note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone
This month’s ASTRO CALENDAR lists major planetary placements & patterns, together with movement of the Moon and void of course phases, on a daily basis.
Virgo Season began on 23rd August and continues until the 23rd of this month, when the Sun moves into the 2nd air sign, Libra. September is a solar blend of earth and air elements, which helps us to apply our skills, tools and techniques to negotiating outcomes that can help to make life fairer and more peaceful.
Here are the highlights in this month’s astrological cycles. Invite them to guide and empower your manifestation projects and ask for their assistance when you struggle to cope with the harsher aspects of life on Planet Earth.
1 September Venus in Leo trine Eris in Aries. This supercharged, wonderful warrior woman energy is available to both sexes, provided they are tuned into the full force of their assertive anima. Now is your chance to play the role of a top celebrity who knows exactly what they are worth at the box office because they hit the hot note every time they appear on stage!
3 September Mercury in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries. The urge to expand, to go out and explore is knocking at your door but before you set off into the wild blue yonder, there are certain choices to be made. Rather than trying to pin yourself down to definite decisions in the here and now, it might be best to consider options that offer you the chance to change your mind further on down the line.
3-7 September Ceres in Leo square Uranus in Taurus opposing Saturn in Aquarius. The pride you take in your creative process could be receiving some hard knocks. Rather than allowing the dents they inflict to disappoint or delay you, draw on them to help you face any flaws in your design. This experience will enable you to evolve your project in ways that give it a truly professional cutting edge quality.
This is the perfect time to relish the skills that enable you to get your work done so efficiently and effectively. Enjoy the pleasure of using them. Do not skip the creative satisfaction to be had from carrying out daily tasks like preparing meals, organising your living space or planning your day. This placement of Venus can prompt you to sort out situations which have become somewhat one-sided when it comes to the distribution of labour within your relationships. You do not want to be dumped with all the chores and duties, but neither would you feel comfortable about someone else’s services being taken for granted. Sun Signs most affected: TAURUS, VIRGO, LIBRA
8 September Sun in Virgo trine North Node in Taurus. If you find yourself asking why you are here, what is your purpose, what are you meant to do with your life the answer is very simple. You have come to continue the work of your ancestors, who have been serving this great evolutionary project called Life on Planet Earth on behalf of the Cosmos over generations of time. You are fulfilling the terms of your contract purely by being present. Nothing else is required of you but that you should try to enjoy every single day of the experience!
There could be a sense that your vision has become reality, even though random events have forced you to diverge from the way you expected things would turn out. All the same, you have proved to yourself that you are capable of making dreams come true. There is no room for feelings of regret or doubts about whether specific stages of your manifestation could have or should have been carried out differently. This is not the time to look back through rose-coloured glasses. Nostalgia is not the name of the game. Your creative project is a magical process which must ebb and flow to its own rhythm and dance to its own tune, nourished by your faith that it will come to fruition exactly when and how it is meant to. Any unforeseen upheavals which may have crossed your path will have enhanced rather than detracted from your original image of what would be. Sun Signs most affected: CANCER, VIRGO, PISCES
You have reached a point of re-negotiating something which you may have initiated with eager enthusiasm but that now does not appear to be quite so attractive an option. Remember this is not the right time to confirm your side of an important agreement unless you are sure that you will not regret signing your name on the dotted line. Choices and decisions should be checked and re-checked until your mind is completely clear and convinced that this is the best option for you, at least for the time being. Sun Signs most affected: GEMINI, VIRGO, LIBRA
11 September Sun in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus. It is vital that you recognise and value your work as an evolved soul who volunteered to incarnate in a 3D body so that you could assist the human race at these end of era times, by easing the tough transition from low to higher level consciousness. This unpredictable process allows for wildcards and random mutations that put you in a constant state of readiness to respond which can be very wearing. Be assured you have all the skills you need to fulfil this difficult task. The Cosmos is awarding you top of the range brownie points for a job well done!
16-20 September Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces, trine Pluto in Capricorn. Try not to entertain doubts that undermine your dedication to your work. There are bound to be times when you feel exhausted and teetering on the brink of surrendering to despair. This is when you need to retreat to a place of rest, where your powers will be regenerated and your commitment renewed.
