Today we start another lunar cycle with the new moon in Scorpio. Venus and Jupiter are joining the sun and moon in Scorpio, so there is quite a strong emphasis on this sign. Scorpio is in intense passionate sign, very determined and instinctual. So this is a time to ‘trust your gut’ over things, especially matters of the heart which are ruled by Venus, planet of love and relationships.
Venus is an ‘interior’ planet; it is between the earth and the sun. So from our perspective it always appears quite close to the sun. The furthest it can be away from sun is 48 degrees.
This means that whatever your sun sign Venus will either be in the same sign, the one next to it or the one beyond it. For example, as a Scorpio you could only have Venus in Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Sagittarius or Capricorn. This is where astrology gets interesting when you start blending all the different influences.
The whole chart has to be considered, but if you have two people with sun in Scorpio; both are likely to be display Scorpio traits such as being private, determined and intuitive. However, if one of them has Venus in Sagittarius which is an open, upbeat sign they are likely to be more out going than the one with Venus in Scorpio. The Venus in Scorpio person would have a ‘double dose’ of Scorpio so is likely to be very private about affairs of the heart. (photo from the astrology place)
The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin, and it means ‘equal night’ and there are approximately 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. This occurs when the sun crosses the equator which happens twice a year; in March and September. In astrology the sun moves into Aries at the March equinox signifying the start of the astrological year. Now in September, the sun moves into Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac and Aries’ opposite sign. The timings vary slightly every year, this year it is September 22nd at 21.01 BST.
In the Northern Hemisphere winter is approaching and the harvest is occurring and the collecting and sorting of produce is necessary. In paganism the autumn Equinox is celebrated as ‘Mabon’ which is Celtic for son. This is when the harvest festivals occur and the earth’s gifts are celebrated and carefully stored. In my allotment I have already pulled up the bean plants, gathered the last of my beans and weeded the plot. However, I have more to do of course, I still have carrots and beetroot in the ground and loads of tomatoes in the poly tunnel.
Harvest is a time of balance and reflection, an opportunity to look at what we did since the spring equinox and see our successes and failures. In my allotment I foolishly planted spring cabbage plants in July without covering them in netting. I knew I was taking a risk as we have a very active Large White butterfly community in our corner of Norfolk. To quote Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman ‘Big mistake! Huge!’ They were munched by a million caterpillars, well loads anyway. (I’m a Sag, prone to exaggeration) I tried to rescue them and covered the survivors a few weeks ago, too little too late I fear. My note to self is trust my intuition and act on it not just rush in without planning and thinking! This is something which I am not always good at. However, I know it is worth doing if I want the results that I know I can achieve.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful Autumn, I’m off to pick sloes.
I had a good day yesterday at the Spiritual Flow Mind Body Spirit Fair at Dereham and enjoyed doing readings for people. My next event will be the bank holiday weekend at The Healing Field Trunchonbury Festival. This runs from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August 2017 and the opening times for the healing field are;Friday 25th 4pm-8pm Saturday 26th 10am- 8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. it looks a really great event with loads going on, lots of great music and fun. I am looking forward to it!
The Mind Body Spirit Fair went off well in Swaffham, thank you to everyone who came for a reading with me. I will be in Dereham on 12th August with Spiritual Flow mind body spirit fairs.
This Saturday 8th July 2017 10am-4pm I will be in Swaffham with Spiritual Flow Mind Body Spirit Fair
This is held at The Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7QH. It is in a lovely building right in the centre of Swaffham and is free to enter. There are refreshments served and it is a very warm , friendly event. I will be offering astrology birth chart readings and astro card readings. I hope to see you there.
Photo from EDP.
Wishing you all a happy Summer solstice. I hope you can get out and enjoy this lovely weather. Everything feels at full peak; the beans are flowering in my allotment, there is loads of lettuce in the cold frame and the hedgerows are beautiful.
We are at a turning point in the year, a time to appreciate the sun’s creative power.
The sun moved into the sign of Cancer the crab at this morning as 5.24am B.S.T. People born under this sign are home loving, caring and sensitive. They are often protective of their family and loved ones.
Photo from http://www.guycounseling.com/4-cancer-sign-symbols-you-nev…/