What is the fundamental difference between Libra and Scorpio?
It’s simple, really. Libra flints and flutters on the surface with no desire to puncture the seal and reveal all that messiness underneath, while Scorpio lives and breathes buried beneath the murky depths of ‘messiness’.
On Saturday the 27th, Mercury moves from the sign of balance to the sign of extremes. Instead of the charming, diplomatic sparring we’ve been amusing ourselves with as of late, our mental activities will be turned to the more authentic, the more crucial, the more intense.
Oh my, Venus will be participant in three configurations involving big boy outer planets for the remainder of the week. It is a line up of challenges and potential breakthroughs. This is the week to attract a voracious healing to the house Venus is transiting in your natal.
So, it all starts with Chiron. If you’ve ever doubted your attractiveness or desirability as a partner (and who hasn’t???), Wednesday the 17th, will be a gold mine for you. Virgo Venus is opposing Pisces Chiron and this speaks to healing issues of self-esteem.
Virgo is practical, therefore this is a real chance to make heuristic alterations to how we view our worth. It won’t feel the best to be sure but there’s a reason Venus is who she is and Chiron is who he is—have faith. The onslaught of negative media images and inadequate cultural ideas as to what makes a woman and a man worthy is exhausting to even the most confident of us.
This hits harder for some, but we all have our doubts to work on. Use this energy, people, to make a change, no matter how minute, toward a stronger core of armour-propre.
This Friday, Libra Mercury will inconjunct Chiron in Pisces. Picking up where Monday’s SuperMoon left off, our minds will be filled with ruminations of old wounds and emotional injury.
Back in August, Virgo Mercury opposed Chiron—this was a simpler exchange of the Mind with the Healer. Oppositions are a direct route—inconjuncts are not so straightforward. August’s opposition saw Earth and Water swap energy—two elements that share astrological affinity. This week’s quincunx is between Air and Water—not so much sympathy with these two.
In Virgo, it’s all about clutter. Mercury Virgo deals with the cluttered mind, wanting/needing our mental functions to be streamlined, efficient—no dead weight. Pisces Chiron aided Mercury here with forgiving our cluttered mental spaces and making room for compassion. Not every thought and communication will be perfect. And that’s ok.
Well, in Libra, the mind wants/needs social stimulation. It’s all about relating. Balancing the pros and cons of societal interaction. So, given that, what does the Piscean Maverick have for our Messenger God this time? It will be a clumsy attempt at healing how we relate to others. I say clumsy because quincunxes aren’t the easiest of aspects to tap in to. More about that here. You will need to use your brain and do a bit of navel-gazing to get it working.
Although, the 3rd is the day of the exact trine, this configuration has been gaining strength for the last week and will fade into next week, so there is plenty time to use it fully. And you are most likely already experiencing it.
So, whenever the Sun and Pluto meet up, there is an increase in power and passion. The ability to pursue one’s goals is accentuated and your capacity to concentrate on minute details will be emphasized. Additionally, you will be given the chance to shine light (Sun) on the darker (Pluto) facets underscored by the placement of this alignment.