Hello my friends,
It's a busy and exciting time with Pluto
going Direct as we hit the Autumnal Equinox,
followed with a New Moon, giving added oomph
in the new beginnings department. The Equinoxes
and Solstices mark the quarters of our year
and their charts give insight into how each
quarter unfolds. The New Moon begins a new
energy cycle, with energy building until
the Full Moon peak, before the energy begins
to wane again.
Pluto (the planet most in touch with our
deepest needs and desires) has been Retrograde
since April 14th. When Pluto goes retrograde,
something is bubbling beneath the surface
for many of us. Pluto is biding his time
and reviewing recent events. Now that he
has gone Direct (on 9/22), that energy is
getting back out into the world and forward
motion is being applied to the simmering
results. The Equinox chart emphasizes the
need for change, and removing old unwanted
influences. This is not a frivolous desire.
At the time of the Equinox (just a few hours
after Pluto goes Direct on 9/22), the South
Node (representing what we bring to this
incarnation) is conjunct Uranus, the great
liberator. The Universe is giving us a chance
to break free of constricting relationships,
beliefs and habits - outmoded self identifiers
that keep us rooted in the old (in many
cases, the very old - stuff we brought with
us from past incarnations and our childhoods).
On the other side, the North Node (representing
this incarnation and our current work and
lessons) is conjunct with Mercury, encouraging
us to communicate and think about these
new changes and to be open to new ideas.
For some, this aspect is encouraging a greater
use of our mind to solve these problems
- not just thinking about them, but using
the power of our mind to create change in
our world, with intention, meditation and
modifying our own perception. If the world
is a reflection of our own attitudes and
beliefs, the world will not change unless
we clean out and remove our own limiting
beliefs (i.e. if we KNOW that our job stinks,
there is no way for it to get better until
we can KNOW something different). The desire
to wake up from the past and see the world
in a different way is very visible on Facebook,
in the grass roots political pushes we see
- very tied in with the push to change old
ideas and mindsets on a grand scale. In
the personal, people are drilling down to
the heart of important issues and working
hard on changing personal habits and stinking
Many of us between 47 and 53 or so, are
focused on personal health issues, as we
near and deal with our Chiron return. Chiron
return is often a time when we pay the piper
for abusing or ignoring our personal health.
Chiron return should not be taken lightly
- your health is paramount and it is crucial
to enjoying your remaining years on earth
as well as being affective in your existence.
When we are infirm or limited by pain or
discomfort, everything else in life gets
harder - it is even hard to be nice to the
people we love when we are sick or scared
about our health. Those younger may want
to bear this in mind, as they make changes
related and as a result of their Uranus
opposition. Don't count on unhealthy habits
to get you through the changes inspired
during this time, unless you want to have
more big changes and upheavals in the next
phase, also. NOW is the time to put our
foot down about the way we treat ourselves
and they way we allow our life to treat
us. The energy for change is here now to
help - it will be harder if we put it off
to later (yes, even harder than it is now).
Too many of us want to say "when the
stresses in my life calm I can focus on
my health." At this time, the stresses
in our lives will calm AFTER we focus on
The Autumnal Equinox happens when the Sun
enters Libra. Sun in Libra focuses us on
relationships - pairing up to make health
changes could increase our chances of success.
Making changes with our sweetie could help
strengthen our health and bond. When we
work well together we increase our productivity.
The New Moon (9/23), also happened in Libra,
adding emotional support to the partnership
idea - and here we begin to ready ourselves
for what is coming in October.
Mercury goes retrograde on October 4. He
will start the retrograde period in intense
Scorpio, while the Pluto squares both the
Sun and Uranus (who also oppose each other).
This will be a bump in the road as Pluto
and Uranus continue the square we have been
talking about - urging deep and personal
change - as they now get the Sun (the Self)
involved. We need to be flexible and open
to change. We need to be very honest with
ourselves and we need to be brave. This
is likely to be a tense time for many. If
you have any technology issues that need
to be addressed, do that now. Once October
starts there will not be time for it and
weak links in our tech chain will likely
fail us and add to the difficulties.
The Full Moon Eclipse on Oct. 8th (in Aries)
will have the Moon conjunct that changeable
Uranus, adding our emotions to the Pluto
squares, even Venus is involved, still loosely
conjunct the Sun. If we are on the right
path, this could help us change our emotions,
keeping our love-light close to the Self
- it could be exciting and bring rewards.
If we are not on the right path, this could
provide the disruption we need to get on
the right path. This issue will be open
until the second eclipse on the 23rd of
October - the New Moon in Scorpio, on the
same day Sun and Venus enter Scorpio, all
3 making a creative trine with Neptune...
well, Neptune can be creative, overly sensitive,
even unclear. Scorpio can be very intense
and passionate or controlling and secretive.
It is up to us to bring out the best qualities,
while being aware of the possibility of
the negative qualities.
The good news is expansive and lucky Jupiter
is trining Uranus this whole time. That
shows an exciting chance for self change
and a real push forward in that area. While
we are showing 3 Box days in October, we
show 5 fabulous
Circle Days - really, anything can happen.
Again, I can't stress enough the importance
of staying centered, well rested and well
cared for. This is Final Exam time, folks.
Let's show 'em what we have learned. Let's
allow ourselves the time to think before
we react and to get through this period
with deliberate action and trust in the
process of change. Let's sort of hold hands
and cross the threshold to the next level
of existence together. Let's be properly
partnered and mature about each and every
choice we make all day long, just for a
month. We will have to maintain the effort
through much of October, but once we pass
these final exams, things will calm and
settle down toward our lovely, end of the
year transits. Take care. Take it easy.
Be deliberate and set some new habits with
Sending lots of love and positive wishes,
my dear friends. Don't forget to help the
little ones through these transits, too.
They feel the energy too, and need our example
and kind consideration to get through. If
your little one is acting up, this may be
why. Compassion and understanding will win
the day with them. Peace!
PS - Karen Bishop posted a new Ascension
report this past week. I think some of you
are following that story, so I
include the link.
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