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Autumn Equinox 2022

Autumn Equinox Greetings!

The Autumn Equinox arrives on Thursday, September 22, 2022. It is the moment of perfect balance between the light of day and the dark of night. Use this opportune energy to discover where you would like to bring balance to your own life and determine the steps you'd  like to take to restore your inner harmony. This could involve establishing equilibrium between work and relaxation, between spiritual aspirations and worldly activities, between nurturing yourself and nurturing others, or between breathing into the present moment or dwelling on the past or future.


FIND the MIDDLE PATH BETWEEN the OLD & the NEW
If you're deciding between whether to preserve the old or embrace the new, you will see an appropriate middle path during the fall season. A tense balance between traditional Saturn and innovative Uranus will reach a tipping point in early October. At this time, you will be able to more clearly discern what to preserve from your past and what to introduce for your future. You will have the energy to take initial steps toward your new goals.

Your motivations for your actions also will evolve. You may increasingly seek greater meaning, greater independence, or greater creativity rather than security or sameness. 


 

MERCURY RETROGRADE will TURN YOUR ATTENTION WITHIN-CHANGE a FIXED PATTERN-RESPOND TO YOUR CONSCIENCE
Mercury is retrograde from September 9 - October 2, 2022. This energy will prompt you to go within for answers. Mercury retrograde promises better solutions from your inner world  than from the outer world of routines and fixed patterns. Changing a fixed pattern will produce the greatest growth at this time.

During the fall season, you also will develop more tools for adapting to the changing era we are in. Greater self-reflection, individuality, and self-affirmation rather than self-judgment or assessing your value through the reactions of others will bring you the best results. You also will need to respond to your own conscience and your sense of purpose rather than outer authorities.

GREATER AUTHENTICITY
We also are moving into a period of greater authenticity as you will experience more permission to be yourself. Notice how many videos feature experts and professionals speaking on a Zoom call from their living rooms or even their bedrooms. The caliber of their clothing also is decidedly more casual than business attire considered de rigueur in the past. When was the last time you met with a professional man or woman-in a business suit? As the poet Rumi aptly said, "Appear as you are. Be as you appear." This certainly fits our times.

YOUR POWERS of PERCEPTION WILL EXPAND
You also will discover that you can achieve more than you previously thought possible. You will break through limits imposed by your thoughts and expand your ability to imagine your potentials. Scientists are even finding that the human ear can now hear both higher and lower frequencies than previously possible; and the human eye can perceive a greater range of colors than the primary colors previously perceived by our ancestors. Just look at the range of colors in any box of crayons! So as our collective powers of perception expand, so too will your power to imagine and create a more evolved future. It is up to you to determine what this will look like.

 

 

THINK for YOURSELF, LEAD with YOUR HEART
This is a time of personal empowerment that emphasizes individual expression rather than "group-think." We are moving into a time where  people will be more more inclined to do what they love rather than what they have been told they should do. People will more readily come from their hearts than their heads.


 

 

POWER to the INDIVIDUAL
You also will see governments, large corporations, and even medical establishments becoming increasingly less effective as smaller community groups and businesses organize themselves and ascend in their productivity and effectiveness. More power will flow to the individual level. 


Left-and-right polarities also will dissolve as each "faction" begins to splinter and individual members diverge on varying positions and opinions.  It will be less and less possible to define someone as  liberal or conservative as boundary lines blur and melt away. More and more people will be "conservative" on one issue, but "liberal" on another. 

If this sounds like we're moving into a free-for-all, or a disorganized, lawless, revolutionary period, well, it may feel a bit that way as a new order is established. It is out of the greatest chaos that the highest order can emerge. 

 

 


FINANCIAL MARKETS
As has been previously predicted in this newsletter since the beginning of this year, the financial markets are contracting to make way for a new kind of economic and financial system-one based on  micro-currencies and individual exchange rather than megalithic currencies and global financial markets. We also have been talking about what has been buried coming to the surface-and this certainly will be true at least through 2024. As unsavory as it may be, much corruption and malfeasance will be exposed. This too will open the way for a more evolved pathway ahead.

We are in for a bouncy period in the financial markets between now and the end of 2022. As new systems begin to take hold, traditional financial markets are likely to contract through 2023 and 2024. Nevertheless, forward-looking, forward-thinking companies and financial systems will thrive in the upcoming years. There will, therefore, be some robust sectors, such as satellite communications, virtual reality technology, alternative modes of transportation, alternative sources of water discovery and purification, food production and distribution, and alternative energy sources, such as hydrogen fuel cells. A lot of people think the need for electricity is on the upswing, but ultimately, our use of electricity will be waning due to a plethora of free energy sources, including hydrogen, the sun, wind, and even waste products. And of course, many things connected with the blockchain will proliferate in the coming years. However, some companies associated with blockchain will be flashes in the pan, while others will become firmly established. Some blockchain ventures will only provide short-term results, where quick profits can be made but a prolonged upswing or stability cannot be maintained.

