Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
- What's Coming in October, November, and December 2022 -
And also the Vernal Equinox down under!! The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 6:04 pm PDT on September 22, 2:04 am BST September 23.
This marks the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. It is said that a chart done for the beginning of a season offers a snapshot of the cosmic and literal weather for the next 3 months.
The Equinox marks is the last day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the last day of Winter in the Southern. If you’re wondering how I reconcile the seemingly opposing energies between the hemispheres, when you’re done here please take a look at The Mirroring of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Year Cycles in Astrology. It may help readers “down under” see how the important points of seasonal change, though opposite in physical manifestation, actually have similar challenges at each point of shift. And yes, I'm already thinking of doing a small book on the subject, stripping the signs of their usual attributes and taking a more universal approach to the subject of the changes of the seasons.
There is an old tradition that offers us two times when "the year begins," one at the Vernal Equinox, the other at the Autumnal. Perhaps that tradition came from explorers who saw the seasons flip between the Northern and Southern, going from the beginning of warm to the beginning of cold as they moved up and down the latitudes.
This is an excellent time for looking at what has ended and what is emerging. We up North have done our Summer labor, and are reaping the harvest of what we've done and not done. In the Southern latitudes, they're beginning to plant the seeds that will grow over the next 180 days.
So if you're "down under," it's the beginning of Spring and beautiful weather. Just remember to have a little compassion for us up here when December 21-22, the Winter Solstice, rolls around and we're freezing while you're enjoying the beach!
Whether North or South, keep following through on the new roles, new initiatives, new feelings, new flow, and new ways of relating to others on more refined levels you’ve already begun to experience since Spring, since the season to come is the time to transfigure our future into more perfect forms. Regardless of where we live, what follows explores elements we all can expect to experience over the next 13 weeks.
The nights will now begin to be longer than the days for 6 months to come in the Northern Hemisphere, with lengthening days in the Southern. The Sun is now in Libra, promising enhanced and expanded relationships and social interactions. We can find new ideals, new ways of measuring and evaluating the balance in things, and new perspectives that offer us a well-rounded understanding.
The charts for the Solstices and Equinoxes provide guideposts for what we can expect the following 90 days in the way of weather, both actual and symbolic. As this Equinox falls a few days before the coming New Moon in Libra, I’ll be covering the placements, aspects and configurations in those articles. That said, I’ll hit the highlights of the important factors in this Equinox chart.
The Autumn Equinox chart shows 3 planets in the first decan of their signs, 3 in the second decan of their signs, and 4 in the third decan. This indicates a three month period of activity with a slight preponderance of the individual, mental, and spiritual planes of existence, and a balance between actional, physical, and material planes and the emotional, social, and cultural levels of existence. Given the last decan planets include Moon, Venus, Neptune, and Pluto, it’s easy to see that many areas of our lives are going to have an individualizing and spiritualizing emphasis the next 90 days.
Aspects and Configurations Shaping the Season to Come
As you know, in these active aspect sections I include barely separating partile aspects, since they are still in active operation. The outstanding feature of this chart is that all the planets have either Saturn or the Mutual Reception between Mercury retrograde in Libra and Venus in Virgo as their final dispositors. That makes these three planets important as they influence the backdrop to what’s happening.
This chart has some powerful aspects in play. First, the Inferior Conjunction of Mercury and the Sun is a powerful “fusion of Life and Mind” which will bring major transfigurations over the next 90 days! Past, present, and future all come together in a “symbolic death which is entrance to a greater spiritual life.” Add that the Sun is opposed Jupiter, and it’s a season of “self-transcendence” and opening to a new self-representation.
We also see the Moon at 27 Leo triseptile Neptune, generating a variation on The Grand Irrationality, promising a turning point and the dawning of a new day. This generates “fork in the road choices” for planets or points we have near 22-26 Pisces, 13-17 Taurus, 4-8 Cancer, 25-29 Leo, 17-21 Libra, 9-13 Sagittarius, and 1-5 Aquarius.
We have three powerful evolutionary configurations in this chart. We have the VERY heavy Saturn square Uranus cut into two semisquares by Jupiter! This continues to put pressure on planets and points we have around 17-23 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, as well as 2-8 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. We have choices in how we want to manage figuring out what’s pertinent in our lives and what isn’t. Be strong and persevering, showing patience, balance, and courage as we eliminate all we no longer need.
We also have Venus opposed Neptune trine Pluto, giving us a powerful productive stabilizing energy throwing a favorable void into late Cancer. This should bring clarity in our relationships and show us both our interrelatedness as well as techniques of personality integration.
