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“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”

—Mark Twain

The cardinal points of the zodiac include the two solstices and the two equinoxes. As we shift from summer to fall, this is also a shift from Virgo to Libra. The qualities of this shift are unique. The first six signs of the zodiac, or the lower half of what we call a natural chart (each sign in its own house, i.e. Aries in the first house and so on around the chart), are all about the development of self, something which could be viewed symbolically as the growth from newborn infant (Aries) to an adult who recognizes that not only are we “two,” but the other part of us is Divine and it is our job to nurture that Divine spark. This is the recognition of Virgo.

And then, we step across the horizon line at the descendant, opposite the Ascendant, and into the idea of forming a committed partnership with an Other: romantic partner, business partner, or the highest partner of all, the Higher Self. From that seventh house on around to the twelfth, we become increasingly aware of others in the world, who we are when with them, how we serve, and what our higher purpose is. Therefore, when stepping across the horizon line at the descendant, we still have one foot in the half of the chart all about self, about life on Earth and about the dark side of the chart. The other foot has stepped into the light, the upper half of the chart and now we see clearly, heaven above and earth below. This is the balance of Libra which we all ultimately seek: “Not to live in this world less, but in both worlds more.” —Madame Helena Blavatsky

Everyone: September 22, day and night are equal.

ARIES  Planet: Mercury  MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: It may seem that things are flat, never changing.
Direction: Look to the horizon.
Soul Thought: You could be the change.

TAURUS  Planet: Vulcan  APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Taking something flat and shaping it into
something else is your skill.
Direction: Creativity is the key.
Soul Thought: Now determine the lock.

GEMINI   Planet: Venus   MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You may experience a shift in emotions, possibly anger.
Direction: This is a ripe time to learn how to direct that
powerful, potent energy.
Soul Thought: Anger is not the enemy; what you do
with it can be, or not.

CANCER  Planet: NeptuneJuly 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: Things are so good right now it’s hard to believe.
Direction: If you don’t see it, look for it.
Soul Thought: “Nothing is too good to be true.”
—Ernest Holmes

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: It’s a good time to be alive!
Direction: Ponder upon equality.
Soul Thought: All appearances to the contrary;
you get to choose.

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: You are part of several major blessings this month.
Direction: Both as receiver and instigator.
Soul Thought: What does it mean to be in service?

LIBRA  Planet: Uranus  SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Some sort of financial discrepancy may occur.
Direction: Before panicking, determine whether it might
just be an idiosyncrasy.
Soul Thought: Is an investment idiosyncratic or the investor?

SCORPIO  Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: During this time when things are meant to
be equal, something seems iniquitous.
Direction: If it’s about establishing balance,
you can right the wrong.
Soul Thought: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and
rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” —Rumi

SAGITTARIUS   Planet: Earth  NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: It’s time to start over again.
Direction: Determine, with something old or something new?
Soul Thought: When can the old become new again?

CAPRICORN  Planet: Saturn  DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Although that major challenge still exists, both parties are more open to new means of overcoming it.
Direction: You could be the first to step forward.
Soul Thought: Spiritual kudos!

AQUARIUS  Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: To group or not to group is the question.
Direction: Remember that you have an unusual ability
to see the big picture.
Soul Thought: When we’re all in the same boat.

PISCES Planet: Pluto  FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: Just when one issue clears up, another shows up.
Direction: But you also have clarity about what’s going on.
Soul Thought: It’s called Life.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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