The Autumn Equinox falls on September 23 rd this year.
This is the yearly moment when the Moon and Sun will be once again be together (conjunct) in Libra, the sign of the scales. Amongst other things, those scales represent the equal day and equal night of the Equinox.
At this time we can take a pause in our busy-ness to reflect on our life and express gratitude for all we have been given. Whether a little or a lot(everything is relative), each of us has exactly what we need to grow and develop into the best that we can be.
Both Neptune and Chiron were linked to the last New and Full Moons. Many people I know have been dealing with health crisis’ that took them by surprise. My housemate had a series of small strokes and is going in this weekend for surgery. Another has been sidetracked by sciatica. I had a kidney infection.
Both those Moons connected in Virgo, which rules our health, and both Chiron and Neptune can bring out our vulnerabilities and sensitivities. If you have been suffering through something I hope it is starting to clear now. No time to dally we are on to the next lesson....
This New Moon is in the sign of relationship, also represented by the scales. Self and other. Where would be without those we love (or hate)? Cant live with em and we cant live without em? That is exactly what this New Moon is about.
We have made it through (so far) the chaos and confusion of the upheaval and breakdown of the world around us (Uranus Pluto squared) have been washed in the emotional waters of last years Grand Cross in Water, and recently have had Saturn rubbing our noses in our deep doo-doo that we would prefer to ignore.
On top of that, Mars hovered in Libra for months and months, forcing us to make changes and set clear boundaries in our interpersonal relationships. Some never made it through the threshing out process. For the ones that did, we now have a moment of pause to reflect on all we have been through. Stop and look at who is sitting across from you. Are they friend or foe? Do you see yourself in the mirror they held up for you? Did you like what you saw?
All of this growth stuff is so boring sometimes isnt it? Thing is... the whole point is to offload our old programming (Saturn in Scorpio) and emotional baggage ( you know the stuff that holds you back and weighs you down?)... so we can be freer and more able to love. And of course that starts with ourselves.
This New Moon now offers us the chance to start fresh. Make a wish, set an intention, see things from a new perspective. Mercury (thinking and communication) is close to the North Node (Destiny Point) and opposite Uranus, the awakener. It is our destiny to have wonderful open honest loving relationships that reflect the magnificent human being that we each are. If you just choked on that, there is still work to be done. Ask Saturn in Scorpio to give you a hand!
Neptune is softening our egos (Mars) and bringing our desires in alignment with spirit. Our more spiritual needs will surface now as we seek to connect on a deeper, more heart felt level. And if you are ready for something completely different, this current energy can create new pathways between and around each other.
Why not? If not now, when?
Make a wish and let it be so.