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September is here! In numerology, September holds the energy of Nine. This number represents both endings and creation, or a cycle is ending and a new cycle is following. This month also signals the end of summer and the beginning of a new chapter and new school year of filled with new experiences, lots of learning, and of course new ways to show love and acceptance for what is different. The month begins with four planets in retrograde; Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto. More on Saturn, a bit later.
September is also the month the Sun transits Virgo. Although fiery Mercury rules Virgo, the sign has feminine energy and is grounded by the Earth element. She is detail-oriented, organized, critical, analytical, modest, and health conscious.
The recent eclipses and the many retrogrades have brought up a great deal of energetic junk or baggage for us. Virgo’s energy is asking us to clean it all up so we can move on. Both Mercury and Mars are now direct. Their energy is motivating us to tidy up and take care of our health.
The Full Moon last Sunday was fabulous! This week we are in the last quarter moon phase. This is similar energy to what I mentioned in the second paragraph about the endings and beginnings of cycles. The last quarter Moon is telling us that we are almost finished with the current Moon cycle and a New Moon and a new beginning is on its way. Any letting go we can do, makes room for new things to come through. No worries, it’s all good.
Monday, Mercury in Leo aspects Venus in Libra. Social connections will probably benefit from Venus in Libra. This aspect will also bring favorable energy to partnerships, diplomacy, business, publishing, teaching, and of course romance because Venus is involved.
This is a good time to make promises in our love relationships. I read just this afternoon that a friend’s son and his girlfriend are engaged. Commitment indeed! And, right in tune with this energy. The promise or commitment doesn’t have to happen on the exact day of the aspect perfects either. This is like horseshoes, where close sometimes counts.
Monday sees Jupiter’s perfect semi-square to a still retrograde Saturn. This is “by the book” energy whether we like it or not. As a somewhat rebellious Aquarian, I will do my best not to get too belligerent. It will be important to plan because short-cuts are not likely to work out very well. Remember that any obstacles you come across are just asking us to face reality. There probably not going to be an easy fix with this one, so take a long look at what you’ve already started and look for ways to give it new life.
Wednesday, Mercury is inconjunct Mars. Our thoughts and our actions might be rather different from each other. Interruptions in conversations are almost a sure thing today. Don’t assume you know what is going on. This will be less than an optimum day to make important decisions. We will do well to wait until our thoughts are clearer.
Mercury enters Virgo Thursday. This is a comfy, homey spot for Mercury, as a sign he rules. This transit will affect our communications for the next 17 days. We can expect our thoughts and communications to be precise and the details easy. We need to be cautious however so we don’t become lost in the details or come across as too critical.
Thursday, Saturn turns direct in Capricorn. This is probably going to almost force us to do our duty and be responsible whether we want to do it or not. Saturn is at home and quite powerful while transiting Capricorn. Besides responsibility, Saturn deals with structure, loss, patience, seriousness, discipline, and our elders. Look for these themes to pop up in your personal lives and on the world stage in the near future.
Mercury will be inconjunct to Chiron Thursday. Expect some doubt and difficulty knowing the intention behind what others verbally express. There could be several misunderstandings but don’t take things personally.
The last aspect for Thursday is between the Sun (our ego) and Mars. This one will likely stimulate action and it could be aggressive. Try not to argue with anyone. It won’t get us very far anyway. Instead, try using any aggression constructively. We certainly will get more done that way.
Friday Mercury is in a perfect trine with both Saturn and Uranus. The Saturn trine brings a positive energy that can assist us with a clarity of thought. It’s also good for getting detailed work done and planning for the future. The work we do and the decisions we make during this trine will most likely be practical and fruitful. Expect conversations to be short and to the point.
Mercury trine Uranus is a good time for groups, meetings, and online communications. This is good for some of Uranus’s favorite things like science, computers, and metaphysics. I like it!
For a change of pace, the Sun will oppose Neptune on Friday. This one deals with fantasy. Our heads might seem to be in the clouds and the real world could seem to be a bit far from our reach. Willpower can suffer and so can our finances or contracts.
Saturday has two major aspects. The first is a difficult one between Mercury and Pluto. If we aren’t careful, our suspicions could cause us grief. Anyone with either of these planets strong in their charts can expect can mental stress, mistrust, and worry. To combat this remember to take time to stop and think before you speak for yourself and be gentle with yourself and others.
The second aspect for Saturday and last one for the week is another difficult one. It is a square between Venus and Mars. This holds plenty of passion and competition. Expect conflicts to rise up due to differences in what we want in our relationships and what we need or think we need in them. Impulse shopping can get some of us into trouble. There is a positive side to the competition which can actually be both creative and stimulating.
This is all I have for this week. I hope the weather calms down and the heat waves of last week are a thing of the past. There are signs of fall peeking through but it is not here yet. The weather, in general, seems to be on the minds of many. And there also seems to be different points of view on how the weather will be this winter. Isn’t it all about perspective?
I hear thunder.
Remember to be kind, smile, show kindness to all you meet.