Autumn Equinox 2023
Autumn Equinox Greetings!
Equinox arrives late in the evening on the West Coast on Friday, September
22nd and early in the morning on Saturday, September 23rd on the East
Coast, Europe, Africa, India & Asia. The Autumn
Equinox is the moment of perfect balance between day & night as we descend
into the more internal, introspective half of the year in the Northern
This year's autumn season will be energized by 2 eclipses that will jar us out
of old patterns and prompt us to re-create our lives on a healthier level.
Say, for example, you always see the downside in situations-this will be an
opportunity to practice optimism. You may see that your positive thoughts
attract more positive circumstances to you. And if you normally only see
the positive in situations but do not realistically consider any pitfalls, you
may learn a bit about taking precautions that will protect you in the
Before delving further
into the eclipses and Autumn Equinox Predictions, I'd like to share some
glimpses of my recent trip to Mexico to visit pyramids,
ancient archeological sites, and artists' enclaves in Oaxaca, San Miguel
de Allende, Guanajuato & Mexico City. Mexico truly
is a rich repository of ancient wisdom & culture. The people have a
profound connection with nature, particularly the stars & planets, which of
course, is of particular interest to me! What was most thrilling about this
trip to Mexico was seeing the ancient pyramids' alignments with Orion's Belt,
Sirius, Venus, and the seasonal alignments of the sun at the equinoxes and
solstices. The pyramids really are power points on the planet!
Monte Alban, one of the oldest pyramidal communities
in Mexico, near the city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, thrived from 500 BC to
950 AD. It covers more than 1.5 square miles and included an astronomical
observatory and temples where light streams through various portals in the
stones on significant astronomical dates.
There is one point at
the peak of a pyramid at Monte Alban where an
energetic vortex is so strong that compasses spin rapidly in a circular
direction. Scientists are only today beginning to discover the validity of the
powerful energy vortices created by the pyramids due to their sacred geometric
The excavations of
Monte Alban began in earnest in the 1930s, and still continue today. Archeological research shows a dynamic
spiritual, commercial, and secular culture amidst the powerful
pyramidal structures, which at the time were considered points
of ascension for the dead.
STONE CARVINGS AT MONTE ALBAN
pyramidal discovery occurred in 2016, when a developer broke ground on a
shopping center in the Tlatelolco section of northern
Mexico City and found a 700-year-old pyramid beneath the surface
of the earth (underneath a grocery store that had previously been built there).
The apex of the pyramid was missing because a church had been built alongside
the pyramid, using the stones from the top of the pyramid!
TLATELOLCO CHURCH & PYRAMID BASE
The symbolism is
rich-Spanish conquistadors and missionaries proudly built monuments to their
spiritual beliefs from the ruins of the past. Yet, they dismantled the
sacred sites of the indigenous people. And they built edifices that they thought
represented more "modern" ideas.
While it is sad to see the destruction of the sacred ruins of the indigenous
people and the potential domination of one
culture over another, the co-existence of pyramids and churches also suggests
the blending of cultures that is emblematic of our collective movement to
a higher age and a more united world.
Today in Mexico, churches and indigenous pyramids exist side-by-side in
many places, such as at the pyramids of Mitla
(see photos below), and at Cuilapan, where Pope John
Paul in 1979 visited to make amends to the indigenous people for the actions
of Christian missionaries in the 1500s-1600s. It is heartening to know
that the fusion of cultures continues in Mexico-a name that contains the
word "mix" in its origins.
In the photo below at Mitla, a pyramid with elaborate carvings representing the
connection between humans and nature, exists side-by-side with a church.
MITLA CHURCH & PYRAMID
The process of
unearthing pyramids continues to this day in Mexico. We visited one pyramid
only discovered in 1995. It is called Canada de la Virgen, near San Miguel de Allende, north of Mexico City.
Due to the years it takes to go through governmental processes and carefully
excavate the pyramids, Canada de la Virgen was not opened to the public until 2011.
CANADA de la VIRGEN
And finally, we
visited the well-known Teotihuacan, an 8-square mile complex just outside of
Mexico City that thrived among Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec,
and Mixtec people from 100 BC to 750 AD. Initially
discovered in 1864, Teotihuacan features the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the
Moon, and a solar observatory at the Palace of Queztlcoatl-an indigenous deity known
as the feathered serpent.
Teotihuacan is aligned with the equinox points and axis of the earth, and
has representations of an indigenous calendar and its relation to
the cycle of Venus.
TEOTIHUACAN PYRAMID of the SUN
At Teotihuacan and in
many other places where excavations of ancient ruins have taken place, you
can still find shards of pre-Columbian pottery -rich relics of the past-lying
haphazardly on the ground. In Mexico, it is amazing to think how much
history lays beneath one's feet!
It also reminds me
that things come to the surface when they are ready to be known.
As more and more
pyramids are discovered in our lifetimes, it tells me that people are becoming
more open to and aware of the powerful connection between the heavens and
earth. "As above, so below." We are but part of one greater consciousness, and
as we attune ourselves to elements of nature that are bigger than
ourselves, the more we can live, work, and be in harmony with those larger
patterns and cycles that benevolently guide our lives.
