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A Little About October Birth Symbols

  • October Babies

    “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Zodiac: Libra until October 22 and Scorpio from October 23

    Gemstone: Tourmaline, Opal
    Tourmaline is available in many colors — and many stones are bi-color or tri-color, containing multiple hues. It is often referred to as “the gemstone of the rainbow,” and signifies love and friendship. Opal means “precious jewel.” Like the tourmaline, it’s often multi-hued, and it signifies faithfulness and confidence.

    Flowers: Marigold and Cosmo
    The marigold brings a message of undying love. The other October bloom is the cosmo, which symbolizes peace and serenity.

    Tree: Rowan, Maple, Walnut

    FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#11

    October’s birth flower is the pumpkin bloom. Just kidding—it’s actually the marigold. Marigolds are often given as a sign of warm or fierce, undying love, or as a way of saying that you’re content with being with the recipient. The other October flower is cosmo, a symbol of order, peace, and serenity.

    FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

    October Birthstone – Opal

    The Opal is the birthstone of October. The name, “Opal”, means “to see a change in color” and might make one drift off to daydreaming and envision a rainbow following a summer rain. Ancient monarchs treasured the opal mainly for its protective powers. Thus, they were set in into their crowns and worn in necklaces. The opal dates back to prehistoric times and according to Arabic legend, fell from heaven in a flash of lightening.

    The Latin word, “opalus”, means precious jewel, and that it is. It contains up to thirty percent water and must be protected from harsh chemicals and heat. If not, they can cause the opal to dry out and may lead to a loss in its luster and cracking. It can also be broken very easily and must be guarded from any knocks or blows. The opal is made up of a non-crystallized silica, that can be found near the earth’s surface, typically in areas where geothermal springs once existed. Opal is mainly found in Australia, where ninety-five percent of the world’s black and white opals are mined. They are also found in Hungary, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

    For centuries, before time was even recorded, the discovery of precious gems within the Earth’s crust inspired many. With each discovery, humans believed that there was a cosmic connection and energy emitted from these gemstones. As time went on, they became symbolic of certain times within the year. The calendar we are all familiar with today, the Gregorian Calendar or Western Calendar has a stone symbolic for each month of the year. For those offering these gemstones as gifts to their loved ones, they have been believed to possess magical or healing powers, or sometimes seen as a gift offering protection. Each of these precious stones are unique not only in their compositions, but their energies and strengthening powers.

    The gift of an Opal symbolizes confidence and faithfulness and can be used to ward off nightmares. They have even been ground and ingested for healing properties to treat issues relating to the eyes. It has also been gifted to those going into battle for protection and utilized to ease child birth. It symbolizes hope, loyalty, happiness, innocence and purity. It should be stated that the most common of all opals, recognized by its pearly iridescent hues of aqua and baby blues and pinks, should be given as a gift to only those born in October, otherwise they can be a token of bad luck. However, lucky for other lovers of the October birthstone opal, the opal ranges in many colors and shades from all over the world. Another form of opal known as fire opal is transparent of orange and red colors with flicks of yellow, but the most valuable are that of the black or gem opals, which showcase one or more colors against a background of black.

    Other Symbols of October:

    October Flower:

    The Candula. It is usually associated with grief, sorrow and despair.

    October Birth Trees:

    The Rowan, Maple and Walnut. The Rowan tree will guard against enchantment, and was also used in the art of metal divining. The berries of the Rowan tree feeds birds during long winters and have a pentagram shape. This shape is an ancient symbol of protection. Due to the berries shape, it is no surprise that it has also been referred to as the “Witch Tree”.

    Famous People Born in October:

    Zac Effron- October 18, 1987

    Kate Winslet- October 5, 1975

    Suzanne Sommers- October 16, 1946

    Susan Surandon- October 4, 1946

    Jeff Goldblum- October 22, 1952

    Charlton Heston- October 4, 1923

    Usher- October 14, 1978

    Peter Tosh- October 19, 1944

    – See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/october-birthstone-opal/#sthash.V5WcHD17.dpuf

A Little About September Birth Symbols

  • September Babies

    “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.” —Helen Hunt Jackson

    Zodiac: Virgo until September 23 and Libra from September 23

    Gemstone: Sapphire
    The vibrant gemstone is said to protect loved ones from envy and harm. It is associated with heaven — in medieval times, clergy wore the gems to symbolize heaven. Sapphires are generally thought of being various shades of blue, but they occur in hues of purple, green, orange, yellow and even pink.

