Between the Libra equinox only hours ago, and the Libra New Moon only hours after this piece has been posted, the luminaries (Sun and Moon) are making a point. It’s simple. Phases and cycles are beginning for everybody all at once. You have a place. Your place is to participate; participation means “with others.”
Just when the Sun entered tropical Libra, it was at the same time directly overhead at Earth’s equator (with relatively equal days and nights worldwide), beginning a new season. Equinox is that simple.
The Sun will appear directly overhead just South of the equator tomorrow. After that, the Sun will rise and set a bit further South each day no matter where you are until the Capricorn solstice.
At the Capricorn solstice, the Sun will appear directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn just as the Sun is entering the tropical sign called Capricorn to start yet another season.
After the Capricorn solstice, the Sun begins rising and setting farther and farther North. It appears directly over the equator again just as it enters tropical Aries for another equinox six months from now.
After the Aries equinox, the Sun’s apparent path continues North until entering tropical Cancer in another nine months, just as it appears directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer. After which, the Sun heads South again.
That’s how tropical astrology works in synchronicity with the seasons. When the Sun enters a cardinal sign (Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer), the Sun is simultaneously appearing directly over a corresponding latitude (or “tropic”) on Earth, and a new season is being initiated.
That’s pretty simple, too — and pretty profound. Tropical astrology corresponds the seasons of Earth with the cycles of the sky.
Additionally, the initiation of this and every season, according to the astronomy website EarthSky.org, “happens at the same moment worldwide (although) the clock times vary by time zone.” As simple as that is, it’s also pretty profound if you think about it. When the season changes, your life is one with every other life on Earth in correspondence with both the seasons and the sky.
The same can be said of a New Moon. When the Moon enters Libra tonight just before Midnight EDT (3:59:20 UT), and conjoins with the Libra Sun about two hours later to begin a new luminary cycle, it will happen for all of us at once.
Yet, it is not often that a new season begins and a New Moon occurs just hours apart — for all intents and purposes at once. Hence the point being made by the cosmos today. This is not just any equinox. This is not just any New Moon. This the Sun and Moon initiating their common and separate cycles together as if to make a point of emphasis based on what those points of initiation have in common.
Based on how the Sun and Moon represent (among other things) the complementary constituents of your consciousness, the emphasis is on being fully aware. Considering how seasonal changes and luminary cycles (which usually begin separately) are on this day beginning at essentially the same time, the point to be fully aware of is that we are all in this together.
As to what the “this” that we are all together in consists of, just look at your own life. Then look at what’s going on in the lives of others. Implied in the concurrence of a Libra equinox and Libra New Moon is the importance of knowing that your life right now is a life in participation, and thus also a life of indication.
Whatever you may be concerned about right now is implicitly a concern shared, and best addressed by your participation with others to resolve those concerns. Whatever you need at this time is almost certainly indicative of a need felt by others, and best assuaged by your contribution. The same is probably true on some meaningful level for everything you are living with and through today.
The point being made in the heavens is that (know it or not, believe it or not), your life is at one with all others as much or more than ever before. Hence, whatever you do for others you will unavoidably be doing for yourself.
Just as with the beginning of a season, or luminary cycle, knowing that you are participating — and knowing what you are participating in — makes all the difference. If you are aware, you can prepare. If prepared you will know what to do.
You will know what must be done when old patterns change, not just for yourself, but in support of others who have supported you. You will understand what to do when new cycles begin, by simply looking within, then around for a common ground.
A new season means adjustment and adaptation, even in this modern, technological age. So look around for those going through a change, especially those doing so with awareness and intent. For among those so doing you will find both your own place and your own support. You can rely on it. Just as you rely on the seasons to change. Just as you know the Moon will appear once again. Let us please also rely on you.
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