There is no such thing as an individual. We’re all just fragments of families floating around trying to live life. All of life and all of pathology is inter-personal. -- Carl Whitaker, Family Therapist
I read somewhere that we are here to finish something that our ancestor(s) started. I have been doing a lot of family dynamic sessions with clients lately where we look at the birth charts of the family going back two or three generations and a lot has been revealed that confirms that theory. I’m noticing that clients with planets in the 4th house (birth family) and the 12th house (ancestors) are more impacted by the ancestors than others. This is also true with those with placements in Cancer and challenging aspects to the Moon. We have had one eclipse in Cancer on July 13 this year and more eclipses affecting Cancer in 2019. I think more and more people will wake up to understanding how the ancestors and the birth family dynamics play out in their life.
I have noticed that some mainstream media blogs are carrying astrology articles. I’m sure they do that because astrology attracts a large readership. One such blog had an editor’s note on the top that read, “Astrology is just for fun and is not supported by scientific evidence.” I couldn’t help myself from writing back, “Science is just for fun and is not supported by astrological evidence.” Of course, I didn’t get an answer, but I made myself chuckle.
We have had Mercury and Mars going retrograde the last few months. Last Month, Mercury turned direct on the 19th and Mars turned direct on the 27th. You may have felt you were spinning your wheels during August when your thoughts and motivation turned to mush. But you can move ahead this month, especially after Sep 6 when Saturn, the planet of work, turns direct. So, I’m sorry, but I won’t be able to give you any more excuses for being a slacker.
If you have planets or the ascendant at 0 to 6 degrees of earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) or water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). You will have important aspects on Sep 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 23 and 25. These dates will indicate a busy time.
Dates to Watch:
Note to my Astrology Clients. Use the Planetary Placement and ascendant sheet to find out if the following aspects will have a major impact on you
Sep 5 – Mercury in Virgo until Sept 21. Mercury is right at home here. He wants to figure things out and analyze data. A very good period for doing crossword puzzles. But you can all be too matter-of-fact now and not warm and cozy enough. Don’t worry about it, just work, Virgo loves to push that boulder up the mountain.
Sep 6 – Saturn turns direct at 2 Capricorn. It’s time to put your plans and dreams into manifestation. You will feel the push to accomplish something significant. The areas where you want to be productive will be shown by the house that transiting Saturn is located in your birth chart. Saturn likes to de-clutter. What do you need to let go of in order to set new priorities? Look for the Capricorn house. See the meaning of houses here.
Sep 7 – There is a grand trine today with Mercury in Virgo in a trine to Uranus in Taurus in a trine to Pluto in Capricorn at 2 degrees of Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. An enormous burst of creativity and a sudden realization of your plans. You will want to build structures in a creative way. This grand trine will affect three houses in your birth chart. This trine is in the earth signs so you may be motivated to work on land, houses or to clean out the barn.
Sun Opposite Neptune at 15 degrees of Virgo/Pisces. Make your plans but wait a few days to put them into practice. Neptune is such a confusing guy. He just wants to dance and spout romantic garbage. Give him a few days to get it out of his system. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 13 to 17 degrees of Virgo or Pisces you are really addled today.
Sep 8 – Venus Square Mars at 29 Libra/Capricorn. Venus wants to make love, but her partner Mars is feeling ambitious and wants to work. What to do? They are both in the signs they rule and are therefore very determined. Who will win? My bet is on Mars. Watch out for love spats if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 27 to 29 Libra or Capricorn.
Sep 9 - New Moon at 17 Virgo. This New Moon is opposite Neptune who rules deception and confusion. So watch out for these during this month. This is the beginning of the month according to our ancient calendars. This month will involve going back to school, textbooks, doing homework, ugh. And taking on all the practical tasks around the house.
Venus enters Scorpio, she turns retrograde on Oct 2018, backs up into Libra on Nov 2, then turns direct in Libra on Nov 16; and moves back into Scorpio on December 2nd. She stays in Scorpio until January 8, 2019. This is a long time for the planet of love to be in the sign of sex. I think Venus in Scorpio is looking for a stormy love affair. But don’t betray her; she is capable of some vicious actions while in Scorpio.
Sep 10 – Mars enters Aquarius until Nov 15. This is the aspect of the cool rebel. Turn that energy into working for a good cause.