    Flower: Aster, Morning Glory
    A symbol of powerful love, the aster is joined by September’s other flower, the morning glory, a symbol of affection.

    Tree: Weeping Willow, Lime, Olive, Hazelnut

    FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#10

    September’s birth flower is the aster. Asters are mainly symbols of powerful love. The other September flower is the morning glory. Morning glories are simple symbols of affection.

    FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

    September Birthstone – Sapphire

    The Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The deep blue color is most associated with this stone and was one of the most popular among Christians in earlier biblical times. This mysterious, abyssal depth of blue symbolizes heavenly grace and ancient Persian civilizations thought of the world set in front of a giant sapphire during the night sky.

    The word sapphire is derived from the Greek word, “sapheiros”, “means “precious stone”. It is a reflection of constancy, and blesses its owner with clairvoyance, interpretation and insight. In earlier times it was also used to increase the power from Venus, banishing evil thoughts. Kings and priests favored this gemstone the most and saw in the sapphire a token for wisdom and purity. According to the bible, it is believed that the Ten Commandments were written on tablets of sapphire. There are many healing properties of the sapphire from lowering fevers, and curing hearing problems. It can relieve pain from cancer and also burns.

    It can be found in Burma, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Kasmir, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka(once a part of India), where it was mined for as early as the seventh century BC. There are a variety of colors they can be found in other than blue, but include pink, yellow and white as well. These are referred to as “fancy sapphires”. The blue color is given by very small amounts of oxide, iron and titanium within the stone. India boasts having found the most famous and largest of sapphires, weighing in at 563-carats. Its home resides in the American Museum of Natural History. As it is in the same family of the ruby, like the ruby, it is also second to the diamond in hardness, making it an ideal gemstone for jewelry.

    It is a traditional gift for the fifth wedding anniversary, and has been given in place of a diamond for an engagement ring. Princess Diana had an engagement ring given to her by Prince Charles, and is also the engagement ring of Princess Anne. When wearing a sapphire, it is believed that it will give to its owner anything their heart desires; wealth, longevity, happiness and health. It also can restore lost property and wealth, alleviating long-term misfortune.

    Each month and its season month throughout the year brings in a new cycle. It does not need to be stated that each of these seasons have a renewed energy, and a new meaning. Specific gemstones throughout many centuries have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. These stones are in accordance with the Gregorian or Western Calendar. Earlier civilizations of India and Babylonia viewed gemstones as magical, mystical symbols. They believed that each one possessed a magical attribute or property that connected their significance aligning with the Zodiac calendar.

    Other interesting facts about the September Birthstone Sapphire:

    -It is said that it must be set in silver or white metal and worn on the middle finger for any therapeutic purposes.

    -Suspicions of ancient India state that the gem should be kept close to one’s skin or under the pillow while sleeping for at least one week before the final purchase is made.

    -It is one of the navagraha stones, that represent each of the nine planets. Standing for Saturn it is related to duty and salvation.

    Other September symbols:

    September Birth Flower:

    Aster and Morning Glory. The symbolic meaning of the morning glory is one of affection.

    September Birth Tree:

    Weeping Willow

    Famous People born in September:

    Adam Sandler- September 9, 1966

    Raquel Welch- September 5, 1940

    Charlie Sheen- September 3,1965

    Jada Pinkett-Smith- September 18, 1971

    – See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/september-birthstone-sapphire/#sthash.tcS9CXwP.dpuf

Flasback 2000 Mabon Celebrations


An example of a Mabon altar from  a Google search

“Autumn Equinox

At the time of the Fall Equinox, the Sun passes through Libra, traditional know as the sign of balance. In truth, however, Libra is the sign that restores balance. Appropriately, during the Sun’s trek through Libra, once again, the hours of daylight and darkness are equal–but darkness is about to regain its hold on Earth. At this time, The ancients gathered their final gifts from the Goddess and collected seeds to be used for next year’s crops. The seeds help the potential for new life. Gathering and collecting food stuffs were essential to the continuation of survival during the upcoming “barren” months, and the ability to meet out only what was needed is a perfect representation of Libra’s love of moderation. At this time, then, gather your thoughts, collect your memories, and prepare to do internal work. It’s time to rest, to retire from the busy days of light, and ready ourselves for winter.”

Copyright 2000 Kim Rogers-Gallagher Lleweylln Witches Datebook 2000 Page 109

Your Daily Planet Tracker: Moon in Libra, Mar 6, 2015 to Mar 9, 2015



Planet Tracker

Moon in Libra

Mar 6, 2015 to Mar 9, 2015

Courtesy of the Experts at Tarot.com


You’re Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think “grace in space.” If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra’s skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any “couple tension” on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, “Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?” The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It’s okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.


