TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Astrology and Spiritual Meaning of the Equinox — September 2018”

The September 22nd Equinox marks the Sun’s move into Libra and the start of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Equinox happens twice a year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator. As the Sun crosses this point, it results in equal hours of light and dark.

The Equinox is also a significant turning point in the astrological year, and represents the half way mark as the Sun journey’s through the 12 different constellations.

The Sun’s journey through Libra signifies a time of balance and working together with others. It is a time to turn our attention to the “other” and to focus on how we can create healthy partnerships and friendships.

Libra energy is about finding the balance between honoring your own needs and wants, and taking into consideration others needs and wants. It is a time to find harmony and equilibrium with all areas of your life.

With the changing of the seasons, there is also a shift in the flow and direction of energy.

In the northern hemisphere, energy starts to move inward and we are encouraged to release and let go of all that no longer serves us. We see this mirrored in nature as the trees begin to shed their leaves and as the weather becomes cooler. We have less hours of light and more hours of darkness.

In the southern hemisphere, the energy starts to move outward and we are encouraged to express and put ourselves out there. This is also mirrored in nature with the start of Spring and the blooming of blossoms and creation of new life. This is a very fertile time where we can take all we have been planning and start putting it into action. The hours of sunlight increase, and the weather gets warmer.

These shifts in nature give us a clue as to what shifts are occurring within us as well and begin preparing us for the Winter/Summer, which is also the last season before the astrological new year begins.

This year, the September 2018 Equinox also carries special influence because of the asteroid Chiron.

Chiron is known as the healer in astrology. Wherever Chiron shows up in your astrology chart indicates a wound that needs to be healed and cleansed through the course of your lifetime.

Chiron’s wounds are karmic, and represent lessons and themes that your soul has come to achieve in this life.

Chiron is extremely active around the time of the Equinox, indicating that a time of healing is also underway for us all.

Libra energy is about partnership, it is about connecting with others and opening our heart to others. It is about learning to understand other people’s points of view, and developing empathy for our fellow human.

As a society, we are not always the best at understanding and paying respect to our fellow human. We still feel threatened by other people’s differences, and judgement of others when they do something that is against the norm.

Showing empathy is considered a weakness, and we are often encouraged to compete and race against our peers in order to outsmart them or out beat them.

The entire system is set up to have a hierarchy and it is easy to fall into the trap of trying to be at the top.

The energy of Chiron and the Sun in Libra, is there to remind us that we are all one in the same. It is there to heal cultural and deep seeded wounds that we have around our connections with others. It is there to help us see that our differences are just an illusion and deep down, we are really connected, we are one.

Earlier this year I attended the Near Death Symposium in Texas, where I heard countless stories of people who had left their bodies and traveled to the afterlife. Every single one of them commented that after leaving their body they were able to see and know that we really are all one. They were able to see that we are all connected.

The famous- treat others as you wish to be treated– takes on a whole new meaning when we tune into the awareness that we are all the same.

This sensation of connectedness can also be achieved through meditation, and if we allow ourselves, we can tune in and feel that everyone’s hurt is our hurt, and everyone’s joy is our joy.

It may be a tricky concept to wrap our heads around unless we have experienced it or feel it for ourselves, but without the cloak of reality, without these human shells that we call bodies, we are really just all made of the same star stuff.

The differences we perceive in others and the issues that we have with others, are all powerful teachers for us in this life.

If we feel threatened by another race, intimidated by someone that has a different sexuality to us, or offended by someone’s cultural heritage or sense of style, it is really a message and lesson for us, and a reminder that we need to be more accepting of ourselves.

When you feel whole and secure in yourself it removes the need for judgement. When you love yourself, it allows you to focus on the love you find in others.

Don’t let this world make you feel not good enough. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself. Don’t let society tell you how things should be. Make your own way. Follow your own heart. And know that when you love yourself, anything is possible.