 

 


MID-TERM ELECTIONS and ECLIPSES
As part of the continuing unraveling of authority structures and governments, the November 8, 2022 mid-term elections will occur on the day of a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse conjoined with the nodes of the Moon, squaring both traditional Saturn in Aquarius and progressive Uranus in Taurus, while Mars is retrograde in Gemini. All of this will cause a bumpy Election Day. Mars will activate sensitive points in everyone's astrological charts as it spends an uncharacteristically long 7 months in the communications sign of Gemini (from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023). Normally, Mars spends approximately 2 months in each sign. But due to its retrograde in Gemini (October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023), the sometimes disorganized energy of Mars retrograde in Gemini will be intensified and prolonged. Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto also will be retrograde at the time of the November election. This will mean that there will be unexpected losses and disputes about the true winners. Resolution of the results could be long in coming. Celestial energies on Election Day portend unexpected events, reversals, as well as an opening for innovative solutions. Given the planetary alignments on Election Day, don't look for anyone to be totally happy with the results. So, in a way, this will be a unifying moment, despite the uncertainty, because we all will  be in the same boat-albeit from various perspectives.  

 

 


A Partial New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 also will set the stage for the planetary tension that will come to a head on November 8, 2022. With Venus conjunct the solar eclipse, relationship tensions may erupt unexpectedly. While a war of words under the energy of Mars retrograde in Gemini could be initially disruptive, a higher, more authentic truth will emerge by the time Mars turns direct on January 12, 2023. The need for polarized sides to come together for the wellbeing of  all will become more apparent in 2023.

LUCKY JUPITER, LUCKY for SPIRITUALITY
Lucky Jupiter will retrograde into Pisces starting the week before Election Day until December 20, 2022, when Jupiter will re-enter Aries through May 16, 2023. Jupiter in Pisces, along with spiritual Neptune in Pisces, favors spiritual solutions over concrete material action. Jupiter in Pisces will soften life's edges and make concrete solutions more elusive. Jupiter in Pisces will reward prayer, meditation, and positive thoughts.  Jupiter in Aries beginning December 20, 2022, just before the Winter Solstice, will bring a new burst of energy and enthusiasm for new actions and solutions. 


 


BE a MAGNET for POSITIVE ENERGY
Stay tuned for more planetary news about 2023 in the Winter Solstice 2022 Newsletter. In the meantime, follow the positive prevailing energies of Jupiter in Pisces, which favor contemplative, meditative, altruistic or charitable activities, positive affirmation and prayer. It also is a good time to stand up for principles in which you believe, even if you do so in your thoughts, prayers, and affirmations. Your positive energetic contributions will radiate out and do much good for this world! So, be a magnet for positive energy by projecting positive thoughts, prayers, and affirmations. 

If planetary patterns create more turmoil on the outside, fortify your inner world through introspection, self-reflection, positive thinking, and prayer. This is the true aim of our world's transformative celestial energies. When the actions and thoughts that helped you in the past no longer work, and if conditions in the outer world make little sense, take shelter in your inner world, where true wisdom and solace reside. This time is meant to fortify each individual's unique connection to their soul.

 

REACH OUT to EXPLORE THE IMPACT of the PLANETARY ENERGIES on YOU!
If you would like to further explore how to make the planetary energies work for you, feel free to contact me at Laurie@LaurieBaum.com or 760-753-7676 (office-landline). I look forward to talking with you!


Have a blessed Autumn season! And use this time to delve into your inner world to explore positive directions you might go in the coming times!

With loving thoughts and prayers,

Laurie

 

 


PLEASE READ on for PERSONAL PREDICTIONS for EVERY SIGN!

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
Energetic Mars, your planetary ruler, will focus your energy on clarifying your communications from the past during the autumn season. Use your abundant energy to clear up misunderstandings and resolve conflicts that may have remained unresolved. The focus on communications will be caused by Mars' uncharacteristically long 7-month sojourn through the communications sign of Gemini-from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023. Under this influence, previously tangled communications can become untangled. Additionally, Mars normally spends 2 months in each sign of the zodiac. But due to Mars' retrograde in Gemini from October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023, Mars will remain in Gemini until the Sun reaches Aries on March 25, 2023. This means that your attention will be focused more than usual on what you say to others-and on what they say to you. Try to think carefully before expressing strong opinions. Read important contracts twice before signing. Prepare for expectable delays when you travel. A series of eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio on October 25 and November 8, 2022 will help you use your financial abundance in new and creative ways. Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Libra from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will bring important people into your life who will offer helpful advice to enable your daily life to run more smoothly.


