Your handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (20° Virgo) with a Partial Solar Eclipse is on 9/13 at 2:14a (on 9/12 at 11:41p PT). The Full Moon (5° Aries) with a Total Lunar Eclipse is on 9/27 at 10:50p. Venus turns direct on 9/6 at 14° Leo, Mercury goes retrograde on 9/17 at 16° Libra at 2:10p (thru 10/9) and Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on 9/17. The Sun enters Libra on 9/23 at 4:21a at the Autumn Equinox, Mars enters Virgo on 9/24 and Pluto goes direct on 9/25 at 13° Capricorn. Unless noted All times are ET. Read September’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
IMAGE NOTE: This water color “Golden Summit” by my friend Carey Jung is a perfect Virgo image. It has the simplicity and grace characteristic of Virgo and now that Jupiter is in Virgo I also loved the image of the temple on the mountain height. If we follow the best of Jupiter’s Virgo energy we can attain that elegant peak! It also is perfect because Carey herself was born with Sun in Virgo, so of course her work reflects her Virgo style. Carey is an artist and herbalist living in Forest Hills, NY whose work has been featured on the covers of Essential Herbal Magazine. You can find her work on ETSY too at her shop ApothoCarey Arts and Herbs
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Happy Birthday Virgo Harvesters! Your personal new year is one of the most significant in over a decade! Mighty Jupiter is expanding your Virgo brand for the first time in 12 years helping you harvest all your best talents and skills. (If you missed the article on Jupiter here it is Jupiter in Virgo) The world is looking for smarter solutions to problems at both macro and micro levels and you’ve got the abilities they need. It’s time to step out of the background and let others experience how clever and capable you are. Partnerships play a large role in this process. It’s more important than ever to be with those who value your approach versus those who judge and criticize your every move. (This ‘partner’ could be your own inner critic too – kick that nag out the door so it never comes back!) Ruler Mercury begins the month in Libra in your income zone and goes retrograde on 9/17 (thru 10/9). Libra rules partnerships so this Merc retro puts even more emphasis on being with partners who help fill your bank balance rather than sneak away with your hard earned cash. The New Moon is in Virgo on 9/12-13 with a Solar Eclipse in Virgo too. It’s an excellent time to set clear and strong intentions to clean out anything which clutters your focus and anyone who diminishes you in any way. Motivational Mars enters Virgo on 9/24 (thru 11/12) for the first time in 2 years bringing you extra energy to activate these intentions and accomplish anything you set your mind to! (See Intro for details on Merc retro and Solar Eclipse)
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, September’s astro energy carries on with the 2 step forward one step back waltz that has been making you dizzy all season long. The forward part is that after 6 weeks of retro motion your ruler Venus turns direct again on 9/6. Venus moves ahead in your networking connections/friendship zone, so if friends or group associates have been making you confused things should un-fuzz soon. Active Mars is also in this same zone now (thru 9/24) so your community including online social networks is an important focus for you now. A good question to ask is, “Who is helpful and who are the time wasters?” Mental Mercury is in Libra as the month begins bringing you focus and clarity, but the one step back part is that he goes retrograde on 9/17 (thru 10/9). When Mercury backs up in your own sign it can make you feel scattered and cause communication mix-ups. There is another mixed message on the same day, 9/17, when Saturn re-enters Sagittarius which rules your mental/communication zone. Saturn helps bring you a structure of optimism to offset any wobbly Merc retro effects. All in all best advice for you Libra lovelies this month is to just keep on waltzing as elegantly as you can across the dance floor of Life! (See Intro for details on Mercury retro in Libra.)
