So many festivals this week. Wednesday (East Coast) is Virgo new moon just after midnight. In the evening, at sunset, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins. Thursday is the U.N. World Peace Day and, in the evening, as the new moon is sighted at sunset, Islamic New Year begins. Friday, as the Sun enters Libra (1:02 p.m., West Coast), Archangel Michael, the great protector with sword in hand, assumes protection for the Earth. At that moment, Autumn begins. It’s equinox. Day and night, light and dark are in balance. We, too, seek balance and begin preparing for Winter Solstice. We are in the “dark half of the year” now.
On Friday, in the United States, transiting (in the sky) Uranus squares the U.S. natal Pluto. We’ll see what happens. Uranus/Pluto signify unexpected and transformative events unfolding. Let’s see what happens.
Much has been said in Christian circles about Saturday, Sept. 23, concerning Revelation 12—“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (pregnant, about to give birth) is clothed with the sun, moon under her feet, a crown of 12 stars on her head. Then another sign appears: a red dragon with seven crowned heads, 10 horns. Its tail sweeping a third of the stars from the sky, flinging them to the earth.” We’ll watch for that, too. While waiting, watching and wondering, let’s be festive.
Gathering with family, eating pomegranates (Garden of Eden “apples”), honey with apples, honey cake, apple raisin challah and chicken baked in honey, wishing everyone a sweet and happy new year. (Rosh Hashanah).
Dancing Peace dances during World Peace Day. Its theme: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” From 9-9:30 a.m., the Secretary General begins Peace Day celebrations by ringing the Peace Bell in the U.N. Peace Garden. Inscribed on the bell in Japanese characters, “Long live absolute world peace.” Peace on Earth, Goodwill to everyone on this day. internationaldayofpeace.org.
ARIES: Do you feel divided between four ways, standing in the middle wondering which paths to pursue next? There are several past issues that need tending and closure before you will know how to proceed. They are being presented to you now, so observe, assess, ponder, pray and have the intention to carefully and kindly complete all things unfinished. Then the next page turns.
TAURUS: Maintain the trajectory into the future even though pressures and people pull you back. The new realities must be brought forth and each sign has the responsibility for a facet of that diamond. Taurus has the illumination needed for others to understand the plans and purposes of the new era. You have land to buy, a model to construct, a community to build, a garden to plant, expansions to bring forth so that many will be saved.
GEMINI: You experience confusion when you don’t stand directly in the center of all realities. You must do this to observe both sides in order to create a triangle of synthesis, with you standing at the apex. There are two paths outlined for you. Knowledge creates thought which creates symbols which reveal revelations so that Right Choice can occur. Ponder upon these words. Draw and visualize the seven-pointed, six-pointed and five-pointed stars, a triangle and the Cross. Again.
CANCER: A fusion and synthesis are occurring between what you were taught and what you now know and seek. Money is a concern. Know that it will always be available. With others be kind, never critical. Listen deeply. Respond with compassion, never impatience. The homeopath aconite neutralizes impatience (an excess of electrical energy). At times you feel like a rainstorm.
LEO: It’s possible that thoughts and feelings from previous relationships are being remembered. It’s possible there could be anger about the experiences in childhood which influences your behavior in adult relationships. It’s good to ask what you learned in each relationship. And to ask, “Did I give enough?” There’s still time. Everyone is learning from everyone else, all the time. Your self-identity changes.
VIRGO: Tend to finances; ask for assistance if puzzled, embrace the future by investing in supplies to sustain you and others for two years. Plan on others joining you. When self-critical beliefs occur, heartache results. It’s important to know the difference between good and evil, dispassion and intrusion. It’s best to always use words of praise, which neutralizes mental and emotional illusions and distortions.
LIBRA: Something profound, transformative and new has been occurring at home affecting the foundations of your life. Through autumn you’ll know more. Good things are coming about in your professional life. Is family visiting, changing or are you missing kinfolk? Are you thinking about religions or spirituality? Tend with care and kindness to all relationships. Your group sustains, nourishes and fortifies you. But someone’s left out.
SCORPIO: It may feel that you need to structure your surroundings so that nothing is left to chance. Also, you want to nurture and build an even, growing participation in a social sphere. Groups need you and you need the group for sustenance. You wonder what to do with your money as you are offered two choices. One grows, one dims. How do you decide which to choose? Which is more sustainable? Think precious metals.
SAGITTARIUS: It’s time for something new in terms of relationships. It is also time to travel somewhere you’ve been before to assess it with new eyes. Do be aware of how much work you’ve done, how hard and where you are today. In the next 18 months, your usual ways of thinking and interpreting will change. Your creativity will change, too. Some of this is already occurring. Is it topsy-turvy at home with life tumbling about?
CAPRICORN: You asked for a playful column. I see why. Pluto and Juno in your first house of self-identity. Everything about your life is deep and profound and you need someone else to make the jokes, freeing you from the Plutonian depths. Let’s not talk about money. You have enough. You don’t have enough. You have enough. In between is a childhood wound. You desire to transform all environments. There is a prayer that turns your abode into a shrine.
AQUARIUS: There’s a new reality in your life as the old realities tumble after. Perhaps you grew up with too little or more than enough money. Either reality offered you a certain lens concerning money. And here we are today, the monetary world collapsing. Don’t be fearful. From the ashes emerge great opportunities. Ponder upon priorities considering the world situation. What must (can) you do now? You’ll come to true answers.
PISCES: Things feel very complex. In your state of solitude all expectations are surfacing, informing you that they must be forgotten. Disappointments, sadnesses and unrealized hopes, leading to despair, can actually make us ill. It’s important to be aware of this. Then see a holistic doctor who does astrology with homeopathy. Deep, deeper to deepest layers will be uncovered. In safety. The new psychology.