Here is your Astroweekend 9th 10th 11th August 2019
Welcome to your Astroweekend bonanza of astrology, tarot, and runes. Rayna gives you an overview of the weekend’s planetary emphasis, while Karen’s major arcana card adds an archetypal energetic flavour and direction to the astrology. Finally, I weave this into the three runes I draw to connect the divinatory modes into the message focus and conclusion. We hope you enjoy our collaborative efforts! Which is the very basis of everything we wish to bring about through Healthy Tree Frog… Alex
Hello people. Happy weekend! Rayna is taking a break for a few weeks and so I am stepping into her astrological slot as cover. My approach will be different this weekend, as there is a particular celestial phenomenon warranting attention, with significance going back around nine months and which comes to fruition now.
Venus retrograde, from early October to mid-November last year (from Scorpio into Libra), provided the perfect opportunity for you (over around six weeks) to evaluate all things pertinent either to your actual love life, or to the basic style of your relating and the reasons you didn’t have one or choose to be in one. This was a real-time of reckoning. Seeds were sown for your future and you possibly went into some sort of abyss or underworld experience, within which you had to dig deep into your foundations.
This happens when Venus is hovering around alignment with the Sun on the vertical plane (conjunction). Astrology works in cycles and so around nine months later Venus has managed to align with the Sun again (even though Venus can never be more than two zodiac signs from the Sun due to the proximity of Earth to both Venus and Sun and Venus being nearer the Sun). That is about to happen and at the end of Sunday, Venus gets to within half a degree of completing that connection. Simultaneously, Mercury has re-entered Leo (where it started its recent retrograde) from Cancer.
That whole Mercury phase between signs in retrograde, was about evaluation and review of the mind/body/feeling complex, regarding your fundamental way of both being in your skin and communicating with others. Mind seeking rationality (as a basis for communication) is utterly different than the body, feelings and intuition guiding your quest to know ‘what to do’. This process working through before Venus completes its cycle, connecting to the retrograde of late 2018, is a clear indicator that now you are equipped to understand something you could only feel as an abyss experience at the time of Venus retrograde.
We are now experiencing an ‘old’ Venus. When Venus overtakes the Sun a new chapter starts. So the message this weekend is clear. It is time to purge all the old patterns and the karmic stuff which may have stalked you and snapped at your ankles for nine months or more. Leo energy has been prominent in recent weeks and the new moon followed Mercury stationing only last week. This past week has likely seen clearing designed to open up new spaces within yourself.
This weekend you face the follow up of clearing old relationship legacy. Next weekend we will see further that activity with Mercury connecting to Chiron and then Uranus, speaks of healing up and getting straight on how you express and transact energies interpersonally (with Mars in the mix in Leo too). This weekend you are in a position to jettison much of the ancient stuff you have carried with you in relating – having come to understand better of late, where it originated from. This is no longer about ‘them’.
It is about you and how you have brought old karma into new relationships, such that a pattern has repeated itself endlessly. You get the chance to notice a little bit more now. This can feel both like exhaustion and a deep desire to release old ways. Let it happen! Sleep longer if you need to. Isolate if you must. Only acknowledge that release is imminent.
Saturn retrograde, conjunct the south node (since late April) has likely seen reconnection and re-emergence of old contacts for karmic resolution of old stuff. This has all been a form of preparation. A mirror has been available for you to see some of your past mistakes and repeated unwise choices.
As you will see in the next section on the tarot major, The World appears. This is the end of cycle stuff. And so this Venus cycle is clearly pointed to. In all four corners of that card, there is a fixed sign (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo). All this significant recent energy has piled up in Leo and Venus catches the Sun up there. Last year’s retrograde came amid a flurry of fixed sign energy throughout late 2018 and commenced with Venus in fixed Scorpio.
