Current Transits: October 23 – November 20, 2014

by Barry Kerr

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The Sun moves into Scorpio on October 23:

Scorpio’s spiritual intention is to strengthen our trust in spirit, to know that death, in any form, is but a rebirth of something new: that we are, as souls, immortal. Where change is demanded, Scorpio is there. Our life journey requires that we embrace our feelings and be vulnerable with others, knowing our ego will be challenged, and though it may feel like death upon us, it is actually yet another part of our soul, birthing through the fire of transformation with fuller expression into this world of time and space.  We then feel spirit, know our immortality and are happy to release people and things to live freely and playfully in this world of illusions, knowing we can never really lose their essence. Scorpio’s intensity invites our passionate delight in how spirit is hidden in the changes, deaths and rebirths of this world.

Full Moon: Nov 5-7

On November 6 at 4:22pm, the full Moon is in Taurus, opposite Scorpio. Invoke your earthy strengths of self-worth, self-resourcefulness, ownership, patience, and steadfastness as polar balances to your potentially turbulent Scorpio feelings. With Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, in a harmonic angle to the Sun and Moon, you are given a boost of confidence in your ability to feel empowered in your relating, especially if you honor Jupiter’s challenging tendency (90 degree) to go overboard with your power.

Mercury and Venus join the Sun and Saturn during most of November:

With Mercury (mind) and Venus (relationship, values) still in close proximity to the Sun at this time, they combine with Saturn (responsibility) to give extra Scorpion support to your capacity this month to examine, unearth, value and make use of your hidden dark secrets. Get vulnerable and invoke healing and growth.

Mars joins Pluto: Nov 7-13

Your sense of personal power, will and energy (Mars) is magnified by your relationship to the larger powers around you (Pluto). Be careful that your ego does not translate this into forcefulness, manipulation or coercion. The idea is to align your personal will with a greater, transcendent power. Otherwise, it’s “me versus the world”, when it could be “me becoming the world”. Chiron (wounds and healing) sextiling (60 degrees) Mars will offer empathic humbleness, while Uranus’s square (90 degrees) to Mars will inspire you to apply your will courageously. It may be good to aim it internally.

Good Scorpion questions to ask yourself into November:

Do you routinely honor and respect your own feelings and share them with trusted loved ones? Or stay hidden? How good are you at reading other people’s feelings? What do you do with that? Are you drawn to melodrama, in yourself or others? Jealous much? What’s behind that?  Do you ask directly for what you need, or do you manipulate? Do you resist cooperation? Do you lash out when feeling threatened? Have you learned the difference between interdependence and co-dependence? Are you confident about your immortality? Can you enthusiastically embrace change?

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 33 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit for more information.

Barry will host an Astrology for the Soul event at Mimosa on November 20.