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Fresh off a full moon in Pisces, September starts with plenty of uncertainty – and a well deserved long weekend. Take a day off but don’t get too comfy. By Sunday, Sept 2, the stars will start stoking the fire again.
Back-to-it Tuesday launches an election in Quebec that has Premiere Charest’s leadership on the line. (Pallas Athene is in a new phase conjunction to Uranus.) Student protests have been influential enough to prompt the premier to call the election. Has it been influential enough to bring down the government? All of Canada will be watching.
The south and north nodes, also known as the karmic axis, have just advanced into Taurus/Scorpio. Marking the moon’s travel north or south of the sun’s path, every 18 months they feature an evolutionary subject du jour. Eclipses occur along the nodal path and mark acceleration peaks within the 18 month developmental track.
This last nodal chapter, featuring Gemini/Sagittarius nodes, has been one of multi-tracks, the domino effect, the shifting target, everything all at once, the revolving door experience. We’ve heard/seen/debated every angle. Duality, duplicity, and contradiction has occurred every where we look. It’s been an inner experience too.
For the next 18 months, Taurus/Scorpio, the survival axis, will be our collective chapter heading. This nodal chapter will take us through an intensified collective shadow-work cycle. Matters that will claim more urgent attention: the economy, debt, taxes; politics, power, power agendas; death, decay, destruction; precious resources, oil, exploration, addictions, mining, and consumption; everything to do with sex and sexuality, sexual health, reproduction, morality, etc.
What lives, what dies? What’s most lucrative and functional, what isn’t? What needs to be completely overhauled? Are there enough resources to go around? Taurus/Scorpio correlates/exposes us to the profane and the sacred, to the fecund and the destructive, to the transformative and empowering, to betrayal, corruption, devastation, and violation. Most of us will agree that the value systems that perpetuate our current reality are in need of critical surgery. How much rape and pillage can we – as individuals, as workers, as societies, and as planetary inhabitants, take? We are playing for especially high stakes. How much longer can we keep going this way?
Where should we invest our max/our best; where lies our treasure chest? How can we create a better, more sustainable, abundant, loving and life honouring reality? If we strip it right down, we are likely to find that we have most of the answers already. In fact, Pluto in Capricorn has already begun the hard-hat project. The next 18 months will accelerate the work already in progress.
To Oct 6, Mars in Scorpio intensifies the daily get-go. Along with the Uranus/Pluto transit on Sept 18, Mars in Scorpio sets the political race to the White house and the Syrian crisis onto a more crucial timetable now.
Mars in Scorpio will transit sensitive degrees on Sept 2, 5, 20, and 24, 29, 30. Whether they act as subtle under-currents or hold more noticeable effect, these dates stimulate the last two eclipses of the year. Nov 13 delivers a solar eclipse in Scorpio and Nov 28 brings a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. Both hold jurisdiction over the USA Nov 6 election. (Remember that eclipses will energize before the actual event and they will continue to hold resonance for duration of time.) Also note that Mars in Scorpio will transit al-Assad’s Neptune on Sept 18, the Nov 13 solar eclipse triggers his moon (the Syrian people) and the Nov 28 lunar eclipse triggers his karmic axis.
Through September and October, the transit of Jupiter in Gemini will also stimulate sensitive degrees, specifically the lunar eclipse and Venus transit/occultation of June 4 to 6. What occurred for you during this time? It’ll move to the next platform now. Jupiter sets the stage for another intensified expansion and growth time for relationships, financial matters, career, and lifestyle changes. Jupiter in Gemini is a mobilizing and migration influence. When it catches wind, it can light a quite a fire. Jupiter in Gemini suggests student protests, education, social icons, media and media technology, etc. will continue to be newsmakers.
