Your Handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (9° Virgo) is on 9/1 at 5:03a with a Solar Eclipse. The Full Moon (24° Pisces) is on 9/16 with a Lunar Eclipse. Jupiter enters Libra on 9/9, Mercury turns direct on 9/22 at 1:31a and the Sun enters Libra at the Autumn Equinox on 9/22 at 10:22a. Pluto turns direct at 15° Capricorn on 9/26, Mars enters Capricorn on 9/27, and there is a 2nd New (Black) Moon (8° Libra) on 9/30. All times are EDT. 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: Mercury rules Virgo, so I thought an image of him would be nice for this Virgo issue. I found 2 old hubcaps from a Mercury automobile (probably from the 1940-50’s) in a flea market years ago, and have been using them in my gardens ever since. I thought they might scare deer away when they clanged in the wind, but now they are mainly decorative. You can See Mercury’s head with a winged hat in the center of the hubcap. The morning glories seem to be enchanted by this Mercury, so it seemed a great image for Mercury-ruled virgo.
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Happy Birthday Virgo! Your personal new year begins on a note of reflection – it’s time to look back at what you have achieved with pride, and begin the process of weaving the next phase of your life. As you ponder “what’s next?” don’t be hasty and throw the baby out with the bath water. You may be more than ready to make changes, but it’s important to hold steady and build upon your accomplishments. How you earn and utilize your income and the partners in this process, begin to take the stage. September’s energy is bristling for you! On 9/1 at the Virgo New Moon there is a Solar Eclipse on the Virgo Sun. Jupiter is in his last Virgo days (leaving on 9/9) your ruler Mercury is retro in Virgo (thru 9/22) and the karmic compass North Node continues to point to Virgo too. All this adds up to the time of reflection mentioned above, especially when an eclipse is on the one and only New Moon in Virgo all year. Your own New Moon is the perfect time to set personal intentions and an eclipse brings more mystical tones. (See Intro for details) Magnetic Venus graces your financial zone and when mighty Jupiter joins in on 9/9 (to stay for over a year) this initiates a powerful time to maximize your income like never before! Partners are part of this process and here is the challenge – how to balance your need for doing things to perfection against the reality that your partners (in love and business) don’t have the same values. You’re beyond frustrated and judge them (pick them to pieces!), but another part of you knows this is counter productive. Best advice is one that’s always best for Virgo – do well what’s in front of you today and don’t judge others for their lacks. Learn to uplift others with your own example, versus browbeating them into submission. This includes your own self too!
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, September looms large for you! Huge Jupiter enters your sign on 9/9 for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter = opportunity and expansion, and what he wants to expand is you! Jupiter lends you his powerful energy for over a year, so this could be the most wonderful time of your life! See Intro for more details on what this means – it’s a very important time! Ruler Venus is in Libra now (thru 9/23) preparing the way for Jupiter’s grand entrance. She’s making sure you attract and/or keep the perfect partners to help you in this next phase of your evolution. Partnership is important for everyone, but for Libra it is the essence of who you are. The magic recipe to have the best partners is to simply be your elegant, kind and gracious self. The baton has been passed to you – it’s time to be the living example of what it looks like when fair play, balanced perspective, consideration of others, along with creative, artistic expression rule. The world needs more of this, and more of YOU dear Libra, so prepare yourself to be this beautiful role model. There is a 2nd New Moon this month (called a Black Moon) on 9/30 and it’s in Libra. Since it will connect with Jupiter it’s a perfect time to set intentions for the new opportunities you would love to have grace your life.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, September’s energy helps push your personal agenda even further than you imagined! Co-Ruler Mars continues his meeting with Saturn in your income zone to further activate the financial strides you’ve made. Be aware of the temptation to let go of the wheel. Perhaps a needy friend, your kids, or your own tendency to spend emotionally pull you off track. Don’t give in – hold steady to your goals and soon the fruits of your labor will be ripe for the picking! On 9/23 Venus enters Scorpio bringing all her sweet (and intense) magnetism your way! She’ll be here through 10/18 so soak up her beauty and get out there to show it off! Later in the month, on 9/26 ruler Pluto turns direct in your mental/ communication zone after his long (5+ months) retro journey, which brings another reason to hold steady while percolating ideas become a good strong brew. The next day on 9/27 your other ruler Mars enters Capricorn adding further mental stamina. Mars in Capricorn is the ‘adult in the room’ which helps your own competent communication style. Mars meets up with Pluto in October so follow his lead – be wise, think before you speak and have confidence in your own ideas.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Centaurs, A new territory is opening up for you this month. Ruler Jupiter enters Libra for the first time since 2004, bringing winds of change! As September begins Jupiter spends the last few days of his Virgo journey in your career, professional and outer world zone. The Virgo Sun shines here also and Mental Mercury travels through too, but moves retro (thru 9/22). This creates the perfect time for a review of where your world is, and where you want it to be in the future. On 9/9 Jupiter packs his opportunity bags and heads into air sign Libra, a sign very chummy with you. Libra rules your networking connections, community circles and friendship zone where Jupiter will be for the next year plus. While Jupiter was in Virgo it helped your career path, but “tight shoes’ Virgo also pinched your Saggie get up and go style. Libra is a different story! Community associations, both professional and friendship start to play Large. Sweet Venus is already in Libra prepping for Jupiter’s visit. You’ll feel more supported and better able to accomplish what you want, and you’ll have more fun too! Muscular Mars maintains his romp through Sagittarius most of the month (thru 9/27) so your energy remains strong. Mars’ next stop is to your income zone where your money maker gets some action!