The September 22 Equinox is a time to heal the divide. It is a time to cross that bridge between the ego you and the higher self you, and feel the connection, the strength, and the love that comes from knowing that we are One.

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “9/9 New Moon Gateway — Stepping Into The Future”

“With the opening of this gateway, we will step into the light and into immense transformation. Life, as we know it, will change completely as there is no more going back. We are now stepping into the future.”

~Conscious Reminder

 

Falling on the ninth day of the ninth month, this Virgo New Moon of 2018 will be located at approximately 17 degrees in Virgo. At the same time, it will interact with its ruling planet Mercury as well as the Sun, both of which are also in Virgo.

Extra attention should be paid to cleansing in this period as Virgo represents a clean heart, mind and spirit. The spark of divinity, called the Christ consciousness, that resides within all of us is represented by Virgo.

Particular and meticulous, a Virgo is always ready to help other people. But on the other hand, a Virgo can sometimes be overwhelmed as they are quick to criticise, judge and think too much.

By interacting with Pluto which is in retrograde and located in Capricorn, the Moon will help us find the divine spark within our material selves. With all its power, Pluto will guide us to rapid change.

It is essential that we let go of whatever is preventing that change and this would be made easier through the interaction of Pluto and the Moon. You can let go without feeling much pain and confusion. Pluto will teach you that your past is part of who you are, but sometimes it is necessary to cast it away that which holds you back if you wish to move forward.

In this period, Uranus is located in Taurus thereby creating a trine with the Earth which is in power during the New Moon. This signifies a time of staying grounded and yet manifesting dreams into reality. Paradise is coming to Earth.

Pluto is in sextile with Jupiter which is now located in Scorpio and this will enhance our abilities and help us master our skills. The New Moon has opened up a gateway to a world of new possibilities.

Squaring with Neptune, this interaction of the Moon can go either way based on whether you have entered a higher realm of spirituality. If that is the case, you will be rewarded with inspiration and creativeness. You can put your abilities to good use in rebuilding the planet. Even your intuition is enhanced.

For those who have not reached this stage, they will need some guidance and wisdom to understand the muddle in their minds. Due to the opening of the gateways, those who are unprepared will not be able to understand or utilize the powerful energy coming through.

At the same time as the New Moon, Venus will transition from light-hearted Libra to profound Scorpio. Ruling our relationships, Venus when combined with Scorpio ensures that we cast aside whatever is false and disloyal. This is a time to think about what is truly important to us because artificial and false things do not actually help us with anything.

Lastly, the 9-9 gateway opens during this New Moon thereby completing all these interactions and connections. In numerological terms, 9 has great value and it brings the powers of all the other numbers within itself.

It is the end of all things which is why all of Mother’s numerology is filled with 9 as that is the beginning and end of all things. This gateway indicates that the time of hurt and struggle is at an end. The ego no longer controls us and slowly light is taking over the dark.

With the opening of this gateway, we will step into the light and into immense transformation. Life, as we know it, will change completely as there is no more going back. We are now stepping into the future.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “September Astrology By Dates — This Is How The Energies Will Affect You”

1st to 7th September

The first week of September will have you finding yourself drudging over everything to get whatever work you have pending over some time, so you will not be particularly out of energy. You might feel some anxiety about how things will go and so on, but the solution is to hold the fort and make detailed plans about everything instead of getting worked up and losing yourself in the process. There is energy inside of you. You might also hear something you were not expecting or have an experience of some kind but they are all part of the cosmic learning process.

8th to 15th September

You might feel a fair amount of pressure during this time and may feel like you cannot do things because of this pressure but if you sit down and evaluate, you will find that you have created some of the pressure on yourself by yourself to try not to get hung up on the things that do not matter because they are inconsequential in regard to the big picture. Stay true to yourself and make sure you hold on to your self esteem. Things have a way of working out in the end.

