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Autumn Equinox 2020


Autumn Equinox Greetings!


Happy Autumn Equinox!

The Autumn Equinox arrives on Tuesday, September 22 and brings us the moment of perfect balance between the light of day and the dark of night. This is an opportune time to look at your life and see where you may be out of balance, say, between your spiritual life and your worldly activities, or between your time spent with others and time alone, time spent giving to others versus taking care of yourself, or time thinking of the past or the future rather than breathing into the present moment.

The Autumn Equinox represents a still point where we can step back and see possibilities. We can let go of what no longer works from the past. And we can envision what we would like in the future-all the while holding a loving, objective perspective free of fear about what might happen in the future or regret about what has happened in the past. 

The planetary patterns at the equinox support a time of soulful reflection. Energetic Mars in Aries is retrograde until November 13, 2020, giving us a moment to pause and reflect. This energy is especially poignant given current energizing alignments of Mars with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. These planetary alignments will produce conflicting signals of optimistic potentials colliding with harsh limitations (witness schools and businesses opening but having to close down again due to the corona virus). This will be a time of hurry-up-and-wait. 

Yet, deep transformative forces are at work thanks to Pluto in Capricorn, which last occupied its present position at the time of the American and French Revolutions. Similar revolutionary energies are afoot. The transformational energies will begin manifesting most clearly at the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2020, when lucky Jupiter and karmic Saturn conjoin in Aquarius, the sign of brotherly love.

Many of you have asked about what the astrological indicators are for the November 3, 2020 election. Well...planetary alignments are very similar to those in effect at the 2000 Bush-vs.-Gore race. In both 2000 and 2020, Election Day falls on the last day of Mercury Retrograde, when the level of confusion can reach its zenith. Both years also coincide with a once-every-20-year Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (representing a re-structuring of the prevailing order and a contest between old and new).

Due to similar planetary configurations, I will say again what I said in 2000: "The person who gets the most votes will not necessarily be the person who occupies the executive office." And the question of who has the most votes is not likely to be answered until some time after the 2020 election, as also was the case in 2000. I will add to this assessment that due to Tecumseh's Curse, the person who does occupy the executive office may not be the one to finish his term in office. See my 2020 Yearly Forecast for further predictions and  information about Tecumseh's Curse. The U.S. Presidential Election of 2024 looks to be a lot more clear-cut and representative of the higher state of consciousness we will have reached by that time due to collective lessons currently being learned-on the level of mass karma and collective thoughts and consciousness.

Also note that Mercury, planet of communications, will be retrograde from October 13 to November 3 (Election Day in the U.S.). This is a time when mix-ups and misunderstandings can occur. The best use of this time on a personal level is to relax, rest, and renew, in preparation for moving ahead more clearly after the retrograde is complete on November 3, 2020 (12:50 pm EST/9:50 am PST/17:50 pm GMT).

There also will be a powerful conjunction of Jupiter (government) and Pluto (discovering hidden truths) on November 12, 2020, just after the election, to be followed on November 13, 2020 by the completion of Mars retrograde. These astrological transits will provide extra energy that could fuel additional civil unrest and even rebellion.

On a lighter note, many of you have also asked me about how my friends in Italia are doing now that we have entered a new phase of the pandemic. To my surprise, I have recently received multiple photos from them at various seaside or mountainous resorts. It seems there is a boom in travel among Italians-throughout Italy--although very little tourism from abroad.

After being completely confined to their homes for months unless they had to go to the pharmacy, the hospital, or the grocery store, the Italians now seem to be in a traveling frenzy-as if Mother Nature-and human nature-continually seek to make up for lost time and create balance. I am told that Italian coastal hotels are booked solid for the next month, although this is not the case at business hotels in urban areas. Nonetheless, the Italian people do not seem to be deterred from enjoying what is left of the summer (only minutes by the time your read this) and early fall.

Some examples of the voyages my friends are taking:

One journey was to a little known "energy vortex," called Rocca Malatina, near Modena, in northern Italy. There, my friends experienced powerful healing by standing between these rocks  that are neighboring some crop circles. (see photo below):



My guitarist-yoga teacher friend made several trips to the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast of Italy and another to a modern home in Umbria (central Italy) for 2 weeks. (see photo below):


Another friend also doubled up on her vacations and spent time in the Italian Alps as well as by the Adriatic Sea on Italy's east coast. (see photo of the Italian Alps below):


The freedom of movement we are now witnessing in Italy stands in stark contrast to the sense many have in the U.S. that this is not the best time to stray too far from home. For example, the damper on travel caused by the corona virus has been intensified by the wildfires burning in California, the hurricanes that have hit the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and other anomalies of nature.  

