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Sept 22: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

16 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it is more than ever required. Wise choices result.

This year on Sat Sept 22 at 6:26 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration


Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha,, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / FALL EQUINOX, Samhain, and Yule.

On this sacred Balance Point, we are celebrating one of the Four Solar Turning Points of the Year: Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it is related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox: 
LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th house above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time, to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!


Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:


What’s the Astro~Weather in the Fall?
3 Highlights:

* VENUS goes retro (every 1 1/2 years) from Oct 5 to Nov 16 – this time from SCO to LIBRA.
‘She’ changes from the ‘Evening Star’ (can you see her these evenings….?) in ‘her’ journey ‘through the underworld’ when we can’t see VENUS for several weeks as ‘she’ connects with the SUN and Solar Consciousness before rising as the ‘Morning Star’ again before Sunrise.
In this phase we’re invited to transform from letting ourselves be too much defined by others (co-dependent relationships, comparison, jealousy….) to come back to our True Self, our Spirit and Consciousness (the SUN) and find our intrinsic value and joy in life – a much better magnet for attraction! 🙂
If you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, AC in early SCO / late LIBRA you’d clearly in for a Venusian Infusion.
Come for Cosmic Relief and RE-Attunement!

~ JUPITER will actually, really come out of SCORPIO… just when you thought this phase will never end… after all that intensity and immensity. 
Guess what? JUPITER will cross the ‘Phoenix Point’ when enough is processed and burned up – and go into its very Darling sign SAGITTARIUS – yay, and BIG Yay!
Nov 8 is the due date for the up-lifting shift – and the good thing is: the SAG Spirit is on until early Dec 2018 – 13 Moons long!
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process?

:: MARS is moving fully through AQ now (Sept 10 – Nov 15).
Collaboration in community and humanity. Turning anger (perhaps ignited in the recent MARS retro phase this Summer) into action – building together.
Are you part of a movement?
Who are your true friends-in-integrity? 
Maybe there’s been a process about these themes too, over the Summer, under MARS retro?


Would you like to explore the FALL 2018 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2018 Astro Parlour, on TUE SEPT 25!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

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