Sep 11 – Sun Trine Pluto at 18 Virgo/Capricorn. You could get some valuable advice from someone today, probably about money. Take the advice especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 16 to 20 Virgo or Capricorn.
Sep 12 – Venus Opposite Uranus at 2 degrees of Scorpio/Taurus. Your family is being nosey and your first impulse is to run away and hide in the playroom. Let’s try to be adults in this situation. Try hiding in a pub.
Sep 13 – Mercury Opposite Neptune at 4 Virgo/Pisces. Someone has been hiding some scandalous information from you. Today it could come out. Don’t hide from it and exclaim, “Lordy, Lordy, the vapors, the vapors”. You can’t play that game because you aren’t an elderly Christian woman from the south. Or are you?
Sep 15 – Mercury Trine Pluto at 18 degrees of Virgo/Capricorn. Very similar to the transit we had on Sep 13. Except here the advice comes from a sibling and they give you information to get ahead (whatever that means)
Sep 18 – Mars Square Uranus at 1 degree of Aquarius/Taurus. Today you are acting ornery. You want to go out and protest anything that you can find to march against. Easy to find in this climate
Sep 20 – Sun Conjunct Mercury at 27 degrees of Virgo. The Sun lights up your mind. You have some really great ideas today. But, in Virgo you won’t get arrogant about what you have learned, you will hide in your bedroom and write it all down in your journal and refuse to share it-- afraid that others will laugh at you.
Sep 21 – Mercury enters Libra until Oct 9. Mercury wants to talk about love now and also beauty. You may decide to visit an art gallery with a loved one. Mercury will lose his sharp biting qualities in this sign because he wants everyone to love him.
Sep 22 – Sun enters Libra until Oct 23. While the Sun is in Libra, you will have a strong attraction for others. This is because of the Libra search for harmony and balance. You will want to form partnerships such as marriage or in business.
Sep 23 – Mercury Square Saturn at 2 degrees of Libra/Capricorn. Don’t watch the news today. It will upset you. Also, you are not in the mood to chitchat. A good day to do some serious research or writing.
Mercury Trine Mars at 2 Libra/Aquarius. This aspect favors writers and all sorts of creative self-expression.
Sep 24 – Full Moon at 2 Aries. This is the culmination of the month that started at the New Moon of Sept 9. This Full Moon can bring enthusiasm and/or aggression to all of your activities.
Sep 25 - Sun Square Saturn at 2 degrees of Libra/Capricorn. Don’t take any risks, don’t invest in the stock market, don’t place too much faith in a new person you meet. Be critical of your new brilliant ideas. Saturn is all about don’t, don’t, don’t.
Sep 27 – Sun Trine Mars at 4 degrees Libra/Aquarius. Plenty of energy is available to start new projects.
Sep 30 – Pluto turns direct at 18 Capricorn. Pluto went to18 Capricorn on August 30 and he will stay at that degree until Nov 1. Today he starts turning direct. Pluto moves very slowly, but he is like a sluggish moving rototiller. He is bringing up old stuff to be revealed and hopefully healed in your personal life and also on the world stage. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 16 to 20 Capricorn or Cancer-- run, do not walk to your local hypnotherapist. Something is festering that needs to be lanced.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Scorpio. This month Jupiter moves from 17 to 21 degrees of Scorpio. 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 17 to 21 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio types are into growth, they are always looking at ways that they could better themselves, especially emotionally and psychologically. Jupiter in Scorpio will help you with that. But in Scorpio, he can also bring excess in all the things that are not good for you.
SATURN is in Capricorn until 2020. This month Saturn is retrograde until the 6th. This month he will move from 2 to 3 degrees of Capricorn. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 2 to 3 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, 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 Capricorn he is asking about your ambitions, your career, and your work ethic. In Capricorn he is right at home and wants to build something, make plans and succeed in the outer world.
URANUS is in Taurus until Apr 2026. He will retrograde back into Aries this Nov until March 2019. While in Aries he will cover 28 to 29 degrees. This month he is retrograde and will move from 2 to 1 degrees of Taurus. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 1 to 2 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio, you feel a need for freedom and you want to make some radical changes in your 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 retrograde and moves from 15 to 14 degrees of Pisces 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 14 to 15 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 30th when he turns direct. This month he stays at 18 degrees this month. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with the ascendant or personal planets at 18 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer. What needs to die in order to be reborn?
Have a good month.