On a very simple level, with Uranus currently in fixed Taurus, shaking things up, there is a portent of the ending of a peculiar form of fixity which could have manifested as personality rigidity. All such stubborn fixity never bodes well for harmonious relating, but it usually resides in a blind spot. We are stubborn for a reason! Well, your fixed perceptions are being challenged. A renewal beckons you from the horizon. This really is all about removing those self-imposed chains. These themes will be prominent throughout the weekend.
If we needed any further confirmation of these themes, Jupiter is going to end its retrograde in its own sign of Sagittarius on Sunday and is in trine to Venus in Leo for the whole weekend. You may have been exploring some of the inner dimensions under Jupiter retrograde of your quest for ultimate meaning. Love may (or may not) have been prominent within that. But with Jupiter especially potent this week and magnifying all it touches and in trine to old Venus about to begin a new cycle, the message seems to be that a new journey of expansive love relating is in view.
Your life and your relational and love ambitions no longer need to feel mutually exclusive, or as running on incompatible tracks. Alignment is now feasible in all dimensions in a new harmonious configuration. The key here is to honour both what you have been learning about the old and feeling in anticipation of the new. Your emerging intuition, which you may have been doubting, is guiding you to exactly where you need to be, at exactly the right time. Just go with the flow!
The weekend tarot card is The World corresponding to Saturn, you have everything you need, feeling complete and connected with yourself and your surroundings. Saturn shows your sense of responsibility and your limitations that define you and give you boundaries.
Keywords – Structure and meaning, accomplishments, boundaries directing us while we grow, international travel, passing on your knowledge, rules and regulations, fulfilment, completion, doing what you desire.
The archetype of The World gives you completion and success—as well as the chance to start another round.
The message here is, stay committed to your goals and success is just around the corner. This is the end of a cycle, completion of a journey, and the beginning of a new one. You are reaching a point in your situation where things are coming full circle.
It could be that a long-term project, relationship, career or study, has come full circle, and you are now delighted in the sense of closure and accomplishment. It could also represent graduation, a marriage, the birth of a child or achieving a long-held dream or aspiration.
The World helps you experience the unity of all things in everything you do, feel and say. You can experience this at any point on the Wheel of Life. The creative juices are flowing, and everything is falling into place. There is a feeling of unity, of expansion. All is one and you are at one with the world.
This card often shows up when there is travel involved. Your sail just got some wind behind it, so make the most of it.
The runes this weekend dovetail synchronously with both the astrology and the tarot.
Rune Art by Gabrielle Gern:
Friday’s card is Hagalaz. This card represents hail. It is like the hail which has the power to flatten a field of cereal crops. Its function is very much akin to that of The Tower card or Uranus. Uranus in Taurus is soon to go retrograde. Demolishing old structures can be fun! It can also have devastating consequences. Sometimes it is necessary, sometimes not. The message here is that clearing the old fixity in your self is connected to growing awareness. The lessons of the past nine months require that you harness all that insight you have gained about yourself and relating in that time. It will serve you well now.
Saturday’s card is Jera, the harvest card. It speaks of cycles and fruition at the end of cycles. Usually, this is one year but here it has clear resonance with Venus finally catching up the Sun once again and closing the phase begun at the end of last year of testing and refining through trials and challenges. If you have overcome your challenges and not fallen into bitterness and deep-seated anger, you are now ready to reap the benefit of every effort you invested in rebuilding.
Finally, on Sunday we see Gebo appear – the partnership card! You can never get that into a fulfilled place until you have done the work necessary on yourself. But as Jera shows at the end of the protracted cycle, it is now possible to stride forward onto a new adventure. Venus trine a stationary Jupiter in Sagittarius confirms this. This is a real breakthrough and full awareness territory.
The possibilities of relating to others not simply being ‘yet another relationship’ or ‘great sexual chemistry’ or ‘mundane support’ are in the air. There really is the sense of being on the verge of relationship as a vehicle into higher levels of conscious experience than you might ever be able to appreciate in a solitary way. Remember – you can be partnered and essentially solitary. We are talking here of true connection wherein both parties bring something that is a truly added dimension to each other’s flourishing.
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