September Forecast Overview:
As September begins, we are well in the thick of yet another Mercury retrograde cycle. Occurring in Virgo this time (Aug 20 – Sept 12), the cycle can be unraveling. Problems can manifest in the following areas: health (includes pets), weather, employment, services, hired help, equipment, communications, and vehicle breakdowns. (Did I leave anything out???) Sept 3 is the midpoint apex of Mercury’s cycle, watch for an occurrence or revelation to sharpen your viewfinder. Sept 2/3 could produce a clue, tool, an important dialogue, or piece of news. You should start to feel a shift in the days leading up to the super new moon in Virgo on Sept. 8. A super new moon is an astrological high-tide, so know that the life-force of this necessary clean-up and corrections cycle is infused with more than the usual potency. Note both Venus (entering Scorpio) and Jupiter (revisiting Pisces) make significant changes on this new moon. When it is meant to be, it will animate readily. Otherwise, you will be forced to surrender the illusion.
Now to Oct 3 (and Oct 3 through the beginning of Dec), Venus and Mars advance a specific relationship chapter. Your/our relationship to money (in other words, the economy) is also a key feature of this particular cycle. A sense of destiny – and in some cases, a karmic backlash – is sure to be evident. This present Venus/Mars cycle also turns the destiny corner re economics (yours; ours) and social politics. Oct 3 through the beginning of December establishes phase two (or rather phase “next”) re all the above.
Jupiter and Uranus have been traveling in tandem since May. After a brief summer stint in Aries, both will finish out the year in Pisces. Their second peak (conjunction) will occur Sept 18 in Pisces. (Bookmarking the duration of their combined influence, the first conjunction occurred in June in the mobilizing sign of Aries, the last conjunction occurs in Pisces, on Jan 4, 2011). This planetary pairing accelerates the enlightenment of mass consciousness. As we have witnessed since the start of the year, more often than not this is occurring through the experience of large scale loss and tragedy. The positive side of this dynamic transit? Opportunity exceeding expectation, in other words, a completely reinvented life. If you will rise up to the undiluted truth of the here and now, applied knowledge is the lightening rod of liberation. Note also, that the Jupiter/Uranus peak of Sept 18 is particularly notable as it references our final eclipse of the year, that of the lunar eclipse of Dec 21.
The sun’s consciousness-raising transit will re-light Jupiter/Uranus on Sept 21, striking the cardinal (astrologer’s term) flint for the Autumn Equinox (Sept 22) and harvest full moon in Aries (Sept 23.) These are very potent stars (Sept 21 through 23) as they reactivate the cardinal climax configuration discussed by so many astrologers. Make no mistake about it – we are now buckled in to our seats for the journey of a lifetime – that of the shift to a new world order, to 2012 and beyond. Suffice to say September stars are particularly staging re both our private lives and the outer world/collective journey too. Nothing is small or insignificant. All is exceedingly relevant, all is of urgent priority.
The full moon in Aries Sept 23 can come “at you” fast and furious. Know that the adrenaline rush may be short lived, but the consequences can be lasting. Saturn and the sun conjoined at month’s end suggest you can conquer it, accomplish it, or end it. Saturn and the sun bring each of us to a significant fruition or culminating point, a karmic threshold, a deadline, or end of the road.
Sept 8: Super New Moon: 3:30 am (15:41 Virgo)
Sept 23: Full Moon: 2:17 am (0:15 Aries)
Sept 8: Venus enters Scorpio: 8:45 am
Sept 8: Jupiter retrogrades into Pisces: 9:51 pm
Sept 12: Mercury retrograde ends: 4:09 pm (5:23 Virgo)
Sept 13: Pluto stations direct: 9:35 pm (2:47 Capricorn)
Sept 14: Mars enters Scorpio: 3:38 pm
Sept 22: Sun enters Libra (Autumn Equinox) 8:09 pm
Sept 23: Full Moon: 2:17 am (0:15 Aries)
**Times listed are PDT**
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Mercury’s retrograde cycle offers the right time to get back at it. Clear it, clean it, revisit, rework it. When uncertain, opt for temporary solutions or fixes to bridge you until something more lucrative or suitable comes along. Some trial and error can be necessary first before you discover what (or who) works and what/who doesn’t. By the same token, when you see it breakdown or unravel beyond repair – your resolution/answer has made itself known. Don’t waste/spend the little you have remaining on lost litres.
