19 September 2011
By Barbara Hand Clow
fall equinox timing is friday,23rd of september 2011 at 5:05 AM EDT,view chart:
It is the Fall Equinox north of the equator, and the Spring Equinox south of the equator. In the north, it is time to balance the intentions you created during the Spring Equinox, while in the south it is time to create new intentions for what you want to create during the year. This site is written for readers north of the equator, so those down south will need to apply this reading to their spring intentions.
It is the Fall Equinox, the great balancing moment when we gather ourselves together to prepare for the clarity and challenge of winter. This equinox is especially energized because the Spring Equinox occurred soon after the beginning of the Universal Underworld on March 9, 2011-and this Fall Equinox occurs shortly before the completion of the Universal on October 28, 2011. Therefore this short period is the richest and most conscious evolutionary phase we have ever experienced as humans. As most of you already know, 2011 is the apex of time acceleration. Evolution has progressed twenty times faster during the Galactic Underworld (1999-2011), and with only weeks remaining, we are reflecting upon 16.4 billion years of growth in our universe.
Since March 9, we have been analyzing our progress by the seven Days and six Nights of the Universal; and many of us have awakened our latent human capacity that leads us to co-creation with divine forces. Day Six of the Universal (Sept. 5-22), the flowering phase of the Universal, is complete as Night Six opens on the Fall Equinox. The synchronicity between the Mayan Calendar and these astrological cycles reminds us that the critical leap in these rapidly intensifying evolutionary phases occurs during Night Six (Sept. 23 to Oct. 10). During Night Six's in previous Underworlds, cataclysms shook things up and new evolutionary strains came forth. Now, something will happen that will cause a few individuals to work directly with divine forces, and soon more and more people will discover this advanced capacity. How might you recognize this capacity within yourself? It is like being a conductor of a great symphony that activates joy and bliss in the audience, and not by attaining power or control. New tools for this phase are coming forth, such as the inspirational film, Journey Through the Universe, by gravitational physicist Brian Swimme [visit www.journeythroughtheuniverse.org], premiering in Seattle on 9/29.
Considering the critical nature of this final and highly accelerated Universal Underworld, I focus on some new creations flowering during Day Six that are balancing and harmonizing the new emerging fractal fields. The three main themes we've been following during the Universal are the unsolved problems of using nuclear energy, global financial health, and changing politics in the Middle East. These issues came to the forefront during Day One of the Universal; they've matured and developed within the waves from midpoint to midpoint during the Universal Days and Nights; and now they are almost fully mature, which requires balancing them this fall. The main focus here will be the Palestinian request to the United Nations for statehood, since it is to be considered on the Fall Equinox. Palestine's president, Mahmoud Abbas, repeated his statehood request exactly when Pluto went direct on September 16. As shown by this timing, Middle Eastern instability will be the hot issue during Night Six, when we also will probably see high focus on nuclear power issues and global finance. For example, new debt instruments, euro bonds, were proposed during Day Six and their success (or failure) will be known during Night Six. By the way, Fareed Zakaria on CNN's GPS has proposed that China help solve the global debt crisis by making loans through the IMF, just as the US did after WWII, an idea that could certainly bear fruit during Day Seven.
Longtime readers of this website know that I've often said that world peace will not come until the conflict over Israel is resolved. This E/W tension erupted in Egypt (as well as in Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen) when the people threw out Hosni Mubarak and now struggle to govern. Israel was driven out of its Cairo embassy on September 10, when a mob of rioters tore down the tall concrete wall surrounding around it and occupied the building. This was a stunning blow to Israel, and if such a thing had ever happened while Mubarak was in power, Israel would have attacked Egypt. So far, there is no significant reaction. The seizure of the Israeli embassy and the destruction of its hated wall is a strange repeat of the Exodus, which happened just when Palestine's request for statehood is on the table. The US says it will veto the Palestinian request, which would cause many to wonder why Israel was granted its own request for statehood in 1948.
Palestine is the vortex for the three religions that claim their status from Abraham's covenant with Yahweh. This month, the UN may embark on a total reorganization of the Middle East, since the world seeks balance in these wildly conflicting interests. Regarding the completion of all Nine Underworlds on October 28, 2011, Night Six and the Fall Equinox are a do-or-die moment. If the momentous changes that are needed now are blocked this fall, then unity consciousness is being aborted. Since such an outcome would be against nature, this analysis focuses on potential solutions. The solutions are many. For starters, note that New Moon in Libra arrives four days after the Fall Equinox and liberates the search for justice and truth. At the Equinox itself, the Sun moves into with Mercury in Virgo close behind, so we are armed with intelligent exactitude. Sun/Mercury closely oppose Uranus retrograde in 3 Aries with newly direct Pluto in 5 Capricorn forming the head of a T-square to this opposition. Uranus and Pluto are in the early stages of many subsequent squares that will occur through 2015, so we must observe the dance of these two outer planets. Unlike some people studying the Mayan Calendar, for me this period is not the "end times." I'm starting to think 2011 will eventually be seen as the end of this obsession with sin and atonement. Instead, we are experiencing Reverse Rapture-the only way to purge this nutty fanaticism from the religions founded by Abraham! Finally we can partake of true wisdom-after being bored by two thousand years of waiting for the apocalypse. Let's look more closely at the Uranus/Pluto squares, since they are orchestrating the next big change phase-2012-2015.
