We are now on the other side of September’s eclipses. In considering these eclipses as portals, where have they brought you? What major shift has occurred in the first weeks of September? Are you now ready to move forward unencumbered?
Speaking of moving forward, Mercury turns direct in the wee hours of Thursday morning setting us all back to forward motion.
“You carry in yourself all the obstacles necessary to make your realization perfect. Always you will see that within you the shadow and the light are equal. If you discover a very black hole, a thick shadow, be sure there is somewhere in you a great light. It is up to you to know how to use the one to realize the other”.
~ Sri Aurobindo
Thursday morning also brings us to the Autumnal Equinox when the Sun enters Libra at 10:21 AM EDT. Welcome this shift toward Fall.
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PREDICTABILITY AND RISK
Monday, September 19, 2016:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016:
Tuesday, the Taurus Moon is still with us forming delightful aspects to Pluto, Mercury, Chiron, and the Sun. You should feel steady, relatively unflappable, and solidly connected to your physicality. When the energy of Taurus gets too comfortable (which she is always trying to do), she can often retreat from the world of intellect. However, this evening with Mercury trine Pluto, conversations and communications of all types are empowered. With Mercury still retrograde, the depth of mind does not need to express itself outwardly; you will have an opportunity to that on Friday. Perhaps, your most pressing thoughts can be expressed in written form or simply held in silent meditation.
Do not neglect your meditation practice, as your mind is primed to go into far deeper areas than you may generally find comfort in. Be aware that your communications have far deeper impact than you may expect. Be cautious of what you say, make sure it is kind.
THE END IS IN SIGHT – MERCURY RETROGRADE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016:
By the time we wake on Wednesday morning, the Moon has left that quiet space of Taurus behind for the chatty, talkative sign of Gemini. With an early morning trine to Jupiter, we have much to say. Leave the gossip aside but do find friends for light conversations. The evening hours may bring layers of mystery or confusion and a sense of restriction and discomfort as the Moon squares Neptune and opposes Saturn.
Regardless of what the day brings, remember that this is the final day with Mercury retrograde. Thursday morning will turn that energy around. It will take a few days to get up to speed but the corner will be turned. Begin to make a list of what you have put off and consider what new projects you are ready to undertake.
SUN ENTERS LIBRA – MERCURY TURNS DIRECT
Thursday, September 22, 2016:
The Moon is in Gemini throughout the day encourages curiosity in all things. The Moon in Gemini wants to gather with friends for light conversations and the expiration of light hearted thoughts and ideas.
There are two big items on the agenda for Thursday. First, at 1:31 AM EDT, Mercury turns direct, finally moving forward, following the past 3 weeks of retrograde motion. How has it been for you? Were you able to get a lot of leftover work complete and off the table? Now, you can make a list of new projects to get started on. Mercury has been retrograde since August 30th moving from 29 degrees Virgo to 14 degrees Virgo where she stands today, entering Libra to join the Sun and Jupiter on October 7th.
At 10:21 AM EDT, the Sun leaves analytical Virgo behind to enter into the diplomatic, beauty loving sign of Libra where both Jupiter and Venus welcome him. As he leaves Virgo, the details of our lives become less important than our connections with others. Relationships, diplomacy, balance, and beauty becomes more significant in the coming weeks. We all want to warm our beds with someone special as the cold weather approaches. Showing love and kindness is easier now as we are less concerned with details and more concerned with charm and grace. Enjoy the creation of love and beauty in all things over the coming weeks.
VULNERABILITY – INTEGRITY
Friday, September 23, 2016:
When you awake on Friday morning, the Moon will have moved into sensitive Cancer bringing your attention to the need for emotional connection and security. Take care of your own and each other’s hearts. Understand the depth of sensitivity within each of us. Open your heart to simple connection, understanding, and love.
On Tuesday, while thought-provoking Mercury was still retrograde, Mercury formed a flowing trine aspect to powerful Pluto; now that Mercury has turned direct he forms that aspect one more time. Whatever it was you considered saying on Tuesday, you can now find the words to do so. Take a chance. Go ahead and say what needs to be said. What powerful communication is on your mind, what needs to be expressed outwardly? Putting honest voice to your desires will align your integrity and move you toward greater self-empowerment.
Just before sunrise, the emotional Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to the diplomatic Libra Sun. Your emotional sensitivity may clash with your desire to keep peace and maintain an outward appearance of cooperation and beautiful connections.
With Venus, the planet of beauty, partnership, and our deepest values entering the penetratingly intense sign of Scorpio at 10:50 AM EDT, there is no point in pretending things are other than what they truly are. Venus has been making our relationships, and possibly our financial situations, look good in Libra since August 29th. While Venus is in Scorpio (until October 18th) we must face the darker aspects of love, we must examine any hidden agendas we may have and be clear that we are acting with full integrity in issues of love and money. Allowing a new level of vulnerability with loved ones will support profound connections and a deepening of your desire for love.
OBJECTIVITY AND INTEGRITY
Saturday, September 24, 2016:
All of Saturday is sandwiched between the highly domestic Cancer Moon opposing coercive Pluto at 6:43 AM EDT and squaring defiant Uranus at 9:42 PM EDT. This is a day to pay attention to your connections with family and loved ones. Allow yourself to show love to others without getting caught up in their neediness or your own.
Keeping an objective view on your circumstances and on the circumstances of your loved ones may not be easy but well worth the effort. Don’t allow dependencies to pull you into situations that you know are not healthy options for yourself, and be clear that what you offer to others are healthy options for them.
This is a fine day as long as your integrity is on board and you keep your eyes open and make healthy choices. It won’t be terribly difficult, it just takes keeping your eyes open and being honest with yourself.
HUMOR, GENEROSITY, FUN
Sunday, September 25, 2016:
At 9:49 AM EDT, the Moon, indicator of our emotional nature, enters the expressive creative sign of Leo. Any time the Moon is in Leo, find space in the day for expressive play. Do you have children, grandchildren, or friends whose children you could spend time with? If so, that is a great place to enjoy exuberant, even flamboyant play. If there are no children, find your friends who have the most childlike ability to enjoy life. Find pleasure, don’t hold back, allow yourself to go over the top.
The social Libra Sun is rapidly approaching idealistic Jupiter (they make contact Monday 9/26 at 2:59 AM EDT) suggesting even more energy for expansive pleasure. Don’t let this evening go to waste.
Don’t let your friends waste this opportunity either; get them to join you! Go to a comedy show or dancing, find a way to express humor, optimism, generosity, and fun. The enjoyment of Sunday will spill into next week. Make plans now!
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring 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 are often fleeting moods.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.