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Your Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3rd


Your Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3rd

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Just a day after Venus and Neptune’s alignment in a nostalgic part of your chart whipped up a potent cocktail of romantic nostalgia and fantasy, the timing of the Moon’s return to your romantic sector couldn’t be better. In the lead up to tomorrow’s Full Moon the doors to the past and second chances are being flung wide open.


Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
With so much focus on your relationships over the last few years you’re ready for some romance this year and that’s exactly what the love gods have on the menu. While you’ll have to wait until March for Venus, planet of love to return to your sign and until July for your luckiest year for love in over a decade to kick off, already there’s a chance and a need to make your life as love friendly as possible.


Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Regardless of what happens next the Moon’s return to your communication sector today was always going to be an opportunity to give your emotional responses a voice and your relationships were always going to benefit. But due to become a Full Moon by tomorrow this is a chance to get the ball rolling on what is the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough


Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
While the Moon’s departure from your sign will take away any personal and/or relationship tension over the last few days, chances are it’s left you with a much better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This has been a reminder that in order to be true to your relationships you’ve first got to be true to yourself.


Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Even before tomorrow’s Full Moon has a chance to bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, the Moon’s return to your sign today and opposition with Mercury in your relationship sector is set to get the ball rolling. While you’ve got a fairly bumpy 5 days in front of you, you’ve also got the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
As Venus and Mars spend their first full week together in your relationship sector for nearly 2 years, they’re both emerging from alignments that over the last few days have created an opportunity for healing and to recapture some of that old magic. For now it’s about fighting for a sense of what’s possible, with the reality checks needing to wait for another time.


Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Now in his final 10 days in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and holding the door open to second chances, a bit of pressure from the Moon today will do you and Mercury good, especially as any emotional responses come with a chance to give your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice.


Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your challenge today is holding onto a sense of romantic fantasy and escapism that came to a head yesterday as the professional clouds begin rolling in. Yet while this might normally be a problem with Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion spending their first full week together in your romantic sector in 2 years, the professional gods will have a real fight on their hands.


Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
With a sense of romantic anticipation already building ahead of Venus and Mars’ return to your romantic sector this month, the Moon’s return to an adventurous part of your chart ahead of tomorrow’s Full Moon is both a chance to get excited about the journey and to start challenging some of your excuses.


Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
As the Moon leaves your relationship sector this will see any personal and/or relationship tension triggered over the last few days defuse, with this you’ll also lose a real opportunity to give your relationships a voice. This is an opportunity that needs to be seized, using any buttons that have been pushed over recent days as an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Today marks the start of what could be a trying few days on the relationship front, with the Moon’s return to your relationship sector not only due to culminate in a Full Moon tomorrow, but just as tensions are already rising. Yet rather than something to fear and especially not if you’re committed to ensuring the communication lines are open, this is an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
As the Moon’s monthly visit to your romantic sector wraps up yesterday’s alignment between Venus and dreamy Neptune also ends, with your challenge being to hold onto the romantic sentiment and escapism created over the last few days. For it’s today that life’s realities start demanding your attention, with a need to fight to ensure they’re not entirely successful.

Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3


Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3


March 21 – April 19
Old habits die hard. Much usually has to do with lack of desire on our part to release ourselves from them. We prefer predictability over possibility. You are being presented with an option now that involves either staying with what is predictable, even if it’s far from ideal in many ways, or taking a risk that involves removing yourself from what has grown familiar and comfortable to something else that has a very big question mark hanging over it in terms of comfort and stability it offers. Yet, it offers much in the way of excitement. That alone might be all you need to move.


April 20 – May 20
In Looney Tunes cartoons, characters wheel a television-looking device into the front of another character and this acts as an X-ray, showing what bizarre item they’ve consumed. Wouldn’t it be handy if such a device existed that could show what thoughts were contained in the heads of others? Wouldn’t it be helpful if we could get an instant snapshot of what someone else was thinking? You might find yourself growing increasingly weary with someone proving difficult to read now but it’s important you don’t treat any cautiousness on their part with suspicion.


May 21 – June 21
There’s an old saying about how we should only fight battles we know we stand a chance of winning. That’s another way of saying we should ‘play it safe’ wherever possible. The sky isn’t suggesting or encouraging your involvement in a battle but it is strongly encouraging you to recognize your limits in a certain area and do only what you’re capable of doing, nothing more. Don’t see this is as taking an ‘easy way out’. See it as being sensible and making the most sensible use of time and abilities.


