These are the most important things I want you to get about transits.
1️⃣ The effect of transits is largely based on your choices. You need to opt in. They are invitations, opportunities. There’s a flight going from New York to London today, but you need to decide to buy a ticket and get on the plane to make use of it.
Have you noticed that I use words like invitation and opportunity when I post about transits? This is why. The planets are not puppeteers controlling your life. Two people can encounter identical circumstances and have two radically different experiences.
2️⃣ Transits offer the most to you when they connect to pieces in your chart and to understand them you need to understand your natal chart.
If you want to better understand the opportunity of a transit, dig into what it is touching in your own chart. They show what outside energy is most available to you. They show momentum.
I see people focus so much attention on the transiting planet, but the answer to their questions about how does this impact me is in the natal chart.
Transits by themselves don’t mean much to you personally. Focus on understanding your natal chart and if you’re curious about a transit that is touching something in your chart, dig deeper into that part of your chart.
3️⃣ Develop and trust your intuition. You don’t need transits to live well. Your soul is nudging you 24/7 and is communicating the most precise guidance you could hope for.
Astrology is a fantastic tool for self-discovery and spiritual growth. It has helped me beyond the words I know to explain how to you and it’s enabled me to help thousands of people.
Remember though, it is a tool and doesn’t replace your direct communication with your soul.
Your life is an experience you are creating as a part of this ever changing universe and not an object life is happening to.
Wondering what is a transit?
Your natal chart shows the placement of the pieces at the time, date and location of your birth. Transits are where the planets are now.
About the “where they are now” part …
The tropical zodiac resets each year with the vernal equinox. So the transits show where the planets are currently using that sky map.
Transits using the sidereal zodiac are used if you are using sidereal for your natal chart. The sidereal zodiac is determined by the current orientation of the earth’s axis. So it shifts over time due to the gravitational forces between the sun and moon. This orientation change makes a complete cycle through the zodiac every 26,000 years. This shift is the difference between tropical and sidereal and gives us ages in astrology.
Okay so we’ve got this gorgeous square between retrograde Mercury and Uranus, sun and Pluto are conjunct … I want to share something I do periodically, especially during transits really invite us to make decisions and mentally cleaning house.
Close your eyes, take 3 slow deep breaths, then make a list on paper (not electronically) of all the projects, ideas to explore, stuff you’ve been meaning to do, stuff you should do etc.
Learn a new language, clean out the frig, read more to your kids, have that difficult talk with your neighbor, eat healthier, exercise, clean out your desk, clean out the pics on your phone, paint the bathroom …
List ALL of it. All the stuff running through your head that you need to be doing.
Once you’ve gotten it all down, do 3 more slow deep breaths and review the list.
First, circle anything that supports your well being. We’ll come back to those at the end.
Next, cross off everything you don’t really want to do, stuff you feel obligated or pressured to do. You can revisit each later if you ever want to do so, but for now you don’t want to it so cross it off. These things get no more of your daily mental energy.
Next, cross off things you do want to do, but now is not the time. If it isn’t something you have actual plans to start or do in the next few weeks, cross it off. Doing so doesn’t mean you will never do it, now is not the time. These things get no more of your daily mental energy.
Look at everything that isn’t circled or crossed off and ask yourself how important each is to you right now. Today. Does it soothe your soul, bring you joy or exquisite pleasure, energize you, amplify love in your life? If so, circle it. If not, cross it off.
Now look at the circled items. If the list of circled items feels overwhelming, cross some more off. This isn’t a list for your whole life, this is a list for your life now and you can only do so much now.
Once you have it narrowed down to a few things, do three more slow deep breaths and consciously choose to do them, then cross them off as well, because they are now part of your daily life and no longer require you to contemplate doing them.
You may not eat perfectly healthy every day, but you’ve decided to make it part of your daily life. So do it and if you have an off day, eat better the next snd move on. Maybe you don’t read to your kids every night, but do your best and when you miss a night, get back to it.
The point here is to stop thinking about all these things you believe could improve your life and just start doing some of them that fit your life now.
It’s incredible how freeing, light, productive and energized we become when we clear the mental to do list we’ve got running in the background on a loop.
Have more conversations. I feel like there’s an abundance of opportunities now to hear your soul through your conversations with friends, both what they say to you and you say to them. Capricorn gives tangible value to these conversations.
Regarding what to watch out for …
Everything you can imagine is happening in someone’s life right now. People are dying and being born … people are at war, others are making peace … people are falling in love, learning knew things, having their heart broken, getting hurt, finding their strength, moving to a new home …
Everything is possible and happening in someone’s life right now. Follow your intuition, your heart, your higher self that wants the best for you regardless of how much Gatorade people talk about.
Do what’s right for you. Follow the timing your soul urges you towards. It is more profoundly reliable and impactful than any transit.
Thanks to the friend that inspired this post. I love talking with you. 💕
If you have something at 24 Capricorn (or within a few degrees) in your natal chart Pluto has been transiting it for a few months now. Have you felt the invitation?
