The Changing Moon this Week
The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days for her to traverse the entire Zodiac. Therefore you can count on her spending nearly two and a half days passing through each sign. Working with the rhythm of the Moon’s passage will help you align with and flow with the cycles and patterns of the Universe. The Moon covers approximately a quarter of the zodiac each week.
Monday: This week, the Moon begins her path in expansive confident Sagittarius. Consider how this encourages your thoughts of new vistas in travel or study.The waxing Moon squares the Sun bringing us to the First Quarter phase. Here we decide on the most appropriate action to take on the metaphorical seed that was planted at last week’s Virgo New Moon.
Tuesday: The Moon leaves the mutability of Sagittarius behind to enter the powerful cardinal realm of Capricorn. As the Moon navigates serious emotions she enjoys a refreshing conversation with Venus in the mid-afternoon. This provides a great time to express serious intent in love, money, or matters of beauty.
Wednesday: The Moon continues through Capricorn enjoying an invigorating conversation with Uranus early in the day. Before bedtime, you can expect to enjoy a dreamy conversation with Neptune. Read poetry, watch a movie, pray or meditate.
Thursday: At 11:22 AM EDT the Moon pushes into Aquarius where emotional needs turn away from self-interest and toward the needs of others. While in cool, freedom-seeking Aquarius we are emotionally invested in inclusive humanitarian endeavors. As a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius opens our eyes to the importance of seeking freedom for the diversity of all human life. Thursday afternoon puts direct physical energy at your disposal when the Moon engages in a happy dance with Mars.
Friday: The Aquarius Moon must navigate the challenging aspect between Saturn and Uranus. The question is simple. Will a humanitarian perspective be able to hold the anxiety that is rampant in check or will it simply fan the flames? This may be a volatile day if we don’t manage to stay out of the fray.
Saturday: The morning begins with the Moon still in the cool intellectually innovative sign of Aquarius. Early in the morning the Moon conjunct Jupiter suggesting an optimistic and even joyful start to the day. At 4:23 PM EDT, the Moon slips into Pisces bringing a passive dreamy tone to Saturday night.
Sunday: The week comes to a close with the Moon in the vague, sentimental, and mystical sign of Pisces. At 10:26 AM EDT, this dreamy Moon engages in a flowing connection with beautiful Venus. This is a wonderful day for artists or others who are engaged in unconditional love or expressions of beauty.
Monday, September 13, 2021
CONFIDENCE & ENTHUSIASM
The week begins with the Sagittarius Moon reaching a challenging square aspect to the Sun at 4:40 PM EDT. This is the First Quarter Moon phase suggesting the importance of taking a step toward the goal you initiated at the Virgo New Moon last week. It may not be easy but if you are paying attention you have a good idea of the step to take.
Move forward with the confidence, expectation, and enthusiasm of Sagittarius. Look for a brighter future ahead as you make plans to begin or renew a study or world travel that will expand your mind.
This is a good time to develop your understanding of other cultures and folks who have viewpoints unlike your own. Open your mind far beyond the boundaries you previously thought you needed to remain for safety’s sake.
As the day progresses we reach a difficult square aspect between Mercury and Neptune at 5:34 PM EDT. Mercury governs mental processing, communication, and logic. Neptune governs dreams, imagination, and intuition. With a challenging aspect, this can leave you feeling confused or dreamy. Follow your intuition or imagination, take time to meditate, or simply daydream.
At 9:38 PM EDT, the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Jupiter. Dream big. Travel to faraway places in your mind as you consider all that is incomprehensible about others.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
AN UNFOCUSED GAZE
Early this morning the Sun opposes dreamy unrealistic Neptune. The influence of this will be with us for several days. You may feel less connected to reality than usual with your perceptions being a bit distorted or unclear. Understanding that things are not as they appear to be can help you to accept that your confusion is temporary and will pass in a few days. Don’t make important decisions or commitments at this time. You simply will not have the information you need to move forward. It is also common to have low energy during this transit. Stay away from alcohol and other methods of escape, it will only deepen the confusion. Focus on your spiritual practice, creativity, music, nature, yoga, writing, or watching movies. This can be a pleasant aspect if you can approach it with the beauty of an unfocused gaze.
At 7:35 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the mutability of Sagittarius behind to enter the more powerful cardinal realm of Capricorn. As the Moon navigates serious emotions she enjoys a refreshing conversation with Venus mid-afternoon. This provides a great time to express serious intent in love or matters of money and beauty.
At 8:13 PM EDT Mars, the planet of drive and determination enters Libra. Mars is not happy to be here and doesn’t want to be as polite and charming as he is expected to be in Venus’ territory of Libra. Mars will remain in Libra until October 30th during which time he will use politeness and charm as a means to an end. You may notice yourself or others being more passive-aggressive than necessary. It can be difficult to be direct and upfront about your needs during this time.
