The coming week is a transitional week, the last of Summer. The Sun shines in Virgo for one more week before it ingresses into Libra, marking the beginning of autumn, the last quarter of the year. Saturn stations and turns direct, thus amplifying the symbolism of taskmaster planet: hard work, accomplishment, responsibility, and limitation. Jupiter squares Neptune for the third and last time, highlighting an expansion of creativity, beauty, and vision, as well as drawing attention to collective cultural issues such as the plight of immigrants and the opioid crisis.
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On Sunday and Monday the Moon is in Aries, one of the four cardinal signs that makes a strong, challenging aspect with Saturn and Pluto. Each week we are pushed by this alignment. If we are not in step with the demands of this energy, it can feel harsh. It is best to lean in, get to work, and make the changes that need to happen. On Sunday the Moon squares Saturn. Use the planetary energy still in Virgo, combined with the Moon-Saturn square, to tackle a big clean-up project.
Monday the Moon squares Pluto, packing an even more powerful punch. Although the Moon is void of course all day, the industrious energy of yesterday continues. By nightfall, look back at all you have accomplished the last two days with this cosmic push of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
The fixed earth Taurus Moon highlights all things sensual on Tuesday. We can get a lot accomplished at a steady pace. However, expect the unexpected due to a Moon-Uranus conjunction. Neptune opposes the Sun, drawing us into the big picture. Tuesday calls us to make our lives more beautifully and artfully. A Venus-Chiron conjunction draws us into aspects of relationship we want heal, or better understand and express. Tuesday is a glorious day with divine possibilities.
Saturn stations, turning direct in motion, on Wednesday, after being retrograde for nearly five months. When a planet stations, its symbolic energy is amplified, in this case responsibility, structure, and accomplishment. Saturn now moves toward its third and final conjunction with the South Node on September 27, a karmic alignment. Saturn now heads toward its powerful conjunction with Pluto on January 12, 2020. The grounded, determined Moon in Taurus makes a Grand Earth Trine with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and Mars in Virgo. These alignments make for an extremely powerful day for work, for planning, and for moving things forward. Wednesday is the day after what would have been Apollo 13 Astronaut Edgar’s Mitchell’s 89th birthday, September 17, 1930. The power of this day is similar to a launch to the Moon, requiring enormous energy for lift-off, precision, planning, determination, and skill. This is a day to shoot for the Moon and direct your talents and energies in ways that count.
Thursday is yet another powerful, day, open to intention and accomplishment. The Sun and Moon are in a benefic trine aspect, as are Mars and Pluto. Saturn is still strong, stationary direct, and just now moving forward. The Moon is void of course until 1:58 p.m. PDT when it moves into curious Gemini. Engage in a social evening with intentional conversation. Great ideas and plans may develop.
The expansive, visionary aspect between Jupiter and Neptune is ignited by the Gemini Moon on Friday, creating an edgy, generative, mutable T-square. Friday evening’s alignments set another social evening, and it’s a great night for a walk in your neighborhood.
The third and final Jupiter-Neptune square perfects on Saturday. The many months that this aspect has been at play have highlighted issues of collective concern such as immigration and the opiod epidemic (the overuse and expansion of prescription drugs). This aspect is an expansive impulse that can work for both good or bad (as can all aspects, especially squares); it is edgy and unsettled. Jupiter and Neptune are both visionary planets, but we are also susceptible to illusion and disillusion. Now it is time to work on matters of concern that have been revealed. In our personal lives we are invited to look at where we are overextended, and reign in our energies. At the same time we can hold to our bright visions for progressive change. The Gemini Moon encourages short trips for exploration and discovery.
Sunday’s Cancer Moon draws us inward toward home and family. We may feel easily discouraged or unsatisfied. This would be a good day to work hard in the garden to ward off the blues. Cook up some comfort food and give yourself and your loved ones some extra care.
The Sun ingresses into Libra on Monday, marking the Autumnal Equinox when day and night are equal. The Cancer Moon draws out the intensity of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Numerous planets are in cardinal, action-oriented signs. Several edgy square aspects in cardinal signs may prep us for early January’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction. This demanding energy of this last quarter of the year calls us to restructure, streamline, and consolidate. We need to put our households and our finances in good order, and focus on what is meaningful and essential.
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The Week in Short
Sunday: Demanding day for work.
Monday: Moon VoC all day. Yet, a lot can be accomplished.
Tuesday: Glorious day with divine possibilities.
Wednesday: Saturn turns direct. Shoot for the Moon and direct your talents and energies in ways that count.
Thursday: Strong day that invites intention and accomplishment. Moon VoC 6:57 a.m. – 1:58 p.m. Evening invites conversation.
Friday: Gather with friends for generative, engaged conversation after a demanding work day and week.
Saturday: Take a short trip to explore and discover.
Sunday: Tend to home and family.
Monday: Fall Equinox. Sun ingresses into Libra. Edgy, productive day.
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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (September 14 – October 8)
- Speak kind words.
- Upgrade your wardrobe.
- Wear beautiful clothing.
- Adorn yourself with jewelry.
- Mediate or work out any conflicts in your life.
- Brighten your home with fresh flowers.
- Set a beautiful dinner table.
- Form a partnership, or engage someone to help you with a project.
- Enjoy social gatherings
- Fall in love, or more in love.
Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.
Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:
Pacific Standard Time:
Monday, September 16 at 9:02 a.m. through Tuesday, September 17 at 3:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)
Thursday, September 19: 6:57 a.m. – 1:56 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)
Saturday, September 21: 7:41 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)
Monday, September 23 at 3:05 p.m. through Tuesday, September 24 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Leo)
Wednesday, September 25 at 9:14 a.m. through Thursday, September 26 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)
Friday, September 27 at 8:58 p.m. through Saturday, September 28 at 3>03 a.m. (Moon into Libra)
Sunday. September 29 at 7:06 p.m. through Monday, September 30 at 2:42 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)
Wednesday, October 3: 2:46 a.m. – 4:44 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)
Friday, October 4: 0:34 a.m. – 10:43 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)
Sunday, October 6: 4:25 p.m. – 8:42 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)
Tuesday, October 8 at 11:27 a.m. through Wednesday, October 9 at 9:05 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)
Friday, October 11: 2:55 a.m. – 9:46 p.m. (Moon into Aries)
Sunday, October 13 at 2:59 p.m. through Monday, October 14 at 9:24 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
Monday, September 16 at 17:02 through Tuesday, September 17 at 11:31 (Moon into Taurus)
Thursday, September 19: 14:57 – 21:56 (Moon into Gemini)
Sunday, September 22: 3:41 – 5:50 (Moon into Cancer)
Monday, September 23 at 23:05 through Tuesday, September 24 at 10:19 (Moon into Leo)
Wednesday, September 25 at 17:14 through Thursday, September 26 at 11:37 (Moon into Virgo)
Saturday, September 28: 4:58 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra)
Monday, September 30: 3:06 – 10:42 (Moon into Scorpio)
Wednesday, October 3: 10:46 – 12:44 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Friday, October 4: 8:34 – 18:43 (Moon into Capricorn)
Monday, October 7: 0:25 – 4:42 (Moon into Aquarius)
Tuesday, October 8 at 19:27 through Wednesday, October 9 at 17:05 (Moon into Pisces)
Friday, October 11 at 10:55 through Saturday, October 12 at 5:46 (Moon into Aries)
Sunday, October 13 at 22:59 through Monday, October 14 at 17:24 (Moon into Taurus)