FALL EQUINOX

 “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain.

           The cardinal points of the zodiac include the two solstices and the two equinoxes. As we shift from summer to fall, this is also a shift from Virgo to Libra. The qualities of this shift are unique. The first six signs of the zodiac, or the lower half of what we call a Natural Chart (each sign in its own house, i.e. Aries in the first house and so on around the chart), are all about the development of self, something which could be viewed symbolically as the growth from newborn infant (Aries) to an adult who recognizes that not only are we “two” but the other part of us is Divine and it is our job to nurture that Divine Spark. This is the recognition of Virgo.

          And then, we step across the horizon line at the Descendant – opposite the Ascendant – and into the idea of forming a committed partnership with an Other: romantic partner, business partner or the highest partner of all, the Higher Self. From that seventh house on around to the twelfth we become increasingly aware of others in the world, who we are with them, of how we serve and what our higher purpose is. Therefore, when stepping across the horizon line at the Descendant we still have one foot in the half of the chart all about self, about life on Earth and about the dark side of the chart. The other foot has stepped into the light, the upper half of the chart and now we see clearly, heaven above and earth below. This is the balance of Libra which we all ultimately seek: “Not to live in this world less, but in both worlds more.” Madame Helena Blavatsky

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: It may seem that things are flat, never changing.

Direction: Look to the horizon.

Soul Thought: You could be the change.

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: It’s a good time to be alive!

Direction: Ponder upon equality.

Soul Thought: All appearances to the contrary; you get to choose.

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: It’s time to start over again.

Direction: Determine, with something old or something new?

Soul Thought: When can the old become new again?

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: Taking something flat and shaping it into something else is your skill.

Direction: Creativity is the key.

Soul Thought: Now determine the lock.

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: You are part of several major blessings this month.

Direction: Both as receiver and instigator.

Soul Thought: What does it mean to be in service?

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: Although that major challenge still exists, both parties are more open to new means of overcoming it.

Direction: You could be the first to step forward.

Soul Thought: Spiritual Kudos!

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: You may experience a shift in emotions, possibly anger.

Direction: This is a ripe time to learn how to direct that powerful, potent energy.

Soul Thought: Anger is not the enemy; what you do with it can be, or not.

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet:Uranus

Dynamic: Some sort of financial discrepancy may occur.

Direction: Before panicking, determine whether it might just be an idiosyncrasy.

Soul Thought: Is an investment idiosyncratic or the investor?

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: To group or not to group is the question.

Direction: Remember that you have an unusual ability to see the big picture.

Soul Thought: When we’re all in the same boat.

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: Things are so good right now it’s hard to believe.

Direction: If you don’t see it, look for it.

Soul Thought: “Nothing is too good to be true.” Ernest Holmes

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet:Mars

Dynamic: During this time when things are meant to be equal, something seems iniquitous.

Direction: If it’s about establishing balance, you can right the wrong.

Soul Thought: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: Just when one issue clears up, another shows up.

Direction: But you also have clarity about what’s going on.

Soul Thought: It’s called Life.