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September 6: New moon in Virgo, 5:51 pm (14:38)
September 20: Full moon in Pisces, 4:54 pm (28:13)
September 10: Venus into Scorpio: 1:38 pm
September 14: Mars into Libra: 5:13 pm
September 20: Vesta into Scorpio: 9:54 am
September 26: Mercury in Libra stations retrograde: 10:10 pm
*Note all times listed are PDT, please check your local time
Dates to watch: September 4 -7, 10, 14-16, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 30
My heart goes out to the Afghan people, the Haitian people, to all who have been subjected to loss and hardship in recent times. My gratitude to first responders, helpers, and kind souls everywhere.
September opens with Mars in opposition to Neptune aiming to surpass the backdrop of uncertainty that has challenged security and sure footed-ness. Among the many ways any transit can manifest, Mars/Neptune is also signature for the surge in the pandemic numbers.
Just past September 1, the stars head onto a better flow. They set timing and opportunity onto an upswing. When it comes to getting a better handle on it, the experiential track is your best information source. Looking for a fresh start? Use the new moon on September 6 (Labour Day for Canada and the USA). Trines of Sun/Uranus, Venus/Jupiter and Mars/Pluto accompany the new moon in Virgo. What gets off the ground does so with great vitality. Set intention and go. The new moon is an excellent springboard for making the most of it.
Venus in Scorpio, starting September 10 sharpens your radar, loaning you a better ability to “see in the dark”. Use this transit for research projects, feeling your way along, and getting a better fix on what’s most worthy, of your time, money, and heart. The transit calls for you to be more strategic regarding financial commitments and relationship dealings (personal and professional). Aim for a healthy obsession and watch the good it does you.
Through September 14, Mars in Virgo puts the attention on health and the back-to-it routine (school, work, the gym, your to-do list). Sooner rather than later is the best way to tackle the work. Use the Mars in Virgo window to create better efficiency, to tend to repair projects and upgrades. Once Mars enters Libra on September 14 (to October 30), your attention can shift to social and relationship matters, the money chase too.
Mercury entered Libra on August 29 and will tenant this sign until November 5. This extra long stay is due to a retrograde cycle, which happens from September 26/27 (depending on your time zone) to October 18. Mercury in Libra can tip the scales from one end to the other, this regarding finances, profits, relationships, social involvements, the receiving end of give, take, and contracts, (actual and karmic in nature). As is typical of the retrograde cycle, you can reconnect with folks. That can happen, through an actual meet-up, the memory banks, or through karmic destiny. Mercury retrograde also highlights matters to do with justice, legal affairs, diplomacy, alliances, rising costs, social life, and social trends. To the plus, it is a good transit creative endeavours and artistic projects, for enhancements of all kinds (spruce up your look/your wardrobe, your surroundings). Mercury enters the pre-shadow (the set-up phase) for the retrograde as early as September 5. Mercury’s opposition to Chiron on September 7, increases the potency of fate in play, of a destiny’s call. Look to the end of the year and the first quarter of 2022 for a next phase to set into play and to time your next move.
One more note on Mercury. Due to the retrograde action, Mercury will stay within a 2-degree square aspect with Pluto from September 20 to October 4. This lengthy transit extends the timetable for negotiations and power-brokering. It intensifies the focus, the momentum, and the obsession toward getting under better control and/or toward changing the narrative. Mercury in Libra calls for more cooperation or collaboration, for keeping the lines of communication open, and for exploring more ways and means. Mercury and Pluto meet three times: September 22, October 1, and November 2 (exact alignments). The big push is on. Expect to see a continuous intensification and evolution until this planetary pairing completes.
The full moon in Pisces on September 20 coincides with a snap federal election in Canada. It also coincides with Mercury in trine to Jupiter, a trend setting transit that enhances, increases, and mobilizes. At the same time, Mercury turns a corner with Pluto (by last quarter square aspect). Venus in a building opposition to Uranus (across the Scorpio/Taurus polarity) makes for anything goes. Trudeau’s play for a majority government is a big gamble warehousing a significant cost. Due to mail in ballots (a signature of the Mercury/Jupiter trine), we won’t know the actual results for a couple of days. That will likely happen on September 22 (when the moon in Aries opposes Mercury and squares Pluto) or on September 23 (when Venus perfects the opposition with Uranus).
On another note, note that Pisces rules the immune system. The full moon can manifest as a peak or a turning point indicator for the pandemic’s 4th wave. The full moon in opposition to the Virgo sun can expose the weak, the vulnerable, or the under-rated. It can be corrective and healing. It can uncover hidden advantage and/or provide an opportunity to make significant improvement. A full moon can deliver can go either way, it can bring fruition and attainment, or it can bring loss. September 20 holds significant untapped potential. There’s no guarantee on a promise, but I do hope the full moon delivers something good – something healing, something better – for you, for us, for the world.
