Astro forecast: Sept. 9 through 17
ARIES: As the Sun transits Virgo, your 6th house of work, health and daily schedule you are encouraged to develop and maintain a healthy routine of exercise, sleep and nutrition. Mars and the North Node transit your 8th house of investments, sex, alimony, insurance, psychological health, trust and your partner’s resources. Mars tends to rev the libido, suggesting a month of increased desire. Venus is now transiting your 5th house of pleasure, risk taking, self-expression, kids and love, encouraging you to enjoy life, engage with your inner child, and make time for good times.
On the 7th Pluto reaches out to Chiron from your 10th house to your 12th house. Understanding flows in the areas of subconscious urgings, innate creativity and career and life direction. Chiron helps to bring information, healing, creativity and clarity to your current life direction, so struggles in your avocation, reputation and status over the past few years are now understood. Teaching, mentoring and the holistic arts may be part of your evolving services and occupation. Eros, the God of Love, enters your 9th house of travel, education, higher mind and publicity through Nov. 5. You may feel passionate about furthering these activities in meaningful ways.
The New Moon commences in your 6th house of health, coworkers and pets on the 15th while conjuncting Mercury, the planet of communication. Fresh starts are indicated in these areas and the weeks ahead bring a busy time of communication, working with technical equipment and contracts/agreements. On the 16th, Mercury shifts into your 7th house, increasing your contact with clients, consultants, business partners, siblings and important others in your world. Pluto moves direct on the 18th after a retrograde period that commenced April 10th. Changes continue in your life direction, status, career and reputation as Pluto moves direct, bringing more shifts as he moves into his second square to Uranus exact on the 19th. Personal emancipation is the theme as the change agent Uranus continues to awaken your personal need for freedom and authentic living.
TAURUS: Venus transits your 4th house of home, family, housing, parents and security. Expect a few weeks of increased well-being, fun and beauty in your personal life. The Sun highlights the areas of fun, creativity, leisure activity, children and love while Mars energizes your 7th house of partnership. Mars often increases demands from others and as the North Node also transits this area of relationship for the next 18 months expect your relating patterns to evolve as a result.
Pluto sextiles Chiron (a repeat from May 12), easing the transformation taking place for years in your 9th house of beliefs, education, travel, publishing and higher mind. Your goals are changing as a result, as are your friends, networks and technological activities. Intuitive awareness and healing are possible under this sextile configuration. Venus trines the revolutionary planet Uranus on the 12th, enhancing epiphanies, insights and positive developments in the home and with family.
On the 15th, the New Moon falls in your 5th house of Virgo and conjuncts Mercury, the communication planet. Expect fresh starts and increased levels of communication in creative projects, children’s affairs, passions and love life. On the 16th, Mercury enters your 6th house, increasing the communications in your every day schedule, matters surrounding pets, dependents, health and services you offer. On the 18th, Pluto turns direct (after a retrograde period that began April 10th) in your 9th house of travel, foreign connections, higher education, publishing, media and spiritual connectedness. These areas bring new situations that transform your views of the world. The second Uranus Pluto square becomes exact on the 19th, bringing shifts from your subconscious and intuitive connections to your world beliefs and soul education. Venus sextiles Jupiter on the 20th from your 2nd to 4th house, suggesting a financially positive day regarding home, parents, work, talents and abilities.
GEMINI: Mercury highlights your 4th house of home, parents, housing, roommates and personal security as Mars energizes the areas of work, health, employees, pets, mind/body connectedness and services you offer. The North Node is also ensconced in this area over the next 18 months, accenting developments on behalf of your soul growth. Pluto connects with Chiron (the first connection was May 12th) in a sextile aspect, developing a pattern of understanding regarding the changes in your 8th house of psychological patterns and healing, finances, shared resources, sexuality, trust and beginnings and endings. Something relating to these areas is acknowledged and processed now.
