At 10:41 am on October 10th, 2014 (GMT + 8), a powerful Yod (Finger of Fate/Karma) formed in the skies, involving: The Sun, The Moon, Venus, North Node, South Node, Chiron Retrograde and Uranus Retrograde. A second Yod forms at 8:23 pm with Mars, The Moon, and North Node/Venus/The Sun. The first yod breaks at 7:48 am tomorrow (Oct 11), whereas the second yod breaks a few hours later at 10:53 am.

The first yod is activated by a powerful opposition between Sun/North Node/Venus in Libra (as the apex) and South Node/Uranus Retrograde in Aries. The dynamics that activate this opposition are likely to involve a sense of wounding, particularly to do with one’s vision or understanding of spirituality, or one’s connection/perception of other worlds/realities through Chiron Retrograde in Pisces. The other activator is the security, sensuality and comfort/attachment seeking Moon in Taurus. Some issue to do with your basic sense of solidity and security and a challenge to your spiritual paradigm is likely to trigger a situation of crisis: One which requires you to assert who you are in a balanced, non-confrontational way. The temptation to ‘Charrrgeee!’ will be there, but it’s a call for a more quiet, yet equally powerful, type of self-assertiveness – particularly in partnerships (both professional and personal).

The second yod is linked to the first, meaning that the dynamics of Balance in Partnership (Libra) and the Taurus Moon are doubly activated. In this second Yod, it is the Moon that is the apex. The other activator is Mars in Sagittarius. Mars deals with our assertive drives and our urge to ‘go and get what we want’, typically described as ‘masculine energy’ (but not limited to men). It can also represent the male partner for some. In Sagittarius, this energy is prone to be overly judgement about what philosophy, practice or ideology they think is ‘right’ for everyone else.

With the Moon at the apex, it will be a time of heightened emotions for most – and the call to redefine our subconscious understandings (represented by the Moon) of what constitutes security, pleasure and comfort (Taurus). As Mars and Libra are involved, it is likely to be an issue triggered by a male or (stereotypically) masculine partner – either in personal or professional life.

Throughout this period, we will also see the formation of an intense T-Square involving The Moon, Jupiter/Lilith and Saturn/Ceres. This will be felt as a Grand Fixed Cross for those with astrological placements at or near 20-21 Aquarius. This lasts until 7:44 pm tomorrow.

Briefly – the apex of this T-Square is at Jupiter, then shifts to Lilith. Jupiter deals with an amplification of experiences, energies and teachings. In Leo, it focuses upon the lessons garnered through romance, creative pursuits, dynamic leadership, authentic self-expression, deep vulnerabilities, dealing with children and/or the inner child. Lilith deals with the Suppressed or Dark aspect of the Feminine on the rise. We may be called by the Taurus Moon (subconscious perceptions of material security, etc. ) and Saturn/Ceres (the karmic taskmaster conjunct the Nurturer in Deep Scorpio) to express these suppressed urges for self expression in a powerful, creative and dramatic way. Note that the Moon is already activated twice by the double yod, and now again, with this potent T-Square.

Remember that we still have a powerful Nodal Kite formation involving the Grand Fire Trine (Mars, Jupiter, Uranus Retrograde/South Node) opposed the Sun/Venus/North Node.

In some ways, the pressures of today’s Yods and T-Square form a ‘Part 2’ or sequel to Eclipse energies. We are likely to be called to act upon some of the lessons we learnt during the October 8 Eclipse itself – ultimately to do with the authentic expression and assertion of the Self in relation to Others.

On days like these – exercising your right not to respond, staying put or seeking solitude may be the most powerful expression of Honoring the Self. Put yourself out of the way of those who seek to incite you to extremes, or to unnecessary drama. Simply be you without the need for external validation or acceptance. Channel your emotions and energy into creative pursuits and activities.

Vanakam, Namaste and Blessings To All,
Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

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Blessings all. We still have pretty much the same aspects as we did yesterday, obviously now Post-Eclipse. The biggest change is the formation of a T-Square between the Moon in Taurus, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and Juno in Leo. This is an intense configuration that points to the new role of Juno, having just entered a new sign. This Asteroid Goddess is usually conceptualized as the soulmate and marriage partner, but I would reinterpret her as referring to the Flow of the Sacred Feminine itself for reasons I have previously discussed). Juno in Leo encourages this flow through Romance, Sacral Activity, Creativity, Engaging with Children and other manifestations of lovely Leonine energy. Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio is challenging us to look at the ways in which we have shared intimate energies with others, sexually, financially, and in any context where two entities merge with one another. We look to past relationships and soul contracts and untangle the dynamics of issues of power and control, particularly in romance, over creative work/expression or over children. The Taurus Moon, seeking security often through material attachments and possessions is squaring Juno as well.

The deep work of examining the Soul Contract (which ultimately leads one back to an understanding and honouring of both Feminine and Masculine and all other aspects of the Divine) is one that potentially destabilizes the material security, solidity and sensual pleasures that the Taurus Moon seeks. The Taurus Moon – Mercury Rx opposition emphases this tension, played through the dynamics of control, domination, possessiveness, and so on. Taurus relates to the flow of Abundance through one’s life and one’s perceived connection with the Source of that Abundance. Ideally, it makes it feel secure and safe in the knowledge that all will be provided for, in whatever form that is required.

So you’ve got all these elements in a powerful T-Square. Leo is asking for your authenticity, Scorpio and Taurus are both seeking security and power in different ways. Vulnerabilities are on the line and the presence of Mercury Retrograde signals deep karmic dynamics at play throughout.

So, what on earth do you do?

Try to look at the lessons of each of these signs:
Leo wants you to play, be yourself, be unafraid to express your inner child and to know there is a lion/ness within that can leap out to protect you if need be.

Scorpio wants to know the self but fears the deep subconscious. It engages in games of projection as a defense, or themes of submission and dominance to avoid ownership of experience. Know thy Self and realize that everyone, even in the ones who have hurt you, have played their role in getting you to look in the Spiritual Mirror and see the Beautiful Soul reflected therein for what it is.

Taurus wants to bathe in the waters of abundance and fears loss and disconnection. Focus upon that Unbreakable connection between you and Spirit. Know that detachment is not the lack of interest in the material, but the knowledge that you are firstly Spirit, explained through this powerful quote:

” Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.
~ Ali ibn abi Talib ”

The same applies for people and partnerships.

As you encounter individuals or remember experiences in which your deepest vulnerabilities were gored by the Bull’s tusks or Stung by the Scorpion’s Tail – remember the lessons of each sign.

And stay Balanced. You Co-Create Your Reality with Others. Accept that, and release what you need to.

And in time, you’ll see a whole new side of your emerge. Ready to dance, create and play – the Happy Divine Child watched over by the Lion/ness.

Please note that this T-Square will be felt as a Grand Fixed Cross by those with astrological placements at or near 0 Aquarius (+/- 7 degrees). This T-Square is in effect 8:14 am, Oct 9th – 10:08 am, Oct 10th 2014, GMT + 8). Shortly after this T-Square ends, a POWERFUL Yod which harnesses the power of the Eclipse, begins (more on that tomorrow).

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

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