Halloween is not traditionally thought of as an astrological date but in reality it marks the mid-point between the first day of autumn and the first day of winter. The days are growing darker and the nights are getting longer.
Some questions to ask yourself this time of year:
- How can you balance what you are harvesting in your life right now with the need for solitude and rest?
- As you face the darkness what sources of light can you cultivate metaphorically in your life right now?
- What type of "last hurrah" are you preparing before we settle into the quiet of the upcoming winter?
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What is transformation? What does it mean to transform? And what does it take to accomplish transformation?
DESIRE - We will never change if our desire is not strong. We need emotional investment (moon)
DETERMINATION - We must be "all in"; there are no half measures when it comes to change. We need self-determination and an engaged free will (sun)
BELIEF - We must believe it is possible to make the change we seek. We need mental clarity (Mercury)
CREATIVITY - We need to be open to trying to do things in a new and different way. We need harmonious alignment with our natural inspiration (Venus)
COURAGE - It takes bravery to risk making changes in our lives. We need to face our fears with daring (Mars)
HOPE - We need to believe that things will get better for us when we see our vision manifest. We need optimism and the promise of the future (Jupiter)
PERSEVERANCE - We must keep at it when others might give up when it gets hard. We need tenacity and grit to get us through the obstacles that may arise (Saturn)
ORIGINALITY - We must figure out our unique path in order to create a change that works for us in our own live. We need an independent and inventive attitude (Uranus)
INTUITION - We must trust our gut and listen to the inner voice of wisdom in order to find our true path. We need compassionate alignment with spirit (Neptune)
RELEASE - We must be willing to release our old patterns in order to create new one. We need freedom to use our power in the manner we choose and emancipation from past standards (Pluto)
It takes all we have to bring about true and lasting transformation in our lives. But it is worth it, and you are worth it! We reinvigorate ourselves by allowing ourselves to become catalysts for change.
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Even if you think you know enough about astrology to be dangerous to yourself (lol joking ... kinda) one of the great things about this field is that we can always look deeper.
One profound method to go deeper is to choose one point or planet in your chart and devote yourself to learning more and studying as much about it as you can. Meditate upon it. Ask it to talk to you. Read or consult with experts about what this means in general and more specifically what it means for you.
I like to choose transiting outer planets to look at when doing this. A planet in transit is where it is in the sky at this very moment in relation to your natal chart. Outer planets are the planets from Jupiter and beyond (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). For example, I have been going through a series of major Neptune transits these past few years and so Neptune is a great planet for me to study, convene with, talk about, and explore.
By delving deeper we can learn the secrets about what is really going on here. Getting back to my Neptune example I have had to learn to let go of outcomes and learn to trust that the current will carry me to a safe harbor, even if that isn't exactly what I had in mind when I set out on my journey. The deeper lessons that each planet carries with it take time to truly understand. Our comprehension is always growing and evolving as we evolve as human beings. Someone could have told me about what insights Neptune would bring me years ago but until I practice with the ideas and bring it into my realm of experience I cannot truly assimilate the lesson.
If you were to schedule as in depth reading on a specific point or planet you might not know what to choose but that is where I come in. If you need help deciding I can help through my expertise in the field of astrology. I would most likely choose a planet making a strong transit to your personal natal chart. We would explore how that transit might manifest and what you are currently going through. We would look at the natal placement of the planet, both sign and aspects, and we would investigate the deeper meaning that this one planet has for you on your individual path.
Astrology is best used thoughtfully and practically. We think about what is going on and then we implement those ideas into our daily lives. When we do not take the reins and implement the energy ourselves that is when things start to get weird and the Universe takes over in our lives. By thoughtfully harnessing the energy ourselves we have some semblance of control ... we are dancers dancing to the universal rhythm as opposed to people overwhelmed by the noise all around us. It's a choice. And if you feel overwhelmed you can always choose again!
If you are interested in looking more deeply leave a message about what you are going to investigate on your own or message me to set up a time we can investigate in depth together. The timing is right for taking a deeper view.
Also published on my Facebook Page.
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As the sun enters Scorpio today we begin a journey into the unknown. A journey into darkness. A journey into mystery.
Scorpio gets a bad rap. The thing is that this is the sign that confronts fear. This is the sign that faces the unknown with courage. This is the sign that knows that darkness is something we all must face at one time or another.
