This first week of the month can get off to a soft, low key or uncertain start. Even so, the need, the priority, or the objective keeps the pressure on point as Mars and Saturn build toward a square-off aspect on Sept 9. Past this date, it’s time to get on with it. Mars in Leo through Oct 15 calls for a strong show and for creative enterprise. When Mars tenants Leo, the attention is on top/the most. Only the best/your best will do.
September opens with the sun, Ceres, and Mercury in Virgo aiming to heal, fix and correct what is in need of repair and improvement. Over these first few days two planetary oppositions – Ceres/Neptune and Sun/ Chiron – keep the guesswork going strong as the US and the UN try to figure out what to do about Assad’s chemical weapons use. When Chiron is involved, there is no easy solution and always a price to pay.
Ceres in Virgo draws attention to the suffering of innocent victims, such as the plight of Syria’s children. Here in B.C., the school support workers (school custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, etc.) have gone too long without a contract and now a strike looms. While Venus in Libra looks to cooperate and co-create, Mars in Leo keeps I deserve and I desire on full display as the driving force.
Continuing through the start of Nov, Ceres in Virgo takes us through a productive period. The new moon in Virgo on Sept 5 begins a “next page” couple of weeks. We’ll see things start to move along as early the first weekend. Mercury advances into Libra on Sept 9 and Venus exits this sign and moves into Scorpio on Sept 10. Both these influences change the dialogue, the participation, the strategy, the balance, and the money. Sept 13, 14 the stars are in a good flow. It can be a great couple of days for music, movies or other entertainment, for romance, get-togethers, or for taking it as it comes. Opportunity is ripe for the taking.
Sept 13 to 22 delivers the activation peak of the month. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus on Sept 15 can bring more out into the open. Whether it is a beginning or an ending, Venus conjunct Saturn on Sept 18 sets a significant paving stone or new reality base in place. This can be a time of ripening, of success, achievement, realization, or conclusion. There can also be confirmation, consequences, and cold hard facts. Watch for important legislation, recognition, acknowledgement or certification, an official undertaking, an important goal reached or precedent set, a contract signed or devised, a potential reaching fruition and/or proving its validity and worth.
The full moon in Pisces on Sept 19 holds great promise. It is one that can transform the potential or the possibility into something of substance. Accompanied by Mercury square Jupiter, this full moon can get matters, initiatives, talks, people, and the masses mobilized. This is certain to put everything on the increase. Mercury/Jupiter also an impetuous or go-for-it combination. It is one that is prone to the max or the extreme, of reading too much into it, of inflation or exaggeration, of tipping the scales, seeing it one way, or jumping to conclusions. Pluto in Capricorn ends retrograde on Sept 20. Sept 18 to 20 can bring something of major importance or significance out into the open. What occurs around this time sets the long awaited or long term into play.
The autumn equinox occurs at 1:44 pm on Sept 22. On Sept 26, Venus trines Jupiter and on Sept 28 Venus and Mars square off. On Sept 29, Mercury advances into Scorpio. The full moon peak may be surpassed, but the stars continue to keep life and relationships moving right along.
New Moon: Sept 5: 4:36 am (13 Virgo 04)
Full Moon: Sept 19: 4:13 am (26 Pisces 41)
Sept 9: Mercury enters Libra (0:07 am)
Sept 9: Vesta enters Virgo (10:49 pm)
Sept 10: Venus enters Scorpio (11:16 pm)
Sept 11: Pallas Athene enters Leo (6:49 am)
Sept 20: Pluto ends retrograde (8:27 am)
Sept 22: Autumn Equinox – Sun enters Libra (1:44 pm)
Sept 24: Juno ends retrograde at 3 Aquarius 50 (0:17 am)
Sept 29: Mercury enters Scorpio (4:38 am)
** Please note, all times listed are PDT, please check your local listings
Active Dates: Sept 3 -5, 7 – 10, 13 -20, 27, 28
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
You are likely to yourself on a quick improvement curve, especially so past the first week of September. As of September 9, 10, you should feel you have turned a significant corner regarding a key relationship or financial matter – or that one is now well within sight.
The sun in Virgo is bolstered by the recent advance of Ceres into this industrious sign. The goddess of the grain is especially well placed here. Sow the seed, and you’ll set yourself up to reap a much better than average harvest. Through the beginning of November put your maximum attention toward the work, repair, and upgrade projects. Through Virgo month, health matters also require a closer watch– yours or someone close to you, pets included. Through mid October, Mars in Leo keeps you motoring along at your creative best. It’s an opportune time to claim the professional spotlight. Mars in Leo also enhances your love life prospects and your relationship with children. In addition to a time of opportunity for you, the same can occur for a special someone in your life.