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
Set intention and go! Mars in Virgo (to mid month) and Mercury in good shape with Saturn help you to make productive use of your time, efforts, and resources. Sooner rather than later is the best way to tackle your to-do list.
In trine to Uranus, the new moon on September 6 is an excellent day to seize opportunity and to set wheels in motion. Synchronicity is at its best. Venus trine Jupiter and Mars trine Pluto also accompany the new moon. Venus/Jupiter, a creative and lucrative pairing, set the dial onto an upswing, an increase, a gain. Good connections can be made. Good money can be too. Mars/Pluto, a mobilizing transit, suggests effort meets with reward. It sets a good timing backdrop for tasks and initiatives.
Venus in Scorpio, starting September 10, keeps you focused and motivated. This transit favours research, negotiations, refinancing, strategic planning, and empowerment initiatives. Use Venus to get a better handle on your money or your objectives.
Mercury entered Libra on August 29 and continues in the sign of the scales to November 5. Mercury travels retrograde from September 26/27 (depends on your time zone) to October 18. The retrograde cycle places added attention on relationships (one sided give and take, enmeshment, co-dependency), contracts (actual, karmic), and the imbalances of life. As is typical of the cycle, expect to reconnect, perhaps unexpectedly. A repeat, Revisit, revision, backtrack or sidetrack are typical of the cycle too. Keep your options open! To the plus, Mercury retrograde could provide a second chance.
The full moon on September 20 is laden with hidden potential. Mercury trine Jupiter is an excellent transit for creative enterprise. Venus in opposition to Uranus continues to keep it edgy and uncertain. Mars on a corner turn with Pluto could redirect you, perhaps in an opportune and timely way. Take it moment to moment. Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, September 25 to 29, the getting is good.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
The new moon on September 6 is a great time to dive into it fresh. Put those good intentions to work. Today’ effort sets the stage for tomorrow’s gains. The new moon is favourably supported by Venus/Jupiter (trine) running along a cooperative, easy-going track. You should find you can get off on the right foot. Rapport can be easily established; assistance can be readily found. On the other hand, perhaps you’ll find yourself in a supportive or helpful role. A talk or negotiation can be productive. A concession or accommodation could prove worthwhile. Venus/Jupiter can see you spend more than you plan too, but it is likely to be easily justified.
What does it take to get yourself into better shape – this regarding finances, your present circumstance, or a key relationship? Venus in Scorpio, starting September 10 gives you deeper insight, into yourself, into another, or regarding the task at hand.
Mars in Libra, starting September 14, gives you more to work with. It is a good transit for seeking advice or a second opinion. Mars puts added attention on teamwork, cooperation or flexibility, but involvements can get tricky once Mercury turns retrograde (September 26 to October 18). Try not to over-commit your time or to bank on a promise. Once the retrograde cycle kicks in, follow through can be difficult. Plans, rationale, or heart can change course. As is typical of Mercury retrograde, added expense, a backtrack, sidetrack, doubt, or uncertainty can get the better of you. Having said that, Mars in trine to Saturn helps you to keep it real and maintain a level of control. As best you can, stay the course, but also let the feel of the moment dictate your play.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
September opens with both Venus and Mercury in Libra keeping you on a good roll, despite all. The new moon in Virgo on September 6 does too. Whether back to work, to school, on a fresh start, or tending to the pending pile, the going should run smooth for most of the week ahead. You should find you can adjust readily to a new format or whatever change may be thrown your way. Creative enterprise is your best bet.
Venus in Scorpio, starting on September 10 can prompt you to work smarter not harder. Venus takes you to a deeper level, and keeps you driven to get a better handle on the task at hand. Use this Venus transit to research, improve skills or methods, develop a better strategy and to make better use of the resources you have. Not much will escape your attention. Venus sharpens your perception and helps you to get to the bottom of what’s necessary for you to address. Listen to your intuition, and to your body’s signals. Adjust your diet, improve your health regime. Consult with a specialist, etc.
