The Big Picture
Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, moves into a sign and culls out what needs to be changed. It changes our individual lives and changes mass consciousness. Pluto finally leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius in November 2024, but not before dipping into Aquarius and back into Capricorn several times beginning next March.
Pluto has crossed the position where it was in 1776 and this is why we are seeing so many attempts to uproot democracy and the structures of governments and societies that are now taking place.
There are campaigns for unity, inclusiveness, and kindness. There are campaigns that are skewed away from those very ideas. These final months are sure to be intense. Scrutiny is happening and loyalties are failing.
With Pluto in Capricorn, we are focused on the status quo and that status quo knows on some level that their power is being eroded. It is as if revolution is happening from the top tier of society. Stunning information and falls from grace are sure to happen in these final months until November 2024.
Pluto moving through Aquarius turns the tide, and change will come from the bottom tier. We all just want respect and love. Hopefully, we can find that in our hearts and consciousness so that we can let go of the societal rules and know that we are all one and the same source. We came from there and we are all going back to that same place.
The Sun in Virgo is trine Pluto September 18. Venus and Mercury are trine Pluto September 25/26. These are great days to realize our power and use it wisely. Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus are very empowered now. Use the power wisely.
Saturn and Uranus
Saturn is still moving through Aquarius. Saturn rules Capricorn and Saturn rules structure and rules. Have you noticed that the rule makers (Saturn) want to restrict the mass population ( Aquarius) in many places around the world?
Remember that Uranus is moving through Taurus for the first time since 1935 to 1942. The second New Deal was passed, there was a rise of fascism and there were many supply shortages the last time that Uranus transited Aquarius.
Saturn was square Uranus last year. The last exact aspect between the two planets was December 24, 2021. However, we continue to experience this aspect into November. Saturn is authority and Uranus is the people. We are still experiencing the challenge between the live and let live people of the world and the people who want to make the rules.
This month of September, the Sun and Venus are trine Uranus September 11 and 20 respectively. New and different ways of thriving are emerging. New leaders and new ways of addressing ongoing challenges arise. The Saturn people in our lives will have to adjust. A new normal is slowly emerging. Some of us are on board some are digging in our heels. This is a long process wherein compromise and resolution must prevail.
Mercury Retrograde September 9 to October 2
This speaks for itself in that most of us know that Mercury retrograde says do not start new projects as they will languish on the drawing board. Back up the computers and be ready to clean up messes that you did not realize you made before Mercury went retrograde. We started to feel it August 24.
September opens with Mars in Gemini sextile Jupiter in Aries and Mercury in Libra opposite Jupiter. This rush makes us feel we can do just about anything. Mercury and Jupiter together wave away the small details but those minor pieces of the puzzle are sure to come to haunt when Mercury retrograde is opposite Jupiter September 18. Cover your bases and your butt September 1 and 2 so that you don’t get hit with challenges September 18.
Mercury starts out retrograde in Libra but backs into Virgo September 23 and remains in Virgo until October 10. Libra, Virgo, and Gemini are the signs most affected. Watch your words, and tell the truth, which are both good things to do whether Mercury is retrograde or not.
The Full Moon September 10 at 5:00 am CDT at 17 degrees Pisces
This full Moon is cause for us to feel sensitive and even sad. Empaths beware and ground yourself by wearing a black tourmaline. Listen to your intuition and do activities that nurture yourself. This full Moon is sextile Uranus so we will have aha moments that provide clarity. Let go of guilt and other useless emotions. Pisces is sure to feel very emotional. Cry if you feel so inclined. Then rake in the harvest of your past work and deeds.
Venus moves through Virgo September 4 to 29. Love is practical with Venus in Virgo. Do not expect grand gestures because you are going for loyalty and quiet love that is grounded and practical. Life is not a rom com.
Virgo is sensual and sexy now as are Capricorn and Taurus. This is a good time to buy a luxury item that has a real purpose and will not lose its value.
Venus in Vigo is square Mars September 16. Love and hate are on the same spectrum so this is a time that you may be so mad at someone that really turns you on emotionally and physically. Making up can be so fun.
At the same time, the Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune September 24. Confusion happens. This is not the time to jump to conclusions.
Venus is also trine Uranus, so we want move away from limiting beliefs and patterns. Consider the ways you relate. Leave the patterns you no longer need. They are just thoughts.
September 22 to 24
Sun moves through Libra September 22 to October 23 ushering in a time of balance and harvest.
Mercury backs over the Sun September 22/23 bringing up the imbalances that we try to avoid with Mercury retrograde. These can be busy days handling goofy stuff that is not expected.
Mercury backs into Virgo September 23 wreaking havoc on Virgo. Laugh at Mercury’s antics while you fix your errors.
Remember that Venus is opposite Neptune, causing confusion September 24. This is a general condition for Virgo these days.
The New Moon September 25 4:55 pm CDT at 2 degrees Libra
A key word for Libra is balance. Any new Moon is a new cycle and this lunar cycle is about finding activities in our lives that promote balance. That is probably necessary, since Mercury has been retrograde in Libra September 9 to 23. That balance includes leaving people and relationships that rock us out of kilter. At the same time, Venus and Mercury are harmonious to Pluto, calling for us to claim our power and our balance.
Mars trine Saturn at the same time (exact September 27/28) compels us to organize our thoughts, our lives, the closets, and all that paperwork stuffed in drawers.
Venus moves through Libra September 29 to October 23. Venus rules Libra. Cooperation and diplomacy are important during these days. Love and fairness go hand in hand in the weeks ahead. Find your middle earth and ride the tide of the shift in consciousness. It has been there since the beginning of time, so take advantage of the expansion of life, kindness and compassion.
Next month - Neptune sextile Pluto, a long time staying for the benefit of humanity. But can we survive our delusions?
Mercury Retrograde 2022
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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.