Jupiter in Gemini also pertains to sports and transportation so it’s not surprising to note that the major negotiations are underway, namely the USA/Canada auto workers and the NHL. Both contract endings/deadlines coincide with the Uranus square Pluto transit on Sept 18. (Yes, astrology’s clock is amazing, isn’t it?) Will it get down to the last minute wire? Mercury in Virgo in this first half of the month suggests there’s plenty of nagging issues/details to hash out. The new moon in corrective Virgo on Sept 15 pilots a potentially productive and healing moving-ahead cycle. Then again, it could launch more crisis, labour disputes, etc.
Sept 16 through 20 is sure to deliver an intense go. On Sept 16, Mercury advances into Libra, the contract archetype. On Sept 17, Pluto stations direct, ending a five month retrograde cycle. On Sept 18, Uranus squares Pluto for the second time this year. (The first occurred on June 24; there will be five more between 2013 – and 2015.) Pluto’s switch of direction just before the Uranus/Pluto alignment will likely add more edginess and urgency to the shore-it-up, tighten-it-up, re-establish control mandate. Whenever Uranus is active, it’s a time to get creative, to consider alternatives, and to implement new strategies for success.
Mercury re-stimulates Uranus/Pluto on Sept 20 and the harvest full moon does the same on Sept 29. You can expect the second half of the month to keep life on a hot-wired fast track.
This month’s Uranus/Pluto transit is especially influential/catalytic for those born Nov 1973 to March 1974, Sept to Nov 1974, Mar 1975 to Sept 1975. Also for those born May 28 to Sept 1928, and Mar/April 1929.
Sept 15: New Moon 7:11 pm (23Virgo37)
Sept 29: Full Moon 8:19 pm (7Aries 22)
Sept 7: Venus into Leo (7:48 am)
Sept 16: Juno into Sagittarius (11:12 am)
Sept 16: Mercury into Libra (4:22 pm)
Sept 17: Pluto stations direct (10:05pm)
Sept 18: Uranus square Pluto (11:55pm)
Sept 22: Autumn Equinox, Sun into Libra (7:49 am)
Sept 26: Ceres into Cancer (0:12 am)
* All times listed are PDT, please check your local time.
Dates to watch: Sept 1, 4, 10, 16 – 20, 24 – 30
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Yes, it’s time to get it handled and to strike it off the to-do list. Both the sun in Virgo and Mars in Scorpio keep your motivation going strong. Through Oct 6, Mars in Scorpio calls for you to review financial objectives and to modify strategies as necessity dictates. To Sept 16, Mercury in Virgo keeps you busy with paperwork, applications, negotiating, loose ends, details, the sort through, fixes, corrections, and upgrades. Mercury in Virgo is also an appropriate influence to seek advice, help, or employment, to work through or serve as an agent (officially or unofficially.)
Venus in Leo, Sept 7 to Oct 2, is a confidence and creativity booster. You should find you face less struggle and more reward. The work improves; the attitude toward the work does too. The same goes for health and for your general overall circumstances. Social life and love life prospects are enhanced. Your kids are likely to fair better too.
Mercury (starting Sept 16) and the sun (starting Sept 22) in Libra put an added focus on partnership, finances, and legal matters. Relationship accord and harmony can be easier to come by. Enhance your public profile. It’s a time to be seen and heard more. Get out and socialize.
Pluto’s return to direct motion on Sept 17, the day before a square off with Uranus is sure to add an extra kick. Aries born Mar 26 to 28 will feel the full thrust of this sharp corner turn aspect. Sept 18 marks a major threshold crossing/time is ripe moment. The Uranus/Pluto square on Sept 18 sets another critical paving stone in place, marking the next stage of an ongoing and lengthy lifestyle change and major priority shift. It is an intensified time of essential reformatting where it counts and is needed the most. Whether it’s been in the works for a while or whether it’s a sudden fast forward, Uranus/Pluto now accelerates a new professional chapter or altogether new career direction. The new personal, professional, family, or financial framework you are now building will carry you for a long time to come.