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, The big news for you in September is that Jupiter, planet of opportunity, is heading into your career/professional/outer world zone for the first time in 12 years. At the beginning of the month Jupiter wraps up his Virgo visit which was a fruitful one for you. The Sun is in Virgo too (with an eclipse on 9/1) along with communicator Mercury who is retro (thru 9/22). All this highlights your higher mind territory, so it’s a good time to review your mental horizons and if you find any closed doors make sure you open them to let in fresh new ideas! On 9/9 mighty Jupiter enters Libra bringing expansive energy to your worldly terrain. The last time Jupiter visited here was in September 2004, so look back then to see similar themes. Are you contemplating a career move, or perhaps a move to a new location or both? The main thing to keep in mind is that your place in the world must reflect your overall values, or Cappie can’t be a happy camper. On 9/26 transformer Pluto turns direct after his 5 month retro journey. Pluto is half way through his lengthy Capricorn transit, turning around at 15° Cap. This is especially significant for any of you who were born on January 6th (and I’ll bet you feel this urge to transform!) and also anyone who has your rising sign or other important planet at this degree. See Intro for more details. The next day on 9/27 Mars enters Capricorn for the first time in 2 years bringing a lot of (rammy!) energy your way. Mars is exalted in your sign, so his energy is likely to be very motivational for you. Just be careful not to overdo it and wear yourself out.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, September begins on a note from the cosmos which reads, “It’s time to complete the status review of your deepest relationships.” On 9/1 at the Virgo New Moon there is a Solar Eclipse which takes place in your zone of intimacy, soul mate contracts, and shared resources (like income). Huge Jupiter has been in this territory for over a year and is getting ready to leave, not to return for 12 years. Communicator Mercury is here now too, but is moving backward (thru 9/22). So who are these soul mates and what contracts have you signed with them? Don’t think too linearly, this could be a child (or children), your parent(s), as well as a mate or lover. If the karmic contract is complete, it’s time for a new agreement, and if not, then embrace another cycle and all that implies. On 9/9 Jupiter enters fellow air sign Libra, which works much more favorably with you! Libra rules your higher mind territory, the zone of education and far flung travels too. Look back to September 2004, the last time Jupiter was here to sense similar themes returning. Magnetic Venus is here already, prepping for Jupiter’s grand entrance and helping you lift your own sights higher. Meanwhile Mars continues romping through Sagittarius in your networking, community and friends sector, which is Aquarius’ home turf. So overall advice for the month: do a discerning review of the partners you’re with, and enjoy your circle of friends!
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, September’s energy is all about relationships for you, including the most important on – with yourself! On 9/1 there is a New Moon in Virgo with a Solar Eclipse in your partnership zone. Mental Mercury is moving in reverse here too, and more importantly nightly Jupiter spends his last few days in this territory, not to return for 12 years. All this adds up to a good time (necessity!) to do a review of all the significant relationships in your life. For the ones working well, fertilize and nurture them! For relationships that are draining your energy, it’s time to face facts and weed them out. Jupiter’s next visit is to an even more significant relationship territory – your deepest, most intimate relationships – your soul contract zone. It’s also the procreation zone, so if you’ve been thinking about getting pregnant Jupiter will be here for the next 13 months, it’s a great time to procreate! Venus is here right now (thru 9/23) helping spread sweet love further. The Full Moon is in Pisces on 9/16 with a Lunar Eclipse too. A Full Moon in your sign is the time to celebrate the fullness of you, but eclipses create a different blend of emotions. Use the eclipse energy to dive more deeply into your inner psyche to harvest hidden jewels and pull out nasty mutations. Muscular Mars continues to gallop across your career/outer world terrain. He’ll be here until 9/27 activating your worldly ambitions. His rambunctious energy pulls you away from the important relationship reflection, so remember to find a good balance to handle it all well. Jupiter in Libra, the sign of the Balanced Scales, will help.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Aries, A new cosmic marquee will soon be up in your relationship sector. Majestic Jupiter is set to enter your relationship/partners zone this month for the first time in 12 years. But before this new phase arrives, focus continues in your everyday work/job space where Jupiter has been for the last year. September begins on a Virgo New Moon with a Solar Eclipse in this same work-a-day zone and communicator Mercury travels here too, but is moving backward (thru 9/22). This concentrated energy brings the opportunity to review how you feel about the job you do, and your daily life rhythm in general. If you’re satisfied with how things are, then give yourself due credit, but if you’re not happy then it’s (beyond!) time to make necessary changes. You want to do this because relationships (new or long term) will soon take center stage and there won’t be time. Venus is prepping the way for this new phase. She’s in Libra now (thru 9/23) bringing her delightful energy into your relationship arena (including business partnerships) setting the stage for Jupiter’s arrival on 9/9. Jupiter’s energy is expansive and optimistic, which bodes well for all relationship from love and marriage, to mentors who light your path along life’s way. It’s going to be an exciting time for you Aries! Other big astro news for the month is that your ruler Mars enters Capricorn on 9/27 for the first time in 2 years. Capricorn rules your career and outer world terrain, so get your rams horns up and ready for a busy time out in the world!
