It’s the time of Amp — a rare season when powerful astral activity amplifies and intensifies just about everything, from the sacred to the profane and all that lies between. It’s a time when major planets move across celestial thresholds and terrestrial realities, past, present, and future, personal and collective, converge. The time of Amp also occurs when an unpredictable planetary pattern prone to spontaneous eruptions operates for an extended cycle, and daily life is punctuated by disruptions and disturbances that send shivers down the spines of the normally cynical and complacent. You’ll need consciousness to move safely and skillfully through this astrological portal. But you’ll also probably need Ghostbusters. For as this week and the coming weeks unfold, phantoms from seasons past are likely to make visitations, real or imagined. I don’t mean to scare you, but something strange is sure to happen in everyone’s neighborhood.
Two major patterns amplify the already intense atmosphere. (1) This week starts the beginning of the end of Pluto’s transit through Sagittarius, a journey that began in 1995 and ends on January 26, 2008. While twelve weeks may seem like an eternity, in cosmic time it’s too little to be counted. But by earthly measures, the next thirteen weeks represent the distillation of Pluto’s thirteen-year sojourn through Sagittarius. And they set the intensity levels for integrating past, present, and future realities, personal and collective. Be prepared for close encounters with issues, adversaries, and lovers you thought were behind you.
At least for the next four weeks, expect to be startled or shocked by some of those meetings and memories, for they pack the potential to turn the wheel of your life in a previously unforeseen direction. (2) A Mars-Uranus trine, infamous for surprising plot twists, is in effect all month long. This week, the Sun trines both Mars and Uranus, a potent Grand Trine in Water that catalyzes a deep need for personal freedom. Pay attention: This trine delivers the strength and stamina to actualize those longings, and that translates into declarations of independence. As the entire month of November unfolds, tried-and-true traditions are likely to unravel.
One more bit: Mercury goes Direct November 1, late in the day. If you can, wait until Monday to initiate plans and implement contracts.
It will take time adjusting to the increased intensity, and that could translate into overwhelm and meltdowns. So please try to be patient with yourself and others. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself grieving for what once was or for what might never be. Don’t be afraid to cry. Tears can be a powerful healing agent. And if you find yourself filled with joyful expectation, don’t be afraid to embrace hope. Hearts needs to believe in the possibilities of healing.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
There are real opportunities to make financial progress, but taking advantage of the favorable climate requires the willingness to act quickly and work hard. Make a hundred-percent effort and you’ll reap positive rewards.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Intense conversations with friends and family continue to stir deep feelings in need of expression. Rather than hold back, hold forth — not every word will be appropriate or even poetic, but you’ll feel so much better.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Yes, it is an overwhelming workload, but if you find a comfortable pace, you’ll handle the increased demands with ease. Prioritize your goals, organize your time and energy, and you’ll be successful.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You’re in a vital phase of self-assertion and you couldn’t crawl back into your shell even if you wanted to. So instead of pretending to be shy, be bold, and allow your ambition to motivate a new attitude.
Leo July 23-August 22
Allow yourself to feel anchored deep within, and then observe what it’s like to belong to yourself. Memorize this state so you can utilize it as a template in the future, especially when you’re in the midst of chaos or feeling confused.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Discussions with friends reveal previously hidden information. And while some of what’s said is disturbing, most of the conversations provide necessary data. Be patient, and allow the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place.
Libra September 23-October 22
Read Aries above and add this: Making the most of this propitious time requires putting aside negative ego-centric concerns and learning to work as part of a team, even if you’re the team leader.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Surprising career developments capture your attention and stimulate a new creative cycle. Surrender yourself to this process and you’ll emerge with a transformative approach capable of shifting an old situation.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Your internal universe is unsettled and that instability interferes with your ability to get some much-needed rest. There’s no way to avoid this phase, but it doesn’t have to make you anxious. Remember, this too shall pass.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Your words are quick, to the point, and powerful, and that could translate into a dogmatic speech about who needs to do what. Remember, orders don’t work for everyone — some of us require kindness to motivate a change of behavior.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
The emphasis is still on allowing inspiration to guide your choices. Of course, not everyone will agree, but that doesn’t matter, because even in the midst of discord, you’re capable of creating a win-win solution.
Pisces February 19-March 20
It’s a volatile climate for you, inside and out, but that unpredictability can work in your favor, especially if you continue to channel the intensity into creative projects. Expressing the intensity will make it much easier to handle.
By Ralfee Finn for the week of October 31 – November 6, 2007 Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For information about readings
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