Friday, September 21, 2012
Autumn Equinox 2012
The Sun goes into Libra at the Autumn Equinox, the 2nd yearly moment of balance of the light and the dark. This point of balance initiates a new season, the rising darkness and the first seeds of community. Libra trains us to relate to other people - it helps to deal well with one person before you attempt to deal well with a group.
The Equinox Sun and Mercury in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn and oppose Uranus in Aries, picking up the energy of last week's 60s'square, initiating a time of conscious thought and renewed understanding of the issues affecting our lives and our relationships. This energy will intensify until next week's surprising full Moon. Try out new relationship techniques, especially if your old tools no longer work.
As the Sun moves into Libra, we find the Moon has almost reached its first quarter - look up at sundown and you'll see Her right above you. This Autumn Equinox Moon is in Sagittarius, adding a strong sense of truth and higher purpose to the chart. This Moon will help us discover how to deal truthfully with our relationships. And perhaps change our philosophy about relationships. Stay tuned in.
Saturn at the very end of Libra, having taught us valuable lessons about freedom, partnership, equality and justice, adds a deep impact to the Moon's fiery arrows of truth. Neptune in the beginning of Pisces brings strong messages from the unconscious, dissolving the old relationship patterns and opening us to new possibilities.
Venus and Mars are challenging each other, asking us not to be drama queens but to transform our angry, hurt feelings into understanding and openness. Venus in Leo rules the South Node in Taurus, pulled by your heart center to discover what you value and let go of the rest. With a nice hug from Jupiter, there's plenty of love and joy to share. Mars joins the Scorpio North Node, releasing old pain, fear and anger so the heart values can be served. Go with the joy!
May your harvest be full and rich, and shared among friends!