The Fall equinox is late this year coming in at 9:31  am  EDT on  Tuesday,  Sept. 22nd.     The ancient cultures always took time to celebrate during this time and do extra spiritual practice. The planetary energies get a bit weird as they re-balance and the tendency is to try to do too much during the change of seasons and this can lead to sickness.  I have noticed that I decide to get wrapped up in crazy cleaning projects around this time and have more   maniacal energy like a white tornado but then felt a bit bit exhausted and out of balance so go easy.  We are shifting into fall which is moving the outward solar energy of the world which has been toward action toward the quieter inward energy of the autumn and winter which is more inward.  Nature is shutting down her production for the year and we need to honor that.

As we move into the weekend,  take it easy a few days before and after this time and take extra time for spiritual practice and take time to celebrate by taking in a cultural event and welcome fall and harvest and be grateful or be just “great” and “full.” Avoid work-alcoholism and running around like a rabbit even if you feel a lot of extra energy.

I have noticed that when I have not taken it easy during the equinox and solstices, that I start getting a bit flu like and feel like I am going to get sick. Use this time to get extra rest even if you feel like you have to do 15 projects that were due yesterday.

Enjoy nature.  Fall seems ironically late now with the warmer and wetter temperatures but those fall leaves will come soon.

We are also moving toward the nodes  changing signs in the Mean Node system into Taurus and Scorpio  on Sept. 22nd and 23rd and it tends to get the subconscious mind stirred up with weird fears and bizarre thoughts and desires.

Watch communications and technology this week with Mercury shifting out of  Virgo on Sept. 22nd into Libra where creative writing is supported.   Mercury spends many weeks here as it goes retrograde in Libra on Oct.  13th and does not go into Scorpio until Nov. 27th.    This is a spiritual transit for Libras with the lord of the 9th transiting the first and time for spiritual retreat.  We will write more about this next month.

The exact hits by a Saturn square and a Mars opposition into Sept 23-24th could create lots of arguments, miscommunication and be careful on the road and watch out for the other guy as Mercury/Mars aspects can lead to accidents if you are in a Mars/Mercury or Mercury/Mars period or if you are ruled by  certain signs. Stay alert and do one thing a time and do not get into arguments on the phone or with people in the car.   Computer problems can pop up so stay on top of back-ups.



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