Tip of the Week: Autumn Equinox occurs onThe New Moon on September 23rd is a special one, not just because it is the first of autumn, but because it will culminate as the 2nd of 4 consecutive Lunar Eclipses. Dramatically dubbed, ‘Blood Moons’, this “tetrad’ (4) are considered by some to be especially significant because they are linked with Jewish ‘High Holy Days’: Passover – April 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015 and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacle) – October 8, 2014 and September 28, 2015. This specific series of alignments with these Jewish Holy Days has only occurred 3 times in the past 500 years and the last time was in 1967 coinciding with the 6 Day War in Israel.
If the violent activity in Gaza this summer and Iraq with Isis which is mounting daily is any indication, then we can confidently say that this prophesy is being fulfilled. What is disconcerting, then, is that there remain 3 to go…. Some question the synchronicity and assert that the timing of these events is more intentional than synchronistic. Others assert that it is all coincidence. However one chooses to interpret it, the focus upon this Blood Moon Tetrad is bringing Astrology and its association with prophesy back into the spotlight.
The recent New Moon occurred at 1 Libra 08 and the upcoming Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon will occur at 15 Aries 05. While ‘everyone’* will experience the ripples of this event at least, those with planets positioned at these degrees or close within up to 7 degrees either side ( 8 to 22 degrees for the Full Moon) will feel the effects more strongly yet. The closer the actual degree of contact the larger the impact is likely to be. *(In addition to individual persons. nations, provinces and states and incorporated cities and institutions and enterprises too each have a ‘Birth Chart’.)
This is an example of how Astrology and specifically prediction works – calendars and clocks measuring the when of peak events and how these connect with our respective Natal Charts, determines the specific nature of the event or what areas of our life are likely to undergo the synchronistic effect of change.This type of measurement is called ‘Transits’ and is the most popular method, but there are many other techniques used to measure the ‘what and when’ as well. Working with this knowledge can be fun, interesting and can provide a strategic advantage along many lines of perspective and approach. Beyond predicting events, the deepest value of Astrology is to tune-in to your nature and decipher the core themes of your destiny.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Cooperation is your key to power especially now. The need to give more than usual remains a central theme. This week it will shift to diplomatic efforts even more. Seeing the beauty in others and your relationship will inspire your perspectives. Yet, you will also feel more inclined to quietly observe and investigate your own and the deeper motives of others.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) YFocusing to create more balance and harmony in your life continues. Health is a central focus and a review and overhaul of your daily routine is likely. Communication exchanges linked to motivational attitudes and strategies is implied. Reaching out to expert advice and guidance to boost your moral and confidence is the wise approach.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) A creative cycle has begun. It is leading you to create beauty in your home. Feeling inspired to engage in a variety of projects is a prime motivation. Practicality will also guide your focus. Greater efficiency in your daily flow feels important. Gaining the support of other family members especially may however require extra effort.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Focusing on matters close to home includes a focus on family harmony. Tending to a variety of fronts is featured. Clearing the old to make way for new developments is part of the plot. Key investments like new furniture, renovations, art and so on is likely. Whether for the sake of beauty or efficiency, your focus is linked to future security.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) You have entered a social cycle which includes meeting new people, making connections and hopefully new friends. Yet your focus is that much more on business and practical matters than simply socializing. Weaving the two is ideal but will require extra effort. An enthusiastic and receptive attitude to new ideas and possibilities will strike the balance.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) A process of building upon new foundations has begun. It remains important that you enter new territory. This is both literally and figuratively true. In the figurative sense you are challenged to explore alternative approaches or even re-invent yourself altogether. You may succeed in reviving old strategies, provided you add a new twist… or two.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) That extra momentum you have perhaps been waiting for will kick-in this week. Your energy levels are probably running high now but shifting into higher gear has been delayed. As your world expands opening you to new people and future directions, you are enthusiastic to engage. You remain in a process of paying dues, however, so aim for avoid unnecessary expense and aim for investments.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Circumstances of late are demanding extra stamina and discipline. At best, your world is expanding, especially publically and professionally. Now it is time to establish solid and reliable relations. Giving more to people, friends and associates has been necessary lately, but you are entering a period of receiving returns. The quality of these depends on prior choices.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) The seeds of new beginning were planted in your social and professional life last month. Now it is the prospect of new features of your sense of individuality. By extension, this new cycle speaks of forging new relationships, ones that are more heart-felt and higher minded. These will emerge slowly, progressively over the coming months.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Getting the attention you want, need and feel you deserve is in the spotlight now. Yet you are more inclined now to private meetings with key power players preferring to keep your affairs strictly private. While sharing quality time with family and significant others will bring blessings, you are in the mood to place business above pleasure.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) You are in a philosophical mood. Reflections upon social and cultural realities are a source of mixed emotions. Whether in your own world and/or based on the overall human condition at this time, many questions are on your mind. Fortunately, your social horizons are steadily on the rise, providing a source of hope and optimism.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) A mix of beginnings and endings on relationship fronts are keeping you busy now. As both are common sources of stress, your confidence levels may be up and down. Whether to yourself or others, you have to give more than usual now. Embrace yourself and others with empathy and compassion. A fog is rolling in, turn on your heart light to see you through.