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, September begins on an active note in your career/outer world zone. Co-ruler Mars is here through 9/24 pumping up your creative skills for all the world to see and Venus who has been retro here since 7/25 moves forward again on 9/6. She’ll continue to spread her sweet vibes until 10/8, so take full advantage by spreading sweetness yourself and watch it come back to you 10-fold! Huge Jupiter who just entered your networking zone for the first time in 12 years joins the Sun to shine a large spotlight on your circle of friends and community connections. You have good mutual advice to share with each other so reach out! Later in the month Mars enters this same zone for the first time in 2 years on 9/24 adding even more emphasis to this. Your main ruler Pluto after his long 5 month retro phase goes direct on 9/25 helping you regain clarity and focus. But the most important news for you this month is about stern Saturn which finally leaves Scorpio not to return for 3 decades. Saturn makes his move into Sagittarius on 9/17 when he enters your financial zone. It’s time to take all the lessons you’ve learned over the last 3 years and create a stronger, better income structure!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, Are you feeling ruler Jupiter’s big shift into Virgo? Is your life getting more organized? Do you have more ability to focus on what actually needs to get done versus gazing at Big Ideas which remain just out of reach? Perhaps this grounding energy originates from your own inner dynamics or maybe it’s from career and other worldly demands, but it’s all good Sag! Later in the month on 9/24 motivational Mars enters Virgo too and brings even more action to your worldly endeavors. It’s time to get your head out of the clouds and create your stairway to heaven step by solid step. Helping to create even more solidity is Saturn which re-enters Sagittarius on 9/17 to stay for the next 2 years. Saturn visited Sag earlier this year (from 12/23/14 thru 6/16/15) so you’ve had a taste of the structure stern teacher Saturn demands. On this return visit Saturn downloads a new program for your entire life. The last time this happened was 30 years ago (from late 1985 thru early 1988), so for some of you this is the first time to experience a new sense of discipline and maturity, and for others it’s a repeat visit. When Jupiter and Saturn, the 2 largest planets in the solar system, have a major impact on you at the same time it’s big news! The best way to prepare is to maintain your optimistic nature and faith in the future, while you take a realistic appraisal of what you need to shift in your life to manifest your goals.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, There are several headlines for you in September’s astro news. The first is about Venus turning direct on 9/6 in your deeper relationship and shared resources zone after 6 weeks of reversed energy. Your partners in life and mutual finances get good news, which helps you shine too. Then on 9/17 your ruler Saturn re-enters Sagittarius which rules your 12th solar house – the mystical, magical, dreamtime space of the non-material realm. Saturn aka Lord of the Material Plane entering your non-material zone is a bit of a mixed message for you worldly Cappies. Saturn here means it’s time to buff your spiritual muscles! On the exact same day, 9/17, communicator Mercury turns retrograde in your outer world/career space creating more mixed messages. This would be good time to take a break from your usual routines and explore new territory to gain a fresh perspective. Later in the month on 9/24 Mars enters fellow earth sign Virgo for the first time in 2 years where he joins mighty Jupiter to activate your higher mind territory. This vantage point definitely helps fresh perspectives and also elevates your senses across the board so you see things with a practical and more productive eye. The next day on 9/25 Pluto after a long 5 month retrograde turns direct at 13° Capricorn to refocus on his work of transforming the structure of the entire world and your personal world too. This is especially true for those of you born on January 3 – 4. See Intro for more details.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, September’s astro theme continues the relationship issues which have been front and center for months on end. Venus has graced your relationship space since June but went reverse on 7/25, and now moves forward on 9/6 revealing more of her sweet nature again. Rammy Mars popped in back in early August and remains to activate your relationships (both personal and work) until 9/24 when he enters your deepest relationship and shared resources zone for the first time in 2 years. He’ll join huge Jupiter visiting this territory for the first time in 12 years, which means maximum activation from those closest to you including increased financial activity from partners. On 9/17 Saturn finally leaves your career/ outer world zone not to return for 30 years and takes his restructuring force to your networking connections and friendship zone. Stern Saturn was here the first 6 months of 2015 so you got a sense of the boundary stones he would like you to use in your community circles. It may be time to build better connections to further mutual goals, or if you have been too preoccupied with other people’s concerns draining your own energy, it is time to set better boundaries and carve out more time for yourself.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Fish Folk, The watery currents swirling around you most of the summer are shifting course now. Ruler Neptune and healer Chiron remain in Pisces but their retro motion makes them less active planetary partners while Saturn who re-entered the steamy waters of Scorpio in June is set to leave and enter the fire sign of Sagittarius on 9/17. At personal levels you may miss navigating in these streams, but it is now time for other forces to command the lead for a while. Jupiter in Virgo is the drum major of this new band, having just entered your relationship zone for the first time in 12 years. This means big shifts by significant others in your life from life mates to business partners, have major affects on the rhythm of your life. When Saturn enters Sagittarius on 9/17 he begins a 2 year process of restructuring your outer world from career and professional levels to where you live on the planet. This only happens once every 30 years. When the Jupiter and Saturn, the 2 biggest planets in the solar system, interact like this it’s a major factor in your life! On 9/24 Mars enters Virgo for the first time in 2 years where he joins Jupiter to add even more motivational energy in your relationship sphere. Meanwhile Venus who has been backing up since 7/25 turns forward again on 9/6 in your work/job and daily agenda space. Venus remains in creative Leo for the next 6 weeks so if you feel unsettled by all these new forces simply put more attention on your wonderful Pisces creativity so you enjoy each day as it comes!
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Aries, As September begins the Moon joins Uranus in your own fiery sign reaching out favorably to Venus and ruler Mars in fellow fire sign Leo which highlights a month of dynamic changes for you! Huge Jupiter in Virgo is settling into your job and daily agenda space for his once in 12 year visit bringing opportunities at work which can lead to larger career moves down the road. Later in the month on 9/24 Mars enters Virgo for the first time in 2 years, joining Jupiter to further activate this dynamic potential. This is also the zone of health issues which could take a better turn too. Communicator Mercury is in your relationship zone all month bringing fresh perspectives from others in your life, but on 9/17 Mercury turns retrograde (thru 10/9) so those perspectives might suddenly feel stale. On the same day, 9/17, Saturn re-enters fire sign Sagittarius which rules your higher mind territory. Stern Teacher Saturn remains here for 2 years helping bring new belief structures which create a better platform for your life. Pluto who has been traveling backward in your outer world zone since 4/16 turns forward again on 9/25 which brings his transformational energy back into focus on career and other issues of importance in your world. Last but not least in this active month, on 9/27 the Full Moon is in Aries with a Total Lunar Eclipse too. Lunar eclipses create an inward emotional impact which can feel strange to you outward action oriented Aries. This would be a good day to reflect upon how to put less energy into “action” and more into “attracting”. (See Intro for more on the eclipse.)
