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Autumn Equinox 2016


The Autumn Equinox arrives on Thursday, September 22, 2016, and marks the moment when the light of day is equal to the dark of night. We are moving into a period of shorter daylight hours in the northern hemisphere, which will give us more time for greater introspection and soul reflection. 

The days leading up to the Autumn Equinox also provide an auspicious opportunity to use meditation, prayer, and affirmations to focus on outcomes you would like to create. It is a law of physics that light is most powerful when it bends. The power of the changing angle of the Sun at every equinox and solstice strengthens the power of your thoughts and enables you to make great spiritual, mental, emotional, and material progress. Use this time to accelerate your evolution and support the growth of the people around you. Pray for peace and positive outcomes for all. Remember, your thoughts and prayers are very powerful at this time!

The fall season will feel like the calm after the storm, given the turbulence caused by a series of eclipses from mid-August to mid-September, along with a potent alignment of Saturn and Neptune, earlier in September. These celestial alignments  have challenged our assumptions about the security of our future, as certain things we thought would never change are changing. This is happening in many people's personal lives as well, in terms of the relationships we thought would last forever seeming to veer in new directions, and on a global scale as previous beacons of world leadership and sanity are behaving  in unpredictable and unproductive ways. 

Further, this recent Saturn-Neptune square, which occurs once every 36 years, will cause us to question the line between truth and deception. Many untruths told in the past will be exposed under this planetary alignment. And you will discover ways in which we and others have misrepresented the truth so as to blunt the pain of a harsh reality or to achieve what seemed would be a higher outcome. While many truths will be uncovered during this period, other secrets will be further buried. It will be up to us to go into a higher state of mind to discern true reality from fantasy. 

It will be important to slow down, stop the busy mind chatter, breathe deeply, and stand in a more transcendent perspective. From there, we may look down on earthly situations with a more expanded view and see the big picture. Use meditation, contemplation, and prayer when you need to step away from over-involment in chaotic situations. From the enlarged vantage point you will gain, you will become aware of exactly what you need to know so you may clarify any confusion you or others may have.

Your role at this pivotal time in human history is to hold as much light as possible in your physical body by purifying and releasing all thoughts, misperceptions, or stories that are no longer integral to your mental wellbeing. On a physical level, it is a good time let go of material goods you no longer need. It also is an auspicious time for a de-tox or a fast, to release physical toxins from your body. The greater lightness in your body and physical surroundings will help you make changes with less physical resistance. As you learn to live with less of what you thought you wanted, you will gain more of what you really need.

A rather quiet start to the early fall season in the sense of few astrological transits (compared to the pace of earlier this year) will give way to another active period at the end of this year, with expansive Jupiter squaring depth-seeking Pluto on Thanksgiving Day; karmic Saturn aligning with change-oriented Uranus on Christmas Eve; and expansive Jupiter opposing Uranus on the day after Christmas. These astrological transits portend sea changes in the way we live and experience our everyday realities. The more you step back, see the big picture, and align with your higher self, the more you will be able to transcend the inevitable chaos that may be created in the world. 

We are living through a dynamic time where the atmosphere is charged with the powerful electromagnetic energy of these rare and increasingly frequent planetary alignments. Use these potent energies to your highest good.  And envision a more peaceful, coherent, loving world that will support all to live in peace and harmony. Each of your thoughts have enormous power to create change!

Many Blessings, for Love & Light in the Autumn Season,


Please read on for your Personalized Astrological Predictions for Every Sign!

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The autumn season will bring you many new people to relate to with lucky Jupiter in your opposite sign of Libra. Open your heart to opportunities to meet new people and open your  mind to viewpoints that are contrary to your own previously-held beliefs. You will experience greater balance under the harmonizing energy of the Libra Sun after the Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2016, combined with the peaceful energy of Jupiter in Libra. Mars, your planetary ruler, in the hard-working constellation of Capricorn fromSeptember
27 to November 8, 2016 will help you meet your goals efficiently and rapidly. The conjunction of Mars with depth-seeking Pluto on October 19, 2016, will help you rectify an important issue that was buried in the past. Lucky Jupiter remains in Libra until October 10, 2017, so this is a good time for relationships for you!

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Communicative Mercury joins lucky Jupiter and the energizing Sun in the loving sign of Libra from
 October 7 to 24, 2016. This is the time to consider the perspectives of all of the people around you and lovingly propose solutions to issues affecting everyone.  Diplomacy, patience, and self-restraint will serve you well. When you consider viewpoints you had not considered before, you will feel a sense of being uplifted and enlightened. The passage of the Sun into Scorpio, the sign opposite your own, from October 22 to November 21, 2016, will bring people into your life with whom you feel compatible. The lessons of balance and level-headedness you will have practiced earlier in October will serve you well. 

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
The completion of Mercury retrograde just before the Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2016, will get your fall season off to a productive start. Use the power of energetic Mars in the focused sign of Capricorn from
 September 27 to November 8, 2016 to complete projects that have been awaiting your attention. You have such an open mind that you may be willing to juggle many balls at once. Focus on one or two projects at a time during the fall season to engage all of your talents and resources on the most successful outcome. Your concentration on one thing at a time during the fall season will help you establish a firm foundation for your future. An alignment of the Sun with communicative Mercury onOctober 27, 2016 will help you feel as if your body, mind, and soul are lined up in support of  your worldly activities. Think about what you need before initiating each day’s activities.

