Fall is upon us. The Sun moves into Libra September 22 at 2:21 pm CDT. This is also known as the Autumn Equinox While the Sun moves through Libra until October 22, keep the balance but get off the fence.
Mars and Neptune
Mars in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces September 2. We feel this August 29 to September 5. Mars is action and Neptune likes to dissolve or dilute. This means our actions and plans are hard to accomplish. This is a downer aspect and some of us will suffer disappointments. If you have an important meeting or presentation, you must be prepared and feel confident. This is not the time to feel uncertain when facing a task or a bully.
Remain ethical and do not play around or deal with the ones who are dishonest. Do not let yourself be victimized and use caution around the water. Use caution the morning of September 3 until 11 am CDT and most of September 5 from 9:22 am to 6:06 pm CDT. If you live in another time zone convert to that time.
We get another quick dose of this kind of energy September 13 when the Sun is opposite Neptune. Play uplifting music and stay away from tear jerker movies unless a good cry is what you need.
More on Mars
Mars moves through Libra September 14 to October 30. Mars in Libra is not so great. Libra’s scale is tilted way over to one side. Capricorn and Cancer are looking to get active in new directions but challenges and confrontational people must be addressed in order to make progress. While Mars moves through Libra all of us are considering our options and all while Mercury is retrograde in Libra September 27 to October 18. Times will be screwier than they have recently been. Let’s see who talks out of their hat or through their other end first.
Mar is trine Saturn in Aquarius September 20 to 30 being exact September 25. This is the time to organize teams and take care of correspondence such as thank you notes. Handle other painful but socially necessary tasks.
Here we go again. Turn on scary music.
Mercury is retrograde September 27 to October 18. We begin to feel the shadow around September 7 at the front end and until November 3 once Mercury goes direct.
Back up the computer right now. Expect the usual snafus while Mercury is retrograde. Try to pay attention because goofy little events lurk in those moments that will soon be now. So, in the current moment, plan ahead. Start your engines now, otherwise the projects begun with Mercury retrograde are doomed to delays or failure. People from the past show up for just a little while. Re-balance life while Mercury is retrograde.
More on Mercury
September 4 Mercury is trine Saturn in Aquarius. This is great for organizing thoughts and the junk in the closet. This is also good for solidifying important relationships.
Then on September 20, Mercury is trine Jupiter bringing good news and plans to travel. While you are having coffee today, recite out loud what and whom you are grateful for in life.
Mercury bumps is square Pluto September 22. Arguments and manipulative behaviors cannot help but erupt. The arguing and upsetting news we hear and see around us is more distorted than in the recent past. Check your facts and don’t let others make you mad because your defenses will be down and the giant can take advantage of your emotional state.
Venus in Libra is square Pluto in Capricorn September 5. Relationships, especially those between Capricorn and Libra are intense. Keep the balance and decide to interact in a healthy fashion.
At the same time, we feel Venus pleasantly trine Jupiter. This is so lucky. The love that this aspect embodies may be able to soothe out intense situations from the previous few days. Mars is also trine Pluto which says we can get anything within reason accomplished.
The New Moon
The new Moon occurs in this same time frame on September 6 at 7:52 pm CDT in Virgo at fourteen degrees. The new Moon compels us to initiate better habits for living healthy. Plus, this new Moon is harmoniously angling Uranus in Taurus. This signals that it is easy to adapt to changes that pop up showing us a new path. When that happens, listen to your gut. Many of us will find a cause that leads us to a new destiny during the cycle that begins with this new Moon. Many of us will be surprised that our knowingness is off the chart. Listen to your inner self. The days until the full Moon September 20 are prime for getting plans into action.
The full Moon
Speaking of the Moon, the full Moon occurs September 20 in Pisces at twenty-eight degrees Pisces at 6:55 pm CDT. Mercury in Libra is trine Jupiter in Aquarius at the same time. This full Moon brings help. Humanitarian efforts are happening in abundance. Secrets will come to light in all our lives. Spend time alone and recharge.
Venus moves out of home sign Libra and through Scorpio September 10 until October 7. Venus is not so pretty in Scorpio. This transit can bring up jealous feelings and controlling behavior. If one channels that intensity well these days can be really sexy especially for Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces. The rest of the signs must avoid obsessive behavior. Those who are into the dom scene should air out the leather. This could be a really fun time.
Venus is square Saturn in Aquarius September 16. Love is stressful. Maybe you don’t feel loved so it is a great time to acknowledge that we are lovable. Maintaining loving relationships is work at this time. Luckily, at the same time the Sun is trine Pluto so we do have the guts to step out on the ledge and express what we need and want for ourselves. Money matters can feel problematic also. Hang on to your purse, wallet, or backpack.
Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus September 23. Love and money are subject to changes in status. No, that does not mean you are breaking up, it just means that you need to roll with the tide. It could be a simple as honey is late for the date and when he or she shows up they bring a friend upsetting our romantic intentions. Unexpected expenses happen also. Since Mercury is square Pluto September 22, there could be some jumping to conclusions. Do not listen to those egos thoughts that lead to anger now. Hopefully, the Sun just moving into Libra September 22 can balance out the extreme emotions and experiences we are having now.
We finally get a Venus break September 29 and 30 when Venus is trine Neptune and the Sun trine Saturn. Venus and Neptune are love and bliss. Life seems ideal and with the Sun trine Saturn promises can be made and kept. Still better Venus is square Jupiter brings so much fun and play. Just do not play with the wrong person and do not overspend.
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I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.