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The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: October 11 – 17, 2020
10/11 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~square~ Jupiter (imagination & truth):
This is a powerful energy and with that comes the necessity of discernment – it provokes you to get lots of things accomplished and that’s a good thing, however, beware of taking on more than you can actually handle. Having said that now, if you need that little “push” to get some things done, this is just the energy for you. It carries with it the optimism necessary to allow you to go beyond your norm and stretch in new ways. Sometimes there can be a tendency toward self-righteousness with this energy, but try to make it “self-directed” and you will benefit greatly. Walk your talk, embody your Truth. However, if you turn it on others, demanding they believe what you believe, you may have some difficulties. Be open & receptive, have a don’t-know mind because you never know what you may learn along the way that could really help you, now or in the future.
10/12 ~ Jupiter (Consciousness & Belief Systems) ~sextile~ Neptune Rx (Faith & Connection to Spirit): (3 of 3: 2/20 ~ 7/27 ~ 10/12)
This is an opportunity to connect to miracles, if you believe in them. It may be miracles, but it may also be the alignment between your Heart & Soul, that part of you that trusts your intuition and believes in a higher power or Source or Universal presence. There are a couple of expressions of this energy. This is a time when your spiritual beliefs expand, taking on a more broad, Universal feel. You may feel the urge to work with those less fortunate (never a bad idea) or you may meet someone that expands your thinking, opening you to new concepts of faith. Under this influence, you may feel more optimistic & philosophical than usual, about your life. It can be a fabulous energy to connect to, because when you are optimistic & faithful, as well as truly connected to the whole, you can manifest almost instantly. However, keep in mind that there are probably some very real challenges that you are facing, which require tangible efforts to resolve. Stay focused on the possibilities, while still doing what needs to be done to facilitate the highest possible outcome. The only challenge with this energy is that Jupiter, the planet of expansion and optimism, is getting together with Neptune, the planet of no boundaries, so be mindful of any excesses of any kind. Remember, all things in balance, it is rare that excess serves the higher good.
10/12 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~sextile~ Venus (art & beauty):
This is a great opportunity to beautify your ideas, improve or deepen them so they are expressing more of your unique authenticity. Communication in relationships usually goes well under this influence. This energy also turns your thoughts and ideas toward how you feel and what inspires you with love & beauty. This is a great time to be particularly creative, or do something that activates your own Inner Artist. It is best to keep it light and let go of your mundane burdens just for a time. Pleasure reading, a walk on the beach, a play or museum are all good things to do at some point this week, if possible.
10/13 ~ Mercury Retro in SCORPIO (until Nov 3rd):
Mercury lingering in Scorpio is asking us all to do a little processing & integration in that Area of Life (House). It is time to process things in a different way, look at life from a different perspective and review the last quarter, 3-months, minimum. If you want to go further, 2014 was the last year that Mercury went backwards in a Water Sign, asking us to review dark thoughts & release toxic emotions and then forward in an Air Sign, asking us to claim or express a new level of conscious awareness. The ultimate goal is to blend the wisdom of your intellect with the wisdom of your gut-instincts. You have six or more senses that are yours alone. They are part of your own system of communication and they all bring you various kinds of information about your life, your environment and your world. I have always said that I don’t think it is too much to ask that we do a mental review 3-4 times per year because now, more than ever, we are picking up more information than we can ever apply or use in a lifetime. So periodic clearings are extremely helpful, it’s like pruning in the garden, it helps your Mental Body grow better.
Mercury Retrograde is best for activating different filters for everything, detach and consider it personal research. I’d remind you here that it’s an excellent time to turn all your inquiry & expression INWARD and reflect on how your Mental Body is doing. It is a delicious practice to get into scheduling your personal processing times to coincide with a Mercury Retrograde, especially when in Signs that directly affect you because then, it is personal. This year, my Scorpio & Libra Babies will have some extra processing to do but for the rest of us, the process still happens, and you want to look to the Houses in your chart to find the Areas of Life being activated for you personally. It’s not listed anymore but I still do a Special Mercury Retro reading if you ever want to dive deeper with me. 2020 is going to be a Water/Air combo and 2021 will be All Air, which also happens about every 5-6 years when Mercury will activate one Element so you can loosely track your own mental evolution.
This Mercury Retrograde in particular, will help you to gauge your emotional maturity over the last 3-6-9-12 months, the cultivation (and execution) of your ideas, thoughts & concepts, what you’ve learned – and in this case, Scorpio: what have you learned about your own personal power to create your world with your thoughts? What do you think about your sex life at this time? How are you making yourself more valuable to the team so you can establish more financial stability? What mental attitude has run its course and needs to die so a new mental attitude can live and thrive in real time?
Things to remember about Mercury Retro in SCORPIO:
♥ It is a conception point in some way, shape or form. You’re conceiving a new way of thinking, perceiving & processing what you’re learning as you navigate the year.
