The previous solar week was about being in the body. It was about having a spirit that allows us to persist, which at some point leads to success (even if the success is different than what we thought it would be). It was about unconditional love and innocence, or a lack thereof, and about love or hate of the body.
This solar week is about working on what has been spoiled, fixing what needs to be fixed, and about more temporary hardships or challenges that require a practical approach. Similar to the Mercury retrograde last year, this week brings a Mercury retrograde of accepting change and accepting the impermanence of changing circumstances, which leads to gradual correction and adaptation. This is a time of learning about what's worth committing to, and what necessary working for - and what is not. It is a time to find better discernment on the value of things.
26 September 2021 18:18 UTC: Beginning of the new solar week in gate 18 ䷑ (Libra) – active channels of the moment: the channel of charisma (220.127.116.11 South Node-18.104.22.168 North Node); fully open ego center and ajna center
Joaquin Sorolla - Sewing the sail
Mercury retrograde: Surviving changing times and transformation by taking an objective and practical approach together with selected others – or just plain instability due to not being able to accept the fact that things change. Objective, practical, and authentic recognition of potential, and gradually correcting our judgment where we didn't recognize it before.
- 27 September 2021 5:10 UTC: Mercury retrograde in 22.214.171.124 (Libra) square Pluto in 126.96.36.199, trine Jupiter in 188.8.131.52, in waning quincunx to Neptune in 184.108.40.206, and in a 11° waxing quincunx to Uranus in 220.127.116.11, which forms a finger of Yod that points to Mercury if you let an 11° angle count, which I normally wouldn't, but the way in which this looks it makes absolute sense.
Mercury will wander retrograde for 3 weeks, and he will turn direct on the 18th October 2021.
Collective challenge: Letting oneself be conditioned into things that objectively don't make sense and are depressive or lead into depression. “Me, me, me”. Being overly dependent on other people's input or stabilizing cheer ups when one is not able to handle change and impermanence and thus becomes mentally unstable, yet needing to be the center for progress, and ignoring the importance of those who are supportive (basically using them to fill up one's own cup, but not considering their material or emotional needs, and that they want progress and some kind of stability as well). Suggestions that are being made from such a place are not necessarily the most practical and applicable in consideration of the larger framework and the actual circumstances. Subjective judgment and a focus on theory rather than on what can realistically and practically be applied brings out impractical solutions, suggestions, and interference that needs to be refused and rejected, and rightfully so.
Mastering the challenge: Working well together with selected others to survive change and transformative times – and not letting oneself be conditioned by the wrong people and their subjective judgment and impractical ideas into things that are a distraction or simply won't work. Bringing progress into other people's lives through objective judgment, and seeing what's applicable, practical, and simply doable in cooperation or collaboration. Being able to stand for oneself, being independent as the circumstances allow it. From that place of being centered in ourself, we are able to truly consider the feelings and practical needs of others, and we can bring change and gradual correction into other people's lives by sharing our discoveries, achievements, and ways that have led us to success.
Being overly focused on harmony, tolerating impractical and selfish demands of insensitive people who need to have the say, and failing to eliminate lesser attributes - or boldly rejecting interference, and withstanding social disapproval because we are certain what we need. Flexibly bypassing people and obstacles who stand in the way and who incompetently try to distract us with trivial considerations that lack the necessary depth of solution.
- 29 September 2021 16:13 UTC: Venus in 18.104.22.168 (Scorpio) trine Neptune in 22.214.171.124 (Pisces)
29 September 2021 22:19 UTC: Sun in 126.96.36.199 (Libra) trine Saturn in 188.8.131.52▲ (Aquarius)
30 September 2021 23:31 UTC: Venus in 184.108.40.206▽ (Scorpio) square Jupiter in 220.127.116.11 (Aquarius)
1 October 2021 12:59 UTC: Mars in 18.104.22.168 (Libra) opposite Chiron in 22.214.171.124 (Aries)
1 October 2021 14:26 UTC: Mercury in 126.96.36.199 (Libra) square Pluto in 188.8.131.52 (Capricorn)
2 October 2021 7:47 UTC: Venus in 184.108.40.206 (Scorpio) sextile Pluto in 220.127.116.11 (Capricorn)
These are a whole lot of planetary aspects that are all about the same: standing up for ourself, standing up for our inner certainty and knowing despite external disapproval, conditioning, and interference, and reinforcing our boundaries.
This might be difficult for both sides, but necessary nonetheless. Rejecting interference with determination is absolutely legitimate and necessary. We have our way, other people have theirs. All is right – as long as no one is interfering with someone else and overstepping other people's healthy boundaries. When boundaries are overstepped, they need to be enforced boldly without regret. It's your right to defend yourself.
This can be a time when we might have to deal with people who are preferring theory over application, and who are utterly impractical despite thinking they make practical suggestions. They might come up with nonsense ideas and distract us with trivia, or simply with nothing new under the sun and with things that we have had on our list for a long time, but we know that talking about it is easier than actually doing it, and there might be many things that are more important and urgent. They might suggest corrections not because they are applicable, necessary, and make sense, but simply because “that's how I have learned it and how everyone does it”. Alternatively, something they suggest might be a great idea, but the resources, expertise, or time and opportunity to implement it might not be there yet, or it might not suit the product or the product line of the company and might better be implemented elsewhere – and as such it would be a mere distraction from the things that practically need to be done right now as the next step on the way. This is a time when we might have to deal with people who distract us with impractical ideas from doing and implementing the things that actually would be practical – unless we fend them off and put them in their place.
Everything that is being implemented needs to be tailored to the actual needs of the individual situation, and if it does not fulfill the needs, if it does not fix a real existing problem, it is absolutely legit to refuse to spend any time with it. When it is practical and applicable, then it can lead to transformation and manifestation.
The next solar week will be about depth of solution, and about being able to develop deeper solutions through maintaining control and fending off interference.