Thursday, September 01, 2016


Autumn's not here yet, but the gates have opened! And...they reveal an annular solar eclipse today, in Virgo!

But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.
~Stephen King, ’Salem’s Lot

To the Light of September
By W. S. Merwin

When you are already here
you appear to be only
a name that tells of you
whether you are present or not

and for now it seems as though
you are still summer
still the high familiar
endless summer
yet with a glint
of bronze in the chill mornings
and the late yellow petals
of the mullein fluttering
on the stalks that lean
over their broken
shadows across the cracked ground

but they all know
that you have come
the seed heads of the sage
the whispering birds
with nowhere to hide you
to keep you for later

who fly with them

you who are neither
before nor after
you who arrive
with blue plums
that have fallen through the night

perfect in the dew


mike said...

September is finally here! I'm on my countdown to cooler days...almost there, but probably a month or two away. Never know here in the deep South.

This is a busy month astrologically. Today's solar eclipse, mid-month's lunar eclipse, Mercury retrograde for most of the month, Saturn-Neptune's final square (whew!), Jupiter transitions into Libra, and the solstice. A number of personal planets make aspects to Uranus-Pluto and Saturn-Neptune.

Frank's "September":

A weird (continuing weird!) political start to September, with Trump's visit to Mexico and meeting with President Nieto. I enjoyed this quote from Nexos' editor Esteban Illades:
"To put it mildly, I think it was the biggest humiliation a Mexican president has suffered on his own territory in the last 50 years. He not only managed to make Donald Trump look presidential, which is an incredibly hard thing to do, he managed to forgive Donald Trump even though he didn't actually offer an apology in the first place."

Twilight said...

mike ~ Same here. Some mornings are feeling a tad fresher, but afternoons are still mostly in the 90s here, and humid. A few weeks more to go before all-day freshness. But we're definitely "over the hump" now. YAY!!!

Yes, astro activity will be worth watching, month-long, as related to the political circus - and personal issues.

Thanks for the song - love that one! And the quote about Trump...As my Yorkshire grandma would have said, "if he fell into a pile of shit he'd come out smelling of roses." :-)

mike (again) said...

From Jessica Adams' "Jupiter in Libra 2017"

"... Jeremy Corbyn will lead the new push for peace across the British Isles. Scotland will push back hard against Trident. And this goes beyond nukes and the military into gun control as well. Watch. Bernie Sanders also has Libra placements, like Jeremy Corbyn. Mr. Sanders is coming back in a big way. He will pursue the assault weapons ban for the Democrats. His horoscope tells me that he will also be in a fantastic position to take up a very special role within the new ‘special relationship’ between the United Kingdom and the United States. I wonder if he’ll agree?

... I see a lot of people writing Bernie Sanders off. Big mistake. He is also a Libran type and he is one of the male feminists and peace campaigners who are here to change the world as Jupiter goes through Libra in 2016 and 2017.

The partnership between America and England is an historical fact. This time round, instead of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, or Tony Blair and George W. Bush, we are going to see a stunning example of Jupiter in Libra at work. Everyone is going to be talking about the new Special Relationship between the White House and Downing Street."

Twilight said...

mike (again) ~ Thanks for this - there's some good positive prediction there - hope it materialises - especially with regard to Bernie! I'm so sick, sick sick of reading nasty comments about him, even on websites where commentary was always extremely pro-Bernie.

The "new special relationship UK/USA" is something I've not seen predicted elsewhere. Maybe it could be connected to Brexit d'you think? UK's going to be going through all kinds of hassle for the next few years. If they eventually do exit the EU, as Mrs May promises, maybe the UK will become even closer to the USA than is already the case - that old 51st state joke coming true? No...somehow I don't think so. Bernie as US Ambassador? Hmmmm.

mike (again) said...

Re - Nasty comments about good deed goes unpunished.

Re - The UK - UK and USA are such tight bedfellows already...maybe we're down-sizing to a twin bed...LOL. I've read in several places that Brexit is concerning for the global, financial sector. London is rated first place, followed by the USA:
It may have something to do with a continuation of global control.

Twilight said...

mike (again) ~ Well, money will come into it somewhere, that's for sure!