|by Meg Yates #artmonk|
New Moon Yoga with Gallery Style Astrology Readings at Freeport Yoga Company (Maine) Saturday, October 1st 1:30-3:30 pm
September starts with a solar eclipse/New Moon in Virgo at 5:03 am EDT. The Sabian Symbol for this degree of Virgo is two faces peeking out of the shadows. The eclipse is solar, indicating beginnings, and this one is about seeing beyond any cloudiness or dark, to what's illuminated and bright. Prospects become more clear, though Mercury is retrograde until the 22nd so it may be wise to let decisions unfold rather than jump impulsively into the unknown. Neptune, Saturn and Mars challenge the Sun and Moon at eclipse time, and this could cloud judgment and appear as limitations or opponents. However, some of this will disappear. Choose your battles or choose not to fight the flow or the adversary, and wait situations out. If you must act quickly, expect terms and responsibilities to change in the fall. Sometimes things turn out even better than you hoped or planned! Huge transitions mark September, and that's how we'll remember this month. Here's where we're at during this third phase of summer:
Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Virgo Moon waxing toward Full/Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on September 16th
Mercury retrograde in Virgo
Venus in Libra, Mars & Saturn in Sagittarius
Jupiter finishing 13 months in Virgo on September 9th
Neptune in Pisces, Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn (they stay in one sign for many years)
Move gracefully through all these shifts by developing patience and choosing calm responses. If you do, everything around you will respond. Environmental drama does not have to steal your happiness or peace.
Cheers & Happy Labor day weekend! Robin
Thursday: Solar Eclipse in Virgo, Sun square Saturn. Find flexible or experimental approaches. Try to avoid permanent agreements, promises or forcing decisions. Change happens naturally and inevitably. Make peace with that. The boys and men in our lives, fathers and grandfathers, Leos, Pisces and Virgo are most influenced by the eclipse. Sagittarius is challenged. Pisces must remain grounded and realistic. Capricorn discovers and explores. White is today's color.
Friday: Mercury conjunct Jupiter & the Moon conjunct both planets, in Virgo, Sun opposes Neptune. Be realistic and authentic. Make plans and agreements on flexible terms or temporary timelines. Important and overdue discussions. Interesting developments and eclipse type news. Void Moon 6:13 to 8:55 pm EDT then Moon in Libra. Lavender.
Saturday: Moon conjunct Venus in Libra. Partnership, seeking agreement and harmony. Mediate, negotiate, dance, make music, remain undecided if it feels right. Social day for parties and friendship. Pink.
Sunday: Libra Moon opposes Uranus, squares Pluto and void at 8:30 pm. Shop for simple things. Save receipts and avoid the major or electronic purchases. Socialize, mix pleasure and work. Collaborate. Avoid drama and impulsive action. Void of course Moon overnight. Be safe. White.
Monday: Void Moon until 8:38 am EDT. Scorpio Moon with no aspects. Retreat to your sanctuary or a beloved place. Focus your attention fully. Lose the tendency toward scattered mind and energy. Experience spirituality in any manner. Maroon.
Tuesday: Scorpio Moon aligns with Neptune, Pluto and the Sun. Silver linings. Seeing past shadows or romantic ideals. Attention to business. No BS allowed! Creative approaches. Indigo.
Wednesday: Sun trine Pluto, Venus sextile Saturn, Moon from Scorpio to Sagittarius, void of course 8:43 to 9:20 pm EDT. Balance freedom and responsibilities. Fulfill obligations. Look for harmonious agreements. Be practical and fair. Turquoise.
Aries: Between last September and now there’s been growing impetus to change day to day life, achieve optimum health, and remove some overriding stress. Thursday’s eclipse can force changes you put off or couldn’t quite manage. Address your biggest concerns in the most practical manner. This is a chance to re-imagine routine.
Taurus: Friends and acquaintances from the past pop back into view while Mercury is retrograde. Look for interesting reconnections while traveling, returning to school or attending a conference or event. You’re likely to see someone in an entirely different way. Be willing to change your opinion as a shadow or illusion is removed this week.
Gemini: The push pull of Mercury retrograde and a solar eclipse could drive you a little crazy as September begins. The living arrangement might not be what you expected or there’s a significant issue to be dealt with at home. The good news is Jupiter hangs out and supports best outcomes at your place and with cohabitation and family for one more week.
Cancer: Changes in your thinking impact business prospects and school plans. Mercury retrograde might have you in reverse, rethinking a previously done deal. Allow for alterations rather than stay fixed on what no longer makes sense. Change your major, literal or otherwise. Retract a statement if necessary. Make way for what’s happening now, as opportunity presents.
Leo: Mercury retro and the solar eclipse instigate changes and refocusing around how you earn and spend. You could find yourself with more money or a primo opportunity as Mercury meets with generous Jupiter. Saturn and Mars put pressure on business friendships while Neptune also has a strange influence on shared money or resources. Trust your gut over other advice.
Virgo: Change happens fast. Solar eclipse is a blurry mix of wonderful and out of whack. It’s a time of re-imagining and learning as you go. A forceful opinion or chorus of advisors, especially family members, could exacerbate what’s already stressful. This adjustment requires inner wisdom, perspective and possibly a bit of distance from the ones you love.
Libra: A mental health day won’t set you back. Rejuvenate and restore your energy by stepping back a bit for perspective. Be more realistic about how much can be accomplished and how much to take on. Venus favors loosely scheduled time for art, music, journaling, and creative pursuits. Without making too drastic a change, head to the salon or spa for some pampering.
Scorpio: The Mercury retro and Virgo eclipse combine to reactivate your relationship with a friend, lover, or supportive colleague. Consider this a new beginning, free of preconceived ideas and judgments. You’ll interact differently this time. Keep money transactions separate from your friendship though. In general, money and work require a conservative approach right now.
Sagittarius: Jupiter exerts one final influence over your career or leadership role. Any resistance or reservations about change will be replaced by a need for action as the eclipse blows through. Mars and Saturn intensify your responses so be mindful and go easy. Compassion for others makes you a more effective leader or team player. Move gracefully through this shift.
Capricorn: The universe has been working to expand your mind, open you to new experiences, and change your view of the world. Thursday’s eclipse pushes you to the next level of understanding. A new program of study opens some Capricorn eyes, and others of you will be students of life. Challenge your previous beliefs and grow into confidence and self esteem.
Aquarius: Mercury retro and the eclipse events prompt you to review any partnership agreement, the terms of shared property and custody, accounts or loans. Mars and Saturn say it’s not the best time to mix friendship or romance with business. If you do. it’s likely you’ll rearrange and revise for better balance and the maximum return.
Pisces: You, my Pisces friend, are in the center of the whirlpool, the vortex of the eclipse season. Relationship status may change quickly or the two of you make a big decision, changing everything. Single Pisces feel the shift in professional or other one on one relationships. The roles you’re willing to assume are up for discussion and change this month.