Since last month, Venus has been playing footsies with Mars. Venus was moving retrograde in August, and is moving direct on the 6th In Leo. Mars is also right next to Venus in Leo. They separate at the end of September and then join again in in Virgo in October and November. In archetypal astrology Venus is Aphrodite and Mars is Eros. They had an affair while Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the Virgo archetype. Why did she marry a Virgo guy? -- because he was very clever and made her lots of girdles because she kept leaving them everywhere.
Mercury is also involved in this dance moving back and forth in Libra in a sextile to both Venus and Mars. Mercury is Hermes, the nosy trickster, who caught Aphrodite and Eros in the act. He put a net around them when they were otherwise engaged and pulled them up to the sky so everyone could see them. But tolerant, kind Virgo (Hephaestus) forgave them because she is Aphrodite after all--what do you expect? So throughout Sept, Oct. and Nov. look for a lot of relationship tangles. It can get really messy.
This has been going on since Aug 9. Mid-August was the time that Ashley Madison email addresses were posted on the web. You don’t know what this Ashley thing is? --good for you.
The other biggie aspect this month is Jupiter opposite Neptune. Neptune is delusional and Jupiter is expansive. Together they bring some interesting verbose, pompous, long-winded, bombastic, rhetoric. Trump anyone? It is exact Sept. 17 but they are influencing each other all month.
Also we have two eclipses, one of Sept 13 and one on Sept. 23. I will write a separate post on these eclipses. But see below on how they will affect you.
Last but not least, Mercury is turning retrograde this month on Sep 17 until Oct 9.
Here is excellent article on understand this time of crises and transformation. time of transformation
For those of you living here in the Washington, DC area, The Jung Society is presenting fascinating programs. See them at Jung.org
Dates to Watch:
Sep 1 – Venus Conjunct Mars at 14 Leo. The contact between Aphrodite and Eros is exact today. This aspect can lead to intense relationships but also jealousy and breakups. Someone could be cheating.
Sep 6 – Venus stations and moves direct at 14 Leo. This is good news for those of you with personal planets at 13 to 15 Leo or Aquarius. Also the houses in your chart with Libra and Taurus on the cusp will see some renewal of love, fun and your social life.
Sun trine Pluto at 6 Virgo/Capricorn. This aspect can bring renewal, especially in earth areas such as finances and career. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 4 to 8 Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus you may feel the benefit of this renewal. Also check the house in your natal chart that contains these degrees and look for signs for rebirth in the areas of life that house covers. To see the meaning of the 12 houses, see my blog.
Sep 9 – Mars Trine Uranus at 19 Leo/Aries. Fire signs such as Leo and Aries are good for getting things moving and Mars rules Aries and Uranus is in Aries. A positive powerhouse type of aspect. Get Moving! Especially if you have personal planets at 18 to 20 degrees of Leo, Aries, or Sagittarius
Sep 10 – Mercury Square Pluto at 13 Libra/Capricorn. Be very cautious especially when it comes to money. Don’t throw a hissy fit with those around you. Tempers may flare especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 12 to 14 degrees of Libra or Capricorn.
Sep 13 – New Moon Solar Eclipse at 20 Virgo. This is a power aspect and portends the beginning of important issues. Look to the house in your natal chart that contains 20 Vigo. This is the area of life that will get a boost and the Solar Eclipse will shine a light on this area and bring it to your awareness.
Sep 17 – Mercury stations to move retrograde at 15 Libra. He will turn direct on Oct 9 at 0 Libra. Look at the house in your chart that contains 0 to 15 Libra. This is the area where you may be confused and running into walls. I kinda like Mercury retrograde since I am a total monkey mind along with all of you other Geminis out there and my mind slows down during this time and I can finally sort all of the stickies if have all over the house with my brilliant original ideas scribbled on them. Ok, maybe not so brilliant.
Saturn moves into Sagittarius until Dec 2018. This can be a real bummer for Sagittarius and Gemini. Both love freedom. Sadge is a hobo, a vagabond, needs to be physically free. Gemini needs the mind to be free. Saturn is all about limits, boundaries and everything we hate. The only thing to do when Saturn is in your sign or opposing it, is to work really hard, put in the overtime, ugh! And Saturn will be happy, even if you aren’t.
Sep 18 – Jupiter Opposite Neptune at 7 degrees of Virgo/Pisces. This is the most important aspect this month and has been in orb (influencing) us all month. Definitely look for personal planets or the ascendant at 6 to 8 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius. This aspect can cause confusion and self-delusion. Everyone is spouting out lies and misconceptions. Alex Jones, anyone?
Sep 23 – Sun enters Libra until October 23. A nice time of the year and a good time to get married, if there ever is a good time.
Sep 24 – Venus Trines Uranus at 19 Leo/Aries. A very friendly aspect. You may want to gather with friends and discuss some weird subjects. How about a Harry Potter party?
Mars enters Virgo until Nov 12. Mars isn’t happy here because he has to apply his abundant energy into accounting or some other boring detail oriented work.
Sep 25 – Pluto stations and moves direct at 12 Capricorn. Pluto rules very intense, psychological, underworld energy. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 12 Capricorn, be ready for some heavy- duty psychological stuff to come up on this one
Mercury square Pluto at 12 Libra/Capricorn. A good time to go to the therapist and talk about what is coming up today. A day for deep discussions
Sep 26 – Mars Square Saturn at 0 Virgo/Sagittarius. Burdens could be placed on you by someone who is not pulling their weight. This could interfere with your freedom for a few days. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 9 Virgo or Sagittarius agree to become the scapegoat.
Sep 29 – Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse at 4 Libra/Aries. On a full moon we finish up the tasks we started back around the Solar Eclipse of March 20. Also, try to release from your life matters and people that no longer serve your higher purpose.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Virgo and will move from 4 to 10 degrees this month. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 4 to 10 degrees of Virgo.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2018. This month he has moved back into 29 degrees of Scorpio where he will stay until Sep 19. And then move into Sagittarius for 2 ½ years. This month he will travel from 29 degrees of Scorpio to 0 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 29 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus in your natal chart, of 0 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Scorpio, Saturn is asking about your sexual relationships and the ways you can transform yourself. While he is in Sagittarius, he is asking about your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus is moving retrograde and will stay at 19 degrees of Aries. We feel a need for freedom and we want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. He is moving retrograde this month and will move from 8 to 7 degrees of Pisces. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 8 or 7 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving retrograde until September 25 and this month will move from 12 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 13 or 12 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,