Transits are what outside energy will or won’t do for you. If you’re open to this transit, there is a huge amount of support for you to work with the energy Pluto is touching. It’s time to dig deeper into understanding this part of yourself, to understand your choices, to release and transform.
It may not always feel like an easy opportunity, but it is empowering. The universe isn’t cruel and doesn’t toy with you. The more open you are to making a shift, the more it feels like an opportunity.
Transiting Pluto touching your Jupiter, what an incredible opportunity to be empowered by facing the truth about yourself and drawing strength from your integrity and willingness to share your truth. If it’s touching your Mercury, you understand more clearly the power of your words and the transformation available through communication.
When transiting Pluto lands on anything in your natal chart, it’s an invitation to feel more empowered through that part of yourself.
Pluto will at 24 degrees of Capricorn for a few more months. It goes to 25 degrees in December. Transits with outer planets last longer, because they take longer to advance through the zodiac (they take longer to complete a revolution around the sun).
Mars has been opposing Jupiter and is now at 0 degrees of Virgo. Zero is about potential, restarts and reopening the capacity for choice with the energy.
If you’ve been stuck, unable to move forward in some way because you feel life isn’t fair, or you’re still angry because someone treated you unfairly, it’s time for a reboot.
What you are likely struggling with is the meaning you assigned to what happened. You’ve made it deeply personal and that’s what’s holding you back.
Shit happens. People do shitty things out of fear, ignorance, insecurity and lots of other reasons that have nothing to do with YOU. Yet the thing that keeps eating at you is the meaning you assigned to what they did or what happened.
What stories eat away at you? When have you felt so wronged you still fill with righteous indignation every time you think about it? What are your victim stories? Most likely they touched a wound that was already there.
Yes, hold people accountable for their actions. Speak up. Set boundaries. Do what you need to do to deal with what happened in the healthiest possible way
choose to see things differently. See them more deeply. Instead of continuing to focus on how you were wronged, look at the deeper wound that was touched. The one you already had and heal that. Your healing isn’t dependent on fairness or retribution. It’s moving through what is outside of you and coming back to what you carry inside of you.
You are valuable. You are worthy of goodness. You are lovable. You deserve gentleness, and kindness. You are entitled to a fulfilling, joyful life.
It’s tempting to stay stuck on what someone said or did. Righteousness is intoxicating and gives us the illusion of feeling powerful, but that’s not where our power resides. The real power is when we let go of needing to be right and embrace a deeper faith in ourselves. When we do, we trust ourselves to heal and we trust our soul to guide us to heal and we in fact do heal and when we heal, we open ourselves to all that we truly are and then we are powerful and unstoppable.
We go after what our soul urges us towards. We are passionate about things that improve our lives and contribute love to the world and we have the energy and direction to go after them.
Speed is the rate something is moving along a path, whereas velocity is rate with direction. We can spin our wheels moving fast and go no where. When we are in alignment with our highest good, we have direction.
Even if it feels scary or unpleasant, consider taking a deeper look at one of the injustice stories you carry with you. Healing it, even a little, can shift your energy and get you moving in ways that don’t seem obvious now, but will once you get moving.
Our Cancer sun is currently sextile Uranus and quincunx Saturn and I want to encourage you to let go of stuff you think you should hold on to, both big and small.
Maybe there’s a bottle of product you bought that you don’t really like. You’ve had it for so long. You keep thinking even though you don’t like it, you’ll use it up. Instead, it collects dust, takes up room, and makes you feel like you are failing when you look at it, or that you shouldn’t have bought it, or must keep it or you’re being wasteful. At some point, what you paid for it is irrelevant, because whatever the cost, keeping it is costing you more. Get rid of it.
You signed up for an online class, but are way behind in the lessons. Stacks of books are by your bedside. Your to do lists have sub lists. You keep meaning to call someone, to reorganize a closet, to learn how to do play an instrument …
Whether the stuff you feel you’ve signed up to do (or use) is connected to something you’ve bought, someone you care about it, something you think is great, or just an idea in your head, this is a good time to revaluate.
Get rid of stuff you don’t want. Move things out of the active space of your life, both physically and mentally unless you are actively using them i.e., keep one or two books out and the rest go on shelves, packed away or given away. It’s okay to take that online class off your to do list for now, and even to allow for the possibility that you never go back to it.
It’s okay if you never actually read every book you bought. Look at the books on your shelves as opportunities available to you and not required assignments.
Notice how and where you’ve fallen into the trap of creating responsibility and obligation and free yourself from it.
Time to reset.
There are core things you need to do, but we can bog ourselves down too easily with good intentions.
When you are holding on to stuff that you don’t want, and to ideas of who you are supposed to be that you don’t feel aligned with now, you are unnecessarily limiting yourself.
Healthy boundaries are good and that includes boundaries on what you require of yourself.
When you stay attached to relationships that aren’t healthy for you out of fear, insecurity, obligation, or the belief they can give you something you can’t get any other way, you are limiting your freedom and all you can be.
Your soul can always find another way. There is no revelatory experience that only comes along once. No other person holds the key to your self discovery. No material object intrinsically has power over you. You give it your power.
