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Last week was somewhat shortened for me by Monday's holiday and my Friday trip to Portland to attend an Astrology conference. It's funny how a short week can be just as busy and sometimes more condensed than a regular week...
Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement:
If you missed our FORECASTING FORUM last week, feel free to watch the mp4-video presentation of this wonderful event. Please note that we talked about the Jupiter/Uranus Opposition and the Pluto Station in Capricorn (getting ready to go direct laster this month) --in relationship to our own Birth charts.
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This week's headline items: a 4-week Pluto station begins on Monday, the last Quarter Moon in Gemini becomes exact early on Wednesday. In addition, there will be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday until 3:29pm EDT, Wednesday afternoon (for almost 4 hours), Friday early evening (a little over 3 hours), and Sunday evening (almost 4 hours).
Monday (September 11th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus and VoC until 3:29pm EDT. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and "rushing things" goes against our grain.
What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It's probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses ;-)Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions to the seeming conflict between your needs around practical matters/finances, versus those around experiencing more joy and being more playful.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday Day ahead of time ;-)
Monday at 3:29pm EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Wednesday evening. For the next two days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. "Busy" feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way...
The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead :-) This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the last Quarter Moon (exact on Wednesday early morning).
Also on Monday, Pluto starts to slow down (station), preparing to come to a halt on Sept. 28th after its 5-month retrograde phase. This makes its energy more exalted in the sky for the next 4 weeks...until Oct. 10th.
When an outer planet stations, its energy gets more pronounced; we become more aware of its impact on us -- and this can sometimes cause discomfort. We are being asked to hang out with that discomfort until the planet's energy has picked up speed again (around Oct. 9th).
Pluto is associated with our soul purpose. It relates to the process of empowerment -- our ability to feel empowered from within, through the experience of wholeness -- and to our deepest passions.
It is also associated with transformation, for example our ability to transform darkness into light or "death" into "rebirth". Those terms don't necessarily refer to physical death or rebirth, but rather some sort of ending and beginning.
To get to a place of truthfulness on the soul level, Pluto will remove what no longer serves us, replacing it with something new -- something fully aligned with our deepest passions and soul purpose.
When we resist the deep changes Pluto brings, we tend to suffer; on the other hand, when we surrender and allow for that process to take place, we will move to a place of greater authenticity -- and feel a newness and empowerment from within.
As best as you can, take a closer look at whatever is "in your face" for the next 4 weeks. Look for what might no longer be in alignment with your soul's purpose (your deep authentic Self).
Ask yourself: Where am I holding on, out of fear? What habits, behaviors or fears are holding me back from feeling fully empowered from within? What would it look like, if I was fully aligned with my Soul-purpose? How would it feel? When we confront our fears we very often discover hidden gifts and strengths.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra? If so, you will feel this station more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Scorpio (Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio).
Tuesday (Sept. 12th): the Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day (see Monday afternoon for details).
Tuesday evening, a harmonious Venus/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 8:50pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Saturday on; it will remain strong until this Friday evening. This signals a time when we don't take connections with others lightly; we are more attracted to long-term commitment than to "casual".
We feel a strong sense of responsibility to loved ones and see ourselves generally as responsible and trustworthy. We have increased sensitivity to the needs of others. Mutual respect and loyalty become especially important to us at this time; this can strengthen and refresh old friendships too.
We bring more maturity, respect and integrity to interactions -- and this is a good time to approach "elders" and authority figures for their input. This doesn't have to be "solemn" though: What if you could connect playfully to yourself and others through your "inner adult"?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 17-25 degrees of Leo, Sagittarius or Aries? If so, you will be blessed by this aspect more than others. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Capricorn (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn)
Wednesday (Sept. 13th): The Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini until 6:12pm EDT (see Monday afternoon for details).
Wednesday very early morning, at 2:25am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in 20 degrees of Gemini becomes exact. We started to feel this from the moment the Moon entered Gemini on Monday afternoon.
The Moon in curious, chatty Gemini makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in practical, detail- and service-oriented Virgo. This may bring challenges; however, it also energizes us to face what demands completion or change. This Moon phase brings us closer to the next New Moon in Virgo (exact on Sept. 19/20th).
During the last Quarter Moon, we are better served by reviewing those projects we began around the last New Moon -- in this case, that would be Aug. 21st -- as opposed to launching new ones. Out of those projects, what needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since then? What did it mean for you? As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up (whether internally, or with others).
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-22 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces? If so, you will feel this month's last Quarter Moon quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.
Wednesday at 2:35pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 4 hours until 6:12pm EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others, exchange information, and move personal projects forward.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Wednesday afternoon ahead of time ;-)
Wednesday at 6:12pm EDT, the Moon moves into protective, nurturing Cancer, where it will journey until Friday evening. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say and therefore our feelings are more easily hurt -- so be kind to yourself and others. Self-Care is key for the next two and half days ;-)
Emotional safety is important to us as well; we like connecting to the familiar and we enjoy nurturing ourselves and others -- home and family call to us, for instance. Make sure though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, otherwise you might start to feel drained and resentful.
