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Mars conjunct Pluto provides the energy to deal with, and move beyond, the past

  1. 1. Mars conjunct Pluto provides the energy to deal with, andmove beyond, the pastMonday, November 26We’re caught in the middle as energies run hot and cold today. We are wired by the electric Sun-Uranus trine andready for change. But excitement comes and goes quickly as sweet Venus runs into strict Saturn, encouraging usto forego pleasure so we can focus on a long-term strategy. Although communicator Mercury’s direct turn meansthat words flow smoother in the days ahead, the patient Taurus Moon gives us the determination to achieve ourgoals. Astrology Today: Oracle for Monday,Nov. 26, 2012 Posted on November 26, 2012 by Eric Francis While you’re not out of the woodsyet, you’re headed in the right direction, but I must say your particular forest is looking prettylush. So what’s the rush? Well, maybe you have the sense that you’re avoiding something. It’ssomething that you have previously found in your inner world, which is now appearing in yourouter world in a tangible, powerful form, and waiting to meet you face-to-face for a realexchange of insight. There’s no reason why you have to lose your inner focus in order to dothis.==================================================================================The main structure is what we feel and experience inwardly, contrasted with what we express tothe world. These are like the two poles of a battery that seems to charge the whole psyche, anddirect the flow of nearly all events — until you tap into soul level, when another source of energyand clearer, more dependable information becomes available.The passion, pathos, layers of deception and truth, the double lives of seemingly ordinary 1/8
  2. 2. people, and all the things we figure out that we don’t know — that’s what the astrology for thisweek looks like. It’s the subtle, often un-admitted forces that are driving things forward now, andit would be an excellent idea to make conscious contact with them, if you haven’t begun to doso already. Mercury stationing direct will bring more to the surface than we’ve already seenthese past few weeks.I am not implying that this is unfriendly astrology, though for some it will be experienced as‘intense’ or challenging. The aspects are genuinely intriguing and also are revealing of thedeeper layers of what you may be feeling or experiencing. Mercury stationing, whether direct orretrograde, can come with the experience of the truth coming out. That’s not easy for some,though you can make it easier by making contact with the truth within. Once you’ve done that,what might be known to those around you is of secondary importance.There is a touch of the dark side to the current planetary movements, and there is a rich qualityof healing available as well. Yet the setup offers compelling reasons to stay in contact with theshadowy dimensions of your emotions, your sexuality, your quest for healing and your creativeprocess. Anything that is (or has been) subject to denial is relegated to the world of shadows. Ifanything emerges in shadow form, for example as something fearful, something associated withguilt or shame, or something seeming to have undue consequences, see if you can trace thedevelopments back to a moment of denial somewhere in the past.Mercury’s change of directions addresses the power of words as a means to healing.Communication and awareness — the specialties of Mercury — can be the most accessible anduseful means to healing, though for many reasons they need to be used with precision and withcaution. Those reasons involve the next few aspects.Venus conjunct Saturn emphasizes one side of the power aspect of sex. There is somethinghere about an obsession with secrets, and the way that they help us accumulate power. That isTHE purpose of secrecy. If you can raise this to full consciousness, you may discover someexquisite modes of contact, including exploring the dance of domination and submission, theinterplay of female and male, interesting attributes of age differences and how good it feels touse personal revelation and self-disclosure as a means to intimacy.Mars conjunct Pluto provides the energy to deal with, and move beyond, the past. Look for evena moment and you will notice the obsession with the past that keeps us trapped in its patterns,ideas and compartments. Nothing says busting out of the box like Mars-Pluto in Capricorn,especially when aligned harmoniously with Venus and Saturn. You don’t need to apply muchforce, or any at all. Use intent and precision instead.The eclipse suggests that the way to the center begins at the edge. It’s not necessary to diveinto your feelings all at once; rather, make contact with what is moving through you, andproceed inward gently. The eclipse has momentum and if you set yourself in a direction youwant or need to go in, that momentum will carry you there dependably. Everything in your lifemay not change in a day — though this is certainly a moment that contains the seeds of 2/8