Mars tenants Libra from September 14 to October 30. Your social or romantic life can gain a boost, your confidence and popularity does too. Jump in and take the lead, others will appreciate you for it. Career and financial prospects can hit an upswing. Note that from September 26 to October 18, Mercury will travel retrograde in this same sign. To the plus, Mercury retrograde can see you repeat a success or reconnect you to people (from this lifetime or some other. There’s often a karmic replay when Mercury tours retrograde). As is also typical of the retrograde, you could spend more than you have planned or get distracted or sidetracked. Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, September 26 to 29 can be quite smooth running.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
In need? Whether emotional or material in nature, the cycle set by the new moon in Virgo on September 6 supplies good support. Don’t hesitate to try something different on for size, to go looking via avenues you don’t normally consider. Aim for any range of prospects, i.e., the hunt for work, additional funding, better advice, more help, alternative health therapies, new skills or education tracks, a change of lifestyle. A shift of perspective or an alternate course could be a big step in the right direction.
Emotions run the show as Venus tenants Scorpio from September 10 to October 7. Whatever you feel, you’ll feel it more deeply than usual. Introspection and soul searching takes you on a deeper dive too. To the plus, this transit can help you to lock onto the target better, to set you on an empowerment track. Motivation intensifies, an obsession can too. Mars in Libra, starting September 14 (to the end of October) puts added attention on creating a better balance for yourself. A new relationship, home or family circumstance, or career track can keep you utterly consumed. (By all means, put your full heart and soul into it.)
Mercury in Libra tours retrograde from September 26 to October 18. As is typical of the cycle, stay alert for a backtrack, sidetrack, revisit, added expense or the unexpected. Try not to over commit or to override what you hear, feel, or see. It can be easy to hold to higher expectations than are warranted. Having said that, the start of the cycle can be smooth running, perhaps even opportune. September 26 to 29 can keep it rolling well. (September 30 and October 1 could be somewhat challenging, so do what you can to circumvent a potential crunch.)
LEO July 22 – August 22
A good work habit is something to bank on. Look to the new moon in Virgo on September 6 to get you into a good groove right out the starting gate. You should find you can adapt quite well to a change of schedule, format, or circumstance. Social matters run well too. It can be easy to relate, coordinate, communicate, and negotiate while Venus tours Libra (to September 9).
Venus in Scorpio, starting September 10, puts added attention on your monthly expenses and overhead. It is an appropriate transit for tackling home renovations, repairs, or to refinance. Too, this transit can take you into a deeper dive regarding self examination, emotions, motivations, and commitments. Venus is helpful for getting back in touch with what is most important, and for revising your strategy regarding necessary and desired improvement.
Mars tours Libra from September 15 to the end of October. Expect to full to the brim days, to stay on the go with one thing after another. Mars can boost your sales, client bookings, and your social activity. Use this transit to enhance your social or professional profile, to enlist a counselor, to seek legal advice or to get moving on a legal issue.
Mercury entered Libra on August 29 and continues in this sign through Nov 5. Stay alert, pay close attention to what you see, feel, hear, or read. At the end of the month, Mercury begins a three-week retrograde tour (September 26 to October 18). The pace or trend can shift. Mercury retrograde can prompt a change of mind, opinion, or heart. By now I’m sure you know what to expect, i.e., a revisit, revision, reschedule, sidetrack, backtrack, added expense, etc. Having said that, September 25 to 29 can see things fall into place quite well. (Mars trine Saturn on September 25 and the sun trines Saturn on September 29.) As is also typical of Mercury retrograde, expect to reconnect.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
Your special month gets a great kick-off from the new moon in Virgo on September 6. You’ll take to a new trajectory like a duck to water. Good timing is on your side, so dive in and take full advantage of the stars while the getting is good (most of the month ahead). Mars in Virgo, to September 15, keeps you well fueled.
Venus enters Scorpio on September 10. Through Oct 7, Venus keeps you focused, ambitious, and covering important ground. The transit also sharpens your radar. It’s an excellent transit for getting down to the bottom of it; for introspection, studies, research projects, and strategic planning. You are working your way toward a breakthrough or a significant change of course. The full moon in Pisces of September 20, Venus in opposition to Uranus on September 23, or the week that follows could jettison you in a major way. Noting the influence of both Uranus and Mercury retrograde, it’s a good idea to keep open-ended and expect the unexpected!
Mercury in Libra takes a retrograde tour from September 26 to October 18. Be on the watch for the common features of the cycle, i.e., a repeat, reassessment, revision, revisit, rethink or backtrack. The retrograde can sidetrack promises, plans, or expectations. It is okay to renegotiate or refinance, but caution is always advised when signing a new contract. If you need to make a firm commitment, aim for short term or temporary, build in added provisions or an easy out should you want to or need to make a change. As is typical of the cycle, you can reconnect with folks in some unexpected way.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
All three personal planets tour Libra this month, all on slightly different timetables. Venus tenants Libra to October 10. Mars enters Libra September 15 (to October 30) and Mercury, freshly into Libra, continues in your sign through November 5. All three keep you going strong, each in their own way.
