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How Quickly Would You Like To Heal? -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Sept. 18th - Sun., Sept. 24th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

The beginning of last week was a real challenge... I felt jetlagged, cranky, tired and impatient. No doubt connected to the Mars/Mercury conjunction in Virgo, not to mention it was opposing my natal Mars... 

This week's headline items: early Monday, Mars opposes the degree of the Feb. 26th Solar Eclipse, while Pluto's station intensifies later in the day. On Tuesday, Mercury's shadow phase ends and Venus changes signs. The New Moon in Virgo becomes exact on Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning. The Sun changes signs from Virgo to Libra on Friday, marking the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning (for 4.5 hours), Friday morning (for a little over 4.5 hours), and Sunday very early morning (for 20.5 hours). 

Monday (September 18th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Leo until 12:52am EDT. In the very early morning, a harmonious Venus/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 12:27am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Thursday evening on; it will remain strong until this Wednesday evening. 

This aspect brings a breath of fresh air to our relationships. We have an easier time expressing our uniqueness -- or you could also say: allowing our inner dork, geek, wacko or nerd to come out and play a little more freely. Whatever is in there, we are less afraid to be our authentic selves -- and group activities or shared interests with like-minded people can also be especially fulfilling at this time.

On a financial level, we may gravitate towards investing in the new and unusual -- space travel, radio/sound waves, computers, the internet -- anything like "futuristic" has a chance to be quite popular and in demand. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, because we're likely just "dabbling" -- so, all things being equal, this could potentially be a good couple of days for the stock market indexes :-) 

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 24-29 degrees of Leo, Aries, Sagittarius, or 0-1 degree of Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Aquarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Uranus rules Aquarius) 

Monday at 12:52am EDT, the Moon moves into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Wednesday morning; turning our focus toward the practical and wholesome. We are generous with our time/services and we love to help others. We also have a fondness for science and anything that makes sense in our world -- things and knowledge we can apply and use. 

Health might come also into focus at this time. We notice the parts that make up the whole; this is a great time to see if our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.) align with our long-term goals. 

Monday around 3:28am EDT: Mars opposes the degree of Feb. 26th Solar Eclipse when it reaches 8 degrees of Virgo; it will stay in that particular degree until tomorrow (Tuesday), 9:30am EDT.

We may experience something that resonates back to that time, most likely something to do with our relationship to inner divinity or intuition. We are invited to develop sharp clarity in our decision-making process and to take actions that bring us closer to what truly works for us. 

Observe how this plays out for you today: What are you looking to integrate? What are you most aware of? What actions might clear the way, so you can move forward powerfully with an open heart and clear thinking?

Also on Monday, Pluto station intensifies until Oct. 7th. It will come to a halt on Sept. 28th in almost 17 degrees of Capricorn.

As I mentioned last week Monday already, 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. 10th). 

As best as you can, take a closer look at whatever is "in your face" for the next 3 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. 19th) is quite a full day: the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Monday very early morning for details).

Tuesday early morning, a Sun/Chiron oppositionbecomes exact at 3:32am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Friday evening; it will remain strong until this Friday. This aspect asks of us to create a balance between two poles: on the one hand, our ability to see all the angles and details -- being aware of what works and what doesn't -- and on the other, being able to bring compassion and understanding to each situation. 

Our confidence might not be at its strongest at this time. Oppositions can be acted out within relationships: one person embodies one of the energies, while the other person "holds" the energy of the other pole. When this happens, we sometimes experience the opposition as something that the other person is triggering in us. 

In the case of this particular opposition, it may be someone poking at our wounds, or pointing out our shortcomings -- which brings up our insecurities or secret shame. This may cause us to spin into an emotional place that is not only connected to what is happening in the moment but also connected to our past -- to our childhood. 

If this happens, as best as you can, locate the original pain or wound -- and bring compassion, love, understanding and forgiveness to yourself (and towards your younger Self). Healing can only take place if we are willing to embrace our flaws and love our most vulnerable places. 

Blaming, shaming, attacking and justifying will not heal us faster -- it will cause more pain and suffering, within us and around us. How quickly would you like to heal? 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 23-29 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or SagittariusIf so, you will feel this opposition quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).

As you may recall, on Sept. 5th, when Mercury stationed direct, I mentioned Mercury shadow phases as well: If you want to buy, sell or ship big-ticket items, it's best to avoid the periods shortly before and after Mercury goes retrograde. This is especially true if the items are connected to transportation (cars, plane tickets, etc.) or communication (phone, computer, iPad, etc.) 

