Deep ~
It’s Samhain! Happy Witch’s New Year!
Normally I’d suggest we get out the balloons, poppers, and party streamers, but I just can’t seem to shake that “something wicked this way comes” feeling. Is it because Mercury is going retrograde on October 21st and the emotional dam is about to burst? Could be, but a lot of other stuff is happening, too.
I always laugh when the Mercury retrograde aspect comes up as so many people seem to run for the hills; few people take into account the sign this tiny planet is in when it happens. We need to understand that significance before panicking and heading to the safety of our EMF-proof bunkers. Also, Mercury reverses direction three, sometimes four, times a year. It’s hardly something to freak out over.
In this case, Mercury will be in the occult sign of Scorpio. It will cause our psychic floodgates to open. Scorpio is all about sex, death, relationships, and the hidden meanings of life. Though all hell can break loose when these things are put into spin, we can navigate these rough waters if we put out Heart first.
This month will be hard on us, especially for empaths, but we’ll be much healthier when it’s over. We simply can’t move on with our lives when we’re dragging around an anchor of pain; or worse, forgotten that we’re being weighted down and think that slogging around in the muck is normal. This Mercury retrograde will give us an opportunity to cut through those chains. In fact, the entire year has been a lesson in healing and letting go of old wounds.
The Sun enters Scorpio a couple of days after that and many things that have been hidden will become visible again. That includes misgivings and other assorted owies that we’ve been avoiding. The entire world is starting to sort out who and what has been holding us back; and even though some folks are ahead of the curve, it’s not a bad idea to review our feelings on things before moving on.
We’ve crossed over into the Age of Aquarius, and our journey has to have soul if it is to have any meaning now. This is why we’re having difficulty sticking with a career or putting any energy into former projects. Long-term relationships are having problems—or have ended altogether—and new ones are struggling to get started. It’s as if a hush has come over the entire planet that keeps us from doing anything but trying to make things better.
The New Age is about everyone; not just us as individuals. People who haven’t figured that out find themselves at an impasse. Again, this is where we can help others who are in a quandary with all the Aquarian energy.
Our troubled planet will come through all the turmoil if folks begin to grasp that it’s about the link we share, and that every person deserves a chance to thrive. We can move this realization along by freely lending a hand.
Do that, and the Universe will take care of the rest.
~ Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? ~
A few bad omens begin to reveal themselves as the veil thins and we draw near Samhain. As they say, fools rush in where wise men fear to tread, and that certainly applies here. Though, I would change that to “where a wise Witch fears to tread” if it were me. Maybe add in a spooky voice, too.
First off, a retrograde Mercury will line up with Saturn in Scorpio. It will lay down some harsh, emotional restrictions in our lives. This will most likely take the form of breakups now that we are seeing how out of sync some of our close relationships have become. If we head out for a Halloween party with a lover or a good friend, take extra care of each other, or we may end up coming back alone.
Next up, Mars not only trines Pluto but will oppose Chiron. This will have the effect of pointing out all that we no longer need in our lives. Though this can be a very good thing if we need some healing, it can be a real slap in the face if we aren’t ready for it. Again, be careful of saying the wrong thing to the right person over the Halloween celebrations.
The Sun gets in on the act here as it will be conjunct the North Node. It will illuminate any unbalanced, karmic patterns. The Sun trumps all planets, and it’s focus during the last week of October is on what we can let go. It’s tired of carrying around old baggage and will burn away anything it finds too heavy for our Spirit. Ignore that, and we may end up finding ourselves holding onto nothing.
Finally, the Uranus and Pluto square that’s been causing so much wide-eyed, spiritual shock for everyone throughout October will go exact on November 1st, the first day of pagan winter. This is the big one to watch out for this Fall.
Pluto shouldn’t be trifled with at the best of times, but especially when He’s having a cosmic shootout with Uranus the Revolutionary. It’s here that we will find a lot of unrest, and it’d be best to keep our heads down on this day unless anyone wants to get hit with a stray bullet. This square will continue throughout November, finally coming to an end as the Sun passes into Sagittarius.
My advice all during Samhain is to take advantage of the introspective planetary aspects, stay indoors, and appreciate how far we’ve come. Think back to last year at this time; think of all the emotional stuff that came up. The grief, the karmic pain, the memories of loss. Now think about how much freer we are since we faced the ghosts of the past. It’s our Higher Self’s way of showing us what needed to be healed so we’re ready for what’s next.
We’ve done a lot of soul work, and that deserves to be honored. We may not be able to take it to the bank, but, then again, the whole idea of banks is coming to an end, anyway. If we absolutely feel the need to get out and party with our fellow spooks and spirits this Halloween, try and keep it light—unless folks like the idea of skeletons falling out of the closet.
~ Solar Eclipse in Scorpio ~
We will experience an annular eclipse in the wee hours of the morning on November 3rd. A thin ring of light will appear around Mother Moon as if She doesn’t quite have the strength to completely shut out the light of Father Sun. Personal power struggles often ensue with this type of conjunction; and not just with each other, but in the form of an internal clash.
Our minds are not quite in balance and the Moon is reminding us of that. Or, rather, we haven’t been in balance up till now and still need a minor tweak before finding inner harmony. Now that all the new soul upgrades, internal testing, and diagnostics are complete, we’re being given one last chance to check for green lights across the board before blast off. After this, we finally get on with the New Age of Aquarius.
It was necessary for us to go through a lot of adversity in order to understand that we’re not to blame for everything that has gone wrong in the world. The Illuminati have tried—desperately so, lately—to persuade us that we need to fight and claw our way to the top of their pyramid, that “survival of the fittest” was natural.
