September 23 to October 31, 2003
Mabon-Fall Equinox to Samhain
Sept 23, 5:46
AM - MABON - Sun enters Libra (until Oct 23)
Sun enters Libra (Mabon or Harvestide) we have an equal balance
of day and night – the Autumnal Equinox – which also marks the
increase of dark and decrease of light in the Northern Hemisphere.
Libra seeks balance and harmony in all things. Relationships,
partnerships and one-on-one interaction with others are ways this
manifests in our lives.
Sept 25, 11:09
PM - New Moon in Libra
in Libra marks a new beginning and opportunity to work with
one-on-one relationships, partnerships, negotiation, interaction
style, and how you balance yourself with the world around you.
What might start to emerge now is irritation, conflict and a
nagging need to rebalance nonconformity with responsibility and
healing with acceptance of what you cannot change.
Sept 27 - Mars
been retrograde since July 29th. Mars goes retrograde (meaning it
looks like the planet’s going backwards in the zodiac) only every
2 years and is the only time we see him in the night sky. Since
July 29 you may have had to rethink and/or change your direction.
Maybe you’ve dealt with anger, conflict, violence or aggression,
or had to refocus your ability to be assertive, take action,
express your sexuality, or manage your energy. Now Mars changes
direction (called a “station”)
to go direct again, which can bring intense energy for several
days before and after. Many of us might feel a bit wired, erratic,
energised or overwhelmed. Tempers may be a bit more on edge or we
might find we have the energy or motivation we need to take new
action on our decisions. The next several weeks we have a chance
to apply what we’ve learned during Mars retro.
Oct 6 - Mercury
enters Libra (until Oct 24)
Thoughts, ideas, awareness and communication are in need of
balance, harmony and perhaps someone to be a sounding board.
Imaginative and creative thoughts abound which might require some
hard decisions or reality checks. Seeing both sides is easier now
but don’t let it paralyze you.
Oct 9 - Venus
enters Scorpio (until Nov 2)
the planet of relationships, interaction, beauty, pleasure and
material resources, brings extra emphasis on sensuality, sexuality
and intimacy, as well as issues about balance of power with
others. Being assertive with others comes more easily but be
careful not to become manipulative or controlling.
Oct 10, 3:27
AM - Full Moon in Aries (Sun in Libra)
Moon brings fruition to what began at the New Moon. Irritation,
conflict and new directions that emerged at the New Moon may now
become grounded in a philosophical acceptance that a perfect
solution might not be achievable. However, by letting go of
attachment to ideals, embracing a realistic perspective, and
allowing your inner empowerment to guide you, you can still reap
the benefits you’ve earned. Keep moving; don’t let yourself get
Oct 22 -
Neptune Direct Station
few days before and after, you might find it’s easier to be in
your Right Brain (creative, imaginative, intuitive) than your Left
Brain (logical, structured, linear). Take advantage of this to
meditate or do creative/spiritual work or divination; pay
attention to your dreams. If you’ve been struggling with issues in
these areas, you may find this is a turning point and you start to
see a new way through the fog.
Oct 23 - Sun
enters Scorpio (until Nov 22)
represents power, sexuality, secrets, deep psychology, death,
transformation and rebirth. During this time you have the
opportunity to explore these areas, especially beginning at the
Oct 24 -
Mercury enters Scorpio (until Nov 12)
in Scorpio may heighten your awareness of the undercurrents around
you, but you may also feel the urge to blurt things out in a blunt
or harsh way. This time presents an opportunity to learn new ways
to wield words with the skill of a surgeon - to heal and remove
what is toxic, not to wound or retaliate.
Oct 25, 8:50
AM - New Moon in Scorpio
Moon in Scorpio brings opportunity to explore your depths, find
new ways to empower yourself, intuit the undercurrents around you,
and discover new avenues of intimacy. With Saturn going
retrograde the same day, this lunar cycle (until Nov. 23) will
also take on themes of responsibility, authority, manifestation
and closure. Perceptions, ideas and communication are also in
focus, but might be unconscious or hidden. You or others might be
prone to being a bit heavy handed about things that may be beyond
your control. Listen to your intuition, your “inner voice” and the
subtle realities around you, which can bring new insight and
motivation. You have a chance to explore new ways to say or do
“the hard thing” in a way that doesn’t blow others out of the
Oct 25 - Saturn Retrograde Station
few days before and after this station, structure, rules,
authority figures, expectations and responsibilities may figure
prominently. Saturn enters four months of internalised energy,
when plans and developing goals may require rethinking or
redirecting. Build your goals internally first, preparing yourself
for the coming responsibilities, before putting them into final
Oct 31 - SAMHAIN
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Originally published in Cauldron and Quill Magazine, and The Burning Times
Newsletter, Mabon 2003 Issue.
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