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Autumnal Equinox 2019 ~ Loving Self, Loving Others

Here’s to celebrating the beauty and balance of Libra’s realm as we welcome Autumnal Equinox in the west! It arrives at 1:50 am MDT on September 23, 2019.

While we dream tonight, the growing season of summer begins to wind down and the moments of sunlight in our days lessen. Chilly mornings and evenings help us turn toward what warms us.

Years ago, I came across a spiritual teaching that profoundly impacted my life. It suggested that gazing upon the sunrise and sunset daily would help us to live up to our potential and maximize our time on Earth. These two times of the day have always felt sacred to me, one full of possibility and the other full of gratitude. Respectively, they represent the axis of Aries (self) and Libra (others).

Venus-ruled Libra owns the time of day when the Sun comes to rest; when we pause and reflect on the day and give gratitude for its gifts. Contemplation, consideration, cooperation, collaboration, and harmony come naturally to Libra.

It’s an air sign, and when I’m standing in the awe of any given sunset, I’m acutely aware of the quality and power of the air around me – thoughts fall away without effort on my part and time ceases as the energy of Libra infuses my soul.

The Autumnal Equinox Sun forms a loose conjunction to Mars in Virgo on one end, and Venus in Libra on the other, lifting the arrival of the season with perfection and love. Venus joins Mercury in Libra, so the potential exists to lift up our consciousness, too. Together, Venus and Mercury square the Moon and the North Node in Cancer on one end and Saturn and the South Node in Capricorn on the other, an alignment that encourages radical self-care and nurturing. As above, so below: balance prevails as the way to peace.

May we pause often enough over these coming days of Autumn to find the center point between self and other. May we journey inward enough so that we can brave going outward.  May we gather close to what warms our hearts, and may we know peace.

Like most things, beauty is best when shared, so in the spirit of Libra’s love, enjoy these visions of her magical moments, and may each day’s end fill your heart with gratitude, and your soul with hope for a brighter dawn, for all relations.

Blessings, always,
Christina ~

Embracing Libra’s Light ~ Autumn Equinox 2018

Hello Libra!

Autumn Equinox arrives in the west just after the quintessential time of Libra, when the Sun gives way to night by softening the cobalt sky with a sigh of lavender, rose, and golden love.

At 7:54 pm MDT, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, we’ll move from the arena of earthy, practical Virgo into the realm of airy, cooperative Libra, where our focus on ourselves expands to include others. Imagine less analysis and effort and more partnership and connection.

Can we bask in this space for a blissful moment in time? Can we place ourselves in the beauty of knowing that all is working out for us? Can we trust that we are being guided and supported on this Earthwalk and that we have absolutely everything that we need? That, as
co-creative beings on this planet, the Universe holds our highest visions as its own,
so we can expand together?

Transition is the theme and the gift of the season. Days shift into evenings. Autumn brings us from Summer to Winter. Life goes inward, to rest, to replenish, and renew.

Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius bless the season. Cardinal Air, Fixed Water, and Mutable Fire help us cultivate peace, transform, and expand.

As I write this, on the World day of Peace, I journey into the present moment of perfection. It’s always here, waiting for us to meet it. Now, as a gentle breeze sings through the fir trees, their branches busy with flitting chickadees and nuthatches, the bending aspen trees surrender their golden leaves to the forest floor, and all is well. Here. Now.

Cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Capricorn, Cancer) call for expression and action. Fixed signs (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus) have a drawing power – they help us attract and receive.

The Sun and Mercury in Libra oppose Chiron in Aries, and their resulting T-square to Saturn in Capricorn emphasizes the need for healing around authority and boundaries – especially in terms of our bodies, our rights to ownership and survival, and our longing for balanced power.

At the same time, a fixed T-square between Rx (retrograde) Uranus opposite Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius continues to spice things up. This T-square turns into a cross thanks to a conjunction between Mars and the South Lunar Node in Aquarius and the North Lunar Node in Leo. Remodeling and shaking up our value systems and the way we reach out to meet and express our needs comes into play. If there is discord between what we love and how we get or receive it, we can expect it to show up.

T-squares give us the opportunity – and the challenge – to notice what is out of balance and to restore harmony. If we know that something is calling our attention, we’re less likely to trip over it or to be thrown off-center.

In two days, on Monday, September 24th, the Moon will wax full in Aries at 8:53 pm MDT. The cardinal T-square mentioned above will be heightened by the Moon’s fullness in the warrior-filled energy field of Mars.

When self-preservation (Aries) and harmony with others (Libra) are at either end of the spectrum, peace can be found in the middle where an understanding and acceptance of our interconnection abides.

Finding beauty in the moment can help temper any flare-ups that occur around and/or within us. Remembering that we can always choose how we respond to events can help – especially where Uranus is involved. To this end, cultivating inner peace is paramount. Breathe, ground, get out in nature and go into your heart ~ however and wherever
peace lives for you – go there, be that. 

To top off the month, Pluto goes direct in Capricorn on September 30th. It’s time to completely reclaim our newfound and transformed relationship to personal and collective authority and power.

From a summer when 7 planets or asteroids were retrograde, we now enter early fall with only three slowing down – Neptune, Uranus, and Chiron (at least until Venus retrogrades in early October). Still, I am hearing from clients and friends that there remains a sense of delay or holding back – a lack of forward momentum, and to some degree, a sense of futility.

Fall is a time of going inward, so maybe that is part of it. Perhaps, like the Earth in the west, we are individually and collectively retreating to gather our strength. Maybe, just maybe, all is well. Here. Now.

With abundant blessings and beauty, always
~ Christina