Thus, let's continue
to look at the planetary alignments for the autumn season so we can harmonize
and work toward the highest expression for all.
The following are the
most important eclipses impacting our world during the fall season:
* A New
Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will realign
relationship dynamics. The eclipse will be visible in most of the United
States, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
* A Full
Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on on October
28, 2023 will impact financial markets and cause reversals of
prevailing trends. The eclipse will be visible in the
northeastern United States, northeastern South America, Europe, Africa, India & Asia.
eclipses will be turning points in our world. They are likely to cause changes
in governmental leadership, and populations will reverse previously held
positions as they gather newly-exposed information. These new perspectives will
ultimately present new opportunities and directions in our individual lives.
You will be revisiting issues you last faced in 2004-05 on a higher level. If
something is unresolved from that time, you will have a chance to resolve it at
a higher level.
Overall, expect the fall season to be a time of dynamic change-all moving
toward more authenticity, balance, efficiency, and in greater alignment with
your soul and the loving being who you are.
If you would like to discover more about how the eclipses will affect you
personally, feel free to reach out to me at: Laurie@LaurieBaum.com.
for love & authenticity in the fall season,
resist sharing a few more photos of the beautiful objects made by local
craftspeople in the Oaxaca region. (see below)
Please scroll down for your Autumn
Equinox Predictions for Every Zodiac Sign!
HAND-PAINTED SHOES, HAND-PAINTED WOOD
HAPPY FALL EQUINOX!
READ ON FOR
PERSONALIZED PREDICTIONS FOR EVERY ZODIAC SIGN!
ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
The autumn season will be a time for you to focus on seeking harmony in your
relationships! With your planetary ruler, Mars, in the opposing sign of Libra
until October 11, you will be able to bring unfinished business to a
conclusion. The Nodes of the Moon in Aries & Libra until the end of
next year will make this a time to boldly assert your agenda when it is
important to do so. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will
help you re-sculpt a relationship pattern. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October
28, 2023 will help you choose a new direction for your financial planning.
Mercury retrograde in Capricorn from December 13, 2023 to January 1, 2024 will
help you end the year on a relaxing note.
TAURUS (April 20 -
The autumn season will be a beneficial time for you to make a positive change
with lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus both in Taurus! The completion of
Venus retrograde on September 3, 2023 and the end of Mercury retrograde on
September 15, 2023 also will give you the energy to bring peace & harmony
to any relationships that have gone off-track. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on
October 14, 2023 will help you change a fixed pattern so your life can proceed
on a more efficient level. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October
28, 2023 will clear away something that has been burdensome and bring a helpful
person into your life. Make sure to reward this individual for the contribution
they will make.
GEMINI (May 21 - June
The completion of the retrograde of Mercury, your planetary ruler, on September
15, 2023, will launch you into a positive, productive period of growth. Make
sure to re-examine and re-configure any details that have been overlooked
during the summer season. Your mind moves quickly, but it will help if
you slow down and re-check important documents and communications. A
New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will heighten
your creativity and prompt you to take a calculated risk. Again, make sure to
check details before signing on the dotted line. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in
Taurus on October 28, 2023 will introduce you to a new concept that will help
you improve your health. Mercury retrograde in Capricorn from December 13,
2023 to January 1, 2024 will enable you to make adjustments to any
previous decisions that need revisions.
CANCER (June 22 -
You will be most sensitive to the alignments of the Moon during the autumn
season, including the Harvest SuperMoon on
September 29 (when the Moon is closest to the Earth-and the horizon at
sunset); the New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 14 (visible in much of
the United States, Mexico, Central America, and northern South
America); and the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October 28, 2023
(visible in the northeastern United States, northeastern South America, Europe,
Africa, India & Asia). These lunar energetic turning points will give you
an opportunity to realign your life goals. The most important principle to
keep in mind is solidifying your foundations so you can move forward
confidently into your future. Decide what it is that you need in order to feel
most aligned with your inner core powers. Is it emotional security? Financial
ease? Physical safety? Creature comforts? If the answer is "yes" to any or all
of the above, use this season to set your priorities!
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
Loving Venus in Leo until October 8, 2023 will highlight your creativity and
dramatic flair. Use this time to express your novel ideas and attract others to
your way of thinking. You will be warmly received at this time. Energetic Mars
in Libra until October 11, 2023 also will enhance your ability to communicate
to receptive audiences. Venus in the loving and balanced sign of Libra from
November 8 to December 4, 2023 will further support your
open communication with loved ones. If there is something you've
been meaning to say, this is the time to say it! A New Moon Annular Solar
Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will bring some new people into your life,
possibly in your neighborhood. And a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on
October 28, 2023 will challenge you to temporarily give more than you receive.
Gratitude and appreciation for your gifts will come later.