Embrace this opportunity to deeply nurture your aspirational self by letting go of stuff that doesn’t serve you, beliefs that limit you and trust that you can bring into your life who and what you need, when you’re ready.
Uranus is currently square Saturn 🪐 both at 13 degrees. Squares are forced awareness, so we have our individuality and sense of connection forcing awareness of our need for structure, boundaries and timing. Be yourself. 💫💜 When you try to be different and choose not to like or enjoy something because it’s ordinary, common etc., you aren’t being your unique self. You’re craving external validation that you’re unique. You have nothing to prove. No one else is the combination of everything that is YOU ❤️💥 It can be boring and tedious to be around people that try so hard to make you think they are special. More importantly, you’re investing your energy into creating an image for others instead of reveling in who you are. People that just express who they are 🌀 regardless of how strange or ordinary the expression are vibrant and fascinating. Somehow they make even their ordinary parts feel unexpected, because of how everything combines together. You sparkle most 🌟 when you equally don’t care if people think you’re weird or ordinary. Just do you. It’s about as soulful as it gets.
Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini today and I’m here to remind you that you can do ANYTHING during Mercury retrograde that you would do otherwise.
Metaphysics 101: Your mind is powerful. You will tend to create and reinforce what you believe. If you believe in the gloom and doom messages of Mercury retrograde you are more likely to have problems.
Here’s how I embrace it and advise clients.
💫 Be more open to personal reflection.
💫 Be more thoughtful about the power of your words.
💫 Be more intentional with your communications.
💫 Listen more. Be attentive.
💫 Listen to your soul.
💫 Evaluate lingering ongoing projects, finish them or intentionally take them off your current to do list so you stop giving them mental energy. You can revisit them at another time in life.
💫 You can absolutely sign contracts, mortgages, leases, etc. It’s best to ALWAYS read them carefully, regardless of a retrograde. Live your life and trust yourself. If this is the right time for you to do something, do it.
Astrology can be a powerful tool for getting into cosmic alignment. It’s still just a tool. There is no more powerful method for cosmic alignment than listening to your own soul. Please be wary of anyone that directs you to override that by telling you with certainty what you should do or not do something, especially when they cite a metaphysical tool to rationalize it.
In fact, here’s another great Mercury retrograde opportunity. Be open to seeng how you rationalize NOT listening to your soul.
We’ve all been there. We want to do something or not do something, and so we start rationalizing. If you are into metaphysics, you whip out your cards, pendulums, magic eight ball … anything to get the answer you want.
During Mercury retrograde, own what you deeply know rather than using your mind to rationalize what you want.
The universe is not cruel. It’s always teaching and supporting us, even during Mercury retrograde.
Remember, retrogrades are the illusion of backward motion, so know that you can keep moving forward, albeit maybe a bit more thoughtfully.
I’m remembering a day I decided to clean out my stuffed bedroom closet. I thought I could just pull out a few things, move stuff around and somehow that would be enough. Rookie mistake.
After much frustration, I surrendered. I emptied the closet got everything out and immediately felt overwhelmed. Ugh. Why did I do this. Now I have to deal with all this stuff. In that moment, I realized this was about more than just my closet.
I began the thoughtful work of deciding what to keep and what to let go. I was surprised at how much stuff didn’t make it back in and I loved how easy it was to use and enjoy what did.
Last month was an invitation to start digging into our spiritual closets, letting go of what doesn’t work for us anymore. This month urges us to go a bit deeper, and brings a big payoff for doing so.
New moons are about beginnings and renewal. This Scorpio new moon on Sunday, 15 November 2020 offers us the opportunity to see through the layers of personality and rebuild from our soul.
There can be multiple reasons why pain lingers. One of those reasons is that we stay attached to painful ways of seeing ourselves. It becomes less about what someone did and more about telling ourselves we are not beautiful or lovable.
It’s not just what other people do that reinforces negative self talk. Sometimes, instead of seeing how far we’ve come, we may beat ourselves up for our choices, tell ourselves we are not worthy of abundance, believe that we’ve wasted chunks of our lives or that we’ve missed the boat on something we want so much.
The most powerful thing you can do for this new moon is to choose a wound you carry, and allow yourself to fully admit to yourself why you feel hurt. Look below the actions of someone else and see if you can notice is an underlying belief about yourself that you have been carrying. Chances are your mind used their action to reinforce that negative belief.
Use the extra support of the new moon to create a new beginning based on a belief that is more loving and do at least one thing to reinforce the loving belief. Ask for something you want, try something even if you could fail. Start a mental list of your best qualities.
It’s okay if you’re not able to immediately shift to the replacement belief. Letting go is a process and even recognizing the need to let something go is a step forward and creates the foundation for your new start.
I’ll share more about this period of transformation we are in when I discuss the full moon at the end of the month.
Spoiler alert: it will feel like you can exhale, like you can put down something heavy that you have been carrying for a long time. You’ll feel like you can breathe again.
The new beginning you create with this super new moon by facing these deeper truths will bring you to a full moon experience of faith in yourself and joyful release.