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Autumn Equinox 2017

Greetings!

 

The Autumn Equinox arrives later today, Friday, September 22, 2017, at 20:02Greenwich Mean Time. This marks the moment when the light of day is equal to the dark of night. We are moving into a period of shorter daylight hours in the northern hemisphere, which will give you more time to introspect and reflect on what has transpired in the past and what you would like to create in the future. 

The Autumn Equinox is a powerful time for meditation, prayer, and affirmations. The force of the changing angle of the Sun at every equinox and solstice strengthens the energy of your thoughts and enables you to make great spiritual, mental, emotional, and material progress. Use this time to accelerate your evolution through spiritual practice that supports your positive growth and health. Engage in uplifting activities. Visualize yourself and the earth and solar system  surrounded in a bubble of golden light. Please pray for peace, harmony, and positive transformation for all!

The energetic changes engendered by this summer's powerful total solar eclipse and partial lunar eclipse are just settling in now. You are probably starting to see the world from a new perspective.

Another powerful alignment of change-oriented Uranus in Aries with expansive Jupiter in Libra on September 27-28, 2017 is stirring chaotic energies and feelings this week. This celestial transit officially began on December 26, 2016. It intensified on March 2-3, 2017. And it will culminate this fall, especially in the coming weeks. It will take some months for each individual to assimilate what the changing energies mean to him or her, and then it will take some more months to adjust to all of the changes made by people whose lives affect yours. With the increased contacts among people engendered by electronic communications, this could tally up to a lot of people--so don't despair if you sometimes feel overwhelmed. It is a natural reaction to the expansion and acceleration of consciousness we are undergoing.

Your adjustments will principally involve the way you express your unique individuality and the way you bring your distinct expression to your relationship dynamics--either through greater self-assertion, diplomacy, surrender, compromise, or another method. No decision or modality is right or wrong. This is simply a time to discover your modality of self-expression and balance the way you have expressed yourself in the past. So, if you have gone to one extreme, this is a chance to explore the other extreme--or possibly more fruitfully--find the middle ground. If you've been overly assertive, this is a time to tone down. If you have been meek in the past, this is a time to speak up. Most people have held parts of their personalities inside of themselves, in order to "fit in" or conform to the needs of others. So, there will be more spontaneous expressions of self than usual. That is why social media and the internet are so busy now with people "expressing themselves." Of course, someone has to be quiet to listen to the symphony of voices!

A greater period of quiet and stillness will settle in toward the end of the year as karmic Saturn transitions from communicative Sagittarius to business-like Capricorn on December 19, 2017. Saturn will be in Capricorn until December 16, 2020.   

We also are in a time when our needs for personal security will collide with our need for freedom and change. It may seem that only one or the other is possible. But through a thorough inventory of Self, transforming compromises can be reached. The lead (as in heavy metal) of the past can be alchemically transformed into the gold of the future through the radical or extreme heat and pressure of uncomfortable circumstances that bring out the best in us.

Perhaps climate change, dysfunctional political systems, and sometimes-greedy corporate entities are the kind of heat and pressure needed to expose the flaws in each individual to bring about a purification that will benefit all.

In the meantime, the planetary alignments support making changes you have always wanted to make with your full faith that security lies in authenticity rather than in hiding parts of the self or the truth to preserve the status quo.  Clinging to the past may seem like it will work. But with the high-pressure planetary alignments, gripping the past by your fingernails may produce more pain to your fingernails than if you were to let go and move clearly ahead to an unknown future.

Lucky Jupiter enters Scorpio for the first time since 2006 on October 10, 2017. Jupiter will remain in Scorpio until November 8, 2018. This celestial transit will help you confront the shadow side of life, of your relationships, desires, and material aspirations to transform any remaining darkness into light. On a grander scale, governments, corporations, and larger systems in our society also will be forced to confront their shadow side in order to transform and survive.

When Jupiter makes a positive angle with spiritual Neptune on December 2, 2017, your positive spiritual aspirations will be supported--and will produce beneficial results for you.

Mercury turns retrograde later in the day on December 2, 2017 as well, and returns to direct motion on December 22, 2017. Expect and prepare for a little more confusion than normal during this period, and make sure to articulate yourself as clearly as possible to create greater coherence.

The planetary alignments for 2018 are far more calming than the ones in 2017, so begin to make the changes you have been contemplating in 2017 and enjoy the results you create in the coming year!

Practice prayer and faith combined with clear thinking and positive thoughts and actions. Your positive thoughts and prayers will contribute to the greater upliftment of the world's consciousness--and will bring greater light and enlightenment to potentially imbalanced situations. The world needs your positive energy more than ever now!


Keep an open mind and heart!