We’ve been told since birth that if we didn’t make it by the time we’re thirty, we are losers and should get used to serving the needs of those that did. It’s a perverse conditioning for a hierarchical society where one either learns to love neo-feudal living, turn our back on our neighbors, and worship the money-masters, or be considered defective and get medicated.
It turns out that no one was meant to win the rat-race aside from a few satanic rats. Now that the world is waking up from such a painful, impossible dream, it will be easy to fix the real problem. All we need to do is start loving each other again without any need for a pat on the back. Or a cash register.
~ Jupiter Downshifts for a Few ~
The great, big marble floating around our outer solar system takes a break from expanding our Hearts this month. On November 7th, Jupiter will go retrograde until early spring. It signals the end of the Year of the Flood.
That is going to be a welcome relief for those if us who have been inundated with tears. But, before we let the bells ring out and the banners fly, we still need to get through the rest of the month of Scorpio. So, let’s mirror what’s happening in the Heavens by stopping for a cosmic moment and reflecting on our lives.
For one, we’ve learned to be in the moment. That’s a feat and a half as most people have been trained through the Rockefeller school system to be terrified of never having enough. It means we’ve begun to transcend the R-complex in our brains that the Illuminati have spent thousands of years exploiting.
More and more of us are turning our backs on the idea of being wealthy. People want to be comfortable, yes, but not rich; we want to feel safe, of course, but not at the expense of everyone else. In other words, we’ve started to see things from a plural perspective.
Also, we have learned the true meaning of spiritual humility. It turns out is has nothing to do with being afraid of an angry God who will punish us if we don’t do what we’re told—it’s about recognizing that we are a part of something so vast that it leaves us in awe. That’s a far cry from sidestepping lightning bolts and begging for forgiveness.
We’ve also come to understand what compassion is all about, as well. As we expand our personal view, the first thing we notice is that others are coping with the same things we’re going through, and that brings us closer together.
Now that Jupiter is retrograde, we can stop and have a look at these things. All winter long, actually, as Jupiter won’t go direct again until March 6th. That’s plenty of time to meditate on how big our Hearts have become, that we are finding a collective strength, and that this whole, crazy notion of Unity Conscious is becoming a reality.
~ And Now, On with the Show ~
Mercury goes direct on November 10th. It’s a sign that the mystical flood waters are beginning to recede and we can look for dry ground again. A few days later, Neptune goes direct, too.
When Neptune entered Pisces in early 2012, He stirred up psychic powers in everyone. This single aspect has been responsible for the incredible lift we’ve been feeling since the Age of Aquarius began. And, if there’s one thing I kept seeing throughout that summer, it was comments on blogs saying how much lighter folks felt and how in tune they were with the Universe. Though I would hesitate to hang the New Age on a single planet, Neptune moving into it’s home sign of Pisces was truly remarkable timing.
Well, back in June, the Dream Master took some time off from sprinkling our lives with all-purpose pixie dust so we could clean out the karmic pipes. Now that Neptune is starting to move forward, and our subconscious is all squeaky-clean, we can get back to ushering in a new era of Peace, Love, and Understanding. It’s time to come together with our loved ones again and get ready for a wonderful, fun-filled holiday season.
I know this year has been very hard, and many of us are now inside-out, upside-down, and facing the other way, but I promise next month—and next year—is going to be much easier.
~ Full Moon in Taurus ~
The Goddess has a special treat in store for us. If we look up to see the Full Moon this month, we’ll see Her passing through the earthy sign of Taurus. On November 17th at 10:16 am Eastern Time, Her Lunar Majesty will herald a return to sanity and better days to come.
It’s hard to tell what’s happening from inside of a transformation, but by this time next year we’ll be amazed at how much we’ve changed. Unfortunately, in order to get to this spiritual point in our lives, we had to go through a serious financial loss. It’s the nature of things: we have to let go of the ways things are to get to where we want to be. And I don’t know a single person who wants things to stay the same, especially in how the economy works.
As a result, we’ve been living without a monetary safety net for almost four years now; for some of us, much, much longer. Though it’s been frightening to live paycheck to paycheck, we’ve learned that we actually don’t need the trappings of modern society. We can find happiness in the simple things. Because of that, we have become more free than we could ever imagine while attached to our possessions.
This Full Moon will focus us on our homes, families, neighbors, and loved ones. I guess that’s no surprise with the holidays coming up, but what may be going unnoticed is that we simply aren’t as concerned about making ends meet anymore. Instead of juggling bills while trying to save hundreds of dollars for expensive Christmas gifts, we’ve started to find other ways of sharing our affection. For example, homemade gifts like crafts, poetry, and preserves.
This is close to where we were in the middle of last century when people not only knew the value of a penny, but understood that love can’t be bought at a shopping mall. Likewise, the Full Moon in Taurus will help us remember that true beauty does not come from a clearance sale, but from within.
~ I Reach Out from the Inside ~
This month, I choose Peter Gabriel’s incredible live performance of ‘In Your Eyes’ to inspire us to be open, creative, and vulnerable. The search for Unity, something we lost ages ago, can be found by reaching out to others during times of crisis. This song expresses that beautifully.
There is great comfort in the warmth of another’s eyes. It reminds us that we are not as alone as we often think. We’ve been through a lot over the last few thousand years, tortured by evil people with evil goals, on a seemingly forgotten, long-lost planet, and yet if we can see the Light in another, we will always find our way back home.
Hardship inspires greatness in us; and when things are at their darkest, people really start to shine. It’s when magick happens. We are naturally gifted when it comes to creating miracles—after all, a miracle is just another way of saying, ‘I love you’.