Later on this evening, the Sun crosses that point in the cosmos where the celestial sphere and the celestial equator intersect, signalling the arrival of autumn. This is known as the autumnal point. In astrology, it is refered to as zero degrees Libra.
Several hours later, the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition and the Moon becomes full while in the sign of Aries. Long-time readers of my blog know that I love blending these powerful astrological points with the Tarot (see http://whitesagetarot.com/2010/03/18/the-sun-dons-the-emperors-cloak/ as an example).
A variety of Tarot themes can be related to these to celestial periods. When the Sun moves into an astrological sign, I often imagine the young child on the Sun card of my RWS deck wearing the card associated with that sign. This month, our young lad dons the robes of Justice. His usual optimism and positive attitude are tempered by rationalization. He seeks balance in thought and in deed. His exuberance is more cautious as he weighs out pros and cons before acting.
As Canadians, at this time on the calendar, we move out of the crazy, hazy days of summer, where kids are kept active, parents even more so and most people do everything they can to get outdoors. And in late summer, back to school shopping dominates for parents as well as college and university students. Movement patterns in cities and towns get back to normal as work schedules return to their regular routine. Kelly and I noticed that the town market this past Saturday was much busier as people found their regular rhythm and slid back into their typical Saturday. As we approach the autumnal equinox and the Sun ‘costumes up’ with Justice, remember this time as one in which to seek balance. It is a time when reasonable solutions trump rash decisions. Don’t be afraid to pause when needed. There’s nothing worse than rushing to make a bad choice.
What about the Full Moon in Aries? Has the esoteric wisdom of our High Priestess been provided the ruling voice of the Emperor? Or is the fullness of the Moon in Aries more closely linked to the powerful fertility of the Empress in this abundant time of harvest? You decide.
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