"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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumnal Equinox & Libra New Moon

   It's that glorious time of year in the northern hemisphere when we being to seek balance and harmony once more after a hectic summer season. The Sun moved into Libra on Monday night, September 22nd, then very early today, the Moon joined the Sun for the Libra New Moon. I'd like to be able to say everyone could breathe a sigh of relief, if only everyone agreed to play fair. Alas, not all those in charge of mundane issues consider playing fair... What's a sentient being to do?! If you're reading this, you can decide to seek balance for yourself, regardless of others' intentions, because as we have all experienced, change begins with us!

   With the Sun and Moon at the first degree of Libra and aligned with Venus, Libra's ruler, values, money and love are highlighted this coming month. Who are you spending your time with, what are you spending your money on? Who do you love or want to be with? These are the inner questions behind the outer efforts to maintain or manifest harmonious relationships. Whether love relationships, business partnerships or the people you see around you at work or play every day, take stock of the imbalances and your role in creating more harmony.

   Attributes of this Cardinal Air sign are thinking, logic, relating, debate, judgement, partnership and balance, among others. Where are you feeling out of balance, out of sorts, out of touch or overwhelmed...? That's where to begin - regulating any excesses and being open to making space in your life for others to offer you what you need or want.  Acceptance, forgiveness, compromise and healing are also attributes of Libra, for in order to regain harmony, one must find a way to accept one's short-comings as well as those of others.

  Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~


Monday, September 8, 2014

Harvest Full Moon in Pisces

   The Moon in Pisces and the Sun in Virgo bring awareness to our health and well being both physically and emotionally. This is the Harvest Full Moon, the time to reap the rewards of nature and our gardens.The growing season is coming to a close in the Northeast and many families are enjoying the goodness of foods grown without pesticides and unnecessary chemicals. If you don't have the choice of a farmers market, community garden or your own backyard vegetable plot, try to make wise choices at the grocery store, especially avoiding prepared foods and those products with GMOs, additives and preservatives. The closer you get to nature, the more healthy you'll be!

    The Moon opposes the Sun tonight at 9:38pm on probably the last clear night of the week and if the weather forecast is correct, a great time for viewing the Full Moon and gathering together with like-minded others for ceremony or meditation. The Pisces Full Moon reminds us to send healing prayers out to all of humanity, especially those who are suffering, alienated or in emotional distress.
 We are all on this ride together on planet Earth and once we individually realize that there is enough (money, love, resources...) for all, healing can take place. Praying for those who cause us pain or suffering through their ignorance of this fact will help the Light to dawn in their hearts while increasing yours.

   Aspects from the Moon to Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all day remind us that change and illusion are still factors in the circumstances of our daily lives. The more you can tune into your higher selves, the clearer you can be about decisions. If unsure, decide to do nothing for now, then as clarity returns, trust what you know to be real in the moment and do the best you can. Pisces Full Moon increases "knowingness" on a deep vibrational level that we call instinctual. This last sign of the zodiac isn't always rational but it will let you tune into the feelings that allow you to transition into the next right thing!

   On Thursday, the Sun aligns supportively with Saturn, the planet of response-ability. This is an aspect of opportunity and possibility which needs to be used not squandered on doubt of any kind! If  you have been doing your research, polishing your skills, or organizing your desk, since Sol entered Virgo on August 22nd, then this could be the time to take advantage of all your hard work and make a commitment to a partnership or a project.

   That active and aggressive planet Mars leaves Scorpio on Saturday for the adventurous sign Sagittarius for a few weeks. I don't know if this is good news or not... Mars in Scorpio can be rolling up the shirt sleeves to get work done on a joint project or too busy digging up dirt and causing hurt feelings. In Sagittarius, Mars can be spontaneous, truth-seeking or a zealot on a soap box!

Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~