  3. 3. progress, and some fully manifested progress.Horoscopes | Week of November 26-December 2, 2012ARIES (March 21-April 19): Slippery emotional responses (yours and/or someone else’s) maytempt you with the possibility of a moderating retreat from the pretty obvious (and obviouslyirreversible) direction things have been headed. Maybe one more good conversation and arenewed inclination to reinterpret the storyline from another perspective (theirs, perhaps) will beenough to dam this torrent of churning, rushing, forward flow? Fat chance, Aries. Compromisesmade now, due to sincere-enough-sounding words or the proverbial turning-over-a-new-leaf insituations requiring a whole lot more than that to prove ultimately sustainable, could come backto bite you in the ass. Just because there’s suddenly an easier communicative dynamic, thatfact doesn’t alter the longer history of unresolved differences which cannot be neatly tied up ina bow. Even if you end up cathartically mending fences, it will not happen overnight—and youremain quite far (i.e., several steps away still) from that miraculous moment. What’s hard toswallow: You may be attaining a peaceful leveling-off that permits more pleasant interactivity,yet the formidable knottiness persists.TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Not the time to fudge an interpersonal-integrity question, Taurus,just to momentarily ease your way in what could be written off (albeit with a slightlyself-deceiving inflection) as an unrelated case of ‘just taking care of practical business’. Sorry if 3/8
  4. 4. that isn’t the answer you’d like to hear, but none of us are presently getting away with muchrelative ease when confronted by potential disagreement. Falsely believing you might slipthrough a crack in the mutual commitment to a certain unflinching high-mindedness, gainingyourself some shiny trinket at the probable expense of fairer allocation, will haunt you later—ifnot in an actual all-out war of morals, then in a slow guilt-driven deterioration of the trustbetween you. On the other hand, what you may sacrifice in immediate personal gain by insteadoffering up an outward exposition on the question and inviting possible contention to thebargaining table (which necessarily circumvents anything that would qualify as ‘easy’), you’llmore than gain back in huge stores of trustworthiness. Anybody worth keeping around in thiscapacity will value trust over being supposedly ‘spared the headache’.GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Yet again, unfortunately (or, in another sense, not), it isn’t justabout what you want out of the situation. Gosh darn it, Gemini, those ‘extenuating hand-tyingcircumstances’ keep you locked into a push-pull with inescapable individuals, ensnaring entitiesand/or unalterable agreements in which your only productive possibility involves ongoingstep-by-step maneuvers that will eventually work you into a different situation. But the goodnews is, thanks to this week’s lunar eclipse in your sign, you’re beginning to really andauthentically feel the simultaneous existence of another storyline that will continue to grow inimportance… all while that main entangling narrative, which has dominated headlines for way toolong, starts to decrease in its centrality (only, of course, as a direct factor of the continuing effortyou put in to achieve just that) over time. And though this handing-off of the baton is necessarilya very gradual process, it will happen—as long as you continue reminding yourself that bothtales are concurrently true. This is exactly the sort of juggling act that you versatile Geminis arebuilt for. Just be sure to never forget the actuality of one whenever you’re too deeply involved inthe developments of the other, and vice versa, and so forth…CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is hardly the optimal time to skulk slyly away, rescuingyourself from the vulnerability that this situation clearly requires, though the possibility to do somay appear more convenient than ever. And no attempting to blandly escape notice either,Cancer, as if staying as docile and acquiescent as possible will deliver you from the heightenedstakes of this underlying standoff (which may or may not have yet come to an unmistakablehead). An absence of any action which might legitimately demonstrate you claiming your ownagency is, in effect, a surrender of control… yet still is no less a self-assertion, though whatyou’re asserting is a passing-of-the-buck of responsibility. Nobody else can be blamed if youaren’t getting what you want from your present relationship (or lack thereof). You must clearlyand repeatedly state what will make you happiest—and not just romantically speaking, but in anysituation where someone’s bombastic ‘I’-statements could easily drown out your voicing ofvery certain specific proclivities—or you should expect not to be especially happy, since you’vetaken no step allowing others to support your happiness. I say all this not to scold you: In fact, atthis moment, Venus and Mars are conspiring to fulfill these very desires, as long as you’re 4/8
