Weekly forecasts are published every Thursday by the Georgia Straight Newspaper:https://www.straight.com/life/1141851/your-horoscope-september-27-october-3-2018
A demonstration of eclipse sensitive degrees:
Michael Cohen and Paul Manaford were indicted on August 21, 2018, the day the sun transited the degree of total solar eclipse of Aug 21, 2017 (conjunction) and the partial solar eclipse of Feb 15, 2018 (opposition).
Yesterday, (September 4, 2018) Mercury transited the same degree (28 Leo). “Fear” Bob Woodward’s explosive new book on Trump grabbed headlines. (Mercury correlates to books, journalism, news, key people, etc.)
TG for the end of Mars retrograde! Goodbye to the hard slog of summer!
Although the retrograde cycle is over, Mars will not be taking a back seat anytime soon.
The hot one continues to travel out of bounds (extreme latitude) for most of the month ahead.
Mars tenants Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation, through September 10. Apt for the start of back to work season, it’s an excellent foundation-laying, get it under better control, finish-off, or finishing touches transit.
Supporting Mars and the build-it-better Capricorn agenda, Saturn ends its four-month retrograde on September 6. Saturn continues in Capricorn, but Mars advances to Aquarius as of September 10. Through the middle of October, Mars will make the last of three passes over ground it has already covered. In so doing, Mars reactivates and resumes what it fired up in May. While Mars retrograde has been dragging it out, Mars direct is built for speed. Watch for the people, the politics, and the controversies of the day to stay on “shake rather than stir”, for trends and trading to stay on a lively track. This transit is good for innovation, shattering records, breaking chains or karmic contracts and reinvention at all levels. Mars in Aquarius can hold an element of shock value too.
Finishing up in Leo on September 5, Mercury re-stimulates the degree of the solar eclipses of August 21, 2017 (conjunction) and February 15 of 2018 (opposition). Watch the first few days of the month (Sept 3 to 5) for news, eventfulness, opportunity, or action from the world’s movers and shakers, or from someone of significance to you. At the same, Venus in Libra is also on lock and load for the work it will do once it turns retrograde mid October to mid November. Pay close attention to what you are observing inside you and around you too. Observation will provide you with important clues.
Mercury enters Virgo on September 5, Ceres enters Libra on September 6 and Venus enters Scorpio on the Virgo new moon, September 9. All three head onto a total immersion track. Along with Virgo sun, they put back to work month into full swing. Ceres and Venus also up the ante on the karmic action front. Finances and relationship matters (at all levels: personal, intimate, social, business, political) will keep us well occupied over the next several months. Unique to each one’s journey, the next few months will prove pivotal.
September 9: New Moon: 17:00 Virgo (11:01 am)
September 24: Full moon: 2:00 Aries (7:52 pm)
September 4: Pallas into Virgo: 3:49 am
September 5: Mercury into Virgo: 7:39 pm
September 5: Ceres into Libra: 11:23 pm
September 6: Saturn stations direct: 4:10 am
September 9: Venus into Scorpio: 2:26 pm
September 10: Mars into Aquarius: 5:56 pm (Rosh Hashanah begins. Best wishes to all)
September 17: Vesta into Capricorn: 8:55 pm
September 21: Mercury into Libra: 8:40 pm
September 22: Sun enters Libra: 6:55 pm
September 25: Chiron retrograde backs into Pisces: 5:11 pm (to Feb 18, 2019)
September 29: Juno into Gemini: 4:43 pm
September 30: Pluto stations direct: 7:01 pm
**Please note all times listed are PDT, please check your local time:
Dates to watch: Sept 3 -13, 18 – 24, 25- 27, 30
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
As you can see from the long list of planets on the month (see intro above), September sets the clock to roll-up-your sleeves and tackle-it. Mars in Capricorn loans you good command and control. Mars in Aquarius can see you reap from the past and/or springboard off it. Expect to see your social and outer life activity to increase. It’s a good transit for personal and lifestyle reinvention, for marketing and for increasing your social media profile.
Venus, in Libra to September 9 and in Scorpio through the start of 2019, sets up an important few months for making headway regarding finances and involvements. The next several months will take you through an important karmic replay/recall chapter. For some, the Venus transit can call forth a lover or a key someone from another lifetime. Do not under-estimate the potency and potential that exists in every single moment. Keep checking in with your soul and keep remembering that you are here to learn, to grow, and to thrive.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
You stand to gain from Mars on the upswing in Capricorn (through September 10) and the end of Saturn retrograde on September 6. Both are confidence boosters and manifesting influences. Both enhance prospects and potentials. They set the future on its course in a more obvious, better-defined way.