The good news is, the Mercuryshadow phase endstoday (Tuesday) at 11:50am EDT. This means that we can finally go ahead and book those plane tickets -- or buy that new car or iPhone (or anything else communication- or transportation-related). We can also more easily take in new information, so teaching, sharing and learning will be more effective. Click here to read my blog on the subject.

Tuesday at 9:15pm EDT, Venus changes signs from playful, fun-loving Leo to detail-oriented, practical VirgoShe will journey through that sign until October 14th. For the next three and a half weeks, our relationships are going to be put under the magnifying glass. We are more likely to want to make our relationships work in real terms. 

We need to feel of service to others; we love to help, especially in a practical, down to earth kind of a way. This might also be a great time to acknowledge the people in our lives who take care of those little, daily details and make our lives easier :-) 

On a social level, we might be more shy during this time -- less confident -- and most likely too busy to uphold our social commitments. On the financial side of things, we may want to invest in our health -- especially around healthy daily routines -- and anything that makes life run more smoothly on a practical level. Things that aren't so practical, sensible and "just plain right" may leave us feeling uneasy.

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra? If so, you will feel more shy and possibly busier than usual for the next 3.5 weeks. Your heart will want to be of service to others. Being healthy and having a healthy partner is important now. If you are a Virgo Sun-sign or Rising-sign, you are going to have more love and beauty in your life for as long as Venus is in your sign.
 
Tuesday late evening, a Mercury/Neptune opposition becomes exact at 11:50pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday evening on; it will remain strong until this Friday. This connection is asking us to balance logic and intuition (left vs right brain). On the one hand, we have strong intuitive connections... on the other, the struggle to focus could lead to confusion or wishful thinking. 

We are more inclined to daydreaming, fantasizing and imagining things; this can lead to some frustrating communications. As best as you can, use this aspect to create spiritual connections -- or something beautiful, imaginative or inspiring to others.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-16 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will feel this opposition quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in  Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

Tuesday is also the last day before the New Moon becomes exact. This is a great day to let go of what no longer serves us. As best as you can, avoid jumping the gun: Rather than launching into brand-new endeavors or connections, wait until a couple of days has passed after the New Moon. 

Some of us might feel a little anxious or nervous today: As best as you can, get quiet and go within… Listen to the silence between the sounds… Find peace in the connection with your innermost and truest Self. 

Wednesday (Sept. 20th): the Moon remains indetail-oriented, practical Virgo until 6:06am EDT (see Monday very early morning for details). 

Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning at 1:30am EDT: the Moon aligns with the Sun in 27 degrees of Virgo, marking the beginning of a new Moon cycle. Feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject

With this New Moon in detail-oriented, practical Virgo, we have the opportunity to learn about being of service. We can also expect to learn more about what it might mean to strengthen our focus on improving daily routines, getting organized, and taking care of health matters. 

This will also be a great time to begin new projects that demand attention to detail, list-making, and taking pride in “small" accomplishments. We might start a new health regimen, perhaps by paying close attention to our diet, we could also set up specific routines that help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways. 

This is all about handling the nitty-gritty details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion, so that we can free our minds of clutter. What would clear the decks? 

Another way to step into the higher vibrations of Virgo: As best as you can, recognize that humility, self-improvement, and being of service bring you closer to your inner divinity and your Soul's path.

Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, is in its own sign at the time of the New Moon; its energy is therefore exalted -- matters of the mind will be experienced more strongly. 

Mercury remains in Virgo until Sept. 29th; this gives us extra time to recognize where we have ignored important symptoms, feelings, or hunches -- and to eliminate the unnecessary and/or dysfunctional.

Ask yourself: What does my mind chatter say? Is it helpful? Can I absolutely prove that what it is saying is true beyond a shadow of a doubt? Does it help me move forward?

Mercury exits its shadow phase the day before the New Moon becomes exact, so we're ready to take in new information and move forward with anything that has been "on hold" since the Mercury retrograde of Aug. 12th through Sept. 5th.

Ask yourself: What in my life is calling out to be resolved? Where am I now able to clearly decide? Where do I still need some more information? 

Mercury and Mars in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces. This configuration is asking us to find a balance between understanding the facts, and heeding our intuitive knowingness. We are being invited to explore beyond the details and put our trust in the universal process and universal timing -- that said, impatience might be part of this Mars/Mercury alignment in Virgo, so allow for some downtime and inner connecting with your inner divinity.