Venus in Virgo square Mars in Gemini, trine Uranus in Taurus. When you are struggling to juggle the items on a diverse timetable, unsure of which one to give your attention to, it may be a good idea to make a sudden change or break in your routine. This could give you the space you need to view your situation from a fresh perspective.
17 September Ceres in Leo trine Eris in Aries. This feisty energy fires your enthusiasm and brings a confident, assertive flavour to the way you present and display your designs. It becomes easier for you to hold your own in competitive situations, as you are not intimidated by what your rivals are doing.
18 September Mercury in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries. Now that Mercury and Jupiter are both moving retrograde, it becomes even less necessary to box yourself into a decision-making process that you are not yet ready to deal with. Grant yourself the freedom to explore a wide variety of ideas and options until you hit upon the one which seems just right for you.
The Sun takes its place in the Air sign that enjoys one-to-one contact and talking things over in order to achieve fairer outcomes. So what could be a better time than the Libra Equinox to re-dress the balance, to prioritise your partnership potential or to admit that it would be wonderful to have a Special Someone by your side. Perhaps they are already sitting there, waiting for you to notice them! If you are lucky enough to be blessed with loved ones in your personal life you could turn your attention to people who are keen to join forces with you on a professional level or to cooperate with you on collaborative projects. Sun Signs most affected: LEO, LIBRA.
Shortly after moving into Libra, the Sun meets up with Mercury Retrograde just as it is about to reverse back into Virgo. This suggests that there are still important details which need to be sorted out before you reach a decision, especially if you are on the brink of negotiating some sort of deal or agreement.
It is always sensible to check and edit your work, especially if you had to hurry through it in the first place. Sifting through detailed data looking for mistakes can be an irksome task, but one which is worth doing as it could serve you well and save you time later on down the line. This is also a processing period, during which you will fully digest information that can enhance the effective use of your current skillset. Sun Signs most affected: GEMINI, VIRGO
24 September Venus in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces. While there is no need to erect a barbed wire fence around yourself it is necessary for your health and sanity to have well-defined boundaries in place, especially when it comes to dealing with persuasive self-pitying types whose mission in life is to convince you to serve their needs.
This is the right time to initiate a new basis for partnership projects. You are looking to co-operate on fifty-fifty equal shares terms, with both parties balancing the amount they give and take. There must be absolutely no sense that the relationship is holding anyone back, or limiting their freedom to expand and explore. On the contrary, any collaboration should encourage the urge to grow beyond existing limits or boundaries while ensuring that a sensible balance between enthusiastic adventuring and rash risk-taking is maintained. Sun Signs most affected: CANCER, LIBRA
26 September Sun in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries. If you want to achieve a constant state of harmony and balance in your life, you must be prepared to compromise when necessary. The moments when you are faced with a choice between doing exactly what you want (regardless of the consequences) and giving way for the greater good of all mark important milestones along your life path. By selecting the second option, you are actually setting up a win/win scenario for everyone involved – including yourself of course!
26 September Mercury conjunct Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Your concentration skills are empowered by this energy pattern, as indeed is your ability to recognise and regenerate resources by transforming them from underrated assets into something really valuable.
28 September Mars in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius. If you have been allowing your energy to dip in and out of a variety of interests it may now be time to get more serious about forming some sort of strategy or action plan. At this stage it makes sense to include some structure, focus and discipline, otherwise your activities will be too scattered and diverse to bring you anything much in the way of successful outcomes in future.
As this placement of Venus in one of the signs she rules definitely has the ability to enhance your personal charm and persuasiveness it can be very helpful if you are hoping to negotiate a fair deal, especially if you are trying to get others to agree with your side of the situation. Play your cards right and you could end up forming a mutual admiration society, with everyone offering support and appreciation for one another’s contribution. If you are having problems with procrastination, this is the ideal setup for getting the kind of second opinion which could help you to come to a clear decision. Sun Signs most affected: TAURUS, LIBRA
As goddess of the harvest, Ceres feels very much at home in Virgo which is all about the rewards you reap when your hard work pays off. Ploughing through a list of chores and duties can feel very pointless, especially when you know you will have to repeat the process on a daily basis. But this is the basic stuff of life on Planet Earth. The regular, rhythmical routine of a succession of small tasks that keep the wheels turning and everything running smoothly. Ask Ceres for the gift of gratitude which will help you see the true fertility and fruitfulness within each tiny detail of your everyday existence. Sun Sign most affected: VIRGO
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