With so much going on in the news that stirs up fear, trauma and a sense of powerlessness, it’s especially gratifying and surprising when something actually goes right: on Tuesday, the citizens of Alabama voted in a special election to put Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones into the seat vacated by current U.S. Secretary of State Jeff Sessions.
Amanda Painter suggests the astrology this week and next appears to speak to the concept of ‘spiritual warrior’ in a few ways that may be key, as you make your way through everything from social and familial holiday obligations, to personal difficulty, to the highly charged political and cultural conversations and events dominating the news and social media.
Socially and politically, it feels almost as though the world is catching on fire. Significant activity in all three fire signs — especially Sagittarius — is mirroring that sensation astrologically. Amanda Painter suggests that when Mars enters Scorpio on Saturday, the steam it generates (fire plus water) could be channeled into some important transformation.
Do you ever wonder how you’ve come to believe some of the things you believe? Amanda Painter considers how the two major events of the weekend — Mercury stationing retrograde in Sagittarius and the Gemini Full Moon — relate to this question. The cosmos would seem to be asking, “Are you getting the message? And if you are, what are you doing with it?”
The current spotlight on the lopsided sexual power dynamic in Western culture (especially in the U.S.) is overdue, though that does not make it any easier for many people. Amanda Painter suggests that with a New Moon in Scorpio on Saturday making interesting aspects, it seems the cosmos is asking us to consider where we go from here with the need for healing and regeneration.
It can seem impossible at times to achieve lift-off when it comes to making positive changes on even the most basic personal level, given all that one is up against. Yet sometimes making progress really just comes down to keeping a little momentum going. As Amanda Painter writes, some of this week’s astrology (especially Venus conjunct Jupiter) appears to support that.
This week’s Taurus Full Moon, exact on Saturday, has a busy chart. Amanda Painter drew a tarot card for some help in determining an overarching theme: the strength and resolve — really, the faith in oneself — needed to allow some kind of breakthrough, break out or even a clean break to allow yourself to go beyond whatever has been containing you, beyond what you’re used to.