"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Equinox And The First Quarter Moon

  Yesterday, the Sun moved into the airy and sociable sign of Libra and was squared by the Moon entering earthy and practical Capricorn shortly afterwards. There is more here than meets the eye. A First Quarter Moon is about releasing obstacles from the past so we can move in our desired direction. If the past isn't released now, the pattern that holds us back will persist through to a new lunar cycle. Let's talk about what we are offered to work with in dealing with the current planetary energies.

   The discerning and organizing energy of Virgo has done it's work and the Sun is now shining in the area of the zodiac having to do with balance, harmony and relating. Libra is sociable, refined, fair-minded and diplomatic in its quest for balance. Known as the sign of "the iron fist in a velvet glove", Libra is a Cardinal sign that will do what it thinks necessary to achieve their idea of harmony, as they abhor discord. Therefore Librans are not above making something happen to tip the scales by showing both sides of a situation because truly, they haven't made up their minds yet!   

   Back to the Capricorn Moon squaring off with the Sun in Libra... both of these signs head up their own seasons - Libra ushers in the Fall for the next three months and Capricorn brings the Winter for the following three. Cardinal Air seeks the fulcrum between one season and the other by relating ideas that connect people, while Cardinal Earth wants to establish the foundation of practicality through necessity. Both are essential expressions for survival.

   Here is the dilemma of earth and air... one needs to move and wants to share while the other wants to conserve the resources it has, and each wants to be in charge - Libra in charge of relationships and fairness and Capricorn in charge of business and resources. What you need to ask yourself today is where do I need to listen and who do I need to partner with to get my basic needs met. Partnership and shared beliefs is powerful, especially when made up of strong individuals. The ideas they have to share can build more resources if coming from the heart and not reacting in fear.

   With the second Uranus/Pluto square that occurred on the 19th, we have seen ideologies and sudden events come to a head and we will be dealing with the fallout for some time to come. The thing about these BIG squares is, if we truly listen to each other and then our own inner voices, we will know what is right for us and can have the break through we have long sought, but may have been in denial about, concerning our part in perpetuating the battle. I am not advocating giving up, rolling over or putting on your battle armor. I am advocating finding new ways of relating and/or letting go of the old ways that clearly are not working.

   More later this week... I am making changes of my own and have to get back to my other work now. Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

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