Many blessings for Love & Light,
Laurie

 

Please read on for your Personalized Astrological Predictions for Every Sign:

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The fall season will provide plenty of opportunities for you to refine your upcoming plans now that your planetary ruler, Mars, is in the precise sign of Virgo until October 22, 2017. Use the next month to attend to details that may have been overlooked. With lucky Jupiter in the profound sign of Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, you will have the opportunity to get to the bottom of a conundrum that has been bothering you for the last 12 years. Profound discoveries await you. This is an excellent time for introspection and self-analysis. Spend a few minutes each morning after you awaken to write down miscellaneous thoughts from your subconscious mind. A stream of consciousness approach will help you define a deep desire that you have not yet recognized or attended to. Once you realize what you truly need on a deep level, you will be able to truly realize your dreams. You will encounter helpful people who will guide you along your path throughout the autumn season. You will reap the greatest benefits when you clearly articulate your goals and desires, which your important introspective work will help you define and bring into sharp focus. 


TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Your planetary ruler, Venus, traverses the loving sign of Libra from October 14 to November 7, 2017. This will be a time to enjoy positive and healthy relationships! You also will have time to re-organize your life so that it proceeds in a more efficient and pleasing manner. Areas that have been out of balance will come back into equilibrium. Excesses will be curbed. Evaluate your life and see where you have met with resistance, but may have been pushing too hard nonetheless to achieve a goal. Persistence is one of your positive qualities. But it also is important to yield when you are not getting the results you expect. Lack of forward progress could mean you need to explore a different avenue. Mars in Libra from October 22 to December 9, 2017 will help you discover and implement creative solutions. Lucky Jupiter in your opposing sign of Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 will bring positive people to help you along your path.
 

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
Communicative Mercury moves rapidly ahead until December 2, 2017, giving you a chance to make much forward progress on creative projects and health regimens.  This is a good time to make a dietary adjustment to benefit your well being. As Mercury enters its 3-week retrograde period in early December, you will benefit from reflecting upon the past and contemplating ways you can make helpful adjustments to your daily routines. It also is a good time for communicating with people who are close to you to clear up any miscommunications from earlier in the fall season. With karmic Saturn in your opposing sign of Sagittarius until December 19, 2017, you are completing karmic lessons that have to do with fairness, balance, creating equality in relationships and seeing situations from all perspectives. Further, any delays you are currently experiencing will melt away as your daily activities come more into alignment with your soul’s plan for your life later this year and in early 2018.


CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
Lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Scorpio beginning on October 10, 2017 will boost your creativity and enable you to apply your creative ideas to the environment around you. The Harvest Moon (full moon) on October 5, 2017 will accentuate and help you develop your creative talents. You will express a latent talent under the influence of the next full moon of November 3, 2017. This is a time to imagine the interface between your private world of thoughts and feelings and the public world of social interactions. You are a profound soul with deep feelings. You have much to share with others about the workings of the human heart. Think about how you can share your gifts to uplift others and to teach them the sensitive, emotional qualities you abundantly possess. The full moon of December 3, 2017 will help you refine plans you made earlier in the fall season so you will have the most successful expression of what you would like to manifest.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The Sun, your planetary ruler, conjoins lucky Jupiter on October 26, 2017. This planetary alignment will boost your spirits and give you the confidence to experiment with a gift or talent that you have not shown others in the past. This is a good time to experiment with all forms of self-expression to which you feel drawn, such as theater, singing, dancing, or art (painting, drawing, etc.). You come alive when you have an attentive audience and this kind of attention brings out the best in you! Set up situations where you can express your talents and gifts, but also check with your audience to make sure they feel as attentive as you would like them to be. The energizing Sun in the compatible fire sign of Sagittarius from November 22 to December 21, 2017, and karmic Saturn in Sagittarius until December 19, 2017, will set the stage for you to express the refined gifts and talents you have cultivated over a lifetime. When you have perfected the quality you would like to display, this is your time to shine!


VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Mercury, your planetary ruler, supports your self-expression as it travels through Virgo until September 29, 2017. When communicative Mercury crosses into Libra from September 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017, you will focus on how to harmonize your thoughts and feelings with those of the people around you. When Mercury, your planetary ruler, travels through Scorpio from October 17 to November 5, 2017, along with lucky Jupiter in Scorpio beginning on October 10, 2017, you will penetrate to the depths of a question or mystery that has eluded you in the past. Mercury remains in lively and peripatetic sign of Sagittarius from November 5, 2017 to January 11, 2018. Under this influence, you will notice more details than others may care to perceive. Be aware of other people’s tolerance for the precision that comes so easily to you. During the retrograde motion of communicative Mercury from December 2 to December 22, 2017, there will be ample opportunity to modify excesses. In matters of perception, you eventually will be proven correct, but others will not be quite ready to see what you already perceive. Try to practice humility when others cannot keep up with your perceptions and especially when they discover that you were right all along. In the meantime, practice patience and be sensitive to others as they catch up to you. Your energy will be strong under the influence of Mars in Virgo from early September until October 22, 2017. This is a good time to initiate new projects and ideas.


LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
You will feel empowered under the energizing influence of the Sun in Libra from September 22 to October 22, 2017. With communicative Mercury in Libra from September 29  to October 17, 2017, along with loving Venus in Libra from October 14 to to November 7, 2017, you most easily will be able to create greater peace and harmony in your relationships and in the environment around you. Energetic Mars also will travel through Libra from October 22 to December 9, 2017, which will give you the opportunity to focus on unmet goals from the past. As you express yourself more assertively during this period, continue to exercise your normal gifts of tact and diplomacy while also striving to achieve your personal agenda.  Balance is your specialty, and the fall season will be a time when this quality will be much in need. As you find the balance between self and others, you will easily manifest your desires! An alignment of karmic Saturn and change-oriented Uranus on November 11, 2017 will help you re-calibrate any situations that are out of balance. 


SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
When lucky Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, 2017, you will experience an expansion of positive possibilities and a growing sense of optimism. Jupiter last passed through Scorpio from October 26, 2005 to November 23, 2006. You may also have experienced a fortunate event during that time. Fortunate circumstances will likely align for you again as Jupiter remains in Scorpio until November 8, 2018. While it is a fortunate time for you, it is not a time to sit back and wait for good luck to simply fall in your lap. You should also take the initiative and set up circumstances to achieve the most fortunate results. This is a time to communicate authentically and from your heart. The passage of communicative Mercury through Scorpio from October 17 to November 5, 2017will support you to express yourself most clearly and with the greatest amount of depth. The energizing Sun in Scorpio from October 22 to November 21, 2017 will give you the power to accomplish your important goals. Loving Venus in Scorpio from November 7 to December 1, 2017will help you harmonize with the people you love.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, enters Scorpio on October 10, 2017, for the first time since 2006. This celestial transit will give you an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject of interest to you. You will gain much knowledge and wisdom when you concentrate on this area of interest. While it is most efficient for the mind to concentrate on one subject at a time, you will be tempted to pursue many paths at once under this celestial alignment. So, once you find what truly interests you, passionately immerse yourself in the one endeavor that bring the greatest meaning to you. Karmic Saturn in Sagittarius until December 19, 2017 will help you sharpen your focus so your activities will most powerfully reflect the values that resonate with your soul. Communicative Mercury in Sagittarius from November 5 to January 11, 2018 will support you to share your ideas with interested others. Loving Venus in Sagittarius from December 1 to 24, 2017 will help bring peace, harmony, and balance to important relationships. The Sun in Sagittarius from November 21 to December 21, 2017 will bring extra positive energy to all of your endeavors upon which you are focused!


CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Your planetary ruler, karmic Saturn, moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn on December 19, 2017. This indicates a shift to a new point of focus and avenue of endeavor for you. Since 2015, while Saturn passed through the philosophical sign of Sagittarius, you may have focused on spirituality, philosophical reflections, and travel. Saturn enters the hard-working and security-oriented sign of Capricorn later in December, for the first time since 1988, and remains in Capricorn until December 16, 2020. During the next 2 ½ years, you will do well when you focus on your finances, new businesses, and your reputation. It also is  a good time to build up muscular strength and establish a healthy dietary regimen. Saturn in Capricorn represents discipline and focus. Decide what you want to accomplish in the next 3 years and you will accomplish stellar results! This is a time of tremendous accomplishment for you. Even if you meet obstacles, continue to persevere and you will meet your goals.


AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Your planetary ruler, Uranus, aligns with karmic Saturn on November 11, 2017. This is a fortunate time to meet new people and introduce new ideas. It also is a fruitful time to look at situations from new perspectives and to discover new and creative solutions. If you are in business, this is a great time to roll out a new product. It also is a good time to form new social networks to not only extend your social circle but to expand your ability to express the important ideas to which you are committed. You gain great benefits through joining together with others to exchange ideas and receive positive input. Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 will fuel your efforts to explore new philosophies and ideas. The transition of karmic Saturn from Sagittarius to Capricorn on December 19, 2017 will enable you to focus on beneficial financial and business ideas.


PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Your planetary ruler, dreamy Neptune, forms a positive alignment with lucky Jupiter in Scorpio on December 2, 2017,  just hours before communicative Mercury turns retrograde. An alignment of spiritual Neptune with the Sun and a Full Moon occurs on December 3, 2017. Use the months leading up to these powerful celestial alignments to prepare for the infusion of new spiritual energies through meditation, yoga, and strengthening exercises for your body and nervous system. These practices will help you to feel grounded and able to assimilate the strong waves of spiritual energies emanating from the cosmos. Drink plenty of water, pray, and keep your physical body and energy centered in your spine, with your mind focused on what is important to your well being. Although it is important to you to help others, this also is a good time to fortify yourself. Try to maintain a balance between self and others during the fall season. The passage of karmic Saturn from Sagittarius to Capricorn on December 19, 2017 will free up your energy to focus on your financial situation.



- OM -

 

 

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