Sept 13, 14 can be a great weekend for connection, creative projects, entertainment, or for kicking back on your own. Watch for something synchronistic or unexpected to fuel you.
The full moon on Sept 19 can unlock or release something that has been a long time in the works. Venus conjunct Saturn suggests a significant financial matter can be concluded or launched. It is a time to handle will and estate matters, to renegotiate or procure a bank loan, to consolidate debt or reduce your overhead, to buy a business or a piece of property, to sign a contract or to end one, to define what’s mine and what’s yours. Whether it’s a time to end or a time to begin, it is also a defining time for an intimate or significant relationship. This full moon is one that can prove to be quite lucrative and full of promise. It’s the start of a whole new reality base.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Yes, you have more to sort out/further to go but so far, so good. Despite the added pressure, the start of September finds you in good shape. Virgo month is always a productive time for Taurus folk. Through November’s start, Ceres in Virgo makes for an especially potent planting season. Get yourself on to task sooner rather than later and watch the good it does you. Through mid October, Mars in Leo keeps you goal oriented and well motivated. If you want more for yourself or from yourself, there’s only one way to get it. It’s up to you to make it happen for yourself. Know that today’s initiatives will result in better than average yields down the road. Yes, let yourself feel encouraged.
Socially or professionally, Venus in Scorpio, beginning Sept 10 compels you to transform the way you relate to your world and the people in it. Venus is well supported by aspects to Neptune (on Sept 13), Chiron (Sept 15) and Jupiter (Sept 26) which keeps the travelling currents of your life going strong. Even a major lifestyle change can feel like a natural progression. Too, a specific relationship or financial stream can undergo significant change and/or grow in importance. To the positive, Venus in Scorpio loans you a stronger presence. Regarding products, services, your physical appearance or professional visibility, this Venus placement suggests a bolder presentation or more dramatic statement is the way to go. Perhaps there’s something or someone new to intrigue you. Venus can also call your attention to the land-mines of destructive relationship patterning and self undermining ways. When it comes to relationships, partnerships – or any new undertaking for that matter, it’s time for full on or full off. Middle of the road or a half way effort is simply a waste of time. The full moon on Sept 19 can bring you to a well-timed finish line, a goal, a goodbye, or conclusion. It can be a time of solidification or commitment, of a contract or project beginning or end.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You seem to have a lot on your plate. Some of it you’ve chosen, some of it you haven’t. Past this first week of September you should feel some the pressure lift. You’ll gain a better handle on priorities and time management, on what works and what doesn’t.
Through mid next month, Mars in Leo loans you confidence and helps you to communicate and connect the dots with more success. This Mars position suggests a special friendship, advisor, or client has a lot to offer you. It’s also a great influence for putting your best creative foot forward and for showing off what you can do. To Sept 10, Venus in Libra sets the tone for relationship harmony and ease. It’s a coasting influence. After Sept 10, Venus in Scorpio switches to a work and health focus. To Oct 7 Venus will help you to get into the routine, to stay committed, and on task.
The week of the full moon can see an expectation realized, an uncertainty cleared up, or it can deliver something you didn’t see coming at all. Be on the watch for an opportunity, an opening, a confirmation, a resolution, an important talk, or worthy piece of advice. You may be able to finish off or complete something important. It can be a favourable time to start a new job, project, contract, career direction, training program, etc. A parent, advisor, agent or authority figure could be instrumental in setting the play in motion.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Now through the start of October, Mars in Leo stimulates your resourcefulness, and sets you onto a more vibrant create-it track. Financial opportunity is a possibility too. If you love it or it delights you, you’ll certainly get out of your chair for it. By all means, let your heart be your motivational loudspeaker. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Chiron in a good water sign flow continue to support you to grow, to see, to open up to a wider range of possibilities. Venus in Scorpio, starting Oct 10 adds more juice. Something important/official/major can come into being or into fruition in the week of the full moon Sept 19. The weekend prior to this full moon may be the activation or trigger point. When opportunity knocks, dive in with your all.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Give yourself the first week of Sept to build yourself up and to feel your way along. Into the second and third weeks, you’ll pick up much better speed. Mars has just entered Leo. Through mid October, you’ll feel boosted with more get up and go. On Sept 9, Mars squares off with Saturn. This is a forge forward, get serious, do what must be done aspect. Pressure lifts from this point forward. On Sept 14, Mars trine Uranus dishes up something fresh and new. Mercury in Libra, starting Sept 9, is a busy guy too. Expect one thing after another to keep you moving through the paces. While Mercury is in Libra, you are wise to focus on making social and professional inroads, to network, team up, or to enhance your presentation, profile, portfolio, or client base.
