For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a “Super Harvest Moon” and a sky show to mark the change of seasons and begins at sunset on Sept 22nd, the last day of northern summer. As the sun sinks in the west, bringing the season to a close, the full Harvest Moon will rise in the east, heralding the start of fall. The two sources of light will mix together to create a kind of 360-degree, summer-autumn twilight glow that is only seen on rare occasions.
From summer to fall on Sept. 22nd at 11:09 pm EDT and at that precise moment, called the autumnal equinox, the Harvest Moon can be found soaring high overhead with the planet Jupiter right beside it. The two brightest objects in the night sky will be in spectacular conjunction to mark the change in seasons.
The Harvest Moon gets its name from agriculture in the days before electric lights. Farmers depended on bright moonlight to extend the workday since it was the only way to gather their crops in time for market.
Usually, the Harvest Moon arrives a few days to weeks before or after the beginning of fall. This one of 2010, however, reaches maximum illumination a mere six hours after the equinox. This has led some astronomers to call it the Harvestest Moon or a Super Harvest Moon. There hasn’t been a coincidence that compares to this one since Sept 23, ’91, when the difference was about 10 hours, and it won’t happen again until the year 2029.
Astrology combined with a tarot card reading offers a dynamic method of guidance. Have you ever wondered why some areas of your life seem to be such a challenge while other areas are toilsome to maneuver with any ease or comfort? You may have for example, an inherent ability to strum up motivation or confidence with many things, while the practice of other characteristics are not as natural for you. You may have to apply much more of a conscientious effort to acquire,, for example, patience or perseverance. Everyone has inborn behaviors and characteristics that are easier to assimilate and others that require effort and practice. There are also traits to change or harness for overall improvement.
Sectors of life such as finding love, maintaining friendships, characters of virtue, or difficulty with decision-making for example, may seem like difficult hurdles to clear. Often when events don’t go as smoothly as we anticipate, patience and more clarity may help to determine the cause behind the obstacle. Automatic response mechanisms such as confusion and frustration may begin to percolate beneath the surface. The levels of difficulty and ease in regard to various actions, events and traits differ from one person to the next.
Clarifying the ambiguous:
Impressions and influences pervade our surroundings and can permeate through us. Some are uplifting and encouraging, while others are complex and may even at times baffle and disorient the most stoic of temperaments. There are ways to filter through the hazy maze and formulate how best to make improvements on a personal level.
Influences reside behind a veil within the conscience mind . Many people down through the ages have made attempts to gain a glimpse behind this veil. When venturing into this mysterious an obscure realm, we are seeking to go beyond speculation. There are various methods used to obtain information from the super or sub-conscience and to recognize and discern it.
Two of the methods to achieve this have been practiced for centuries. One is to chart an astrology report and the other is to consult a tarot card reader. A more specific and effective result can be achieved by combining the two. After study and practice of both astrology and tarot, a tarot card reader is able to interpret the astrology symbols contained within the tarot cards. There are many clues and symbolism to be drawn from the cards that enable a seeker to experience a more profound and edifying description. A more specific reading can be attained by perceiving the astrological symbols and influences within the Tarot cards.
These two planets began a new cycle last May of 2010 aspecting with a conjunction. The conjunctions and oppositions during the cycle are associated with evolution and growth in human consciousness. A time of ever expanding horizons in our understanding of the world and the universe which bring exciting major breakthroughs in science and technology of the quantum leap nature. The theory-of-evolution, cloning and genetics are associated with this cycle.
Following are a few examples:
It was during an opposition of this cycle in 1838 that Darwin conceived his theory of natural selection, and during it’s conjunction in 1858 when he published his theories along with a fellow naturalist, Wallace.
It was during an opposition in 2003 that the Human Genome Project was completed, with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy. This was the same year that the first cloned deer and horse were born and in ’04, South Korea announced that they had cloned 30 human embryos.
While under the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction of 1609/10, Galileo pointed his new telescope toward the heavens and afterward began publicly supporting the heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the center of the universe.
A conjunction between these two planets in 1900 also saw the birth of quantum physics, attributed to Planck, who presented his Planck’s Postulate which became one of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics.
The Sun is in Virgo from Aug 23-Sept 22.
Our focus shifts to the pieces of the puzzle–the little details of our lives. It is now time to take care of practical concerns. Tending to the details of everyday life may not sound like loads of fun, but it can certainly free us from unnecessary stress that results from “collecting” odds and ends of unfinished business. This is an ideal time to get organized, to do detail work, and to improve communications on the job.
Mercury is in Virgo from Jul 27-Oct 3.
When Mercury is in Virgo, precision in speech, thought, and process is now important to us. This is a time when we analyze and decide what is useful and what we deem to be impractical. Mercury feels right at home in Virgo, one of the signs that it rules. Dealing with details is natural and easy now. We need to be careful that we don’t lose perspective if we find ourselves lost in details. We should also be aware of the possibility of expressing ourselves in a too factual manner, so much so that we come across as dry, critical, or unimaginative.
Start a health regime, research nutrition and vitamins, and pay attention to our diet; set up specific routines that will help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways; handle the “little” details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step manner that will free our minds of clutter.
Venus is in Scorpio from Sept 8-Nov 7.
Increases the passion in relationships whereas superficial flirtations and contacts aren’t as satisying at this time. This is a highly emotional position for Venus; a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. Scorpio is an “all or nothing” energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as a result.