Ask yourself: How can I best connect to the subtle messages of my body and soul? What if I placed the mind in service to those subtle messages? What actions could I take that would connect together the heart and mind energies?

This New Moon is also making an opposition to Chiron in Pisces. We are invited to look at our healing process -- what might be possible if I could see this from more than one vantage point? 

We are being asked to balance two apparently "opposing" drives: on the one hand, for organization and practical improvements in our lives; on the other, the need for emotional and spiritual healing. As best as you can, embrace the way of life that is emerging -- one that is more meaningful and holistic.

We are also invited to pay closer attention to our thinking, and to bring a more holistic approach to our day-to-day functioning. Ask yourself: What needs healing? Forgiveness? Understanding?  

The word “heal” comes from the same root as the word “whole” -- healing reunites what was separated, through acceptance and integration. 

Ask yourself: What cries out to be made whole in my life? How might I connect all the levels of my being -- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual? What if compassion and understanding were the perfect tools? What if "Love" were the ultimate Healer? More about this aspect can be found in Tuesday's entry (Sept.19th)

Saturn in Sagittarius is not only squaring Chiron in Pisces, it's also squaring the Sun and Moon in Virgo -- making it the focal point of a T-square. 

Squares demand a shift in perception and direction. This one is also asking us to find creative solutions that stem from our "inner authority" in connection with what we believe to be true about ourselves and about life -- indeed, what is true or false in general. 

"Slow and steady" wins the race here -- and it's critical to keep checking our beliefs and keeping up our emotional and spiritual connections. As best as you can, be honest with yourself about your own limitations, and your expectations towards others and life in general. 

Ask yourself: What attitudes keep me out of alignment with my own humanity and my world? What if I took a break from convincing others? What if connecting to my inner truth was enough? What might humility do for me?  

This T-square exposes the high price of giving our power to the biggest delusion of all: "we are all separate". 

Of course, in order to heal and feel the interconnectedness of all of life, we have to transcend dogmatism and denial, guilt and blame, martyrdom and victimhood. What might a healthy, realistic approach toward my sensitivities and insecurities look like? The best way to uncover our personal answer to this question is by checking our inner dialog and looking realistically at our conditioning, our attitudes towards life, ourselves, others, society, etc. 

This can start with a set of simple questions: What is true right now? What works? How is that different from what was true 10 or 20 years ago? How can I release "old" dogmas? Could I stop "waiting to be saved"? What role does guilt play in my perception of life? How do I communicate my thoughts to others? Do I actually communicate them? 

Uranus in Aries quincunxes the New Moon: An unexpected turn of events could leave us uneasy or unsettled. One of my favorite sayings comes to mind: "Correct and continue"... The fact is, we might detect nervous or anxious energies moving through ourselves for the next serval weeks...

Ask yourself: If I let myself be really flexible, how flexible could I be? What might taking a deep breath do for me, right now? What needs to be shifted internally, so I can stay open and aligned with my unique, divine Self? 

Jupiter in Libra makes an opposition to Uranus in Aries (it will be exact on Sept. 27/28th). It also makes a "wide orb square" to Pluto in Capricorn.

This combo calls on us to uncover the real issues in our relationships and deal with them authentically; sudden insights or surprises are likely.

Ask yourself: Where do I need to entertain new possibilities when relating to others? What's out of balance? What if I looked at relationship as a mirror? How could my own perceptions of others and assumptions be the cause of my problems within my relationships?

As best as you can, find creative solutions and be completely honest with yourself and others; the best way to achieve this is by the continuous practice of self-care and self-nurturing! The more fully we can take care of our inner life, the more we can authentically and realistically engage with the outside world. It starts with a pair of simple questions: What am I feeling? What do I need?

The more honest we can be, first and foremost with ourselves, but also with others, the more likely we can make the progress we seek on a deep level. As best as you can, check to see if your intentions are inspired or fearful -- remember, deep, authentic love of all that we are will connect us to the Power within. Contrast that with Fear, which causes "Force" or "Walls" to show up -- it is ultimately what disempowers ourself and others. 

Here are some coaching questions to ponder: When I notice that I'm operating from fear or self-protection, could I simply allow myself to be with that, without judgment or criticism -- just simply embracing my own humanity? What might be possible if I was "ok" either way -- with fear, without fear?

Pluto is slowing down ("stationing”)as it prepares to come to a halt on Sept. 28th. We are going to feel a stronger desire to confront our fears (consciously or unconsciously); this might ultimately uncover some of our hidden gifts and strengths. 

