Understanding the astrological patterns of the Fall Equinox will help
you to make the most of the opportunities available to you during the
coming three months.
The Autumnal Equinox occurs at the moment that the Sun crosses
the plane of the Earth's equator on its descent into the Southern Hemisphere.
In 1999, Fall Equinox occurs on Sept. 23rd at 4:32 AM PDT. Concurrently,
the Sun enters the balancing zodiac sign of Libra. Days and nights are
equal in length.
In astrological terms, it is a time to create balance between your
inner and outer worlds. From a soul purpose perspective, you are re-establishing
harmony between your mundane world activities and the calling of your
This is particularly true in 1999 due to the intense summer of powerful
eclipses. Most people took a serious look at their values, desires,
and fixed patterns of behavior during July and August. For the next
three months, you are making certain your worldly activities are based
upon your highest inner truth.
In an astrology chart cast for equinox, there is a strong emphasis
on transforming personal values. Between now and Winter Solstice, you
would benefit by healing old emotional hurts, transforming your philosophy
on relationships, and seeking alternative ways to pragmatically assert
your dreams into the mainstream world.
There is excellent potential to connect on a deep soul level with the
relationships in your life. However, the equinox moon in romantic Pisces
will bring up your illusions surrounding the people in your life. "Burning-your-bridges-behind-you"
Pluto and aggressive Mars may prompt you to release relationships that
no longer serve your path of Highest Truth. Others will be required
to release the fears that block them from creating fulfilling partnerships.
Fall begins with an emphasis of passionate fire signs (Leo and Sagittarius)
and social air signs (Libra and Aquarius). It is time to communicate
your high ideas and dreams of right relationship, humanitarian service,
justice, and innovative ways to serve the Highest Good in the coming
millennium. After you pass through a few astrological "bumps-in-the-night"
between Oct. 13-27, you will find it easier to put your plans into action.
Prepare yourself to work for your goals using a long-term perspective.
Projects started now may not bear fruit until the May 2000 alignment
of seven planets in down-to-earth Taurus. For now, your task is to begin
the process of applying practical, constructive, and ongoing effort
into manifesting your highest vision for both yourself and the planet
into being. Remember that bringing Utopian ideals into existence requires
adjustment and the sometimes painful bursting of illusions.
Ultimately, your efforts in working with the Fall Equinox energies
will help you to improve your relationships, to feel a greater degree
of freedom, and to manifest your vision in a workable way. Create balance
and harmony between your spiritual and earthly needs to maximize the
opportunity of the coming three months.
Mark Dodich has been a professional astrologer, specializing
in spiritual purpose and relocation, since 1980. He is past president
of the Oregon Astrological Association. For a free copy of his newsletter,
ASTROMARK, contact him at (503) 252-1558 or visit his weekly Astrology
Forecast at www.europa.com/~mardo/astromark.html