June 22 – July 22
Slowly but surely, certain facts are emerging that are shedding helpful light on an area of your world where there has been much uncertainty and confusion. You’ve tried your best to piece together pieces of a proverbial jigsaw puzzle and have struggled to see anything resembling a helpful or accurate picture. In the light of new information that has either presented itself recently or is the process of doing so now, you have discovered the reality to a situation has been surprising, to say the least. Embrace and appreciate the fact that you are dealing now with facts, not assumptions.


July 23 – August 22
Your patience is being tested in some way. You’re dealing with one or possibly more volatile and even confused individuals and to say they have different ideas about a shared matter is an understatement. You’re being looked to though in some way for support or guidance. The best support or guidance you can offer now is sensitivity and, if required, sympathy. You needn’t fear losing out in some way or that your kindness will be taken advantage of. In fact, through displaying it, you stand to gain more than you might have. So relax and be supportive.


August 23 – September 22
‘Here’s one I prepared earlier’. TV chefs and children’s presenters making crafts often say such words. They need to accelerate time, therefore they skip straight to what something will look like if those watching do the necessary steps properly. In a similar way, allow yourself to be distracted by an opportunity presenting itself. If you can, then you will discover that what you return to has evolved in a very helpful way. It will have evolved in a way that can be used in ways it wasn’t earlier or will have saved you time in moving forward.


September 23 – October 22
It’s easy for us to ignore ‘the bigger picture’. We get so caught up with here and now or issues that appear to be so demanding in the present that we fail to see how they might be little more than helpful stepping stones for the future. In an area of your world, you appear to have made concerted effort to put a previous episode behind you in the belief that it needs to remain hidden. Expect soon to see how helpful and integral it is to what’s unfolding soon. It had a definite part to play in the greater scheme of things and soon, resentment will be replaced with gratitude.


October 23 – November 21
It’s a case of two heads being better than one. It’s also a case of getting someone on your side in the right way if something wonderful is to be achieved. You can choose to ‘lay down the law’ and make clear you’re not interested in someone else’s opinion and receive from them a half-hearted effort in some way, or you can make clear how willing you are to collaborate and share what needs doing. The latter will result in them being keener to share whatever-it-is with you. The choice is one you’re being presented with now. Working together has to be a better option?


November 22 – December 21
You don’t want grand gestures or lengthy conversations. You just want to know where you stand and to be able to pursue something close to your heart based on the fact that you’re doing so with clarity that doesn’t appear to be forthcoming presently. You’re having to make educated guesses where you would prefer to be pursuing something based on fact or confirmation on some level. You might believe likelihood of something becoming clearer is a long way away but it isn’t. Sooner than you probably think, what currently confuses you will be clearer.


December 22 – January 19
If you know how someone else is likely to react, how does that affect your reaction? Will you handle a sensitive situation more carefully – or does possibility exist that they might react in a way you hadn’t anticipated? You’re in a situation now where you believe you have accurate measure of how a tense discussion could go but the sky insists you ought to prepare for the unexpected and this could have noticeable influence on where the discussion then goes. Take each moment, one step at a time and be willing to deal with whatever arises as it arises.


January 20 – February 18
Think, if you can, of what’s occurring now as the equivalent of a film trailer. You’re being given glimpses into an unfolding situation but little more. What matters, or will matter more soon, is the full story that will emerge soon enough. That’s why you need not focus so intently on what’s happening in the present with the intention of trying to piece together a story that has yet to present itself in full. Relax, here and now. Let time pass before deciding what your next move should be.


February 19 – March 20
Some people are skilled at ‘engineering’ conversations. They know how to start them so they follow a pre-planned route. They then know how to steer the discussion so it ends at another pre-planned destination. This often causes the other person to wonder how on Earth the conversation went the way it did and ended where it did. It also causes them to wonder how they agreed with whatever it was they agreed. Be careful now of someone’s apparent skill to do something similar with you. You’re dealing with an expert. Do what you can to steer the conversation in a way that suits you, wherever possible.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 2nd


Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 2nd


March 21 – April 19
With effort, comes reward. However, we tend to have one idea about how we’d like to be rewarded and often discover the universe has another. When we receive what we believe to be a less than desirable reward or one that doesn’t exactly fill us with excitement or inspiration, we regard effort we made as a waste of time, or believe we were fooling ourselves in some way. To gain the most exciting and inspiring reward, you need to invest your effort toward what truly excites and inspires you now.