The need for balance expressed at the Autumn Equinox is driven home even more clearly as we step back and look at the big picture of what is going on in our world. Soon, we will be seeing more and more examples of other reversals in common trends, including a greater voice for women and minorities, shifting of wealth and resources around the globe from the "haves" to the "have-nots," and revelations of previously hidden indiscretions that reverse previously-held perceptions.

In the meantime, please enjoy bringing greater balance to your personal life during the fall season. Let's pray for the highest good for all in the coming months despite the divine's apparent preference for us to learn our lessons rather than create and live in a "perfect" world!

Have a peaceful and prayerful Autumn Equinox 2020!

Love & light,



Please Read on for Your Personalized Astrological Predictions for Every Zodiac Sign!


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
The Harvest Moon on October 1, 2020 will open the way to begin a new chapter in your life. This is a time to move toward greater stillness, meditate, contemplate your overall life goals, harmonize in your relationships, andpractice patience as you align your outer actions with your inner wisdom. As an Aries, you like to go-go-go. But with Mars, your planetary ruler, retrograde in Aries until November 13, 2020, this is a time to stop-stop-stop. Step back, gain perspective, and strategize about a new future. Pay attention to resolving issues from the past while Mars is retrograde. It's time to re-imagine what is possible. The old rules may no longer apply. The Aries Moon on November 24, 2020 will signal the time to initiate new projects. Until then, try to resolve outstanding issues from the past. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will bring you into contact with an interesting neighbor or event in your neighborhood. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will bring a creative outcome to a previously stagnant situation. Prepare to move forward quickly on precious plans at the end of the year. A series of eclipses in November and December will challenge you to further your education or learn a new skill or concept. Keep an open mind and heart!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
Venus in the compatible earth sign of Virgo from October 2 to October 27, 2020 will help you harmonize in relationships with others and enable you to accomplish your long-term goals. Communicative Mercury retrograde from October 13 to November 3, 2020 will support you to catch up on projects and communications that you have fallen behind on. This will be an excellent time to get your house in order. An alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto in your compatible earth sign of Capricorn on November 12, 2020 also will help you discover an underlying inner pattern that has derailed your progress and your inner happiness. This will be the time to make transformative changes. It will be time to let go of useless inner chatter or attachment to matters happening a certain way in the world around you. This is a time to connect to your inner source. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will restore your faith in humanity. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will reveal a hidden source of material resources. Three more planets in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto) will also provide opportunities to restructure your daily reality in a way that best suits you. Uranus in Taurus will help you be innovative in your approach.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
An inner impression may make you feel as if you are slightly out of alignment with your higher purpose. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and Libra from October 13 to November 3, 2020 will help you rectify any non-supportive aspects of your life. You are ready to set the stage for greater inner peace and harmony-and progress. Use the coming Mercury Retrograde to rest, relax, reflect, and renew. Then be ready to move forward after November 3, 2020. You are good at stepping back and allowing life to proceed according to its own natural rhythm. The retrograde of energetic Mars in Aries until November 12, 2020 also will best support you when you don't "push the river." Take a deep breath and allow life events to go forward in an unfocused, easy way. You will naturally be guided to the next stage of your journey when you withdraw from busy outer activity, see the big picture, and allow components of a situation to unfold in a natural way that is in the highest good of all. A full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini on November 30, 2020 may temporarily cause your plans to go in a new direction. But you will regain your footing after  the solar eclipse on December 14, 2020. Bring scattered situations into a coherent conclusion after this time. You are ready for a new chapter in your life.

CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
With the transformational planets of Jupiter and Saturn in your opposite sign of Capricorn until mid-December, you will have a chance to re-sculpt the way you relate to others. This will be a time to let go of dependency needs so you may assert your independence. It also is a good time to take over a situation that another person has mis-managed. You have the clarity and skill to do a good job. The Moon in Cancer on October 9, 2020 will help you re-balance unbalanced relationship dynamics. The Moon in Cancer on November 4-5, 2020 will help you see your role in a disharmonious situation so you can adjust accordingly. This adjustment will bring greater ease and comfort to your inner life. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will introduce you to a new idea that will be very productive for you. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will help you adjust your daily routine in a way that better suits your personal rhythm. While Mars is retrograde from September 9 to November 13, 2020, you will have more time to spend at home where you can nurture yourself and the people you care about.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)
It's a good time to review your daily routines to find ways that you can sculpt your activities to support your life goals. Lucky Jupiter and disciplined Saturn in Capricorn will help you make appropriate adjustments and compromises to create greater ease in your life. Profound Pluto in Capricorn will further help you get to the root of a perplexing issue so you can change direction and avoid future problems. An alignment of Jupiter and Pluto on November 12, 2020 will also give you a deep and helpful insight. Fiery Mars in the compatible fire sign of Aries until January 6, 2021 will empower you. But the retrograde of Mars until November 13, 2020 may delay the implementation of new ideas or other travel plans. Plans will adjust in your favor after November 13, 2020.  A total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will help you implement a creative idea when you gain greater consensus among other people involved in your project. Make sure to deliver your message with an ounce of diplomacy and a sensitivity to the viewpoint of the people you are sharing your wisdom with. Together, you will be able to share perspectives and make forward progress. Uranus in Taurus will also help you open to new and innovative ideas. When Mars starts moving forward on November 13, 2020, you will complete projects that may currently be delayed.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
The retrograde of Mercury, your planetary ruler, from October 13 to November 3, 2020, will help clarify a previously confusing issue. You have tried hard to push for a proper conclusion to a matter. But you haven't been able to make your influence felt. Venus in Virgo from October 2 to October 27, 2020 will enhance your sense of self and your perception of other opportunities. An alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto on November 12, 2020 will create a breakthrough. You will realize that any delays and failures were not your fault-you simply were on the wrong path. Step back and resume your activities with a more relaxed approach. The completion of Mars retrograde in Aries on November 13, 2020 will help propel you forward. You will make further course corrections in late November under the influence of a full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini on November 30, 2020. You will derive more comfort and solace from a peaceful home environment after this time. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will lift your spirits. 

LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)
You will begin a new and positive cycle in your life when the Sun enters Libra at the Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2020. This is a time when the light of day equals the dark of night, and it is a reminder of the importance of creating balance and harmony in your life. Search out imbalanced situations or relationships to rectify those aspects that are out of harmony. Take positive action to right the balance after your birthday arrives. Mars in your opposing sign of Aries may have attracted some contentious situations into your life. Use the slower pace characteristic of Mars retrograde from September 9 to November 13, 2020, to craft solutions. Relationships will proceed on a higher level after the Mars retrograde period has concluded on November 13, 2020. Communicative Mercury in Libra from September 5 to 26, 2020 will emphasize your diplomatic abilities. The New Moon in Libra on October 16, 2020 will initiate a new cycle for Librans. This will be a time to realign your activities with your higher purpose. A line-up of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on November 12, 2020 will enable you to see additional alternatives that have been obscured in the past. Confusion or indecision will  dissipate when energetic Mars in Aries completes its retrograde motion on November 13, 2020. You will be able to move more clearly and independently into the future after this time. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will help you find an important resource in your local neighborhood. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 may cause you to re-route travel plans.  

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)
Your planetary ruler, profound Pluto, conjoins lucky Jupiter on November 12, 2020, and Mars, your planetary co-ruler, completes its retrograde period on November 13, 2020. Until this time, you will be in "detective" mode, searching out people and patterns that provide you greater insight into your own inner workings and the workings of the world around you. The upcoming planetary alignment will give you answers to questions you have been asking yourself-and others. Greater awareness is dawning. This new awareness will give you the information you need to proceed to the next chapter of your life. You may feel a bit "on hold" until then.  The New Moon in Scorpio on November 14, 2020 will give you further impetus for a fresh start. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020, will be the final gateway to your new beginning. Pay attention to the people and plans you are involved in so that they align with your higher purpose.  You are completing a cycle of karmic issues that began 12 years ago. You are healing issues that you may have been struggling  with since 2008 and you are now being catapulted to a higher level! Under these planetary influences, you will experiment with new ways of communicating to create more harmony with the people in your environment and you will find a new approach to challenges in your daily life. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will expose a hidden psychological issue. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will help you find a valuable solution.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
The Moon in Sagittarius on October 19-20, 2020 will give you the impetus to initiate a new idea. An alignment of lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, and profound Pluto on November 12, 2020 will give you new insights that will guide the next 12 years of your life.  Discoveries of deep, underlying trends accompany Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions. Jupiter last conjoined Pluto in late 2007 and will not conjoin Pluto again until 2033. Decisions you make now may have profound consequences until the 2030s! After energetic Mars completes its retrograde motion on November 13, 2020, you will be most ready to move forward. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will empower you to experiment with a new creative idea. Others may not support you quite yet. But don't let their skepticism deter you. You are ahead of your time and you are on the right path! A new moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14, 2020 will cause you to question an idea you have held clearly in your mind. Again, this does not mean that you are on an incorrect path. You may simply need to make minor modifications, even if the modification involves a changed attitude. Mercury retrograde from October 13 to November 3, 2020 will give you a chance to step back and re-evaluate your positions with a larger perspective in mind. 

