September Forecast 2008
By Gwynne Mayer
Mercury will go retrograde from September 24th to October 15th and will affect those of us who are trying to move things along at a steady speed. Neptune is also at a critical point of Aquarius which gives us some confusion as to our own duality and our inability to see the 'other side' of self. I have enclosed the polarities/opposites of each sign as an earth point for that sign and we need to look at our polarities in our Sun, Moon and Ascendants so we can get a better idea as to how we get confused when we project on others or have our worlds turned upside down by others. If you have questions about your particular sign, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call for an appointment at 210-525-0693.
Aries---combines the Fire Element with the Cardinal Mode...making those born with prominent Aries...keen, energetic, and extraordinarily active. A strong will and talent for leadership marks Aries at any stage of evolution but the evolved, spiritual Aries learns to temper his will to the likeness of a fine sword, used only on behalf of others: for love of God and Man---"Thy Will, not mine, be done!" When they learn to forget themselves for love of those in their care, those who look to them for leadership, the archetypal Aries will indeed shine forth. The people born with Aries as sun have been undergoing a need for pulling in and reassessing what is important and of value in their lives. Many have found it necessary to live more frugally, or invest in one's own business. Others have found it necessary to draw away from multiple sexual partners and stay with the ONE YOU LOVE...Taking care of your health, and circulation as well as adrenal system is very important...drinking more water, less caffeine, liquor etc. would be of great help to you.
Sun in Aries, Earth Point in Libra - The Aries is looking for pioneering new ideas and new connections, always having the initiative to move forward. Most of the Aries energy is physical, fire energy and must be used in this manner either through physical activity or healing through fire energy. The Libra earth point will constantly cause the Aries to search for a partner, a perfect equal to be in an idealistic commitment, still focusing on self rather than the partnership, so you can see how this might cause some problems. The effort to keep balance in the Aries life is a continuous strain, especially on the heart when acknowledgement and companionship are not available. The Aries is having to learn to be independent WITHIN whatever commitment he/she encounters, no matter what the immediate needs are, no matter what alibis one might think of to excuse the ONESELF of accomplishing the soul tasks. Turning toward more spiritual methods of meditation and prayer would be of help here!
"There is no limit to your light, except through the dark shadows of the ego cast upon the sky, which we call the self. Shake your soul! Awaken it from slumber! The time has come to awaken to your divine being."
......Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Taurus....The greatest fault of Taurus is possessiveness and stubbornness but in the evolved Taurean the stubbornness becomes the ability to persist against the great odds over a long period for some altruistic cause. For all Earth Signs, those instructions given to the aspiring disciple in LIGHT ON THE PATH apply with particular force:"Desire possessions above all. But those possessions must belong to the pure soul only, and be possessed therefore by all pure souls equally, and thus be the especial property of the whole only when united. Hunger for such possession as can be held by the pure soul, that you may accumulate wealth for that united spirit which is your only true SELF."
Sun in Taurus, Earth point in Scorpio - The Sun in Taurus is here to experience the desire, material, sensual nature of earth. We can do this through the connection to others and developing meaningful relationships utilizing the desirous, sensuous nature, with a focus on attaining great wealth, sticking to purpose and manifesting ideas. Scorpio's earthpoint creates a great deal of angst, rage and inner turmoil at being trapped by materiality and the sensual nature. Scorpio wants to move into transformation and deep inner work as compared to what he seems superficial in the Taurean partner. There is great learning that can come from the Taurus' ability to acknowledge his/her Scorpionic side, the great transformative rebirthing that is necessary to fulfill this life's path. Continuing to connect with the earth and the Venusian elements is a constant source of soul peacefulness.
Most recently the Taurus has had to find a coping method for dealing with life's little accidents and mishaps in regard to others, mostly family members. You have been called on to be less self-less and more service oriented. You also have the necessity to pull in your purse strings and start investing wisely as well as budget carefully. Watching your health, especially if you smoke or have allergies is going to be very important in the next couple of years.
"You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it. You cannot perceive your soul, but you will not know it while you perceive something else as more valuable."