The Sun conjuncts Mercury in your 4th house on the 10th, bringing further discussion and understanding in your personal life and perhaps in relation to siblings or neighbors. Eros, the God of Love, reenters your 7th house on the 14th (through November 5th), bringing more passion to your relating patterns and partnerships.
The New Moon occurs in your 4th house, advancing activities in the home, with siblings, roommates, parents, housing and the areas of personal security. Mercury ingresses into your 5th house of pleasure, leisure, competition, children, creativity and love on the 16th, enlarging your intellectual scope in these areas of heart-driven developments. Juno, the asteroid representing marriage, fairness within relationship, jealousy, anger and things of value, re-enters your 7th house of relating patterns, important others, clients, experts, business agreements and relationships until Dec. 19, promoting developments with your important contacts.
On the 18th, Pluto moves direct in your 8th house (after his retrograde that began on April 10). On the 19th the second of the Uranus Pluto squares becomes exact, furthering the release and transformation in personal goals, technology, friendships, networking, your psychology, shared resources and trust. On the 20th, Mercury moves into alignment with this energy, highlighting awareness, adjustment and discussion with friends, contacts, goals, financial resources, endings, beginnings, breakthroughs and psychological awareness.
CANCER: Mars energizes your 5th house of creativity, labors of love, children, pleasure and romance. The North Node is also firmly ensconced here and brings change in these areas over the next 18 months. The Sun continues his transit of your 3rd house of siblings, travel, cars, communications, teaching, writing, speaking and buying and selling. Another lovely alignment occurs between Pluto and Chiron as they reach out in a sextile aspect on the 6th. Pluto is an important player this month. Connections are found between the changes occurring in your relating patterns and partnerships and Chiron’s teaching and healing influence from your 9th house of the higher mind, education, travel, belief systems and publishing/media. Expect compassionate understanding to flow this week and provide some level of interpretation to your personal journey and soul growth.
Venus transits your 2nd house of what you value, attracting good things through material accumulation, money, earnings and using your skills in a way that enhances your self-esteem.
On the 15th, the New Moon unfolds in your 3rd house of siblings, communication, travel, cars, computers, education, speaking and writing, indicating fresh initiatives and flowing energy in these areas. On the 16th, Mercury shifts into your 4th house of home, family, housing, parents and personal security, highlighting communications with close ones. You may be less apt to share your thoughts publicly now. Pluto moves into direct motion (he went retrograde on April 10th) in your 7th house, ushering another level of discovery, release and transformation in your partnerships, clients, experts and important relationships. The second Uranus Pluto square becomes exact on the 19th, heralding another shift or awakening in the areas of career, life direction, marriage status, reputation and public life. On the 20th, the Sun in your 3rd house makes a growth aspect to the North Node in your 5th house as your mind and communications are focused on personal expression, children, a romantic relationship or a creative endeavor.
LEO: Venus now graces your sign, Lions, enhancing your appeal, mood, life lens, personal goals and appearance. You are simply more attractive to others due to your inner state of well-being. Money, self-worth and earnings are still in the limelight as the Sun transits your 2nd house of personal resources and employment. Mars is energizing the North Node transit of soul growth in your 4th house of home, family, housing, roommates and personal security. Some of you may be moving this month or next or seriously considering it! Pluto reaches out to Chiron on the 7th, supporting the personal understanding of health, employee issues, daily schedules and mind/body connection with Chiron. This supports your psychological healing, initiation of endings or new beginnings, areas of trust and resources you share with another. This can also indicate the positive development in benefits, insurance, or alimony payouts. Eros, the God of Love, ingresses into your 5th house of pleasure, love and creativity on the 14th until Nov. 5, further opening your heart while encouraging you to embrace passion in whatever forms resonate for you.
