Equinox, September 22, 2012*
by Marlene Pfeifle, CAP
Chart for Washington, D.C.
The first day of Autumn in
the Northern hemisphere
*September 20, 2012 is the first day of Spring in the Southern
here for Printable Chart
Upcoming Astrological Events of the Season
September 19, 2012 Uranus square
Pluto at 7° Aries/Capricorn
September 22, Autumnal Equinox
October 4, Jupiter retrograde at
October 5, Saturn enters Scorpio
October 10, Saturn trine Neptune
at 0° Pisces
November 6, Mercury retrograde
at 4° Sagittarius
November 11, Neptune direct at
November 13, Super Moon Solar Eclipse
at 21° Scorpio
November 28, Lunar Eclipse at 6°
November 26, Mercury direct at
November 29, Mars conjunct Pluto
at 8° Capricorn
December 13, Uranus direct at 4°
December 21, Winter Solstice
- The End of the Mayan Calendar!
The Autumnal Equinox occurs Wednesday, September 22 at
10:48:58 am EDT, Washington D.C.
of Astrological Events
Listed above in the Astrological
Events of the Season is the September 19, 2012 Uranus square Pluto
aspect at 7° Aries/Capricorn. Though exact before
the Equinox, this aspect remains an important influence throughout
2012, up through 2015. It is significant because of
the implication of its meaning globally as well as at home.
all the wise men promised has not happened,
and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.”
– Lord Melbourne
E. O. Carter, the great Twentieth Century British Astrologer,
states in the book, Mundane
Astrology, The Astrology of Nations and States,
"Uranus represents the administration of power, the administrative
officers of the State and all their functions." Additionally
Carter goes on to say, "Uranus rules power on the physical
plane - dynamos and all power generators." With
such electric energy, Uranus is as unpredictable as lightning.
When afflicted by difficult aspects Uranus is rebellious and anarchic.
desires to control power, using power to control. With an affinity
to the Underworld, it reveals what is hidden and dark, bringing
elements into the light making what was powerful now vulnerable,
thus easier to tame, reform, transform or destroy. Pluto,
like Mars, is a planet of war, but much, much more ruthless. With
it's scorched earth policy Pluto brings about transformation,
but only after destruction of what lies in it's path.
Ashbourne writes, "Uranus represents an energy which
demands change, reform and radical restructuring of everything
it considers "wrong". In Aries, the demands are aggressive
and, if thwarted, will turn to direct action ... from taking over
the streets to taking up arms. Pluto represents great power and
great wealth concentrated very narrowly. In Capricorn, it is very
much all about control by the plutocrats... "
Eye of Ra report, week beginning June 18, 2012
what we have in this season ahead is a time greatly influenced
by tense, dynamic energy pitting the nature of these two planets
and the signs they are in against each other to force an outcome.
It is quite understandable then, that the world has been
confronted with economic and political crises.
Bold, impatient, impulsive and rebellious Uranus in Aries square
Pluto in Capricorn has brought about the reigniting of anti-Japan
protesters across China; has exposed the euro as a divisive force
instead of what was to be a uniting force for European countries;
and has driven deeply divided political parties in the USA to
face off in a nasty, bitter battle for the White House while America
faces a fiscal cliff ahead regardless who wins. It
has brought about the Arab Spring uprisings, and now extremely
anti-American sentiment and tension in the Middle-East. We now
are experiencing what some journalists have named "the Arab
"U.S. embassies and consulates
have been breached this week in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia
— the same four countries to rid themselves of decades-long
dictatorships in what became known as the Arab Spring of revolutions
last year. In Libya, the only place the U.S. used its military
to ensure regime change, the violence was the worst, claiming
the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy
Washington Post, September 14
The Equinox chart is rife with difficulty.
Sun in opposition to Uranus square Pluto with Mars on the Ascendant
in Scorpio. Markets will go on a wild ride, gold and silver prices
will rise and fall and people are in an aggressive mood...
The Equinox Sun for Washington,
D.C. appears in the Eleventh house with Mercury
The Sun in good aspect here should be beneficial for
Washington D.C., however five days later, on September 29 the
Sun forms an exact T-Square with the Uranus-Pluto aspect. National
and International news is filled with stores of anti-American
protests and of a presidential campaign that only gets nastier.
Mercury goes retrograde on
election day and that isn't good news for the candidates.
The last time Mercury stationed retrograde on election day was
in 2000! And we all know how that went...
Mars (co-chart ruler with Pluto)
in the first house square Venus in the ninth - An aggressive
spirit has risen in the people regarding domestic matters and matters
abroad. With riots, strikes, fires, assaults, and rumors of war,
military affairs attract attention and battleships are launched.
Financial questions affecting foreign relations cause debate and
Moon in the Second House sextile
Saturn in the twelfth - Economic worries are soothed by
the Fed's release of more money into the market to influence financial
affairs generally. This adds to the ever increasing political power
of the Fed.
The national debt and the economy is an important campaign issue,
but what women "value" and what their needs are an important
part of the debate in the presidential election.
Saturn enters Scorpio on October
5 - Real and responsible reform regarding financial policy
must be dealt with as Saturn transits Scorpio over the next three
years. Debt, regulations in banking, and taxation are areas
that both political parties must confront.
Pluto in the Second house
square Uranus in the fifth house suggests
a possible increase in military spending and a discontent over national
extravagance. Possible loss in equities in the stock exchange
causes precious metals to soar. Disputes over financial questions
and taxation cause concern.
Neptune in the fourth house
This is good for crops if the weather remains temperate
and damp, but there is a possibility of cold, damp weather.
Not only is there a good deal of fluctuation in temperature, but
in the political climate as well!
Jupiter in the eighth house
sextile Venus in the ninth house
Opportunities for financial relations with foreign countries improve.
This is fortunate for trade and the shipping industry.
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