The new moon in Virgo on September 6 sets back-to-it month off to a good kick-start. You should be able to find the right fit or avenue, to adapt quite readily, to make good use of your time and resources. Venus/Jupiter assist you to be a good listener, learner, and observer. This transit enhances your creativity, popularity, and your social finesse. If there’s a folly with Venus/Jupiter, it is along the lines of taking on, promising, or indulging too much.
You’ll feel an energy boost one Mars enters Libra on September 15. Want something? Go get it. A good self starter influence, you should have no problem putting yourself into drive. Passion and creative enterprise look good on you.
The full moon in Pisces on September 20 (election day in Canada) is accompanied by Mercury/Jupiter (trine) setting what’s on brew into full swing. Potentials are greatly heightened. There can be an opportunity to find a missing key, to land a dream job, or to work with someone you have admired. Too, this full moon can help to catch the wave, launch a new adventure, to make an important connection, or to release, relinquish, or freestyle it in a myriad of ways. The rest of the week unfolds it further.
Mercury in Libra tours retrograde from September 26 to October 18. As is typical of the cycle, you can use all the “re” words to describe the potential influence: reassess, revisit, revise, redo, renegotiate, re-prioritize. To the plus, it’s a good transit for a pull back and for getting back in touch with yourself. You can repeat and rebuild on a previous success. Watch for unexpected re-meets too. A delay or added expense is also typical of the cycle. When in doubt, get a second opinion, or give it more time to unfold. Having said all that, Sept 25 to 29, trines from Mars/Saturn and sun/Saturn should keep it rolling along just fine.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
Mars in Virgo will keep you busy for the first half of the month. The new moon in Virgo, September 6, keeps the going relatively smooth, despite the to-do pile-up. Venus/Jupiter pump up the volume at all levels. Uranus keeps opportunity and good timing going strong over the few days pre and post that new moon.
September 10 to October 7, Venus in Scorpio sharpens your radar and intensifies your magnetic aura. Everyone wants a piece of you. You’ll find folks are particularly interested in what you are up to and what have to say. Along with Mars and Mercury traveling through Libra, the month ahead is a good one for making connections and inroads, for getting your message across. Go by feel, and when the time feels right, make your power-play. There are several opportune dates through out the month (the new moon and the full moon are two of note.) September 13 to 16 can put you under added pressure, but effort applied sets you up for gain. September 17, 18 can deliver well.
Mercury trine Jupiter accompanies the potential-rich full moon in Pisces on September 20. It is the day Trudeau chose for Canada’s snap federal election. There’s no guarantee on the promise but sometimes a gamble is warranted. Hopefully it plays out well for you.
Mercury in Libra tours retrograde from September 26 to October 18. It won’t advance into Scorpio until November 5. It loans you or what’s on brew an extended time to develop before making a debut. It is a good transit for submerging yourself into studies and projects. Put yourself in wait and see or observation mode. Keep thoughts and feelings close to your chest. While Mercury tours retrograde, guard your health, pump up your immune system, take extra security precautions.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
Mars in Virgo (to September 15) and the new moon in Virgo (September 6) set a productive backdrop. For the most part, you can get yourself better onto task, pick up where you left off with projects and people, and fill in the missing blanks with relative ease. Mercury trine Saturn (September 2) and Venus trine Jupiter (September 5 to 7) keep conversations, communications, relationships, and activities moving along well.
Venus tenants Scorpio from September 10 to October 7. The transit will take you deeper into your emotions and into a soul-searching process. Loaning you penetrating insight, expect to mine from some rich inner source, to get to the bottom of motivations, obsessions, or addictions. Venus in Scorpio helps you to tap hidden wealth, this regarding your own psychology/inner self. It is good for a deeper dive into studies or a research project. Don’t hesitate to put your all into whatever (or whomever) grabs your undivided attention.
Mars tours Libra from September 15 through the end of October. Where do you want to see yourself next? What’s it worth? How far do you want to take it? This Mars transit calls for a new evaluation on your expectations, goals, and future. This Mars transit can take relationships to the next level – all of them: your relationship to yourself, to a friend or lover, to a group or community, to the world in general. Your relationship to money is included on the list too.
The potentials-rich full moon in Pisces on September 20 is accompanied by the springboard transit of Mercury in trine Jupiter. Despite the uncertainty or the gamble, it is a good day to put your message out there, to set wheels in motion. What’s meant to be will soon reveal itself.
