The Eclipses are now behind us and Jupiter is moving direct in the sign of Leo. Jupiter expands the themes of the sign where the planet takes up residence. While retrograde, Jupiter’s focus was on internal investigations of Leo themes, some of those themes being: self-expression- what helps or hinders your expression, what you love, what prevents you from loving yourself and others, where have you forgotten how to play etc. Now that the planet is moving direct, these things you may have been ruminating on may now be presented with more opportunities for expression: love and creative projects, launch. That is all I will say of the astrological weather here. I discuss the rest of the potential below, under the card for the week, THE 8 OF PENTACLES!
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8 OF PENTACLES
When this card surfaces it suggests we must be in or approaching Taurus season. The theme of this card is dedication. Typically, dedicating yourself to a goal, skill, practice or path. Mars and Venus are currently in Taurus and while the Sun and Mercury are still in Aries, both will be answering to Taurus since Aries’ ruler, Mars has currently moved its base of operations into Taurus. I know this sounds a little confusing, but the thing to understand is that there is heavy emphasis on Taurus themes and objectives among the stars and planets right now.
The Eclipses are over, but the changes they set in motion will unfold over the next six months (and in a broader sense, over the next 19 years). This last Eclipse, squared Pluto, once again pushing us to make structural changes in the area of your chart where Capricorn is a resident, in order to accommodate your current state of evolution. This Eclipse was also on axis with the Nodes of Fate suggesting a karmic release, letting go of old modes of operation which prevent our whole selves (Aries) from participating in partnerships (Libra) of all kinds.
The 8 of Pentacles is about choosing a path. It usually refers to your life path, or a career path but it can also be indicative of how you get where you are going, the way you choose to reach a particular goal. I remember when I was a kid my parents had an old record or maybe it was a cassette tape and one of the songs was, “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.” Whenever the vocalist (I think it was Maxine Sullivan) would get to the line “O ye’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road, and I’ll be in Scotland afore ye…” I would get a very clear picture in my mind of the high road and the low road. It was the only part of the whole record that I remember, probably because I had attached some sort of image to it. Sometimes I’d switch the lyrics as I was singing along so that the other person was taking the low road. I remember wondering why the low road was a faster. Why would she get to Scotland first and was it a race? I find myself often trying to determine where the high road is in any given situation even though I know it is usually the longer route. The hard part is knowing which road is the “high road” and finding that sometimes you start on one path only to discover that the high road for you is somewhere else entirely. The 8 of Pentacles as well as all the planets in Taurus or under Taurus’ influence recommend you put one foot in front of the other, take the path step by step. You do have to choose how you want to proceed, but it doesn’t mean you can’t change your route should you decide you want to get where you are going more quickly or should you realize you’ve taken the low road when you were looking for the high one.
(The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond- Maxine Sullivan)
No plot, no scheme, no theme.