The Via Combusta

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The Sun transits Via Combusta October 7 - November 7 traveling from 15 degrees Libra to 15 degrees Scorpio

Transiting Sun through the Via Combusta or Fiery Way is a yearly event. It makes for more intensity, more awareness and more sense of life's journey and who we travel with. The focus is on finding self-fulfillment and letting go of the need for others to 'make you happy.' This means that expectations and assumptions around what others 'should' or 'should not' do will transform.

Relationships can change, for the better, as we form stronger, more honest and authentic connections, inner and outer. The aim is to turn neediness into mindfulness, fear into reverence and appreciation. Watch for any aspects to natal planets or angles, progressions or Draconic points during this time. Consider also what house(s) in the natal chart is activated. To find any degree in your natal chart, follow this tutorial.

What is the Via Combusta? In the tropical zodiac, the area between 15 Libra and 15 Scorpio is called the Via Combusta or Fiery Way. It is considered hazardous in old-school horary charts, especially if the Sun, Moon or Ascendant is found there. The only 'safe' haven or 'protected' degrees, are the fixed star Spica at 23 Libra 50' and the fixed star Arcturus at 24 Libra 14'. These beneficial stars defuse the intense effects of the Via Combusta.

This is not to say that having a natal planet or point, or transit, in the Via Combusta Way will equate with disaster!

Of course it does not. But it can coincide with edge, risk and adventure, adding to the life journey. How entertaining would a novel be if nothing risky ever happened, if the pages never plunged us into excitement? We wouldn't even bother to finish the book. The same holds true with life and the Via Combusta offers the thrill and challenge that helps shape us into our greatest Self.

Meanwhile, it's nice to have the 'eye of the storm' in the degrees of Spica and Arcturus!

Watch the Via Combusta transits, being mindful more of the contrast than the 'hazardous'. Transits across the Fiery Road amp up the thrills, the intensity and challenge. They can come in the form of a surprise, insight, unexpected love or sometimes a powerful revelation. Eyes open. Awareness. Appreciation! The Via Combusta adds spice!

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WHERE to put your focus as the Sun transits the Via Combusta

1st house - Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life

2nd house - $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind

3rd house - Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting

4th house - Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground

5th house - Creative expression, books, kids, art, romance

6th house - Health, pets, daily routine, magic

7th house - Socially significant relationships, contracts

8th house - sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust

9th house - New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW

10th house - Career, mission, profession, public relations

11th house - Friends, goals for the future, groups, collective

12th house - unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditation

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