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2018 Autumn/Spring Equinox

2018 Autumn/Spring Equinox

Dale Osadchuk

2018 Autumn Equinox Northern Hemisphere- West Direction on The Medicine Wheel
22 Sept 2018 at 6.54 pm PDT- 9.54 pm EDT|
23 Sept 2018 at 2.54 am BST (summer time GMT)

2018 Spring Equinox Southern Hemisphere-East Direction on The Medicine Wheel
22 Sept 2018 at 8.54 pm EST- Lima, Peru
23 Sept 2018 at 9.54 am AWST, Perth, Australia- 11.54 am AEST, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel correspond to the seasons. East is spring and awakening to new beginnings. South is summer, expansion, growth, and listening to your intuitive knowing. West is autumn, adulthood, personal responsibility, and inner power. North is winter, translating knowledge into wisdom and sharing that wisdom. Each time the Sun enters one of the astrological Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) it offers us the opportunity to learn the lessons of the Direction activated. Each Direction has an Animal Spirit Guardian who walks with us for the duration of the cycle.

As the Sun moves into Libra (equality and co-operation in relationship) in the Northern Hemisphere we are entering the West Direction of our Medicine Wheel. As we mentioned this is the place of adulthood and personal responsibility. It is also called the Looking Within Place. It asks us to go within and discover our personal power that is always available to us. The guardians of the West are Grizzly Bear (awakening to our inner strength) Black Horse (freedom and movement) and The Thunder-Beings (Cosmic Power). They walk with us until Winter Solstice on Dec 21.

Eagle And Crow

In the Southern Hemisphere you are entering the East Direction and beginning a new Medicine Wheel journey. The East is the place of awakening to new inspired and creative vision. It is the place of new beginnings. It asks you to embrace your Authentic Self and be guided by your Essence Self. The guardian for the East Direction is Eagle (keen insight and spiritual illumination). Eagle flies so high he carries our prayers to Creator and Great Mystery. Eagle is your Spirit Guardian until your Summer Solstice Dec 21/22.

In the Northern Hemisphere while the Sun visits Libra (Sept 22/23 to Oct 23) our Animal Totem guides are Crow, Sacred Law and fairness for all, and Raven, magic and The Mysteries. During this time the astrological Earth is in Aries. Her Animal Totem guides are Falcon, clear vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, spiritual messages and Spiritual Messenger. They are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere. For all of us the Clan Mother for Libra is Weaves The Web. She is the Mother of creativity and the manifester of dreams who brings visions into reality. She teaches us how to work with the truth. For the Earth is Aries we are guided by Looks Far Woman. She is the keeper of the Golden Door of illumination and the Crack in the Universe where our visions live. She teaches us how to see the truth. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams). 

Equinox

Equinox means equal day and night. It asks us to find balance between outer focus and inner reflection. It is really about being guiding by our Inner Knowing as we make and act on choices. The Equinox chart is the foundation for the next three months. It has a very strong signature of healing and breakthrough. The Sun at 00 degrees Libra (our goals and actions) is travelling with Mercury at 01 degrees Libra (our thoughts and perceptions). Mercury just entered Libra on Sept 21 and he emphasises balance that leads to harmony and ease. They are opposite (polarity that needs to be brought into balance) the Earth at 00 degrees Aries (new beginnings on our Earth path) Chiron Rx at 00 degrees Aries (healing wounds of rejection, betrayal, and abandonment) and the Asteroid Hygeia Rx at 01 degrees Aries (mind, body, spirit healing). I never mind oppositions to Chiron as they are opportunities to heal conflict. Chiron the healer is offering us the support to heal ourselves and our precious planet EARTH. The latter group is trine (removal of obstacles and ease and flow) the North Node at 04 degrees Leo (following a path with heart) and sextile (ease of opportunity) Mars at 03 degrees Aquarius and the South Node at 04 degrees Aquarius (letting the past go with love).

Always the planetary dance gives us challenges. And remember this sets the tone for the next three months. The Sun/Mercury in Libra opposite Earth/Chiron/Hygeia in Aries are square (motivation for change and finding new ways of doing things) Vesta at 01 degree Capricorn (commitment to our spiritual path) and Saturn at 02 degrees Capricorn (being limited and restricted or building a strong foundation within). This is a T Square that can make us feel backed into a corner. Saturn and Capricorn are symbols for society. The message is the old ways of misuse of power (which is currently rampant everywhere) will no longer work. When we join together in harmony, balance will be restored to the Earth and all her kingdoms.

venus libra

Venus at 07 degrees Scorpio is the ruler for the Sun’s journey through Libra (and Mercury). She is in a Grand Fixed Cross (breaking free from limitation of the past). She is Square (motivation for change) the Leo North Node (ego or the heart) and Mars/South Node in Aquarius (releasing the past with love). She is opposite (conflict or balance) Uranus Rx at 01 degree Taurus (breaking free from what is no longer of value). This is a significant planetary picture as Venus will be retrograde Oct 05 to Nov 16 and still be interacting with Uranus and the Nodes. While she retrogrades in Scorpio/Libra it is the opportunity for deep healing within self and our relationships. Currently the way out of this Fixed Cross is provided by Uranus Rx in Taurus (inner breakthrough). He is trine (ease and harmony) Vesta and Saturn in Capricorn (sacred purpose).

The theme we have just described is still active at the Aries Full Moon of Sept 24. Full Moons illuminate whatever our issues are. We are also still under the influence of the Aug 11 Solar Eclipse that is active until January 2019. The theme is “Releasing the old structures that no longer work. Rebuilding and Transformation. Change in direction.”  (Bernadette Brady).

Equinox blessings,

Dale

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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017. 
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