Symbolized by the sun’s entry into the sign of Libra the scales, the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere (vernal in the south), calls us towards balance and grounding. On this day there is equal amounts of day and night, a time when nature can teach us how to find perfect harmony between our inner and outer worlds.
This year has been the most time warping experience, and I can’t believe we are in September already! So it’s Virgo season and tonight’s full Moon is in the sign of Pisces, the fish. This Neptune ruled full Moon makes a strong and harmonious aspect to Uranus, and the result is a strong sense of heightened intuition and a desire to experience the ‘out of the ordinary’.
Tonight’s new moon in Leo is a reprieve from the intensity that we have been experiencing collectively. While it’s a fiery new moon, because Leo rules the heart, we are moved by an internal calling, a calling of love.
The Moon is an emotional planetary archetype. It’s the deeper aspect of us, the feminine, more subconscious side of us that we are not always aware of. It doesn’t particularly feel at home in the sign of Aquarius, which is a masculine, eccentric and mental air sign. There is a natural feeling of agitation when the moon is in Aquarius, and with tonight’s full moon, it’s even more high strung because this full moon squares, i.e. makes a tense aspect to the planet Uranus (which actually rules Aquarius). Uranus is the archetype of the wild card in astrology. The ruler of innovation, technology and the iconoclastic mindset. This full moon has quite a strong Uranian flavor to it, which means expect the unexpected.
Tonight’s Full Moon is the strongest super moon of the year, meaning that it is closer in proximity to the earth that it will get in 2020. This moon comes in the midst of a big upheaval we are going through in our collective consciousness, as evidenced by the world’s events. In order to understand the energetic influence of this particular full moon, we need to look at the aspects that the planets are making right now. The strongest aspect that this full moon makes is to the conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn that has been in the heavens since the new moon on March 24th.
Tonight at 12:13am we have an annular or ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse. This occurs when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, but the isn’t able to cover it completely, leaving a ring of light around the eclipsed Sun. Solar eclipses are always a powerful energetic time bringing to light things that usually remain in the shadows. Astrologically, this particular solar eclipse has a vibrant quality to it due to the planetary alignments it makes.
Tonight is the longest night of 2019, it is winter solstice which means that at 11:19pm tonight, the sun officially enters Capricorn. It is a night of introspection and meditation. A night when we are given an opportunity to look at what lies in the dark crevices of our inner world.