For those of us (myself included) that might want to pretend that the world is all sunshine and rainbows and unicorns dancing in synchronicity ... the depth, the power, the unknown is a little scary! Why can't the sun just shine all the time? But we become stronger by moving outside of our comfort zone. We grow by delving into the unknown. We evolve by facing our fears and overcoming them.
We all have Scorpio somewhere in our charts. We all have the capacity for harnessing our personal power and using our motivation and drive to overcome the barriers that might be holding us back, whether those barriers or perceived or actual barriers. This is the time to lean into your fears. Tempt your fears. Taunt them. And show them that even if you might feel apprehensive that you won't back down.
The sun enters Scorpio today or tomorrow, depending on your time zone. The sun joins Mercury and Jupiter giving us a lot of energetic leverage in pushing ourselves through that thing that might be holding us back. We all have obstacles, no matter where we are in life. The key that successful people know is that they keep on pushing through those obstacles instead of letting themselves be stopped by them. It's your turn to break on through to the other side. You must get through the darkness to find the morning light.
Also published on my Facebook page.
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New moons are my favorite time each month. It's like a clean slate. A fresh start. The energy is soft and welcoming, and we are invited to paint a picture of how we desire our lives to be in our heart of hearts.
The truth is that I am a romantic. I see that we can all create beautiful and fulfilling lives for ourselves. I see that no matter where we are in life at the moment that we can CHOOSE AGAIN. The new moon is the invitation to choose again as long as we have a choice why don't we all DREAM BIG?!?!?!
The new moon in Libra is a time when we focus on relationships but I will tell you the secret of Libra: in order to have successful relationships we must first balance ourselves. If we are out of whack as in individual then involving ourselves in a relationship only brings us further out of whack. So ... in order to have successful relationships we must first be balanced individuals. When two individuals who are each well balanced come together in partnership the result is beautiful: both are able to shine and they also create new experiences within their union.
If relationships are on your mind this new moon I ask you to think about this: How can I be more balanced and aligned as an individual? Maybe that means more exercise time, or getting up early to meditate, or saying no sometimes when you are over-extended. But whatever that means to you I urge you to consider that factor and do something about it! If you are a healthier and happier person then your relationship should also become healthier and happier. We can make our relationships better by making ourselves better.
Feel free to share what your focus this new moon with be on! For me I am expanding my business and so as I become more entrepreneurial I feel more empowered. As I become more experienced in running my business this helps the relationships with my clients as well. I win. You win. We all win!
Happy New Moon in Libra!
Also published on my Facebook Group Page Nikki Rich Insights on 10/19/2017.
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As Mercury enters Scorpio today and joins with Jupiter tomorrow we feel our inner detective coming out. Use this to your advantage!
What is your inner voice truly saying? Dig deep! We can't get to the root of the matter if we stay on the surface all the time!
Questions like ... "Why does this keep happening to me?" or "What's going on here that I am unaware of?" are fantastic questions to ask yourself at this time.
Of course we can also turn our detective lens on things happening outside of ourselves and investigate other people, too, but remember that the only thing you can control in life is yourself. When we change on the inside our outside circumstances change, too, to reflect that inner change. You know the saying "Be the change you want to see in the world"? It is time to discover what there is within yourself that is resisting that change ... and then we conquer the resistance within!
Originally posted on my Facebook Group Page Nikki Rich Insights on 10/17/2017
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Jupiter entered Scorpio last week where it will stay for the next year. I saw this meme and had to laugh ... Jupiter in Scorpio is kind of when the skeletons take over your whole house!
It's a joke but the truth is we all have things in our past that we are not proud of and that we would rather keep hidden. And lucky us we have the next year or so to come to terms with whatever might be haunting us from our past. You know what it is for you ... it is different for everyone. But for everyone there are two main ways we come to terms with things that we don't like.
We accept them for what they are.
We forgive ourselves and others for the difficult feelings that may remain around the issue.
If you are being haunted (and not just because it is almost Halloween!) this is an area I deal with often with my clients. I am blessed to have clients brave enough to work through issues and do the hard work of cleaning out that closet instead of continuing to pretend like the mess does not exist. This is how we free ourselves. We let go.
Don't keep those skeletons around anymore! You don't need them!
Originally posted on Facebook on 10/16/2017 on my Facebook Group Page Nikki Rich Insights.
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!