Mercury in Virgo, starting September 5, is also helpful for getting yourself onto task.
As stated in the intro, over the first week of the month, the transits of Mercury and Venus are dialing up the karmic nature of circumstances. Mars is already on that peak stimulation program and will stay on it through mid November.
If you are ready for a new career path or a new lifestyle (even a radical one), Mars in Aquarius is your ally. If you are resisting reinvention or getting on board with reality, then Mars in Aquarius may use a shock prod to convince you to get with the program. (It may not be that extreme, but I’m sure you get the point.) Any relationship or circumstance that is already buckling under the strain isn’t likely to make it through the upcoming Venus retrograde cycle (mid October to mid November) without serious revamping.
There’s no ability to skirt around it once Venus enters Scorpio on Sept 9. A compelling force, the transit will force you to take a deeper dive into your emotions, to examine the choice makings of your soul. Irresistible attractions are a clue to the importance of the karmic recall. A compulsion or obsession reflects the unresolved deep-seated anxiety warehoused by your ego or your soul. The Venus cycle can also take you through deeper soul-searching regarding an addiction or any other self-undermining propensity.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
Use the first half of the month to finish off, to clear up, prep for next, and to get yourself better on track with a routine or a budget. Once you get the system worked out, you won’t have to work at it so much, it can quickly become the natural groove.
Along with the sun in Virgo, Mercury in Virgo, starting September 5, can busy you with personal improvement, home fix-it projects, or family matters. You could scoop a better deal on real estate or have a better opportunity to get approved for a loan.
Mars returns to Aquarius on September 10. Explore your options. Entertain fresh possibilities, try something or someone new on for size. Through the middle of November, Mars builds a bridge to your future. Mars favours all initiatives directed toward getting your life moving in a new direction. It’s a good transit for marketing and speculative ventures, for putting yourself out there professionally or socially.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
It’s been difficult to get anywhere or to feel any sense of solid ground while both Mars and Saturn in Capricorn have been travelling retrograde. It’s likely that your stamina, confidence, and commitment (to standing up for yourself/to bettering your life) has taken a hit from these retrogrades too. Now that both are resuming forward motion again (Saturn as of September 6), you’ll find yourself on a better move along. That move along may be a matter of choice or of push come to shove based on a greater need. Regardless, time is moving on and it isn’t going to wait for you to make up your mind on how you feel about it.
Mars in Aquarius, starting Sept 10, gets the action going regarding lifestyle, relationship or career reinvention. It is a good transit for independence initiatives and for diving into something fresh and new, especially regarding making money and earning a living. It can be a matter of trial and error until you find what will unlock the right door. Courage isn’t an option, it is a requirement.
The sun and Mercury in Virgo (starting September 5, puts an added emphasis on the shortfalls and what’s missing. Both transits are constructive for getting yourself better educated and prepared, for learning the ropes, tackling paperwork, and putting yourself to work where necessary.
Launching on the new moon September 9, Venus in Scorpio is an empowerment transit. One way or another, you’ll gain motivation and incentive from this transit. Venus also takes you into deeper soul-searching. If you couldn’t find your base-line or your bottom-line previously, you will now. Whatever you feel, you’ll feel it deeply. Hopefully you can put passion into play to your highest and best good. Intuitive instincts and all sensory faculties are greatly enhanced by this transit. Venus in Scorpio can juice up an existing intimate relationship or attract a new lover. Know also that the transit is working on more than one level at the same time. Heading onto an intensification and threshold-crossing track through the rest of the year, Venus is setting you up to go yet another round regarding an important karmic matter. A pivotal few months lies ahead. Expect to be fully submerged in a circumstance, process, relationship, or money matter.
LEO July 22 – August 22
You can squeeze a bit more pleasure and playtime out of Mercury in Leo, but as of September 5, Mercury in Virgo wants to get to work. Saturn is officially at it as of September 6. Already logged onto the back-to-it program, Mars in Capricorn assists you to establish a good running start through the first ten days of the month.
Mars in Aquarius switches its primary focus to the social and relationship track as of September 10. Watch for social trends, commerce trends, and politics to energize and intensify; for the process of relationship involvements, contracts, legal undertakings, or lifestyle reinvention to speed up. Mars sets the stage for inner and outer breakthroughs.
