Astro-Notes on September 22, 2013 – Fall Equinox

A semi-square from Mercury in Libra to Vesta in Virgo urges us to invest our energy efficiently as we commit us to our routines and dedicate us to chores and work as yet unapproached, especially what the arranging of schedules, appointments and meetings concerns. The Sun’s ingress to Libra, which marks the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, will happen at 4:44 pm EDT this afternoon. His 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, during which we seek self-realization through cooperation and accommodation, while refining our personality and life quality. Happy Mabon! 🙂

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we’re building on our previous successes, especially in regard to the work we’ve done in the past or the visions and dreams we’ve had. We need to be diligent, make an effort and plug away. Important is also in this regard to find out the facts, to increase our expertise, to check and recheck what we’re doing.