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Episode 200 | The Libra Equinox and Our 200th Episode!

Episode 200 | The Libra Equinox and Our 200th Episode!

This week: The winners of the Podathon drawing are announced, and we celebrate a major milestone here at Big Sky Astrology Podcast – our 200th episode! The Sun goes along for the ride with Neptune and is recognized by Pluto; the Sagittarius First Quarter Moon offers another crack at our New Year’s resolutions; the Sun reaches its Libra equinox; and a listener asks about the South Node sharing sign or house with other planets. Plus: A podcasting bat signal, forests and trees, and doing your own laundry!

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[0:55] Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all who donated to this year’s Big Sky Astrology Podathon! And the winners of this year’s drawing are announced!

[3:30] Revisit Episode 100 (shout out to former co-host Jen Braun)!

[4:54] The Sun opposes Neptune on Sep. 19 (4:17 AM PDT) at 26º16’ Virgo-Pisces. The Sabian symbol for the Sun is 27 Virgo, Grand dames at tea. The symbol for 27 Pisces is A Harvest Moon. Go along for the ride and see what treasures wash up to the shore for you to enjoy.

[7:06] The Sun trines Pluto on Sep. 20 (10:21 PM PDT) at 27º59’ Virgo-Capricorn. The Sabian symbol for the Sun is 28 Virgo, A bald headed man who has seized power.  This is a time when, if we have been doing our best work, we actually get recognized for it.

[8:33] The Sagittarius First Quarter Moon (Sep. 22, 12:32 PM PDT, 29º32’ Sagittarius) is on the Sabian symbol 30 Sagittarius, The Pope. Take a leap of faith!

[9:19] This is the First Quarter in a Lunar Phase Family Cycle that began at the Dec. 23, 2022 New Moon (1º32’ Capricorn). The other critical moments in this Lunar Phase Family Cycle are the Full Moon on June 21, 2024 (1º07’ Capricorn) and the Last Quarter Phase on March 22, 2025 (2º05’ Capricorn).

[12:16] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon Periods. On Sep. 20 (at 3:21 AM PDT), the Moon in Scorpio sextiles Pluto. It’s VOC for a little under four hours before it enters Sagittarius (7:06 AM PDT). Control your emotions to achieve greater empowerment.

[13:39] On Sep. 22, the Moon in Sagittarius squares the Sun in Virgo (12:32 PM PDT), aka our First Quarter Moon. It’s VOC for just a little under one hour and then enters Capricorn (1:20 PM PDT). Avoid getting so caught up in details that you miss the big picture.

[14:46] On Sep. 24, the Moon in Capricorn conjoins Pluto (1:05 PM PDT). It’s VOC for about 3 ½ hours and then enters Aquarius (4:29 PM PDT). Excellent time for changing all kinds of habits.

[16:25] The Sun reaches its Libra Equinox on Sep. 22 (11:50 PM PDT). This marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

[17:16] The Aries equinox is like the “New Moon” phase of the year; the Cancer solstice the First Quarter Phase; the Libra equinox the Full Moon, and the Capricorn solstice the Last Quarter Phase.

[17:49] Libra is also the sign of relationships and others will often reflect our own issues.

[18:49] An anonymous friend asks about how to interpret the South Node with other planets or points in a chart. (For more on the nodes, check out the listener question segment in Episode 188.)

[23:42] If you’d like to have your question answered on a future episode, leave a message of one minute or less at or email april(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com; put “Podcast Question” in the subject line.

[24:17] If you like what you’re hearing, please subscribe, follow, like and share! This episode is brought to you by new donor Kathleen Joseph, and Henrietta Winston, who has donated to every single Podathon!

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Writing and images © 2019-23 by April Elliott Kent

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