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, September’s astro theme for you is about your next creative life plan. The month begins on a Virgo New Moon with a Solar Eclipse taking place in your zone of creativity. Jupiter has been here for over a year already helping maximize your creative skills. Mental Mercury is moving retro in Virgo too asking you to review and reflect, and on 9/1 Merc has an important meeting with Jupiter to help you answer the question: What do you want to do next with these talents you’ve developed? (This is the zone of children too, so they may be part of this equation.) On 9/9 Jupiter enters Libra for the first time in 12 years and begins to bring expansive awareness to your work/job and everyday reality. Are you happy with the work you do? If so the opportunity to advance is maximizing. If you aren’t happy, then opportunity for new work is coming your way. Ruler Venus is in Libra now (thru 9/23), preparing the way for Jupiter’s entrance, so pay close attention to clues she brings. It’s all about finding the perfect balance between what you do to earn a living and the rest of your life. If your job supports your overall values you’re happy. If not, it’s time for a change!
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, September initiates a month of change for you! On 9/1 there are two important meetings taking place in your home and family space. The Virgo New Moon meets the Sun to create a Solar Eclipse and your ruler Mercury, now retro, meets up with mighty Jupiter who has been your house guest for over a year. These cosmic encounters are helping you focus on where you want to be. If your home base (and those in the home with you) are supporting your overall life endeavors then you’re in the perfect place – set deeper roots. If not, it’s time to find a better foundation elsewhere. On 9/9 Jupiter enters fellow air sign Libra which provides a large updraft of creative inspiration to help spread your wings. Venus is in Libra now preparing the way for Jupiter’s arrival so pay attention to her sweet messages. Meanwhile Mars continues romping through your relationship territory so your significant others may be the ones leading you to new places. Just make sure it’s territory you want to be in too. Look back to 2004-05 for a similar theme to now.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Lunar Lovely, September begins with your ruler the Moon in earthy Virgo where she creates a Solar Eclipse on the Virgo Sun taking place in your mental/ communication zone. At the same time mental Mercury is retro in Virgo, and connects with huge Jupiter who has been in this same mental space for over a year. These important meetings are all about reviewing your thought process. Do you use your good practical mind to strengthen your life, or does your mind and communication style bring you down with too much worry and concern? Figure this one out dear Cancer, and you’ll be happier than you ever thought you could be! On 9/9 Jupiter enters Libra which rules your home and family space. Jolly Jupiter has not been your house guest for 12 years, so you may have forgotten what his visits are like. Libra is a lovely energy and Jupiter’s job is to expand. So his visit is likely to bring more beauty to your home environment and spread more love to those in the home with you. Nice! Sweet Venus is here already getting things ready for Jupiter’s grand entrance. She’s also giving you clues about this next important phase of your life so pay attention!
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, The cosmic marker for you this month points to finances. On 9/1 there is a Virgo Solar Eclipse in your income zone. Also on 9/1 communicator Mercury, moving retro, has an important meeting with mighty Jupiter in this same economic zone. Jupiter has been stationed here since last August and his convo with retro Mercury prompts you to review your financial strategy. Has your hard work paid off, or are you working hard but still spinning your wheels? You are born to be creative Leo! So if your income results from your creative ideas, or your income stream allows you to exercise your creativity freely, then you are one happy Lion. If not, you’re meant to figure out if the way you earn income is actually supporting your creative self, or tying you up in a tight noose. Help is on the way soon! On 9/9 Jupiter enters Libra, a sign which works wonderfully with you, and visits your mental zone for the first time in 12 years. Libra is a sign of grace and beauty and Jupiter’s visit here helps you refocus your mind on what really matters, and enables you to find better balance overall in your life. Magnetic Venus is already in Libra opening the windows of your mind and bringing in fresh air to welcome mighty Jupiter when he arrives. Her counterpart, Mars continues to romp across your zone of creative and fun times most of the month (thru 9/27) so all in all dear Leo September looks like a bright month for you!
This is the first photo I took of several when I was trying to get a good pic of my Garden Goddess today on 8/31/16. When I looked at it – here was this amazing orb! (It’s easy to see in the upper left of the photo). There was absolutely nothing which could have caused a reflection or anything of the sort in that part of the garden, so I figured it was one of the fairies who inhabit my garden (I chat with them frequently) who was showing off for the picture taking. It’s nice when they talk back!