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
Endeavor to strike a balance between tradition and innovation during the autumn season as innovative Uranus in Taurus aligns with traditional Saturn in Aquarius. It is a good time to let go of what is no longer working so you may make space to experiment with new people and projects. You appreciate the rhythm of repetition, but think carefully about repeating patterns from the past that are no longer working. You may think about alternative ways of accomplishing important goals during the fall season-and you may even re-define what your important goals are under this celestial influence. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will give you a new perspective on friendship. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on November 8, 2022, will enable you to make an important change in the way you present yourself to the world. Mercury retrograde from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will help you to change a daily routine so your life functions more efficiently. Mars retrograde in Gemini from October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023 will bring you benefits when you review your financial expenditures and budgets.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
You may feel like you're a juggler who needs five hands as Mercury turns retrograde from September 9 to October 2, 2022-and, Mars in Gemini turns retrograde from October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023. Even though you are one of the most quick-witted signs of the Zodiac, you may feel as if you are juggling too many issues at once with many people trying to communicate with you at the same time-both electronically and in person-under these powerful astrological alignments. You'll enjoy the mental stimulation, but make sure to periodically rest to gain perspective and sort your options.  You will be called upon to set priorities and concentrate on one thing at a time in order to get through what may be a highly busy period. You also may face many decisions requiring you to balance innovation with tradition. You'll do best to alternate between the two. The best time for you to travel or initiate new ventures will be between October 2 to October 30, 2022, when neither Mercury nor Mars are retrograde. During other periods, leave extra time to get from Point A to Point B-and joyfully expect the unexpected! Mercury retrogrades once again from December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023, which will also turn your mind to the past during the New Year's season. With Mercury and Mars retrograde, you may want to stay close to home if possible during the holiday season. When your mind longs to run free, indulge in good books and movies. 


CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
You will be interacting with a lot of people who spark your creativity during the fall season. These interactions will be most impactful under Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Libra from September 9 to October 2, 2022, and again under the influence of the New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 25, 2022 and the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022. Stay open to interplay between yourself and people with whom you would not typically interact. These exchanges will be very fortifying to your ability to see your life in a new, positive perspective. Energetic Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 also will give you an opportunity to communicate with many new people. Your daydreams will provide a rich source of creative inspiration during the fall season. If something feels out of alignment, this is a good time to make appropriate adjustments to accommodate a new daily rhythm. Your most powerful days are under the Cancer Moon on September 18-19, October 15-16, November 12-13, and December 9-10, 2022.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)
The moment when the light of day equals the dark of night arrives at the Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2022. This is an auspicious day for you to re-examine the ways you have been expending your energy as you reach the midpoint between the Summer and Winter Solstices. The Summer Sun sparks your enthusiasm and fuels your energy, whereas the autumn light encourages you to harvest the results of seeds you have planted earlier in the year. Take an inventory of the areas of your life where you are ready to reap the results and also look for aspects of your life in need of the greater attention. Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Libra from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will help you reevaluate your financial priorities and your budget. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio will help you re-arrange a section of your home. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on November 8, 2022 will bring you a favorable opportunity to interact with the public in a practical way. The passage of energizing Mars through Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will help you connect with an old friend.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
The Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2022 marks the beginning of a positive 52-day post-birthday period for you-this is when your energy is at its strongest and you can easily manifest your goals and aspirations. You will experience new ways of interacting with people under the influence of Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Libra from September 9 to October 2, 2022. Do you prefer to interact with others to accomplish your important goals? Or, do you prefer to fly solo when you are concentrating on an important objective? Do you prefer to be with people with whom you can be completely authentic? Or, do you prefer to keep it light, and possibly change your style depending upon who you are connecting with? A Full Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will help you discover new information that you previously had been curious about but have not yet explored. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022, will help you embark upon a new course of study or enable you to set up a trip to a foreign land. Stay open to exchange ideas with people you don't normally communicate with. The passage of energizing Mars through Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will help you clarify your goals. You will discover new information coming toward you from many directions during the fall season. Mars in the communicative sign of Gemini for 7 months will sharpen your mind so you will collect enough data to make well-informed decisions.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)
The Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2022 marks the beginning of a positive post-birthday period for you in your annual birthday cycle. Your upcoming new birthday year initiates a fortunate 52-day period that follows the day when the Sun returns to the place  it was when you were born. Under this influence, your energy will be strong and you will be able to most easily manifest the goals you focus upon. Mercury retrograde in Libra and Virgo from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will further assist you to review the past and make appropriate course corrections. Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will assist you to think deeply about what are your important goals and how can you best reach them. This is a fortunate time to try something opposite from what you have tried in the past. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 25, 2022 will help you re-balance your budget in a way that is favorable for you. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022 will help you enlist the assistance of someone with the expertise you need. If your first choice doesn't work, consider making another selection after the Full Moon of November 8, 2022. You will have greater information, clarity, and confidence in your direction after this time.


SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)
The Autumn Equinox on September 22, 2022 initiates a fortunate time when you may complete projects begun in the past. This is in preparation for a new beginning at your next birthday in mid-fall. Mercury retrograde in Libra and Virgo from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will enable you to let go of something from the past that is no longer useful to the direction you would like to go. Think carefully about what supports your forward movement-and what holds you back. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will give you the impetus to display a hidden aspect of your personality. Think back to what was happening in your life when this eclipse pattern last occurred on October 25, 2003. You will have a chance to re-do any issues left in your life from that time. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse with the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus on November 8, 2022 will stir the pot and facilitate a new alchemical mixture in your life. Think of which elements of your life can be fused to create a greater whole. Remember, as Aristotle said: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Energetic Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023, and retrograde from October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023, will enable you to explore a subject about which you have been curious but have not yet had time to explore. This is an opportunity to sink into your own intellectual and psychological depths.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
You will have a chance to visit with an old friend who will present an alluring opportunity as Mercury retrogrades in Libra and Virgo from September 9 to October 2, 2022. Use your discrimination to decide whether to accept the offer. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will awaken an aspect of your subconscious. Pay attention to your dreams. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022 may initially present a confusing situation. But if you sit quietly in meditation, a clear, logical answer will arise. Pay attention to your intuition at this time. Lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, transitions from fiery Aries to laid-back Pisces from October 27 to December 20, 2022. This will change the tenor of your daily rhythm from go-go-go (until October 27, 2022) to "mananait will work itself out, it can wait" (until December 20, 2022). Jupiter will remain in Aries until May 16, 2023. Mars in your opposing sign of Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will attract to you someone who is intellectually scintillating. Make sure this person's heart qualities are as alluring as their brains if you intend to initiate a deeper connection.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
The retrograde of communicative Mercury from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will help you re-examine your overall life direction. Are you going in a direction that brings greatest benefits to yourself, to others, or to you soul?  How about your physical health and wellbeing? What is the direction that is most important to you? The transition of lucky Jupiter from entrepreneurial Aries to relaxed Pisces on October 27, 2022, will help you lay back a bit and relax if you feel over-worked. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will bring you into a group interaction that will inspire you. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022 will excite your creativity. Use your resourceful mind to tackle a practical project. Energetic Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will help you reorganize your work space. For you, an organized space equals an organized mind. You like all of the puzzle pieces of your life to fit together. So, work on creating supportive schedules, meeting places, and work areas so your creativity and productivity can flourish!


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Karmic Saturn in Aquarius until March 2023 will give you an opportunity to refine your life goals so they best reflect the aspirations of your soul. Think about what you truly would like to express in your life, and set your intentions on these aims. You may want to write a positive affirmation or meditate and pray for divine assistance in meeting your objectives. Mercury retrograde in Libra and Virgo from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will give you the impetus to introspect about what is important in your life. Ask yourself tough questions, such as: "What would I like to be remembered for when my life is over?" Or, "What could I do differently to bring more happiness to myself? Or to others?" A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will give you the impetus to further think deeply about the direction of your life. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022 will focus your energy on creating greater comfort in your home environment. Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will heighten your ability to express your creativity.


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Mercury retrograde in your opposing sign of Virgo and in Libra from September 9 to October 2, 2022 will help you connect on a deep level with someone you care about. This interaction will lift your spirits and bring greater meaning to your life. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022 will spark your imagination and give you an idea that you will put into effect during the fall season. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8, 2022 will further energize your creative thinking and will spark a creative solution to an ongoing problem. Energetic 
Mars in Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023 will help you make a much-needed change to your home environment. With spiritual Neptune in Pisces until 2026, this is a good time to set up a safe space where you can do spiritual practice, whether it be yoga, meditation, quiet contemplation, or writing. Make this a space where you can comfortably feel at one with all that is.

 

- OM -

 

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