Ripening Karma: Astrology Overview July 10th – 16th, 2023

July 10th, 2023

By Lorna Bevan

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

We were made for these times ……. for years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
A heads up! Prepare for an extended season of ripening karma when Great Transformer Pluto tangles with the Nodes of Fate as they shift into Aries/Libra just as Venus prepares to disappear into the underworld for 7 weeks…….

On July 12, the Moon’s Mean North Node of Fate – which always travels retrograde – leaves Taurus and backs into Aries while the South Node crosses into late Libra at the same time. Until January 28 2025, the Nodes will travel through Aries/Libra bringing eclipses in these signs. The last time the North Node was in Aries was between December 27 2004-June 20 2006.
Wherever the Nodes of Fate are, so too are eclipses. In your own chart, the natal sign and House of the Moon’s Nodes reveal the blueprint of your soul’s Evolution – the gateway to transcending time and separation consciousness. The North Node is your Dharma, the South Node your Karma – they are the places within your earthly existence where the 5D Self interfaces with the 3D self and the only points in the chart that move clockwise round the signs – back to Source.
This means that, as the Nodes of Fate move through each sign once every 18.65 years, at every eclipse you have the chance to move further round your evolutionary spiral. This is about balancing karma from 18/19 years ago. It doesn’t mean you will be experiencing the same events, just that lessons for which the seeds were planned then, are the results that you’re likely to reap now.
We’ve just come through 18 months of the Nodes and eclipses across Taurus/Scorpio between December 22 2021-July 12 2023 and there’s been some tangible karma playing out in the form of the war in Ukraine (Scorpio South Node) and the squeeze on fuel, food and finances (Taurus North Node).
For the next 18 months, watch as personal and collective unresolved South Node Karma in Libra ripens so we have to deal with it.
Venusian Libran shadow karma is:
  • twisting yourself into a pretzel in order to fit in or be accepted;
  • smiling when you are in pain;
  • tolerating the unacceptable;
  • saying yes when you need to say no;
  • avoiding conflict at all costs;
  • blowing in the wind like a weather vane;
  • allowing yourself to be influenced by social media.
The Medicine lies in the Aries North Node ruled by Mars – your Dharmic task is to find the courage to:
  • stand in your own authority;
  • strengthen your boundaries;
  • practise your absolute Nos;
  • know what is negotiable/non-negotiable;
  • be impeccable with the truth – without trampling over other people.
In your chart, look to see which Houses the Aries/Libra axis symbolises-that’s the part of your world the 5 wild card eclipses will shake up and shake out over the coming 18 months starting on October 14th with a solar eclipse at 21 Libra.
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No sign forecasts this week as Lorna is recuperating.

About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:

Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.

I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.

You can pick up my e-book “Bringing Your Astrology into the 21st Century: The 5D Planets” here.

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