Legacies begin when we acknowledge that the only remedy for death is the continuance of life. Mercury slows to a standstill on Tuesday 3rd November, ending its three-week retrograde from Scorpio into Libra by enduring a punishing square to Saturn in Capricorn. Legacy as memory, as concept, as instruction, as method, as story, as song, as seeds so precious that we carry them in our hearts, find yet more that must be ground away from our sorry bones. If the lessons of this year have yet to enter the sanctuary of your home, let me nail this one to the door: lasting change requires backbone, integrity and nerves of steel. Venus in Libra soothes and placates growing pains by pointing across the horizon to Chiron in Aries, reminding us that we were always vulnerable and wounded, that there is no original state of purity for us to damn ourselves by, and that acceptance is essential to behold beauty. Surround yourself with trusted idols, invoke the undying deities that they passionately serve, summon unshakable allies and prepare to dance as the Full Moon conjuncts Uranus in Taurus on Samhain night. Tether your faith to a bucket being lowered into the deep nocturnal well of the Scorpio Sun; what returns from that dark pool will quench the thirst in your soul for an intensity drenched in meaning, one that you can cherish; and then, this too shall pass.
Grass grows greenest when preserved from furious blasts of vengeful fire. Cultivate reconciliation.
There are no accidents in the process of evolution. Resource desired mutations generously.
Return to teach natural laws; share our darkness as you would share lyrics.
Love rises to occasions. Give ground, stand conviction upon conviction, build your home.
It’s not vanity to assume that you alone keep eyes on the prize.
Remembering sweet-talk unites your dream team; ranting me-talk sends you fishing for boots.
Suck poison from snakebite, sip immature wine discerningly; live long, spit it out.
Conjoined in polarity, paradox, or paralysis? Admit: absolute truth tastes like exquisite medicine.
Call it “corner”, call it “niche”, back up and surrender, be swallowed whole.
Preach courage as tenacity, forged by destiny, tempered by injury, quenched in ambition.
Lay your principles on the ground as you would lay wreaths for memorials.
Sip at Time’s passage as if lips could taste the sumptuousness of aeons.