  5. 5. willing and able to properly solicit.LEO (July 23-August 22): What’s good for the goose ain’t necessarily grand for the gander,now, is it, Leo? Your wisest instruction manual for how to continue cementing a healthful systemof personal habits is a fairly subjective one, etched in relative stone inside your heart. Andtherefore, you’d better beware of even the most well-intended ‘words of wisdom’ from othersin your community about alternatives to how you might better manage your day-to-dayroutine—particularly because their suggestions may sound so very appealing in theirtoo-good-to-be-true simplicity, you may start to wonder if you’ve been making things too hardon yourself. You have not been ‘making things hard’, by the way: They actually are hard. Yourown unique challenges are presently demanding to be met with persistent effort, not quick-fixesor shortcuts. Furthermore, each of us has facets in life that come more and less easily to us. Sowhile the dear-hearted advice-giver may indeed derive smooth and/or speedy results from themethods they are now recommending to you, that doesn’t mean you will have the similarexperience. (Meanwhile, in other areas, you are at such a decided advantage, it almost doesn’tseem fair.) Your inner voice knows exactly what you need to do; don’t let outside voices talkyou into a different direction.VIRGO (August 23-September 22): I’m not sure you should continue presuming that deliciousopportunity for pleasurable interpersonal connection—you know, Virgo, the one that’s beenlingering right in front of your face for a little while now—will exist as a possibility for much longer,unless you take some initiatory step towards it pretty damn soon. I understand you’ve gotplenty of preoccupying professional success to reel in and tinker with (as well as the likely fearthat, if you take your eye off that ball for more than a second, you’re risking your entiretrajectory of ambitions), but, I’m sorry, can’t you tackle more than one important life-aspect atthe same time? This invitation to speak up for desire seems too awesomely promising to passup, which is why I’m sort of bullying you into going for it. Or maybe you’reunconsciously-purposely passing it up, so that, if nothing ultimately pans out, it won’t havebeen an instance of full-on rejection but a mere ‘casualty of circumstance’? Letting potentialpassion peter out without giving it its fair chance? What kind of life-choice is that? If even thethought of going for it is getting you all hot-under-the-collar, there’s your clear sign of awesomepromise right there.LIBRA (September 23-October 22): Don’t waste your breath arguing a calm-and-clear casethat articulates why you believe as you do, particularly if it’s in response to somebody whoadamantly believes otherwise. Despite your obvious aptitude for such articulations, Libra, you’dactually be diluting the fervor behind your belief by fitting it into the constraints of reason. The 5/8
  6. 6. real truth is that you feel strongly on this matter (as opposed to merely thinking a certain wayabout it)… and those strong feelings, unjustified and unapologized-for, serve to undergird thevery purposefulness with which you live your life in relevant contexts. Yes, I agree you ought todefend such fundamental beliefs to the death—because this really is a question of survival forthis state of emotional independence you’ve sought to declare—but not through hand-to-handideological warfare. You simply need to fortify the castle walls, in order to keep manipulativesaboteurs and intrusive invaders from getting too close to the crown jewels. Forget aboutconvincing them they’re wrong. Instead, continue solidifying your confidence that you’re right.Because we’re talking psychological realities here, you don’t need a bunch of objectivesupporting data to back up yours. It’s your domain, wholly and totally, and you get to decidewhat rules the roost… as long as you’re adequately taking care of all basic material concerns.SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): Advantage still in your court (thanks so much, Venus!)…and, at the same time, onus-of-duty still resting on your integrity-bearing shoulders (you’rewelcome, Saturn!). Despite any near-irresistible allure, then, Scorpio, you ought not to go alongwith hasty slides into immediately-appealing intimacies—sexually, financially, emotionally,psychically—without forcing that very unromantic, anti-idealistic, sobering-reality-checkconversation about crucial determining details which, admittedly, just might spoil the ‘easy’ fun.On one level or another, you probably know this ain’t as easy as y’all might wish it to be… and topretend otherwise is to flirt with a later consequence you’ll experience as even less easy (i.e.,way more painful than it ever had to be) than the comparatively minor buzzkill interruptiondemanded of you now. Let’s be frank: You don’t do casual all that well. So if you’re under somebelief that this situation has presented itself as an opportunity to shrug off your innateway-of-being and perform an easy-breezy devil-may-care casualness (which is ultimatelynothing more than a pretending act that does disservice to your genuine, if not inconvenient,emotional reality), I think you may be deluding