CANCER (June 22 – July 22),
The full moon alignment with innovative Uranus on
 October 15, 2016 will help you transform a hum-drum routine into a delightful activity. If your life has become boring in any way, this is the time to re-engage your imagination and your creativity to sculpt your life the way you would like it. The new moon on October 30, 2016, (the night before Halloween), will fuel your creative inspirations to express something you deeply feel. Get in touch with your powerful emotions to make a change that will help you feel more comfortable in your surroundings. The full moon on November 14, 2016 will give you the inner strength to prevail! The full moon on December 13, 2016 will help you make further refinements to establish inner and outer peace and harmony. 

LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The Autumn Equinox signifies a time of internal balance and harmony for you. An alignment of the Sun with depth-seeking Pluto on
 October 7, 2016 will help you unearth a latent talent. You will be inspired to create something unique when a full moon combines with an annual alignment of the energizing Sun and innovative Uranus on October 15/16, 2016. These celestial line-ups will spark your creativity. Think about what you’d like to create and move forward with people you care about and trust. And when the Sun aligns with communicative Mercury on October 27, 2016, you will easily be able to express yourself. The Sun’s alignment with inspiring Neptune on November 30, 2016, will further stimulate your imagination. Another alignment of the Sun with disciplined Saturn onDecember 10, 2016, will help you make your dreams a reality. Look for ways to use your talents in constructive ways! 

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
The Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2016, ushers in a positive period of growth and change for you. In addition, Mercury, your planetary ruler, completes its retrograde motion on September 21/22, 2016. This begins a 3-month period of productivity, clarity, and efficiency. You will be able to quickly resolve verbal misunderstandings, written correspondence, and business and financial matters after Mercury goes direct on September 21, 2016. Your mind will feel clear and focused until the next Mercury retrograde, which lasts from
 December 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017. Mercury turns retrograde every 3-4 months for three weeks, during which time the communications planet appears to move backwards from the perspective of earth. Under the influence of Mercury retrograde, you may think or act more slowly than normal. You will think about the past more readily than usual and you will be drawn to rectify actions you have taken during the previous 3 months. Your fortune runs high during Mercury retrograde periods if you relax, re-evaluate, and reflect. You will be successful in business, financial, and communications matters after you re-energize yourself during the quarterly retrogrades and take decisive action after the retrograde is complete.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
You begin  a period of greater personal prosperity at the Autumn Equinox under the influence of the Libra Sun from September 22, 2016. This powerful interval lasts for the 52 days after your birthday, and is called your “solar” period. It means that you will be radiant like the Sun. Your magnetism will be strong and you will attract many helpful and admiring people to yourself. You also will be able to easily communicate your ideas to others and you will quickly win their support. Think about what you’d like to accomplish during this heady time. Your influence will be strong. Communicative Mercury in Libra will enable even more people to listen to your message from
 October 7 to 24, 2016. This is a good time to call a meeting to gain consensus, write an article to convince people of your point of view, or speak to others to share your impressions and learn about their perspectives.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
Your planetary co-rulers, Mars and Pluto, will align in Capricorn on
 October 19, 2016, making this a good time to exert your will in an important situation where you have struggled for the moral high ground but not yet prevailed. Make sure your goal is aligned with the highest good of your soul during this powerful period. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22, 2106, which will help you align yourself with projects that will flow easily in your favor.  You also will be highly energized under an alignment of Mars and innovative Uranus on October 28, 2016. Expansive Jupiter subsequently forms a square angle with transformative Pluto on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. You will be ready to try new things after this date.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, will be in the loving, relationship-oriented sign of Libra until next year—through
 October 10, 2017. You are now focused on bringing new relationships into your life while improving your existing relationships and personal connections. Think about creating greater balance and fairness in the relationships you are currently involved in. Seek parity in giving and receiving. Jupiter aligns with Mars onOctober 5, 2016, giving you an extra burst of energy to complete a project you initiated as long as a year ago. When Jupiter aligns with the communications planet, Mercury, onOctober 11, 2016, you will have a good idea that will be important to share with others.

CAPRICORN (December 22  January 19)
You will feel at a peak of power when energizing Mars traverses the sign of Capricorn from September 27 to November 8/9, 2016. This is a time to focus on spiritual as well as material goals. You will be further inspired to pursue your ideals when Mars also aligns with expansive Jupiter on
 October 5, 2016, with truth-seeking Pluto on October 19, 2016, and with innovative Uranus on October 28, 2016. Your life is changing in ways that are in the highest good of your soul. Think about the reason you think you incarnated in this lifetime and pursue goals that are aligned with your higher self.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
You will be inspired to create something new under the influence of a full moon aligned with the Sun and innovative Uranus on
 October 15/16, 2016. You will further articulate your profound ideas under the influence of an opposition between communicative Mercury and Uranus, your planetary ruler, on October 20, 2016. A line-up of energizing Mars and Uranus on October 28/29, 2016 will further fuel your desire to explore and express yourself. Furthermore, energizing Mars enters Aquarius on November 8/9, 2016, making this a good time to focus on the important social and personal goals you would like to accomplish. This is a time of breakthroughs for you! 

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
You will discover greater peace and harmony after the Harvest Moon eclipse on September 16, 2016. Align your thoughts with your activities, and you will feel a great sense of emotional equilibrium. You will feel a greater sense of coherence of body, mind and soul under the influence of the Sun in the balanced and harmonious sign of Libra from September 22 to
 October 22, 2016 combined with the beneficial influence of lucky Jupiter in Libra until October 2017. A confluence  of the mental acuity of Mercury with the subtle perceptions of Neptune on October 30, 2016 will help you search inside yourself for answers to your most profound questions. The Sun’s alignment with inspiring Neptune onNovember 30, 2016, will spark your imagination.

- OM -


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