Have the past few months felt like you have been moving at a snail's
pace? Or maybe the pace has been quick, but you wondered if you
were getting anywhere.
Well, hold on to your hat (umbrella?), because the acceleration
button is about to take off. An astrology chart cast for the Autumn
Equinox on September 22 at 10:28 AM PDT shows that seven of ten
possible planets are in the air element signs of Libra, Aquarius,
and Gemini. If you were born with the Sun or other natal planets
in air signs, you are going to like what's coming.
Before discussing what lies ahead, it is important to look at our
recent past. Last May, seven planets aligned in earthy, stable,
and sensual Taurus. You probably spent the last several months assessing
your priorities and highest values. Many people decided that it
was time to create a pragmatic way to manifest their desires and
philosophies in the mundane world. Others tended to health, financial,
and old family issues. Old relationship patterns of behavior were
All of that was about establishing a strong foundation for the
innovative new ideas that are rushing into your mind. Both expansive
Jupiter and restrictive Saturn have entered Gemini, the zodiac sign
of abundant ideas. It may be time to travel, teach, take a class,
repair or purchase transportation, write that book, relocate, or
sell your bright idea.
Jupiter was last in Gemini between July 1988 and July 1989. What
new ideas or adventures did you have in mind then? How would you
like to expand your philosophy, knowledge and life adventure during
the next 12 years? Because Jupiter is opposite powerfully transformative
Pluto at equinox, Fall is an excellent time to begin volcanic changes
in your life experience. Get out a pad of paper and write down a
Saturn, the planet representing patience, discipline, restrictions,
delays and building solid foundations, was last in Gemini June 1971
through April 1974. At that time, Secretary of State Kissinger and
President Nixon were opening China to trade. Now, we are opening
China to new levels of international commerce. Also at that time,
Cigarette ads were banned from television. Oregon recently banned
their use in most public places. As you see, cycles repeat in new
ways when Saturn comes full circle.
Gemini has to do with being open to new ideas, communications and
the air we breath. Body parts ruled include the nervous system,
shoulders, arms, hands and your memory. Watch for magazine articles
on ergonomics, air quality, Alzeheimer's Disease and increasing
your brainpower. Communications will continue to be affected. Consider
the change to ten-digit telephone dialing as an example of the restructuring
called forth by Saturn.
On a personal level, you will be looking at how you can communicate
more effectively in your world. You may need to take additional
training or teach that class you have wanted to teach. What is the
image you want the world to see?
A word of warning: Gemini is a sign that can get caught up in its
own ideas, often taking on more than it can realistically handle.
This stresses out the nervous system. Discernment is also required
in that the negative expression of Gemini is that people can tell
you what they are going to do, then fail to follow through. This
is not because they are flakes. Rather, Gemini energy tends to get
caught up with incoming new ideas, like a butterfly wandering in
an abundant field of brightly colored flowers. Learn to discern
who is walking their talk, and please do walk your own talk.
The Autumn Equinox energies will be with us until Winter Solstice.
Because Saturn is only temporarily testing the ethers of Gemini
through Oct. 15th, the extent of its energies will not be fully
present until April 2001. This gives you the coming winter months
to plan and prepare for the new ideas you want to take to the world.
Although Jupiter in Gemini is pushing you forward, Saturn's delay
in being fully present in Gemini will require patience and diligent
effort. Unfinished business from Spring and Summer 2000 needs to
be completed. This will give you a fresh start in communicating
your great ideas into the world.
A final note on equinox is that a power lines map (AstroCartoGraphy®)
has the Pacific NW under the influence of rebellious, inventive,
and earth-shaking Uranus for the next three months. Do not be in
too much haste to make major life changes. Yes, new ideas and changes
are coming, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water!
All in all, it is time to open your mind and heart to new ideas,
new possibilities, and new methods to communicate your highest truth
to the world. Work on these ideas over the winter so that they are
ready to take to the world by Spring 2001.
Mark Dodich will be expanding on these ideas and the astrology
of the new USA President at his lecture for the Lifeway's Psychic
Fair, Oct. 14 & 15, at Portland's World Forestry Center.
Mark Dodich has been an Astrologer and Intuitive Counselor since
1980. He is past president of the Oregon Astrological Association
and provides consultations and workshops internationally. Call for
his free newsletter 503.252.1558 or visit his website at http://www.europa.com/~mardo/astromark.html