Reigniting the Uranus/Pluto aspect of Sept 18, expect to experience another breakthrough and to be catapulted even further, faster by the harvest full moon on Sept 29.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Virgo is traditionally one of your best get-it-together months. The sun accompanied by Mercury through mid month helps you to think smarter, and to hand-pick when, where and how to place your best bets. Sept 10 is particularly fruitful for fresh starts and for all matters to do with commerce, negotiations, connecting the dots and conveying the message.
A fresh page/new game plan is where it’s at, but keep open to reworking and inventing it as you go along. You’ve been in a major transformation cycle for some time now. You’ll find your relationship to the world and specific people is changing even more rapidly now. To Oct 6, Mars in Scorpio will continue to challenge, confront, and hone you. You can meet with fierce competition or competing forces along the way, but more you face push come to shove, the stronger, sharper, and shrewder you’ll become.
Confidence booster Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2 makes you feel happier with yourself and your home-life. If this isn’t happening readily for you, both Venus and Mars will at least help you to better define what it is you need and want. The next step of course, will be to actively set it into motion.
The month ahead is time of major self re-discovery, personal reinvention, and of redirecting your future in some major way. Regarding career and notoriety, scholastic ambitions, relocation, social life, and love life, there’s greater opportunity for you now. Pluto stations direct on Sept 17, adding more thrust to Uranus square Pluto on Sept 18. Sept 20, Mercury in Libra reignites Uranus/Pluto and Sept 29, the harvest moon in Aries does the same. Anyone of these dates can prove to be a major catalyst. Suffice to say the last two weeks of the month are sure to keep life on a faster than usual spin.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You may not be able to accomplish all you set out to do, but you can make a good dent. Mercury in Virgo, to Sept 16 can keep you especially busy with organization matters and the get-it-together routine. The scramble may be on but you’ll find you are more efficient when you take it one step at a time. Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed by how much you have to accomplish or to stress how squeezed the time is.
While Mercury is in Virgo, the details and fine print are important, don’t skip over them. The words are important no matter how casually they are spoken, but also know when you are making a bigger deal out of it than necessary. On another note, there’s value’s in the act, no how small the contribution, donation, or gesture seems in the moment.
Those of you born at the start of Gemini will continue to be under Neptune’s influence for some time to come. Neptune’s task is to help you let go of the past, while at the same time to open you new realms of possibility, to introduce you to the potentials that are most ripe and ready for you. Because this is such a lengthy transit, you should experience Neptune as a natural transition. If you feel lost and directionless, the best you can do is to keep yourself in motion and to trust that Neptune will align with the right ocean current.
Those of you born around June 5, 6 are on a major growth curve. You’ll continue to be exposed to greater than average opportunity/an exceptional life adventure through the first quarter of 2013.
Sept 18 delivers the second of the Uranus/Pluto transits for 2012. This dynamic planetary pairing can set your life on a completely fresh trajectory. Set a new goal and go.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Through Sept 6, Venus in Cancer keeps you soaking it in. You’ll also draw benefit and attention when Venus tours Leo, Sept 6 through Oct 2. Now is the time to enhance what you can. A fresh look can do wonders for your self-confidence. A fresh attitude gets you there too. Venus, in Cancer and in Leo, places you in the best possible light and helps you to make the most of what you have to work with.
Mars in Scorpio, through Oct 6 is also empowering for your sign. Let a healthy obsession be your fuel. Put will to action, and you should get somewhere good. Mars in Scorpio helps you to zero into what will give you the most return on your investment. It is especially favourable to career aspirations, creative development, intimate relationships, and health upgrades. Along with Mars in Scorpio, Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2 can increase financial and relationship opportunity.
Mercury in Virgo, to Sept 16, helps you to gather the information you need and to get yourself better organized. The first half of the month can keep you busy with sorting out the details or schedule, with paperwork, applications, trial runs, etc. It is a time to correct, repair and fix; to upgrade marketing and education; to negotiate, communicate, write, investigate, explore options, test the waters, etc. A particular relationship, (perhaps a sibling, friend, neighbour, colleague) may need/command extra attention. It is important to clear things up as best you can rather than to leave it to guesswork and misunderstanding. Stay up to speed with what you can do while you can. Don’t let it pile up, it’ll be harder to face.