April 20 – May 20
How often do we associate negativity with challenge? We do have a tendency to equate difficulty with an inevitable negative result. It’s interesting we should do that, when you think about it. It says much about our faith and belief levels. That’s why, where you see the need to rise to a certain challenge now, you shouldn’t automatically assume it comes with a negative result. Don’t link difficulty with despondency. The only suggestion of failure is coming from you now and it is important to believe and trust that it is unfounded.

May 21 – June 21
There are limits to how much we can prepare for anything. Even top sporting champions reach a point where preparation must cease and what’s been prepared for must be faced. It can be helpful when we’re put in a position where we’re unable to procrastinate, too. We can sometimes find or even create reasons not to do something so there can be benefits when something we need to do is ‘time sensitive’. You don’t need to put yourself under unnecessary pressure now but, at the same time, don’t believe what you’re preparing yourself for can go on indefinitely.

June 22 – July 22
Some cooperation from a certain person wouldn’t go amiss. You could understandably wonder what more you’re supposed to do or say to get a desired response from a certain individual who seems to have their own idea about what level of obligation they have to respond. What’s needed here, as frustrating as it might be to hear, is more time. You can, however, be assured that you have done all you’re able to do or that’s sensible in the scheme of things. You’ve planted enough seeds. Now, leave them along briefly to grow and you will see chutes of hope before long.

July 23 – August 22
You’re being expected to be accommodating in many ways but, to do this, you need someone to make it easier for you to be accommodating. Their insistence they’re right about a particular matter and it’s you who has missed the point – or their belief that you’re the one being obstructive – isn’t helping matters. You have pride to take into account and as willing as you are to be obliging in one way, there are limits to what you’re prepared to tolerate. You know what those limits are. As you continue to be pushed in some way, someone else will soon recognize them.

August 23 – September 22
When we believe ourselves to be right about something, we don’t just ‘think’ we’re right. Something also often ‘feels’ right, too. No matter how we look at a particular issue, we see what we believe to be ‘right’ about it as conclusive and needing no further analyzing or discussion. So, when do problems arise? They arise when someone else feels exactly the same way about something you’re certain they’re wrong about! So, can two people be ‘right’ or must one be wrong? There are ways compromise can be reached now if you and someone else want it.

September 23 – October 22
Not so long ago, a television that showed a skewiffy picture could be fixed temporarily by giving it a hard whack. A quick adjustment and the picture would return. We can’t do quite the same thing to televisions these days. We need first to check satellite or cable connections before using an automatic tuning system. What worked once is definitely no longer applicable. Bear this in mind where an issue in your world is concerned. You might believe you automatically know from previous experience how to ‘fix’ it but might be surprised how outdated your approach might be!

October 23 – November 21
Softly, softly, will do it. As tempted as you might be to lay down the law or part someone’s hair with some not-so-carefully chosen words, a much better result will come from making a point calmly and, if possible, quietly. When people speak loudly, recipients of their words are usually too busy trying to focus on what’s coming next to take on board properly what’s being said. Don’t give someone a good reason to be defensive now. Say what does need saying in the way you’d want it said to you and you probably won’t go far wrong.

November 22 – December 21
What do we do with Wish Lists? Do we create them and then leave them lying around to be lost with newspapers or magazines that end up in garbage cans? Do we create them in electronic formats that get lost among countless other documents on storage systems? Most of our Wish Lists get stored in our brains and looked at occasionally, as if to remind ourselves of what we want but are unlikely to ever have. Regardless of what format your Wish List is in, it is time to review it. Once done, start looking at what your first step is to achieving what’s top of your list.

December 22 – January 19
Rarely, do the words ‘enough is enough’ get said without some level of weariness attached to them. We tend to say them only when we believe we’ve reached the end of a proverbial tether. Yet, when we reach a point where we know we must change a situation that has brought us to a state of weariness, then that must surely be something to be inspired about. We will be bringing an end to a tiring or repetitive situation we have wanted to see change. Where enough has become enough in your world, prepare to experience delight at being freed in some way.

January 20 – February 18
Is there ever any benefit to doing something impulsively? Aren’t we supposed to think through our actions at all times and consider all potential consequences? We can do so if we want to ‘play it safe’ throughout our lives. But, is that not a dull, uninspiring or unadventurous approach? Is there not more fun and enjoyment to be had sometime by simply seizing some opportunities and hanging consequences? The sky isn’t encouraging you to be irrational or irresponsible but it is suggesting you might enjoy being less reticent and more spontaneous in a certain area now.

