Sunday 20th September- Saturday 26th September

Tuesday 22nd September

Today the sun moves into Libra which here in the northern hemisphere marks the autumn equinox and the first day of autumn. It is fantastically warm , we ate out in the garden today and yesterday, and it’s really nice to make the most of the autumn sunshine whilst we can. The hedgerows are full of seasonal fruit and sun kissed blackberries just smell so lovely, fruity with a hint of wine, what is there not to like!?

Astrologically Libra is the sign of balance and the autumn equinox is a time of reflection and looking at what we started in the spring and how that has worked out. At the spring equinox. the sun is in go getting Aries the opposite sign to Libra and these two signs are all about how we relate to others whilst balancing our own needs with those of others, not an easy challenge. Libra is the sign of grace and co operation and it is good at stepping away from things for a moment and thinking about solutions. Libra is a logical air sign after all. However, Aries action is also needed because other wise we are so busy weighing up the pros and cons we don’t do anything!

This year we have been living with covid for six months as here in the UK as we were locked down on 24th March just around the spring equinox. So at the autumn equinox it is a good time to consider our actions and appreciate the positive results and look to adjust things that didn’t quite go to plan and to also look to teh winter ahaed and moe forward with that in mind. At the moment this is incredibly difficult for us all as a wider society.

On an individual level, I planted a whole load of veg seeds on our allotment around the spring equinox. I went to the garden centre just before lockdown and had a a big spend up on seeds and potting compost and I am glad I did! I am very grateful to say that we are very fortunate in that they have all done really well and we have been and still are harvesting loads of veg including tomatoes, courgettes, beans, carrots, beetroot, lettuce, radishes and lots of cute little mini pumpkins. We also have wild blackberries on our allotment which are really sweet, so its nice to appreciate all the goodies from our beautiful earth. Note to self- do not plant so many tomatoes! Also since the spring equinox I have learnt new phrases such as ‘social distancing’ and have got used to wearing a mask in shops and done most of my socializing on Zoom. I am happy to say that I have ‘attended’ quite a lot of interesting astrology talks and ‘seen’ speakers who I would not have done in the ‘real’ world.

I am really looking forward to a webinar entitled ‘Working with Chiron’ by one of my favourite American astrologers – Steven Forrest. It is this Saturday September 26th and is run by the excellent Astrology University I will make sure I have got my supply of snacks and drinks ready for that one!

Event Calendar

Sunday 13th September – Saturday 19th September

Sunday 13th September

Yesterday the Norfolk Astrology association had a zoom meeting. It went off extremely well and was a talk by Vedic Astrologer Gaurav Vedhra. It was our most well attended talk to date and we had an international audience; although we are a Norfolk astrology group, there were actually only 2 of us from Norfolk -that’s the great thing about zoom. Gaurav gave us a very clear and thorough introduction to Vedic astrology and discussed the lunar nodes and shared some famous charts. A truly fascinating presentation. Thank you Gaurav.

Sunday 6th September- Saturday 12th September

Sunday 6th September

At the moment it is a great time for sky watching. If you are an early bird( which I am not!) then I am reliably informed that Venus is shining brightly in the morning. Look to the east before sunrise to get a good sighting.

If you are more of an evening person then Saturn and Jupiter are putting on a great show all night, look to the south for two bright objects, Jupiter is to the right (west) of Saturn and is brighter, it is a lot nearer! I really enjoy observing them and night on night they are gradually moving closer together.

Mars the red planet is beautiful at the moment. Last night I was lucky enough to get to see it rising next to the waning gibbous moon.My hubby came with me and we went up the lane in the gloaming hanging around waiting for them both to rise, and we weren’t disappointed. I managed to get a photo of them later in the evening when they had risen clear of the horizon. I stood in the road to get it, my cat followed me out and looked at me quizzically wondering what I was up to as she slunk off into the silvered night.

The moon and Mars are still close together tonight and worth a look, the moon rises at 21.24 tonight if you fancy hanging around in the dark looking at the eastern horizon. The red dot close to it is Mars which will rise slightly before the moon as it is now ahead (to the west ) of it in the zodiac.Happy planet spotting!

Astrologically, today, Venus planet of love moves from homely, nurturing Cancer into dramatic, creative Leo. Time to shine! Get creative, dust down your paint pots and brushes and express yourself. You never know, I may even put on a bit of lippie!

Moon and Mars in the east, rising above our neighbours’ chimney pots last night.

Sunday 30th August – Saturday 5th September

Tuesday 1st September

As we enter a new calendar month, the full moon is upon us. It is exactly full at 6.22 tomorrow morning, Wednesday 2nd September and it is in sensitive, gentle Pisces opposing the sun. Look out for it rising, tonight at 20.23, there is something so magical to me seeing it silently sailing up above the horizon line- it always makes my heart sing. It looks so orange and gorgeous when it is close to the horizon.

The full moon is a time of things coming to a head. What is culminating in your life this week? I hope you have a good one.