We need to ask ourselves: Where am I holding on out of fear? Where are emotional attachments and needs for protection holding me back? If I wasn't coming from fear, what might I be connected to instead? 

The message of this New Moon is loud and clear: When I align my perspective and beliefs to who I am now, I can overcome anything -- I have the strength to do what it takes, be a responsible being in my own right, and keep my mind and heart open in every moment of now... no matter what shows up.

As best as you can, trust that all is well, and you are being led exactly where you need to go. Simplify. Be Mindful. Dedicate yourself to what's important with compassion in your heart! Also feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject

Also, again this month, in connection with the New Moon, my dear friend Krista Mitchell, who is an amazing Spiritual Author, Crystal Teacher, and Mystic, has recorded a Guided Meditation that is custom-tailored to this New Moon's energies. Her Meditations are designed to give you some extra support and guidance for each Lunar cycle and come out twice a month! 

If this resonates, go to Krista's website: www.krista-mitchell.com I have done many guided mediations with Krista, and in my humble opinion, she is TheBest

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 25-29 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this extra-powerful New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month's Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact -- and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase. So this month, the best time to set intentions would be between 6:06am EDT Wednesday morning (Sept. 20th) and 1:30am EDT Thursday night/Friday morning (Sept. 21/22nd).

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), feel free to join my Facebook Fanpage or follow me on twitter. I will be posting reminders on Wednesday and Thursday throughout the day, to let you know when it is time to set your intentions ;-)  

Part of the reason for this is that on Wednesday at 1:30am EDT, we enter a 4.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC), this lasts until 6:06am EDT. Use this intuitive time to simply be still. Connect to your body's wisdom, pamper yourself and others; do your best to articulate for yourself what you need in the moment. 

Surprisingly, this will actually help us get organized in our daily routines -- and of course, it will be a tremendous help in healing our emotional wounds. Finally, as always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow. You may also want to plan Wednesday morning ahead of time ;-) 
 
Wednesday at 6:06am EDT, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Friday afternoon. The energy of the Libra Moon helps us be naturally courteous and diplomatic; we are more polite at this time, as we seek the approval of others. 

We very much want to maintain equal, fair relationships at this time, and are therefore open to making compromises and negotiating. These next two days are a great time for mediation -- but our need for peace and accompanying aversion to direct conflict could pull us to "yes" more easily than we might like. 

We may also be able see both sides of the equation so well that we can't make decisions. As best as you can, find an inner balance with this and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm -- even if it's "No" ;-) One last quick note: this is also a great time for anything to do with visual arts. 

Wednesday after 6:06am EDT, it's time to start setting your Intentions of this Moon cycle. For more details on how to set New Moon Intentions, click here 
 
Wednesday morning, a somewhat challenging Sun/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 6:21am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Monday evening on; it will remain strong until Thursday. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice… so we need to develop inner awareness. Please see the New Moon entry for more...

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 26-29 degrees of Virgo or Aries? If so, you may be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius) 

Thursday (Sept. 21st): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Wednesday morning for details).

Thursday early morning: we are invited to make some internal adjustments. We may want to connect with others, but may also need to tune in to our intuitive inner voice. What do you hear when you get really quiet? 

Friday early afternoon, we may need to make some adjustments and find creative ways to work with the energies at play: On the one hand we need to collaborate with others and play nice, on the other hand, we feel a deep desire to be authentic and truthful about what we want to build long-term. 

Thursday late evening: we have an opportunity to connect with others for collaboration and an exploration of our beliefs about life. 

Thursday all day: If you haven't gotten around to it yet,set your Intentions for this Moon cycle... If possible, align them with the New Eclipse energies that I spoke about in my last video — feel free to watch it again if you are not sure anymore — click here to watch my video on the New Moon  ;-) 


Friday (Sept. 22nd): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 1:40pm EDT (see Wednesday morning for details).

Friday at 9:04am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 4.5 hours until 1:40pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to balance your need for equal and harmonious connections with your drive toward personal passions and a healthy "self-relationship". 

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  ahead of time ;-) 
 
Friday at 1:40pm EDT, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Sunday night/Monday very early morning.We feel things deeply and have "X-Ray Vision" and "Bullshit-Smelling Abilities" ;-)

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever... as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction -- it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It's therefore an excellent time to look at "old" fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas. 

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity -- it's "in or out", "with us or against us", "love me or leave me". It can therefore be stormy -- a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we "work" the energies :-)

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward -- act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, be truly present to the fluctuations of your feelings -- no matter if they're "polite" or "timely". Feelings aren't facts, but they are information -- and heeding them will help you embrace all of who you are. 

