Autumnal Equinox 2010

The Sun, on its final day in Virgo on September 21, decides to go out with a real fanfare of trumpets as is opposes expansive Jupiter and then sparkling, excitable Uranus in Pisces. An opposition usually produces a tension between the two ends so the hard-working Virgo Sun will not quite know what to do with lazy, over hopeful Jupiter, which usually expects results effortlessly. But, add Uranus into the mix and the energy will add adrenaline and speed us all along.

There should be more sudden and positive surprises coming your way, sprinkled over the past couple of days since the Jupiter Uranus conjunction on September 18-19. With the morale boost this brings, you’ll be eager to take a few small risks, to step out into the unknown and try to make a real difference to your life. This isn’t the time to hang onto security or the status quo. If you’ve been holding yourself back because of uncertainty, timidity, lethargy or even hopelessness, now is the right time to take a leap forward. Be bold!

On September 23, at 3:09 AM UTC (September 22, 11:09 PM EDT, 8:09 PM PDT), the Sun moves into Libra for four weeks ushering in the Autumnal Equinox of 2010. The year is nearing the end. It is autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and spring approaches in the Southern Hemisphere. The days and nights are of almost equal length. The Libra Ingress (point of entry of Sun into Libra) was always considered to be the most important, setting a tone for the coming twelve months.

The Sun’s sojourn in Libra will bring a sociable, co-operative, fair minded mood to proceedings. Relationships of all varieties are Libra’s main focus. As a sign it is happiest one-to-one, always thinking of the other and trying to calm down any aggravations. But it is also well adapted to larger groupings of people where Libra tries to instill a mood of balance, equilibrium and good manners.

The new Libra Sun, however, immediately moves into an opposition to the Aries Moon setting the scene for a Full Moon on September 23. A Full Moon denotes a time of opposites with the nurturing energy of the Moon at odds with the active energy of the Sun — a time to seek balance, but also a time of culmination, a time for things to reach fullness, bring plans and a project together — a time of romance! (

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September for Balance

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New Moon in Virgo, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 6:30 am EST

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Full Moon in Aries, Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:17 am
Harvest Moon

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New Super Moon in Virgo: Balance is the Key

During a New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are always conjunct — that is in the same degree of the zodiac, and within an eight degree orb of each other. Every New Moon we have is a coming together of the masculine energy of the Sun with the feminine energy of the Moon.

New Moons represent new beginnings — fresh starts. When the dual forces of the Sun and Moon join hands in their monthly cosmic dance, they create an ebb and flow of opposites — the conscious versus the unconscious – action versus receptive intuition. This is the Dark Side of the Moon and the energies of the Moon are now at a subconscious level. We probe deeper and review our innermost needs and desires, and we plant seeds.

New Moons are about balance of these opposing forces — the cosmic balance of the male and female energies, the Yin and the Yang — both in our individual selves and in the universe.

Meditation For World Peace

Join us for an evening poolside meditation in honor of World Peace Day
We’ll begin with pranayama (breath work) followed by a soothing guided meditation for Healing and Peace.
After meditation receive your mini Angel reading.

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21. It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981.

Sacred Chant Concert

Sunday, October 03, 2010 07:30pm

Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe St. Hollywood, FL 33020

Concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody . . . how best to describe a live performance by Snatam Kaur and her band? It’s all of these things and more. Crystalline and radiant, Snatam’s voice is redolent of the simple yet powerful truth of the heart.

Snatam often leads audiences in a round of pranayama (yogic breathing) or gets everyone on their feet for a stretching exercise that soon becomes a sacred dance. By the end of the night you will be let in on a great cosmic secret: devotional music is fun.

CLICK HERE for more band info, artist bio and to purchase tickets


Inner Sunrise

A Brand New Day
by DailyOM

We don’t need to wait until tomorrow to start fresh,
today can be a blank slate starting right now.


When today is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all the possibilities that newness provides. It is true that tomorrow will be a brand-new day, but we do not have to wait until tomorrow to start fresh. We can start fresh at any moment, clearing our energy field of any negativity that has accumulated, and call this very moment the beginning of our brand-new day.

There is something about the sunrise and the first few hours of the morning that make us feel cleansed and rejuvenated, ready to move forward enthusiastically. As the day wears on, we lose some of this dynamic energy and the inspiration it provides. This may be why we look forward to tomorrow as providing the possibility of renewal. Many traditions consider the light of the rising sun to be particularly divine in its origins; this is why so many people in the world face east when performing ritual. We too can cultivate that rising sun energy inside ourselves, carrying it with us to light our way through any time of day or night, drawing on its power to awaken and renew our spirits.

One simple way to do this is to carry an image or a photograph of the rising sun with us in our wallet or purse. We can also post this image on our wall at work or at home, or have it as our screensaver on our computer. When we feel the need to start fresh, we can take a moment to gaze at the image, allowing its light to enter into our hearts. As we do this, we might say out loud or quietly to ourselves, I am ready to let go of the past and start anew. We might visualize anything we want to release leaving us as we exhale, and as we inhale, we can take in the fresh energy of the eastern sun, allowing it to light the way to a brand-new day.