Equinox Arrives September 22: Are You Ready?

Libra Glyph

Each astrological sign has two major symbols: an animal, person, or object that indicates key qualities or strengths as well as a glyph or written symbol that hints at deeper meanings. Libra’s glyph portrays a horizon line with setting Sun. Libra Glyph, watercolor on paper, © Anne Nordhaus-Bike.

The Sun enters Libra this Monday, September 22, at 9:30 p.m. CDT (Tuesday, September 23, at 2:30 a.m. GMT). This annual event brings one of the year’s two equinoxes, when day and night are of equal length; like the solstices in June and December, the equinoxes offer turning points and powerful energies that usher in new seasons.

In the northern hemisphere, Libra time brings autumn, while in the southern hemisphere it brings springtime. Regardless of which season we experience, Libra’s energies offer a beautiful stillness so we can reflect on the first half of the astrological year as we prepare for the next two seasons.

Make the Most of This Opportunity

Follow the Sun astrology book

If you have a copy of Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, look through the signs Aries through Virgo as you reflect on the first half of your astrological year.

You can make the most of this opportunity by setting aside time at the equinox to look back on the astrological year that began March 20. How have you expressed each astrological energy, as the Sun made its way through Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo? Look back over your calendar or journal to see what has happened in your life over the past six months and how you handled it. Consider the people in your life born under these first six signs: how have they expressed their signs? Have you helped them bring out their best this year?

If you have a copy of Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, glance through the signs Aries through Virgo as you reflect on the first half of your astrological year. Once the Sun enters Libra, enjoy the Libra chapter (including the special “famous figure from history” biography for this sign) so you’re ready to Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Home and Inner Life: Virgo and Latest WGN Radio Astrology Podcast

Anne Nordhaus-Bike Astrology on WGN Radio

Anne returned to Frank Fontana’s top-rated show on WGN Radio on August 23 to share how astrology–especially Virgo’s energy–can help us get rid of clutter.

Has your house or your life gotten a bit cluttered over the summer? Do you feel the urge to clean up and clear out these days? If so, you’re right on schedule with current astrology.

Find out why and what you can do to clean up your life and your home with the podcast from WGN Radio’s “Design Dude” show from Saturday, August 23. During the show, host Frank Fontana welcomed Anne to talk about current astrology and how to use Virgo energy to improve your life and straighten up your home.

“The kids are going back to school, the house is a mess,” Fontana said during the show. “In talking with lots of parents, it seems like there’s a big, cluttered block going on. Life has been crazy Continue reading

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Clutter in Your Home, Clutter in Your Soul: How to Clean It Out, WGN Radio 8/23

Anne Nordhaus-Bike Astrology on WGN Radio: use Virgo to clear clutter.

Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s top-rated show on WGN Radio on August 23. Anne and Frank will talk about how astrology–especially Virgo’s energy–can help us get rid of clutter.

Clutter in your home may reflect clutter you’re holding onto in your inner life. Get tips on how to get rid of the “Clutter in Your Home, Clutter in Your Soul” this Saturday, August 23, when Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s “Design Dude” show on WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago.

“The current astrology indicates this is a great time to work on clearing out clutter on all planes,” Anne explained. “The Sun leaves playful, creative Leo and enters detail-oriented, neatness-loving Virgo this Friday, August 22, at 11:47 p.m. CDT. That’s just hours before our show on WGN Radio, so we’re ‘right on time’ for talking about Continue reading

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Astrology Workshop-Virgo and Our Quest for Perfection

astrology workshop-virgo Aug. 24: Virgo watercolor by Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Not just for Virgos! Even if you’re not a Virgo, you need to know about this perfectionistic sign. You have it (and all the zodiac signs) somewhere in your chart, and you’ve probably known Virgos and wondered how you could relate better to this earthy yet intellectual sign. Join Anne August 24 for her astrology workshop-Virgo and Our Quest for Perfection-to find out how to make the most of this sign in your chart—and how to get along better with all the Virgos in your life. Virgo, watercolor on paper, © Anne Nordhaus-Bike: Click the Virgo image here for cards and posters for Virgo.

