See my article on The eclipses of August 2017
I’m still writing about the August eclipses because the effects are far from over. The energy of an eclipse can manifest one month before the eclipse during the eclipse or later when the eclipse point is triggered by a planet, especially Mars.
Because both eclipses in August were in Leo, we can expect impacts to kings or leaders. The August 7 eclipse was on Netanyahu’s Mars, and there was an assassination attempt while he was in Kenya in July. The August 7 Eclipse was triggered by Mars on August 12 the day North Korea threatened Guam. I haven’t looked at a lot of other countries and cities around the globe but noticed that North Korea, Israel, and Rome are being impacted by both of these eclipses.
The August 21 Total Eclipse was on President Trump’s ascendant and Mars and he announced an escalation of the war in Afghanistan on the day of the eclipse. This eclipse will be triggered on Sep 1.2, and 3 when Mars crosses the eclipse degree of 29 Leo. Also, Mercury will station and turn direct on the eclipse degree on Sep 5. That can bring out the energy of the eclipse. One result of an eclipse is earthquakes and social unrest and there is a correlation between what happens on the surface of the earth and in the depths of the earth.
The following planets will also transit the eclipse point this year but I don’t think they have the same impact as Mars. Let’s wait and see.
September 18-Venus crosses eclipse degree of 29 Leo
November 20 -Sun squares eclipse degree of 29 Leo
This month we have a stellium in Virgo. 4 Planets in Virgo and the New Moon. The myth for Virgo is Vulcan. He made things for the gods on his forge. Virgo’s have a big “I serve” sign on their forehead. So, if you are a Virgo be ready to be called upon all month to volunteer and help others. You will be quite busy.
Dates to Watch:
Sep 3 – Mercury conjunct Mars at 29 degrees of Leo. This is a mentally stimulating aspect. You want to express yourself verbally or on paper. But try not to be too aggressive and bite someone’s head off.
Sep 5 – Sun Opposite Neptune at 13 degrees of Virgo/Pisces. Avoid any practical or financial decisions today. You may be too idealistic.
Mars enters Virgo until Oct 14. I did a test when I worked in an office (urgh) and I checked everyone’s horoscope. The accounting types all had Mars in Virgo. There they were hunched over their desks crunching numbers. When Mars is in Virgo, it’s a good time to do some detailed work unless you have ADHD and then forget about it.
Mercury turns direct at 28 Leo. Mercury is the way we speak and in Leo, we want to show off. But hurry up he goes into Virgo in four days and then we will be too shy and exhibit self-deprecating humor instead.
Sep 6 – Full Moon at 13 Pisces. A full moon illuminates the seed and potential of the New Moon. It can bring fulfillment. Pisces is ruled by Neptune which increases our psychic impressions and imagination.
Sep 9 – Sun Trine Pluto at 17 Virgo/Capricorn. A nice aspect in two very solid earth signs. You could figure out how to make a lot of money on this one. Don’t steal it, which is Mercury’s realm; instead, start a business around something practical.
Mercury in Virgo until Sep 29. Mercury rules Virgo so he is right at home here. He wants to gather information about health, food, herbs and the best non-toxic way to clean your house.
Sep 12 – Venus Trine Saturn at 21 Leo/Sagittarius. A good aspect for getting together with old friends or for making a commitment in a relationship
Sep 13 – Sun Square Saturn at 21 Virgo/Sagittarius. Don’t take any risks today and don’t bother to play the lottery. Saturn loves to see you disillusioned.
Sep 16 – Mercury Conjunct Mars at 7 Virgo. Strong mental stimulus today. Avoid impulsive speech, try not to offend anymore. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 5 to 6 Virgo or Pisces you could really snap at someone today.
Sep 18 – Venus Trine Uranus at 28 Leo/Aries. A great day for romance and entertainment. Visit a gallery or a music venue. Also, you could have a great time with your friends today.
Sep 19 – Venus in Virgo until Oct 14. You can be really picky about your clothes, your partner or your friends. Virgos make great editors, so take a break and read a novel and just tear it apart with your criticisms.
Mercury Opposite Neptune at 12 Virgo/Pisces. You may hear some scandalous news that really surprises you. Especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 10 to 14 Virgo or Pisces.
Sep 20 New Moon at 27 Virgo. The new moon begins a new cycle; it plants the seed of what will flower during the next month. Set your intention today.
Sep 22 – Mercury Trine Pluto at 17 Virgo/Capricorn. Your thinking today is all about the practical aspects of life – money, property and how to survive in this crazy world.
Sun enters Libra until Oct 23. This is a good time of the year to get married. Libra is all about partnership and harmony. But it is also about being frivolous and flirtatious. Seek a balance between the two.
Sep 24 – Mars conjunct Neptune at 12 Virgo. This aspect is about dishonesty. Watch out for scammers. Don’t believe anyone when they tell you about a good deal. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 10 to 14 Virgo, you could be the scammed or the scammer. But I think Virgo is too honest to cheat anyone.
Sep 25 – Mercury Square Saturn at 22 Virgo/Sagittarius. You could dig in your heels and be really bull headed about what you think is wrong with the world. Maybe you are what are what’s wrong with the world! Just sayin.
Sep 28 – Jupiter Opposite Uranus at 27 Libra/Aries. This is the big aspect this month. I call this the ‘get outta town’ aspect. Neither of these planets wants to stay home and conform to anything. A very rebellious energy today. This aspect will be in effect for a week on both ends of today. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 25 to 29 Libra or Aries you can come up with some innovative ideas. We could see political and social unrest, and more protests. We have already had this aspect at the end of Dec 2016 and February 2017.
Pluto turns direct at 17 Capricorn. The astronomers tried to downgrade Pluto, demote him, not a chance. He is the most powerful planet. You find this out when you start to do astrological consultations with people. When he pauses in the sky his power pours down on us. You will feel this especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 15 or 19 Capricorn or Cancer.
Sep 29 – Venus Opposite Neptune at 12 Virgo/Pisces. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 10 to 14 Virgo or Pisces, you are a poor baby on this one. Life is just so hard and you don’t like the new president, he is just too crude. Why don’t you stay home and watch the Hallmark Channel today?
Mercury enters Libra until Oct 17. Mercury is what we think about and what we talk about. During this period it is about harmony, love, and art. We don’t want any confrontations. We want to compromise.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he will travel from 22 to 28 degrees of Libra. 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 22 to 28 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he will travel from 21 to 22 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 21 to 22 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 Sagittarius, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. Uranus is moving retrograde this month and he moves from 28 to 27 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. This month he moving retrograde and will move from 13 10 12 degrees all month. 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 13 and 12 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 retrograde until the 28th of September when he will turn direct. He will stay at 17 degrees of Capricorn all month. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 17 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.