Venus in Scorpio, Sept 10 to Oct 7 is an ideal time for self review, to look more deeply into your heart and to listen to the sounds of your own soul-speak. What brings you passion, what makes you tick? How secure are you? Beyond a time to invest financially, Venus in Scorpio prompts you to get more deeply committed to making the inner and outer change you know is so essential for you to undertake. The full moon Sept 19 can bring a real estate deal, home situation, health or financial matter to a peak. It’s a time to finish off or to start. Pertaining to business, personal or family matters, this full moon suggests a new venture holds great promise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Ceres has recently joined the sun and Mercury in Virgo. Vesta joins the troupe on Sept 9. The last time Ceres was in Virgo was late 2008 through the first half of 2009. The last time Vesta tenanted Virgo was late 2009 through the first couple of months of 2010. Can you remember what was going on for you then? What was set in motion at that time has now gone full circle. Now starts a next page personal growth cycle in terms of nurturance and survival needs, sexuality and intimacy needs, self honouring, material and emotional security, vocational development, and health. I guess that covers it all. Yes, it’s a time to experiment with a new way of living with yourself and also to explore a new way of making your way in the world out there too.
Whether it is obvious to you or not, it seems you have something on the go behind the scenes. To mid Oct, Mars in Leo keeps the potential on a vibrant brew. Don’t push what isn’t coming along. Let it naturally fade away if that’s the course it’s on. There’s plenty right in front of you to keep you well occupied. Sept 9 takes you over a major hump. It’s one thing after another from the weekend of Sept 14 through the full moon week. You’ll find what you’ve been looking for, even if you didn’t know you were looking for it to begin with. The Sept 19 full moon and the days around it are full of lucrative potential. Once it is said or signed, it defines the shape of things to come. There can be an official event to attend or to plan for. It’s an ideal time to make a major purchase or binding decision, to have that important talk, to secure a bank loan, to pay dues, to hire an agent, or to sign papers. A personal or professional relationship can be solidified in some significant way.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
Virgo month is always your best time to get the new ducks lined up. Through mid Oct, Mars in Leo keeps a treasured goal or a new goal well in sight. Put yourself out there professionally or socially and aim to stand out from the crowd. This Mars placement has the potential to deliver quick results.
Mercury advances into Libra on Sept 9, the same day Mars and Saturn square off. Watch for a significant lift, a corner turned, or a specific motivation to spur you on. Sept 10, Venus moves out of Libra and into Scorpio. Through the start of Oct, Venus keeps the attention on money matters and intimate needs. Beyond a significant financial or time investment, this Venus placement requires that you make a fuller commitment to making the turnaround you so desire.
Sept 13 – 15 is a great weekend to enjoy a movie, a concert, or some such. Make it social, romantic, or go off on your own. Watch for flash or a spark to light – it could turn into something of significance. Sept 18 to 20 is an ideal time to make major financial purchase or investment, to sign a contract, negotiate a bank loan, or to consolidate or finish off a debt. Venus and Saturn can bring matters to a deadline, goal post, conclusion or a lucrative launch. The week that follows continues the good momentum.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
You’ve earned it, you want it, and deserve it. Aim for the top, accept the promotion, be your own boss, call the shot yourself, show them what you can do. Mars in Leo keeps ambition on the front burner through the middle of Oct. Stay confident and aim to impress. While you probably know more and can do it better than those who pull rank on you, you can work it from a backup or second in command position quite successfully too.
To Sept 9, you may feel under added pressure. Past this date, you’ll find your way better. A new job, schedule, technique, or tool could have the “it” factor. Be open to experimentation and take a risk on something new.
We want you, we need you, we are intrigued by you. Dishing up added popularity and favour, Venus in Scorpio, Sept 10 to Oct 7 takes you through an attraction cycle. The day before the full moon on Sept 19, Venus forms aspects with Saturn (conjunction) and Pluto (sextile). Sept 17 to 20 can be a momentous and/or crystallizing time for some official undertaking or personal initiative. It’s a great time to start a new business, project, or creative venture. Someone of significance can be an important catalyst for you. The full moon can be a time of potentials realized and/or of opening up to a whole new reality.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
September begins with Mars and Ceres freshly into new signs. Mars in Leo revitalizes your “up for it” and “can-do” attitude. Motivation, inspiration, and creativity are in ample supply. Through the middle of October Mars provides ample opportunity to increase your visibility and notoriety, to seek and to find. This Mars placement favours travel, educational pursuits, marketing, publishing, promotional and speculative ventures, performance arts, exhibitions, trade shows, sports and athletic activities.