Jupiter retrograde leaves Aries for Pisces on Sept 8. This full of potential planetary influence suggests something of great future significance is in a budding stage. A reinvented life is waiting in the wings. Consider now through late Jan, 2011 as a gestational or research period. The super new moon Sept 8 ushers in a productive new chapter, especially re work and health mandates. The stars are highly activated Sept 21 through the harvest moon full moon, Sept 23, and continuing through the first week of October. Re the personal, professional or political journey, this full moon can deliver a defining fork in the road moment, especially so for those born Mar 21 – 23. Sept 29/30 could deliver a conclusion, deadline, endpoint, contract or solidification of significance.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
It seems you’ll start the month at a personal best or with the best of intentions. (You may be hitting a personal best stride too. While Mercury retrograde (to Sept 12) can challenge you with relationship or money shortfalls, it is important for you to carry on with the agenda you have set for yourself and not to let yourself get sidetracked. Empowering Pluto loans you backbone where you need it the most. If you have banked it previously, Mercury retrograde can be a time to retry or reapply. For the most part, petitions of merit will produce for you. Don’t let money stop you from education upgrades or from investing in yourself or your business.
The super new moon Sept 8 can deliver a turnaround time for romance, finances, and business/business partnerships. It is also a time when you can make visible progress with one of your kids, or with a particular health issue or circumstance. Something or someone of influence could show up, especially Sept 2, 3, 8, 9. Jupiter’s backtrack into Pisces can put you back into a social swing, and/or open you up to bright new potentials. Now through spring, you are on a fast-track lifestyle reinvention program. End of the month could bring a project or trial-run period to an end.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Mercury retrograde can keep you especially busy with family, back to school adjustments, home, and fall clean-ups. As is usual during the trickster cycle, appliance, vehicle or other repairs can eat into your reserves. If you need to start a renovation project or some such, wait until super new moon on Sept 8, or better yet, the end of Mercury retrograde (Sept 12.) The full moon Sept 23 could add something new and perhaps unexpected to the mix. It is a good time to step outside of the box/try something new or to take a risk on something just a little outside of your comfort zone. This is especially so in the area of employment, studies, or healing techniques and remedies. As they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained! Sept 8, Jupiter exits Aries to rejoin Uranus in the sign of Pisces. Now through spring, Jupiter and Uranus can help you to revamp your career goals, perhaps even to switch tracks into an altogether new field. This planetary duo can remove road-blocks or personal limitations that prevent you from accessing all that you could be/all that you want to be. Saturn and the Sun conjoin on Sept 29/30. Contracts and new business starts are favoured by this pairing. This is a solidification aspect that bodes well for long-lasting achievement, success, and harmony.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Par for the back to school drill, Mercury retrograde is sure to put you back in touch. The cycle also an appropriate time to redo business cards, promotional materials, advertising programs, and the like. Concentrate on getting yourself better organized and take care of that pile up before it gets any worse. Remember to allow added flexibility in your schedule, and while you hitting the due diligence stride, ask more questions or get a couple of price quotes before you settle on the service. The super new moon Sept 8 offers a strong launch for self-improvement programs. There may be extra work and adjusting to do, but it seems you are ready to take it on. The advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14 into Scorpio are empowering, so now is the time to put full force behind your ambitions and intentions. Sept 21 through the full moon Sept 23 can see you/life veer off in a new direction. You could feel a sense that there is no time to waste, and you are right in this regard. Have courage, take a risk on yourself, act quick, dive in deep. You should see right away whether you are heading in the right direction or not. Jupiter’s backtrack into Pisces (through Jan 2011) extends your opportunity cycle; this planet’s influence increases potentials and builds confidence and creativity too. The Sun/Saturn conjunction Sept 29/30 highlights your base of operations (home, family, living arrangements, real estate, personal business, legal matters, leases, etc.) and is likely to busy you with an important contract or financial transaction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Mercury retrograde can keep you especially busied with necessities and/or stretched by the unexpected extras. No matter how much you try to stay on top of things, more often than not, you are likely to meet with shortfalls or pitfalls. During the trickster’s cycle, it is advisable to delay major purchases, or to save the receipts just in case. Should you be perplexed by loose ends or feel no matter what you do that you still come up empty, simply allow for time to fill in the road map and/or to right your course. Once the retrograde cycle is over (Sept 12) you should be able to put your hands on more lucrative prospects and more satisfying solutions. Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14 in Scorpio intensifies the need to refortify where it counts the most –namely your home-base. Renovate an address, the walls, cupboards, or the people in it.