On the 15th you enter a positive time for developments in your earnings, employment, personal material goods and self-esteem as the New Moon occurs in your 2nd house of Virgo at 23 degrees. On the 16th, Mercury ingresses into your 3rd house of siblings, neighbors, communication equipment, cars, local travel, writing, speaking and buying and selling. The soul planet Pluto moves direct on the 18th (it went retrograde on April 10), moving forward change and power issues in your 6th house of health, daily schedule, pets, mind/body connectedness and the services you offer. New situations are brought to bear when the planet of transformation moves direct. On the 19th, he moves into the second square aspect with Uranus, bringing awakening, changes and release in the areas where Uranus is transiting — your 9th house of belief systems, higher education, spiritual connectedness, travel, adventure, foreign countries/people and publishing/media. Mercury enters this aspect on the 20th as he opposes Uranus from your 3rd house of the mind, daily communications, siblings, neighborhood and education, bringing awareness and discussion surrounding your work or health situation and long-term plans.
VIRGO: Your solar year is unfolding as the Sun continues his transit through your sign and conjuncts your ruling planet Mercury on the 10th — an important day for awareness and talks with neighbors or siblings. Venus transits your 12th house of solitude, spiritual creativity, dreams, the subconscious mind and volunteerism. On the 7th Pluto makes an easy aspect to Chiron, connecting your 5th house of children, love, creativity and romance to your 7th house of relationship, expert consultants, clients and important others and enhancing your understanding of others’ situations and sensitivities. Some Virgos may be taking up teaching positions and work with younger souls in their development — this area goes well now. Sappho is an asteroid representing aesthetic refinement, bonding deeply with another, writing talent and sexual/sensual sensitivity. He moves into your sign on the 7th until just before Thanksgiving, enhancing your merging and communications.
Your personal New Moon falls in your sign at 23 degrees of Virgo on the 15th, highlighting a four-week period of focus and development in your goals, physical health, appearance, expression and connections with the world around you. Mercury shifts from your 1st house into your 2nd house of Libra on the 16th, energizing communications in your employment, earnings, material ownership and unique talents. Working with others in diplomatic and beneficial ways is important to you now. Pluto moves direct on the 18th in your 5th house of children, labors of love, creativity, romance and authentic self-expression after a retrograde period that began April 10. These areas are due for developments as Pluto makes contact with Uranus in your 8th house of sexuality, trust, partner’s resources, investments and endings/beginnings of personal conditions. This is the second Uranus Pluto square connection and brings shifts, release, and transformation to your heart-centered 5th house and your psychologically based 8th house.
LIBRA: The Sun’s transit of your 12th house encourages rest, solitude, review, privacy, spiritual activities and a lighter schedule as you finish up your solar year. As you review, create the space to dream and develop fresh goals and desires that are aligned with the changes you are undergoing as Venus transits your 11th house of personal dreams and wishes. Your social contacts are beneficial and making time for play is highly encouraged! On the 12th, she trines Uranus from your 11th house to your 7th house of relationship and others, highlighting a time for fluid interactions and understanding. Pluto moves into another sextile (the first was in mid-May) with Chiron, suggesting a time for healing and understanding in relation to your past, family root, and current living situation. Chiron’s transit of your 6th house encourages holistic involvement with health and services while encouraging a stronger constitution and health regime.
On the 15th the New Moon occurs in your 12th house of subconscious mind, spirit, dreaming, manifestations, sacrifice and creativity, encouraging a four-week period of aligning with soul urgings and awareness. You are happier working alone, researching and stepping behind the scenes. Mercury ingresses into your sign on the 16th, bringing increased communications regarding your views, dreams, plans and financial goals. Pluto moves direct on the 18th (after his retrograde motion on April 10) bringing new conditions, awareness, release and change regarding your sense of who you are, your family’s imprints, living situation, parents, and housing. He moves into square aspect with Uranus on the 19th in the second exact square affecting the past, personal security, your relating habits, freedom needs, consultants, clients, and personal/business relationships, suggesting a time for more transformation in your sense of self, family imprints and relationships. Venus makes a sextile aspect to Jupiter on the 20th, encouraging you to look at the big picture in the most positive way possible regarding your dreams, goals, friendships and media projects.
