A Slice of Heaven - Fall 2011Tue, October 4, 2011 - 10:20 AM
Here is a quarterly look at the astrological picture. The equinox occurs on Sept 23rd at 2:05 am, when the Sun enters Libra. The chart reflects much dynamic crazyness on all levels. As it turns out, the end of the world is not in sight, or what is happening. Nor is the comet Elenin anything like it was hyped to be. So, the end of the world as we know it, will not be predicted, or televised.
Evolution is a work in progress, it shows up as acceleration. So, don’t hold back now. Think big and dive right in!
Think grace, courage and self expression, all these are made easy this fall, especially for the fire signs. (Aries, Leo, Sag) Comes with much cutting edge, free spirited thought, and a collective desire for greater justice. One that goes beyond might makes right.
New Moon at 4* Libra
With 5 planets in the sign of the scales, we have ample opportunity to rethink fair and balanced. Lots of weighing back and forth, push and pull going on. Prevent mind scatter by staying grounded. Good for making plans, develop plots, be flexible and light footed. As in, dance as fast as you can.
On Oct 2nd Mars squares Jupiter, read extra proud meets extra stubborn. Avoid gridlock and watch out for inflated ego’s, ready to pop.
On the 6th Mercury conjuncts Saturn and makes for a serious, somber vibe. No time for chitchat. Good for math or linear pursuits, no great for expressing your feelings, at all. Venus enters Scorpio on the 8th, adding passion and sizzle to the gender dance, enjoy!
The Moon is void of course from Sat morning, Yom Kippur, until Monday 6 am. Portends a whole weekend of in-between ness and spinning ones wheels. Not great for final decisions or making up ones mind.
Full Moon 18* Aries
Brings a strong relationship dynamic, where the needs of the self are pitched against the needs of the other. The Sun is conjunct Saturn, everything feels heavy and serious. On one side there is a hotheaded, Moon in Aries, go-for-it drive. Opposed to the overly cautious, conservative, “let’s not get carried away” position.
On Wed. both Venus and Mercury oppose Jupiter, which definitely favors the “lets do get carried away” part of the equation. Watch out for compulsions and emotional roller-coasters. The weekend brings Sun trine Neptune, a fine opportunity to get away from it all. Party, music, dance the night away, draw, watch, or take some pretty pictures. Enjoy!
On the 23rd the Sun enters Scorpio, where feelings can go so deep, they literally replace reality.
New Moon 3* Scorpio
Sun, Moon, Venus & Mercury all in this sexy, intense, resilient sign, symbolized by the eagle, phoenix and scorpion. It’s not all about the stinger, really. The eagle shows keen vision, and phoenix rises above the ashes, all familiar themes.
Venus squares Mars today, which dynamically amplifies any relationship dynamic. Everybody is amp-ed up and nobody wants to back down.
The weekend bring opportunity to sort things out, talk, share expansive ideas, and plan for next year.
Halloween brings a Venus square Neptune aspect. As both of them are in the last degrees, watch out for outrageously creative, recycled, homemade, or throwback costumes.
On Nov 2nd both Venus and Mercury enter Sagittarius, in trine to Uranus on the 3rd. Comes with excitement and inspiration. Watch out for reckless fire-signs.
The week of the 7th brings strong Mars - Neptune energy, desire for changing the status quo, getting to the next level.
Full Moon 18* Taurus
Mars enters Virgo which means less drama and more diligence.
On the16th Mars trines Jupiter and moves into a grand earth trine with Pluto, for a whole week. Expect bold, courageous acts, as it supports strength of character, assertiveness and truth talking.
The Sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, the happy go lucky sign. Brings less intensity and more ease in social interactions. The next day Mercury goes retrograde in the outspoken sign of the archer. Expect 3 long weeks peppered with foot in mouth moments. Ooops!
There are no planets in the water element for the rest of the year, besides the occasional 2 day visit from the Moon. We’re being asked to scrap sentimentality this holiday season, for sure!
New Moon 3* Sagittarius,
Solar Eclipse on Thanksgiving Day. This promises lively, intense, emotional gatherings, deep conversations and sharing from the heart.
Venus enters Capricorn on the 26th, and reinforces the grand earth trine energy. Until it’s trine to Mars on the 5th the is a huge opportunity for deep healing, collective and individual growth. Comes with power, passion, and practicality. No nonsense rules! Especially on Dec 1st, when Venus conjuncts Pluto.
Dec 2nd and 4th both Sun and Mercury retrograde square Mars, creating tension over the weekend. Tempers flare, opinions differ and folks with OCD will be aggravated.
Venus trines Mars on the morning of the 5th, which starts the week on a softer note, even frisky and flirtatious. “Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody love one another right now.”
Full Moon 18* Gemini, Lunar Eclipse
With Uranus SD (station direct) at the Aries point this brings higher that usual potential for mad weather, unusual phenomena and unsettled land masses. It’s not exactly like things were settled before, but the pressure cooker is on. The chart shows a t-square from Mars to, Sun, Moon & the Nodes. Requires flexibility, open mindedness and being of service to each other. These are the brightest nights of the month, enjoy!
Mercury turns direct on the 13th , time to move on, get going, and don‘t look back.
On Sun. the18th Venus squares Saturn, reality check.
Two days later Venus leaves somber, realistic Capricorn on the 20th, to enter the free spirited sign of Aquarius. Adds a nice, collective, yummy vibe to the upcoming holidays.
Much love to all and many blessings -
to be continued.
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“A Slice of Heaven” is a quarterly Astrology column about making good use of the planetary influences. Lola Babalon is a Topanga Psychic, Astrologer, Palm Reader and Herbalist. She offers consultations in person, and on the phone, classes, workshops and ceremonies.
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