9th September

The Sunday of the new moon is a good time to let go of everything you have been holding on to for a while and start anew. It is difficult to do this when we centre our lives around these things but one has to recognise that these things only upset us in the long run and it would be wrong to let them hurt us.

16th to 23rd September

You may feel a little less confident than you do usually and things may seem to make no sense but you have to keep holding on to your belief structure and making sure that you do not let this get to you in any way. It is the time of change and since change is in fact the only constant, do not fight it because it is actually useless. Change is the only way the human race can move forward so do not try to resist it in any way. There might be some health issues during this time so you have to be sure to take care of yourself to the best of your abilities.

22nd September

Saturday, fall equinox. It is the time one must take off to sit and think about everything that they have learnt in a while from different aspects in their lives, and how they have changed us as a person. It is actually a wonderful time to let go of things, as this whole month is about and make sure we have space for change and new things that will touch our lives.

24th September

Monday of full moon. New things and changes, along with everything a new moon stands for. Things will be conducive and welcoming to change, so as I mentioned above, do not try to resist it.

24th to 30th September

As the end of the month approaches, you will find yourself looking back at all the changes that have taken place in your life and think of them in a fond way, with a state of mind that induces a feeling of nostalgia. This feeling may grip you a little too intensely so it would not be a bad idea to take a little time off and take all this in and think about the growth that you have gone through and how change has fit right into your life and personality.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Eclipse & Retrograde Season Is Ending — Here’s What That Means For You”

“Retrograde energy is about going back and looking to the past. It is about reconsidering things or reflecting on things so you can learn from them and create a better future. Under the heavy retrograde energy we have been having, we have had to pause, stop, and reflect rather than be in a hurry to move forward.”

~Tanaaz

 

It has been an interesting time in the cosmos over the last few months with many planets in retrograde and a string of three potent Eclipses.

In fact, the Blood Moon Eclipse we had at the end of July was one of the longest and most potent eclipses we will ever experience.

With all of this cosmic energy now slowly wrapping up and coming to an end, the lessons and gifts of the season may be becoming clearer. After all, the Universe wouldn’t put on a show like this if it didn’t want us to take away something.

If we imagine this journey as a cycle, we are now entering towards the completion phase and we can look back and begin to make sense of what has been created.

Even though all of this energy extends back further in time to 2008, for simplicity, think back to what was happening for you around the months of January-February of this year.

Where were you emotionally? What was stirring for you? What were some major concerns you were having?

Around this time, the Universe would have begun highlighting things for you. In fact, the major themes and lessons that you have needed to work on during this season from June to August, would have arisen during this time.

Often we like to pinpoint our issues or concerns to be something outside of ourselves, like our career or our relationships, but there is a benefit in digging a little bit deeper and uncovering why these areas may be causing an issue.

When you dig a little deeper, you often find that it’s not about your relationships or your career at all, it is about something more personal.

We are all here on a journey, we are all here to learn and grow, and even though we may not always have control over what comes our way, we do have to learn to take responsibility for what comes our way. And this is exactly what the Universe has been beckoning us to do under this energy.

Retrograde energy is about going back and looking to the past. It is about reconsidering things or reflecting on things so you can learn from them and create a better future.

Under the heavy retrograde energy we have been having, we have had to pause, stop, and reflect rather than be in a hurry to move forward.

In fact, we may have even felt held back, sluggish, or that our lives have come to a bit of a standstill. We may have felt that change was needed, but perhaps we were unsure of what changes actually needed to happen.

All of this is very common during an intense period of cosmic retrograde activity. It is easy to feel frustrated under this energy, but we have to take this as a time to slow down and catch our breath.

Along with all of this retrograde activity, we have had a string of three Eclipses. Eclipses usually come in pairs, so to have three is definitely a special gift from the cosmos.

Eclipses always signify huge turning points of change and evolution, however under all of this retrograde energy, these Eclipses would have manifested in a slightly different way.

