Sun enters Libra 4:44 PM EDT
For a brief moment, perfect equilibrium: Day and night, light and dark in balance. How is it to stand at a point in time so perfect and balanced and lose it an instant later? Knowing from this moment on (in the Northern Hemisphere) the dark will rise, the light will diminish? Do we rejoice in the promise shown to us of equanimity, justice, balance? Do we aspire to reflect it? Or do we fight for the impossibility of maintaining the light at any cost? These are hard questions in a world on the brink.
If you live down under,, in the other hemisphere, the world still dances on the head of the pin of perfect balance today. For you dark begins to diminish and light to rise. If we include this phenomenon of hemispheres in our awareness, our perspective widens. What is important is the moment of balance and the fact that, here on planet earth, it can go either way, depending on your perspective.
Venus trine Jupiter
The more you let yourself in on the secret of how you feel, the greater you can understand how others feel. Be generous with compassion. Every living thing needs it.
Mercury enters Scorpio
What is your mystery? Are you looking for “who done it”? Or is your mystery a different kind? Possibly you are mystified by life itself. The crazy way we act and the wonder of existence. Either way we will have some extra time to explore our mysteries while Mercury transits Scorpio as it will go retrograde there. Whatever your mystery now begins an excellent time to ponder, research, investigate.
Mercury trine Neptune
Sun square Pluto
Be still and open yourself to the enormity of existence. To do that, of course, you must include the crazy chaos of our times. Some people think that chaos is a good thing. It forces us to heighten our awareness.
Sun opposite Uranus
Is is possible to fight for justice and equal rights and remain civilized? It doesn’t take much to come up with a revolution that was particularly uncivilized; bloodthirsty and quite the opposite of considerate of the rights of individuals. Yet revolution seems to be an inevitable turn in the wheel of human development. War is hell but challenge is necessary.
New Moon 11 degrees Libra. 08:34 PM EDT
Another opportunity to align our intentions with the rhythm of the heavens. The moon contains our nourishment. The Sun illuminates our consciousness. When they come together we have the opportunity to nourish our consciousness by focusing our intentions. In this particular New Moon we plant the seeds of how we engage with the people in our world. This applies to our personal lives of course but it might also be interesting to consider how our politicians are doing.
Mercury sextile Pluto
Think deep. Ponder. Mysteries only reveal themselves to those who seek them out. This is how the occult world works. It is hidden from the general view. Astrology is an occult discipline. No one has to pass an astrology test to graduate from high school. Only those who seek it out learn or understand its depths. This is the nature of occult subjects.
Venus enters Sagittarius
She values freedom, travel and education. If she touches you it will seem worth the investment.
Mercury conjunct Saturn
Discipline your mind. Structure your communication. Take charge of the relentless rush of thoughts (and emails). Don’t let them carry you off. For scattered minds repetition can sometimes be the mother of learning.
Venus square Neptune
A great day for con men and women. The rest of us should be careful. Unrestrained longing can make fools of us all.
Sun square Jupiter
A seemingly small bit of contention could spark a much bigger conflagration than you ever could have imagined. All over the world tempests are swirling in tea pots. Try not to lift the lid unless you’re looking for a fight.
Mars enters Virgo
Acting with precision is a great thing if it serves the principles of compassion and integration. On the other hand, this kind of precision can lead to pure evil if it is administered by heartless bureaucrats who serve the system rather than the people who use it.
Venus trine Uranus
Breakout! Take a risk for what you love. Our vision of the possible inspires us to be more than we thought we could be.
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon: 25 degrees Aries 07:38 PM EDT
Celebrate the ‘me and you’ of life. Engage fully with others even as you remember that you have a self too. We are each and every one of us, terrible, wonderful mirrors. All engagement is cause for reflection.
Mars opposite Neptune
There is a mid-20th century myth that tells how Amish quilt makers would always made one mistake in their quilts because only God is perfect. No one is sure if it’s true or not but the legend persists. Another way to see it is to understand that this world is perfect as it is: the full catastrophe as Zorba says, including all the crazy, mixed-up people who inhabit it. No matter how you see it today is a time to avoid the nightmare of perfectionism. This world is just this world (warts and all).