The air is still a bit strange after Sunday’s Full Moon. As it wanes, its effects linger like a fog slowly rolling on. It isn’t just the Moon. Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Mercury, paradoxically expand this static slowdown. If anything, recognizing the virtues of good timing and patience will do more to clear the air than anything else. Conversely, attempts to manufacture clarity where there is none, yet, can cause unnecessary frustration. Is it ever wise to run in a fog? While it is rolling on and obstacles become easier to identify, trudging ahead prematurely could just lead to another foggy patch.
It is tempting to push harder, get on with it already. Justice seeker Libra, an air sign, has been fanning fiery Mars since the end of October. It has made for a lengthy and exhausting decision-making process. I’d describe it as an aggressive flip-flop of a giant fish tail lying on the dock. That animating force is not gone. The unrelenting inner dialogues and heated discussions won’t exactly disappear. Rather that energy, the argument, internal conflict grows heavier – a consolidation of will lands the flailing fish one side or the other.
Mars will leave Libra, entering Scorpio on the 9th ushering a perceptible shift. Scorpio -a water sign, an emotionally subjective realm is a natural placement for Mars. Here the thrashing fish tail functions as an effective rudder sensitive to directional instruction from now until the end of January 2018.
Much like navigating through a fog, instinct and intuition is relied on to a greater extent for guidance through what feels like too vast an unknown space –first the fog, now the open sea. It’s better than flailing on the dock so we won’t be keen on turning back. And here is where subduing the urge to push forward and the importance of good timing and patience present as valuable assets. Should the vast unknown evoke fear, provoke anxiety or trigger insecurity the desire to manufacture clarity compounds. Emotions threaten to take over, muffling rather than enhancing useful and applicable to the moment, insight.
“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.“ — Kahlil Gibran
“Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater