Libra (source: The People’s Guide to the Cosmos)

I woke up today feeling different. The sun made its ingress into my twelfth house a couple of days ago, and then overnight it moved into Libra where it marked the beginning of a new season. Those events reoccur every year, but this time Mercury and Venus are already transiting my twelfth house.

The twelfth house is place of introspection and self-reflection. Cafe Astrology has a terrific description of what to expect during this transit:

“For the next month or so, the Sun travels through your twelfth house, marking a time of retreat and regeneration. Think about the attachments you have — to things, people, and routines — and consider which ones are dragging you down. This is a time when competitive energies and the ego are on a bit of a break. It’s not the time to push ahead with brand new projects. Rather, it’s a time of reflection, dreaming, and recharging your batteries. Situations that have naturally outgrown their usefulness in your life can now be put behind you. Endings of natural cycles may be part of the picture at this time of year. Your energy is largely applied to personal and private affairs now. Your disposition is introspective. Rest and reflect, and prepare for a more outgoing cycle when the Sun moves into your first house.”

That all makes sense to me, but because my twelfth house is relatively puny, I’ve got less than three weeks to experience all that this transit of the sun has to offer me. What’s more, Mercury is already poised to enter my first house tomorrow morning, changing the tone of this new season almost as soon as it began.

Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to this cycle. As I’ve mentioned a million times before on this blog, I’m exiting a very challenging time in my life when the planets seemed as if they were conspiring against me. I had a lot of bullshit going on all at once. That episode peaked mid-month, and I can honestly say that I feel as if I am finally on the other side of it (even though I still have some crap to get through around Halloween). I even feel it in my body. I think I might be stronger, more limber and leaner. I know, right?

Hopefully, this isn’t a state of self-delusion because the twelfth house also rules over matters such as that. I’ll probably know tomorrow when Mercury crosses over my ascendant. Until then, I’m just going to enjoy the way I’m feeling. This is fine . . .

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