SCORPIO: Mars, your co-ruling planet, is visiting your sign until early October, encouraging confidence, higher energy patterns, and taking action that is of personal importance to you. The ruler of aggression can also manifest as an intensity within one’s personality as a need for control or “my way or the highway” thinking. This can be unconscious but something to be mindful of. The North Node is firmly ensconced in your sign for the next 18 months, bringing plenty of growth (sometimes enforced) and change in your sense of identity and purpose. Some of this may feel uncomfortable, as the North Node can indicate that with which we are not familiar at deeper levels. It can take some time to integrate growth (sometimes years after the transit) as situations unfold and encourage you to stand more strongly on your own two feet. Pluto reaches out to Chiron in a supportive fashion from your 3rd house of mental habits, communications, writing, education, teaching, locale, siblings and communications equipment to your 5th house of authenticity, children, creativity, taking risks and love life. Some awareness is available now as understanding surrounding your heartfelt needs to heal are supporting the intensity in your mind and internal dialogues.
On the 15th the New Moon indicates distinct undertakings in friendships, networks, technology, astrology, dreams,and goals as Luna kick starts your 11th house of social activity. Mercury shifts out of your 11th house and takes up residence in the behind-the-scenes 12th house as you pull your thoughts and feelings inward. Dreams, spiritual awareness and confidential matters with friends and finances are evident. Pluto moves direct on the 18th (after his retrograde motion on April 10) in your 3rd house, advancing developments in the areas of siblings, neighbors, inner dialogue, outward communications, teaching, writing and buying/selling. He moves into the second square aspect with Uranus on the 19th, catalyzing more shifts, release, and change in your communications and the freedom-loving Uranus in your 6th house of work, employees, health, pets and daily schedules. The Sun in your 11th house of friendship, goals, money from career and technology makes a growth aspect to the North Node in your sign on the 20th, suggesting support, awareness and personal development in these areas.
SAGITTARIUS: An important time for career developments, ambitions and life direction is evident as the Sun moves through your 10th house, the most public area of your chart. Yet Mars and the North Node are energizing a very private area of life symbolizing spiritual development, the subconscious mind, dreams, sacrifices, addictions and instinctual creativity. Be aware that fears and frustrations can manifest in unusual ways during this Mars transit. Venus is now transiting your 9th house of travel, education, adventure, publishing, philosophical beliefs and legalities, suggesting that friendships, goals, work, health, pets and daily schedules are tied to the areas of travel and bigger pictures! Eros, the God of Love, enters your sign on the 14th until Nov. 5, filling you with passion, desire, and a high degree of attractiveness. Others notice and respond to you.
The Virgo New Moon on the 15th highlights your ambitions, interaction with authority and decisions and is a directive force in your career and lifestyle. Mercury shifts into your friendship sector on the 16th as she ingresses into Libra. Social pleasantries are important now as are all relationship initiatives surrounding your pals, contacts, networking, money received from career, technology and personal goals. Juno, the asteroid symbolizing fairness, marriage, jealousy, finances and balance, enters your sign on the 17th where she will help you mull over, take steps and rework the relating balance until December 19th. On the 18th Pluto moves direct (he went retrograde on April 10th) in your second house of talents, abilities, honing your skill sets, earnings, work and all that you value. Pluto brings increased change in these areas. On the 19th the second series of the Uranus Pluto square is exact, bringing release, tension and transformation around skills, confidence, earnings, your passions, freedom urges, creativity, children and love life.
CAPRICORN: Pluto in your 1st house connects with Chiron in your 3rd house on the 6th, encouraging healing in your self-understanding and internal dialogue. Relationships with siblings or neighbors are supported and healing words can found and communicated easily. This enhances your writing, speaking, selling, educational and teaching areas. The Sun transits your 9th house of the higher mind, travel, spirit, foreign influences, publishing, media and legal activity. Mercury conjuncts the Sun on the 10th, suggesting increased awareness and communication around these issues. Venus is transiting the deep 8th house and graces your shared resources, sexual urges, trust, investments and psychological conditions. Mars continues to energize your 11th house of personal goals and dreams, technology, friendships and networking through early October. The North Node is also transiting this area for the next 18 months, bringing new situations, developments and awareness. This is a time for growth and discovery in your social life, the setting of personal goals and group activity.
