Equinox: A Moment of Balance


Sun enters Libra

September 22, 2020 (14:31 GMT+1)

Today is the equinox, when day and night are equal length. The Sun moves into Libra, the sign of the scales. Nature balances perfectly as the seasons begin to shift and change, a moment of harmony.

This month, seek out and and hold those moments close. The planets clash (not literally) but make awkward geometric patterns in the sky. There is tension and conflict.

On this morning’s walk in the cool, calm light of early day (see photo below), nature was still and quiet bringing that sense of balance and harmony, if only for a fleeting moment. Back out on the busy streets, the noise of the traffic and kids shouting on their way to school disturb the calm.

Libra Season

There’s often a lot written about the first Equinox of the year in March, when the Sun starts its annual journey through the zodiac at 0 degrees Aries. Yet, this second Equinox is equally as important.

Just as Aries bursts into life embracing all that’s new, the season of Libra begins a new season, albeit in a more gentle and subtle fashion.

Libra is the star sign associated with balance and harmony and its zodiac symbol is the scales. Therefore, it’s an ideal time to consider what will nurture and nourish you moving forwards, how you find moments of balance in your own life.

In the northern hemisphere, a slower pace is called for and time spent in nature, enjoying the beautiful autumnal colours.

Time To Stop & Reflect

Tthis is the half-way point of the zodiacal year. Therefore, stop and reflect on the six months that have passed since the Sun entered Aries on March 20th. It’s been a strange and unique year and most of us have been in lockdown, released from lockdown and on the verge of being returned to it.

How far have you come in the last six months and what do you want out of your life moving forwards? Use this unique point in the year to ponder about where you’re heading, what you love, what you want and need, what to ask for, what you have to offer, what you can to give to others.

Recalibrate your life, seek out balance and harmony and align yourself with some new values that will support you and carry you through the second half of the zodiacal year.

Keep returning to those pure moments of harmony and balance.

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Rest In Peace: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born with the Sun, Venus, Ceres and the North Node in Pisces. This is a sign strongly associated with peace, spiritual service, voluntary work, compassion and the collective. The old ruler of Pisces is Jupiter, a planet associated directly with law and lawyers. She also had a packed opposite Virgo house with Mars, the South Node, Neptune and Jupiter giving rise to a passionate desire to be of service.

Ruth was physically tiny but had immense presence and power (Sun trine Pluto). She became a national icon, was a feminist and fought tirelessly for equal rights.

Her extraordinary chart shows Cerberus, the hound of Hades conjunct Mother Goddess Ceres along with Heracles, otherwise known as Hercules – the strong one. Here we begin the see her fierce protective nature, the extreme loyalty to the cause, the defender of mothers. Dejanira (asteroid of victimhood) was conjunct her Sun yet despite going through her own trials and loss in life, she lived this energy to its highest level, fighting against discrimination. Vespa (wasp) also conjunct her Sun, ensured that she never backed down and had no qualms about standing up to others! Again, small but formidable!

A deeply in tune, powerful Moon in Scorpio gave her business acumen and nose for the truth. Elder Saturn widely conjunct wise woman Pallas ensures her lasting legacy throughout history.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, thank you for your extraordinary service on planet Earth. Rest well with the stars.

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Note, the chart is set to Aries houses as no time of birth is available.
Portrait source, wikipedia – public domain

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