Autumnal Equinox & Jupiter in Scorpio: Dancing with Transformation
Written by Elizabeth C. Wilson

Twice a year there are times when the length of day and night are of equal duration. These equinox times have been recorded globally throughout centuries and tallied by many civilizations as important markers of the changing of Seasons and passages of time, personally, religiously and culturally. Current and ancient astrological and archeo-astronomy sites, such as Stonehenge, detail equinox passages of the Sun crossing the Celestial Equator marking the time where the Sun rises directly in the East, and sets due in the West.  Locally, here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox is at 4:02 pm on September 22, 2017. This passage coincides with the Sun moving from one Sun sign, Virgo to Libra. We can use the Virgo Sun traits of taking stock of life, symbolized by the earth energies and Harvest for preparation ahead, and then use them in re/balancing with the Libra Sun energies, symbolized by the Scales. When we seek our own cultivation and balance, it radiates out as the many changes unfold within and around us.

This Equinox opens the Gateway for change as the Autumnal Equinox also contains a Scorpio Moon. Later, within a month, Jupiter moves into regenerative Scorpio, the Transformer, where it remains for over a year during October 10, 2017 – November 8, 2018. As Scorpio represents the Phoenix coming forth from the flames, we too, evaluate what we want, need to change and then re/create. Scorpio transits are times of mystery, research, transformative illumination, and regeneration for one and all, as we balance, choose and shift–Enjoy!