Jupiter, the planet of plenty is particularly blessed at the moment. As the ruler of Sagittarius he is front and center this month. Beginning with Thanksgiving through the seasonal holidays of Winter Solstice and Christmas, we are consumed with expansion and seeing the bright side of almost everything. Freedom and improvisation are key words for this planet of unlimited possibilities.
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Aries ruled by Mars
Be careful of seduction this month. You are happily riding on the crest of adventure and longing to travel and be inspired. You might be called on to be of service, when you would rather be dictating. Anything electrical or mechanical is highlighted, as are music and speed.
So many of us love this time of year. Could it be we have a bit of the bear in us and long for hibernation? The Pluto Persephone myth certainly reinforces this idea with the Queen of the Underworld spending the dark colder months with her spouse. The mists part for us to be comfy and titillated by the unknown, which is why we wear costumes to hide our outer shell.
Your ruler is confined by over analysis. Action is not easy or forthcoming. Any attack you plan must be hidden behind closed doors to be successful. Take up boxing. Or make pizza by pounding the dough to a super thin crust.
The Autumnal Equinox is the first day of the sign of Libra. How do you achieve balance? Contemplation, meditation, body adrenalin through high activity, are different forms of focus, the perception is you teeter on the head of a pin through balance.
It is something we all desire and find hard to achieve. Desire, acquire, and release is the simple truth of our lives.
Allow your ideals to be contained and disciplined. See your energy as a fire that must be stoked and nurtured. If there are children around you, observe their trial and error of abilities to be tested. Riding a bicycle necessitates trusting balance. Birds float by letting go after the struggle to attain altitude.
Virgo is both discerning and picky. As an earth sign she likes to be grounded. Her ruler Mercury does not always let her do this. The feeling most of us have this time of year is new beginnings. In actuality it is the last stages of the earth’s productivity before going to sleep or dying for the winter. Let the race begin.
You will be center stage this month. Innovation is the key to keeping the world turning. You are the torch that lights the Olympics. Focus is usually a good thing if you can still see the periphery. It is important to watch the wee folk on the outskirts of your vision.
Taurus ruled by Venus
You do not mind the scales of justice and diplomacy as long as it is not uncomfortable. The countryside and the vision of hills and fairy mounds bewitch you. Too many people with conflicting emotions wear you out. You have to deal with the folks in authority for a while longer.
The element of Fire purifies. The alchemists of Rudolf II in Prague were heavily supported by the Emperor. Turning lead into gold was one aspect of the alchemical process, the other being transforming the psyche. John Dee, Tycho Brahe and many other astrologers, scientists, and artists explored the universe of the exterior, the cosmos and the interior of the Psyche at his court. Modern teachers of metaphysics must explore and redefine in today’s language, the ideas and disciplines of their contemplations.
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The first Fire sign is planning his attack on the fall and all that he wants to accomplish. You are still having to deal with other people’s feelings in your thinking. You will have great insights and be ahead of the crowd. Contemplate rubbing your tummy and patting your head. Mid month the universe will allow you more action.
Certain words have become a part of our vernacular and we sometimes forget their origins. Joseph Cambell's word "bliss" is a compilation of the many myths and belief systems he studied. What does it mean to you? Carl Jung's "collective unconscious"and "synchronicity" are also words that require a bit more contemplation.
Astrology is a language of symbols and correspondences.
This month we are swimming in the waters of our feelings. Enjoy floating.
Men and their toys. Do you like chain saws? Power is seductive and very much a necessary part of the human condition. Being required to contain duality is not your favorite thing. A surgeon cannot be indecisive about where to make the incision. Do not try to be in too many places at once.
The sign of Gemini where the Sun is this month, is ruled by the element of air. Think of all the ways air is a part of our lives. What we breath, how we communicate, are in constant flux. Our abilities to be thoughtful and aggressive are conditioned by the moods we experience and it is air that stimulates the brain. The expression “Know Thyself” may be interpreted by how we observe our feelings and those of others.
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Aries ruled by Mars
You can be as fierce as Taras Bulba, the Cossack leader of the Ukraine. But, your mind is taking over the lead in the battle you are engaged in. See the speed of the thoughts you are having and let them race without putting them into action. You will win through acknowledgment of observation.