By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
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By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
It may not be Halloween; still, your favorite witches and warlocks could be
out in full force. If you don't catch a glimpse of them by the 14th, while fiery
Mars in Aquarius stokes the dreams and delusions of mystical Neptune, you'll
probably sense their presence during the total eclipse of the Scorpio full moon
on the 15th. That's also the day Neptune turns retrograde for five months; the
ruler of music and movies goes direct just as Scorpio begins. Make a note. Would
you believe that Mother's Day is the only safe and sane day in this entire weird
week? Spend it wisely.
One of those astonishing moments spent in the public eye is coming up on the
14th. During the once-every-two-year meeting of your crusading Mars ruler and
photogenic Neptune, you could be surrounded by fans and photographers, even
a few foes. The Scorpio full-moon eclipse the next day intensifies the significance
- and for Rams, the financial implications - of whatever happens this week.
Don't blow off a chance to cash in on your 15 minutes of fame; just make sure
your version of the event is both educational and entertaining.
Home may be where the heart is, but right now it's also a pit consuming all
the money you can throw that way. "Never enough!" could likewise be the motto
of a rambunctious family member. As amusing (to some, not you) as this situation
may seem, during the total eclipse on the 15th, your tolerance for the people
involved can disappear as quickly and dramatically as the moon. Relax - the
very next day your Venus ruler moves into Taurus, bearing her customary gifts
of affection, artistry, pleasure and profit. Better parties, too.
Knowing that your retrograde Mercury ruler is turning direct on the 20th could
shift your focus to the future instead of what's happening now. Whether this
is a mistake, only time can tell. However, since Mercury is tied into the powerful
polarity between trailblazing Mars and magnanimous Jupiter in your financial
houses, you should be quite excited by the tremendous potential for progress
and prosperity generated by their alliance. Where do the Twins fit in? Raising
the capital or selling the concept?
A total lunar eclipse can have a long-range influence on world events and the people involved, but it's the personal life of the ordinary Moon Child that is immediately affected by this phenomenon. Check out where 25 degrees of Scorpio falls on your natal chart, because that's the area in which you'll experience a revelation, a possible struggle and, finally, a transformation. If you have Cancer rising, the eclipse occurs in your fifth house of romance, risk, recreation, and creations such as your offspring, artwork and performances.
Bewitched, bothered or bewildered, but not much longer. Once impressionable Neptune in your Aquarius house of partners turns retrograde on the night of the full-moon eclipse, you won't be as receptive to fantasies, fables and fibs. But until then, the fog you've been drifting through might get thicker, the boundaries between you and a loved one blurrier, and your ego even more bloated. While Jupiter magnifies the mystical aspects of a close relationship, input from impulsive Mars can send it over the top.
Tread gingerly this week. What happens in the days before your retrograde Mercury
ruler flips on the 20th is repeated, with some variations, in the days that
follow. Since the current connections to Mercury are sharpening your perceptions
and giving you more physical energy, now would be a good time to check out a
new athletic activity. Read up on the sport (e.g., skydiving), find a class
and an instructor, but don't jump out of the plane until Mercury goes direct.
Or you could do research for an article instead.
Because the lunar eclipse on the 15th casts its shadow across your Scorpio
money house, take the time to inspect all financial transactions. Maybe the
bank won't lose your deposit, maybe the sales clerk will waken from her stupor
before the final tally, and maybe you'll remember where you stashed your emergency
fund. A lot of action at home - family stuff that could be resolved now that
Mars is cutting through layer upon layer of duplicity, the "if only" hypothetical
bull expounded by delusional Neptune.
The annual Scorpio full moon is weird enough - you usually come across a nasty
little secret you can sink your teeth into - but when it's a total lunar eclipse,
a truly mysterious matter can emerge from the darkness. Since Mercury is still
retrograde in the sign of your significant others, a long-lost memory may also
surface. Meanwhile, your militant Mars co-ruler is steering you deeper into
the fantasy world of Neptune. This works for despots, dancers and dream analysts;
animators and game designers, too. Not you; be careful.
Some Archers might feel the impact in their wallets; others get a hit while
online or on the road. No matter which aspect of your life is affected by crusading
Mars' merger with visionary Neptune, it'll make quite an impression. God, is
this the moment you get religion? Will you turn into a garden-variety fanatic?
High hopes accompany most everything you do during this odd time slot. Know
that the Scorpio full-moon eclipse emphasizes services rendered by and for you,
the details of your job description, and the co-workers who count.
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