The Equinox happens twice a year, the Vernal Equinox around March 23 and the Autumnal Equinox, right about September 23. This is a point in the earth’s annual orbit around the sun, of which the length of the day and the night are equal all over the earth. A time for harvest, a time to reap what one has sown! Astrology.com says, “In many cultures, the Fall Equinox is a mythical event, full of magic and whimsy. In Greek mythology, Goddess Persephone returns to her husband Hades in the underworld, and thus the fall season begins — a ritualistic time to seek a clean slate on which to start a new and fresh season. Many believe that during the Fall Equinox it’s possible to stand an egg on its end, a magical sign of balance”. Enjoy the fruits of the Autumnal Equinox and take a journey through the astrological signs to discover your fall 2015 horoscope!
It’s not all about winning Aries, sometimes it’s just about a sweet surrender. This “season of equals” is all about being vulnerable, the opposite of your usual bold and daring self. My advice for Aries for the remainder of the year is to surrender. Surrender and allow yourself to be vulnerable. This is the place where you feel tender, open, alive, and fresh, the place to allow all of the gifts of the universe to shower down upon you. A state of being foreign to the ever-moving and bold Aries, it is for that very reason it would be a perfect state right now for you to visit and dwell. Happy surrender Aries!
Time to bring in the harvest! The plans you have been working on, the time you have invested, the seeds you have planted are all coming to fruition. Take the time to harvest, revel in, and enjoy all of these things in your life before you begin the next project. Stop for just a moment and be grateful for all the fruits of your labors. Gain equal pleasure in the reaping of your harvest as you did in the planting and nurturing of it. Be proud of all of your hard work and enjoy the benefits for the rest of the year.
Gemini, the equinox is an extraordinary moment of perfection in the illusive balance of your life. All of the questions and choices you have been struggling with will suddenly become very clear and it will feel as if the world has become completely still. A deep peace and calm will surround you during this magical moment in time. Take action on this unambiguous heavenly gift and go with your heart’s knowing. Trust in your decisions, move forward and you will be at peace.
Harvest time for a Cancer means cleaning the house and making room for the peace, love, and deep introspection of Autumn. Ready your home for a cozy fall season. A season of gratitude and all things humble. What? There are things in your home that do not reflect love and peace. Put them out on the curb and call your favorite charity or the trash man.
Leo shines all year round, but now is the time to find the balance of “give and take” in your life. Don’t deprive those around you of the gift of giving. Don’t always rush to give to them, as they are awaiting the chance to return all the wonderful things you do for them. No matter how hard it is to humbly receive what others want to give, just do it and resist the need to immediately return the favor.
Virgos are known to look forward to spring cleaning and fall cleaning – and many celebrations of cleaning in between. If you happen to be one of the rare sloppy Virgos, it is only a façade, as your messy environment is very well organized in your mind. I once had a Virgo roommate who amassed every issue of Rolling Stone ever published. She literally had towers of the magazine lining her bedroom walls. If I ever made reference to a musician or artist, she would go into her room and stare at the towers for a short minute then pull out the one issue pertaining to this person. This remarkable quality is present is most every Virgo and during this Autumnal Equinox use this gift to zero in on and focus on the one thing that will fulfill you the most.
Balance is what the Autumnal Equinox is all about. Libra, you are always on the hunt for this perfect place of balance, peace, and beauty. However, it often seems to be just beyond your reach or getting sabotaged with the next decision needing to be made. During this phase I urge you to let the earth, sun, moon, and stars do this beautiful balancing dance and you, for once, just float upon the gentle waves being created.
Scorpio natives love an Equinox! Everything seems fair and just and they secretly feel as if everyone is getting what’s due. Scorpio likes it when “karma” begins to catch up with their enemies, wrongs are being righted, and all of those doing good deeds are amply rewarded. You know what? For Scorpios this concept is actually true! All the energy you have accumulated this year is now coming to fruition. You will get to examine the life you have been living so far through the actualization of the results you are now experiencing. My best guess is – you are largely content with the harvest!
Sagittarius natives are the thinkers and planners of the Zodiac. Even though most people are resting and beginning to enjoy their harvest, Sag still has work to do. Gather together all of the ingredients of a fabulous project and lay the plans for an introspective, but productive season ahead. Dust off the typewriter, uncover the sewing machine, or straighten up the work shop because you are about to embark upon the creation of a masterpiece.
Capricorns are an enigma. They age in reverse. They begin as very old people and get younger with each passing year. When you see a serious child on the playground with a book and a smirk, you can bet he is a Capricorn. When you pass the park and an old geezer is chasing his grandchildren with a magic wand, yep, no doubt a Capricorn. Autumnal equinox to them is the beginning of a favorite time of year. They want the leaves to just hurry and get changing so they can rake them and throw them by the armfuls into the air. They want to harvest their pumpkins and make pies! They want to start hanging lights up around the outside of the house. Someone has to stop all this foolishness and tell those Cappy’s to slow down and enjoy the moment. But it won’t be me… their energy and enthusiasm is extremely contagious and we are all secretly envious of this raw and wonderful spirit.
Autumnal Equinox is a yearly planetary event, a huge and wondrous cycle, proof that we live the most miraculous existence on this spinning planet, suspended in the universe and orbiting the sun. Then this planet begins to shift, changing its orientation to the sun allowing more light to shine on another part of itself. The mystery of this just boggles the mind. Aquarians love the bigger picture and thrive when they have clear direction and a sense of purpose. Use this moment in time when the planet seems stalled and time stands still to reacquaint yourself with all that is mysterious, all that is cosmic and pull yourself out of the small, limited way you have been thinking.
Pisces energy is very connected to the water on the planet, the oceans, the tides, the waves. Deeply emotional, they tend to get moody this time of the year when the waters seem to still on the planet. Now is a good time to rise out of the depth of emotions and play in the sun. Dance like a fairy under the light of the moon. Dip your toes in the morning dew on the grasses. Touch the earth and remember how grand and mysterious the forces of nature are. Remember that you are as natural as any plant or animal on the planet and live it up like you own the place.