Join Anne for her upcoming astrology workshop-Virgo and Our Quest for Perfection. It will be held Sunday, August 24, at 1 p.m. at Nefertiti Lodge, 5083 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago.

Not Just For Virgos

Even if you’re not a Virgo, you need to know at least a bit about this perfectionistic sign. You have this sign (and all the zodiac signs) somewhere in your chart, and you’ve probably known at least one Virgo and wondered how you could relate better to the people born under this earthy yet intellectual sign. Join Anne August 24 to find out how to make the most of this sign in your chart—and how to get along better with all the Virgos in your life.

Astrology Workshop-Virgo and Our Quest for Perfection to Offer Tips, Special Meditation

This workshop will cover how everyone can take advantage of the Sun’s time in Virgo each year to make more rapid spiritual progress. It will include a guided visualization as well as practical Continue reading

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Moon and Sun watercolor just released

Moon and Sun watercolor © Anne Nordhaus-Bike

ANB Communications has just released Anne’s Moon and Sun watercolor painting as cards and posters, to coincide with this year’s current shift from lunar Cancer to solar Leo. Moon and Sun, watercolor on paper. © Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike. All rights reserved.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO OUR READERS: As regular readers of our blog and newsletter are aware, this month’s astrology is bringing us a larger than usual shift from Cancer to Leo because the planet Jupiter has just ended its one-year tour of Cancer and entered Leo for a 13-month stay. Jupiter’s change of signs came July 16, just before the Sun’s annual shift out of Cancer and into Leo, which will occur on July 22. The last time Jupiter and the Sun both moved into Leo so close on each other’s heels was 1931, when they entered Leo just six days apart. So we have the best opportunity we’ve had in 83 years to experience the combination of solar and lunar cycles and energies and really feel what this means for us, both personally and in the world at large.

Anne’s Moon and Sun watercolor painting symbolizes this annual solar shift as well as the essence of astrology and our spiritual purpose. For these reasons, we have decided to release this painting to the public by making it available as cards and posters through our online fine arts store. Having your own copy of this image can help you bring astrology into your daily life while giving you a powerful tool for meditation. Read on to learn more about the deep meaning and mystical significance behind this beautiful work of art.

Moon and Sun watercolor “the essence of astrology”

Moon and Sun watercolor card © Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Moon and Sun cards come in three sizes: 5.6 by 4 inches, 7 by 5 inches, and 11 by 8.5 inches.

This watercolor depicts the essence of astrology in a single, simple symbol. Painted in watercolor on pristine, cold-pressed paper, it sums up key astrological and spiritual concepts and offers a living symbol of our true purpose.

At left sits the tranquil, silver Moon against a swirling, dark blue sky, and at right sits the vibrant, golden Sun against a clear, light blue sky. In astrology, the two most important heavenly bodies are the Sun and the Moon. Also called the luminaries, they Continue reading

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Astrology July 2014: Out of Darkness, Into Light

Moon and Sun watercolor © Anne Nordhaus-Bike

The Moon rules Cancer and is associated with night, while the Sun rules Leo and is associated with day. This month, we will experience the annual shift in emphasis from Cancer to Leo and from night to day in a dramatic way because giant Jupiter also is moving from Cancer into Leo, where it will travel for 13 months. Moon and Sun watercolor © Anne Nordhaus-Bike.

Have you felt extra emotional or anxious since the Solstice on June 21? Have issues or feelings from the past surfaced in your life or in the lives of your family and friends? Do you have a sense that something is shifting both within yourself and in the outside world?

If so, you are feeling the annual effects of the Sun’s movement through the astrological sign Cancer, which is ruled by the tender, changeable Moon and is associated with night. Yet this year’s Cancer time brings us something more: as of Saturday, July 12, we will enter an energetic tunnel for the next two weeks that will help us move “out of darkness, into light” as we make our way from Cancer to Leo.

So if you’ve been feeling depleted or tired and wondering when spirits will brighten and things will change for the better, know that Continue reading

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