No, not that kind of equinox.
The autumn equinox arrives in just a few minutes from now when the sun enters Libra. As I mentioned yesterday, in between the time the sun moves into my twelfth Placidus house and when it shifts from Virgo to Libra, I’m kind of paranoid and self-pitying. It’s weird. If I hadn’t been keeping track of my moods on this blog, I probably wouldn’t have realized that this episode recurs every year at this time. So, when it ends in a few minutes, I can get back to feeling like myself.
And what does that feel like? Well, it’s a little less introspective and a little more superficial. I have Libra as my rising sign, so I’m rarely accused of being too “deep.” That’s fine with me. After spending much of the past six months with too much time on my hands, I’ve grown weary of introspection. It would be nice to feel a little more “out there.”
I still have another eighteen days until the sun makes it into my first house, but by then both Saturn and Pluto will have returned to direct motion in Capricorn. Saturn is currently transiting my insular fourth house, and Pluto is still hovering within minutes of my IC. After they get moving, it’s likely that I will still be feeling somewhat defensive, but it’s also likely that I will begin to feel the push to move forward. The fourth house may be associated with Cancer, but it is also associated with the cardinal quality and the notion of forward momentum.
It’s a big shift, and today’s equinox promises to provide me with just a taste of what’s to come. I think I’m going to get out into the world to see where the stars lead me. It’s time.