While they were still encouraging us to change and evolve, this was all on a much more internal level. A lot of the changes we were being asked to make were on the deepest level of our psyche so we could change and evolve who we have thought ourselves to be.

Under these Eclipses we have been guided to peel back the layers and look into the depths of our soul.We may have been confronted with our fears or with emotions and feelings that stem deep from childhood. We may have also been confronted with what is no longer working in our lives, and where we have been sacrificing too much.

Under the retrograde energy, we have not been able to escape these realisations or brush them off. Instead, we have really been encouraged by the Universe to sit and get cosy with them, for it is only when we do this that we can truly understand and clear them in order to make way for a brighter future.

Now as we are at the tail end of all of this, a new and fresh energy is going to emerge, one that feels more energizing and uplifting.

After months of digging deep and sitting with some painful realisations, we are now going to be given the momentum to push forward and make the changes we have been wanting to.

Through the end of August into September, we are going to be guided to make positive changes, and to start a new chapter in our lives. This new chapter is also about coming into a newfound source of inner strength and power.

We have all been through a rapid period of growth, and now as this cycle comes to an end, we are going to get to see just how much we have grown and what we have bloomed into.

The time to bloom is now, and we are going to be given a huge boost of energy to show the world and ourselves who we have now become.

With layers peeled back we are ready to take on a beautiful new chapter, and we are ready to welcome in a new energy into our lives.

The remainder of 2018 still has a slow and methodical energy to it, but as we emerge from this recent cycle of retrogrades and eclipses, we are going to feel energized and confident about the journey ahead.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

SARA COUGHLIN: “Uranus Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve And Yes — That Trick Is A Retrograde”

Take a deep breath, stargazers. Now that August has arrived, we’re in the home stretch of summer 2018, aka the summer of retrogrades.

Before we’re out of the woods, however, Uranus would like to join the fun. The planet of sudden change, revolution, and upheaval begins its annual retrograde on Tuesday, August 7.

This isn’t Uranus’ first attempt to stir the pot this year. Back in May, this planet moved into Taurus which, as astrologer Kimberly Peta Dewhirst told Refinery29 at the time, kicked off a new astrological era of change, particularly around how we use money and care for the Earth.

Where that process will take place over the next seven years, Uranus’ retrograde only lasts five months — and, while Uranus in Taurus is expected to exert changes on an external, global scale, Uranus retrograde will incite changes within us.

Retrogrades have a way of urging us to focus on our inner lives. Think about how Mars retrograde tests our tempers or Jupiter retrograde interrogates our approach to learning.

Viewed from this angle, planetary retrogrades are just regularly scheduled lessons we have to learn in order to make personal progress. Uranus retrogrades are no exception. Specifically, they’re thought to show us how we might adapt to the ever-shifting world around us — if we let them, that is.

As astrologer Jamie King writes, these periods tend to arrive in time to help us either adjust our outlook to fit a recent development or prepare for future growth. In case you haven’t been reading your horoscope, this summer’s eclipse season (two occurred last month and there’s one more to come on August 11) is likely to set off plenty of changes in our lives, professional andpersonal. So, yes, we’d consider this year’s Uranus retrograde to be extremely well-timed.

That said, you probably won’t feel this retrograde’s influence in the same way that you’re feeling, say, the current Mercury retrograde. Uranus’ distance from Earth makes its effects on our personal lives pretty subtle, if not downright sneaky.

You might find yourself coming around on a plan you initially resisted or you might learn something new that leads you to view a change at work in a whole new light. These shifts in your mindset will occur gradually and may seem minor at first, but they’re likely to lead to bigger, even major, progress.

For the record, when we say “progress,” we simply mean forward movement — Uranus likes to affect great change, but it’s less concerned with who benefits from it. With luck, you’ll receive the cues of this retrograde and learn to roll with the good and the bad that comes your way in the next five months.

 

~via Refinery29.com