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
Communicative Mercury retrograde from October 13 to November 3, 2020 may delay the implementation of a cherished plan. But when your planetary ruler, Saturn, aligns with mentally versatile Mercury on November 6, 2020, this will be a good time to revivify an existing idea and to begin to manifest concrete plans for its implementation. An alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on November 12, 2020 will further give you a deeper insight into a creative solution. The completion of the retrograde of Mars on November 13, 2020 will give you even more energy to implement your constructive ideas. A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will help you let go of an unproductive habit. A new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 will deliver a positive message from your soul through a dream or an inspiration during a quiet moment. With Saturn, your planetary ruler, in the Sign of the Goat until December 16, 2020, this is a good time to develop even more self-discipline so you may accomplish your positive goals and bring your life to a higher level. This could include deep cleaning your home, revising dietary regimes, or taking an inventory of the health of your relationships. Your emphasis should be on bringing greater positivity and efficiency to your life. Increasing the positive and decreasing the negative is a favorable orientation for you at this time. Mars retrograde in Aries until November 13, 2020, provides the opportunity to rectify outstanding situations on the home front. Renovations or something as mundane as rearranging furniture are not out of the question. Small and subtle changes could make a big difference in your life!

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Review your communications from the past until Mars resumes its forward motion on November 13, 2020. This is a time to review  past actions and make course corrections. Uranus, your planetary ruler, also remains retrograde for the rest of 2020. So, reconsider decisions made in the first half of 2020 to bring greatest success as the year comes to a close. An idea from your subconscious mind will rise to the surface under an alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on November 12, 2020. This may be a repressed insight or memory. There are many treasures and profound insights hidden in your subconsciousness, waiting for you to listen to their wisdom. Slow down and come into a quiet place so you may listen to the small voices within you. As an Aquarian, you can get carried away from earthly reality by enchanting ideas. Try to focus on the spiritual center of consciousness between your eyebrows as you sit quietly and listen to your inner thoughts. You may take a pen and paper to write down the inspirations that come to you. Typing on your phone or computer could counteract the still feeling you are trying to cultivate. So writing with a pen and paper may be more beneficial. But any mode of self-expression will help ground you so you may continue to commune with the good idea and inspirations arising from your soul. The conjunction of lucky Jupiter and karmic Saturn in Aquarius on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020, will open the gateway for a new chapter in your life. Let go of what no longer works to leave space for something new and better to come in. 

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Neptune, your planetary ruler, remains retrograde throughout the fall season, giving you an opportunity to withdraw from outer activity to explore your own inner realms. This process will be assisted by the conjunction of Jupiter with profound Pluto in Capricorn on November 12, 2020. You will learn about new ways to interact with the people in your life and the world around you as a result of current planetary patterns. You will discover deep insights into yourself as well as into the people you are close to during this planetary period. This is a good time to connect with others who can be helpful to you! The completion of Mars Retrograde on November 13, 2020 will give you energy to move forward on a good idea or inspiration you have been cultivating since the beginning of the year. Combined with the new moon in Scorpio on November 14, 2020, you will be ready to implement your creative ideas! A full moon lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020 will temporarily challenge you to create a peaceful sanctuary in your home environment. By filling your space with calming music, uplifting artwork and colors, and soothing scents, you will be able to make your sacred space ready to inspire you by the new moon solar eclipse on December 14, 2020. The Moon in Pisces  on October 26-27 and November 22-23, 2020 will fuel your creative flair as you construct a safe, serene, and pleasing space in your inner and outer environments. 


- OM -


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