...A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Gemini combines the Air Element with the Mutable Mode, liking to be constantly on the move physically and mentally----contracting, associating, co-ordination. To his logical mind ideas and their relationships to each other are of fundamental importance. His task lies in comprehending the simple basis underlying the enormous varieties and complexities with which he tends to pre-occupy himself. The evolved Gemini learns in time to value others even if their approach is not as quick or as intellectual as his, for then he can appreciate all men and women as facets of the same diamond Self. Most recently, Gemini has learned some greater lessons in relating and making commitments, either through marriage, through abandonment, or just running from relationship to relationship. What have you learned from all of this? How are you steadying your moods or rather how are you justifying your mood swings? It is imperative that the younger side of you matures quickly and takes an accounting of all that you have put behind you as too trivial to matter.
Gemini is learning the value of LEARNING, growing in communication skills and ability to be mercurial in nature, or as the kid's say "learning to go with the flow". This enables him/her to become an experiential teacher to the max, to learn how important it is to be a bridge of communication and not get stuck in the teacher role so much so that he/she forgets the continual experience of being the student. They are both one and the same (student/teacher) except when we get locked into the earth point, Sagittarius, which is somewhat dogmatic and judgmental as a teacher when we are stuck in the lecture mode, seeing ourselves as the consummate professor of all truths. Much of the religiosity comes through this function...the moral dictates, organized judgments, etc. Jupiterian Sagittarius needs to be able to see the overall picture and translate it to the Gemini mind, in such a way that can be experienced as ALL LEARNING and valued above the didactic mind.
"Personal authority is the ability to validate one's own thoughts and actions as good and true."
...Polly Young-Eisendrath and Florence Wiedemann
Cancer combines the Water Element with the Cardinal Mode. Like its symbol, the Crab, Cancer loves his home, his family, his shell. He is protective, supportive, devoted to his own family. Control of the emotions and imagination is needed with Cancer. They should practice using their imaginations creatively instead of negatively. The evolved Cancereian eventually expands maternal urges beyond his immediate family giving that tender, compassionate love to every living creature. Most recently, Cancer has had to deal with all the disillusionment about relationships and partnerships. It is best for the Cancer to reassess his/her relationships and what is being done on a subliminal level in those relationships. You might wake up to the fact that even though you have felt you were giving, giving, giving, the OTHER in your life feels you might have been taking, taking, taking. It is at least worth while to look into your inner most self and figure this one out.
Cancer, with Capricorn as an earth point, is a sign that represents mass humanity and its consciousness. The matriarchal sign calls us to take care and nurture those with whom we come in contact, providing a home of spirit, not just for our immediate families but those who make up our HUMANITY FAMILY. This sign needs to broaden its nourishing element to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Borrowing from the patriarchal sign Capricorn as their earth point, the Cancerians can learn how to truly protect and keep focus at the same time, not enmeshing in a situation to the point of losing the humanitarian influence. There is a struggle between these two until the final leap is made, bridging the gap between the matriarch and patriarch. One only has to look at the mass media to see how that gap still exists, and in what kind of mode.
"Creation is revealed as a reservoir of spiritual meaning to the soul who is aware of its own essence and is therefore consciously and constantly oriented toward the Source of Creation."
Leo---combines the Fire element with the Fixed Mode...Loess like to do things in a royal way as befits the King of the Beast--even involved Loess are generous, kind, and given to dramatic gestures...Manly Hall suggests that Leo types frequently suffer from some form of obsession due to the psyches of Cancer in the previous life. The obsession may range from a divinity complex to an infallibility complex. Leo people sometimes feel that they are not as other mortals., peculiarly endowed with semi divine attributes and they love to reform other people or institutions. Leo's yearning for love and appreciation teaches him that in order to receive love from others one must first give love---and not with the attitude of "I'll love you as long as you love me!" The warmth of the FIRE is always present and it draws others like a magnet; they seem to gather instinctively around a Leo to warm their coldness and fill their emptiness. Leo performs on an involved level as an initiatory master teacher... Most recently Leo has been addressing the issues of relationships and commitments, yet yearning for a life's companion. The great disillusionment in a Leo is his/her ability to fool one's self, especially in regards to relationships. Leo also needs to take care of the body and especially the teeth, bones, and any auto-immune problems that may arise. Leo is usually one of the healthier signs, but will ignore little problems for a very long time, until they become BIG PROBLEMS.
Leo, with Aquarius as an earth point, is a fire sign which burns brightly as long as it is being stroked with kindness and appreciation, however, this HEART SIGN is very definitely shut down when it burns itself out providing assurance for everyone but self. The Leo is here to bring out the light in others and in doing so bringing all elements to full view as he/she expands the spirit of self and others, either through the magnetism and charisma of the Leo personality or through undying devotion to being a model by which to learn. The Aquarian detachment is needed so as not to create too much egoism in the Leo. Leo's have a divine element that will cause them much regret, if they get bound down in ego. The gods/goddesses want the service of Leo from a detached Aquarian state, so as to be able to HEAR SPIRIT when SPIRIT speaks. Working with attachment, detachment is a lifelong lesson for this sign and one well worth the effort if focus is maintained and disciplines are adhered to.
