Reach and Grasp

Shortly before 8 pm EDT tonight (minutes before midnight UTC), the Moon will enter Taurus — essentially for the whole weekend. As a correlation, what was offered in this column on Tuesday will continue to be of service to you for the same period. If you have the time, however, there will be one other thing for you to think about.


We are on the verge of a major planetary transition. On Tuesday, Jupiter will conclude more than a year in Libra by entering Scorpio for a similar length of tenure. Corresponding implications are significant. So are astrological events leading up to Jupiter’s ingress.

Oven the weekend, Venus (the ruler of Taurus and Libra) will begin pulling away from its recent Virgo conjunction with slower Mars (traditional ruler of Scorpio). Meantime, the ruler of Virgo (Mercury) will be moving at nearly top speed on the zodiac while reaching a symbolic merger with the Libra Sun.

At the same time, the Sun, Mercury and Venus will be approaching and achieving meaningful connection with (or, as astrologers put it, “aspects to”) epochal objects moving outside of Jupiter’s orbit.

Put it all together, and there are a few possible conclusions you can come to. First, some significant events are in the offing for those of us living under Earth’s sky. Next, the best way for you to understand what will be going on in the world will be to reach a greater understanding of yourself.

If you truly want to understand another person, it is necessary to listen actively and observe carefully. The same principles apply towards increasing self-awareness. It might very well be useful, therefore, if you consciously begin practicing some self-examination during (rather than after) the days to come.

Even though it can be a challenging undertaking, try your hand at thinking about how you think while you are thinking. Extend that practice to listening to yourself even as you speak. Expand out to watching how you do whatever you are doing. Get to know yourself from a perspective beyond needing to justify or defend yourself — much as you would do with a new acquaintance.

This does not mean you should be self-critical, just a bit self-detached. At the same time, keep your ears and eyes open for how others (both familiar and otherwise) are responding to you. Then, look for when, where and how their perceptions either contrast or converge with yours.

If there’s anything to what is going on above, there are parallels to be discovered between your personal concerns and what’s transpiring where you have no direct involvement. It’s almost as if your life is only once or twice removed from people, places and occurrences beyond your apparent knowledge, access or influence.

As a planet in astrology’s schemes, Jupiter is (among other things) representative of education, travel and other experiences that broaden your perspective. That’s true regardless of where on the zodiac Jupiter is moving, but less obvious in some places than others. Scorpio is one of those places where Jupiter’s role is less than clear.

Fortunately, Jupiter’s impending ingress to Scorpio is being preceded by a short passage when it would be appropriate to get clear about (and with) yourself. If you can do just a little of that before Tuesday, you have gone a long way towards making a bigger difference in the world than you ever gave yourself credit for.

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In the Shadow of the Moon, the exciting 2017 Midyear Reading by Eric Francis, is now published. Although the video readings for all 12 signs use the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21 as a starting point, Eric develops the themes through some of the most important astrological events you’ll encounter in the remainder of 2017 and beyond.

We’ll be increasing the price again very soon, so don’t hesitate to order your copy here. You can also now choose your individual signs here.

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Besides endeavoring to be of service to all of you here at Planet Waves, Len strives to live in Seattle while working as a professional astrologer. To contact him for an astrology reading you can send an e-mail to: His telephone number is 206-356-5467. In addition to his profession, Len contributes to the Seattle community without monetary compensation by serving as a Reiki practitioner and teacher through classes and outreach offered by the Seattle Reiki Mastery Series modality.

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