“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” – Alyson Noel
Effective Dates: July 10th- October 5th, 2018 (Psyche); July 11th – November 10th, 2018 (Jupiter)
Helios on Jupiter and Psyche Direct in Scorpio– You know, I’ve spent a lot of time studying Jupiter, and it seems like every time I look closer at him, it gets weirder. Sure, I could turn the other cheek at his synodic ingresses with the Sun every year, but now I’m just supposed to let him slide with a double direct with Psyche, in the same sign no less? Oh well, we need the directs, so just this once….
That’s right, sing it from the rooftops! Jupiter, King of the Gods, Ruler of Good Times, Joy and Luck has returned to the throne from his long exile- And he brought a new wife with him: Psyche, asteroid Goddess of Relationships, intimacy and trust. Its quite the scandal, truth be told!
These transits will be a time for you to really take a hard look at your life. Now, I know that here in the year of our Lord 2018, you’re either struggling to keep your head above your crippling depression that seeks to swallow you from below or you’re lying to yourself, trying to convince yourself that you’re doing okay. I want you to know this- Your emotional state right now is valid. The way you feel should not be denied, because it is a barometer for your alignment to your life’s path. Think of your emotions as the canary in the coal mine for your life- if you see yourself trapped in a dead-end life with no real options for improving it, no excitement and nothing that brings you joy, you are most likely going to be deeply depressed. And I’ll tell you something- that’s a good thing. This means that you are seeing your life as it is and engaging in your reality– and that means you’re ready for these two gods to save your soul.
What has unfortunately happened during their Retrogrades was that, without realizing it, you shrunk your life. You stopped trying to live the way you wanted. You compromised too much, and allowed yourself to settle for less in order to get by. You then became afraid to lose what you had, and made you overzealous in safeguarding your lack rather than pursuing your bliss. In a word, you are unsatisfied with your life and your choices- and that’s okay, as long as you are willing to face the hard truth that your choices put you here. Only then can you become empowered to make your choices work for you instead.
You will be feeling this struggle wherever you have Scorpio in your personal chart. Wherever that is, somethings gotta give. The center cannot hold anymore, and truth be told you don’t really want it to. Your situation has become untenable. The solution to this is to burn down what you have built in that area of your life, because it’s time to start again from the ashes. I know how hard that can be, seeing as how much effort you have put into that- but is it really worth continuing? Now that answer is yes, but the method you have been using has to change. You need to throw out the book, unlearn everything you know, and start over from scratch. What you don’t see is that your efforts have chained you to the results of your endeavors, and if the reality doesn’t match your ideal vision in your head, you will self-sabotage.
Your challenge during this time will first be to really be honest with yourself about what you want, deep down in your heart of hearts. What makes you burn when you think about it? What is it that you cannot live without? What are you willing to give up to attain it? From there, you need to truly honor and acknowledge your emotional state. Picture your ideal life, and how happy you are in it. Identify what is missing from your life now or is cluttering up your vision, and be specific. Work towards making it real in the here and now rather than allowing yourself to slip into the world of fantasy and reverie.
I promise you that you can do this. We’re all rooting for you, and no one more than Jupiter and Psyche