"Ecstatic love for God--heart and mind melted by passionate longing for Truth-- is the one essential factor in the process of awakening."
Virgo combines the Earth Element with the Mutable Mode and therefore is the most adaptable and changeable of the Earth signs. This Sign naturally rules Service, and in service the Virgo finds his greatest satisfaction and eventually his true Self. Essentially a worker, the Virgo is neat, precise, and careful of detail...There always seems to be an element f insecurity in Earth Sign people which they seek to overcome consciously or unconsciously by acquiring something they hold valuable. It is very hard for them to realize that material things, whether, money, position, or power, do not give real security. A Virgo incarnation is apt to be one of limitation and financial problems. He tends to restrict his service to those whom, in his critical opinion, he considers 'worthy' and he measures his service with a careful eye on an equal return... When the evolved Virgo learns the lesson of giving service to all without measuring the worth of the recipient or the return to himself he becomes the selfless servant of all. More recently, Virgo is having to reassess his/her abilities to process self, as opposed to others. It is important that he/she looks within to see the value of what he/she is doing, so as not to run off all relationships and loved ones. It is quite a burden to others to be scrutinized to the extent that the Virgo will do...especially if a commitment is involved. The sexual nature of Virgo must also be looked at and the understanding of the Madonna/whore complex within the Virgo psyche.
Virgo, with Pisces as an earth point, is a sign of service, organization, and true healing energy that can be transmitted 'hands on' if he/she is not caught up in the minutiae of everyday life. This sign is learning how to be grounded and also maintain priorities for the themselves and the people with whom they serve. The Piscean principle of VISION is needed here so as to create a picture of the WHOLE rather than the PARTS. The ability to discern, process and analyze is needed, however, when time comes to give it a rest, then Pisces will be activated to have faith, hope and unconditional love providing the rest of the impetus to get the job done. These two signs are truly balanced when they work together rather than work at odds with one another, dividing self with critical complaining or delusional thinking. This is an axis that can provide true ascension into Christ Consciousness.
"Your body is the temple of your soul. Your soul is God's temple."
Libra combines the Air element with the Cardinal Mode. Libra is the natural Sign of partnership, the public, and relationships with others in general. They dislike disagreeableness and confrontations of any kind and prefer to live free of any contact with the seamier facts of life. LIGHT ON THE PATH says: Remember that the sin and shame of the world are your sin and shame; for you are a part of it; your karma is inextricably interwoven with the great Karma. And before you can attain knowledge you must have passed through all places, foul and clean alike. Therefore, remember that the soiled garment you shrink from touching may have been yours yesterday, may be yours tomorrow. And if you turn with horror from it, when it is flung upon your shoulders, it will cling the more closely to you. Libran's are the great minds when it comes to owning their karma and it is often done in the form of relationships as MIRRORS OF THE SOUL. A great balancing experience for sure. Libra often works best in triads and triangulated relationships. That is why they make such great counselors.. Most recently Libran's have had to look at the stress on the adrenal system, due to their lack of discernment in relationships. It is important for you to not stress out because you simply cannot set better boundaries about what OTHERS want from you. You may find that you have more headaches, need to drink more water, want more private time, etc. What you need to do is find more of your SELF as opposed to the self that others see and that you depend on for VALUE...
Libra, with Aries as an earth point, is here to provide the very thing that all strive for, BALANCE. The ability to mediate, resolve conflicts, partner as team support and connect with humanity as Spirit is obvious in a Libra when all engines are firing. This sign hears the tones of the universe and responds to the connection of sound, color and movement depending on the relationships. It is learning to go from personal relationships to relationships to soul purpose. Justice will be done when he/she finally balances with the Aries independence and the initiative it takes to make decisions and stick by the independent thinking provided when individuation occurs. Aries is the strategist warrior that needs to wed with the Venusian Aphrodite and create some alchemical exchange between the two. This would be true balance and bring true peace of mind and soul.
"The unseen region in question is not merely ideal, for it produces effects in this world. When we commune with it, work is actually done upon our finite personality."