Mercury tours retrograde in Libra from September 26 to October 18. Coinciding with Mars in Libra on feel-it-out rollout, Mercury retrograde prompts a rethink and reassessment process. It is an excellent transit for putting yourself in observation mode, and for a check-in with yourself. Use Mercury retrograde to have another conversation, to renegotiate a contract or agreement, or get back in touch. Reach out to helpers, advisors, or your support system. Stay current with your audience. To the plus, you can repeat a success. Re-connections added expenses and sidetracks are also typical of the cycle. Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, September 25 to 29 can see you accomplish and/or navigate quite well.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
Despite Covid and all the troubles of the world, the new moon on September 6 sets a great backdrop for the start of back-to-it season. You should feel plenty ready to take it on.
Venus exits Libra for Scorpio on September 10. This transit is good for making a greater impact, for enhancement and empowerment mandates of all kinds. It sharpens your radar and helps you to be a better strategist, this regarding finances. Venus in Scorpio assists you to navigate through tricky emotional or social matters, to work smarter not harder.
Mars in Libra, starting September 15 (to October 30) puts an added spotlight on career and relationship priorities. For the balance of the month (especially to September 25), it sets a favourable backdrop for partnerships, cooperation, collaborative projects, and contracts of all kinds (professional, personal/financial, marriage).
Coinciding with Canada’s federal election, the full moon in Pisces on September 20 holds good potential. A little can go along way, perhaps further than you expect. Mercury trine Jupiter is a good transit for setting wheels in motion.
Mercury in Libra travels retrograde from September 26 to October 18. Heed the usual safeguard suggestions for the cycle: double check everything, guard your health and security, keep your plans and schedule flexible, expect backtracks, a sidetrack, or added expense. As is typical of the cycle, expect to reconnect with folks you haven’t seen for awhile, or to find yourself on an important rethink or reassessment. It is an appropriate time to refinance, to renegotiate a contract or relationship involvement (personal or professional), to give it a second try or another look, or to repeat a success. Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, September 25 to 29 can be productive and smooth running.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
Mercury and Venus on tour in Libra open the month. The new moon in Virgo on September 6, and trines from Sun/Uranus, Venus/Jupiter, and Mars/Pluto set a great backdrop for diving into it fresh. You should feel you can adjust well, stay on top of what you need to and gain better/faster ground.
The objective for Venus in Scorpio, starting September 10, is to get it under better control. It’s about working smarter not harder. Mars in Libra, starting September 15 supports this agenda. Both transits keep you driven. Mars in Libra enhances the social and people end of things. As such, it is a good transit for scouting for fresh opportunity. It’s also good for marketing activities directed toward increasing your client base, your sales, and your popularity with the public.
The full moon in Pisces on September 20 could trigger something opportune. Mercury’s trine to Jupiter could bring good news, put you in the know or stimulate something fresh or unexpected. Watch for an insight or for a useful piece of information. This full moon could see you set sail onto some secondary or alternate track.
Mercury in Libra turns retrograde from September 26 to October 18. By now you know the drill regarding the retrograde safeguards: double check everything, keep open ended, don’t bank on a promise, build extra margins into your timetable and budget. All the “re” words apply, expect to revisit, repeat, renegotiate, or revise. You could find yourself second-guessing, on a backtrack or sidetrack. To the plus, some things or some people are worth another look/see. The retrograde could provide an opportunity to give it another chance, or to repeat a success. Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, September 25 to 29 can set a productive backdrop.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
The new moon in Virgo on September 6 helps you to get it better sorted out. Despite the long to-do list and the uncertainty of tomorrow, you should find your days move along well. As best you can, stick with what is simple or easy to accomplish, and/or what is most readily available.
Venus tours Scorpio from September 10 to October 7. This transit sharpens your radar, intuition, and negotiating skills. You’ll find you have a knack for reading between the lines, for understanding how things work, and what motivates those around you. Too, Venus in Scorpio can help you to better spot an advantage, opportunity, or great buy.
You’ll feel the strongest impact of the potentials-rich full moon in Pisces on September 20 if your birthday is on or near March 19. You could turn an important corner. Mercury’s trine to Jupiter can put the action into full swing in some opportune way.
September 15 to the end of October, Mars in Libra puts added focus on matters to do with the sharing of resources, information, or space, on finances, contracts, collaborative projects, and legal matters. Mercury in Libra travels retrograde from September 26 to October 18. The retrograde cycle can prompt or necessitate further conversation, re-negotiation, a change of plans, refinancing, a contract revision, etc. A backtrack, side-track, second guess, or another try out is also within the scope of Mercury retrograde. Added expense and the unexpected are too.
Despite the start of Mercury retrograde, you should find September 25 to 29 to be mostly productive and smooth going.