Put Your Projects in Motion


For the first time in months, I can look at the charts and not see a crazy cacophony of crisscrossing energy lines. After a chaotic summer and the forced slowdown of September’s Mercury Retrograde, we can use October to patiently put our projects back in motion. Venus – the goddess of relationship, art, beauty and attraction – retrogrades on October 8 in her detriment sign of Scorpio, putting these matters up for review.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…With Venus retrograde in your 2nd House, it’s time to look closely at money and resources. What you have, what you need and how you’re using what you’ve been given are all up for scrutiny now. Relationships continue to be a test; use the New Moon on the 7th to set boundaries and master energetic integrity.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Someone from your past re-enters your life this month. Notice that you get to choose whether you jump back into the sack (or the business partnership) with this person. Notice what that choice says about your priorities. Notice that when you come from your center, you have all these choices. Isn’t that better than pretending to be a helpless victim of Fate?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…The Saboteur is that person inside you who fearfully tries to keep you from growing because s/he doesn’t want you to get hurt. The Saboteur has no power, other than the power you give it by pretending it away. Use the Venus Retrograde in your 12th House to get to know this very important archetype – and watch your goals come alive.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…With Venus retrograde in your 11th House of goals and dreams, it’s time to get serious about looking at your life’s work in light of this epic and epochal cultural shift that’s happening on our planet between now and 2023. This month also brings you plenty of ideas on how to build a viable bridge from where you are now to where you need to be.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You’re either changing your definite major purpose or reviving an old project to bring it back out into the light. Either way, your beliefs about what is possible are morphing and opening. It feels as if this new public self that is emerging comes from a very deep place. FYI: Acting from your Authentic Self puts you into the lucky money zone.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Money continues to be a major focus. As in, “You’ve got money coming your way!” You’ve probably also got lots of money going out. Isn’t that great? Looks like the Universe decided you can handle a whole new level of abundance. Learning how to allocate money wisely and with integrity ensures a steady flow.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You’re learning so much about the effect you have on the world through the mirror of your relationships. This isn’t always easy, but if you continue taking responsibility for everything in your world, you’ll be a master before you know it. The Venus Retrograde in your 8th House emphasizes integrity in how you share power, sex and money.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…You could look at the Venus Retrograde in your 7th House of relationships and say, “Oh no, more bad luck!” Or you could say, this is the month I’m going to examine my relationship history with ruthless honesty and understand what I need to change within my soul so I can have the love I want. Your choice.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Mercury’s finally up to speed again, and as he whips through your 5th House of creativity, romance, children and your inner child, you are getting a snapshot of your Saturn lesson for the next two years: Fully developing your creative talent and learning how to share it with the rest of us.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Remember earlier this year when for weeks or months at a stretch it seemed you had no options? My, how the game has changed! The Venus Retrograde in your 5th House is asking you to get clear on how you’re using your creative energy. With so many career opportunities sparking around, you can’t afford to dissipate your energy in worthless diversions.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…You tend to get frustrated with how slowly your desires manifest, but look around you at the incredible abundance you’ve created in such a short time. Use the Venus Retrograde in your 4th House to uncover and work through the family patterns that keep you stuck in smallness. You can use your word of power this month to create even more juicy goodness.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Someone wants to come forward into your life in a sponsor role. This person or organization has already mastered much of what you are trying to learn. Your job is consciously working through past disappointments and “failures” so that you are able to open up to this opportunity and let more money and power into your life.

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D.K. Brainard
D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero's Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion, and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. For more on the eclipses and free weekly horoscopes each Monday, visit his website: www.wordsforthepeople.com.


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