Scorpio combines the Water element and the Fixed Mode. The Sign of of Scorpio, the lower form(scorpion) the higher form (Eagle) is associated with 8th house which rules death, regeneration, rebirth, sexuality and others sexuality and money...Scorpio's greatest problems are controlling the intensity of emotion and desire, entangling ideas of justice with attachments which lead to control and misuse of power. Once he turns from the real or fancied injustices to the reformation of his own character his progress is swift, he becomes the soaring eagle. In the words of LIGHT ON THE PATH: But to learn is impossible until the first great battle (i.e. control of the emotions and desires) has been won. The mind may recognize truth but the spirit cannot receive it. Once having passed through the storm and attained the peace, it is always possible to learn, even though the disciple waver, hesitate, and turn aside. This is a battle that needs to be fought over and over again. Scorpios have been through major transformations in the last ten years and are now learning how to deal with the more Taurean aspects of life, such as money, and lots of it, especially if it is in regards to the chosen path. Making money as well as making love are dual goals for this sign in the next few years. (that is LOVE, not SEX)
Scorpio, with Taurus as an earthpoint, is a transforming experience, both of self and others. Scorpio came to this earth to transform all with which it comes in contact and will do so, even to the death. Never doubt the power of the Scorpionic influence in your life as he/she will be in your experience if you have been deeply touched, no matter by physical touch, or not, the Scorpio has made his/her mark. The depth of understanding and connection to the primal energies that exist on this planet need to be understood by Scorpio so he/she will be willing to negotiate some kind of working relationship with the materialistic desire level of Taurus. Scorpio will manifest financial and property problems until this balance has been created. Being able to understand the manifesting qualities...of money equalling energy. There is not greater energy than that of a Scorpio, so by all rights, he/she should be a multi-millionaire. Why doesn't that happen? Ask the Scorpio, as I am sure you can find out about their judgements regarding the Taurus Side of Self.
"Love is a power which produces love; impotence is the inability to produce love."
Sagittarius...combines the FIRE element with the MUTABLE ode. This "mutability" makes him more adaptable and self-sufficient than either Ariesor Leo. The symbol for Sagittarius, the Archer, with his bow and arrow ever ready to shoot afar, gives rise to the observation that Sagittarians often seem more interested in SHOOTING their arrows than in the DESTINATION of the arrow...This often comes through their TACTLESS SPEECH...Sagittarians whether evolved or unevolved, are attracted to religion and philosophy and they often choose the priesthood or some kind of ministry as a vocation...where they can learn the lesson of love.. and learn to seek the well being of others. Sag is under the gun while Pluto is transiting...many hard lessons regarding health, family deaths, and addiction problems which need to be addressed. Discipline is a major concern now, learning to live by a routine that is in line with your philosophies.
Sagittarius, with a Gemini earth point, is here to learn, to teach to speak of higher wisdom and philosophy, often fending off the dogma and doctrine that comes with these teachings. However, many Sagittarians need to learn to be filters for the truth and LISTEN to the tones of truth through what hierarchical sources are saying, finally becoming the spokesperson for the highest order of philosophical understanding. The Gemini point is very difficult to learn once the above has been mastered, as Gemini is the perennial student and wants to be in the foray of evolving mind. This trait can be a good one for Sag to master, learning to discern, as a student, what may later be translated into even more pristine teachings. The ability of the Gemini to listen and learn is much needed for the Sagittarius who continues to speak AT his/her audience rather than WITH the audience. It will create a wonderful rainbow bridge of communication to get these two points into balance.
"I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color---something which exists before all forms and colors appear...No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea."
Capricorn combines the Earth Element with the Cardinal Mode of operation, which makes him less fixed than Taurus and not as changeable as Virgo. Being of the Cardinal Mode the Capricorn welcomes responsibility and is ambitious to rise. Many Capricorns are known surpass all the Signs in making "heavy weather" out of everything. It is no good pointing out their many blessings for they cannot seem to keep from feeling miserable, apprehensive, and worried. Their lesson is to learn that only through service to others in some form will their intrinsic worth and security be established. Through sharing they will discover warmth and joy. Capricorn needs to learn to love in a way that can bring joy and physicality into the life...nurturing oneself and allowing others to nurture. Health problems will be a problem unless this is handled and old karmic issues of abandonment, poverty, etc. will manifest unless you look into the inner sanctum of your sacred space.