Once Pluto turns direct, you’ll scale the wall with renewed vigour. Uranus/Pluto will force you to change the way you show up – for yourself, in the world and in your relationships too. Consider this transit like a software upgrade to your intellectual and emotional security system. Use it as springboard to get yourself a move-on. Ceres in Cancer, beginning Sept 26 and the full moon in Aries on Sept 29 are sure to launch you on your way, perhaps suddenly or unexpectedly so.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Past Labour Day weekend you should start to gain a better sense of direction. Revitalizing Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2, pumps you with more bravado and turns you an attention getter.
Don’t just talk about it, put good intention to task. Through Sept 16, Mercury in Virgo helps you to establish good work, study, diet, and budget habits. If you start on the right foot, you’ll set yourself up for a higher success ratio.
To Oct 6, Mars in Scorpio keeps you focused on necessary improvements. Some things simply can’t be put off any longer. Do what you can as you can and take it one step at a time. Mars in Scorpio can signal a change of residence or living situation.
By mid month, circumstances pick up speed. Sept 16, Mercury advances into Libra, Sept 17, Pluto stations direct, and Sept 18 delivers Uranus square Pluto for the second time this year. Something new or unexpected could significantly alter your present course. It’s an ideal time to start a new project or job, to explore a new career or health regime, to broach a difficult topic, or to launch a new personal initiative.
Sept 16 – 20 can deliver more than you feel ready for. There can be news, a sudden flash, social opportunity, etc. Something or someone could surprise you. You could surprise yourself with an impulsive action, or a sudden change of mind or heart.
The full moon on Sept 29 also stimulates Uranus/Pluto. Considering it’s a Friday night, the conversation and entertainment should be great. Have fun, but use caution on the road, keep track of your money, and your belongings too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
A mix of uncertainty, confusion and ripe potential begins the month. Past this first week, you’ll have a much better sense of where you are going. Mercury, continuing in Virgo to Sept 16, puts you/life on a faster spin. Mars in Scorpio, to Oct 6, keeps you perceptive, determined, focused, and effective. You should find you have more influence and sway so if you need to get your message across, put Mars to task on your behalf. Discuss, negotiate, write, rework it, explore, experiment.
The first half of the month can be set up, trial run, or explore-it phase. The new moon on September 15 takes you to the next starting gate. Mercury in Libra, Sept 16 to can introduce you to a new income potential, or at least it will get you thinking about ways to improve your financial picture. Perhaps it will stimulate a discussion about teaming up or pooling resources with another. The week of Sept 16 to 20 will find you crossing new financial and relationship thresholds. There can be sudden expenses or new opportunity. As Uranus and Pluto square off, what will be will be. A budding relationship can knit closer together, but if the writing is already on the wall, the relationship could hit the rocks. Overall, Pluto’s return to direct motion on Sept 17 will empower you to face/do what’s in your best interests.
Uranus in Aries will keep you reinventing the wheel for some time to come. Each of the seven Uranus/Pluto alignments between 2012 and 2015 will mark another breakthrough in your ongoing evolution. By the time you get through this transit, the landscapes of your life and your loves will be completely re-designed. Uranus/Pluto will help you to break-free of the crystallized patterns that have kept you struggling, that have prevented you from being and having all that you could and should.
