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.
Minor planet (47171) Lempo was first discovered on Oct. 1, 1999, and 18 years later was named after a Finnish goddess of fire, fertility and passion. Unfortunately, following a 13th-century extended visit from the Christians, she was recast as a demon, and her name became a swear word. Learning this made Amy Elliott a little miffed.
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.
What’s the difference between falling down an aimless rabbit hole and following your instincts to uncover a mystery, or to get beneath the surface of something in a way that changes you? The activities can look the same at the outset. Amanda Painter suggests that with the current Scorpionic astrology, what you do with what you discover, or how it changes you, may be the defining factor.
Today there’s a New Moon in Libra that’s just loaded with energy. Chances are you’ve already been feeling it this week. Amanda Painter explains that, despite the fact that a Moon waning to its new phase tends to be lower-energy, this one is plugged into a high-voltage outlet — Uranus — which might be sending up sparks in your relationships.