To Survivors

The recent events on the Texas Gulf Coast including Houston and Rockport are shocking and devastating, needless to say. Pluto in Capricorn has brought destruction to so many of us since 2008 but that destruction leaves us with opportunities to rebuild our lives better once we get past the grief and loss. These words are easy to write and say, but the actual process is monumental. We can all rebuild over and over because we are resilient beings.

My heart goes out to each and every person on the planet who has suffered loss. As a native Houstonian I have seen that city grow and change for sixty plus years. I know you will come back bigger and bolder and better than before. My thoughts and support are with you daily.

Robert

September 2017

The best news of the month is that Mercury goes direct September 5. There is that little thing called the shadow of Mercury retrograde which means we can have weird stuff still happening until Mercury gets back to the point where it first went retrograde. That lasts until September 19. Generally speaking, we will all be able to sing and dance once Mercury goes direct as all the items that went astray now fall back into place. Right as Mercury is getting to that point he is opposite Neptune September 19. Mixed messages and confusion are sure to occur at that time especially for Virgo and Pisces.

Speaking of
Mercury retrograde, this tricky planet backs over Mars in Leo September 3. This is sure to bring up arguments and smoke coming out of some of our ears at that time. This is especially true for Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus.

Once
Mercury is direct he crosses Mars again in Leo September 16. This brings about the same results as September 3 though the troublemakers will be more aggressive than passive in their methods used to irritate us.

Once
Mercury has gone direct he moves into Virgo September 9 and transits Virgo until September 29. While Mercury moves through Virgo our communications will be all about facts and figures. Details will take precedence and some of us will get a bit strung out if we lose control of the small stuff that makes us sweat.

Mars moves through Virgo September 5 - October 22. Virgo is diligent and Mars has an agenda so many of us will be working hard to accomplish tasks. Doing a good job will be satisfaction in and of itself.

Mars in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces September 24. This aspect can bring disappointment as our expectations are dashed. Stay calm and don't do anything that could cause loss of face or embarrassment. Avoid schemes that rip you off. If it seems to good to be true then it is not true. No, that person you met once is not in love with you. Don't send money to them in a foreign country. The same can happen but where intimate relationships are concerned when Venus is opposite Neptune September 29.

Right before
Mars hits Virgo this confident planet is trine (120 degrees) Uranus in Aries which is ruled by Mars September 5. Risks generally should pay off especially for Aries and Leo. Many of us will take the lead easily and be able to do what needs to be done at this time.

Jupiter in Libra is opposite Uranus in Aries September 28. This long term aspect occurred December 26, 2016 and on March 2, 2017. During this time we have collectively and individually worked to free ourselves of limitations in our lives and our cultures. Many of us have worked to free ourselves of relationship that don't work, jobs that are unfulfilling, and even familial connections that are not supportive to name a few. On a collective level this aspect has compelled many of us to further distance ourselves from hate and racism. From the other side of that issue others have attempted to free themselves of the progress that the rest of the world is demanding. Whatever your situation, you will be wanting a new sense of freedom that began late last year.

Venus in Leo trips over the Jupiter/Uranus opposition as she sextiles Jupiter September 15 and trines Uranus September 18. These aspects bring a positive spin to Jupiter and Uranus as we travel and socialize and can make peace with our differences and move into a place of understanding one another. Maybe the enemies of the world should go have a mani/pedi and lunch to talk it over.

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn since April 20 goes direct September 29. While Pluto is retrograde we have the ability to regenerate our health, our lives, our attitudes, and awareness. Pluto direct takes us out of introspection an into outward action. Its time to pull the dragons out of the cave and take some action.

The
Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces September 5. Virgo and Pisces and really all of us need to be clear in our communication and intentions so that we don't give off the wrong impression.

The
full Moon occurs on September 6 at 2:03 am at thirteen degrees Pisces. Situations in our lives and in the world come to a peak of resolution. Now is the time to finish projects and come to terms with others so that we can move on in our lives. Many of us, especially Aries, will need time alone to recuperate for one reason or another. If you have a secret, guard it well now as that which is hidden will seek the light.

The
Sun in Virgo is trine Pluto still retrograde on September 9. This is a time to clear away any issue or stuff of life that you no longer need. Get to the bottom of dilemmas now and don't stop until you get answers. This is a great time for Taurus born in the middle of this sign to lay ground work for financial success. We feel similar affects when Mercury in Virgo is trine Pluto September 22.

When the
Sun in Virgo is square Saturn in Sagittarius September 13 we feel limited by circumstances and people of power who are uncooperative. Make note of those people and don't call them back when you are famous and they want something from you. Otherwise, deal with limiting situations by taking an alternate route. We have very similar experiences when Mercury in Virgo is square Saturn September 25.

Venus in Leo is trine Saturn in Sagittarius September 12. This very stable aspect is great for making financial decisions and solidifying relationships of all sorts. Those of us that make commitments now will not regret the decision.

Venus moves through Virgo September 19 - October14. While Venus moves through Virgo, we are logical about love and relationships. Our purchases and expressions of love are sensible. Virgo is extra sexy in a simple and uncomplicated way while Taurus and Capricorn look extra hot in that business attire.

The
new Moon occurs September 20 at twenty-seven degrees Virgo at 12:30 am. The new Moon in Virgo compels us to begin new health and beauty regimens. In the days until the next full Moon, October 5, we will want to initiate more efficiency in our lives. Tidy up your space and get rid of the clutter. Examine data without emotion and figure the best way to move forward in your work.

The
Sun moves through Libra September 22 - October 23. September 22 is the first day of fall. The Sun does not do great in Libra so we are all wise to walk the way of Libra and seek balance during these days. It might be a bit uncomfortable on that fence so do try to make a decision while the Sun moves through Libra.

Check the ASTROLOGY TERMS page below to understand the terms I use in WITS