Cosmic Weather Report September 2019:
By Soul Level Astrologer Mark Borax
Earth dominates the cosmic weather this September, which highlights the need to get practical affairs in order, as well as grounding the way you think about things. With Earth this strong, daily functions of the mundane world predominate, so inspect your life structures to assess if they’re more functional than dysfunctional, which can create a platform for the powerful energies later in the month to work their magic.
Jupiter, the tip of a T-square all month, in mid-Sagittarius, points toward the reawakening of vision, the kind that enables you to dig into life as a mutual discovery journey, which is the passion of both this planet and sign. With Jupiter in Saj strong, co-creative projects that embrace the largesse of life get the royal go-ahead — not the time to hold back and play it safe.
A foundational release occurs September 18th when Saturn goes direct in 14 Capricorn, a degree that pushes hard to turn karma into grace. The kind of Capricorn karma we’ve been dealing with the last two years has to do with claiming true power of the most authentic kind, and getting rid of the false power dominating world culture. At the root of false power is the distortion between humanity’s outer appearance and inner nature. When you see through this gap of false leaders, false power, false culture, you awaken creative energies to bridge the gap between you and your highest dream. Is the life you’re living the one your soul signed up for? Aligning the two is where true power lies.
Five days after Saturn goes direct, Autumn Equinox occurs on September 23 at 3:50 a.m. eastern. Though calendars usually list Equinoxes and Solstices on the 21st of their respective months, this is a sloppy convention rather than a truism. These four annual cornerstones occur when the Sun enters Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer, which doesn’t always happen on the 21st.
The gift of Autumn equinox is the awakening of your creative fire. According to Rudolf Steiner, ancient culture approached seasonal rites opposite to the way most modern people see it. The autumnal equinox, instead of being the time Earth gets ready to slumber, was seen as the time Earth wakes up and spirit comes alive.
Winter, though filled on the surface with brittleness, decline, sleep and death, was recognized as the time spirit thrives and the life force revitalizes down deep. For this reason, Autumn Equinox was seen to lead to life more than death, birth rather than diminishment. Summer was more strongly associated with loss and death, because ancient people saw through the surface appearances that have taken over modern consciousness.
For those of us living in Vermont, the idea of autumn waking things up rather than putting them to sleep is easy to believe, as the hills come alive with blazing colors that have lain dormant under the green chlorophyl coating of leaves. Through spring and summer the blazing colors remained hidden under the green. When September’s cool nights and warm days peel off the coating and reveal the astonishing palette that had lain in wait for months, it’s hard not to feel a huge surging release of primal life force throughout New England.
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Master Soul Level Astrologer Mark Borax
Mark Borax is a teacher, astrologer, musician and bestselling author who lives in Vermont and writes the monthly Cosmic Weather Report email newsletter. He offers readings over the telephone and in-person, and classes that catalyze individual evolution. His books
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