The Autumnal Equinox begins with the Sun entering the sign Libra at 9:49 AM EST on the 22nd . This event brings us into a new dynamic cycle with many planetary changes for the next two weeks. What are the Equinoxes and the Solstices? Simply stated, these occur when the Sun enters into one of the Cardinal signs throughout the year. When the March Sun enters Aries in the Spring — we have our Spring Equinox, in June the Sun enters the sign Cancer for the Summer Solstice, following we have as now, the Autumnal Equinox when the Sun enters Libra, and then to the end of the year when the Sun enters the sign Capricorn for our Winter Solstice. What are the ramifications of the Sun entering these Cardinal signs? Knowing that our Cardinal signs are the movers and shakers of the Zodiac will give you some idea that we are being told to get moving — dust off the cobwebs of complacency, and start to advance toward your goals! These aspects are giving us the go-ahead push to renew our efforts to achieve those things we most want out of this lifetime. It is a big deal folks — the Universe is guiding us with energy and hope to get back on track, to finally finish up our journey toward those goals and dreams we have set for ourselves. Use this time to push your agenda to the next level. There is energy to spare during these hectic times, and those wise enough to tap into the generous flow, will be able to immerse themselves in an unending current of new ideas, unique pathways, and a source of heavenly magical forces that will inspire and motivate you to go in the karmic direction you are meant to follow.
This particular Autumnal Equinox may have a bit too much energy for we mere mortals, in that the Sun in Libra is quite close to an opposition to the Planet Uranus in the sign Aries. As we know Uranus is the change maker of our Galaxy — never to destroy, but rather to break down to rebuild on a better foundation. Still — change is never easy for most of us and we react to these happenings with mixed emotions. But — try to look deep into your psyche, and ask if it is time to shake up the status quo? If your answer is yes — then perhaps you can better adapt to the altering nature of the Universal cacophony that is swirling around you now.
Also this time around, our little dynamo Pluto gets into the fray because the Sun in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn — kind of two powers who know and respect each other — yet have entirely different ways of energizing us. Pluto wants regeneration and rebirth NOW — although the sign Capricorn is making this more problematic for tiny Pluto, and the Sun in Libra wants balance and equanimity! How to combine this apparent antagonism? Remember — there is alway harmony in the ether — with the occasional Super Nova to shake us up! So strive for some balance, but be open to any new opportunities and challenges that appear. We all are given so many chances to connect with ourselves, with each other, and with the Universal power — use this time span well — and you will find you are in a better position to follow your dreams.
Just a few notes on the rest of this month and a couple of Planetary changes due soon. The Full Moon is on the 29th of September, and will be in conjunction with Uranus in Aries — so sparks can fly if you are not able to be that beacon of calmness and reliability. Strive to be the voice of common sense — and quell any controversy that crops up in your vicinity. The Middle East might have a few flair-ups — and we can only hope cooler heads will prevail.
Also, two big changes on October 5th to mention — both Mercury and Saturn will be changing signs, and will be moving into the sign Scorpio! Mercury will only reside in Scorpio until the 29th of the month — however, Saturn will remain in Scorpio for the next two and a half years. As always, with a Saturn change, the impact is often viewed skeptically or with anxiety for those in that sign — but as noted often, Saturn the teacher of the Zodiac might make us learn some tough lessons, but when we “get it” — the rewards are tenfold. (More in a separate post soon.) Another Planetary change is Mars moving into Sagittarius on the 6th (a busy week indeed — astrally speaking) — Mars is happy in the fiery realm of Sagittarius — still, Mars impetuous nature and passion can overwhelm jolly Sagittarius at times, making things seem a bit out of your control. Sagittarius wants to move forward in an adventurous and happy way, but Mars needs, indeed insists upon, more passion and speed than deemed necessary by the easy-going Sag! So if these two fire-bombs can quell the flames for a moment, they might find that they have the same end game — and can work together to get there without all the angst! Also from September 21st until October 6th Mars will be conjunct the North Node — we will want to bond with others, look for beneficial connections, and hopefully we can work in concert with one another for the benefit of all.
Here in New England the Autumn is a beautiful season of color, energy, and life affirming harvests. We can all do well to remember how lucky we are to be able to live in a land of plenty — to be able to share our bounty with others, and to openly live our lives as we desire. Now we enter the countdown to the holiday seasons — when we gather around tables full of the abundance we have collected together. Enjoy these mellow, brisk days when the air is crisp and clean — and we can breathe in the beauty and harmony of this unique world. Savor the tastes and smells of the bushels of apples, the color of the fields of pumpkins, and the tangy odor of burning leaves, as we rake the ever falling cascade off of our lawns. I cannot think of any place as original and quaint as our New England villages in the Autumn — the sun shining down on the white steeples, the reds, golds and russets of the surrounding trees, the clear blue skies overhead punctuated with puffy white clouds. Truly we are blessed to live in this amazing world — may we all appreciate and preserve the wonder of each and every breathtaking blade of grass.
A joyous Autumnal Equinox to all — wherever you reside — may this be the start of your own new journey to your dreams. Blessings!