Astro-Notes on September 22, 2012 – Autumnal Equinox

First the Sun will make ingress to Libra at 10:48 am EDT, introducing a new season that signifies the Autumnal Equinox in the wheel of the year, and then the Moon will make ingress to Capricorn at 3:20 pm EDT and forming her waxing square to the Sun, which marks the First Quarter Moon in the Virgo lunation cycle that will transpire at 3:40 pm EDT. Yes, it is official – fall is here in the Northern Hemisphere and spring is beginning in the Southern Hemisphere. The Sun’s crossing over the intersection point of the Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic in the West and change from North to South Declination corresponds to a time of transition and gear change. Day and night are of equal length once again with the nights growing longer and the days shorter from now on (for us here in the Northern Hemisphere). Summer has ended, nature is beginning to batten down, darkness is increasing and it’s getting colder. It’s a time of harvesting and taking stock, of turning inward and reflecting that makes us aware that we are part of and affected by a larger wholeness to which we must respond and adapt. A phase of restoring our balance and bringing harmony to key life projects and relationships is beginning and our immediate experience of it is a ‘crisis in action’. Consequently, the reality of the situation challenges us to overcome a seriousness and heaviness, which might have set us in a depressive state, or limitations and restrictions that prevent us from expressing the “innocence” and thus our inner light, the purity of our spirit and the hope and naivety of a ‘child’ that was the keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon. Therefore, we need to restore inner peace and stability in order to be able to control our circumstances and become masters of our life. This is the main task for the next 3 months as this moment and the energies at play at the time of this shift have impact on the whole season. Venus in Leo’s tense sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pallas in Aries urges to review strategies and actions we’ve taken to move ahead in order to be able to validate our worth and feelings and appreciate ourselves, thereby focusing on our wellbeing and contentment.

Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Cups”, suggesting that we need to re-evaluate our situation and look deep within to find the truth or path we’re searching. It is essential that we examine our feelings and thoughts to gain clarity. An offer has been presented to us that will continue to be there during the time of reflection and contemplation. Moreover, we’re reminded that we cannot take everything for granted and need to count our blessings. We are the only limiting factor to our endless gain. It is up to us to open ourselves and reach out. Awareness of the natural flow of abundance and enhancement is critical. Fresh enthusiasm and a sense of adventure are required.


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