VIRGO (August 23 -
Your birthday just before the Autumn Equinox on September 23, 2023 will begin a
52-day positive "solar" period in your life. This is the time to initiate
projects, plans, and relationships that will guide the course of your next
solar year. This is a highly auspicious time to get the ball rolling on your
new ideas-and experience the success you need to launch your new birthday year.
This is a great time to solidify your foundations! A New Moon Annular
Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will cause a reversal in
financial outcomes. Plan conservatively to avoid shortfalls. A Full Moon
Lunar Eclipse in the compatible earth sign of Taurus on October 28, 2023 will
prompt you to communicate with someone you've fallen out of touch with.
Communicative Mercury, your planetary ruler, in Virgo until October 4, and
loving Venus in Virgo from October 8 to November 8, 2023, will help your
relationships unfold most peacefully and harmoniously.
LIBRA (September 23 -
The Autumn Equinox on September 23, 2023 coincides with the entrance of the Sun
into the sign of Libra. This is an excellent time to initiate new projects,
plans, and relationships that will guide the course of your next year. You will
be supported by energetic Mars in Libra until October 11, communicative
Mercury in Libra from October 4 to 21, the Sun in Libra until October
23, and loving Venus in Libra from November 8 to November 4, 2023. You
will be supported by lucky Jupiter in the Venus-ruled sign of Taurus until next
May. This is your time to shine! A New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra
on October 14, 2023 will help you decide upon a new goal or direction for
your life. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October 28, 2023
will help you gather the needed resources to implement your
SCORPIO (October 24
- November 21)
A New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will awaken
wisdom from your subconscious that will help you to make a decision about your
life direction with the wisdom of your soul. A powerful experience from your
personal past-or a prior incarnation-contains knowledge that you can now
implement. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your opposing sign of Taurus on October
28, 2023 will alter the direction of a long-term relationship. There is an
aspect to this relationship that is not practical for your future. Once the
discord is identified, you will be able to work around the misalignment. It's
important, however, to be realistic about everyone's limitations. Your journey
will be supported by energetic Mars in Scorpio from October 11 to November
24, communicative Mercury in Scorpio from October 21 to November
9, the Sun in Scorpio from October 23 to November 22, and Venus in Scorpio
from December 4 to 29, 2023. The spotlight will be on you with so much
celestial energy concentrated in the Sign of the Scorpion during the autumn
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 -
A New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will bring a new
person into your social circle and widen your access to new ideas. A
New Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October 28, 2023 will prompt you
to rest, rejuvenate, and consolidate your energies. You are usually a
gregarious soul, but sometimes it's important to withdraw a bit and recharge
your batteries. Mid-October will be the time to do so. Until then, loving Venus
in the compatible fire sign of Leo until October 8, 2023 will support you to
explore new people and places. Communicative Mercury in Sagittarius from
November 9 to December 1, 2023, will energize you and support you to express your
many inspired ideas. You believe strongly in what you believe-and this will be
the time to share with others the causes and ideas that you are passionate
22 - January 19)
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will open your eyes to a
new opportunity you previously dismissed. You last encountered similar
circumstances in 2004. Don't let this chance for a new direction pass you by! A
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the compatible earth sign of Taurus on October 28, 2023
will challenge a previous assumption and expose you to new information. Don't
be afraid to recalibrate your values. This will bring you a greater sense of
ease and relaxation. Communicative Mercury in the compatible earth sign of
Virgo until October 4, and loving Venus in Virgo from October 8 to
November 8, 2023, will help you find supportive people with whom you can align
your activities. You feel a greater sense of security when people share your
goals and values, and move in the same direction as you are going! A goat
climbing a mountain (Capricorn=mountain goat) is happiest when others are
moving in the same direction and not obstructing your path!
AQUARIUS (January 20 -
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will fuel your
intellectual curiosity. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October 28,
2023, will then challenge a current
direction. An alignment between lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus will
then prompt you to explore a direction you hadn't considered before. It could
represent a radical departure from the past. This could involve an attitude,
action, person, or place. Stay open-minded throughout the autumn season for
many surprise opportunities. You are a peaceful and accepting individual who is
receptive to the ideas of others. Listen carefully to what resonates with you!
The autumn season will give you an opportunity to readjust and reconfigure the
elements of your daily routine.
PISCES (February 19
- March 20)
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on October 14, 2023 will help you deepen your
awareness of an internal emotional-mental pattern that you routinely follow.
Say you hear good news. Do you celebrate, or do you think about what could go
wrong? And, if you hear bad news, do you think about how to make the best of
it, how to get around it, or do you feel hopeless and sink into depression?
Consider how your outlook impacts the actions you take. A Full Moon Solar
Eclipse in Taurus on October 28, 2023 will help you get in touch with untapped,
hidden resources within yourself that will enable you to confront both good
& bad news with optimism and equanimity. Mars in the compatible water sign
of Scorpio from October 11 to November 24, communicative Mercury in
Scorpio from October 21 to November 9, the Sun in Scorpio from October 23
to November 22, and Venus in Scorpio from December 4 to 29 will help you
connect with people who will understand you.