You may also feel that something new is stirring from deep inside of you. Gift yourself with time to reflect on these sensitivities, the waters run deep. The days leading up to the full moon Sept 23 could challenge you to give up the ghost or to let go in some unexpected way. Financial drain is possible too. It can be difficult to stay on track, and it can be near impossible to predict outcomes or what others are thinking, feeling or doing. Still, the full moon in Aries could be freeing in a positive way. A sudden solution or new avenue could appear. It could be a matter of a loss resulting in plus. Watch for a direction clear, a benefit, confirmation, or resolution to appear in the days following. End of the month, Saturn and the sun conjoin. Sept 29/30 is an ideal time to sign a contract, to finish off a project or campaign, to settle accounting or to solidify plans, intentions, and relationship commitments.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Despite Mercury’s retrograde backtracks or setbacks, you should find you can navigate through your work and your days just fine. Mars and Venus in Libra help you to take whatever comes your way in good stride. Reasonable begets reasonable. What you put into it comes back to you; for the most part work activities and relationships should run smoothly. The super new moon Sept 8 begins a new get-your-act-together chapter. Re the potentials, the unspoken, the unexplored, the hinted or the hoped for, Jupiter’s return to Pisces will open your awareness, perhaps beyond what you have envisioned to date. When you look back to this last quarter of the year, you will see how much you have experienced, changed, and grown, especially re the relationship arena (socially, professionally, personally.) The sign advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14 into Scorpio prompts you to empower yourself by playing it wiser and tougher. New work or health techniques and habits, new tools, or modes of travel spell improvement. A re-direction re your studies or social activities can also be of significant benefit. Mix it up or shift gears altogether – it can put you on plus side. Sept 18 – 23 can be especially full days. Thanks to the Jupiter/Uranus ignition (conjunction) on Sept 18, there appears to be good opportunity and synchronic unfolding prior to full moon Sept 23. The unexpected or unplanned can occur, stay open, ready, willing, and able. In other words, seize the moment. Emotional or material, something important can solidify or be anchored at month’s end. Sept 29/30 can be a time to make a significant purchase, sign a contract, lease, or loan, or take on some other major responsibility.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Use Mercury’s retrograde cycle to stand back and observe, to review, bide time and/or lay low if you need to. Answers will come to you naturally if you give it enough time. Sept 3 can bring a significant insight or put more in play. The new moon Sept 8 can be informing for you too. From this date forward, you should find circumstances, ambition, creativity, and potentials take more shape. Jupiter’s return to Pisces suggests there is a residue of unfinished business to clean up Watch for the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction on Sept 18 (and the days bridging to the full moon Sept 23) to move things along, perhaps surprisingly or suddenly so. Watch for a rapid chain of events; circumstances or people could thrust a sudden switch. The full moon Sept 23 is especially arousing, even life altering, for those born on or near this date. This full moon could suddenly empower you, or revolutionize your life is some dramatic or profound way. Of course, know when anger or frustration is getting the better of the moment, and be especially careful when driving or using sharp tools. Sept 30 can bring you to a significant deadline or solidification point. An advance of circumstances should help you to harness the confidence and accord you need to carry it forward from here.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Mercury retrograde will see you interface with more people than you usually do. As is typical of the cycle, you’ll bump into friends and acquaintances along the way. You can feel inspired to volunteer, or perhaps you’ll feel the necessity to input more. Your presence, advice or skill sets can be important support, but be forewarned that you can also get pulled into complicated situations with friends, colleagues, or groups. Then again, Mercury retrograde may lead you to conclude that you have already given enough and that it is time to let someone else step up to the plate. (Of course, no one can truly match you.) The new moon Sept 8 along with the sing advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14, into Scorpio deliver a fresh energy charge to personal ambitions, and to relationship and financial matters too. Jupiter’s return to Pisces extends your stellar opportunity cycle through January (and Uranus in Pisces keeps that live wire going strong through March). Added attention (public, professional) can come your way, especially so Sept 18 when Jupiter and Uranus spark. Romantic prospects could fire up too. Sept 18 – 23 (the full moon) can deliver thing after another. This can be a time to dive into a short project or sideline venture. Aim to hit it hard and to fast track it. Whatever you feel compelled to tackle (even a relationship) could be short lived, but it will be of potent significance all the same. Open a door, get a fast response. Sept 29/30 can deliver a confirmation or completion point.