The New Moon on the 15th brings distinct developments over the next four weeks in your 9th house of big picture and adventure. Mercury enters your 10th house of career, ambitions, people of influence, visibility, reputation and life direction. On the 18th Pluto moves direct in your 1st house of identity, health, self-expression and how you connect with the others, bringing more shifts, developments and empowerment issues to the fore. The following day he makes his second square to Uranus in your 4th house of home, who you are, family, housing and living situations, affecting personal changes you’ve been experiencing, the shifting situation at home and personal security. Mercury moves into alignment with the square on the 20th from your 10th house of career, creating more awareness of your changing life dynamics.
AQUARIUS: Venus has just ingressed in your 7th house of others, signifying a period of ease, warmth and diplomacy in your relating style and partnerships. The Sun continues his annual transit in the areas relating to sharing, partner’s resources, intimacy, trust, sex, investments, debt, corporate money and beginnings and endings. It is in this house we see the natural flow and cycles of life—as in nature we have times for birth, growth, decay and death. We all experience these cycles in symbolic ways through life circumstances. Pluto reaches out to Chiron from your 12th house to your solar 2nd house, symbolizing that soul growth, change and transformation can take root in the areas of your self-esteem, earnings, talents, abilities and movable goods. This is a potentially healing aspect between subconscious drives and manifesting abundance.
On the 15th the New Moon hastens developments in your 8th house of shared assets, other people’s resources, healing of the mind, debt, alimony, health benefits, commissions and intimacy over the next four weeks. Mercury ingresses into your 9th house of travel, people at a distance, the higher mind, belief systems, education, foreign contacts, publishing, media and legal situations. Discussions and information flow over the next few weeks. Pluto moves into direct motion on the 18th (he went retrograde on April 10) in your 12th house of privacy, dreams, spiritual connections, creativity, addictions, non-profits, hospitals and recuperation, signaling more movement, development and soul growth. The following day he makes his second square aspect to Uranus in your 3rd house of mental attitudes, self-talk, siblings, neighbors, equipment, cars, computers and how you communicate. This revolutionizing aspect brings further release, breakthrough and change between the pull of your subconscious mind and your conscious attitudes and beliefs. What needs to be released from your past in order to create a healthier level of self-talk, opinion sharing and communication skills?
PISCES: The Sun’s transit of your 7th house of partnership brings focus and developments in your relating style and partnership activity. Mars continues his transit of your 9th house of the higher mind, travel, belief systems, publishing, marketing, education, legal activities and foreign contacts. The North Node is also traveling through this sector of life experience for the next 18 months, bringing new experiences, insight and development in order to advance soul growth. Pluto reaches out to Chiron on the 6th from your 11th house of friendship to your 2nd house of self-esteem, talents, building skills, earnings and employment. Positive exchanges and developments with professional networks, friendships, group activities and technology bring understanding in relation to your personal resources and how to use your assets to the fullest. The Sun conjuncts Mercury in your partnership house on the 10th and clears up misunderstandings between parties. Home and parent information may be highlighted too.
You will experience fresh starts and have more energy to invest in important alliances, relationships and partnerships at the New Moon in your 7th house on the 15th. On the 16th, Mercury moves from your 7th house into your 8th house of shared resources, corporate money, commissions, insurance, benefits, investments, sexuality and issues of trust, moving you into a time of planning with resources — time, emotional and financial. Pluto moves direct on the 18th after his retrograde on April 10th, moving forward in the areas of personal goals, dreams, professional networks, friendships, groups, technology and career earnings. Change, release and transformation occur in these areas. Pluto moves into his second square aspect with Uranus on the 20th, highlighting the changes in your social 11th house with your 3rd house of siblings, neighbors, local community, travel, cars, computers, internal beliefs, self-talk, teaching, writing and buying and selling.
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