What an amazing week; first, comes the turning point between the seasons, and on Wednesday, the 23rd, we welcome the Autumnal Equinox – a day of balance on the earth. Each year, for a three day period, the Sun sits exactly over the equator, and both the northern and southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight.
Not only is the earth illuminated equally; all latitudes on the earth receive an equal distribution of 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
But, the equinox is not the only significant event this week. To embrace this special time, imagine coming up from the underground and stepping into the Light of Day. You are likely aware of the upcoming the Full Moon lunar eclipse on Sunday, the 27th.
But, there is another important shift this week. Pluto, the planet of transformation which has been retrograde since the middle of April, stations direct on Thursday, September 24th.
Pluto, especially when retrograde, forces us to ‘see’ things that we don’t want to look at, both personally and collectively. Pluto stationing direct at this time, just before the eclipse, ignites a ray of Light. Check out my image of Pluto from the oracle cards; he sits alone in his icy cave, removed from the day to day world of human affairs.
Yet, Pluto has a heart – a black one – but, nonetheless, Pluto develops our capacity to love. Black hearts have endured pain, yet they can transform. Pluto is much about love, and deep healing.
Collectively, we’ve been clearing and digging out the old, even to the point of re-living old memories. As Pluto goes direct, it’s time to leave the underground of old circumstances, and step out into the light of day. Ancestral memories ask to be healed, past lifetime patterns can be cleared, and things hidden for so long must be brought to the Light.
All of this powerful healing happens at the time of the equinox, a time of balance, and in synchronicity with the Blood Moon lunar eclipse of September 27th. Let this eclipse stop the weight of what is wrong in your world – and move you into making it right. With the sun in Libra and the moon in Aries, this is a time of cosmic balance (Libra) moving into (Aries) action.
Aries wants courage and initiative. Aries is where you must be brave, original, and independent. Do not give your power away! During an eclipse, the earth comes between the sun and the moon, so it’s actually the shadow of the earth that steals the reflected light of the sun from the moon.
Events related to eclipses will generally resolve within 6 months, although they can take up to 2 years. Often, during an eclipse, something or someone will come in between you and what you (think you) want.
Your awareness is your best navigational tool. Activate your Pluto power this week; free your heart of darkness, and celebrate life, love, and joy.