Your region of consciousness — Scorpio, and its ruling planet Mars — have been the focus of some intense drama this year, and now that is all starting to fade away. Jupiter has left your sign, which will help you put your life, your issues, and your needs into proportion. Venus is about to station direct, and will for a few weeks work its way back across your sign, which represents a re-evaluation of all the re-evaluating you’ve been doing lately.
It’s taken me a while to figure this out, but astrology is a story that never resolves. There are points of resolution, though there are so many cycles running at once that one tends to lead to another, or three or four are going off at once. That said, this has been an unusual year, with one inner planet retrograde after the next.
You may finally be feeling some relief from Venus retrograde now that Venus has backed into Libra, where it stations direct on Nov. 16. Before that happens, Jupiter leaves your sign and enters Sagittarius (Nov. 8). Usually, Venus and Jupiter in one’s sign are considered benefics, and no doubt you’ve gained in ways you have not noticed yet.
In tonight’s special election edition, I look at the astrology of the election, and also of the presidential election of 2020, and the influence of Evangelical religion on American politics. The program includes an interview with Stacy Platt, a professor of photography who is interviewing former Evangelicals.
The astrology of Tuesday’s congressional election is set within the wider context of many astrological events involving Pluto and Capricorn. Tuesday’s astrology does not stand on its own; there’s a long arc of history involved, because the United States is in its Pluto return, an event that happens just once every 250 years.
Your life may feel like one revelation after the next, one crisis after the next, or both. By now, you could even have the feeling that you’re learning something about yourself. Your awareness is, in some significant ways, pointed inward, as Venus continues its retrograde motion in your sign. Yet the deeper question is one of power: that elusive thing that is so easy to covet, and to imagine will give you something that you don’t have.