Autumn Equinox: Sun enters Libra 10:29 PM EDT;
Pluto stationery direct
Sometimes life feels like a journey. Our experiences are like landscapes through which we pass. Things are unleashed on the planet which affect our lives and we seem to have no say in how they happened. Equinoxes and stations are still points. Times of perfect balance from which we will inevitably step into the next phase of the journey. If you do yoga, stand in tree pose or mountain and be witness for one infinite moment. Inside each of us is the still point from which we bring the world into being.
New Moon: 1 degree of Libra ….11:14 PM EDT
Here, as at all new moons, is a time for intention. A time of conscious realignment with the life you are living at this very moment. Given the naked reality of your situation what intentions might you have regarding your relationships with people whom you share your existence? Not only the up-close and personal ones but just about anyone you make eye contact with. Who are they? How do you engage them? Is there a way to create greater equilibrium? Authentic engagement between people requires that we believe in other realities than our own. When we deny or ignore this, injustices great and small can occur. Let your intention include a willingness to engage and no energy for denial.
Jupiter trines Uranus
The fire of creativity meets the passion of the individual. Let there be joy and courage, expression and encouragement. Why art? Why vision? Why are these things so important to humans?
Mercury enters Scorpio
The mind of the world – if there is such a thing – seeks the depths and wants the truth of that which lies below. The undiscovered mystery calls for investigation. At the very least a period of time to have a good mystery on the go. Investigate your world; do the research; unmask the desire that motivates the action.
Venus enters Libra
If the world has a mind possibly it also has a body which has, today, stepped into a desire for balance, harmony and justice. Libra is a fighting sign but/and it generally believes it is fighting for peace – the high road. There is an obvious irony when we fight for peace. We are jaded and rightly so, into believing that what we are told about this fight often masks a deeper truth of evil greed that is twisted and almost impossible for us to believe. And yet we fight for peace. Libra is also about beauty. There is an ultimate justice in true beauty. It calms the soul and offers a genuine peace. Something we don’t have to fight for.
Sun square Pluto
Mercury stationery retrograde
Ruthless honesty does not always a reveal truth. Truth is not a location. It has no address where it resides in immutable solidity. And yet it is ever so human to defend what we believe to be right, good and true. Be wary of righteous indignation. Observe, if you can, the workings of your own mind: What it tells you and how it tends to descend into the basement of your being and throw stuff up that you thought you got rid of long ago. Be interested but don’t confuse interest with a call to arms. Mercury will be retrograde for a while. It is our time to let the world be rather than to make it happen.
Mars trine Uranus
There is a fire burning through the core of things. A fire of creativity, vision and passion. A fire like an enzyme helping to digest and transform vision into creative risk-taking and individual expression. Whether you like fire or not this is a time to go beyond your comfort zone. And it burns brightly till the 9th. Be brave and bold but do not forget for an instant that each of us has a share in this fire. This is not the time to impose our passion on others.
Sun opposite Uranus
Step up to any and all challenges that present themselves today. Negotiation, debate, even a good argument can serve to temper the fiery passions of our hearts. We benefit from rational considerations which may seem like impediments but are actually meant to check and balance the arrow in its flight and help it hit the mark.
Full Moon, Eclipse: …15 degrees Aries: 6:51 AM EDT
Venus square Pluto
Mars trine Jupiter
We exist as a vast number of individuals – each with the impulse to express our self uniquely through our work or our choices. We are seriously manipulated into believing that freedom and individuality lie in the consumer choices we make; Mac or PC? Ford or Toyota? Vanilla or chocolate? These kinds of choices are the opposite of freedom and expression. Look for the edge: Where the wise heart meets the unique identity of each individual including yourself. Take heart, be brave and consider how it is that diversity is truly the enemy of domination.
Mercury retrogrades back into Libra
Sun sextile Jupiter
Having spent some time in Scorpio (since September 27th) Mercury now returns to Libra for a while. Now that you know the truth about something how will it affect your conversation with others? You cannot ponder the mysteries if you don’t understand that they are is mysterious. There are so many: Cats, kids, gravity, grace and turtles just to name a few.
If it’s true as the theory of evolution tells us, that there are limited resources on this planet and all species fight for what they need, or think they need (in the case of humans); and that on account of this there is a natural selection which supports survival of the fittest. If that is true it is also true that human beings, even at this very moment, are often willing to offer themselves at great sacrifice for the benefit of others. For the good of all. This world is difficult, violent, brutal. But it is also other things; things which may shift the balance of what and who are actually the fittest.
Venus opposite Uranus
It may be a long weekend where you are. There may be expectations of how people should behave and, what they will contribute. Nothing ever happens the way we expect. There is more magic in this than disappointment. Let the unexpected introduce you to something you never even considered.
Venus sextile Jupiter
Many possibilities for social interaction could present themselves today. Wear your best look because you never know who you might delight in impressing.
Sun sextile Mars
Get physical. We are encouraged to make the leap, take the risk, do the thing that takes us outside: Outside in the fresh air or outside the box of the stories we are used to telling ourselves about this life.
Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde
Mercury (retrograde) sextile Mars
Reflection in motion. Today we benefit from the still point at the center of the spinning wheel. The world never stops doing what it does. The wheel spins for the just and the unjust, the kind and the cruel, the fortunate and the unfortunate. The trick is to participate in the world from the center of the wheel rather than the periphery. Today is for practice.
Mercury (retrograde) conjunct Venus
There are moments when truth and beauty really are the same. If you can’t live there, at least look for one thing in this day that shows this to you. This world is full of false beauty and yet we always have the option to recognize true beauty.
Mercury sextile Jupiter
Venus sextile Mars
Passion is well served when it is refined and channeled to the making of art or the fostering of justice. We must never stop in the making of a more peaceful world; even when the way seems lost. It is what we came here for.