Just the dailies this week as I head to a long weekend of camping by a beautiful lake in Northern New England. The loons, eagles, and owls call me.

Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A consultation will help you understand your personal circumstances. 

A POSITIVE RESULT – Monday, September 14, 2020

Today’s Leo Moon encourages you to express yourself with playfulness and generosity as we begin the week.

Applaud someone who is doing their best to show their most authentic self. Spend time with children who can show you the simplicity of play. Take time away from the fear and anxiety that is currently stalking us all.

The past weekend may have had its share of bumps in the road so it may surprise you how good you feel today. As the day progresses you feel more confident in a sense of empowerment and ease.

The aspect that you have felt building throughout the day is exact at 7:09 PM EDT. The Sun in Virgo forms a flowing trine aspect to Pluto. This is a positive aspect, allowing Pluto to add an element of recognition and empowerment to the day. You can expect to see a powerful and positive result of a decision or clarity that occurred on or around July 15th.

OPEN YOUR EYES TO WHAT’S IMPORTANT – Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Today begins on the playful note of the Leo Moon. Put on your most colorful clothes and your brightest lipstick. We all need the fun, self-confidence, and self-expression that Leo offers.

At 11:29 AM EDT, Venus the planet of love and resources forms a square aspect to Uranus the planet of innovation and unexpected change. The cycle between Venus and Uranus began in early March. At that time we each had to plant a seed of awakening to our deepest values.

This has certainly been a theme over these past months as we have worked hard to understand what is of grave importance. Here, at the First Quarter Square between these planets, you are being asked to change direction or do something new to support what began in March. Think carefully about this and you will know what is being asked of you. Take an action that supports your deepest held values.

At 2:38 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the fun sign of Leo behind and enters Virgo. Your emotional needs become more practical, less showy, and kinder.

***The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 11:10 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 2:38 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

DISCERNING WHAT IS TRUE – Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Yesterday the Moon entered Virgo, beginning her path through the Dark to reach the New Moon just at dawn (in eastern time) tomorrow morning. In the Dark of the Moon, we need quiet time alone in contemplation.

As the Moon approaches the conjunction with the Sun (New Moon) she forms trine aspects to Uranus and Jupiter, forming a Grand Trine in Earth today. The Moon also opposes Neptune illuminating the disorientation of our times. Look for the practical energy that will help you counter the confusion of Neptune.

Deep and deliberate inner reflection will help you discern between what is real and what is false. Reaching into the outer world for information will only deepen the sense of discombobulation. Go inward. Your heart knows the truth and the path to follow.

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Today’s Virgo New Moon follows on the heels of an early morning square aspect between Mercury and Jupiter at 6:34 AM EDT. This begins the day with big conversations and expansive ideas. Listen to what is being said. If you took yesterday’s advice to go inward for self-contemplation it will be far easier for you to understand what you hear this morning. If not, slow down and take it all with a grain of salt. Think for yourself, don’t believe everything you hear.

Each month the New Moon begins another cycle and is an important time to approach with a renewed sense of purpose. Step on a new path with this month’s New Moon Ritual. See the ritual below.

At 2:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra. When the Moon is in Libra we become more concerned with beauty and diplomacy than the practical issues we’ve been dealing with over the past few days.

At 5:36 PM EDT, the Sun forms a trine aspect to Saturn. This is a flow of steady stabilizing energy that should lead to a pleasant evening for mature love and connection.


Don’t let it’s simplicity obscure the significance and power of this very elementary ritual. First, write down what you’d like to grow over the next 6 months and develop over the coming month.

The Virgo New Moon suggests an appropriate time to plant a seed of adaptation, practicality, and a discriminating mind. These qualities are so significant in these challenging times as we seek ways to understand what is happening in the world around us.

Plant a metaphorical seed that resonates with your heart and your current circumstance. Look to the house that holds Virgo for further understanding.

Have two candles available. Light the first to represent where you find yourself today. Light the second candle as inspiration for the growth you hope to see during this cycle. As you light each candle, imagine drawing practical, analytical thinking to yourself as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day for two weeks.

At the Full Moon on October 1, bring the two candles together, acknowledging your progress. Notice where your heart is finding a safe and practical place to stand.

The energy you infuse into this cycle will continue to grow over the next six months, where it will be fully illuminated at the Virgo Full Moon on February 27, 2021.

***The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 7:42 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 2:55 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, AND BEAUTY – Friday, September 18, 2020

Focus on your partners, lovers, and friends today. When the Moon is in Libra you want to connect, find common ground, and be on an equal footing with others. Understanding how much you learn about yourself through the reflection of relationships will give you a new perspective on the difficulties you encounter with friends and loved ones.

The Moon passes through Libra today putting diplomacy and social graces in the limelight. You will be more willing than usual to adapt to the needs of others, or at least meet them halfway.

Spend as much time today as possible creating beauty in your surroundings. You are not looking for a neat and tidy environment so much as beauty, wide swaths of color, and texture that allow you to experience your surroundings in a new way.

SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THIS – Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Moon continues through Libra, the sign of beauty and social graces this morning. However, there are complications as she forms challenging square aspects to the ruffians in Capricorn (Pluto & Saturn). Adding to the difficulties of today she also opposes Mars (retrograde).

This is no easy place for the Moon in the peacemaker sign (Libra) to be. In Libra, she wants peaceful pleasures but the authoritative teacher (Saturn) and the empowered transformer (Pluto) have other ideas. This could lead to a battle that Libra doesn’t have the stomach for. Mars gets into the action as well, pushing hard and demanding his due.

Basically, if things feel difficult with people around you, go off on your own. Let your loved ones know ahead of time that time alone might be needed. Do so kindly.

We don’t often think of the Moon entering Scorpio as being a relief but when she does so at 2:32 PM EDT, you may well experience it as such. At least it makes sense now to go inward and you won’t feel so much like you are battling against yourself. Be kind to yourself and others today. It is not an easy one.

***The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 10:29 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 2:32 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

PAY ATTENTION – Sunday, September 20, 2020

You can expect an easier day today even with the Moon in the intensely deep emotional sign of Scorpio. Deep emotions hold the limelight, doing the work they ask of you will empower you.

Spend the day alone or with others who can respect the need for silence. The very last thing you want is superficiality or small talk. You will prefer to be alone than with those who know no other way to converse.

You may feel private or even secretive as you manage your deep emotions today. You may feel connected to old stories, intimacies, and long ago passions. Explore your inner darkness but please stop short of brooding. Pay attention, notice, and uplift those who exhibit signs of suffering.

* 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. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

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.