♥ Shadow work of any kind is deeply supported & particularly fruitful under this influence.
♥ It’s time to activate your Inner Detective and choose to “investigate” (with no judgment on what you discover) – you are merely gathering information on your own mind, mental body, mentality, how you think, express yourself and process the world around you – then, ultimately synthesize that into a belief system that guides your personal Story.
♥ It’s time to communicate on a Soul Level and connect with your deepest emotions, face your fears, research taboos, dig out secrets that are growing toxic and renew your connection to your own Soul. All with the goal of reestablishing balance within.
♥ Here we sometimes access our own unique RAW TRUTH (which is more/less challenging depending on your individual Nature) – but remember, you are not only uncovering the dark, negative ideas, thoughts & concepts, but Shadow is also where we hide our true gifts when they aren’t well-received by others.
♥ Consciousness: Once certain things are brought into the light of conscious awareness, they can be transformed or transmuted so the energy is liberated and freed up to be useful elsewhere. So too will you find your own buried treasure, hidden potential or untapped resources you have yet to consider, when you do this kind of personal inventory and conscious clearing periodically.
♥ Any time in the Scorpio realms we have to acknowledge our own Shadow. I suggest giving it something to do so it doesn’t undermine your evolution with toxic, repetitive patterns, mental, physical or emotional.
♥ This is a good time to reclaim the power of your mind. What are you allowing to influence your thoughts & ideas? It’s time to re-set to your original blueprint and start fresh in some way.
♥ Remember the creative and destructive power of language. It is time to renew your language or learn a new language altogether.
10/13 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~oppose~ Mars Rx (purpose & desire):
This energy is a push-pull between who you think you are and what you say you want and how your choices reveal the truth. For some, it can feel like a very confrontational energy that often manifests by awakening you to some deeper truth about your true nature (confronting a new aspect of Self in a whole new way). Of course, confrontations can also manifest with others who have opposing views of you or your situation. This is a personal awakening and a potent midpoint in any cycle, which is the most powerful course-correcting time. Here, at the midpoint, how is it going? How do your life & choices reflect your true purpose & deepest desire for your own life? It is a powerful time, and you will find out what you are made of and if your choices were made from your Higher Self or your lower will. You may feel uncomfortable with what is revealed at this time, but you are deeply supported as you recognize your own unconscious extremes and find your new, conscious middle ground. If you find yourself dealing with inner or outer struggles, try to pause to question your motivation and determine the depth of your desire to continue in that direction. Often, we act out of habit and right now, it is time to be fully present. The best way to use this energy is to own any ego issues, put them in perspective and decide to be more congruent with your thoughts, words and deeds.
10/15 ~ Sun (illumination) ~square~ Pluto (transformation):
This is a challenge to grow out of your comfort zone and into new territory. That said, with Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024), twice a year for these 16-years, when the Sun is in Aries (Spring) and Libra (Fall), we get an opportunity to grow & change in fundamental departments of life: self vs other and home vs work. In this case, and during these years, we are literally changing how we do ALL of this. Each year builds on the previous and we are now 12-years into the 16-year process of transformation – that is the third and final quarter, an incredibly potent point in time & space. It is here that you have the most information to consciously work with as you prepare for the final 4-years, and ultimately, what you would like to get out of your conscious efforts and dedication. Sun helps us clarify and when working with Pluto, it is usually what is NOT working, what has run its course and is ready to be composted into new Life, new growth and a new direction (for Self). Pluto is the Purifier, distilling things back to their true and original essence, fight that and it can be painful, work with it consciously and it can be transformative and will heal you at the deepest root of any challenge. You can use this activation to honor that which has become obvious, or is highlighted in the here & now and purge or purify this energy. You are deeply supported for releasing old patterns and setting new conscious practices into action. Tie up loose ends, close multiple chapters, mourn & move on. As you do that, you will feel lighter & brighter and more grounded in your true Self, your evolved Self.
10/16 ~ LIBRA Super/New Moon:
The Libra New Moon is an excellent time to set your intentions for restored balance within your own Being, enabling healthier relationships, naturally. Keep in mind you will always attract your own *Vibrational Match* … so how’s your vibe these days? Inviting, welcoming … or … guarded and suspicious? This is the month to set intentions around conscious equal partnership, whether public or private, short-term or long-term, balance is the key. This is the month to honor The Scales that we must weigh our personal progress against our obvious manifestations in relationships (for better or worse). It’s time to assess the strength & value of each one (one-by-one) and what kind of time, energy & resources you have and are willing to invest further with this person, situation or agreement. Soulful kinship and a sense of belonging are vital for most humans and this year, we will cultivate that more than ever. We can renegotiate as we go, at regular intervals, and I highly recommend that you do. We can be part of something without being burdened by it. We can have soulful connections without losing ourselves. We can still love each other even if/when we do not agree. It’s time to define your individual terms and start renegotiating with those who matter, while releasing those people, situations or agreements which are no longer relevant or useful.
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