Hope you had a quiet and lovely August. September won’t be quite as quiet, but not overwhelming. We’ll enter into the harvest season, on every level, reaping the rewards of the work we’ve done this summer.
The Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra, occurs on Monday, September 22nd at 10:29 p.m. This will bring a breath of fresh air (literally) into the planetary lineup. For the last two months, we’ve had no planets in the air element, which is the element of ideas and communication. In addition it ushers in the season where days get shorter and we begin to turn inward.
To help us along in our process of turning inward, and inviting us to take a giant step forward, Pluto, planet of deep-seated change and life-altering transformation, changes direction and starts moving forward (instead of retrograde) on the same day, about 2 hours before the Sun moves into Libra. Pluto will be at 110 Capricorn (still squaring Uranus in Aries). I believe this will add additional power (Pluto) to our turning inward and harvesting the gains we have made over the summer, on every level.
The Harvest Moon is on September 8th at 9:38 p.m. It’s the last of the five Super Moons we’ve had in 2014. She’ll be at 160 Pisces, so we’ll be balancing our psychic (Pisces) and practical (Virgo) sides. The purpose of any opposition (which a full moon is) is to integrate the two polarities of a given continuum and to recognize that they are two different expressions of the same idea. Virgo gives boundaries to Pisces desire to merge with all that is; Pisces elevates our desire to express our individuality.
The new moon occurs on September 24th at 2:14 a.m. She’ll be at 1 degree Libra. So a double dose of air, but also a focus on how we relate to each other and to our planet, especially since we’re just coming through Virgo.
October promises to be very exciting, so enjoy this lovely entry into autumn and harvest all your hard work through the summer.
Peace and abundant blessings,