Know thyself -- and love thyself -- you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and that's ultimately what disempowers us and others. 
 
Friday afternoon, a harmonious Mercury/Pluto aspectbecomes exact at 2:01pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday on; it will remain strong until Sunday. Our words and our "speaking" are very grounded and realistic. We can feel really empowered by what we say (and how we say it) during this time. Our conviction and passion helps us to connect and empower others.

We are strongly connected to our inner truth and can analyze and understand our motivations around long-term goals. We investigate our own thought structures in a very realistic, focused way, and look to see what needs to be communicated next.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-20 degrees of Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus? If so, you will be even more blessed by this aspect than those who do not; this is also true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio (Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, Pluto rules Scorpio)

Also on Friday, at 4:02pm EDT, the Sun changes signs from practical Virgo to harmony-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Oct. 23rd. This signifies the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere of this planet. The Fall Equinox is a energetic turning point from one season to the next. Equinoxes are super potent times for setting intentions. They are energetic gateways, where we experience the inter-relationship between light and dark, inner and outer, spirit and matter.  

With the Sun entering Libra, we are being called to pay attention to our relationships. Bringing equality, cooperation and balance to our dealings with the world is recommended during this time. We have a keen awareness around issues of justice and we are more likely to take a stand against injustice, especially when it's directed against others. 

However, we also want to keep the peace, so we may use language and our intellect to diplomatically address such issues. We can see all sides of a situation -- and therefore it's not always easy to make the "right" choices. Our desire for harmony is great;  more often than not -- consciously or unconsciously -- we may find ourselves seeking the approval of others.

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Libra Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Libra, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo, you are more aware of the delicate balance that is required internally and externally in your life. 

Saturday (Sept. 23rd): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpioall day (see Friday early afternoon for details).

Saturday early morning, a somewhat challenging Jupiter/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 4:28am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Monday on; it will remain strong until next week Tuesday (Sept. 26th).  

This aspect operates on an internal level: We feel uneasy or awkward, and need to make a choice. We thus need to develop inner awareness around balance, harmony and cooperation. Part of what makes us "uneasy" is that we must also extend this awareness to our inner wounded child. 

There is an emphasis on our societal and individual beliefs around relationships, and on optimistic and excited connection to others. At the same time, we need to find the time for compassionate and loving self-connection -- for healing our emotional and spiritual wounds through an inner awareness of unconditional love and faith.

By remaining flexible and making inner adjustments, we can bring clarity (rather than judgment) to both of those energies, and thereby explore them on a deeper level. What if we directed optimism out to others -- and love and compassion to ourselves?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 25-27 degrees of Libra 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 Sagittarius (Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius)

Sunday (Sept. 24th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Friday early afternoon for details).

Sunday at 3:33am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for 20.5 hours until 12:01am EDT (Monday, Sept. 25th). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others (and with yourself) on an authentic level. Could you permit yourself to trust others and communicate what you observe? 

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 your whole Sunday ahead of time ;-) 

Sunday late afternoon: a Mars/Neptune opposition becomes exact at 3:49pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday evening on; it will remain strong until next week Friday (Sept. 29th). This aspect asks us to find a balance between "doing" and "being". It could be a confusing time if we don't allow intuition to guide us. We may also feel de-energized at times, if we are trying to do too much. 

We may not feel as organized as we think we should be; we may miss things that normally would be pretty obvious to us. We also might have a hard time expressing our anger or asserting ourselves, therefore passive-aggressive behaviors are likely to occur. 

We can lose our bearings during this opposition, so as best as you can, go with the flow, have faith and let your heart guide you -- and have compassion for yourself and others. Selfless service and quiet time will both likely work out well.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-16 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Pisces (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Neptune is the ruler of Pisces)

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A head's up for nextMonday (Sept. 25th): At 12:01am EDT, the Moon moves into Sagittarius, where it will journey until Wednesday early afternoon.Late morning, a challenging Mercury/Saturn aspectbecomes exact at 10:36am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Saturday on; it will remain strong until Wednesday evening (Sept. 27th). More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

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Join me for my next FORECASTING FORUM, on FridayOct. 6th, 2017 at 12pmPT/ 3pm ET/8pm BST (London-time). Please note that we will be talking about Jupiter changing signs from Libra to Scorpio on Oct. 10th and moving through this powerful sign until Nov. 2018, in relationship to our own birth charts.

If you want to know how all of this is going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video presentation. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here 

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Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

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