Week of October 19-25 2014
In the last dusk, this week, of Libra: Apollo, god of light, is the sign’s male archetype. The Scales is the only inanimate symbol in the zodiac and the sole cardinal-air sign, which translates to light. Apollo isn’t the warmest, fuzziest god—though he tries to be. The thing is, he rules the etheric realm, that of abstracts and intangibles—order, music, poetry, prophecy, oracles, oration, reason, truth, all things which characterize the uplifting of conscious minds and spirits. Gnostic Lucifer, meaning “light bringer”, often conflated with the devil, Satan, is cast out because he sought to bring light, enlightenment, to man. Just as Apollo, who tried to overthrow Zeus, was, for a time, cast from Olympus. Likewise, Luke Skywalker with his light saber is cast down by his father who is ultimately raised high by him. (Apollo has a twin sister, Artemis, so does Luke have Leia—Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are, incidentally, both Libras. Artemis, whom Homer calls “a lioness amongst women”, archetypally rules the female sign of Leo, not Libra—but that’s another story.) No lion, Apollo’s prime animal totem is the wolf, not to be disassociated from his rule of light. Firstly, a wolf does see in the dark, his vision illuminates. And there is an etymological link here: He is Apollo Lyceus and Apollo Lycegenes, respectively, from the Greek, Lukeios (light) and Lukegenes (wolf-born). Some wolfy looking Libra guys, often with signature Siberian husky eyes are Wolverines Hugh Jackman and Liev Shreiber, Matt Damon, Sting, Viggo Mortensen, Will Smith, Seann William Scott, Guy Pearce, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Matt Bomer, Ryan Reynolds, Christoph Waltz, Charlton Heston, Mark Hamill, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jim Caviezel, Stephen Moyer, Ben Whishaw, Dan Stevens, Luke Perry, Steve Coogan, Tate Donovan, Eric Stoltz, Trevor Donovan, Jeremy Davies and, of course, Peter Coyote.
Assign compartments of time and energy in which to contain family interaction. Pleasant detachment is now more than enough emotional investment. Leading to Thursday’s Solar Eclipse, feel free to opt out of gatherings or otherwise take a powder. You mightn’t be ready to reveal a love or other secrets, so zip it. And beware of bragging—folks can feel their noses being rubbed in your tales of success—whether intended or not. It’s best to wait till Mercury is direct, Saturday, to sign contracts, seal deals, pinky swear, or elope.
With Mars sextile Sun and Venus, you may become preoccupied with making your mark. This mustn’t take precedence over pinpointing with what, exactly, you plan to make it. Thursday’s Solar Eclipse says: Get thee to your workshop or whatever you call your hub of productivity, and turn it out. And for counterbalance, you can let yourself get dragged into a social swirl. Both ways, be abstemious—no two-ended candle burning. Mercury direct, Saturday, helps verbalize ambitions. You may have the ear of future champions.
A love bond can wax platonic and/or a new one emerge, with Venus transiting the Sun this week. For sure, intimacy issues come to the fore. The Solar Eclipse, Thursday, reveals that a little solitude is good for the soul. You understand/accept others’ “crazy”, that which once put you off; while being more forgiving of your own idiosyncrasies—funny how that works. Mercury direct, Saturday, sees you better connecting with people, in general. Self-consciousness is at a record low—you feel expansive. Let’s keep that up.
We may find you firmly ensconced in your soul kitchen, vitamixing art and commerce into a recipe for success. With Thursday’s Solar Eclipse, you could kick a corporate habit, go free-lance, or hang out an eponymous shingle. Certainly, you break with outmoded constructs, opening onto a vista of a future filled with abundance. You can now channel resources into truest, perhaps childhood?, ambitions. With Mercury direct, Saturday, you mine past disappointments for gems of wisdom and real-magic new words to live by.
Mars sextile Sun and Venus transmutes (what you perceive as) weaknesses into power. Skeletons in your closet provide the bones of a business plan; so-called losses leave room for new opportunity. Without so much as your lifting a paw, others’ ill intentions are exposed by cosmic forces. (You’re welcome.) Thursday’s Solar Eclipse directs energy you spent self-obsessing into raising your, and others’, spirits. Mercury direct, Saturday, gives bold voice to unspoken family issues. You can own your lot and let it fuel you.
Solo aims can put a strain on shared resources, or so it seems, with Mercury square Pluto. This shall ease, but only after a showdown of sorts. Living on the job, or out of a suitcase, is self-flagellation. So declare to the cosmos: I need a space to call my own, even if under a collective roof. With Thursday’s Solar Eclipse you literally ache to pursue your creative dreams, calling on higher powers to aid in not-so-quixotic quests. Codependents may claim you’re hard to reach, but no mind. It’s a normal effect of your reaching for the stars.
A spate of limbo can be fun, but we needn’t see how low you can go. Venus transiting the Sun this week seeks to balance pleasure with purpose. You actually have less downtime than ever in recent memory, but new projects and big breaks energize you to a level you haven’t known since the days you enjoyed an actual field day. Thursday’s Solar Eclipse inspires you to make amends instead of excuses to those you’ve ducked or [insert rhyme] over. Mercury direct on Saturday sees you breaking away in a lone direction. Cue sunset.
Your circle may label you “a giver”. Yet your investment may be perfunctory at best. Mercury square Pluto bids you self-examine on this score. Are intentions altruistic? Or designed to make others feel indebted? With Thursday’s Solar Eclipse, you see how the puffery that stems from others’ dependence on you is a poor substitute for personal accomplishment. It’s a solemn duty to fulfill your desires—that’s destiny— and to commit fully to this thing called life. Mercury direct, Saturday, may inspire uttering of sincerest apology.
With Mars sextile Sun and Venus, repressed anger can take you unawares. Woe it is to those who push their luck with you; but heed: lashing out for fear that the strides you’ve made will be ripped away would be self-fulfilling prophecy. So beware of paranoid projections lest you bite the hands feeding you continued opportunities. Thursday’s Solar Eclipse provides you a new, wider platform for reaching people with a product or message, zapping you into the Zeitgeist. Mercury direct, Saturday, unlocks closed doors.
You’re set to embark on a new journey, but Mercury square Pluto says to take a 360° look before leaping into uncharted terrain. As impassioned as you are, you’re just as easily discouraged; so balance increased self-confidence against a healthy humility. Thursday’s Solar Eclipse urges you out of ruts, including the trap of judging situations too quickly. Be patient, with yourself, especially, taking time to warm to new people, places and things. With Mercury direct, Saturday, the words you search for tumble like gum drops.
You’re more emotionally accessed, now, with Mercury opposing Uranus, but it can be as painful as it is exhilarating. Accept recent trials by fire, noting how they’ve purified and transformed you into a more open and forgiving being. Sit with all your feelings, then shake them out. With Thursday’s Solar Eclipse, you enter a period of mind expansion. You increasingly forgo cheap thrills for greater goals, immersing yourself in study you’ve long wanted to undertake. Mercury direct, on Saturday, will widen your third eye.
It’s well in your power to positively spin setbacks that would have derailed the fainter hearted. With Venus transiting the Sun, both trine Neptune, focus is on clearing obstacles to success, disappointment be damned. Self-reliance is your secret weapon, while your natural vulnerability inspires help from others, too. Expect to be pampered, praised and raised up as righteous with Thursday’s Solar Eclipse. You at once indulge in earthly delights and cultivate increased spiritual connection, with Mercury direct on Saturday.
Copyright 2014 Wheel Atelier Inc. All Rights Reserved. Have you read Sextrology?