Although the sun and Mercury will move on later this month, Ceres will tenant Virgo through the start of Nov. It’s a ripe time to focus on career development and professional matters. It can be a time to plant or a time to reap, and perhaps it’s a combination of both.
It’s also a key time to get a handle on health and wealth, to make those necessary lifestyle corrections, to work on reducing your debt or overhead. When Mars tenants Leo, where there’s a will, there’s always a way.
Past this first week of the month, you’ll get it sort it out better. By the weekend of Sept 13 and into the following week, life hits full steam ahead. The staging full moon Sept 19 solidifies something deep inside of you. This full moon holds great long term promise. It suggests a whole new reality base is in the works regarding your personal life, a cherished goal, your ultimate sense of purpose or service, health, a career or creative project, material ambitions, or family matters.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
This first week may be a grind or a push, but once Mars surpasses a tension aspect with Saturn on Sept 9, you’ll find the brakes release and that you are getting somewhere good. The easy come weekend of Sept 13 is especially opportune. It’s one to enjoy and to make full use of. Socially, project or activity wise, it can click together very well. Synchronicity delivers. Sept 15 and the week ahead signals a breakthrough and/or productive time for creative projects and ideas, conceptualization, marketing, communications, contract matters, and for setting the plan into action. Sept 18 to 20 brings the peak of the month. It is a major happening time. Things can shape up quite solidly thanks to Venus conjoined with Saturn on Sept 18. Mercury square Jupiter accompanies the full moon on Sept 19. This mobilizing influence adds to the opportunity and the volume. It also adds an element of impulsiveness, inflated expectations, or overwhelm. The end of Pluto retrograde on Sept 20 is also part of the full moon mix and is suggestive of an empowering step forward. This is a potent time for goal setting, goal realization, karmic and actual contract advancement, for setting the record straight and for getting your act together in some substantial way. What’s set into motion or comes into fruition now sets the long term into play.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
You’ll gain good ground this month, especially regarding ambitions, priorities, necessities, official steps, and professional development. There’s a noticeable and natural progression from the start to the middle to the end of the month as Venus, Mercury and Mars form several dynamic aspects. The week of the full moon Sept 19 puts a major contract or a major initiative into play. Whether you consciously chose to take it on or whether it’s forced upon you, it is a transforming and empowering time.
Mars in Leo can put powerful people in your path. Through the middle of Oct, a relationship with a special someone features prominently. Whether to do with a personal aspiration, love, a creative undertaking, or a new life adventure, expectations and desire is greatly heightened. Mars encourages you aspire higher, to reach for the max, the best, to go for it with all your heart. Along with Mercury in Libra, Sept 9 to 29, you can gain more public or social favour. Aim to stand out from the crowd and to create maximum impact. What do you consider is the true measure your own success and happiness? Do it for yourself – because you can, because you want to, because it makes you feel good/feel proud.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
Past this first week of September you’ll settle into the groove with greater ease. Sept 13, 14 can be a great chill out couple of days, but should you choose to reach out or get at something, you’ll gain the best the moment has to offer. Creativity and connection is at peak.
Oct 10 through Nov 5, Venus in Scorpio takes you through an empowered finding your way cycle. Venus and several other key transits usher you onto a positive growth curve. It is one that builds confidence. It restores faith in yourself and in life’s opportunities. Oct 13 and 14 can be a wonderful couple of days for romance, entertainment, creative projects, and for inspired moments/action.
The harvest full moon of Sept 19 can be a time of significant achievement, goal reaching, recognition and fruition. It is one that brings the potential into the reality. Venus conjunct Saturn on Sept 18 and the end of Pluto retrograde on Sept 20 makes for a write-it-in-stone couple of days. What is set in motion holds great promise or profitability. It can set the long term into play. It’s an ideal time to sign a contract, to start a new business or professional chapter, to secure a bank loan or mortgage, to meet with the person in charge, to take an official step forward, or to take on a new responsibility. This full moon is especially opportune and easy rolling for those born Feb 25, 26 and March 15 – 17.