In the Stars September 22-29, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Fall Equinox

The Sun ingresses into Libra on Monday, September 23rd, the Fall Equinox, marking the beginning of autumn and the last quarter of the year.  Saturn stationed direct this past week, and now our projects and business affairs can move forward after months of limitation. Saturn and the South Node remain conjunct, and close to Pluto, all in controlling Capricorn. Themes of the dissolution of structures and order both in the United States and the UK and Europe (Brexit) abound. Weather patterns continue to be intense and disruptive. Stay conscious and awake, and do your best in the navigation of life.

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The third and final Jupiter-Neptune square perfected on Saturday, September 21. 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 ill (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. Sunday’s Cancer Moon draws us inward toward home and family. We may feel easily discouraged or unsatisfied due to the difficult aspects to Saturn.  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 aspects may prepare us for early January’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction. The 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.

The Moon is in playful Leo on Tuesday and Wednesday. The day sparkles with a Mercury-Jupiter sextile, and a Sun-Moon sextile, in addition to the lively Leo Moon. Tuesday is a feel-good day, infused with the element of surprise from a mid-day Moon-Uranus square. Our thinking is clear and expansive. Conversation may lead to surprising ideas and solutions.

In contrast to yesterday’s expansive thinking, Wednesday’s Mercury-Saturn square fosters more contracted, discerning thinking. The big ideas from yesterday can be considered under the lens of this day’s more discriminating lens. A Moon-Jupiter trine gives optimism, in contrast to the Mercury-Saturn discernment. The Moon is void of course all day from 9:14 a.m. PDT through tomorrow at 3:37 a.m. PDT. This day is best for routine, insignificant tasks. Don’t waste time in meetings, and refrain from substantial decisions which may prove unsound.

With the Moon in Virgo, Thursday and Friday are the days of the month to put your life in order. Thursday’s benefic Moon-Uranus trine can bring swift solutions for creating order out of chaos. A Mercy-Pluto square is perplexing, and yet there is a desire to figure things out.

Friday is yet another golden clean-up day, infused with numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging. Lunar aspects to Mars and Pluto supercharge the day with drive and strong energy. You can move mountains—and also enjoy the work. An exact Saturn-South node alignment calls us to change outworn structures. The Moon is dark, the time of the month to draw inward.

Saturday’s New Moon at 5:20 degrees of Libra tropically signals a new lunar month. This alignment calls us to re-align and re-invigorate our partnerships. A bonus for the relationship focus is a benefic Venus-Jupiter sextile. Expansive, loving energy flows. Venus and Mars, feminine and masculine planets respectively, embrace each side of the New Moon. With the Saturn-South Node conjunction in the mix, this New Moon calls for progressive restructuring of relationships. Dysfunctional or outworn patterns call for change. If the evening is unscheduled, plan something special.

Sunday morning is lovely and bright with the Moon conjunct Venus, and in benefic aspect to Jupiter. Midday the Moon makes an edgy square to Pluto. In cardinal signs, these planets call for action. Put this dynamic, provocative energy to work on a demanding project, and take some steps forward. Work hard, and later enjoy some sweet social time with those you love.

This last day of September, the first day of the work week, will be surprising. The Moon opposes Uranus in the signs that symbolize money: Scorpio and Taurus respectively. Monday will be an interesting day, and we will see how the markets finish the month. Consider your finances and investments, and how you may want to change or adjust this area of your life. Take some solitude, as we want to draw inward and go deep when the Moon is in Scorpio.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Tend to home and family.

Monday: Fall Equinox. Sun ingresses into Libra. Edgy, productive day.

Tuesday: Sparkling day that invites expansive thinking.

Wednesday: Exercise discernment with expansive ideas. Weigh vision against practicality. Moon VoC 9:14 a.m. PDT through Thursday at 3:37 a.m. PST.

Thursday: Put your life in order.

Friday: Supercharged day to get a lot accomplished. Pedal to the metal.

Saturday: New Moon in Libra. Re-invigorate relationships.

Sunday: Work hard and enjoy some sweet social time.

Monday: Focus on finances. Draw inward and go deep.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (September 14 – October 8)

  1. Speak kindly.
  2. Upgrade your wardrobe.
  3. Wear beautiful clothing.
  4. Adorn yourself with jewelry.
  5. Mediate or work out any conflicts in your life.
  6. Brighten your home with fresh flowers.
  7. Set a beautiful dinner table.
  8. Form a partnership, or engage someone to help you with a project.
  9. Enjoy social gatherings
  10. 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 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)

Wednesday, October 16: 1:37 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, October 18 at 7:14 p.m. through Saturday, October 19 at 3:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Wednesday, October 16 at 9:37 through Thursday, October 17 at 3:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 19: 3:14 – 11:43 (Moon into Cancer)


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