The week of September 10 begins under a bevvy of active aspects. We may rise to the dissipating energies of a gentle and dreamy Moon-Neptune trine only to be jarred by a brief but challenging Moon-Pluto opposition. Be careful not to step on any landmines before brunch.
The sky is full of quincunxes — Vesta-Pluto, Sun-Chiron, and Mars-Saturn — potentially inviting misunderstandings. Although the ever-applying Venus-Juno conjunction in Leo may have us dazzle those around us, equal importance is allocated to key partnerships in our lives. This may be the aspect through which we find tensions mitigated with a greater focus on peace-making over self-promotion.
The Moon enters Leo at 12:36 PM EDT, offering a shift toward bold self-expression as we head into the work week. Monday, September 11 will see Luna’s application to Venus conjoin around 3:30 PM EDT. The Sun-retrograde Chiron quincunx will also ripen around the supper hour, amplifying long-standing emotional aches that have gone unacknowledged. A Moon-Jupiter square perfects at 7:54 PM EDT, heightening desires for emotional release. Try to keep things in perspective!
On Tuesday, September 12, the Moon’s application to a square to retrograde Uranus in Taurus may set the tone for the workday. Our dramatic push toward honest (though perhaps slightly self-aggrandizing) communication may bristle at the powder-keg unpredictability of the planet of chaos and inspiration. Although its apparent backward motion may make for a more interior-focused transit, we ought to prepare for late-morning unpredictability as the square perfects at around 11:05 AM EDT. Thankfully, Pallas Athena, still within orb of a trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, may offer strategic and positive solutions that have us stepping into our personal power.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Luna enters Virgo, where she joins retrograde Mercury, the Sun and Pallas Athena. The co-present energies could have us contemplating how best to approach a demanding day, where the little things simply aren’t our bag. Retrograde Mercury may still have us confronting occasional slip-ups. A brief Moon-Saturn opposition will dissipate as we head into the office, but may have us waking under energies of increased anxiety and worries over how much we have to get done today. Pallas Athena’s ingress into Libra over the lunch hour may see a restoration of focus, lending aid to a Mars that may struggle with direction and motivation.
Wednesday’s mental buzz may get a reality check around the supper hour as Luna conjoins Mercury just after 6:00 PM EDT. With the star of Hermes still retracing its celestial steps, all thoughts may be on how we integrate the lessons of the day and move forward more groundedly, especially after Mercury turns direct later this week. Vesta’s entry into Cancer at 7:23 PM EDT shifts focus to passion projects around the home front for the balance of the year, while its late December retrograde back into Gemini may have us tying up loose ends in various communication, writing, or marketing projects.
Expect a certain lightness to start the day on Thursday, September 14, as the Virgo Moon trines retrograde Jupiter in Taurus around 8:26 AM EDT. While thoughts may be turned to money matters, including more practical pathways towards wealth generation, the fresh Virgo New Moon taking place at the close of the day is sure to shine a constructive spotlight on the Virgoan areas of our lives.
The Virgo New Moon may have us feeling as if we need to get a grip on the little things — the minutiae that may have escaped our notice while the lunation ruler, Mercury, was retrograde. Its apparent backward path may have highlighted all manner of shortfalls and careless mistakes that we were making in our our lives. As the New Moon perfects, Mercury is slowing down to station direct, making this a powerful lunation under which to set intentions for the duration of the lunar month. This isn’t the configuration under which to aspire to big, lofty things or to set stretch goals; rather, this is the lunation that begs practicality to prevail and a focus on incremental improvements.
The opposition this lunation forms to retrograde Neptune in Pisces may help us envision what those changes might look like as the typical planet of illusion seems to be highlighting DISillusion in our lives. What’s working? What isn’t? And where do we stand to make the most impactful changes through tiny tweaks. As Mercury-ruled-Virgo can be all about analysis and efficiency, harness the strong intellectual power of Hermes in placing your life under the microscope and re-evaluating how you parse time and tasks to bring maximum efficiency (and minimal stress!) to your daily life.
With the weekend in sight, Friday, September 15 boasts a direct Mercury and a Moon slipping into balancing Libra. If you’ve been putting off appointments or delaying travel plans, now might be the optimal time to revisit the to-do list with an emphasis on balancing everything that feels out of sync in your life. This may also be an important moment to tend to health matters: everything from annual check-ups to revamping your diet and supplement routine. In short, the kids may be back in school, but Mercury is back to business, so make the most of the next three months before its sea-goat retrograde around the winter holidays.
A Sun-Uranus trine perfects just before bedtime on Friday, potentially inviting an ah-ha moment, which could send us on an inspiring new trajectory. While Uranus’s retrograde may be shaking up the changes that we made to the profile of our material and financial stability, its sometimes-jarring revelations may be masking larger and longer-standing changes that it wants us to make for the sake of our personal freedom. Embrace the ideas, even if you may not feel especially inclined to act on them in the moment.
On Saturday, September 16, the Moon may be making positive changes to re-balancing your energetic baseline as it trines retrograde Hygeia in Aquarius over the lunch hour. You may consider going out on a limb where yoga or meditation classes are concerned — trying something different, or simply taking a more social and community-based approach to your mental well-being. Luna conjoins Mars at 3:53 PM EDT, potentially amplifying any desire to take constructive action in this regard.
As the Moon slips into a sextile with Venus in the early evening, our attention may be turned to relationship matters. Time spent with loved ones may be a much-needed salve for the soul, especially as the benefic square between Venus and Jupiter later that night calls on us to treat ourselves to something that brings joy. In this case, Jupiter tells us to “go big or go home,” so whatever the night beckons you to do, do it with gusto!
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