Tea Social gathering Below a Harvest Moon
As the Solar opposes Neptune (Sep. 19, 2023, 4:17 am PDT), it’s on the Sabian image 27 Virgo, Grande dames at tea. We’re watching some Miss Marple mysteries in the meanwhile, and this image makes me consider quite a few scenes with Marple and some different neatly attired girls gossiping over tea in some grand manor dwelling. It’s a scene of propriety, leisure, and the scrumptious pastime of commenting on others – and never at all times kindly.
When unchecked, the Solar in Virgo can symbolize an inclination towards crucial gossip. However the Solar is opposed Neptune on the stunning Sabian image 27 Pisces, A harvest moon. It’s such a vibrant full moon picture, evoking uninhibited mischief, playfulness, and magic underneath the moon’s gentle. After we let ourselves chill out and play, there’s a lot much less of a have to criticize others.
This opposition finds its steadiness and knowledge in understanding how one can observe guidelines of etiquette, akin to dressing and sipping our tea correctly, with out demanding that others do the identical – and with out shedding contact of our joyous, wildish aspect.
In the event you’d requested me once I was younger whether or not I’d reasonably be wealthy or well-known, fame would have received handily. Right this moment, I’d lean the opposite means.
However really, an excessive quantity of both wealth or fame appears to come back with its share of issues. Plainly our happiest, lightest, most joyful traits danger being dimmed or obliterated in both scenario.
This week, because the Solar – image of the blissful, full-hearted youngster inside – trines formidable Pluto (Sep. 20, 2023, 10:21 pm PDT), true energy comes from neither wealth nor fame, each of which make us susceptible to the whims and avarice of others. Somewhat, the Solar trine Pluto illuminates the facility that comes from joyfully embracing our true selves.
This sort of energy can’t be given to us. We will turn into obscenely rich and nonetheless lose a associate. We may be elected to workplace or topped a monarch, but lack the love and respect of our constituents. Pluto reminds that actual energy can solely come from inside, and it may well’t be taken away.
Sticking the Touchdown
The First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius (Sep. 22, 2023, 12:32 pm PDT) at 29º31′ Sagittarius bookmarks final month’s 1º Sagittarius First Quarter (Aug. 24). Apparently, the forces of the good past determined we would have liked a double dose of enthusiastic, get-‘er-done Sagittarius First Quarter Moon to get issues transferring.
Two First Quarter phases in a row in the identical signal is a bit like watching a cat put together to leap up on a bookcase, soar, and juuuuust miss the mark; he’ll want a couple of minutes to recuperate earlier than attempting once more. That is our second current attempt with a Sagittarius First Quarter to make its prescribed leap of religion. Let’s hope that this time, the cat sticks the touchdown.
Round right here, that Virgo New Moon reverse Neptune (Sep. 14) shifted lots of vitality, and Mercury’s direct station the following day added to the unsteadiness. All of a sudden, there have been many calls for on our consideration. However as steered by the Solar’s Sabian image at this First Quarter, Completely intent upon finishing an instantaneous process, a person is deaf to any allurement, we have to give attention to what’s most pressing and never let ourselves get sidetracked.
That received’t be straightforward, with the Solar and Moon each in mutable indicators and in facet to notoriously distracting Neptune. Fortunately, if we dial into Neptune’s increased frequency, it would direct us towards the trail of therapeutic, serving to, and compassion. Steer your car onto that street and refuse to let your self be distracted.
Laying Down the Burden
This week brings one of many 12 months’s seasonal turning factors as the Solar enters Libra (Sep. 22, 2023, 11:49 pm PDT). Historically, the Solar is taken into account weak – in its “fall” – in Libra. This solely signifies that the Solar’s work, the belief of 1’s particular person genius and soul energy, may be tough to handle in an indication that’s particularly designed for partnership.
Alternatively, we be taught issues about ourselves in relationships that may’t be discovered another means. Whether or not it’s a romantic associate, a inventive collaborator, or an expensive good friend, we’ll really feel most alive sharing the shortening days with a companion. If we’re alone – and lots of are simply now –it’s a time to make a acutely aware effort to achieve out to others in no matter means we are able to. In Libra’s season, our private Solar shines brightest within the firm of others.
There’s a soothing, romantic high quality to Libra’s season; it’s a aid to put down the burden of the Solar’s zealous self-discovery. Even the world itself appears lovelier. When the Solar is on this register Northern Hemisphere’s autumn, its gentle rests warmly, gently, on the autumn timber altering coloration, the straw bales within the area, the newly-picked apples in bushel baskets. It’s a time of magic, when the softness of the sunshine makes strangers extra enticing, and the crispness of the air makes us lengthy for the heat of one other’s arms.
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