A foundation laying transit, Venus in Scorpio, starting September 9, launches a significant next home, family, or living-with-yourself chapter. You’ll find you are even more driven toward making yourself/your life/your family safer, more secure. Are you gearing up to start something new? Know there’s a process to worth through first. The strong and worthwhile will survive, the weak will not. Through the end of the year Venus is on an agenda to work out the kinks, prune it back, or strip it down; to make it more valuable and worthwhile. It’s a heart journey for sure.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
Thanks to Mars on the upswing in Capricorn, birthday month opens on a mostly smooth-running track. Mercury in Leo can boost confidence and give you a sense that you are ready to take the world on. You’ll get to do just that once Mercury treks into Virgo (Sept 5) and Mars enters Aquarius on September 10.
The end of Saturn retrograde gives you more solid ground to stand on. Saturn aims to help you to gain better control and to build it better. Put ambition to work and see the good it does you.
Your daily get-go is about to get much busier. One way or another, its time to get to work. Mars in Aquarius can see you take on a new job, study, or learning curve. Mars also puts the focus on health or exercise upgrades. Try something alternative. A new advisor or agent could be a step in the right direction too.
Where-ever you go, where-ever you find yourself, watch for Venus in Scorpio, starting on the new moon September 9, to pull you in deeper. This transit can be excellent for mind over matter, and for work or projects that require good concentration, dedication and a steady hand. Venus in Scorpio can sharpen your observation, communication, sales, marketing, and strategic skills. The transit loans you more sway and magnetism; it ignites passion and deep-seated emotions. If you are a creator, a healer, sponsor, agent, or a social advocate this Venus transit will help you to use your gifts more fully. While Venus transits Scorpio, you can make a greater impact on the world around you and vice versa. Your Spidey-sense becomes a stronger asset too, but make sure to avoid the pitfalls of obsessive thinking or paranoid emotions.
Venus in Scorpio will turn retrograde next month. It will take you through a karmic replay with someone or something. Keep on watch, the whole month ahead gives you a preview.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
Whether you have something actual to pin it on, or it is simply a sense of things to come, Mars, Venus and Ceres, goddess of the seasons, position you at the start of a new chapter. You are facing a karmic review and awakening threshold of significance. You will feel this in some dynamic or life altering way if you are born Oct 18 to 22/23, or if you have significant birth-chart positions that pick up the Venus transit.
Venus leaves Libra for Scorpio on the new moon of September 9, but she’ll be back for a final touchdown in November. The next couple of months are an important time to get back in touch with yourself and what is truly of value to you – to your overall well-being, your economic welfare, and most importantly – to your soul. Venus will put a stronger magnetic aura around you. It’s a good transit for enhancing what Mother Nature gave you. You’ll get noticed whether you want to be or not. Venus will help you to call forth that which your soul has deemed is important/essential for your evolution. It’s no small feet to untether yourself from codependency or enmeshment, or to reconcile with dark parts of yourself you’d rather not dreg up. Life and living – it is a major undertaking through the end of the year. Courage nets a pay-off.
Mars in Aquarius, starting September 10, is one of your better transits for trying the new on for size – for creating, expressing, manifesting, reinventing, and success generating. Someone or something new can take you by storm. Along with the Venus transit reaching into the karmic purse, know that whatever you meet up with in the next couple of months is meant for a fast track.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
Overall, the start of back-to-it month should prove to be smooth going. You should be able to ease into it over this first week. Thanks to Venus and Mars on sign changes, watch for the action and the energy to kick up a notch in the second week.
Motivation in ample supply, obsession can be too once Venus treks into Scorpio on September 9. Put a healthy passion into action, commit yourself fully.
Venus in Scorpio is a major juju transit. Venus, the attraction planet, intensifies your personal magnetism/energy field. The transit can call forth unresolved emotions from deep within your soul. The next couple of months will pull you into a major karmic undertaking. Perhaps you are already getting a feel for it. Once the action is triggered, it is all consuming. Expect to be on a deep dive right from the get go.
Regaining what was first tested or introduced back in May, Mars in Aquarius speeds up the process of getting on board with your new reality. Whether it is a matter of choosing and doing, or circumstances have forced the issue, there is no better time than right now to take on a new career trajectory, personal reinvention, and/or a radical lifestyle change. This transit can be stress producing. Coping skills can be put to the test. Risk and uncertainty are in the mix, but when is it not? Try to take it one day, one step at a time. Objectivity or non-attachment to outcome can help you to manage yourself better. Mars in Aquarius will continue to keep you freshly supplied, so try not to stand in your own way. Stay up to speed instead. There’s no reason to hold on tight to the past/the way it was/that which you know is no longer in your best interest. Courage and initiative will net a pay-off.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
You’ll make good inroads with folks and plans over the first week of back-to-it month. Mercury into Virgo (as of September 5) and the end of Saturn retrograde (September 6) are productive transits. Along with the sun in Virgo, Mercury is especially good for fixing up the paperwork, for training and upgrading skills, or for any other repair or improvement undertakings (health too.)