Capricorn, with a Cancer earth point, is learning to take care of business in the lowest elements, and evolving to the higher businesses. Their perseverance is needed so as to create a security for the future, the personal future and the future of humanity. This sign can be the epitome of wisdom, having a plethora of knowledge and information, however it can also get weighed down with the responsibility that it assumes for all things and all peoples. The Cancerian point needs to be learned as taking care of oneself and nourishing the humanitarian aspects of self so as to not get caught up in rigid thinking and overworked arthritic conditions. There is a great deal of creativity that evolves out of this combination when balance is sought and rest, relaxation, home, family are all put in perspective.
"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Aquarius combines the Air element with the Fixed Mode. This member of the Air triplex certainly should be brotherhood personified, for is not Aquarius the Sign of Man---"Mr. Brotherhood" himself? The sign Aquarius is ruled by Uranus the Awakener and Rebel.. An Aquarian cannot bear to have his own freedom threatened...even going so far to metaphorically lead a revolution so that all men may be equal and free. When Universal Brotherhood is achieved there still must be rules and limitations so that the free actions of one individual or group does not infringe upon that of another, and that is what the Aquarian will resent. BROTHERHOOD can only become a reality to the Aquarian when he desires his brother's freedom more than his own; when his own freedom is surrendered for the good of all. Oddly enough, although Aquarius is the Sign par excellence of humanity. Aquarians can be the most detached and "inhuman" of humans...they do this with their avoidance of intimacy and permanent commitments. Aquarians have many friends, but few are very close, mainly because it is hard for others to penetrate the wall of universality and individuality that the Aquarian carries in his aura...
Aquarius will be going through many changes, relationships, living area, professions and expansions in perceptions. This will last close to 7 years and then we must make a change. You can certainly feel it coming as you are always ahead of your time.
Aquarius, with a Leo earth point, is what our twentieth century is all about, invention, humanitarian spirit, devotion to principle, connection to higher energies, working with the cyber phenomenon, all being high levels of Aquarian understanding. This detached sign has alot of thinking on its plate, due its source--the universal mind. These folks are great channels for incoming energies, so that we can understand the nature of physics, science and humanity, as they translate the very necessary teachings to us for our assimilation. The Leo is attached to the outcome and must be adhered to only in as much as completion is necessary, not half-starts. So the Aquarian needs to be CENTER STAGE for a while in order to provide his/her audience with the necessary information coming in from the cosmos. This would create a merging of two powerful forces into the ONESELF that would incorporate planetary energies into our earth field. I say "Go for it!!"
PISCES.. is capable of devoted selfless service for others, of a deep universal vision and mystic at-one-ment with all living creatures which they show at all stages of evolution in their tenderness for animals and plants. The Piscean is the most sensitive of all Water Signs, depending on others for support. The danger lies in the more forcefully expressed opinions and defined personalities of others confusing and distorting their own their own unique selves. The water of Pisces is the water of the sea--boundless infinitely deep with many hidden currents. It is the Sign of the Savior, the last crucifixion before transformation into the superhuman kingdom. This sign is being tested as to physical endurance and seeing just how much energy one has to use to get the job done. Pisces no longer have the luxury of staying in the physical realm, but will go through a great deal angst in regards to changes and deep seated inventories regarding health and addiction issues.
The evolved Piscean is capable of devoted selfless service for others, of a deep universal vision and mystic at-one-ment with all living creatures which they show at all stages of evolution in their tenderness for animals and plants. A Piscean must learn to move from self-pity, indecision, and feelings of inadequacy (which sometimes lead to the escapism of alcoholism or drugs or daydreaming) to practical uses of imagination and idealism in the arts, religion, selfless service, and healing.
Pisces, with Virgo as an earth point, has been through the last two thousand years of assimilating and integrating the Christ principle, into the hearts of man. We are no longer called upon to sacrifice self or others to this principle, but instead make the leap into HOLDING THE VISION for the new humanity. Pisces seems quite isolated in its resting state after two thousand years of service and sacrifice to those of deep religious convictions, providing the sainthood of historical experience. Now to go on with the balance into Virgo and ground oneself in this new work that has been set forth upon the planet. It is time to use healing energies, i.e. Reiki et al. and other healing energy modalities to bring forth the Piscean/Virgo axis talents. This will definitely be a creative outlet for the balance between these two signs. Many body workers devoted to these principles are very strongly on the Pisces/Virgo axis and are truly centering through this outlet.
"Today the resistance to reawakening to our inner divinity, of recovering our soul, comes not only from religion but from science as well."