yourself.SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): Somebody’s bright-and-cheeryencouragements to ‘chill out’ or ‘let it go’ or ‘stop taking [x] so seriously’ are obviously meantwith the most supportive intentions… and yet, Sagittarius, I urge you to be very suspicious aboutfollowing their advice. Go on and accept the vibes of support, sure, but ignore the actualinstructions. They don’t know what they’re talking about insofar as the specific details of your lifeare concerned. You do have items to take seriously, and naturally they’ll weigh on you a bit.Trying to slither away from these necessary contemplations, according to somewhat impersonalsuggestions purported to suit one individual’s life-circumstances as well as another, is a bit liketurning a blind eye to the main action because some hottie walks by selling cotton candy and,caught up in the distraction, you miss a pivotal game-play. What you can, however, rely on yourwell-meaning partners and pals for is basic companionship—as long as you aren’t being urgedto be in a different headspace than you already are. Being asked or expected to ignore a basiccomponent of your present situation is not helpful. 6/8
  7. 7. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): Pretty much nothing can be incidentally written offas ‘inconsequential’ at this point, Capricorn, since an almost laughably potent threadof interconnectedness is running through your life these days. You cannot run and hide from theever-throbbing penetration of power through your etheric bloodstream. To disown it is to attractpowerful pests and problem-children who congregate around you in an intrusive fashion untilyou must lash out with properly boundary-restoring assertions (and then you come off like theasshole). To flauntingly lord it around town is to heartlessly play with the tender spirits of allthose who are flocking because they desire something in you they imagine to lack inthemselves… hurting their feelings by first accepting their adoration only as far as it feeds yourego, then turning them down flat as if you hadn’t a clue what was going on a moment earlier.To brandish it wholly but with dignity, the ideal ‘middle-way’, means you use it to bring out thebest in everybody around you: You so believably convince them of their goodness, yoursbecomes a self-evident emanation, and everybody’s good honor flares up in sympathetic shine.Your choices in every moment matter—but you’re unable to choose ‘without an impact’.AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): As much fun as FUN sounds right about now,Aquarius, you and I both know that the undeniable weight of professional and/or public-worldobligation continues to loom large. There simply isn’t a lot of leeway for goof-offs at the presentmoment, is there? Yet, we’ve got to put it into perspective, too: This sense of ‘obligation’ ismerely the mirrored flip-side to the success of having achieved this level of mastery out there onthe proverbial stage, which is something you’ve worked hard for and, therefore, obviouslydeserve. Just because it’s weighing a bit heavier for a spell, that doesn’t overturn the fact thatyou actually want this. (You do want this, don’t you? If not, then you’d damn well better plan onspending 2013 figuring a path off this unrewarding hamster-wheel.) In the meantime, theseductive hankering for a fun-filled deliverance from said weightiness must be properlyacknowledged and honored and made room for—yet only in carefully structured and measuredamounts. Enough to quench the thirst, sure, but not in compulsive overdoses meant toobliterate your unceasing awareness of what still must be accomplished… why? so you can beinarguably proud of yourself.PISCES (February 19-March 20): Don’t be afraid to really and truly go there—all the way there,if necessary, Pisces—to ensure that everybody present is aware of what you believe and whatyou just won’t sign off on with a silently passive free-pass. Though it would sure be a lot moreagreeable to quietly take note of the divergence in opinion and adjust your private loyaltiesaccordingly, you’d undoubtedly miss out on an opportunity to impact others’ thinking. Youneedn’t assume an explicitly preachy tone to your expressions in order to make such an impacteither. (Actually, closely concentrating on simply speaking from your own heart on this matter is 7/8
  8. 8. less didactic and, thus, far more convincing.) Too often, you Pisceans are unfairly accused of an aimless wishy-washy quality that does a massive disservice to what typically motivates your behavior above all else: an unfaltering compassion for all living beings, which is born from an emotional connection with universality that trumps any convenient statements of ideological superiority. Therefore, it’s a no-brainer that you might go head to head with any blowhard who sets forth a commentary which demonstrates clear disrespect to others (i.e., those whose life-experiences this pontificator is, due to his/her heart-limitations, unable to understand). Viewed this way, you’re perfectly positioned as a crusader for such compassion… an ideal in great need of brave active defense these days. 8/8Powered by TCPDF (