Venus in Scorpio, starting on the new moon September 9, keeps what’s going on inside of you somewhat under the radar. Things are on brew. It’s a matter of feeling your way through them, and of giving it time to see what’s evolving. Venus also powers up your intuition, sensory faculties, and emotional responsiveness. You’ll read folks and pick up on the emotional undercurrents with even more precision than usual. The transit can take you into a much deeper dive regarding an intimate relationship, a creative process, a trust issue, or a soul-searching chapter. The upcoming retrograde cycle (mid October to mid November) will see you readdress or revisit something important. It could force you to confront an addiction, obsession, or self-undermining rut.
Mars in Aquarius, starting September 10, makes for never a dull moment. It’s a life-on-the-go, mobilizing, fresh infusion transit. You’ll find plenty to think about, to talk about, and to do.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
Take charge, call the shots, make it happen. To September 10, Mars in Capricorn keeps you topped up with fresh fuel. The end of Saturn retrograde on September 6 also gives you solid ground to stand on. Both transits give you a sense that the present moment is to your advantage, that the time is right/ripe for taking it on.
Venus in Scorpio, starting on the new moon September 9, calls for a deeper commitment to undertaking the change you want to see. Stay driven, stay focused on the goal. While there can be some difficult choices or tricky navigating in the months ahead, now is not the time to second guess the urgings of your soul. If on the other hand, Venus in Scorpio revamps your ambition, your goal, or your lifestyle, accept that some things/some relationships were meant to be, some were not. Embrace the moment with all your heart. Do not under-estimate what you feel, what you see, what/who shows up. The compelling, the irresistible, the sudden, or the overtaking is your clue that karmic destiny has signed you up for a ride.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
September 10 through the first week of October, Mars recovers the distance it made in May. It’s springboard time. At the very least, Mars re-energizes something that hasn’t been taken far enough or that hasn’t fully clicked into place for you yet. By the end of the month Mars will fire up something from the past, of this life or a life time past. Watch September 8, 12, and 18 for something important to get triggered. September 12/13 could be notable regarding money or a relationship matter. Expect the unexpected, don’t bank on a promise, but do seize your opportunity. A decisive moment could change everything in a flash.
Mars in Aquarius will have you firing on all cylinders soon enough, so take this first week of the month to get yourself organized and ready.
Venus in Scorpio, starting on the new moon September 9, could take you to the threshold of a completely altered reality. October/November can be major in this regard. Due to the recent retrograde, Mars retrograde has given you an extended timeframe to work your way through a process or circumstance and to build up enough momentum and energy. Turning retrograde next month, Venus will also give you extended time to work your way through whatever heavy lifting you have to do to get the rocks out of the way or to cement the platform. You could see the start of benefits package in November or soon after.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
As of the second week of September, Mars moves to a background position while Venus moves into a feature position. That is not to say that Mars is less potent or active, not by a long shot. Mars in Aquarius, a break through and reviving influence, will keep the potentials on shake not stir through the next couple of months. Along with Venus on activation mode, you’ll have much more fresh fuel to work with. Mars will continue to be a potent staging influence through mid November when it will finally trek into Pisces.
Through September 9, Venus in Libra enhances prospects for financial gain. It’s also a good influence for same page accord and for enjoying one on one time with the one(s) you love.
Starting on the new moon on September 9, Venus in Scorpio sets the future on its course in some altering, definitive, and destiny-producing way. Juicing up prospects of all kinds, Venus in Scorpio is one of your most opportune transits for calling forth. The transit is a good one for holding more sway in your personal life relationships, becoming more influential in your chosen field, or for finding more profitable or more fulfilling prospects. Venus favours travel, relocation, studies, research, creative pursuits such as publishing or performing, and the spiritual quest. The karmic nature of the upcoming retrograde is likely to take you on another go ‘round with a key someone. That key someone could be someone you already know, i.e. a long distance relative or someone from your past, or someone pertinent to your future (a lover, a special teacher, spiritual advisor, or an agent of change). Whether it comes in the form of a person, a subject of study, or circumstance, an irresistible draw and a sense of déjà vu is your clue to the potency of the karmic play that will occupy these next couple of months. No matter where you find yourself, go with all your heart.