Sept 16 – 20 can deliver synchronicity, insights, news, an important exchange. The full moon on Sept 29 could open a window or a door you didn’t expect. Mid to end of the month could introduce new financial or relationship prospects. Sudden expense or independence is a possibility too.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
A busy month lies ahead. There may be more than the usual adjusting or running around to do in these first couple of weeks. Take it one step at a time and you should navigate through it all just fine. Ceres in Gemini in trine to Saturn in Libra for the entire month suggests it’s a fruitful time to plant new seeds. You should find your best options are a ready mix, that you learn the ropes easily, communicate/present well, and that you make good connections along the way too. Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2, suggests your investments (of time, money, and heart) hold lucrative potential. Your social life and professional popularity get a boost from this Venus position. Overall, you should find life is taking you to interesting places. Mars in Scorpio (through Oct 6) keeps passion, drive, and cause going strong. Yes, there’s plenty of reason to keep yourself in drive.
Sept 16 to 20, something is likely to launch or to kick-up a big notch. A key someone could be a game changer, it could be another or it could be you. One door closes, another opens. Pluto return to direct motion can bring you to a time is ripe moment or a time of reckoning. Core and fundamental change is occurring more rapidly within you and around you too. With Uranus so active mid month and again on the full moon of Sept 29, the best you can do is to take it moment to moment, to expect the unexpected, and to seize opportunity when/as you recognize it.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
You are hot stuff from the get-go this month. Mars, continuing in Scorpio to Oct 6, keeps you freshly fuelled and ready for action. The month starts and finishes with great piece-it-together stars. Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2 puts an emphasis on professional ambitions. Added prestige or notoriety could come your way. At the very least, you should receive pleasing feedback. This Venus placement suggests you’ll call your own shots rather well and that you’ll feel satisfied with your accomplishments.
Mercury in Virgo to mid month helps you to work efficiently through your to-do list. It’s an appropriate time to borrow a page and/or to see what you can add to your education, advertising, or services. Don’t scrimp on effort, do the extra leg work. The more you put into it, the more your get out of it. Once Mercury enters Libra, Sept 16, it can be time to ease up on the full throttle or push and shove, and to take it as it comes.
Pluto direct on Sept 17, Uranus square Pluto on Sept 18, and Mercury/Uranus/Pluto on Sept 20 delivers a thrust-forward, solution finding, or launch-it week. A block, wall, conflict, or mindset can be surpassed. Something new or extra may be necessary to confront, or opportune to take on. With Uranus in the mix, watch for something unexpected. Think outside of the box. Employ creative solutions.
Libra month, beginning Sept 22, will submerge you even deeper. The harvest moon on Sept 29 could pile on unexpected extras. Stay up to speed with what’s necessary but also go with the flow. Keep your time available and your heart open. There may be a need to pitch-in, try again, or cancel out. Watch for serendipity can light your fuse. Stay receptive and be willing to try something new on for size. You may discover something useful, helpful, appropriate, or better. Guard health, keep safety in mind.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22~DEC21)
Virgo’s back-to-it month is always an extra push for your sign. Mars in Scorpio, continuing through Oct 6 suggests you have even more than the usual to work on and to work out. This Mars placement loans you added sharpness and shrewdness, helping you to target what’s most essential and expedient. It also provides you with added stamina and tenacity. You should find you can make the most of the tools you have and opportunities that lie before you. This is especially so as Venus transits Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2. Look to Venus to boost your confidence, popularity, and luck. Sept is the right time to expand your search, repertoire, and visibility; to pitch, teach, perform, advertise, broadcast, or publish. Sept 12 and 13 are especially synchronistic and opportune. Regarding social, romantic, creative, financial prospects, Venus/Uranus brings it together very well.
Mercury’s advance into Libra, starting mid-month, should make for an overall easier accessibility and flow. Financial, educational, and social opportunity increases.
