Ask Real Astrologers: Is There Any Hope for Me?

 This week’s question comes from Michele in Los Angeles:

I was born on [date deleted for privacy]. Is this a significant date of someone who has a certain mission? My life has been filled with roadblocks and I am getting very tired. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Aquarius expounds . . .

Pat’s response:

Michele, with several planets in Leo, your Ascendant in Scorpio, and Mars in Taurus on the Descendant, you are a strong fixed-sign person. I am, too, and so I can sympathize with where you are right now.

The fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius – can be difficult to work with, because they are stubborn and immovable. The flip side is that they are stable, reliable, and durable. We can carry burdens that would break others. Of course, that can mean we get a heavier load in life, too.

Leo and Aquarius are being impacted heavily right now due to a series of eclipses in these two signs that began this past February and will run until August 2009. To a lesser degree, Scorpio and Taurus also are being impacted (along with Scorpio and Taurus Rising). Since you are a Rising Scorpio, you are getting hit doubly hard. I don’t doubt that you are tired. I am, too! But hang in there, because you are being offered an opportunity to transform, grow, and evolve. Unfortunately, this never happens without a certain amount of pain.

Simultaneously with the eclipses, we are experiencing an opposition of Saturn and Uranus. These two patterns don’t seem to be related, but they are linked in an indirect way. I bring this up, because Saturn currently is moving through your tenth house of career and is transiting your lunar North Node in Virgo. The North Node often indicates our “mission” in life, so I feel fairly sure that you are about to find it.

Your challenge, as I see it, is that you have a lot of “self-oriented” Leo energy in your chart, while your North Node in Virgo indicates that your life’s work is about service to others. You will have to find a balance that allows you to fully express who you are while also serving humanity.

Astrology is a great tool for creating a roadmap. I strongly advise you to get a full reading to help you understand how you can channel your talents and creativity to fulfill your life’s purpose.

Good luck, and keep us posted!

Libra ponders . . .
Neith’s response:

Michele, Neptune has a role in both your sense you have a mission and your tiredness and frustration both natally and by transit.

You have Neptune natally in Scorpio in the twelfth house of service square to your bright stellium in Leo of the Sun, Moon and Venus. This is an aspect that can bestow a certain amount of glamour to one and allows for others to project their expectations on you. If you have been unconsciously attempting to live up to those expectations it is no surprise you are weary. By the way, this particular aspect is frequently found in the charts of celebrities who make a living being someone other than themselves.

For the better part of the past year, transiting Neptune in your third house has been either squaring your Ascendant exactly or the ruler of your Ascendant, Mars. Neptune transits are most noticeable when they are exact by degree, other than that they fade into the background. The transit to your natal Mars also exacerbates your natal Uranus-Mars square, usually a source of energy for you but Neptune can act like as a conduit draining the energy away. The first pass of the this transit is over with two more coming next year, one in late January – early February and the final pass in October-November 2009. These will be periods when you need to take extra care of your health and get plenty of rest.

Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is let go of all preconceived ideas because those often prevent us from moving forward. If you do not already practice yoga, tai chi or some other form of meditative movement for calming the mind and allowing peace to enter, I highly recommend doing so.

Take time for yourself in a nurturing environment and remember to breathe!  Best of luck to you, Michele.

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