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5 Aug 2016

Adaptability - Early August

Did you know that the number one key element to survival is not being the strongest, it's not having a particularly strong survival instinct, nor is it having a plan in place for every possible negative outcome. It's actually, adaptability.

A person's ability to adapt to problems or even crises, whether pragmatic or emotional, is directly connected to that person's overall happiness. A healthy and confident mind can take an unexpected change, accept it, and find a solution or way forward.

In astrology, adaptability is known as mutability. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) are less stressed by change than Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). They are not the leaders or instigators, that belongs to the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), but they are ready to deal with problems, are open to possibilities, and flexible with solutions.

Now we're all under some wonderful adaptable energy.

Mercury recently moved into Virgo, and Venus soon followed. Jupiter has been there for a while. Mars has moved into Sagittarius. Saturn who's been in Sagittarius but has also been retrograde, soon turns direct! And we've had Neptune in Pisces for some time.

All this Mutable energy means that we're not necessarily starting anything new, but we are refining what we've begun. Virgo likes to perfect and Sagittarius likes to envision possibilities.

We won't be held back. We're not interested in nay-sayers, in pessimistic talk, in unconstructive criticism. We're trusting the Self Authority we cultivated back at the Capricorn New Moon.

We KNOW who we are. We KNOW what we see and hear. We TRUST our experiences and our choices.

No, we don't have all the answers, but guess what? WE'RE OK WITH THAT.

That's freedom my friends. Freedom from anxiety, freedom from the shackles of negative talk (whether yours or other people's).

Having all the answers seems small-minded to us right now when we can see far into the horizon. We may even be feeling a little reckless!



Of course it's sensible to look before you leap. Of course it's sensible to check the depth of the pool you'll be hurtling into. But at some point, you either let fear take over and you turn back, or you jump and laugh all the way down into the exhilarating waters.

How ALIVE we feel when we take chances, take risks!

Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius are powerful energies - all that fire and action. If we balance it out with a good healthy scoop of Virgo common sense, we have all the makings of a mature adventure.

Healthy risk-taking.
Sensible chances.
Mature adventure.
Common sense possibilities.

We'll feel the biggest Mars kick in the later part of the month, and I'll write more about that soon.

Peace & horizons dear friends,
Autumn



The effects are felt days leading up to a transit.
Below is the House (area of your life) where you will feel the effects.
For a fuller meaning, check for your Sun Sign and your Ascendant (Rising sign).



Aries:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; health or fitness regime, diet, daily routines or the workplace.
Mars kick starts action around life direction, legalities, education, personal philosophies.

Taurus:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; creative projects, self-expression, children, romance, leisure activities.
Mars kick starts action around shared resources, hidden issues/enemies.

Gemini:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; the house, home life, family, relatives.
Mars kick starts action around personal one-to-one relationships.

Cancer:

Receptive, refining, and adapting; communications, neighbours, siblings, immediate environment.
Mars kick starts action around health or fitness regime, diet, daily routines or the workplace.

Leo:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; personal values, finances, possessions.
Mars kick starts action around creative projects, self-expression, children, romance, leisure activities.

Virgo:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; self-image.
Mars kick starts action around the house, home life, family, relatives.

Libra:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; spirituality, the past, old wounds or patterns, recuperation.
Mars kick starts action around communications, neighbours, siblings, immediate environment.

Scorpio:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; friendships, group affiliations, wishes and hopes.
Mars kick starts action around personal values, finances, possessions.

Sagittarius:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; career, role in the world, long-term goals, authority figures.
Mars kick starts action around self-image.

Capricorn:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; life direction, legalities, education, personal philosophies.
Mars kick starts action around spirituality, the past, old wounds or patterns, recuperation.

Aquarius:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; shared resources, hidden issues/enemies.
Mars kick starts action around friendships, group affiliations, wishes and hopes.

Pisces:
Receptive, refining, and adapting; personal one-to-one relationships.
Mars kick starts action around career, role in the world, long-term goals, authority figures.