9-22-18 and 9-24-18
The Equinox is Saturday, September 22 at 7:55
PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
and the Full Moon is Monday, September 24 at 8:52PM MDT
This equinox is designed to support and honor inspired change and new intentions. Change requires letting go. What you let go of includes your harvest of lessons and experiences of relationships and events and it is important to honor the medicine of your personal harvest as you choose
what to let go of and what to fold into a new cycle.
The time is marked by a robust emotional energy that can fuel new insights and decisions influencing your intentions going forward.There is an opportunity to turn recent challenges into powerful allies that can energize your path instead of depleting your enthusiasm. This is also a great time to honor the balance between the masculine and the feminine, the sun and the moon, the sky and the earth. If you are contemplating a big change that requires letting go, this is a good time to anchor it, to make a concrete plan, and to release the old pattern connected with the past in some ceremonial way.
We always recommend doing a ceremony or ritual in honor of the Equinox as it represents the change of seasons, the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another. A simple ritual is to write your releases, burn or bury them with gratitude for their medicine, then write your new intentions keeping in mind what wants to emerge from any recent insights or clarity.
Right on the heels of the Equinox is the Full Moon on Monday September 24 at 8:52 PM MDT. This full moon further supports the energy of the Equinox for release, restructuring and recalibration. As you work primarily with what you are letting go of, gain clarity by focusing on what you don’t want instead of second guessing how the future may unfold. In this way you may gain some clarity on a new direction.
As you let go of the patterns that have held what you no longer want in place, there will be a need for choice. You are the only one who can make the choice you need to make and it may take courage and commitment. Use the mental creativity available at this time, as well as an open vulnerable heart in the process of healing, to connect with what you have a passion for. This will inspire you to reach for that new frequency that will support the bigger picture, the longview, and the change you need to make for a new path forward.
You can’t expect things to be easier but you can continue to improve your own life by becoming more comfortable with intensity, the unknown and your ability to be flexible and resourceful. The passion piece is important as it will do more to open opportunities for you than anything else. What is your passion? Make a choice now to follow and support it!
The Power Path School of Shamanism
Saturday, September 22, 7:55 PM MDT
Sun enters Libra
A powerful time of the year when the planet comes into poignant balance with the Sun. The Sun shifts into Libra, a Venus-ruled, masculine Air sign just prior to Full Moon in Aries, so a time filled with robust emotional energy. Our mental bodies will feel energized as Mercury is traveling so close to Sun. A healing, alchemical season turning our ‘unspeakables’ into strong, helpful, wise allies as Chiron, the natural forest healer and teacher opposes the Sun. Our inner ‘warrior’ is up for some balancing, growth, and soul searching as Saturn, Lord of Karma, oversees the experiences we need to learn responsibility, respect, and integrity.
Equinox is the perfect time to honor the balance of the Sun and Earth and ask these elementals for guidance for the next season giving your doubts, confusions, and overwhelms up as sacred offerings to powers greater than you.
ARIES FULL MOON
Sun in Libra ~ Moon in Aries 2º
Monday, Sept 24, 8:52 PM Mountain Daylight Time
(Tuesday, Sept 25, 2:52 AM Greenwich Mean Time)
The Harvest Full Moon has caught up to Chiron retrograde who continues to oppose the Sun. We’re reaching back to heal what alienates us from each other. Saturn and Vesta square the Sun/Moon axis forming a T-Square reinforcing the tensions of the Equinox. There’s a challenge here to utilize our inner self-reliance to move our awakening forward. As we heal our own inner conflicts, we heal our ancestral lines as well. Saturn and Vesta both 2º Capricorn lend us strength, integrity, the long view and the courage to go within and focus on what is sacred to us. Together they provide a balanced, steadying force to the Aries Full Moon.
The North and South Nodes are very activated. 4º Leo/Aquarius. The Nodes are our raw growing edge (North) and where we reach to the past and release and resolve the lessons we came here in this lifetime to finish up (South). Mars has been working the South Node for months bullying us into letting go ‘for our own good’. That Mars/South Node point is involved in THREE sacred geometry configurations: a Grand Square, a Grand Trine, and a Mystic Rectangle! Is that even possible? The planets have aligned to give us a choice. We can choose whatever frequency at which we want to vibrate: Grand Square in fixed signs for maximum resistance, conflict and frustration, or Grand Trine in mostly Air signs learning to work with the mental realms and express our masculine selves creatively and with great ease, flexibility and cooperation, or Mystic Rectangle to use the opportunities provided and make something meaningful happen in our lives applying our gifts and talents. Your choice.
Mars is our masculine source of assertive action and instinctive vitality full of passion, independence and willfulness, but at the lowest vibrations you get abuse of power, self-centeredness, greed and aggressive bad behavior – something we see played out collectively of late. Mars rules this Aries Full Moon and it may turn out to be a rough and tumble one or a very dynamic one for you. Fortunately for us, astrology is a balance of fate and free will. The planets are aligned, and now you have free choice as to how you respond. That’s how this Earth game is set up.
All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
10/05 Venus retrograde 11º Scorpio until 11/16
10/08 Libra New Moon 16º 9:47 PM MDT
10/23 Sun enters Scorpio 5:22 AM MDT
10/24 Taurus Full Moon 1º 10:46 AM MDT
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
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