Autumnal Equinox, September 2014: the First Day of Fall

September 10, 2014 at 12:11 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 1 Comment
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The Autumnal Equinox of 2014 occurs on September 22nd at 9:29 CDT this year (Plano, TX).  (In other areas, such as the United Kingdom, it will occur on September 23rd in the early morning hours (0229 GMT)).  It is followed two days later by a new moon (Libra / Aries).  We will cover both in this entry.

First, the chart (set in Plano TX):

Autumnal Equinox 2014 September

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We note that the Moon is very old and (predictably) near the Sun.  Venus is between them and would be “besieged” if the Sun and Moon were malefics (which they are not).  This places Venus on or near the mid-point of Sun and Moon and is arguably a favorable placement.  Moon is slightly past an opposition to Chiron and and an earlier opposition to Neptune (both in Pisces) earlier than that.

Before we go further with our analysis, let us make clear that you should wrap up certain kinds of business (only you know the precise details) before this change in the sign of the Sun.  This period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.  Given the nature of the Full Moon (FM) earlier this month, this may mean fully releasing any remaining hopes of clinging to whatever path you chose to NOT follow when the time of the FM offered you a choice (or series of choices).  Whatever it is that you chose NOT to do, it is GONE now.  Trying to preserve it or “hang on” to it will only cause you problems and pain.  CLEAR THINGS OUT.

Some of you had a “fling” earlier in September when Venus opposed Neptune (probably the weekend of September 12th).  If you had a painful awakening later (Venus opposite Chiron), and that romance was ill-chosen, then CUT IT OFF.  Cut your losses.  Do not string that person along.  And if you lost money on the romance (or venture), then do NOT think for a minute you are likely to get your money back.  File the pictures you took in your scrapbook.  Move forward.

If you are leaving a job at this time, start your start day for the new job AFTER the New Moon (next chart).  Take a little time off to regenerate.

Looking for an alternative version of this chart?  PlanetWaves.com has one located here.  Another alternative is located here.

Here is the United States map.  We note that Northern Nevada has an unusually high number of lines passing through it.  (Looking for a place to spend the Equinox that should be transformative?  Try Las Vegas or Reno (Reno is slightly stronger in this particular case) for Fall Equinox 2014!  Note, though, that we said “transformative” and did not further qualify that statement as either “good” or “bad.”)

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We note that Los Angeles and Southern California are affected, also, but the effect is not as strong as in Northern Nevada.  With Uranus (Prometheus) on the Ascendant, we would not be surprised to see huge gains/losses at the gambling tables.  (But, anything goes!)

Here is the New Moon chart (a few days later):

New Moon September 2014

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A few of you will ignore the the earlier recommendation that “this period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.”  In that case, some of those who ignore that advice will have a “reminder,” possibly an unpleasant reminder, to clear out the old.  Given the position of the Sun/Moon conjoined in the first degree of Libra, this will likely have one of two outcomes.  The first will be a potential for violence.  The damn will burst.  (This depends on the charts of the individuals involved.)  The other outcome is the extreme opposite: prolonged negotiations that seem to go nowhere resulting in “a death by a thousand blows.”  You will WANT progress but be unable to attain it, stuck by the lingering garbage of the previous period.  (This could be in the form of a bankruptcy, possibly for some of those gambling in Las Vegas or Reno.)

A few of you, wisely, will decide to relocate at this time.

While any given chart, or pair of charts, contains many potential “lessons,” the “lessons” of these two are clear: CLEAN HOUSE (literally and figuratively) before this time arrives.

Chances are good we will add updates between “now” (the time of the initial posting) and the time of the events.  (This has become our practice in the last year or two.)

Edit: A few key aspects (and when they perfect) in this period:

Wednesday September 10th: Venus Opposite Neptune

Friday September 12th: Mercury Quincunx Chiron

Sunday September 14th: Venus Trine Pluto

Wednesday September 17th: Venus Opposite Chiron

Sunday September 21st: Venus Sextile Saturn; Mars Square Neptune

Monday September 22nd Pluto Direct Station (within two hours of Equinox)

Tuesday September 23rd: Jupiter Quincunx Chiron!  (About eight hours prior to the New Moon)

Thursday September 25th: Jupiter Trine Uranus

This is an active and complex time.  The Mercury / Jupiter / Chiron quincunxes indicate yet another “fork in the road.”  Venus is in a number of aspects, and this emphasizes in a general way an examination of values.

More specific situations may emerge: careers in the arts may be launched or reach turning points during this period.  Great works of art may be produced.  (See, also, our entry about The Quintile Kite of October 9th 2014.)  If you have any interest in art, if you have thought about the possibility of being a professional artist, this will be your chance to “jump ship” and take on that challenge.)

Children born during this period will tend to see alternative viewpoints; they may have a tendency to break with tradition because they tend to embrace multiple perspectives.  They will face a bit of a curse in that they are never quite satisfied.  (But, this may drive them to produce great accomplishments!)

Jude Cowell, over at Stars Over Washington, has an interesting analysis of the equinox.

Here are a few more links on this Autumnal Equniox:

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September 2014: The Grand Yod

September 7, 2014 at 1:19 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Editorial | 3 Comments
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As much as possible, I try to stick to the technical aspects of astrology on this blog. That means I avoid editorials. But, tonight, I am compelled to write an editorial.

I believe that we (collectively and individually) stand at a critically important fork in the road. It began in August and will continue at least through the end of September.  (Actually, it is a much larger period.)  I call this period the “Grand Yod of 2014.”  What makes it “grand” is the involvement of outer planets, namely Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto.  For some, the Full Moon of Monday September the 8th will be a particularly intense point.

Important to note is the fact that many of us often face turning points in our lives. But this one will be more noteworthy than most. The outcome is difficult to see. I can only tell you that we will be disappointed with the results regardless of which fork in the road we choose. So, keep detailed notes for the time being. For now, nothing is trivial. Everything is important. Take pictures. Make video. Cherish your friends and loved ones. And remember, someday, to tell yourself that you made the best decision that you could given the information that was available to you.

For myself personally, I have been ill lately. I seem to be recovering, but the astrology tells me to take NOTHING for “granted” at this time. Here in North Texas we are experiencing the beginning of “ragweed season” which is really a period in which an amalgam of pollen causes a fair amount of difficulty to certain members of the population. Runny noses are the problem for those that are younger, but the problems can become more pronounced with age. Frankly, allergic reactions affect the immune system, and that can lead to more serious problems in some cases.

Outside of North Texas, in places such as the Middle East and the former Soviet Union, problems that are likely worse than disease inciting pollen seem to be infecting the air. Many of us pray for peace and for justice.

If you are wondering whether or not you have chosen the right path for your life, then realize that this is a time in which you can shift from one path to a different one. The choice is yours.

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