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
September opens with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all moving through Virgo forming easy angles to Saturn, Pluto, the South node in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus.
Those same planets will square Jupiter in Sagittarius and oppose Neptune in Pisces. As the planets do this we must temper our enthusiasm until we have all the facts. Otherwise our joy will turn into disappointment.
Once the planets begin to move into Libra at mid month we will have to contend with power struggles and jealousy. Always use the challenging events to become a better person. You will be happier for exercising adult behavior.
Mercury, Mars, and the Sun connect with one another in Virgo September 2-3. This is a powerful energy, Virgo. Many tasks and details must be handled. Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn are able to breeze through the daily routine. The rest of us will not have it so easy.
Mercury is trine Uranus in Taurus September 1. The small details will provide break throughs. Think out of the box.
At the same time Venus trine Saturn September 1 makes us feel comfortable with our commitments. Some of us will actually make a commitment under this aspect. With Venus square Jupiter September 2, you want to be sure you have all the facts before signing on any dotted line figuratively and in actual life. This is especially true since Venus is opposite Neptune September 4. Decisions must be made on facts otherwise disappointment is at the horizon.
Mercury and the Sun trine Saturn September 5 and 6. Get organized and ask advice of someone with more experience than yourself.
Mercury will be square Jupiter September 6 and that is sure to bring inflated egos and optimism. Likewise, the Sun will square Jupiter adding to overboard enthusiasm September 8. Still, at the same time Venus and Mercury are trine Pluto adding passion to our needs and wants and efforts. But then Mercury is opposite Neptune September 7 and so is the Sun September 10. Just when we think we know what we want and that we can get it, we get confused and disappointed.
Mars in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn. This brings organization and expertise from a great advisor. By September 12, though, Mars is square Jupiter. Try to hold off going overboard in any decision or purchase at that time. This is a busy and social time.
Mercury and Venus collide in Virgo while the Sun is trine Pluto in Capricorn September 13. Venus and Mercury allow us to tell others how we feel. We can even be a bit Virgo critical and it will be well received. Talks and connections with powerful people go well. This is one of those days where you can talk your way out of a speeding ticket. I am not suggesting you speed.
The full Moon is September 13 at 11:33 pm CDT in Pisces at 21 degrees. A full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle that began on the new Moon August 30. This full Moon is sure to bring up more secrets of corruption. Pisces is stressed and in the limelight around the full Moon. Emotions will be running high. The best tact is to exercise lots of compassion around this full Moon.
At the same time as the new Moon, Mars in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces. Someone is sure to let us down. Disappointments happen especially if you are Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, or Gemini. And those disappointments could be the reason for your full Moon meltdown.
Mercury moves through Libra September 14 until October 3. Our thoughts turn away from details and efficiency to diplomacy and negotiations. It may be hard to make a decision while Mercury moves through Libra.
Mercury is square Saturn September 22. Difficult conversations take place and those in authority are not so easy to deal with now.
Venus moves into Libra September 14 and is square Saturn in Capricorn September 25. Venus square Saturn creates responsibilities you probably do not want. While Venus is square Saturn we really wonder if a relationship is worthwhile.
Saturn, retrograde in Capricorn since April 29, goes direct September 18. While Saturn was retrograde we have all be reassessing our commitments. Change has been slow especially for Capricorn. The pot on the stove has just been simmering. It’s now time to turn up the gas and make life cook.
Mars still in Virgo is trine Pluto September 19. The direct approach to any challenge or topic goes very well. This is a good time to impress people of power. This bodes especially well for Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus.
Jupiter, direct in Sagittarius, is square Neptune being all sensitive and retrograde in Pisces September 21. Can we have a bad Jupiter transit? I would like to say no because after all, Jupiter brings us help and opportunity. The danger of Jupiter square Neptune is that we do not have realistic expectations. Keep it real and you can imagine yourself into your dreams coming true. This is an optimistic aspect that requires realism. While Jupiter is square Neptune we are seeing people turn away from facts thinking the news is fake. The truth will set in once Jupiter and Neptune are finished with each other in October. During September this aspect will affect women’s issues and rights. Those in power will be bold in their grabs for influence this month. This aspect was last exact January 13 and June 16.
The Sun moves through Libra September 23 until October 23. While the Sun moves through Libra we all try to strike a balance in our lives. Relationships and the stuff that needs to be resolved come up while the Sun transits Libra. Aries must maintain a balance between themselves and others. Capricorn and Cancer are challenged to get off the fence and make necessary changes.
Mercury, now in Libra, is sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius September 24. Life is generally easy especially if you are Libra or Sagittarius. Communication, travel, and long term plans are favored now.
Two days later on September 26, Mercury is square Pluto. There are sure to be wars of words and controlling behavior. We may want to steer clear of Capricorn and Libra around this time. It is not a good day for them.
The New Moon occurs September 28 at 5 degrees Libra at 1:26 pm CDT. This new Moon signals a time for all of us to work on our relationships. Some of us will be resolving issues with someone special. Some of us are working to create new relationships. Venus in Libra sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius is occurring at the time of this new Moon. This is really good for this day and throughout the lunar cycle that begins now. Travel, legal matters, and romance should generally go well as long as we avoid stirring the pot.