_The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 6:57 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 7:35 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
SERIOUS FOCUS ON PERSONAL GOALS
As the Moon travels through Capricorn do your best to create order, structure, and practical stability in your environment. Create a solid base to support any goals you are currently focused on. Logic, wisdom, and practicality hold the keys to taking action today. The Capricorn Moon keeps you focused on serious effort and accomplishment.
Plan to get a lot done today. Don’t underestimate the deep satisfaction of significant effort and accomplishment. Trivial issues will only annoy you so don’t waste your time. Spend the bulk of the day focused on ambitions, serious projects, and personal goals.
With the Moon forming a lovely trine to Uranus at 8:31 AM EDT, consider unexpected and unusual perspectives. Do your best to approach surprising, unusual, or even shocking information from a mature perspective. Take everything into consideration.
Before bedtime, the seriousness of the Capricorn Moon encounters a dreamy conversation with Neptune. Read poetry, watch a movie, pray or meditate before sleep calls to you.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
FACE LONG-BURIED TRAUMA
The solitary nature of the Capricorn Moon remains in effect until the Moon enters Aquarius at 11:22 AM EDT. You will still focus on serious issues but you will feel much less interested in solitary efforts. When the Moon is in Aquarius you want to join with others in finding innovative solutions to long-term issues. Your emotions hold a cool intellectual focus as they connect you to humanitarian endeavors. Emotional needs turn away from self-interest and toward the needs of others. While in cool, freedom-seeking Aquarius you are emotionally invested in inclusive humanitarian endeavors. As a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius opens your eyes to the importance of seeking freedom for the diversity of all human life.
At 9:52 PM EDT, the Sun forms a trine aspect to the Sun. This is a transit of personal empowerment and magnetism. This is a great time to research your options, did into the dark corners to find the gold hidden within, and remove barriers to your personal power. This is a time when power shows itself, secrets are revealed, and you may get the answers you have been waiting for. Don’t be afraid to face a long-buried trauma, you can look in its eye and understand something that empowers you. Move beyond what has held you hostage and kept you from fulfillment.
_The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 1:39 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 11:22 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Friday, September 17, 2021
STAY OUT OF THE FRAY
Although the Moon continues through innovative Aquarius, there are a few things getting in our way. The Moon itself must navigate the challenging aspect between Saturn and Uranus today. The question is simple. Will a humanitarian perspective be able to hold the anxiety that is rampant in check or will it simply fan the flames? This may be a volatile day if we don’t manage to stay out of the fray.
Also, in the wee hours of the morning, Venus forms a challenging square aspect to Saturn. This can leave us feeling more inhibited than usual and overly concerned with what others think. This inner discomfort and concern can easily lead to misunderstandings. It is best to work alone and keep yourself focused on your personal work and goals.
Movement forward regarding love, finances, or creativity may feel hindered or thwarted in some manner. Don’t blame anyone. Simply wait. In a day or so this blockage will step aside and you’ll be able to move forward more easily. Spend the day managing practical and solitary projects of long-term importance.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
A JOYFUL START TO THE DAY
The morning begins with the Moon still in the cool intellectually innovative sign of Aquarius. Early in the morning the Moon conjunct Jupiter suggesting an optimistic and even joyful start to the day. While the Moon is still in consider how to release patterns that have kept you stuck or held you back. On an emotional level, you understand the necessity for innovative and unusual ideas to support a better future for yourself and others. Gather with like-minded folks to develop ideas for a better tomorrow.
At 4:23 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces asking you to reconnect with your deepest spiritual center. Pisces is a Mutable Water sign, highly sensitive, adaptable, and rather elusive. While the Moon moves through Pisces it is best to release expectations of yourself and others. Go with the flow. You may find that you are in a bit of a fog emotionally. Enjoy that sense of floating. It is only a problem if you have expectations of accomplishment or rational understanding. Spend the evening listening to music, reading poetry, creating art, or meditating.
_The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 5:15 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 4:23 PM EDT This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Sunday, September 19, 2021
PROFOUND SENSITIVITY & COMPASSION
The Mutable Water sign of Pisces is highlighted today as the Moon makes a deep-dive through this mystical sign. This is a day to focus on those things that bring you to intangible depths of sensitivity and compassion. Make any adjustments necessary that will enable you to answer the call of your imagination. Let yourself dive deeply into dreams without limits today. Immerse yourself in your most profound deep-seated sensitivities.
At 10:26 AM EDT, this dreamy Moon engages in a flowing connection with beautiful Venus. This is a wonderful day for artists or others who are engaged in the creation of unconditional love or expressions of beauty. Your experience of empathy toward others can be overwhelming today. This makes it important to strengthen your personal boundaries and not take on emotional issues that are not yours to manage.
The true learning that comes with Pisces is compassion. In embracing our own suffering we learn compassion for the human suffering of others.
In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.