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Autumn Equinox 2018

 

Autumn Equinox Greetings!

 

The Autumn Equinox arrives on Saturday, September 22, 2018, and heralds the natural balance between the light of day and the dark of night. As we move toward this pivotal time of year, it is a fortunate time to focus your thoughts, affirmations, and prayers on what you would like to manifest in the coming season. The sun's activating energy of will invigorate and support your positive intentions and actions. 

 

Until then, enjoy a fresh breeze of progressive energy now that energetic Mars is moving forward, after completing a 2-month retrograde cycle.  Mars had been moving backward from the perspective of Earth since June 26, 2018. It started moving forward again, from our perspective, on August 27, 2018. The forward motion of Mars will give you more energy to implement your personal gifts and manifest your positive plans and ideas. 

 

During the month of September, all of the planets closest to the Earth will be moving forward from our perspective, due to the elliptical path of all the planets in the solar system around the Sun. This means you will be able to more easily and effortlessly accomplish your goals. (Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will be moving forward throughout the month. Saturn will join the line-up on September 6, 2018, and Pluto will turn direct on September 30, 2018.) The overall movement of the month will be toward progress. 

 

Not until loving Venus retrogrades on October 5, 2018 will we be magnetically pulled to look back, reconsider the past, and make course corrections. Venus will be retrograde in Scorpio and Libra from October 5 to November 16, 2018. Hours later, communicative Mercury will turn retrograde in Sagittarius and Scorpio from November 16, 2018 until December 6, 2018. This combined celestial influence will favor review and rectification of past relationships and communications. Don’t lament if you are not able to make as much progress as you were able to make in late August and September.

The retrogrades are nature’s way of helping us to pause, catch our breath, and refine and readjust before moving forward. The bottom line is— if you are considering starting a new venture and would like to make a relatively greater amount of progress than has been possible in recent months—September is your month for action!

Or, wait until the coast is clear again on December 6, 2018, when all of the planets except for Uranus will be moving forward from our perspective. And on January 6, 2019, even Uranus will be out of its annual retrograde cycle. There will be no retrogrades at all until March 5, 2019, when Mercury goes retrograde for 3 weeks. Please note retrograde periods are times to catch up and complete actions begun in the past, and non-retrograde periods are times to initiate new activities.

 

Also during the fall season, lucky Jupiter will leave the Sign of Scorpio on November 8, 2018. Jupiter in Scorpio since October 2017 has been responsible for revealing so much hidden information (#MeToo, Russian election hacking, corruption and scandals). Under the influence of fortunate and expansive Jupiter, revelations lead to greater transparency, truth, and positive action. Jupiter will move into the optimistic Sign of Sagittarius on November 8, 2018, where it will remain until December 2, 2019. Under this influence, we will have the opportunity to re-imagine the future and begin to take action on our positive ideals. 

 

The south node of the moon will enter Capricorn on November 6, 2018, for the first time since 2000. The lunar nodes signify societal destiny and in this case, they signal the continuing dismantling of our governmental systems as we know them. The north node of the moon was last in Capricorn in 2009.

 

Finally, innovative Uranus will temporarily exit the sign of Taurus and dip back into Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019. The passage of Uranus through Aries will signify a final focus on authentic self-expression and individuality, which we have seen in many forms of innovative self-expression, including unconventional forms of speech, assymetrical clothing, hairstyles, body piercing and art, and in general, idiosyncratic and independent styles of relating to others. The pace of technological innovation will re-accelerate under Uranus in Aries before backing up and slowing down to re-consolidate and work out the bugs under Uranus in Taurus—from 2019 to 2026. 
 

I also am excited to tell you that I will be traveling in Italy during the first 3 weeks of September, and will be available for consultations until Sunday, September 2nd and available again after Wednesday, September 26th. We also may be in contact via email during the weeks while I’m away, at Laurie@LaurieBaum.com. If necessary, sessions can be arranged while I’m away until September 26th via Skype or WhatsApp. I look forward to being in touch if the need arises!

 

You may also like to read my new Full Moon & New Moon Predictions at https://basmati.com/contributor/laurie-baum during the coming months. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the lunar predictions, which will be posted several days before each New & Full Moon!

 

Happy Autumn Equinox! 

 

In Love & Light,

 

Laurie
 

Please Read on for Your Personalized Astrological Predictions for Every Sign!


ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
While loving Venus turns retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018, you will meet a person you have connected with in the past who will give you an important new perspective. You didn’t learn everything about this person at your last meeting, and you are about to discover more facets and angles. You also will gain greater clarity about important relationships in general under this celestial transit. Stay open to new ideas and new directions. It won’t be necessary to drop past projects, but some modifications will be necessary. You also will focus more attention on your friends under the influence of energetic Mars, your planetary ruler, in the friendly sign of Aquarius until November 15, 2018. The Harvest Moon in Aries on September 24, 2018 is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox. The Harvest Moon occurs when the moon rises closer to the horizon than at other times of year, making it appear larger and more orange due to the earth’s atmosphere. This Full Moon was named the “harvest moon” because it signaled farmers that the moment to harvest the crops had arrived. Similarly, this is a time for you to reap the harvest of efforts cultivated in the past, particularly in the realm of relationships. Subsequently, the moon in Aries on October 22 and 23, 2018, and November 18 to 20, 2018, will fortify you, and help you refine your ability to choose positive people to surround yourself with. You are an independent soul who feels best in the company of positive, pioneering people. Think about the people you interact with, and make sure they support your forward motion—or at the very least, do not interfere. This is a good time to focus on relationships and the positive choices you can make! Innovative Uranus in Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will help you complete transitions that started as long as 7 years ago.

 

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
You will see your important relationships in a new light when your planetary ruler, loving Venus, turns retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018. Consider the positive qualities in another person before making a final judgment. There is more important information to discover under this stellar influence. The Taurus Moon on September 27 and 28, 2018 will help you and another person make adjustments and break through where compromise has been delayed. The full moon in Taurus on October 24, 2018 will help you find balance in a situation where you have lost perspective. You may have become overly-focused on a situation you cared deeply about. Keep an open mind and heart to establish an equal-minded approach to the situation that surrounds you. Lucky Jupiter in your opposite sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2017 will strengthen your feeling of optimism. Positive people who can help your future plans will enter your life at this time. Innovative Uranus in Taurus until November 6, 2018 will further help you make a needed change. Energetic Mars in Aquarius until November 15, 2018 will help you get your house in order so you may enter new situations with greater confidence. When experimental Uranus re-enters Taurus from March 6, 2019 until 2026, you will try something new that will enhance your evolution.

 

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

Communicative Mercury, your planetary ruler, in the loving and balanced air sign of Libra from September 21 to October 9, 2018 will help you diplomatically approach important people and situations. Ruffled feathers will be unruffled under this celestial influence. Communicative Mercury in Scorpio from October 9 to October 30, and again from December 2 to 12, 2018, will help you unravel a mystery or discover a fact that had been hidden from view. When Mercury, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde from November 16 to December 6, 2018, you will have an opportunity to re-visit a previous belief or decision, and incorporate the deeper information you will discover. This new information will help you become aware of a more compassionate approach to an unexpected situation. You are a broad-minded soul who is growing even more open-minded under the current planetary influences. Venus retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018 also will help you discover positive qualities in a person you have known in the past. Mars in the compatible sign of Aquarius until November 15, 2018, will help you clarify your thoughts. Lucky Jupiter’s passage into optimistic Sagittarius on November 8, 2018 will help you feel even more light-hearted and hopeful. Innovative Uranus in Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will help youconnect with creative people who will positively influence your life.


CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
Lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will enhance your creativity and bring inspiring people into your life. Remain open to new ideas and experimentation. You are most comfortable when you have a regular routine, but trying a few new things right now will help you avoid stagnation. As a water sign, you do best when you are "in the flow” rather than standing still. You are an affectionate soul who is easily able to consider the thoughts and opinions of others. This is a good time to listen before you act. The retrograde of loving Venus from October 5 to November 16, 2018 will help you connect with people from your past with whom you have a strong emotional connection. Trust your instincts! You also will benefit from the manifesting energy of the Harvest Moon on September 24, 2018. The Harvest Moon occurs at the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox, when the moon rises closer to the horizon than at other times of year, making it appear larger and more orange due to the earth’s atmosphere. This full moon was named the “harvest moon” because it signaled farmers that the moment to harvest the crops had arrived. Similarly, it is a time for you to harvest the wisdom you have gained from the emotional currents that flow through you. Then, the beautifying influence of the full moon on October 24, 2018 will help you make your surroundings more uplifting and appealing to your senses. The full moon of November 22, 2018 will bring you a new insight about how to organize your space and help you use your time more efficiently. The full moon in Cancer on December 22, 2018 will resonate with your soul, and help you realize a deeply-held desire. Innovative Uranus in Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will help you change your life direction. Important but unexpressed parts of your personality will be revealed, enabling you to feel more authentic and whole.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The Autumn Equinox sun in the tactful sign of Libra from September 22 to October 23, 2018 will help you communicate in positive and productive ways with your neighbors and siblings. This is a time to experience your inner balance and equilibrium as the light of day equals the dark of night at the time of each equinoctial cycle. The Harvest Moon on September 24, 2018 also will help you reap the rewards of sincere efforts made in the past. The Harvest Moon occurs at the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox when the moon rises closer to the horizon than at other times of year, making it appear larger and more orange due to the earth’s atmosphere. This Full Moon was named the “harvest moon” because it signaled farmers that the moment to harvest the crops had arrived. Similarly, you are ready to reap the emotional harvest of the love you have bestowed on others in the past. Venus retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018 will give you an opportunity to bring clarity to an undefined relationship. It’s a good time to be authentic while also maintaining decorum and diplomacy. You will later deal with more complicated issues at home under the influence of the Scorpio sun from October 23 to November 22, 2018. The Sagittarius sun from November 22, 2018 to December 21, 2018 will uplift you and show you a solution you had not previously considered. Your luck will run high during the last month of the year. Lucky Jupiter in the compatible fire sign of Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will create a fortunate ambiance for expressing the warm, loving, creative side of your nature. Whatever you give to others will come back to you many times over. Innovative Uranus in the compatible fire sign of Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will further enhance your creative self-expression.

 

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Communicative Mercury in Virgo until September 21, 2018, and the Sun in Virgo until the next day, will support you to express your ideas in a clear and concise way. Under the influence of the Virgo moon on October 5 and 6, 2018, you will develop greater discrimination about who you would like to devote your time to. You may find you have outgrown certain connections and you are looking for greater challenges. The Virgo moon on November 2 and 3, 2018, will invigorate your desire to discover information that had previously had been hidden from view. Innovative Uranus in the compatible earth sign of Taurus until November 6, 2018 will prompt you to study a foreign land or visit a country outside of the one where you grew up. Your curiosity is at a high under this celestial influence. At the very least, watch a foreign film or visit a restaurant with exotic culinary offerings. Lucky Jupiter in the depth-seeking Sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will deepen your awareness of a subject you were previously unaware of. Even though you like to plan and know what is happening in advance, you will be well-rewarded for spontaneity during the autumn season. Keep an open heart and mind for best success! You will find a way to make your resources go farther under the influence of Venus retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018. The direct motion of Venus after November 16, 2018 will help you make an important purchase that will reflect your refined sensitivities and artistic sensibilities. Mercury retrograde from November 16 to December 6, 2018 will give you the energy to reflect on the past so you will make more productive decisions in the future. The post-Thanksgiving Virgo moon on November 29 and 30, 2018 will help you bring an outstanding matter to a fortunate conclusion. 

 

LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)

The sun in Libra from September 22 to October 23, 2018 will help you create peace and harmony among the people around you and enable you to bring beauty to your surroundings. The retrograde motion of your planetary ruler, loving Venus, from October 5 to November 16, 2018 will help you re-examine significant relationship dynamics and help you decide with whom you would like to perform important activities during the fall season. You will have an opportunity to rectify and re-balance relationships that have lost their equilibrium. You also will achieve greatest clarity about your future plans after November 16, 2018, when the Venus retrograde cycle is complete. If you are unable to make up your mind prior to mid-November, just wait patiently until the correct answer and inspiration come to you. Innovative Uranus in your opposing sign of Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will also bring new influences and connections that will re-shape your perspective. After you have considered all sides of a story, try to use your refined sense of judgment to take a stand. Your voice of reason will make a positive contribution to others. Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will also help your financial picture.

 

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)

Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will boost your energy and your confidence. The energy of Jupiter in Scorpio favors discovery of hidden information, resources, and materials. If you believe something is true, yet hidden, this is is the time to discover what you have been looking for. It’s also the time to make strides on projects that are important to you. Innovative Uranus in your opposing sign of Taurus until November 6, 2018 will help you connect with inspiring people. These contacts may be sudden and short-lived, but the experiences the contacts engendered will be meaningful and transformational. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet new people and engage in new experiences when Uranus re-enters Taurus from March 6, 2019 until 2026. The Scorpio Moon on October 10, 2018 will give you the energy to boost your financial fortunes. The full moon in Taurus on October 24, 2018 will be a turning point and will give you an opportunity to see an obfuscated situation with greater clarity. The Scorpio New Moon on November 7, 2018 will be a powerful boost and will empower you to arrive at a destination you’ve been striving to reach. The Moon in Scorpio on December 4, 2018 will help you bring an outstanding matter to conclusion.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Lucky Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will create circumstances that will help you freely express your opinions. Make sure you have all of your facts, because your viewpoint will prevail! This is a fortunate year in which your voice will be heard. While lucky Jupiter is in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, you will have the opportunity to discover new information that will direct the course of your future. This is not a time to gloss over the facts. But rather, it is important to study details and search under the surface for authentic direction. You are getting in touch with your soul and learning to express its deeper meaning in your interaction with the world! Innovative Uranus in the compatible fire sign of Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will further enhance your access to new information. The moon in Sagittarius on October 12 and 13, 2018 will help you purposefully commit to a direction you would like to go. The moon in Sagittarius on November 9 and 10, 2018 will fortify your financial standing. And the Sagittarius New Moon on December 6, 2018 will energize you for a new beginning. Choose the direction you would like to go—because your energy will be strong. Communicative Mercury in Sagittarius from October 30 to December 1, 2018, and December 12, 2018 to January 5, 2019 will help you convince others to follow your expansive vision!


CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Your public reputation is on the rise under the influence of lucky Jupiter in Scorpio and karmic Saturn in Capricorn. You also are learning more information about important matters than you have in the past. This will help you make more informed choices. Think carefully about all decisions to ensure that you consider as many angles as possible before single-mindedly moving forward. Being aware of the big picture will be the secret of your success. Venus retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018 will help you achieve success in a situation that has eluded you in the past. Many people also will seek you out as a trusted confidante under the influence of lucky Jupiter in the revelatory sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018. They know they can trust you to be honest and discreet. Act responsibly with the information you may know. Make sure all revelations are for the highest good of all involved. This is not a time for idle gossip. Under the influence of lucky Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019, you will find a good cause to support. Your sterling reputation and ability to present the facts will help support the activities you believe in. Innovative Uranus in the compatible earth sign of Taurus until November 6, 2018 and again from March 6, 2019 to 2026 will call to the fore your maturity, resourcefulness, and ability to creatively respond to unanticipated situations. You will have a chance to make much forward progress under the influence of the Capricorn moon on October 15 and 16; November 11 and 12; and December 8 and 9, 2018.

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will fortify your reputation and enable you to overcome a persistent obstacle. Uranus, your planetary ruler, in Taurus until November 6, 2018, and again from March 6, 2019 until 2026, will also help you make a much-needed change, including a potential relocation or renovation of your home. Uranus in Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019 will help you discover a new and more effective method for employing electronic communications. Make sure to gather the facts, listen to details, and consider all sides of a situation before making a decision. Mars in Aquarius until November 15, 2018 will focus the spotlight on you. Loving Venus is retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018, which will fortify your public reputation and attract fortunate opportunities to you. Make your final decision about the direction you would like to go after the completion of Venus retrograde on November 16, 2018. The moon in Aquarius on September 20 and 21; October 17 and 18; and November 13, 14 and 15, 2018 will give you the mental freedom you have been seeking. The Aquarius moon on December 11 and 12, 2018 will help you express yourself with precision, grace, and compassion for all.

 

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Lucky Jupiter, your planetary co-ruler, in the compatible water sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will fortify your emotional energies. And Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 also will replenish your energetic reserves. Energetic Mars in Pisces from November 15 to December 31, 2018 will focus other people’s attention on you. It is a good time for socializing and communicating ideas that have been swimming around in your mind for as long as 2 years, when Mars was last in the Sign of the Fish. Decide in advance how much time you’d like to spend in the public eye versus being in the comfortable solitude of your own space—and schedule accordingly—so you may get the most out of your time. People often seek you for your helpful assistance and comforting, empathetic counsel. You have much positive energy to share. If the demands upon your time become too great, however, warn others that you will need  to retreat, and recharge your batteries, before going out to give some more. You have much to give when you are well-rested and centered. Innovative Uranus in Aries until November 6, 2018 will help you find a creative financial solution. The moon in Pisces on September 22, 2018 coincides with the Autumn Equinox and will color the expression of the energies of the fall season in an imaginative and spiritual way. This is your time to shine! The Pisces moon on October 20 will heighten your sense of compassion. The Pisces moon on November 16 and 17 will enable you to receive the loving support of another person. The Pisces moon on December 13 and 14 will create a spiritual opening for you!

 

 

- OM -

 

 

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