The third configuration is Moon biquintile Jupiter with Mars cutting it into two quintiles. This creates a powerful “5 Pointed Star of Uniqueness” affecting planets or points we have near 2-6 Aries, 14-18 Gemini, 26-30 Leo, 8-12 Scorpio, and 20-24 Capricorn. If you have something in one of these areas, expect unique conditions leading to high specialization or “quintessential” experiences. And because Jupiter is part of two configurations, this specialization can be demonstrated through the frictional aspects involving Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus.
Because Mercury is in an Inferior Conjunction with the Sun and they’re both biseptile Mars, this will be a season of major choices and changes. This helps us see the need for personal transfiguration based in echoes from the past, with potential for integration of personality within the Higher Self due to Mars’ Sabian Symbol. This biseptile indicates a turning point in the process of accessing the “upper chambers of consciousness” and opens up hot zones near 16-20 Gemini, 8-12 Leo, 29 Virgo-3 Libra, 20-24 Scorpio, 12-16 Capricorn, 3-7 Pisces, and 24-28 Aries. In terms of larger affairs, you will note this biseptile will be triggered by inner planet transits between late September and mid-November, with echoes when Mars RX is at 18 Gemini in early December and a final action in late February related to this Equinox chart.
Jones Pattern, Dispositors, and the Lunar Phase
With continue to have a Locomotive Jones pattern with all the planets between Pluto in late Capricorn, followed by planets occupying Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, and the first degree of Libra, leaving an empty span of 116 degrees. As we had a Locomotive at the last New Moon, you can find out more by going to The August 2022 New Moon at 5 Virgo –Sabian Symbols, Evolutionary Configurations and more. You also may want to take a new look at Summer Solstice 2022 – What’s Coming in July, August, and September to see what was said about the season just past.
In this chart there are three "Final Dispositors." Neptune, which stands alone in Pisces. Saturn, dispositing Pluto and itself. And the "Mutual Reception" of Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo which rule all the other planets. A "Mutual Reception" is a very powerful closed circuit self-reinforcing energy." That makes Virgo and Libra the predominant backdrop to the coming 13 weeks.
The Balsamic Lunar phase indicates this season will be focused on releasing ideas which will be valuable in the future. This gives visions of the future and a sense of sacrifice of the present to “pre-form” the future. As the Moon is on a degree of the dawning of a new day, there are things to be done and new roles to be accepted, as per the Sun’s Dispositorship of the Moon. The only Lunar friction comes from Moon quincunx Pluto, showing adjustments and sacrifices to be made, with creative imagination bringing rewards and dominance over circumstances, along with a “tension of outreach” toward a future life on the near horizon.
With the element distribution, there is an emphasis on interactivity and relationships, since we have 4 planets in Air, 3 in Earth, 1 in Water, and 2 in Fire. That indicates a time of a lot of interactive grounded experiences. The coming season is one of “looking back to see forward,” with echoes of memories of spiritual transfigurations in our past and “self-transcendence” in the air! With no water except Neptune, there won’t be a lot of feeling (except during transits of Scorpio) but there is tremendous interactive activity with new ideas all around.
So take a look at the vision of a transformed life and world being offered to you as you catch glimpses of a greater sense of community and connectedness. Open to a new archetypal role or vision, let yourself be transformed, and breathe easy as you see all sides of the bigger picture and begin your training to manifest future patterns you’re seeing in the present.
Get ready to accept rewards from Spirit which help you integrate the personality with the Higher Self, and as veils are removed and new truths and ideas glimpsed, focus on permanent knowledge leading to balanced Wisdom. Know when to go within, and when to demonstrate the role of your choosing. Keep the momentum in your own hands, and when offered opportunities, become the vision of a new role to play. Be decisive in pursuing the information and vision you need to make the archetypes real. Cut loose from the past while being careful not to buy into deceptive seductions. Beware of superficial evaluations and assertions since they could have a way of turning from easy to difficult fairly quickly.
As you do what you need to do, remember to experience yourself evolving as you move through the changes, since by taking a different view you will find new perspectives on what to do and when to do it. Use creative imagination to visualize your ideal and cultivate sensitivity to what’s needed in immediate situations. The “tension of opposites” in Virgo/Pisces and Libra/Aries holds a promise of productivity, ease of operation, and awareness of the highly specializing factors in motion as long as you don’t buy into misrepresentations.
The next 90 days are radical growth in a new adventure related to our ego training which now allows us “to put on the show” demonstrating our self-discipline. It’s a time to take a look back at our recent training and see how it relates to previous spiritual leaps in our past. All in all, with the plethora of excellent Sabian symbols and aspects, while there will be polarization serving personality integration, overall there is tremendous potential for productive growth, stabilization and unique events helping us find and demonstrate our gifts.
A new pulse of the Ageless Wisdom is now mentoring and healing those who are receptive to the new. Let yourself heal into your Higher Self, focus on your social potential, and embrace the dance of the adventure of the next season. Buena suerte, and Godspeed!!
Aum and blessings as we stand on the threshold of a new season of life!
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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