Important dates: November 1, All Saints’ Day; and the 22nd, Thanksgiving.
Autumn is a time of the year which represents balance and enlightenment. It gives us the power to look back over the spring and summer to see if we had fulfilled our goals, dreams, aspirations and desires. It makes us realize that procrastination is a negative force in the universe, a blocking of life force energy, (chi), that will not allow us to go happily in to our futures. We need to be persistent in our goals and must create, journey and explore our universe to find our true happiness and discover what boundless accomplishments we could bestow upon the world. It is a selfless time to contemplate, meditate and dream of your futures. It gives us that much needed pause to slow down and start prioritizing our lives so that we can make it the best we can with the most positive results for all involved.
The Autumnal Equinox is also about celebrating what you have accomplished and reveling in those positive accomplishments. It is a magnificent time to think of others and realize how lucky we truly are to have journeyed far into ourselves with understanding, truth and compassion. This makes us realize that any charitable gesture or action can make a difference in someone’s life no matter how small and the feeling of sharing, giving, exchanging and bartering your gifts with others will always make you feel blessed and humble as you help your fellow human beings in this third dimensional plane.
When the leaves start to fall, it is as though the universe has given in to the rationalization that all things must eventually die and be reborn in due course. It is the never-ending cycle or circle of life that we have become accustomed to. It is life as we know it. This is our second chance to make things right, to find that balance within us and to live life the way we had always intended…with peace, love, harmony, joy, good health and an abundance in all things. Happy Autumn to all!
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|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE & SIGN||TIME|
|New Moon||07||15 Scorpio 11||11:02 AM|
|First Quarter||15||23 Aquarius 11||09:54 AM|
|Full Moon||23||00 Gemini 52||00:39 AM|
|Last Quarter||29||07 Virgo 43||07:19 PM|
|Planets in the morning sky||Venus|
|Planets in the night sky||Mercury thru the 21st, Mars, Jupiter thru the 13th, and Saturn. Do not confuse Mercury and Jupiter early month. Jupiter is brighter.|
|Retrogrades||Mercury Rx on the 17th, Venus goes direct on the 16th, Uranus all month and Neptune goes direct on the 25th.|
|The sun will go into Sagittarius on the 22nd, Thanksgiving Day!!|
ARIES – March 20 – April 18
Family discussions about the holidays and other matters keep you on your toes. You thought a lot of this craziness was behind you; however, you have a little bit more to go. Deal with issues as they happen and don’t respond as you always do. The calmer you remain, the calmer the situation will be. This is a great time to get things settled with siblings and family members in general. If having the holidays at your home, be prepared ahead of time and don’t let others tell you what you should have or who you should invite. It is time to set some boundaries. Emotions on everyone’s side seem to be blown out of proportion. Finances may be too confusing now to make a final decision on what needs to be done, but start the process going. You are thinking in the right direction. Make the month work.
TAURUS – April 18 – May 19
Family life seems to improve. You are getting your way about holiday plans and are deciding whether or not to have the Thanksgiving dinner at your home. If not practical, you may be deciding what you need to make for the occasion and take it to another family members’ home. For a holiday season, you tend to be a bit under the weather or somewhat depressed. Maybe it’s the holidays, but it seems as if you need to get things decided in your life and you may even have to move on with or dismiss plans that you have already made. Career gets crazy and you feel as if you are overburdened with stress and continuous questions from people who could not possibly know what you are going through. Keep a level head and be your same logical self and things will fall into place in no time at all.
GEMINI – May 20 – June 20
Your creativity and artistic abilities are proven over and over again. You get into so many different areas of expertise that you sometimes even amaze yourself. Asking what you could make or bring to a family gathering will be very much appreciated, but if you are too busy, stopping at a gourmet bakery or fruit shop will keep you in good graces. Love issues may be stirring and you may have to make some difficult decisions about your romantic future. Deciding on plans to either go for further education, classes and training or perhaps wanting to save for a wonderful vacation next year may keep off balance. Being too sensitive now will not help you decide what you need to do to be happy. Handle your concerns with intellect and logic and you will make perfect decisions.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
Partnerships are going well. Different viewpoints need to be considered and a compromise that will benefit both of you would be best. Even though you may be invited out or having a special get together at your home for the holidays, make sure you have plenty of alone time to spend with the one you love. You may need some special time together to get over any disagreements or things that have not been settled. Career is going well and there may even be some interesting changes that you will be quite surprised with. This is a good time to stand up for yourself and let others know that you now have boundaries which they may not cross. The days of you being the giver seem to be coming to an end. You may now have to learn your lesson of receiving from others.