February 19 – March 20
When two people want to be ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ or thinking along the same lines, all that matters is one isn’t drowning out the other. When that happens, imbalance gets created and a situation then exists where one person makes the other feel smaller or inferior. This, in turn, eventually causes resentment unless something is done to nip it in the bud before that happens. You and someone else appear to want the same thing. Try not to express your desire for it in ways that are likely to cause ill feeling on someone else’s part.

Scanning The Planets: North Node in Libra, Now Until November 2015

Scanning The Planets

North Node in Libra: Now Until November 2015

Peace, Poise and Polarities

Author: Sarah Varcas

The North Node signals the direction in which we must move to fulfil our potential. It spends roughly a year and a half in each sign and its shift into a new one sets the tone for the collective thrust of development in the coming eighteen or so months. In Libra it casts its light upon our relationships and the ways in which we do or don’t promote harmony in our lives and the lives of those around us. North Node in Libra reminds us that we can’t avoid other people, nor can we fully accommodate them. Instead we must work to find a balance point at which we can give and take as necessary to enable progress in the field of human relationships and understanding.

At the time of the node’s entry into Libra the Moon and Mars were also in the sign of the scales. There exists an inherent challenge here: how on earth do we move forward in unity when we each have our own personal thoughts and feelings, goals, aspirations and fears fueling our lives day in, day out? How do we find the middle ground where we can meet others in a spirit of openness and honesty despite difference, competition and suspicion, all of which human beings are so good at perpetuating!! The answer lies in the domain of the South Node in Aries (Libra’s opposite sign), which reminds us that a healthy ego is one which can individuate itself whilst still embracing the essential value of others despite the many layers of difference which threaten to divide us. There are many people who can stand out, fight for what they want and go all out to secure their goals, and there are many inclined to give in to others, let them call the shots and accommodate their needs in an attempt to stay loved or appreciated and therefore safe and secure. There are fewer people who can do both according to what would promote the best and highest outcome at the time. We tend to be fairly polarised in this respect and the coming months present an opportunity to observe ourselves in action and see what’s really going on in our relationships.

For things may not always be quite as they seem….! We may see ourselves as loving and giving, supportive of others and empathic, when in fact we’re giving everyone what they want because what we want is to make ourselves indispensable: we are seeking to meet our own needs through meeting those of others. If we discover that we’re not indispensable we may fall into the martyred ‘I did everything for you and look how you treated me’ role. In fact we’re angry and hurt because the other person didn’t fulfil what we perceive to be their duty: to need and appreciate us to the extent that we require!

Likewise we may see ourselves as utterly independent, in need of nothing and no one, out there doing our own thing and getting our own way. And yet our behaviour is actually a way to avoid the vulnerability of relationship, and the courage we perceive ourselves to exhibit is a thin veneer to hide a deep anxiety triggered by intimacy and emotional attachment. True courage, when we’re living that end of the spectrum, would be to let down our guard, open our heart to another and ride the unpredictable waves of relationship for a while.

When it comes to the tricky world of connection and intimacy there are so many influences and dynamics, we can become lost in what we assume should come naturally. But relationships don’t always come naturally and it’s time to consider why that is and what we can do about it. When the North Node is in Libra it reminds us that emotional connections which grow between ourselves and another provide insight into our inner world as much as they do into the world of the other person. It is therefore important to look within as much as without as we cross the relationship terrain. If we see patterns repeated in our contact with others we may need to accept that we’re the common denominator and as such most likely have the power to change something for the better. If we find that our interpretation of the behaviour and actions of others always has a familiar ring no matter who they are, we might need to consider the meaning that we’re projecting onto the world around us. Likewise it may be time to offer some honest and authentic feedback to a loved one about what we perceive them to be doing in their relationships.

It can be a tricky subject and one from which we often shy away, but while the North Node is in Libra we have a chance to reflect deeply upon relationships and to receive the many blessings which doing so can deliver: greater self-awareness, deeper empathy, more patience, more courage, a stronger sense of identity in the face of others’ demands. And there are many more… The North Node in Libra is not about being peaceful, it’s about uncovering the polarities in our lives which, when revealed, can enable us to gain a greater sense of balance and poise amidst the maelstrom of human interaction. At times doing this is anything but pleasant, but in the long run it enables us to engage with the world around us from a place of compassion, openness and authenticity which is, after all, the greatest challenge we all face at this critical time in the history of our planet and all who live upon her.


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