Sept 16 through 20, Uranus and Pluto are at peak. The sudden and unexpected can rev up and get life moving a lot faster. It’s the right time to take it to the next step or to dive into something altogether new. Uranus in Aries keeps you creative, inspired, and on the cutting edge of your next great adventure. This can be a time of amazing personal insights and breakthroughs. You can expect to keep that fresh spark going strong through the end of the month. On Sept 29, the harvest moon again re-stimulates Uranus/Pluto. A new passion, prospect, love interest, or exciting social event can end your month.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22~JAN 19)
While Neptune/Pisces influences start the month with uncertainty and guesswork, you’ll soon be in the better know. Through mid month, the sun and Mercury in Virgo will help you to increase your productivity, efficiency, smarts, and confidence level. Use this first half of the month to set-it-up, hash-it out, and to work toward getting yourself where you need to/want to be. Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2, sets a more favourable backdrop for finances, business, and intimate relationships.
Wasting no time at all, the new moon in Virgo Sept 15 promises to catapult you on your way. Adding more fuel to the new campaign, Mercury advances into Libra Sept 16, Pluto turns direct on Sept 17, and Uranus squares Pluto for the 2nd time this year. Don’t question the gift no matter what the package looks like. Rise to the challenge and seize opportunity as it appears before you. You are likely to experience more and accomplish more in this one week than you have all month to date. Uranus/Pluto can prompt a new address, a change in family dynamics, a real estate transaction, the start of a new business, or a physical change of significance. A singular moment, word spoken, or sudden flash, could be the “it” that you’ve been waiting for. Those born Dec 26 – 28 can feel the life-altering effects of the current Uranus square Pluto the strongest, but of course the transit affects each and every one.
If you didn’t get a move on around the 18, (or even if you did) the harvest full moon in Aries on Sept 29 is sure to spring you into action
AQUARIUS (Jan 20~Feb 18)
It’s time to freshen it up. Get out and meet new people, try new things on for size, to diversify your interests, portfolio, and education. Uranus in Aries helps you to light good fires throughout the month. Venus in Leo, Sept 6 to Oct 2, improves your social life, love live and career prospects. Perhaps a special someone will capture your attention.
Change a little, change it all. Mars in Scorpio, to Oct 6, sets an appropriate backdrop for a complete overhaul. It’s the right time to begin a new professional direction or project. Reformat your life where the necessity proves most urgent, and where you can see the advantage and opportunity grows most naturally.
Something that’s been developing behind the scenes or brewing in the back of your consciousness is about to make itself much better know. Sept 16 to 20 fires it up. Watch for answers, insights, breakthroughs, fresh opportunity, new developments, etc. While the effects of Uranus square Pluto can come on sudden and strong, Mercury in Libra, Sept 16 to Oct 5, suggests you’ll welcome it as opportunity. You should find same page accord comes easily, that transitions are smooth running, and whatever you are aspiring toward feels/fits like a glove. Business, social, or romantic, a new relationship can move along quite fast. The harvest moon on Sept 29 could toss something new or added into the mix
PISCES (Feb 19~March 20)
Stay creative, put passion/a healthy obsession to work for you. The month’s start suggests there’s plenty of opportunity for the taking. To Oct 6, Mars in Scorpio emboldens you. Your intuition and ingenuity appears to be up a couple of extra notches. A new life trajectory is in the works now. The pace quicken as the month advances.
The hunt for more work or a better pay-check should prove fruitful thanks to Venus in Leo, starting Sept 6. Venus is a beneficial influence for work and health related matters. You should find relationships with those in your day to day to improve also. Equipment, education upgrades, or health necessities can be costly, but they are very much worth the investment. Overall, tests, trial runs, procedures etc. are likely to show positive results too.
Consider the new moon in Virgo on Sept 15 as the launch point/lynch pin for what comes next. Whether planned or a sudden new momentum overtakes you, Sept 16 to 20 is sure to spin the wheels much faster. Mercury in Libra (starting Sept 16) and Libra month, starting Sept 22, puts an added spotlight on a key relationship (intimate, personal or business) or a financial investment. The more you put into it, the more you’ll gain. Keep short term and long range benefit/reward in mind. The harvest moon on Sept 29 can thrust you into something new yet again. It’s a good weekend to take a break, to seek an adventure, or to set yourself free.