LEO – July 22 – August 22
Try to get things done in a timely manner. People are depending upon you. Money issues can be dealt with properly and easily if you just realize that some habits may have to change. You can be the most delightful host/hostess when you want to be, so put on that smile, make the best dinner you could possibly make and if there are any negative people at your gathering, ignore them for the sake of the holiday. There’s always one to bring everyone else down, but it is not going to happen to you this year. You are prepared, you feel energized and ready for anything. Keep the peace within the family and especially keep an eye on your partner. (S)he may feel neglected so make an extra effort to make him/her feel special and loved. Compliment him/her on everything they have done to contribute to a great holiday.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 21
Many new positive changes will affect you and your partner. Money issues may really start to annoy the both of you. Money is being spent on things that both of you have not agreed on. Some compromise and good conversation are all that is needed to deflate the possible explosion of emotion. If money is tight during the holidays, you can always ask family and friends to bring a side dish or dessert (as well as their favorite drink) to your holiday dinner. Many people do this, so join the club so you do not have to get stressed out. This is a great time to make your ideas and plans known on the job. Your creativity and innovative ideas will help get you that promotion or more responsibility for more money that you’ve been dreaming of. Finally, you may be able to get an assistant or temp help to move things forward in a positive manner on the job or in your home. You need to rest and take care of yourself.
LIBRA – September 22 – October 22
You seem to be very sensitive now and may cry at the drop of a hat. You need to gain your composure and handle the responsibilities and obligations you were meant to. The holidays should actually make you feel more confident about your life; getting into the spirit with decorations and gift giving will be an absolute joy for you. Many emotions seem to be blown out of proportion and it’s almost as if you just don’t know what you want. Partnerships confuse you and you just need to be more self-confident and gather up your inner strength and courage to make important decisions. Do not procrastinate too long on important decisions because some of the opportunities will pass you by. Traveling for the holidays is a possibility if you can find the money and decide on where you would like to go. Visiting family and/or friends is always a safe bet around the holidays. It will be a more reasonable alternative to higher priced vacations and you should be with people who love you.
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
There is much intense energy going on in your life especially in career. Good opportunities are on their way and there may even be a raise or promotion in the near future. If having any festivities at your home, be sure to do a little each day so that you are not overwhelmed at home. You need to clean the house one day, prepare food on the next day and then cook everything on the third. You will be so organized that you will amaze others with your organizational skills. In this way, you may also join your guests because everything will be ready ahead of time. New opportunities abound. There seems to be an abundance of good luck and interesting decisions that will lead you into new beginnings and new ventures. Be open to change. Take appropriate risks and be optimistic about your future. Everything is waiting there for you, so just grab those opportunities and get on the right path quickly.
SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20
It would be a good idea to invite friends to your home for the holidays. Even if you are fortunate enough to have family and friends around you, not everyone does, so count your blessings. Friendships will be very important now, so be prepared to know who is or is not your friend. When new people come into your life that seem as if they want to be your new best friend, be very careful about telling them many secrets. Deception, secrets and talking behind your back (gossip from jealousy or envy) is very probable. Stand up for yourself and don’t pretend you don’t know it exists. If you don’t stand up for yourself, it just gets worse. Finances need a tweak here and there. Saving more can help you long term. Just buy what you need and not what you want at this time. Many are escaping to the south for the winter, so if this is you – have a great time and don’t forget your sunscreen.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18
There seems to be a total change in the way you perceive things; you also want to change what you are not happy with. Your personal style, wardrobe and perhaps even holiday decorations or traditions are all equally on the chopping block. When you say it has to go, then it has to go! You would like new excitement and adventure. Caps want to looker younger, thinner, and healthier and so you start many new regiments of a healthier you from exercising to eating better. You are also trying to be calmer and may even want to study meditation or learn how to contact your angels for whatever blessings you need in your life. Be very careful not to make everything change at once, which will be your inclination. Slow changes are best so you and everyone around you can acclimate to them. As far as the holidays, it depends on what you want to do now. It seems like a small intimate dinner for Thanksgiving is on the agenda. You are getting tired of too many people around you, especially those who are always needy and asking you for favors.
AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17
You are so good with money and you are doing even more in budgeting what you have and trying to get the most of your funds. The holidays are going to be a bit more frugal this year (as with most people), but you are going to shop at sales, auctions, flea markets and thrift stores and will do very well. If having the Thanksgiving holiday at your home, be decisive and ask others to bring the things you will need to make your generosity go a little bit further. A bottle of liquor or appetizers are always a nice way for others to participate in the holiday. Aquarians also have many decisions to make about home life and partners in their lives, such as, “Do I need a partner now?” and “Are the partners I’m with (or dating) right for me? Will they make my life complete?” Questions about changing your job may arise as well since you may not be too happy at your current position. Do you want to start your own home-based business? Many decisions need to be made so you can move forward without any interruption in your routine. You need to leave the stress behind.
PISCES – February 18 – March 19
Your finances seem to be going in a much better direction if you don’t do something ridiculous like gamble or play the lottery. Keep extra funds in a bank so you can save to have whatever it is you need. This is not the time to buy anything that you want now and you can get those items by just putting them on your Christmas list. If Thanksgiving is at your home, why not make it fun by having an early afternoon buffet lunch and then having finger foods later in the day with coffee and desserts. This type of set up will keep the pressure off of you and will allow others to mingle and chat with one another. You may want to learn many different religions or metaphysical subjects or just may want to take new classes that will help you on a spiritual level. Important papers should be looked over and changed if needed. Be prepared for anything that may come your way. Be organized, in control and try to get more grounded and your month will be wonderful!
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