| October 28, 2012

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

by Marci McCaffery

SCORPIO (October 24-November 23)
The sign of Scorpio is often referred to as the most complex of the twelve signs in the zodiac. We can rely on the resilience of Scorpio’s transformative power, fixity of purpose and instinctual nature to get to the truth in all situations. The energy of this fixed water-sign, asks us delve deeper intothe root causes of the tough stuff.The regenerative powers of Scorpio imply the need to make changes that evolve the self to a higher plane.
On October 29th, the Full Moon at 7 degrees Taurus, marks the last of the four power moons. This is one of the most creative Full Moons of the year. The combination of the practical and the emotional energies offer us an opportunity to bring matters that have to do with what is truly valued to a successful conclusion.

As we approach the U.S.Presidential Election and a new year, we are all hungry for information about our future. More importantly, we want to know how we will be personally impacted. I think it safe to say that many are not that excited about President Obama and probably less so about Mr. Romney. Moreover, it is generally the candidate that engenders the most tolerance that defines the election. Enter the role of the trickster planet, Mercury, (messenger of the Gods) which plays a decisive role in every aspect of the elections, particularly in determining choice. Mercury turns retrograde on Election Day in the truth seeking sign of Sagittarius at exactly 4 degrees. What does this mean? Possible mayhem! When Mercury is retrograde there is the potential for uncertainty, delays, false starts, miscommunication, miscalculations and the need to do things over. Mercury is probably best associated with speech, writing, technology and the computation of numbers. When retrograde, it cancreate problems and glitches with data and communication. Remember the Bush/Gore 2000 presidential fiasco? Good ole Mercury retrograde was in the details back then. This time Mercury is in a conflicting aspect with Neptune at 0° and Chiron at 5° Pisces combined with a favorable aspect to Uranus at 5° Aries. This configuration adds fire to the mix. All points are retrograde, indicating a less than powerful position. Neptune sets the tone for general confusion and Uranus rules shocks and upsets. All in all, we can expect some questionable developments on Election Day.

Eclipses increase our instinctual reactions and serve to move us further along on our life journey. A New Moon (Total Solar Eclipse) at 21 degrees Scorpio, on November 13th is one of the most transformational moons of the year. It signals a time of major endings and new beginnings. We can use the healing energies of the Scorpio New Moon to release past hurts and heal emotional wounds as we activate new beginnings. What aspect of your life are you ready to move forward? The Sabian symbol for this New Moon reminds us to use our power wisely.

A Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) takes place on November 28th at 6 degrees Gemini, highlighting the Gemini-Sagittarius axis where we are asked to question our assumptions. As we shift our perspective, we realize that everything is interconnected and “from this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.” (Albert Schwieitzer)

Mars moves into an ambitious position in Capricorn on November 16th creating opportunities to move ahead with our goals. Neptune ends its hazy retrograde journey on November 11th, bringing us greater clarity and revitalized energy.
In gratitude, wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological counselor specializing in life purpose, career and relationship readings. She is also a Reiki master teacher, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited business/life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She has a lifelong involvement with meditation, spiritual studies and the healing arts. She is a featured astrological consultant atShining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore To learn how these changes impact you personally, contact Marci at For free, valuable resources visit her web site at

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