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Sept 3 could deliver an important announcement or a chance to meet up with an influential person. It can also be a lucrative day to deal with important negotiations, contract agreements, talks, or bank matters. Mercury retrograde can put you back to school, back to work, or back to the drawing board. If it isn’t for you, you’ll know it soon enough. Mercury retrograde is best used to flush out the weak links, so know that no matter what it looks like in the immediacy of the moment, it will prove productive. The cycle is set to reveal the flaws in your rationalizations, justifications, or plans. The new moon Sept 8 can launch a practical side or draw your attention to the mundane necessities. It can also shorten your patience for the shortfalls and limitations, which in turn, spurs you to action. Jupiter’s return to Pisces can increase your restlessness or find you ready to uproot yourself yet again. The advances of Venus, Sept 8, and Mars, Sept 14, into Scorpio suggests there is more potential building and more brewing than meets the eye. You may have secrets to guard. The fall delivers a time of transitions and is also a potent stage-setting cycle. The next couple of months will be a matter of setting wheels in motion as best as you can, but also of waiting for life to meet you and of synchronizing with circumstances as they unfold. It isn’t in full view now, but there is so much more waiting on the road ahead. Sept 18 can deliver unexpected activity re home or family. Be especially safety conscious around this time, especially re electrical, plumbing, water, cooking, and home security. Then again, Jupiter and Uranus could produce a wonderful time to host a party, gathering, workshop, or event. Spontaneity finds you at your creative best on the full moon Sept 23. Of course, it can be one extreme to the other, you can meet with great satisfaction or come up empty; you could run hot and cold in short order. End of the month can solidify a goal, a relationship; bring you to an important finish line or deliver an important event to attend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Mercury retrograde can find you ready to plug back in, especially if you have been on a long wait or when there is a new draw to inspire you. If you have something to prove or to show-off to the world, the new moon through to the end of the month is definitely the right launch-it time. A new location, vocation, or relationship appears to offer great potential. It is a stage-setting month, in fact, you are facing a karmic stage-setting few months. Sept 3 and Sept 8 could bring news, mail, a visitor, an event, insight, or opportunity. Hopefully, you’ll see the fall schedule slip on like a glove. Jupiter’s dip back into Pisces (Sept 8 through the end of Jan 2011) along with the advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14, into Scorpio can draw more people into your life, through career pursuits and through your social life too. This can be a lucrative time to mix business and pleasure, so talk it up and network all you can. Attend to studies, marketing, writing, study and research projects. Stay on top of what you need to. The competition can be stiff, if you want to stand out from the crowd, aim to deliver better than the rest. Jupiter and Uranus conjoin on Sept 18; watch for synchronicity and social opportunity to strike. In fact, Sept 18 through the full moon Sept 23 is likely to be an especially busy one thing after another time. The Aries full moon could toss a new element or consideration into the mix. You may feel compelled to jump into something quick, or you may decide to pull a plug. In either case, it seems circumstances set your clock. Sept 29/30 brings you to an important finish line; use these dates to settle bank or financial matters, or to sign a contract. Month’s end can bring fruition, accomplishment, acknowledgment, and greater personal accord.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Debt, finances, joint resources, and intimate relationships can fall prey to Mercury’s retrograde backtrack cycle. Health may also be of added concern, yours, or that of someone close to you. What takes place for another – emotional, material, or physical – can affect you too. Beyond the actual circumstance of the retrograde cycle, there is a bigger picture message or a key for you to sort out. Sept 3 can be can be a day to have an important talk or air clearing. Viable/workable could dry up temporarily (payments/receivables can be slow coming too), but look to the new moon Sept 8 and the end of Mercury retrograde (Sept 12) to get the movement going again. The advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14 into Scorpio suggests the necessity to re-strategize/prioritize financial and professional expectations, commitments, and goals, or to upgrade equipment, etc. where necessary. It is the right time to rearrange the way you function; aim for better targets and more empowering alliances. Don’t hesitate to change banks, or professional and legal advisors if you see the need. What you put in play past Mercury retrograde (Sept 12) should prove to beneficial/place you at advantage or opportunity by Nov. The full moon Sept 23 will see you take you a big step forward. You should see uncertainty, duality, or fence-sitting clear. A piece of information, or meeting could deliver the deciding key. Sept 29/30 could see a contract finalization, a court settlement (perhaps out of court), or time to cut-losses and wrap-it-up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Virgo month and Mercury’s retrograde tour through this sign puts the spotlight focus on partnerships and cooperative needs. The shortfalls and pitfalls of depending, sharing, or teaming up with others can become more obvious now. The let-downs, the empty promises, the dualities, the excuse-makings – it can be disappointing to say the least (perhaps costly too.) Of course, Mercury retrograde is meant to show you the flaws are so that you can make the necessary corrections. The sign advances of Venus, Sept 8 and Mars, Sept 14 into Scorpio can be empowering in this regard. Watch for your intuition to kick in stronger. As the month advances you should find you can strip it down to your better bets and create more effectiveness for yourself. Through the summer, Jupiter and Uranus in Aries may have opened a window and given you a taster of what is to come; now both return to your sign for a final pass. From Sept 8 through Jan, Jupiter in Pisces (especially influential for those born near Mar 20) suggests there is more to experience, to explore and to clear away. Uranus and Jupiter will re-meet again on Sept 18; their influence should be an energizing catalyst for you. Wheels will spin much faster from this point forward. Sept 18 to the full moon Sept 23 thrusts you on the race-ahead program. Watch for something important (financial, emotional) to be nailed down or settled in short order. Sept 29/30 Saturn teamed with the sun is a time to seal the deal or to finish it off.