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, The big news for you in September is that ruler Venus goes direct again on 9/6 after her 6 week backward journey. You Bulls have sturdy constitutions and are used to a strong and steady life pattern. So when Venus does her infrequent retrograde it throws you off course and creates confusion. Because Venus has been retro in your home and family space, that’s where the disorientation was more obvious. When she goes forward again it leaves room for calmer energy to return and for your life to feel more orderly again. Mighty Jupiter now stationed in fellow earth sign Virgo in your creativity sphere for the first time in 12 years lends a hand with his grounded stabilizing force. On 9/24 motivational Mars enters Virgo for the first time in 2 years where he joins Jupiter and further activates new creative plans. Lord of Karma Saturn repositioned himself in your relationship space on 6/17 with the task of creating better and stronger relationships while helping end dysfunctional ones. His task is not complete yet, because on 9/17 Saturn leaves to enter your deepest relationship space, the soul mate territory of intimacy and procreation. This is the shared resources zone too. Your partners in love and business are shifting now, and their restructuring affects yours.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, September’s astro theme brings more of the 2 steps forward one leap back energy that’s been around for months. A nice step forward comes from sweet Venus who turns direct on 9/6 in your mental and communication zone after 6 weeks of backing up. Active Mars is in this same territory too so your mind returns to it’s sparkling self. A step back comes from ruler Mercury stationed in your creativity space who goes retrograde on 9/17 (thru 10/9) so your sparkling communication might get tarnished again. This is the zone of children too, so pay special attention to how you talk to and share information with your kids, and everyone else too! (See Intro for details) Meanwhile Jupiter has settled into Virgo and stationed his gigantic self in your home space for the duration. On 9/24 Mars enters Virgo for the fist time in 2 years where he joins Jupiter to add more motivation to the expansion plans Jupiter is calling on you to do. The most important news of the month is that Saturn re-enters Sagittarius and your relationship zone to stay for the next 2 years. Saturn paid a visit here from 12/23/14 to 6/16/15 so you already got a dose of his intention, which is to completely restructure your relationship dynamics. It’s time to stop flitting around in your Gemini way when it comes to important relationships in your life from love mates to business partners and family too. You’ve got time to figure it out Gem, but the clock of life is ticking loudly!
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Lunar Beings, September begins with the Moon in fiery Aries joining cell tower Uranus to broadcast news about the Total Lunar Eclipse, also in Aries, occurring on 9/27. It all takes place in your career and outer world zone so your worldly position and goals are highlighted. Things bode well because gracious Venus is soon to go direct again on 9/6 after her 6 week retrograde in your financial zone and she is in the fire sign of Leo which works brilliantly with Aries. Motivational Mars begins the month in your money belt too, so your money maker gets a good shake! Adding to positive potential is Saturn who re-enters fire sign Sagittarius on 9/17. Sagittarius rules your work/job sector which is where Saturn will be focusing his restructuring force over the next 2 years. On the same day, 9/17, communicator Mercury goes retrograde (thru 10/9) in your home space which can create miss-communication issues with family members, so be aware of what you say and how you say it and listen more carefully to what others have to say too. At the end of the month, the total Lunar Eclipse occurs at the Aries full Moon on 9/27. Lunar eclipses create an inward emotional focus while this one occurs in your 10th house of career/profession and your outer world arena in general, so it creates a mixed message worth contemplating. This would be a good day to make time to reflect on your worldly goals and consider where you see yourself in the years to come.
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, September still shines brightly with Leo gold setting the stage for a good harvest for you! On 9/1 Venus and Mars swirl with each other in Leo and they beam out to the Moon and Broadcaster Uranus doing a hot tango together in Aries. This celestial dance favors your creative style, so beam brightly yourself! Venus has been moving retro in Leo, but turns direct on 9/6 and will stay in your sign longer than usual – through 10/8 and Mars stays to activate Leo until 9/24, so the golden glow continues for you. Meanwhile mighty Jupiter is settling comfortably into Virgo now, and since Virgo rules your financial zone your income could get a major boost. Motivational Mars enters Virgo for the first time in 2 years on 9/24 (thru 11/12) where he’ll join Jupiter creating even more income potential. Be smart with your finances and watch them grow! Mental Mercury is in your mental/communication zone all month and turns retrograde from 9/17 until 10/9. Communication signals could be off then – decode all messages received, and be especially careful about letting other people’s opinions alter your own ideas. Lord of Karma Saturn is in Scorpio in early September in your home and family space, but on 9/17 finally leaves not to return for 30 years. Saturn enters fellow fire sign Sagittarius which rules your creativity zone, your very favorite place! Saturn will be here over the next 2 years helping give form to your next creative plan in life. Work with him well, and you’ll have a solid foundation to build upon for years to come!