On the day of the Spring Equinox 2011, Uranus was the big mover and shaker. Just after the Sun went into Aries, it moved to Uranus, which propelled the Day One time acceleration. Uranus retrograded in July, and now it is traveling back to its Spring Equinox position. This transit is forcing us to process the great changes that began with Day One. Pluto in Capricorn is newly direct and very potent, since its Capricorn transit to 2024 rules the transformation of the world's financial and industrial systems. Then, as Uranus, the plantet of revolution, begins its squares to Pluto, Uranus has just begun a new 84-year-long cycle in Aries, which fully empowers to transform reality. Anybody noticing? And, this 84-year Uranus cycle takes us to 2095! Consider how astrology's focus on the future is a great antidote to the focus on endings.
The equinox chart suggests that the great transformation of antiquated belief systems is the major theme: Sun and Mercury opposing Uranus with newly direct Pluto as the head of the T-square charges us with passion and determination to shove great blockages out of the way. The tension between the opposing planets (Sun/Mercury opposite Uranus) pushes Pluto into hyper drive. During this fall, with Sun conjunct Mercury, individuals will makes constant adjustments and changes inspired by Uranus, and these shifts will empower Pluto to encourage us to dump antiquated financial, industrial, and political systems. Uranus goes all the way back to 0 Aries on Christmas Day, and then, as it goes direct, opposing forces will just cave in. This process will accelerate because of continual Uranus/Pluto squares through 2015. Yes, people around you may be screaming about endings, yet 2011 is merely a turning point when people choose to be Keepers of Earth.
We go to the Moon next, because ultimately we are the most transformed by our feelings. This chart suggests we will have the emotional strength to accomplish great changes. The Moon in 4 Leo is conjunct Mars in 3 Leo and sextile to Sun and Mercury. This fall we will have clear feelings, good energy, and strong wills; this will inspire us to push for Libran justice and equality, especially with a global focus on statehood for the Palestinians. Moon-conjunct-Mars in early Leo gives us feelings of confidence and trust, and their close sextile to the equinox Sun/Venus in Libra supports our search for equality. But, there is even more! Moon/Mars is the head of a tight Yod from Chiron/Neptune on the right sextiling newly direct Pluto in Capricorn in the left. You can activate Yods by visualizing the following: Hold the sextile in your hands and shoot the energy in your hands out to the opposite point (Moon/Mars in Leo) like using a dowsing rod. Yods are extremely magical and directive configurations, yet unwisely most astrologers ignore them. Yods show us how to direct energy, which activates all the elements in the chart.
Yods are major configuration like squares, oppositions, and trines. Before I analyze this Yod, let's notice a few things about Neptune, a significant player in this Yod. Neptune is in its last sojourn in Aquarius, and after turning direct on November 9, it goes forward into Pisces permanently in early 2012, when it will inspire a great spiritual revival. Neptune first entered Aquarius in early 1998, just before the closest alignment of the Winter Solstice Sun to the Galactic Center in spring 1998. This galactic alignment altered the fractal fields, and then the Galactic Underworld time acceleration opened in January 1999. Neptune in Aquarius is the planetary accelerator of the Galactic Underworld, the energizer of the Age of Aquarius, and our guide for purifying the National Underworld religions. Since 1999, many have recovered their direct access to divine consciousness by eschewing traditional religions and embracing human community. This Yod is a tool for extrication from religious control.
To read the Yod, imagine holding Neptune/Chiron in your right hand and Pluto in your left, and then shoot waves of energy out through Moon/Mars. Your right hand courses with the potent healing energy of Chiron in unison with Neptune's spiritual guidance, while your left hand courses with the passionate depth of Pluto in total synchronicity with Gaia now, and the force coursing through Moon/Mars activates all the fire of your will and your ability to feel. This Yod has all four elements-Moon/Mars in fire, Pluto in Earth, Neptune in Air, and Chiron in Water-so it moves you into the center of all the elements where you can activate all nine dimensions. As you can see, the cosmos is guiding our transformation.
More aspects in the fall chart give us the power to balance our consciousness in the new fractal fields. Saturn in 18 Libra is sextile to the lunar North Node in 18 Sagittarius, an aspect that offers the ideal discipline for utilizing Saturn in Libra's balancing powers. Saturn is trining the lunar South Node, so the flow of past wisdom is multifaceted and stimulating; we just know what we must do now. Jupiter retrograde in earthy Taurus holds us in a state of deep contemplation, as its trine to Pluto in Capricorn focuses efforts to "just let go of old things needing to be transformed." Venus in 10 Libra is close to Saturn contributing the joy of fathers and daughters working together for planetary harmonics. Venus's close trine to Jupiter in Taurus reminds everybody to value resources and to use them for good and creative things.
The Universal Underworld time acceleration has been radical for most people; many have reported feelings of being dragged by depressing inertia during 2011. Yet, now that Day Six is complete, the Universal form is coalescing and is whipping ripples through the fractal fields as nine dimensions open in our bodies. The sixth dimension has already shifted the fractal fields in 3D, and we are just getting glimpses of this influence now. We see it in things going on in our personal lives or in the world that manifest new outcomes in surprising ways. The changes we attain in 3D strengthen our alignments with 6D, and these ideal forms are restructuring the higher-order fractal fields. Just trust, just surrender, if you can. In the greater world, pay no attention to those barking about the end times-since this moment is our Birth. Tune in for the New Moon reading in a few days, when we will be able to better see how this remarkable Fall Equinox chart releases the balancing forces of all nine dimensions in sacred Earth.