Wednesday late evening, a challenging Sun/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 10:58pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will remain strong until this Sunday (Sept. 17th). We're asked to stretch and grow beyond what we have known ourselves to be -- we are urged out of our comfort zone, towards a higher truth with ourselves and others.
Find creative ways to honor your well-being and your desire for going above and beyond for your long-term goals. Allow your mind to be clear and calm even if life puts up roadblocks or throws curveballs. Simplify daily routines as much as you can.
What if you simply knew that you could handle whatever shows up? Would you rather have your old programming... or more clarity? Would you rather have inner and outer clutter, or inner and outer clarity? Where do you need more information?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-22 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini or Pisces? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)
Thursday (Sept. 14th): the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer all day(see Wednesday evening for details).
Thursday afternoon, we are in a state of “flow” and emotional connection to others; spiritual and creative endeavors are favored.
In the later evening, we may take an all-or-northing attitude toward others; this could drive some tension or oppositional behaviors... As best you can, remain flexible and practice self-care — take good care of your emotional and physical body -- that way, you'll remain able to empower yourself and others.
Friday (Sept. 15th): The Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer until 9:09pm EDT (see Wednesday evening for details).
Friday mid-afternoon, an opportune Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 3:44pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday on; it will remain strong until next Sunday. We have an opportunity to grow in our social and personal relationships at this time. Humor and caring play a big role in our interactions with others. In our dealings with loved ones, we can call upon tolerance, optimism and cooperation.
All things being equal, financially speaking, things are "looking up"; we may have opportunities now to expand our pocketbooks -- if we make sound decisions that are in the interest of everyone involved.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 22-26 degrees of Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Friday at 5:23pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 3.5 hours until 9:09pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and (as best as you can) find creative solutions to seemingly insoluble situations.
Make space both for going after personal projects that you feel passionate about and for taking care of emotional or family issues. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Friday evening ahead of time ;-)
Friday at 9:09pm EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Monday very early morning. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired -- or at the very least acknowledged -- for our greatness :-)
So hand out some compliments -- let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things... be honest and authentic, as best you can. Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones.
If there are no "outer children" around, how about getting in touch with your "inner child" -- it's definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it?
Saturday (Sept. 16th): The Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Friday evening for details).
Saturday afternoon, a Mercury/Mars alignment in 6 degrees of Virgo becomes exact at 3:01pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday on; it will remain strong until Monday (Sept. 18th). This alignment might speed up our thinking (and possibly also our driving ;-)
We communicate with curiosity, enthusiasm and energy, especially on the subjects of health issues or reform, the organization of our daily lives, refining our understanding of how something functions -- and anything connected to nutrition and wholesome diets. We seek the very heart of a subject.
Something to be aware of: We may take things a little too personally. This defensiveness could make it challenging for others to engage in healthy dialogue with us. We may focus too much on ourselves and get attached to being "right" over being happy.
As best as you can, observe and discern, rather than judge. Consider all the facts. If you find yourself becoming impatient, draw a deep breath into your lower belly, and feel the the breath soothing and clearing your mind...
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in3-9 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, or Sagittarius? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aries (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Mars rules Aries).
Saturday evening, the Balsamic Moon phase begins when the Moon reaches 12 degrees of Leo. This lasts until Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning, when the New Moon in Virgo becomes exact (more on that next week...however, feel free to watch my video on the subject after Sept. 15th) We are being asked to slow down and get quiet, so we can listen to our inner sensing/intuition.
For some of us, this might be a stretch. As best as you can: stay grounded, take a deep breath and exhale any tensions. Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing existing projects or processes.
This is also a great time for letting go of whatever no longer serves us. What if you could hear the voice of your inner wisdom? What might it be saying?
Sunday (Sept. 17th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Friday evening for details).
Sunday very early morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Chiron aspectbecomes exact at 3:17am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Saturday on; it will remain strong until Monday (Sept. 18th). This aspect operates more on an internal level; we feel uneasy about something, sort of awkward and have a choice to make. The internal nature of this demands inner awareness.
The "awkwardness" may be felt in social situations; we may be unsure whether to seek admiration and love, or turn inward to lick old wounds. We must make a choice regarding a personal relationship, a purchase, or our self-image. The good news is, by embracing our own humanity, we might be able to create some healing for ourselves and others.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 25-28 degrees of Leo or Pisces? Or perhaps your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect.
Sunday at 8:55pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 4 hours until 12:52am EDT (Monday very early morning). Use this intuitive time to have fun connecting from the heart. This could also be a great time to express our visions for the future.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Sunday evening ahead of time ;-)
A head's up for next Monday (Sept. 18th): The Moon remains in steady, peaceful Leo until 12:52am EDT (see Friday evening for details). Very early morning, a harmonious Venus/Uranus aspectbecomes exact at 12:27am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Friday evening on; it will remain strong until Wednesday evening. At 12:52am EDT, the Moon moves into Virgo, where it will journey until Wednesday morning.Also on Monday, the Pluto station intensifies in almost 17 degrees of Capricorn.
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